Our plan has always been to create the healthiest tea blends on the market that are 100% natural and only using organic ingredients. To do this we needed to decide what tea leaf we would use and what ingredients we would blend it with.
We conducted extensive research on all the different types of tea you could find, and we found the most pure, most antioxidant rich tea of them all is of course the incredible silver needle white tea. We located a gorgeous tea plantation in Sri Lanka that abides by 'fairtrade' standards and that could promise us a good shipment of their organic silver needle harvest each year. Step one completed.
Next was to decide on the ingredients, we already knew where they would come from we just didn't know what ingredients we would use. Being based in the Swedish countryside we have an absolute abundance of edible berries and flowers growing in the woods surrounding us, so we headed for the woods to see what we could find.
Raspberries, blueberries, lingonberries, rosehip, wild roses, elderflower, ahh the list goes on! We are ridiculously lucky to have such incredible super foods growing wild in our backyard!
After having decided that we would create 4 seasonal blends, each blend really had to smell and taste like each Swedish season, and also had to give extra goodness to the bodies needs during each seasonal change.
+ SUMMER: We pick blueberries, elderflower, strawberries and roses for the Summer blend, it is a sweet taste that is fruity and fresh and works perfectly as an iced tea, which is just what the body craves during the warmer months.
+ AUTUMN: We pick rosehip, raspberries and lingonberries for the Autumn blend, these berries are loaded with Vitamin C and with the tough Swedish winter just around the corner it is the right time to load up on the C to build the immune system before the cold arrives.
+ WINTER: We pick apples, blueberries and add ginger and cinnamon to the Winter blend, the taste is comforting with the heat from the ginger and the sweetness from the berries combined with the 'apple pie' feeling from the apple and cinnamon. This blend is loaded with nutrients to keep your immune system strong during the extremeties of the Swedish winter.
+ SPRING: We pick pear, roses and lavender for the Spring blend, it is floral and calming, designed to be a sweet and relaxing cup that will soothe your body after the rough winter.
We add a pinch of dried, ground vanilla bean to all of our blends to help enhance the natural sweetness of the fruits and flowers.
*Please note that not all ingredients are handpicked by us every year, there is a lot depending on the weather if the ingredients are plentiful or not. We harvest as much as we can every year, then after that we locate our organic dried goods from reliable eco-friendly companies within Sweden.