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- Since 1922
- Caffeine Free
- 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 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 member of the carrot family, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a native of Italy and one of the most ancient of cultivated plants. The Roman colonization of Italy spread the early use of the plant, especially for culinary purposes. Used as a flavoring for salt-water fish, it was also used to whiten, tenderize, and deodorize the meat. The odor of Fennel seed is fragrant and the taste is warm, sweet and agreeable. Similar in taste to Dill and Anise, Fennel may be substituted for them in recipes for interesting effects. The shoots and stalks can also be eaten raw like celery. In addition to Fennel's culinary uses, it adds a sharp scent to potpourris, sachets, perfumes and soaps. Fennel is often used with other herbs for its soothing effects.
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.
Fennel tea is given to toddlers in Europe since babies like the flavor and it calms the child before bedtime. The tea smells great, I highly recommend it.
I have been using this product for years any time anyone has an upset stomach or problems digesting. We have found it to be very effective in most instances.
Posted by 5743062012248565596 on May 01, 2014
Totally refreshing and a good tummy tamer
Posted by Reviewer2029988 on Feb 03, 2014
Great flavor and helps with stomach discomfort. Taste great with mint tea
Yum. Fennel tea.
Posted by Reviewer2129080 on Jun 24, 2013
On a recent trip to Italy I fell in love with fennel tea, which is easily available there but not here. Enter iHerb, problem solved.
Posted by 5373689301627062417 on Dec 11, 2012
Bought it for Milk Supply
Posted by Reviewer1358131 on Sep 17, 2012
I bought this tea for my milk supply; however, I'm not sure if it is helping or hurting my supply. Since it is an astringent, it can have the opposite effect I'm looking for. I have lowered my use of this tea for my milk supply. Since I will be breastfeeding for a long time (at least a year), I will have to find someone to give this tea to.