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- Since 1922
- Alvita. Natural Herb Teas that are Good for You and the Environment
For more than 75 years, long before it became fashionable, Alvita was championing the profound health-giving properties of herbal teas. We travel to the far reaches of the globe for the finest herbs, the best growers, the most precious sources.
Small wonder that so many consumers trust the Alvita name. Today, it stands for more than 100 different teas, including classic single herb varieties, and our unique Alvita blends. The package you hold in your hand combines ancient herbal wisdom with modern traditional science, and brings to you all the richness and benefits of herbal teas. This philosophy is the very reason why you will find sensible, English pillow style tea bags that are oxygen bleached, not chlorine treated. And why you won't find any strings, tags or staples.
We thank you for choosing our product, but more importantly, we thank you for the trust you've put in the herbal values that we all share.
A small branched shrub found mainly in moors, humus-rich soil and open woods from lowlands to mountains, Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) bears small blue-black many-seeded berries. Also commonly known as whortleberry, Bilberry has been a source of fresh jam for hundreds of years. Extensively written about in 16th century herbals, this plant is native to northern Europe and Asia; with its nearest American counterpart being the huckleberry. During World War II, Royal Air Force pilots swore that eating Bilberry jam prior to night missions significantly improved their visual acuity in the darkness.
The best way to make a good cup of tea is by the infusion method. Place one tea bag in a cup and add no more than 6 oz of boiling water. Let steep for 3 minutes. Press the bag before removing to enhance the flavor.
Add honey to sweeten.
This tea is excellent with good flavor I use it along with bilberry capsules for my vision, I am Diabetic with Macular degeneration and I notice better vision with bilberry you have to keep taking bilberry daily to notice changes in vision.bilberry is also a good antioxidant like green tea which I also use to boost my system Excellent tea highly recommended.
This is only my personal view ... smells fishy ... so I added green tea to cover the odour ... I do not see any difference but thanks for the prompt delivery !
I like it
Posted by Reviewer1429258 on Mar 28, 2012
Very good taste
Posted by Reviewer2963287 on Jun 22, 2011
excellent and economical
Posted by Reviewer3064789 on May 06, 2011
Very pleasant scent
Bilberry is supposed to be good for eyes
Posted by Reviewer2778088 on Dec 19, 2010
but I didn't like the taste very much so tea seems not to be the best way for me to get bilberries