Our Organic White Shizandra begins with our premium organic India Oothu White Peony.
We blend in rare organic Shizandra berries and safflower with a hint of natural tangerine essence. The results are a mildly tart, effervescent and flavorful cup.
Shizandra is just becoming known in the West for its numerous health benefits and extremely complex flavor. It interacts fabulously with our tea! Another Zhi House Blend, created to bring the world to you.
USDA Organic and Fair Trade
1.4 oz Tin - $13.95 - 30 Servings – 46¢ per cup
4.0 oz Pouch – $22.95 - 63 Servings – 37¢ per cup
AKA White Schizandra
Hint: Use more leaves for a stronger, more satisfying taste.
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1 heaping Tbsp per 12 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be re-steeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
White tea is sun dried and contains a high amount of antioxidants. Low in caffeine. Heart healthy and has known cancer halting properties.
Shizandra has been used for healing purposes for over 2000 years. It is one of the many traditional Chinese herbs that are recommended for coughs and various nonspecific pulmonary diseases.
Recent studies have shown that Shizandra possesses the following properties: anti-bacterial, cardiac tonic, antioxidant and anti-depressant. It also contains phytoestrogens, which help menopausal women to treat cardiovascular diseases. Among the other diseases Shizandra is known to treat include insomnia, irritation, palpitation, and dyspnea. It is also used for the treatment of skin disorders and as a sedative. Shizandra is also rich in minerals, vitamins, and essential oils.
The Shizandra fruit is known as “wu wei zi” in Chinese, meaning “five taste fruit” because it has a sweet, salty, bitter, hot, and sour taste.