Mountain Horopito Tea
Mountain Horopito, Pseudowintera colorata
Our Horopito has been picked by our team upholding Tikanga Māori.
Harvested from our family farm near Murchison it grows wild in the native Beech forest. Endemic to New Zealand, it is the only plant wild animals won't eat due to it's hot taste. Māori used the wood from the Horopito to cook Weka. Today its often seen in culinary cooking (not Weka) and as a healing plant for anti-fungal, coughs and tummy aches. Researchers today have found Horopito effective against candida.
Why we like Horopito and how we use it;
Horopito can be too hot if you add too much, use sparingly when making your tea. This creates the most beautiful aroma and the flavour making it a soothing tea. We've found it to be healing for coughs and when feeling sluggish. When having this in the morning it boost energy and helps to rejuvenate mind and body.
Stimulating poor circulation
coughs, colds and asthma.
Effective against candida.
Brewing & Ingredients
Use sparingly, 1/4 of a teaspoon (or less) per 250mls until you are comfortable with the 'hot' taste. If it is too hot the first time, try again but use less, it is an aromatic tea when you get the ratio right for your taste buds.