Bilberries, sometimes slightly sour, have a nice flavour, and are very popular in Russia. For centuries, the juicy berries were used as a traditional remedy to cleanse the body, combat sickness, and improve vision.
The berries are responsible for giving the tea its rich ruby red colour and gentle fruity aroma.
People have always believed bilberries to possess rejuvenating properties, and it has been proven scientifically that they can indeed help rejuvenate the human body and put off aging.
Bilberry leaves and fruit have many healing properties, and are broadly used in traditional medicine due to them being rich in many elements, namely vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and B vitamins. Bilberries also contain the elements phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and potassium, all of which are vital for the human body. They are also rich in carbohydrates, iron, and pantothenic acid.
Ivan-tea leaves contain plentiful vitamins - B vitamins, vitamin C, (and its levels significantly higher than the vitamin C levels in lemons), and vitamin P, as well as numerous micro-elements, including iron, copper, nickel, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and manganese.
Bilberries, especially when paired up with willow herb leaves, have a generally therapeutic effect on the human body. It is, first and foremost, an excellent way to prevent sight impairment. After all, there is a reason for it being lovingly nicknames the “Russian tea for better vision”.
It also has a positive effect on the digestive tract and the cardiovascular system, due to it being so rich in minerals and other elements.
Ivan-tea & Bilberry can bolster your immune system and enhance your body’s protective functions, allowing it to better fight off various infections. Ivan-tea & Bilberry also has a soothing and generally therapeutic effect on the nervous system, helping the body cope with stress and fight against depression.
We hope every family gets the chance to enjoy and appreciate our teas.