Tea Varieties

Tea for our CSA share come from Katydid Farm (formally Tooth of the Lion Farm). The CSA tea share includes:

  • Three tea varieties will be paired together for your monthly share on a rotating & seasonal basis
  • 6 distributions in total
  • Servings Per Container: 10 cups of tea per jar

How To Use: Use 1 tablespoon per 8 oz cup of just boiled water; let steep at least 10 – 20 minutes, and strain. Drink warm or over ice, and don’t forget to add your favorite elixir or tonic! For a pot, use 1/4 cup per quart of water.

Tulsi, anise hyssop, rose geranium, chamomile, calendula and bachelor buttons

Herbal tea for joy, pleasure and delight. Uplift and enchant the senses with the pure joy of a bouquet in a teacup – good for soul, the body, and everything in between.

Applemint, lemon balm, and wild bergamot

Herbal tea blend for ease, strength and balance. Our version of the traditional PA tea, the bold aromatics in this blend soothe digestion, enliven the spirit and connect our bodies to the abundance of a midsummer meadow in full bloom.

Lemon balm, lemon verbena, and calendula flowers

Herbal tea blend for brightening your mood. High summer sun shines through this anti-inflammatory herbal blend for a bright, lemony cup that soothes digestion and gently lifts the spirits.

Anise hyssop flowering tops (Agastache foeniculum)

Sweeter than it’s anise-scented relatives, anise hyssop brews up a unique, gentle and powerful cup of tea.

Applemint leaves (Mentha suaveolens)

A soft, sweet yet potent mint that is excellent in tea, either alone or added to blends. Traditional herb in Pennsylvania Dutch meadow tea.

Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis)

Summer sun in a flower! Our hand-picked calendula blooms are commonly used in topical oils and salves to soothe and hydrate the skin; also use as an excellent anti-inflammatory addition to herbal tea blends.

Chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita)

An old favorite also known as manzanilla or “little apples”, these hand picked flowers are the stars of our spring fields – carefully dried to capture all the powerful aromatics and soothing qualities for your teacup.

Lemon balm leaves (Melissa officinalis)

Sweet and gentle lemony flavor soothes the nervous, calms an upset stomach, and uplifts the spirits. Traditionally used as an antiviral, lemon balm is a gentle herb excellent for daily support.

Lemon verbena leaves (Aloysia citriodora)

Luscious and irresistible, lemony and sweetly floral: lemon verbena is one of our most popular herbs for it’s robust flavor and soothing qualities when brewed up in a cup of tea. Also known as cedron and Luisa.

Oats harvested in milky stage (Avena sativa)

Deeply soothing, packed with vitamins and minerals and with a sweet oatmeal flavor: milky oats are oat tops harvested early when their “milky” latex exudes from the seed. Brew up a cup of milky oats to restore flexibility to your nerves and build a calm strength within.

*Not processed with wheat or any added gluten.*

Peppermint leaves (Mentha piperita)

Spicy, strong and with it’s famous cooling sensation — peppermint is a classic flavor for a bold cup tea that soothes digestion and supports the immune system.

Tulsi flowering tops (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

Also called “holy basil,” tulsi kapoor is a fruity, spicy, aromatic leaf used to relax, release tension, and build a flexible nervous system. Well known as an adaptogen, Tulsi is a traditional Ayurvedic herb native to India and widely revered, known as the “incomparable one”.

Katydid Farm

Certified Naturally Grown, a grassroots model of organic certification for small scale farmers that guarantees the safety and integrity of all our herbs and products.