Sunflower is part of our Detox herbal tea Collection
The sunflower ( helianthus annuus ) is a summer annual best known for its large daisy-like flowers which can produce several hundred seeds each. The name is derived from the the Greek words helios (sun) and anthos (flower). The reason for this name is that the flowers are heliotropic; they bend towards the sun.
The sunflower is the symbol of the sun god because at dawn it starts to turn its flowers toward sunrise. In Greek mythology, the sunflower came to be because of a water nymph who was in love with the sun god Apollo. When he did not return her affections, she watched him from dawn to dusk, and soon her hair transformed into golden petals; her face, into the center of the flower, and her body, into the stem. The sunflower is often used as a symbol of green ideology. It is now the symbol of the Vegan Society.
Native Americans are believed to have used the sunflower for more than 3000 years before the plant was introduced in Europe in the 16th century. Mayans worshiped the sunflower as a symbol of light and fertility and drank tea made of its leaves and ate the seeds, stems, leaves and petals. Today, the plant grows in many areas including Europe and Central America.
With its bright yellow petals, the beautiful sunflower plant is a great treat to the eyes, and often used in gardens, summer bouquets, decorations and crafts such as soaps, candles and potpourri. Sunflower petals produce a natural food dye ranging from golden yellow to orange colors. The seeds are the most consumed part of the plant, but flower petals, leaves and stems are also edible. Sometimes sprinkled on salads, sunflower petals can also be infused into a golden tea or used in the bath as their sunny appearance makes a lovely contribution to most any creation.
Ingredients & Tasting Notes
Ingredients: organic sunflower petal, organic marigold flower, osmanthus flower, peach, organic dandelion leaf, organic milk thistle root, natural peach flavor.
Our sunflower blend is bursting with juicy peach flavor. This herbal tea will quench your thirst, but will have you longing for more ! Caffeine free, you can enjoy it without restraint anytime of the day.
The peach flavor of our Sunflower herbal tea comes from peach of course, but also from a flower called sweet osmanthus. Native to Asia, sweet osmanthus is a golden-yellow flower renowned for its unforgettable fragrance reminiscent of peach and apricot. In Asia, it is infused with green or black tea leaves, to create a highly praised aromatic tea. Discover our sweet osmanthus flower mixed with sunflower and rekindle the irresistible taste of peach !
This herbal tea is made from wholesome and authentic ingredients, with no added artificial flavors, sugars, colors or preservatives. Our premium ingredients are sorted, blended, bagged and packaged by hand.
Color of the infusion
The sunny color of our sunflower infusion comes from the natural pigments of our flowers. We do not add any coloring! Color your world and discover the magic of nature !
This herbal tea is delicious hot or iced - and even reheated the following day!
With tea bag
One sachet is good to infuse a whole tea pot of 2-4 cups (300-600 ml); to your taste. We recommend that you infuse the tea bag only once to enjoy the natural colors that will be released with the first infusion.
Infuse 1 sachet in 300-600 ml of freshly boiled water for 5-10 min. Make sure to keep tea covered while steeping so that the health promoting essential oils don't evaporate. When it is to your taste, remove the tea bag and serve. If you have any leftover, just refrigerate and reheat gently the following day.
With loose tea
Before scooping, shake your FloralTea tin upside down to blend, for perfect taste and color from one cup to the next.
Scoop 1-2 g of blend per cup; to your taste. Infuse in freshly boiled water for 5-10 min. When it is to your taste, filter and serve. If you have any leftover, just refrigerate and reheat gently the following day.
Follow the above instructions for hot tea, and then refrigerate before serving. You can freeze a portion in ice cubes and use them instead of regular ice cubes to keep your tea iced cold without diluting the taste when the ice cubes are melting. If you have any leftover, just refrigerate again and serve cold the following day.
Our Sunflower herbal tea blend is available in silky pyramidal sachets, overwrapped in 2 box sizes: small ballotin of 1 sachet and large ballotin of 12 sachets. The ballotins are showcasing watercolor paintings of sunflowers in bloom, in a delightful tulip box design.
The paintings were made by Frances Kennedy, a prolific local artist who dedicated her career to capturing the quintessential beauty of flowers.
Packaged in their ravishing signature box, all our Sunflower herbal tea sachets make great gifts to offer or to offer oneself.
Our Sunflower blend is also available as loose tea. This product comes in pretty metal tins, heavy duty and reusable, and biodegradable refill bags to recharge your FloralTea tin. Convenient, economical and eco-friendly, our loose tea products are the perfect solution for eco-responsible everyday consumption.
Sunflower is part of our Detox Collection. This herbal tea blend is bursting with medicinal plants that are renowned for their digestive and detox benefits, such as milk thistle seed, dandelion leaf, marigold flower and sunflower petals.
Milk thistle is the main plant used in phytotherapy to detoxify, protect and stimulate cell renewal of the liver. Milk thistle treats hepatitis, jaundice, cirrhosis and other liver ailments. Recent research has confirmed the traditional knowledge of herbalists regarding the remarkable impact of this plant to counter the detrimental effects of alcohol and other toxic substances on the liver. Clinical tests have demonstrated that silymarine, a substance contained in milk thistle seeds, protects the liver against the harmful effects of alcohol and other toxic substances. In case chemotherapy is prescribed for cancer, milk thisle even abates the noxious effects on the liver and helps dissipate side effects of the treatment faster.
Dandelion leaf is a digestive tonic that stimulates bile production and facilitates elimination of toxins. It purifies the blood, liver and gall bladder. It effectively promotes dissolution of existing gallstones and prevents formation of new ones. Diuretic, it can lower blood pressure by reducing body fluids.
Marigold flower is a purifying plant that contributes to eliminate waste and toxins and re-establish good liver and gall bladder functioning. It can heal inflammations of the digestive system such as gastritis or gastric ulcer.
Sunflower petals are a digestive tonic, stimulating appetite and digestion, and also an effective vermifuge.
Packed with such an array of impressive medicinal plants, Sunflower is the most detox of all our herbal tea blends. Whenever you crave for juicy peach flavor, indulge without restraint in a cup of Sunflower and Detox !