A small tree with huge botanical history, the hawthorn was prized by ancients for its many wellness properties. Hawthorn’s flavonoid-filled leaves and blossoms have been used for centuries to promote heart health. Cultivated widely by ancient Britons as boundary-defining hedges, hawthorn grows wild in the Carpathian Mountains. In May, when they crest with color, flavor and nutrition, the tree’s leaves and flowers are hand picked and air dried.
Taste: A mix of sweet and slightly bitter flavor notes.
Helps maintain: Healthy heart.*
How to serve: A steamy cup of hawthorn tea is especially fortifying in winter.