Because of its strong smell, Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) has a history of use as a cleansing herb. The earliest reference to the plant dates back to the 7th century when it was used to clean and improve the smell of kitchens and sickrooms. Native to central and southern Europe and western Asia, it is also now found in temperate regions of North America. Hyssop's minty leaves and flowers can be used sparingly to flavor green salads, chicken soup, liqueurs, lamb stew and poultry stuffing. Hyssop is easy to grow and is rarely bothered by pests or disease. If it is kept clipped, Hyssop makes a good low hedge. Today, herbalists continue to recommend the herb for it 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.
Not intended for use during pregnancy.