Jekka's Herb Teas
'Jekka's Herbs at Canton Tea Co.'
The Canton Tea Company is Britain’s foremost independent tea company and together we have created a new range of superior herbal infusions by combining Jekka’s unrivalled knowledge of organic herbs with Canton Tea’s skills in sourcing and blending award-winning teas. Together we are now launching the world’s finest loose leaf herbal teas comprising : Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Grass, Hibiscus and Goodnight Tea.
Alongside the new Canton Tea range we are still blending our own organic herbal, loose leaf teas, Jekka's Bright & Breezy Brew and Jekka's 3pm Tea, which are available to purchase below.
"I've been in the herb growing business for over two decades, and I've always made my own tea blends to share with friends and family.They encouraged me to produce a tea range for everyone to enjoy." - Jekka McVicar
Lemon Grass Tea
Jekka's Herbs at Canton Tea: Organic Lemongrass
From the organic Amba Estate in Sri Lanka comes a Lemongrass infusion like no other. It was love at first taste for Jekka. Commercial Lemongrass is dried in bunches for several days and then packed and sent for mechanical chopping by which time it is brown and has lost a lot of flavour. The Amba Estate Lemongrass is sorted, hand-cut and dried on the same day, preserving the wonderful fresh, bright green colour and aromatic citrus notes.
40g of loose leaf lemongrass packed in a smart white tin.
Jekka's Herbs at Canton Tea Co: Organic Chamomile
This Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is bright, sweet and smooth. Delicious to drink anytime of day but with the benefit of being soothing, it is ideal to drink after dinner and before bed to calm, relax and help sleep.
40g of loose whole chamomile flowers packed in a smart white tin.
Jekka's Herbs at Canton Tea Co: Organic Peppermint
The leaves of the peppermint, Mentha piperita, have been used in food and as a medicinal ingredient for thousands of years. These whole organic dried leaves have been chosen as they retain a full flavour and release a wonderfully refreshing, zesty infusion. A great aid to digestion after a meal.
For the summer steep the whole leaves overnight in green tea to create a delicious iced tea.
25g of loose leaf peppermint packed in a smart white tin.
Jekka's Herbs at Canton Tea Co: Organic Hibiscus
Hibiscus is delicious hot or cold and the infusion is a beautiful, rich, deep scarlet with a cranberry-like flavour. Once the flowers of the Hibiscus sabdariffa have grown plump, juicy and red, they are hand-picked and naturally sun dried. Hibiscus is believed to have beneficial health properties and contains a high vitamin C content. It can be sweetened with honey or sugar to balance the tartness and bring out the fruity flavour of the infusion.
40g of loose leaf hibiscus flowers packed in a smart white tin.
Lemon Verbena Tea
Jekka's Herbs at Canton Tea Co: Organic Lemon Verbena
The long, curly grey-green leaves of the Aloysia triphylla release a deliciously smooth infusion with a lemon scent and bright fresh notes of cut grass tempered by a creamy softness. Native to South America and valued for its taste and health-giving properties, lemon verbena is naturally caffeine free and a popular digestif, perfect after dinner. Also called Verveine.
15g of whole lemon verbena leaves packed in a smart white tin.
Jekka's Herbs at Canton Tea Co: Organic Good Night Blend
Jekka has been blending this soothing herbal infusion for many years. It is a mixture of lemon verbena, lemongrass, lavender and lime blossom and is fragrant with floral and citrus notes. Perfect for drinking in the evening, before bed to help you relax and sleep deep.
40g of loose tea packed in a smart white tin.
ElderFlower & Lemon Verbena
Jekka chose this to marry natural floral sweetness with a deep lemony base.
Elder is a wild, self-seeding, ancient English hedgerow shrub. It produces beautiful creamy white umbels, the mass of delicate white honey-scented flowers which we use in this infusion. The downy, dark green leaves of lemon verbena carry deep citrus notes and together they combine the refreshing sweet, floral notes of summer.
British Forager's Blend
Jekka's delicious mix of the flowers, leaves and hips of the British hedgerow.
This is a glorious celebration of the variety of the British hedgerow. Hawthorn flowers and leaves lend a floral sweetness, the hips of the wild rose add colour and a soft rounded taste, the nettles a deeper, greener flavour and wild strawberry leaf brings a fragrant fruit note. Jekka's carefully blended and balanced whole is even more than the sum of its parts.This is a unique blend that celebrates an ancient and valuable knowledge that has been handed down through generations, it has character and flavour that is compelling and moreish and we believe will fast become a firm favourite.
Jekka's Holy Basil
A delicious herb, revered for its health-giving properties throughout Asia.
The leaves of the Holy Basil or Tulsi release a peppery aromatic infusion with a wonderful, full-flavoured depth. Cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes for centuries in Asia, Holy Basil is used a great deal in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine) and is a sacred plant to Hindus. Jekka has chosen this as a single infusion because it has such an unusual and delicious flavour, surprisingly smooth, sweet but slightly spicy and rich in antioxidants.
Jekka's Triple Mint
A brilliant combination of three unusual mints to delight the senses.
If you're looking for the best mint tea in the world then this is it. A combination of Wild Jordanian Mint, British Black Peppermint and Water Mint together give an incredible depth and a clean, bright flavour. The mix of spearmint and peppermint will cool and refresh the palate. Jekka is a world authority on mints and has taken us into a new dimension with this blend. The result is a carefully balanced infusion that will delight any lover of mint tea.
NB This product contains water mint which is not suitable for pregnant women.