A lively and distinct biodynamic Darjeeling green tea with organic ginger pieces. Great for digestion.
Ginger: Ginger is commonly used to treat various types stomach ailments, including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, diarrhea, nausea caused by cancer treatment, nausea and vomiting after surgery, as well as loss of appetite. Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain.
What Does Biodynamic Mean?
Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system. One of the first modern ecological farming systems, it emphasizes a sustainable approach to agriculture.
Biodynamics has much in common with other organic approaches – it emphasizes the use of manures and composts and excludes the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. Methods unique to the biodynamic approach include an emphasis on integrating farm animals, the cultivation of crops, and the care of the land, the use of fermented herbal and mineral preparations as compost additives and field sprays, an emphasis from its beginnings on local production and distribution systems using local breeds and varieties and the use of an astronomical sowing and planting calendar.
History of Darjeeling Tea
During the British Raj, Darjeeling’s temperate climate led to its development as a hill station for British residents seeking to escape the summer heat of the plains. The development of Darjeeling as a sanatorium and health resort proceeded briskly. Arthur Campbell, a surgeon with the Company, and Lieutenant Robert Napier were responsible for establishing a hill station there. Campbell’s efforts to develop the station, attract immigrants to cultivate the slopes and stimulate trade resulted in a hundredfold increase in the population of Darjeeling between 1835 and 1849. The first road connecting the town with the plains was constructed between 1839 and 1842. In 1848, a military depot was set up for British soldiers, and the town became a municipality in 1850. Commercial cultivation of tea in the district began in 1856, and induced a number of British planters to settle there.
Unlike most Indian teas, Darjeeling is normally made from the small-leaved Chinese variety of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis, rather than the large-leaved Assam plant (C. sinensis var. assamica). Traditionally, Darjeeling tea is made as black tea; however, Darjeeling oolong and green teas are becoming more commonly produced and easier to find, and a growing number of estates are also producing white teas.
Green Tea and Your Health
Learn about all the health benefits of green tea, from cancer prevention, cardiovascular health, weight loss, diabetes prevention, Alzheimer’s treatment, and more! Find out how green tea can improve your health here!
I was hoping for more ginger and less green tea. I’m still playing with the amount of tea to make an enjoyably drinkable cup. Using much less tea than expected–otherwise it’s far too bitter. Even with less than 1tsp per cup, I’m having a hard time liking this blend…and as a huge ginger fan, I have yet to sense any ginger in my tea. Will keep trying, perhaps the ginger settled to the bottom of my bag. After three attempts, this is not my favorite tea.
This is one of my favorite teas to have after a meal. The ginger helps digestion, and its a great flavor. The ginger flavor isn’t overpowering. With a 2 minute steep, the brew tastes perfect.
Catlin Wellness And Nutrition –
A friend turned me onto this tea last year and now it’s my everyday, go to tea. Love the flavor and the fact that green tea is filled with antioxidants. I recommend this tea to all my clients, helping many transition off of coffee. This is a much better alternative. Thank you!!
Maria (verified owner) –
I love this tea so much that I start to get nervous as I am running low. I make a large pot in the morning and drink it throughout the day. I make sure to brew this at the lower temperature and shorter steep time needed for green tea and it comes out perfectly every time. I have tried many green teas over the years and this is one of my favorites. The health benefits of drinking this tea are an added bonus to a fabulous tasting tea!