Qi Botanics Immune Boost ES tea
We are excited to offer a ‘Limited Edition’ tea to our lineup!
This is a super charged immune boosting tea, with great anti-viral benefits, to help keep your body strong during these crazy, unprecedented times!
Aside from washing hands and social distancing, a strong immune system is the best defense we can have right now. Herbs can be a wonderful way to strengthen the immune system and keep the body healthy. If you are wanting to bolster your immune system, this is the tea for you!
Our Immune Boost - ES (extra strength) Herbal Tea is based on the herbal formulas used in a few of the hospitals in China, for their medical staff. Not all the herbs in those formulas are available at the moment, so this tea is not an exact match, but those formulas were our starting point. The American palette doesn’t usually appreciate super bitter herbs so we have added a few herbs to help with the taste. However, the herbs that are included in the tea are great for boosting the immune system as well as strengthening the body, along with great anti-virals, including some that work against the coronavirus family.
Each bag should make between 30 and 40 cups of tea, depending on how you make it.
Please note: This is not your typical steeped tea, it’s an herbal decoction. It needs to be boiled; it can NOT be steeped. Please refer to the directions before making this tea.
Pregnant or nursing women and small children should NOT use this tea.
Ingredients: Astragalus Root (Huang Qi), Atractylodes (Bai Zhu – Chao), Siler Root (Fang Feng), Japanese Honeysuckle (Jin Yin Hua), Houttuynia (Yu Xing Cao), Forsythia Fruit (Lian Qiao), Coix (Yi Yi Ren), Elderberries, Isatis Root (Ban Lan Gen), Bitter Orange Peel (Zhi Shi), Cinnamon Bark (Rou Gui), Chinese Gallnut (Wu Bei Zi), Goji Berry (Gou Qi Zi), Schisandra Berry (Wu Wei Zi), Licorice Root (Gan Cao), Boneset (Pei Lan)
The ratio: 2 tsp or 1 tbsp herbs for every 8 to 10 oz of water.
(This allows you to make as little or as much as you need, depending on how many people will be drinking the tea.)
The recipe below is for 2 cups of tea, one day’s worth for one person, to use as an example.
1. Put the desired amount of water and herbs into a pot. (for a result of 2 cups of finished tea, you will want to add 4 tsp or 2 tbsp of the herbs with 2 cups of water. If this is your first decoction with bitter herbs, go with the lower amount, it will taste better.)
2. Bring it all to a boil together.
3. Simmer (with lid) for 25 minutes.
4. Pour the cooked liquid through a strainer and keep the liquid in a container on the counter, measuring cups work great.
5. Keep the cooked herbs in the pot. Add the same amount of water previously use (or a little less) back into the pot (for our example, add another 2 cups)
6. Bring to a boil again.
7. Simmer (with lid) for 25 minutes.
8. Pour the cooked liquid, through the strainer again. It should go into the container with the liquid from the first boil.
9. The liquid should now be combined from both boils into a single container. This is your tea.
10. Make sure you have the same liquid at the end, that you started out with originally. If not, add additional water to get to your starting amount. (you lose liquid during the cooking process, this is normal) For our example, you should have 2 cups of the cooked tea.
11. Have one cup of liquid – 2 times a day.
You can make enough for 2 days at a time, just keep the extra liquid in the fridge.
This tea tastes best when warm.
Enjoy the tea for 7 days and then take a few days break, then repeat another 7 days as needed.
*We are excited to offer our herbal teas in fully compostable bags, made from non-GMO bio-based material. So, please remember to compost your used herbs, along with the bag the tea arrives in.
As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you have a medical condition or are taking any medications. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.