Ivan Chai - wild tea from Estonian meadows
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.
- 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.