Mrs Darley’s Herbal
Loose Leaf Tea & Herbal Tisane Information & Price List 2017



If you would like to place a tea order, please contact me by using either the contact page on the website, or email direct to mrsdarley@btinternet.com.
Please note there is a flat rate postage charge of £3.95 up to 500g weight.
Payment can be made via paypal to mrsdarley@btinternet.com
Thank you

 

 
BLACK LEAF TEA

(CAMELLIA SINENSIS)

All loose black leaf teas have been fermented, contain a certain level of caffeine and are packed with anti-oxidants. These teas can help to protect against free radical damage, which can be a contributory factor in up to 60 diseases. Black leaf teas are indicated as diuretics, anti-inflammatory aids, nervous system stimulants, circulatory tonics & can help to calm, uplift & revive.

2 CUPS PER DAY MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED IN PREGNANCY

APPLE:  
50g - £2.50 / 100g - £4.25  
A Refreshing Black leaf tea with a hint of mulled cider. Flavoured with real apple pieces

CINNAMON & PLUM:  
50g - £2.75 / 100g - £4.50  
A spicy & delicious Indian leaf flavoured with whole cinnamon pieces and dried plums for a warming    digestive

DARJEELING BADAMTAM (1st Flush)
50g - £5.95 / 100g - £10.25
The champagne of teas. Delicate, with floral overtones. Quite simply exquisite. 

EARL GREY BLUE FLOWER:
50g - £2.50 / 100g - £4.25
A deeply aromatic Indian whole leaf with added cornflowers & scented with oil of Bergamot to bring life into balance.

ENGLISH BREAKFAST:
50g - £2.50 / 100g - £4.25
Strong & full bodied, made from a blend of kenyan, Indian & ceylon teas. The perfect drink if you wish to add milk & sugar

IRISH MALT WHISKEY & COCOA HUSKS:
50g - £3.75 / 100g - £6.50
A delicious whole leaf Indian Assam tea, flavoured with Irish malt whiskey and cocoa husks

KEEMUN
50g – £2.25 / 100g - £3.75
A mellow & golden Chinese tea, naturally lighter in caffeine than other black leaf teas.

LIQUORICE
50g - £2.95/ 100g - £5.00
An aromatic Indian leaf flavoured with liquorice root & blossoms

ORANGE - SWEET
50g – 2.50 / 100g – 4.25
A deliciously sweet orange black leafed tea flavoured with orange zest

ORCHID
50g - £3.95  / 100g - £6.75
One of the most delicious malty black leaf teas. TCM skin health, hot flushes insomnia, immune & libido boost
AVOID IF PREGNANT/ HEART / LUNG  DISEASE  

PRINCESS GREY
50g - £4.50 / 100g - £8.00
An exquisite variation of Earl Grey, the finest Darjeeling autumn leaf, with deep blue cornflowers and the delicate flavour of bergamot oil and peel

ROSE            
50g - £3.95 / 100g - £6.75    
An elegant, light, Chinese whole leaf scented with delicate rose petals.

RUSSIAN CARAVAN
50g - £1.95 / 100g - £3.25
Malty golden & delicious. Combines Keemun Oolong & Lapsang Souchong to produce an effective after dinner digestive.

VANILLA BOURBON
50g - £3.75 / 100g - £6.50
A whole leaf Indian tea with fine pieces of vanilla & orange blossoms to give a natural sweetness and flavoured with American Bourbon

VANILLA CHAI
50g - £3.75 / 100g - £6.50
Aromatic Indian Assam laced with sweet vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon & ginger to make a smooth delicious digestive.

 
OOLONG TEA:
Oolong tea is partially oxidised and finds its place between black & green leafed teas, in colour, flavour & caffeine content. The health benefits are similar to those of black leaf teas, but in addition may help to balance blood sugar levels.

2 CUPS PER DAY MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED IN PREGNANCY
 
OOLONG TIE GUAN YIN
50g - £5.95 / 100g – £10.25
Taking its name from the Kuan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, this much sought after whole leaf Chinese oolong has delicious, delicate orchid flavours. Semi oxidised.
 
 
GREEN LEAF TEA:
Green tea is steamed or pan heated to prevent oxidation which increases the antioxidant content & provides superior health benefits. It is lower in caffeine than Oolong & black leaf teas. Chinese doctors recommend it for its high mineral content & as a preventative against many cancers. Can help brain function, act as a nervous system, digestive, & circulatory tonic. Helps lower cholesterol. Can help burn fat.

2 CUPS PER DAY MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED IN PREGNANCY - AVOID WITH BLOOD THINNING DRUGS
 
GUNPOWDER
50g - £2.25 / 100g - £3.75
A strong smooth & full-bodied Chinese whole leaf whose name derives from its appearance being the colour of gunpowder

JASMINE XIAN YU
50g - £4.95 / 100g - £8.50
A delicate & highly aromatic gold award winner. A whole Chinese green leaf fragranced with freshly picked jasmine blossoms.

KEEMUN LANXI MAO FENG
50g - £3.25 / 100g - £5.50
A fine Chinese whole leaf which is lighter in caffeine than most green teas.

SENCHA SAIPAN
50g - £3.50/ 100g - £6.00
A light, delicate, refreshing Japanese green leaf, with slightly sweet overtones & a high vitamin & mineral content
 
WHITE LEAF TEA:
White tea is the world’s purest tea as it is free from all processes other than withering & drying & contains only the best quality young leaves. It contains caffeine but has a lower amount than green, Oolong & black leaf. Its health benefits are almost identical to those of green tea in so much as Chinese doctors recommend it for its high mineral content & as a preventative against many cancers. Can help brain function, act as a nervous system, digestive, & circulatory tonic & Helps lower cholesterol.

2 CUPS PER DAY MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED IN PREGNANCY
 
PAI MU TAN (White Peony or Bai Mudan)
50g - £5.95 / 100g £10.25
Fresh, delicate, clean & rounded, this rare & pure tea comes from the Fujian province of China & consists only of unopened buds.
 
PURE CUT LEAF OR WHOLE FLOWER HERBAL TISANES
 
CHAMOMILE FLOWERS
50g - £3.50 / 100ml £6.00
Distinctive & delicate. Can aid restful sleep / Ease nervous tension/ Digestive tonic. 
AVOID IN PREGNANCY , WITH BLOOD THINNING DRUGS & IF ALLERGIC TO THE  DAISY FAMILY .

DANDELION LEAF
50g – £2.25 / 100g - £3.75
 
Earthy. Urinary, digestive & circulatory tonic / Can lower high blood pressure & cholesterol/ Can ease menopausal & arthritic conditions. 
AVOID IN PREGNANCY, STOMACH INFLAMMATION, GALL STONES, EXCESS ACID

ECHINACEA
50g - £3.50 / 100g - £6.00
Pleasantly savoury. A powerful immune system tonic. Indicated for colds, flu, genito-urinary infections or when the immune system is compromised.
AVOID IN PREGNANCY, IF YOU HAVE  AN AUTO IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDER – LUPUS/MS/HIV/TB. CONSULT  GP IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY TAKEN ANTI CANCER DRUGS. DO NOT TAKE FOR LONGER THAN 3 WEEKS WITHOUT A BREAK

ELDERFLOWER
50g - £3.50 / 100g - £6.00       
Floral, heady & delicious. Immune and respiratory tonic. Indicated for catarrh, sinus problems or hay fever / as digestive detoxifier & can help mild muscular pain.
AVOID IN PREGNANCY DUE TO FLUID DEPLETION

FENNEL
50g - £2.95 / 100g - £5.00
Mild aniseed flavour. Digestive tonic, can help with poor appetite or digestion /  Upper respiratory tract tonic – indicated to ease coughs & bronchitis /  can act as an anti-inflammatory 
AVOID IN PREGNANCY  OR WITH ANY HISTORY OF OESTROGEN BASED CANCERS

FIEREY CHERRY
50g - £ 3.50 / 100g - £6.00
A deep rich fruit tisane containing Morello Cherries, Hibiscus, Blackberry Leaf & Orange Peel soaked in Cherry juice. Full of antioxidants which help prevent up to 60 diseases. Excellent for boosting the immune system

GINGER ROOT
50g - £2.95 / 100g - £5.00
 Warming & comforting. Digestive, circulatory & immune tonic / Indicated as anti-inflammatory for muscular & arthritic pain/ Can lower cholesterol, breaks down fats.
USE FRESH GINGER ONLY IN PREGNANCY/AVOID WITH BLOOD THINNING DRUGS

HIBISCUS
50g - £2.95 / 100g - £5.00
Deep red fruity & floral. Circulatory tonic /Indicated where there is high cholesterol and high blood pressure/ Aids artery health/ Helps prevent absorption of some carbohydrates after a meal.
AVOID IN PREGNANCY

LEMON BALM
50g - £2.75 / 100g - £4.50
Light & refreshing. Digestive, circulatory, immune, reproductive & nervous system tonic/ Helpful with menopause & menstrual irregularities/ Indicated where there is high blood pressure/ Calms anxious & nervous states
TAKE ONE WEEK OFF DURING ANY 3 MONTH PERIOD AS IT CAN LOWER LIBIDO

LIME FLOWER (Linden Blossom)
50g - £5.25 / 100g - £9.50
Pleasant & fragrant. Circulatory, muscular & nervous system tonic/ Powerful yet gentle sedative / Eases nervous anxiety & muscular tension./ Indicated to treat muscular spasms, high blood pressure & palpitations. Reduces menstrual cramps, fevers, symptoms of cold, flue and coughs.
BEST AVOIDED IF SUFFERRING FROM HEART DISEASE ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO PROVEN DATA AVAILABLE

MOROCCAN MINT (Nana Mint)
50g - £4.25 / 100g - £7.00
The clean fresh taste of spearmint. Digestive & respiratory tonic/ Indicated for IBS/ Nasal decongestant
AVOID IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING/ WITH GALL STONES, HIATUS HERNIA, TAKING HOMEOPATHY OR GASTRO-INTESTINAL DRUGS

NETTLE
50g – £2.25 / 100g - £3.75
 Pleasant & refreshing. Contains iron & vitamin C. Immune, respiratory & reproductive tonic/ Indicated for heavy menstrual bleeding, arthritis rheumatism, lactation, hay fever & flu.
AVOID IF PREGNANT OR  BREAST FEEDING, WITH  BLOOD PRESSURE PROBLEMS, DIABETES & GASTRIC DISORDERS

PEPPERMINT
50g - £2.50 / 100g - £4.25
 Cooling & refreshing. Digestive & respiratory tonic/ Indicated for IBS/ Nasal decongestant
AVOID IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING/ WITH GALL STONES, HIATUS HERNIA, TAKING HOMEOPATHY OR GASTRO-INTESTINAL DRUGS

RED CLOVER
50g - £3.75 / 100g - £6.50     
Delicious & fragrant. Indicated for menopausal hot flushes/ PMS/ breast health / BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) / skin problems / blood & artery health / bone density
AVOID IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING, IF THERE IS A HISTORY OF OESTROGEN OR PROSTATE CANCERS OR IF TAKING BLOOD THINING DRUGS. DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN

RESTFUL SLEEP BLEND
Valerian and Limeflowerflower
50g - £5.25 / 100g - £9.50
An earthy blend of Valerian & Limeflower  to help mind and body relax before bedtime.
TAKE ONE CUP ONE HOUR BEFORE GOING TO BED. FOR SOME IT CAN BE HABIT FORMING - IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A BREAK OF A FEW DAYS IS TAKEN EVERY FOUR WEEKS.  AVOID IF PREGNANT OR BREAST FEEDING. DO NOT DRIVE OR OPERATE MACHINARY AFTER DRINKING.DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN. DO NOT TAKE IF TAKING SLEEPING TABLETS OR SUFFERING FROM  HEART DISEASE.

ROOIBOS
50g - £3.25 / 100g - £5.50
Distinctive, smoky & delicious. Digestive, respiratory & nervous system tonic/ Contains magnesium to aid a healthy nervous system/ Can ease nervous headaches, anxiety states & insomnia/ Indicated for hay fever & asthma.

ROOIBOS CHAI
50g - £3.75 / 100g - £6.50   
Spicy & aromatic with Ginger, cinnamon, cloves, coriander & pink peppercorns. Digestive, respiratory & nervous system tonic/ Contains magnesium which is indicated to aid a healthy nervous system/Can ease nervous headaches, anxiety states, irritability & insomnia/ Hayfever & asthma.
AVOID IN PREGNANCY

TRANQULITY HERBAL
50g - £3.75 / 100g - £6.50      
Fragrant, delicious & infused with Lavender, Chamomile, Verbena, Raspberry Leaf and Apple Mint, this herbal blend is indicated for stress related disorders, or when there is a need to relax both body and mind.  
AVOID  IN PREGNANCY UNTIL DUE TIME AS RASPBERRY LEAF IS A UTERINE  STIMULANT, WITH LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, OR IF TAKING HOMEOPATHY

WELLBEING HERBAL
50g - £3.75 / 100g - £6.50       
Delicate & warming with Ginger Liquorice Cinnamon, Rose Chamomile, Lemon Grass, Black Pepper, Vervain. A circulatory, digestive & nervous system tonic/ Calms nervous anxiety/ Helps Soothe the digestive system/ warms, balances & uplifts.
AVOID IF PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDNG, WITH  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART OR KIDNEY COMPLAINTS.
 
Due to current UK herbal laws Mrs Darley's Herbal is unable to make any medicinal claims for herbs or teas sold & drinking a tea or herbal tisanes is not a substitute for obtaining medical advice from your GP. The information given can be found in any herbal encyclopaedia.


Mrs Darley’s Herbal, Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley, Worcs, DY12 2AE

 
SEPTEMBER 2017

The full September moon - The Harvest Moon - occurs on the 6th of the month and brings us a beautiful golden orb, whilst  the new Wine moon is born on the 20th. The Wine moon was considered by the ancestors to be blessed by the gods and  beneath which prophecies were made for the dark times to come.
The Autumn Equinox occurs on the 22nd at 21.01BST and is the time when day and night are of equal length, after which, we begin the descent into the darkness as quieter times beckon.
From the 9th, the Piscid meteor shower is on view, albeit there are only around 10 meteors per hour on view. It does however, continue throughout the month and into October too.
May the season of Autumn bring you peace and abundance as the Earth's harvest bears its final fruits.