This spring, our friend Gina, owner of San Francisco-based swimwear line Nu Swim, asked us to create a special sun tea; something bright and fresh and evocative of summer feelings. Collaborations with our friends and other like-minded businesses is one of our favorite things, so we quickly jumped on the idea. We had a handful of inspirational meetings, tasted different botanicals, and gradually refined the formulation to its final composition - a blend of bergamot flower, rose, sage, tarragon and thyme. This herby / floral blend is as delicious as it is beautiful, including whole blossoms and leaves from farms in Northern California. We recommend infusing this tea in sunlight, as per Gina's original inspiration, then pouring over ice or chilling overnight. Each ingredient was chosen for its potency, flavor and medicinal quality.
bergamot flower - cools heat and inflammation, a calming herb for the nerves
rose - soothing, heart opening, mildly astringent and tonifying, cooling to the body
sage - eases heat and dryness in the body, regulates body temperature
tarragon - rich in vitamins and minerals, has a calming affect, can help relieve anxiety
thyme - improves feelings of wellbeing
Flower Sun Tea is available in 1 oz rice paper pouches, on our web shop or through Nu Swim. So go enjoy the sun. On your skin and in your cup.