Due to strict new Government rules
surrounding the use of customer testimonials and any medical
reference involving natural products we have removed our dedicated
testimonial page and any information regarding health benefits that
may be obtained from teas and herbals however we read and treasure
the many wonderful stories our customers have sent to us in the
past and urge you to still do so.
We would urge anyone wanting to further their research regarding the teas to read some of the very well written books that cover just about all aspects of pau d'arco tea, Ojibway tea, Stevia etc including stories of their use, preparation, properties, folklore and very interesting history, and would highly recommend them to anyone wishing more information. They can be found in many bookstores including on-line ones such as Amazon and Chapters.
Pau d'arco tea may
be reheated later (after it has been prepared as in the brewing
instructions) on a stove top if you prefer to drink it slightly
warm... (Do not re-boil or make extremely hot), it may be mixed
with juice or sweetened with stevia or honey if desired and can be
consumed on a full or empty stomach. Most people prefer room
should be heated indirectly by adding an equal amount of hot (not
boiling water) if desired, it should not be mixed with anything
other than water and should not be sweetened, it is best consumed
on an empty stomach.
It is not necessary to refrigerate
the brew as the teas natural qualities prevent spoilage, though it
is quite acceptable to do so if you prefer it cold. Many
people prepare the tea one gallon at a time for convenience and
keep it in a glass pitcher. It lasts infinitely longer than
commercial type teas since it is immune to fungus. The shelf life
of the bark is indefinite when stored correctly; i.e. in a low
Many drink four glasses (8oz.)
each day. You can increase or decrease this amount depending on how
you feel. Some people drink as much as a whole gallon of the tea
each day with no discomfort, though usually four to six cups is
recommended, two for maintenance.
It is recommended to start with two and build up as your system adjusts to the cleansing properties.
The Pau d'arco tea (inner bark) is harvested from the Rain Forests in Brazil. It is a "natural" product. HerbCares Pau d'arco tea is not irradiated or sprayed with pesticides. The herb that is imported from the botanical company in Sao Paulo Brazil is lab tested at their facility for bacteria and other contaminates. The government of Brazil (agency called IBAMA) inspects and regulates botanical products exported from their country. The bark is also inspected and cleared by Customs upon arrival in our country.
You can increase the use of the bark by 50 percent if you reuse the tea grinds a second time. Several long time users of the tea report that they extend the use of the tea by making a second batch using the original grinds. Add a small amount (maybe a tablespoon per quart) of new tea to the old tea grinds and boil a second batch of the tea. Strain and mix the two batches together and you have an equally effective brew. More economical use of the herb...
A great strainer to use for straining your pau d'arco tea is a yogurt strainer, it can remove all the tea debris leaving a much clearer liquid for those of you who don't like the "floaties".... A great tip sent in by Donna-Rae in Tennessee.
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We urge you to always seek competent medical advice for all health problems.
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