Beatrix Potter’s talent as an illustrator surfaced shortly after she was born to wealthy parents in 1866. She spent her childhood enjoying long walks in the countryside with her brother where she drew everything she could see. She developed a special affinity for drawing the local animal life, especially rabbits. Her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, served as the model for many of her early illustrations and would later inspire her most memorable creation. In 1902, her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was published. It was based on a story she had written and illustrated for the children of a former governess, and it became immediately and immensely popular. The success of Peter Rabbit rocketed her to literary fame and, even today, her books are a mainstay of children’s collections everywhere.
As evidenced by the myriad plants she mentions in her stories, Beatrix Potter was a lover of nature and an avid gardener. In her stories, tea takes the form of healing herbals like the one given to Peter Rabbit: “I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter!” Our Beatrix Potter blend combines a soothing selection of herbs she mentioned with an organic green rooibos base that is both healthful and delicious for the young and young at heart.
Ingredients: Organic Green Rooibos, organic Rosehips, natural flavor, organic chamomile, organic spearmint and organic lemongrass.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
4 Ounces of loose tea makes approximately 50 cups of tea.
Please note that the photo is shown for our 4oz tin. We are also offering this in a 4oz pkg size, which will come in one of our double lined bags labeled with the name of the tea.
A sampling of Beatrix Potter’s works:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
Check with your local bookstore for more titles or for recommendations for further reading.
||Delicious but strong combination
|I thought this was a delicious but far from relaxing herbal blend. There was much to take in here. A tea party of 10 gave it mixed reviews, but I would say overall it was pleasant, just had some unexpected complicity that Im not used to finding in my herbals.|
|- Bethany Giles, MD|
|This tea has a wonderful fragrance and taste. Its very refreshing and uplifting to drink. Its not too sweet but needs no sugar, in my opinion! I have since ordered more tins of it for gifts. The recipients love it as well! And others who have tried it at my house like it too! (Great tea, I hope you continue to carry it forever!!)|
|- TINA BRADLEY, NH|
||Great Herbal Tea
|Just bought a tin of this from a little tea shop and its great. Very light and mildly sweet. I hope it sticks around for a while!|
|I bought this as an evening beverage as caffeine too late keeps me awake. I really like it. The flavor is great and my children like it too.|
|- Michele Ensign, MI|