Sencha, one of the types of green tea that we use, is also called the "royal variety of green tea." It unites the most positive traits of the green tea plant and has a fresh, distinctive taste.
Lemon grass contains essential oils and has a strong, lemony-fresh taste. The origins of this plant from the family of grasses that is primarily used in the Asian kitchen are still unclear to this day.
This "royal plant," as the Ancient Greeks called basil, came to northern Europe in the 12th century. It has a wonderfully spicy aroma, which is ideally featured in both Mediterranean cuisine and freshly brewed tea.
Dandelion is among the best-known and most widespread wild plants. It thrives almost anywhere that allows it to sprout its bright yellow composite in the direction of the sky. Its leaves taste extremely aromatic: Subtly tart and slightly bitter, they are excellently suited for salads and smoothies. They are obviously also appropriate for delicious teas.
Hops is a climbing plant that grows up to 10 m in height . In the wild, it primarily grows at the edge of forests, in clearings and on bushes. Its greenish-yellow cones are ready to be harvested at the end of August. They taste slightly bitter and subtly tart.
Bees love its nectar-rich fruit, and human beings appreciate the spicy-fresh, lemony taste of its leaves. In the Middle Ages, lemon balm was so highly valued that it had to be cultivated in every European monastery garden per decree.