bbong-ip cha (뽕잎차) = mulberry leaf tisane
Caffeine Free, like all tisanes, the Mulberry Leaf steeps a deep green infusion. The longer it is left to steep, the color becomes a deeper, moss green.
When drinking this mild herbal infusion, you can feel the tisane soothingly coat the stomach and warmth entering the center of the body. At Hankook Tea, we process our mulberry leaf tisane as we would our Jaksul Cha (green tea). The mellow notes of toasted grains with a hint of sweetness. will remind you of the steadfast and reassuring friendships with bosom friends who have laughed and cried with you throughout the times.
Research shows that mulberry leaves contain about 10 vital components that help to lower blood pressure levels and aid in preventing and controlling diabetes. These leaves have a high content of rutin (strengthens capillary vessels) and gaba (lowers blood pressure), both which have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent cerebral apoplexy, hypertension and arteriosclerosis, among other things.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Especially found in the yellow part and the fruit of the Chrysanthemum flower is high amounts of B carotene. The liver converts B carotene into Vitamin A, which has been found to be helpful in treating skin problems, increasing immunity, postponing the aging process and preventing age-related blindness.*
Chrysanthemum is also a great source of other nutrients, such as Vitamin B (including choline, folacin, niacin and riboflavin), Vitamin C and minerals (like calcium, iron, magnesium, adenine, amino acids and glycosides).*
Some health benefits found linked with these nutrients and minerals found in the chrysanthemum include the following*:
– Antiviral properties help relieve congestion due to viral infection
– Calm down the nerves
– Detoxify the liver
– Ease discomfort from high body temperature (slight toothache, throbbing gums, etc.)
– Ease giddiness
– Ease heaviness in head during cold
– Help digestion with taken with food (especially oily foods)
– Help with treatment of coronary artery disease, blocked arteries and even varicose veins
– Lower cholesterol level
– Reduce body heat from illness and heat stroke (natural coolant)
– Relieve sinusitis discomfort
– Stimulating properties help alert senses and rejuvenate brain
– Relieve sore throat
– Relieve redness, itchiness, dryness in eyes and lighten dark spots around the eye area
– Strengthen lungs and provide relief in respiratory problems (like shortness of breath)
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.; Resource: http://www.bewellbuzz.com/wellness-buzz/10-health-benefits-chrysanthemum-tea/
gukhwa cha (국화차) = chrysanthemum blossom tisane
Caffeine Free, like all tisanes, the Chrysanthemum Blossom steeps a bright golden infusion. The color of the liquor reflects its sunny flavor profile – crisp and clear with a delicate hint of mint.
These small, golden blossoms are found in a small, southern region of South Korea. As with most flowers, chrysanthemum has some level of toxicity and contains allergens. To get rid of these impurities (and make it safe to eat/drink), the flowers are cleansed and dried. (Hankook Tea’s Chrysanthemum Blossom Tisane is cleansed with a mix of jujube, licorice roots, salt, ginger and ginseng.)
These little golden blossoms are commonly used by Asian herbalists as a cure for headache and dizziness. An infusion of chrysanthemum is perfect for people who have strained and fatigued eyes. Also, a perfect home remedy for coughs and slight fevers.*
Enjoy the beauty of Spring at any time as you watch the blossoms bloom in your cup.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.;
Tisane is the French term for aromatic or herb-flavored tea. An herb is a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody; such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like.
In other words, anything that does not come from the camellia sinensis (tea plant) cannot technically be called “tea”. The correct terminology for these types of herbal “tea” would be tisane or herbal infusion.
These are 100% caffeine-free.
Caffeine is only found in a handful of things on Earth – coffee bean, tea leaf (camellia sinensis), kola nut (used to make soft drinks like cola) and the cocoa bean (used to make chocolate).
Yes, all tea contains at least some level of caffeine. We will go into more detail about how caffeine found in tea is different than caffeine found in other products in another article.