Village Green: A mineral-rich, nourishing and digestion-soothing blend of wild weeds and nutrient-dense herbs to help keep you hydrated and naturally energized, without the caffeine. Drink it right in the morning, or if you are feeling worn out in the afternoon. Mix this one with green, oolong, black tea or yerba mate if you still want some caffeine (these herbs help to loosen the caffeine 'edge' when mixed with tea).
Cool Wave: A fruity and floral blend of calming flowers and herbs. Soothing to the muscles and nerves and a great after-work drink to help you unwind and initiate your body into a more playful and creative flow. This blend is also great as a cold brew, especially during summer months, or deep in winter when you need a brief reminder of sunnier days.
Gut Feeling: A blend of floral and grassy herbs supports healthy digestion and overall gut health. These herbs have been used traditionally to help sooth gut mucosa, mend damaged tissues, and improve digestive function, with aromatics like peppermint, chamomile, and fennel to ease gas and bloating. A great evening tea especially after a... r o b u s t meal.
Tide Pool is an earthy and grounding tea blend with a gentle spice note. Formulated as a centering and grounding tea for awakened presence, either through daydream and spiritual reflection, or through focused, creative work. A great blend for cutting through mental fogginess and bringing clarity to the present moment. The addition of damiana and mugwort aid in opening pathways of intuition and spontaneity in our creative work. A great alternative for those trying to move away from caffeine. Vibe: earthy, grounding, meditative
How to use: Bring water to slow boil (208°F). Remove from heat, rest, and pour over herbs.
Infusion: 5-8g (1-2 tbsp.) of tea per 8oz of hot water. Steep covered for 10+ minutes for desired strength. Strain and drink. Resteep as long as the flavor holds!
Deep Infusion: 25g (1/4 cup) of tea per 32oz of hot water. Steep for at least one hour and up to 8 hours. Strain well, pressing as much water out of the herb as possible, and drink! Refrigerate any remaining infusion for up to 2 days.
Solar Infusion / Cold Infusion: 25g (1/4 cup) of tea per 32oz of room temperature water. Steep for at least 8 hours either directly in the sun or on your countertop. Strain well, pressing as much water out of the herb as possible, and drink! Refrigerate any remaining infusion for up to 2 days.
Dimensions: 1.8 oz bags Materials: Made with organically grown or ethically wildcrafted herbs from small farms we trust.
First Curve is a small, local community apothecary comprised of two people: Alex and Stef. They offer place-based herbal preparations that integrate and reflect the overlapping ecologies of body and place including herbal tinctures, bitters, mushroom extracts, and teas that use locally sourced herbs rooted in the Great Lakes Bioregion. Each preparation is formulated and handmade by community herbalist and teacher, Alex Williams in Logan Square, Chicago.
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