The herb (not the pillowy sweet treat!) marshmallow is the go-to ingredient when dealing with many gastrointestinal and respiratory issues. Its magical mucilage property gives it a glue-like quality that has lent this often overlooked herb the reputation as a necessary inclusion in the cupboards of herbal tea aficionados around the globe. And though the eventual candy marshmallow began its evolutionary journey as long ago as 2000 B.C., today, the sticky sweet treat is a far cry from the beneficial form of Buddha Teas Marshmallow Tea.
Althaea officinalis … the official name of the mallow plant, is a perennial species native to Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. The name itself evolved from the marshy habitat of the mallow plant, thus marsh-mallow. Marshmallow boasts some unique qualities, which include its nature to create a viscous substance that overlays membranes. Marshmallow also boasts flavonoids, making this an herbal tea you’ll likely want to keep on hand.
Don’t be fooled by the somewhat pungent scent of this tea; its flavor is root-like, earthy, and deeply soothing. While drinking your cup of Buddha Teas Marshmallow Tea you might be reminded of a cool afternoon, strolling alongside a lush and fertile marsh, as egrets and ducks float and dip into the refreshing water. You know you’re giving your body a healing moment as the warm, golden liquid helps quiet your mind.
Make sure the water is hot enough to extract the full flavor and benefits; a good boil is recommended. Additionally, make sure to let your Buddha Teas Marshmallow Tea steep a good long time, up to 10 minutes, in order to achieve the tastiest cup. The color should resemble hay or straw, tinted slightly gold.