Literary Teas - Beatrix Potter's Herbal Tisane Blend
Beatrix Potter's talent as an illustrator surfaced shortly after she was born to wealthy parents in 1866. She spent her childhood enjoying long walks in the countryside with her brother where she drew everything she could see. She developed a special affinity for drawing the local animal life, especially rabbits. Her pet rabbit, Benjamin Bouncer, served as the model for many of her early illustrations and would later inspire her most memorable creation. In 1902, her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, was published. It was based on a story she had written and illustrated for the children of a former governess, and it became immediately and immensely popular. The success of Peter Rabbit rocketed her to literary fame and, even today, her books are a mainstay of children's collections everywhere.
As evidenced by the myriad plants she mentions in her stories, Beatrix Potter was a lover of nature and an avid gardener. In her stories, tea takes the form of healing herbals like the one given to Peter Rabbit: "I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening. His mother put him to bed, and made some chamomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter!" Our Beatrix Potter blend combines a soothing selection of herbs she mentioned with an organic green rooibos base that is both healthful and delicious for the young and young at heart.
Ingredients: *Green Rooibos, *Rosehips, natural strawberry flavor, *chamomile, *spearmint and *lemongrass.
Brew tea at 212º - steep for 5 minutes.
4 Ounces of loose tea makes approximately 50 cups of tea.
A sampling of Beatrix Potter's works:
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
Check with your local bookstore for more titles or for recommendations for further reading.