Greek Sea Buckthorn (Evros, Thrace)
Known as Hippophaes in Greece (pronounced "e-pof-i-es"), it means “bright horse”. This amazing native herb, a virtual superfood, earned its moniker in the days of Alexander the Great (circa 350 BC), from the reviving effects it had when he and his men would feed it to horses that were wounded in battle.
Origin: Evros, Thrace, Greece
Species: Hippophae rhamnoides
Sourcing: Hand grown in the Evros delta
Amount: 40g (1.4oz)
Servings: Approximately 25 ($0.44 per serving)
Organic: EU certified - DIO
ORAC 5.0 antioxidant value: 6,800 per 10oz serving
Polyphenols: 127mg per 10oz serving
Nutrients/phyto-nutrients: Omega 3,6,7 and 9, Ellagic acid, Pantothenic acid, Folic acid, Quercetin, Riboflavin, Pyrdoxamine and Cyanocobalamin
Bioanalytical testing performed by Brunswick Labs
Naturally caffeine free
Tasting notes: Brews to a beautiful amber tone, with an earthy/savory flavor, perhaps a bit like a cross between traditional black tea and rooibos
Bring 10 oz of water to a boil, add about 1 tablespoon of leaves, let them swirl a bit, remove from heat, and allow to steep for 5-7 minutes. Strain into a cup and enjoy!
You can also use a tea ball or an infuser pot.
Robust, earthy, and tannic
Klio always delivers on top-notch quality leaves for their teas, I got this one in a bundle and I figured I should try it. This tea is very reminiscent of traditional black tea in terms of flavor, very earthy and robust. If you want a non-caffeinated alternative to black tea that's packed with antioxidants, look no further than sea buckthorn.
It is great. Healing and restorative.
This tea is a little too earthy for me. I've made it work by brewing tea using a smaller amount of leaves and adding a black tea bag as well which dilutes the earthiness enough to be enjoyable while still getting some of the health benefits. I use it to make ice tea.
This tea was delicious. A hint of sweetness, almost like I had put a little bit of honey. I prefer my herbal teas plain, however, and this was a delightful afternoon tea.
An excellent tea
I brew my own roasted hulled barley tea and this tea is pretty close to that. Kind of earthy at first but it grows on you and you get used to it. A very healthy and enjoyable tea.