The Algonquin Tea Co. - 100% Certified Organic Herb Homestead Tea Blend - 24 Tea Bags
The Algonquin Tea Co. 100% Certified Organic Herb Homestead Tea Blend is named for the pioneers who enjoyed these herbs for fighting colds, fevers and flu, as well as being a delicious and soothing drink. Great iced tea.
Anise Hyssop’s beautiful purple flower spires are signposts of wild elixir to the bee. This perennial herb was enjoyed by natives and early pioneers who used it green, as a culinary herb, and dried for a relaxing flavourful tea. Let the luxuriant taste signal the comfort and security that comes from knowing you are home.
ANISE HYSSOP (Agastache Foeniculum) – colds, fever, coughs, angina and weak heart.
RED CLOVER – blood purifier, expectorant, sedative, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, cancer.
RED RASPBERRY – blood tonic, back and stomach pains, diarrhea, dysentery, inflamed throat, menses, uterus tonic
Algonquin Tea FAQ
Their Herbs are picked at the optimum time and dried naturally in dark drying rooms.
Bleach free tea bags
100 % recycled packaging with Double Aqua Coat.
Sealed – re-usable – plastic pouches are guaranteed to seal herbs fully for two years
Answers to common questions
Yes, these herbs are safe for children and pregnant women.
Yes, these teas are are mild enough to use everyday, the way one would a mint tea. However all plants, especially wild ones have a strong physiological character and energy which may under some conditions not agree with you.
Yes, all of the herbs used in the teas are naturalized Canadian–Algonquin plants.
No, wildcrafting does not endanger wild plants when harvested sustainably by a professional who understands their cycles.
About The Algonquin Tea Company
100% certified organic, hand-picked, indigenous Canadian herbs and blended herbal teas. The Algonquin Tea Company is a collective of dedicated Earth lovers who had a vision of sharing the healing medicine of plants from the Algonquin area. In 1996 when they started, they sold over one hundred of the region's herbs, seeds and three tea blends - which they put into tea bags. Lucid Dream, Homestead Blend, Sweetfern Tonic were instantly recognized in the market place, from the boxes and their wild taste, as a New type of product. Herbs exclusively from the Algonquin land where they live, reverently hand picked and naturally dried. The first bioregional company in North America, they were a decade ahead of the "Local Food" movement. With the tea's great success, they were soon too busy to offer all the herbal products and seeds, and focused on the sustainable harvest of herbs for the teas. A couple of years later, they brought out three more varieties: Awakening, Peace, and Sacred Blend. At this point they had gained control over all aspects of production, because of their disapproval of the regular commercial processes. They made a custom grinder that cut the herbs instead of hammering them to bits. They bought a 5000 pound tea bagging machine circa 1940, from the in the Bronx New York. Kim, Steven and Jack, as well as countless other decicated Earth lovers (in the form of seasonal workers and enthusiastic sales rep's) helped us get through the next five years. Eventually, there came a time where they were too big to do it all theirselves, but they have found other great people and Earth lovers to contract as growers, harvesters and processors. To date, they've sold millions of cups of tea and educated hundreds of apprentices and workshop participants in the ways of living with the Earth. They invite you to join us in their love of the Earth as you relax with a cup of tea, knowing not only that the tea is good for you, but that the Earth gives you Her blessings.
Algonquin Tea crops and teas are organically certified (Pro-cert).
They have growing and harvesting areas in Whitney, located at the east gate of Algonquin Park on the Madawaska River, where they practice Permaculture Forest gardening, and in Golden Lake on a 200-acre homestead where they are growing certified organic herbs, as well as many other locations. All of their herbs are wildcrafted (handpicked in the wild) in a sustainable manner (picking amounts that a deer would graze). Those herbs which are more rare are grown organically using non-mechanical, ecologically integrated and permacultural methods. No fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides are used in or anywhere near where the herbs are grown or picked for the Algonquin Tea Co.