DETAILS: Originally launched in late 2011 for the holidays, our original Blackbird tea THE MOON was a staple of any Blackbird fanboy/fangirl's cupboard. This tea perfectly represents the Blackbird palette with it's unusual combination of smoky and bright herbal notes precisely balanced to be enjoyed hot or cold, year round.
Blackbird tea doesn't smell like other teas, and it doesn't taste how it smells. For initial inspiration, we went with Lapsang Souchong, a Chinese tea known for its distinct smokey flavor. Lapsang Souchong picks up this flavor from a unique drying process in which the lapsang leaves are smoke-dried over pinewood fires. To this base, we've added a blend of herbs that taste great while supporting focus and mental clarity.
Next in our recipe are Gotu Kola and Tulsi basil, both prized rejuvenative herbs in India. They act as daily nervous system tonics by helping the body adapt to stress, improve focus, and elevate mood. Gotu Kola is used to improve memory, as well as reduce anxiety and mental fatigue. Peppermint is also added, known for its calming effects on the nervous system, as is licorice, which is a strong liver protector and detoxifier.
Our tea comes packaged in a dark violet, almost black glass reusable jar with phenolic cap that drastically reduces decomposition. When you are done with the tea, store other teas, herbs or pencils in this jar. It's a good thing.
INGREDIENTS: Lapsang Souchong, Mint, Licorice, Gotu Kola, and Tulsi
NET WT. 2 oz.