What’s in our herbal teas and culinary mix?
We use German chamomile because of its natural sweetness and delicate flavour. It is beautiful on its own and makes a wonderful relaxing drink at bedtime or whenever you feel a bit stressed. Used tea bags also make the most wonderful eye pads to soothe tired eyes.
We use a refreshing blend of three different varieties of mint including peppermint, garden mint and spearmint. Mint herbal tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, after a meal or even as a soothing evening drink before bedtime.
Fennel is a highly aromatic and flavoursome herb of the carrot family. Its taste is often compared to that of anise. We use the seeds which are a rich source of B vitamins as well as calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.
Rose hip contains the seeds of the rose plant and is naturally rich in vitamin C. Once dried, it has the most delightful, sweet flavour combined with a slightly sirupy texture.
Its distinctive, zingy citrus taste is at once refreshing and soothing. Like Chamomile tea, it is caffeine-free and is known for its calming properties. But we simply love it for its delightful, unique flavour. One to enjoy on a lazy afternoon or before bedtime.
Another plant with “lemon” in its name, however Lemon Balm has a milder lemon aroma than Lemon Verbena and is ideally paired with a variety of other herbs such as Peppermint and Spearmint. It is also the main ingredient in our Islands Spicy Delight and Spicy Christmas teas.
Fresh, invigorating, stimulating, it is a summer essential to any mediterranean dish and any meat dish. Used for its anti-inflammatory and digestive qualities, it has also been reputed to aid memory throughout the centuries.
A Mediterranean native that grows readily in our climate. We love it for its unique scent and multiple known health benefits. It is one of the main ingredients in our culinary mixed dried herbs and salt.
A flavoursome cousin of Marjoram that grows freely in our garden, attracting the bees who seem to love it every little bit as much as we do.
Little known shining star of the aromatics, savoury, or Sariette in French, is one of the ingredients of the iconic Herbes de Provence. Quite peppery in flavour, it adds a je ne sais quoi of spiciness to our own culinary blend.
We love it for its natural sweetness and awesome flavour. It is the ideal partner to Thyme, Rosemary and Oregano.
Calendula is much more than just a wonderful splash of colour in the garden. Fresh, it can be added to salads. Once dried, it gains a pleasant smoky, saffron-like quality. A little ray of sunshine.