Seabuckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides L.) is mentioned in several early Greek texts. Hippophae means “bright shining horse”. It is told that the Greek soldiers fed the fruit, leaves and branches to their horses producing healthy, shiny coats. According to another legend, Seabuckthorn leaves were one of the favourite foods of the legendary flying horse Pegasus.
Picked by hand, seabuckthorn leaves are then air dried, producing a tea with a delicate, green tea flavour. An excellent nutritional resource, seabuckthorn leaves contain most of the biologically active compounds in the fruit with even greater concentrations of flavonols and sterols. High in protein (up to 24%), the leaves are also an excellent source of important vitamins and minerals, most notably calcium, magnesium, beta carotene and folic acid.
tea is a nourishing, flavourful drink.