Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is a small thorny tree or shrub that produces brilliant red clusters of berries. Native to the Mediterranean region, including North Africa and all of Europe and central Asia, Hawthorn can now be found in many areas of North America. According to Christian legend, the Crown of Thorns was believed to be made of Hawthorn. Therefore, the herb was thought to possess miraculous health properties. In ancient Greece, Hawthorn was a symbol of hope and happiness, while in Rome it was considered a potent charm. Both ancient and modern herbalists have successfully used Hawthorn for its food and health benefits.
For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound health-giving properties of herbal teas. We travel to the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources.
Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for more than 100 different teas, including classic single herb varieties, and our unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern science, and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples.
We thank you for choosing our product, but more importantly, we thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share.
Alvita. Natural herb teas that are good for you and the environment.
The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz. of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor. Add honey to sweeten.