botanical infusion: shiso daydream tea
peppermint, fennel seed, purple shiso, licorice root
flavor notes - fresh, minty, anise
Shiso Daydream was formulated for Shaina Mote, a fashion designer based in Los Angeles, to celebrate the opening of her retail shop. Shaina wanted a blend that was familiar and comforting, but in some way surprising. Flowers and Leaves thought it the perfect opportunity to utilize a special Japanese herb, Shiso.
In this blend they use Purple Shiso leaves that is grown by their friend, Sari, in North Carolina. The flavor of Shiso is somewhat indescribable –somewhere between, cinnamon, mint, anise, cumin. It is an unexpected yet harmonizing flavor that complements and accentuates the freshness of the other ingredients present. They recommend this tea for any time of day, but especially in the afternoon to awaken your imagination.
18-20 servings per 1oz package.
Flowers and Leaves uses locally grown botanicals to create their infusions, in hopes of offering a botanical experience that honors the beauty and lore of the plants. Inspiration comes from the plants themselves – the mythology of their medicine, their potent leaves, delicate flowers, and the intoxicating aroma and flavor they release when infused. Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions are produced by hand in small batches in their California workshop.
Herbs are freshly procured from local farms, then sorted, dried and blended by hand. The climate controlled drying room is designed to preserve the plants at the peak of their vitality. Once the herbs have been dried, they are stripped from the stem and stored away from light and air to maintain their impeccable vibrancy. When blending, herbal ingredients are kept as whole and intact as possible.
All of Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions and teas are loose leaf, and sustainably grown and harvested .