Brew Temp: 210F
Brew Time: 4-5 min
Notes: try with honey!
Ingredients: rooibos*, anise hyssop*, elder flower, star anise, clove. *= organic
I started growing tea and herbal teas in college as a way to reduce hot beverage food miles. Through my efforts, I came across various native herbal infusions, tea recipes, and cultural stories unknown to many. My love of tea and desire to bring this wealth of information led to the creation of Eli Tea. To continue this spirit of exploration of American tea, Détroit Détroit was born. Each year we create a special tea blend featuring locally grown and indigenous American ingredients.
This year’s blend features Anise Hyssop leaves and flowers. The herb was grown By Keep Growing Detroit. Anise Hyssop is from the mint family and native to North America. The herb was traditionally used to help relieve common cold symptoms.
The Detroit Grown & Made campaign is an exciting step towards new local systems. Detroit Grown & Made is a unique collaboration between FoodLab Detroit and KGD that connects specialty food makers, processors, and distributors to a network of urban growers in Detroit. The chefs, bakers, caterers, jam-makers, and business owners of FoodLab take veggies, berries, fruits, and herbs straight from the hands of KGD's many growers to create special edition products. And when we say special edition, we mean if you're not here right now they may be only a memory already!
By purchasing a product with the Detroit Grown & Made label, you are supporting Detroit-based food businesses and the many farms and gardens of local growers. And, by virtue of that, you are contributing to the well-being of a dynamic and vibrant food system in the city of Detroit.