(Rubus chingii var. suavissimus folium). Also known as Chinese sweet tea or Tencha in Japanese (Note: there is also a green tea called Tencha, although in Japanese the characters that refer to Tencha green and Tencha sweet "tea" are different). This sweet blackberry leaf is an herbal tisane that belongs to the rose family. The Rubus genus has many species, including blackberry, loganberry, raspberry and many more. This particular subspecies produces a leaf that is quite sweet, without the aftertaste that is sometimes associated with other sweet tisanes such as stevia leaf or licorice root. This traditional Chinese tisane is said to be over 100 times sweeter than cane sugar.
Try sweet blackberry leaf on its own, or blended into all your favorite teas and tisanes.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 3 minutes.
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|Four and a half years and still doing great. Thanks for the great tea!|
|- J.M., CA|
||Delicious and maybe fights cancer
|I have been enjoying this wonderful tea for three years since my encounter with a rare cancer. My specialist told me about this tea, but said I would need to consume more than a person could possibly consume to get the anti-cancer benefit that mice got in their research: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2680688/
I decided to use the tea anyway. It is sweet and delicious! I drink it daily. I dont think its totally responsible for the fact that I have no evidence of disease three years after, but it probably didnt hurt, either! Thank you for making this wonderful tea available!!|
|- J. M., CA|