This herb was known to the ancients as 'triphyllon' and 'triolium' after its three leaves joined at the stem; the trinity of which was once considered evidence of the divine powers of this herb. In an old herbal publication, Red Clover was described as being "God's greatest herbal blessing to mankind."
Brewing a bright green cup, with the sweet scent of fresh-cut hay, Red Clover makes a great tea with many time-honoured benefits.
- Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using spring or filtered water.
- Be sure to relax! Some of the most enjoyable aspects of tea are the calmness and ritual that surround it.
- This is a delicate herb and is more potent when exposed to high temperatures for a short period of time. So that your tea has its maximum medicinal properties and flavour, be sure that your water is at a rolling boil when you pour it over your teabags.
- If you desire a medicinal tea, be sure to use one tea bag per cup of boiling water, cover and steep for 7-12 minutes. This is known as the infusion method.
- If you desire a pleasure tea or quick brew, use one tea bag per cup of hot water. Pour water over tea bags, cover, and let steep 3 to 5 minutes to taste.