Forget-me-not is part of our Fountain of Youth herbal tea Collection
Forget-me-not ( myosotis sylvatica ) is a perennial plant with tiny sky blue flowers dancing over lance-shaped foliage, blooming in May and June. Widely cultivated throughout the world, it grows in rich, moist soil in part shade areas along streams, ponds and woodland gardens.
In the language of flowers, Forget-me-not symbolizes true and undying love. According to a medieval legend, a French knight was walking along a river with his lady. He bent down to pick her a pretty little blue flower, but his heavy armor caused him to lose his balance and he fell into the current. Before sinking forever, he tossed the flower to his lady, shouting “ne m’oubliez pas” (forget me not)! And that was how the forget-me-not flower got its name.
Even to this day, the forget-me-not flower remains a powerful symbol of love and remembrance. Alzheimer Societies around the world have adopted it a as symbol of memory loss. A forget-me-not invites you to remember both people with this disease and their caregivers.
Amongst the numerous species of forget-me-not that grow around the world, some cultivars are edible and dried out to make tea. With its delicate sky blue flowers turning into bright purple when dried, myosotis sylvatica is a popular tea in China, Lebanon and other parts of the world.
Ingredients & Tasting Notes
Ingredients: organic coconut, star anise, forget-me-not flower, organic ginkgo leaf, organic blue pea flower.
Our Forget-me-not herbal tea combines dominant sweet notes of star anise with luxuriant coconut. Caffeine free, this memorable blend can be enjoyed anytime of the day.
This herbal tea is made from wholesome and authentic ingredients, with no added artificial flavors, sugars, colors or preservatives. Our premium ingredients are blended, bagged and packaged by hand.
Color of the infusion
The stunning blue color of our Forget-me-not infusion comes from the natural pigments of our flowers, and vary with water pH and infusion time. We do not add any coloring! Color your world and discover the magic of nature !
Tap water acidity ( pH ) vary from one area to the next. In a neutral pH, the Forget-me-not infusion will be sky blue. If your water is more acidic, the infusion will tend to be blue-violet. If your water is more alkaline, the infusion will tend to be aqua-blue. Whatever the range of colors you get, it should always look like a beautiful lagoon !
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 Forget-me-not 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 blue Forget-me-not flowers in bloom, made for us by a local artist, in a delightful tulip box design.
Packaged in their ravishing signature box, all our Forget-me-not herbal tea sachets make great gifts to offer or to offer oneself.
Our Forget-me-not 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, affordable and eco-friendly, our loose tea products are the perfect solution for eco-responsible everyday consumption.
Forget-me-not is a popular tea in traditional Chinese medicine to promote skin beauty and speed metabolism. It contains vitamin C and is said to be able to nourish the skin and prevent the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots.
Originating 190 millions years ago in China, Ginkgo biloba is the oldest tree on earth. Known for millennia in China, and used since time immemorial, its leaves have a beneficial effect on blood circulation in the brain, helping to promote good memory and concentration. Since 1960, numerous studies done in Europe and America have confirmed the importance of ginkgo leaf in the treatment of poor cerebral circulation, helping to reduce the risk of strokes and treat senile dementia. Today, ginkgo leaf is used by millions of people from around the world to improve mental alertness and prevent loss of memory and concentration.
Experiment the potency of ginkgo leaf and our Forget-me-not herbal tea. A memorable blend to revitalize and rejuvenate body and mind ... and have you say “forget-me-not” !