May 1st, 2014 Update: New Shipment is IN! It looks great, the fragrance is wonderful, and if you have ordered in the last couple of weeks I will be sending your tea shortly. Thank you for your patience.
This new shipment is much cut much finer, so more tea is fitting into each bag, about 25% more, and so I am raising the price for the bag of tea to $42, which is still a great bargain, and only a 20% increase in price. And my shipping costs have decreased, so I have lowered the cost for shipping and handling.
One of the big hits at our retreat with Dr Klinghardt in the summer 0f 2010 was Cistus Tea, a pleasant tasting loose tea with a mild, berry-like flavor. In Germany, dogs who were given a daily dose got 1/100th the tick bites of dogs who weren’t. Since I live in one of the worst areas in the world for ticks and Lyme, and spend about an hour a day walking with my new little pal Lucy in the woods, I was very eager to test it out on us both. What I find is that the ticks don’t seem to like us any more, and yay for that!
While I still find some crawling*, I have not found any attached, embedded or engorged ticks. *Update/Note: If using it consistently, I no longer find ticks on either of us, and many of my clients have had the same experience. And that’s a pretty dramatic statement. After all, we tromp in the woods four times a day, and Lucy has her nose and paws in all sorts of leaves and brush where ticks love to hang out.
There is some preliminary research that stevia may be beneficial to healing Lyme, so that’s what I recommend you use to sweeten, although look for a stevia like the one I carry in my office, that doesn’t have additives and fillers. I drink about 4 cups a day and thoroughly enjoy it. It works well as iced tea, so you can make a quantity and store in the fridge cold. For Lucy, who is ten pounds, I mash about a tablespoon of my tea into her food once a day.
While Cistus Tea is making its reputation in the area of Lyme Disease, that is not the only reason to drink it. Did you know that Cistus Tea is also a very powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and detoxifier? Recent studies show it helps eliminate toxic heavy metals from cigarette smoke, dental fillings, and environmental pollution. It can also help eliminate candida and H. pylori. Pat a concentrated tea on your skin to improve dermatitis, or just improve your complexion. It is also anti-viral, immune supportive and cardiovascular supportive.
Directions: Use 1 teaspoon of loose tea per cup of boiling water, let it steep about 10 minutes, and strain. Important: Re-use the same tea 3 times in order to extract all the different phytonutrients.
$42 for a sandwich bag, plus $6.25 USPS priority shipping, if applicable.