Native of Europe, Vervain is extensively cultivated in other countries. Vervain, also known as Verbena, has long been credited with magical properties and was used in ceremonies by the Romans, Druids of ancient Britain and Gaul. It is a traditional h... *
Vervain (Verbena) Blue Tea "I really like this tea, whieh is almost impossible to find in the US, although readily available in Europe. Yours is reasonably priced and quite good." -- Mark
Native of Europe, Vervain is extensively cultivated in other countries. Vervain, also known as Verbena, has long been credited with magical properties and was used in ceremonies by the Romans, Druids of ancient Britain and Gaul. It is a traditional herbal health in both China and Europe.
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Anita Alger - April 28, 2006, 17:15
Is this tea naturally caffeine free?
ZooScape Moderator - May 1, 2006, 16:42
Yes! All vervain (or verbena) is naturally caffeine-free. In fact, it is sometimes used for its sedative effects. While vervain, like many other bitter plants, is used as a digestive aid or appetite stimulant, many people find it useful for insomnia. Vervain has also been used for menstrual complaints and by nursing mothers to stimulate the flow of breast milk.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
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I really like this tea, whieh is almost impossible to find in the US, although readily available in Europe. Yours is reasonably priced and quite good.
-- January 3, 2006
Hard to find tea, easy to get
I really like Verbena tea, it has very calming properties, which is sold in Europe everywhere. Almost imossible to find in the U.S. so it is a joy that Zooscape carries it. I am also much happier with Zooscape delivery process, last year the shipping info was hit or miss, this time...smooth, just like the tea. [Editor: Very pleased you like the tea! And I am happy to hear you find our delivery information better - our engineers revamped the system last year, and I agree with you - the results are bang-on now and thus much more useful!]
-- March 17, 2006
great tea, very relaxing
Tea tastes pretty decent and is really relaxing. Definitely taking this to work with me for those stressful days.
-- November 3, 2011
No problems with order received. Tea is delicious!
-- April 18, 2007
Almost as good as loose tea I was served at classy French restaurant in DC and since I don't do loose tea at home it is the best I could have hoped for!
-- May 30, 2007
I first experienced Vervain tea onboard a flight to Paris in 2002. I have searched extensively since that time to purchase it here in the states. I finally found it at ZooScape and ordered it. It meets my expectations perfectly. It is more calming than Camomille. I have shared it with friends and family and they love it as well.
-- June 13, 2007
Verbena Blue tea vs: real Vervaine!
I use Vervain (Verbena) Blue Tea because I cannot find the real French vervaine in North America. It's quite good, but somehow does not equal the real vervaine that I find in France.
[Editor: Our pure vervain is verbena officinalis, which is the same as what is also known as 'French Vervaine'. However, Vervain is sometimes blended to provide more of a Lemon scent - I suspect this may be the variation you experienced in France.
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-- March 31, 2007
My order came very quickly, and I like that the vervain is not flavored with lemon and the teabags are sturdy. But I was disappointed that it is much more bitter than the vervein tea I had enjoyed at a French resort in Tunisia.
-- August 31, 2010
The Verbena tea was a bit bitter. Not smooth like some other Verbena I have had.
[Editor: You probably had Lemon Verbena in the past, which we also carry. This product is straight herbal Verbena.]
-- February 11, 2010
tea that helps
I bought the tea for my husband for his arthritis and muscle spasms, and after the first week of drinking he felt the difference. No more muscle spasms or foot cramps after a long day of work. I ordered this tea 3 times and plan to order more.
-- January 22, 2013
-- June 17, 2005
I was really optimistic about this tea but it is not that great. I have found that some Vervain teas have a bitter bite to them, including this one. In my opinion the best quality Vervain does not have a bitter taste. I guess I'll keep looking.
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