It can never hurt to stock up some honeysuckle tea as this Chinese herb works effectively against a cold or flu according to Chinese medicine.
Where is honeysuckle tea from?
Honeysuckle tea, also known as 'Jin Yin Hua' (金银花) is a herb native to China, Japan, and Korea, but now grown all over the world. Due to the high popularity of this herb in China, it's not always easy to find high quality stock. The Teasenz team travelled straight to the source, situated in Yuanyang village in Henan province, to hand-pick only the highest grade available.
The latin term for our honeysuckle specie is 'Lonicera Japonica,' which is the generally consumed in China and applied in traditional Chinese medicine practice.
This Chinese herbal tea is very forgiving when it comes to brewing. Simpy add 2 or 3 grams of honeysuckle in your mug and steep it with hot water for about 2 minutes before you take a sip. The good news is that the flowers can at least be steeped for another round. For the second steep, increase the brewing time to 4 minutes.
Honey, lemon and mint!
Who says healthy herbs are boring? What many people don't know is that the tea liquor derived from honeysuckle is actually an excellent base for a delicious moroccan mint (but better!). Simply steep honeysuckle together with some mint leaves based on the brewing guide above.
Based on personal preference one can sweeten the tea with honey or squeeze some lemon in the tea for additional flavor. Honey is especially recommended if you are planning to make an iced tea. The flowery aroma and honey flavor are a perfect match!
How do I detox with wild honeysuckle tea?
Wild Honeysuckle tea can help to clean the body by flushing out harmful toxins that accumulate over time.When toxins are released from the body, the immune system is boosted and energy levels are increased. The wild honeysuckle herb has been praised for its detoxifying and medicinal properties. Moreover, it has been used to treat a variety of ailments, such as ulcers, sore throats, fevers and infections. One can easily detoxify and improve overall health by sipping some tasty wild honeysuckle tea.
Why is honeysuckle tea so popular in China?
Honeysuckle tea is powerful in battling a variety of ailments, and is very soothing. Since it clears heat, the tea is used to fight fevers, ulcers, sore throats, and skin infections. Honeysuckle is an excellent way to cool and detoxify the body naturally.
In addition, the tea offers relief from nausea, respiratory issues, headaches, and harmful bacteria. The tea is strong in reducing these afflictions because it is full of vitamin C, salicylic acid, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and other essential nutrients.
Many people enjoy the slight vanilla taste to honeysuckle tea, and the scent is so pleasant that the herb is sometimes used in aromatherapy.
|Steeping time||4-5 min|
|Steeping temperature||100 °C - 212 °F|
|Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot||2-5 gram|
|Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz)||2.5 tbsp|
|Tea Caffeine Content||caffeine free|
|Tea Region||Yuanyang Village|
|Tea in Chinese||金银花|