We get our passionflower form small farms in some of the most beautiful old farming villages in northern Italy. Walking amongst the rolling hillsides, we're always struck by the otherworldly beauty of Passiflora incarnata in bloom.
Harvested from late spring through fall, the truly long vines of the passionflower plant are machine-harvested and hung up in the shade to air dry. The fruits are removed, but the rest of the aerial parts (leaves, vines and flowers) are cut and later blended with the other herbs in this tea to make the signature relaxing blend.
Personality......Peaceful, soft and sleepy.
Herbal Power......Helps you relax and get a good night's sleep.
Reason to Love......Passionflower. We love it both for its wildly intense beauty and for its ability to calm and soothe your nervous system. When the Spanish missionaries changed upon it they saw the perfection of the universe reflected in its anatomical structure. The native people of the Americas used this plant for its ability to promote rest and relaxation - something modern people occasionally need help with too. We've added other relaxing herbs, like chamomile, linden flower and hops, to create a mellow blend that will help you rest easy.
Taste......Minty, mildly bitter and sweet, with notes of citrus and spice.