Ivan Chai - wild tea from Estonian meadows

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Ivan Chai is widely known and much loved across Eastern Europe, but is almost unknown in this country. What a pity.

Completely caffeine free, Ivan chai is made from the leaves of fireweed (also called as willow herb or rosebay willow herb). 

We source our Chai from Katya's homeland - Estonia, where we work with Natalya who forages for the leaves each summer, then ferments them for 48 hours for the dark and smoky flavour.

Flavour notes: grassy, floral, smooth. Unlike many 'herbal' teas, Ivan Chai has a lot of depth and tannins, so it tastes like black tea. 

"Чюдо, а не чай! Просто влюбилась" "This tea is pure miracle! I've completely fallen in love with it!" - Dasha, one of our regular customers.

Size: 25 gr or approx. 25 portions.

Health benefits:

  • Very high levels of iron
  • Caffeine free and non-addicting
  • Builds immunity
  • Normalises blood pressure
  • Balances digestive health
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves energy levels
  • Supports the kidneys and urinary system
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Relieves migraines and tension headaches
  • Prevents cavities

How to drink: put 1-2 tea spoons of the leaves into a pot (for 1-2 people), pour boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes. 

Ivan Chai can be re-brewed, so pour more hot water into the same pot throughout the day and continue enjoying for 24-48 hours.

Allergens: none.