Ivan Chai is an ancient and traditional Russian tea made using the leaves of the Ivan chai plant (Chamaenerion angustifolium), otherwise known as willow herb, rosebay or fireweed. It has a sweet, fruity and floral taste, with delicious depth and although it's considered a black tea, it contains no caffeine, uric acid, oxalic acid, taurine or purine as is common in black, green and white teas.
Watch this video to see how Amberlin crafts her Ivan Chai.
This delicious beverage is teeming with amino acids, micro and macro nutrients, is rich in minerals, vitamins, flavonoids and antioxidants, and has been revered and enjoyed through Russian history for its luscious flavour, impressive immune boosting and detoxifying properties, and beautiful soothing and healing abilities.
This herbal black tea is wild harvested in small batches, collected by hand in Northern Alberta's Boreal Forests. After carefully sorting and wilting the leaves, they are gently rolled by hand in the traditional fashion and left to oxidize for about 2 days. After the careful oxidation is complete, the tea is sun dried and lightly roasted in the oven to create that smooth floral depth that Russia has cherished for millennia.
All natural, completely hand processed, fully oxidized wild Chamaenerion angustifolium (Ivan Chai) and Ivan Chai flowers. No additio
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