benefits of teko teas

Teko teas are Icelandic tea blends that contain herbs such as wild thyme, birch leaves, Icelandic moss, sweet cicely, and meadowsweet. Wild thyme, Icelandic moss and sweet cicely have antimicrobial effects and have compounds that act on the respiratory system to alleviate breathing problems, cold and cough as well as the digestive system to relieve stomach upset. Wild thyme has also been shown to have anti-tumor properties. Birch leaves are rich in vitamin C and are excellent to treat infections of the urinary tract. Meadowsweet has diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Botanicals

Blodberg – Wild Thyme – Blodberg’s delicate purple-pink flowers can only be picked when blooming, during the short two weeks of spring. The flowers bring soft floral tones to this Icelandic tea blend.

Kerfill – Sweet Cicely – Spanarkerfill, or sweet cicely, grows wild in the Icelandic lowlands. Spanarkerfill brings the flavors of anise and licorice to this Icelandic tea blend.

Fjallagras – Iceland Moss – Fjallagras was vital for the survival of the Icelandic nation through the centuries, providing vital nutrients in harsh winters. Fjallagras brings salty oceanic tones to this traditional Icelandic tea.

Birki lauf – Birch Leaves – The birch is Iceland’s only native forest tree. For centuries, we have harvested the virgin leaves in spring. The birch leaves give a unique peppery taste to this traditional Icelandic tea.

Mjadjurt – Meadowsweet – Mjadjurt grows scented white flowers and is found in grassland, forests and swamp areas in Iceland. Mjadjurt brings earthy spice tones to this Icelandic tea blend.

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