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Shou-Lao Tea & Herb
Tangerine Peel (Chen Pi) 陳皮
Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tangerine Peel is said to regulate Qi, relieve abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, hiccup, and nausea as it promotes the movement of Stomach Qi, specifically directing it toward its natural downward movement. It is an important herb for drying damp accumulations, transforming phlegm, and aiding in the regulation of water metabolism. Tangerine Peel acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial due to its high flavonoid content. One of the major components of Tangerine Peel is (d-limonene), which has been reported to have anti-carcinogenic activities, and further studies are now being conducted.
This Tangerine Peel has a fresh citrus smell, and can be utilized in various food dishes to add a healthy herbal component as well as a fresh citrus flavor. It can very well stand alone as a tea if one is experiencing digestive discomfort, or can merely be an addition to your favorite Green Tea, or Puerh Tea, simply by sprinkling a few pieces into your infusion. For digestive discomfort, lightly simmer 3-9 grams for five to ten minutes... taste great as a hot tea, or as a cold refreshing beverage.
Brewing Guide For Single Herb: 3-9 grams of Tangerine Peel for every 8 fl.oz. of water / lightly simmer for 5-10 minutes
Shou-Lao Tea & Herb's Basic Recipe for: Schizandra/Goji Tea ©
This tea is based upon the virtue and tradition of the "100 Days Of Schizandra." It likewise rests upon the story of how in the Legendary Taoist Master Li Qing Yuen's younger years, he encountered of a very old Taoist Master who very easily out walked him. His longevity secret was that he consumed a tea/soup of goji berries every day. This he told Li Qing Yuen, would help him attain a new state of vigor. These two herbs taken together provide for excellent mental clarity and Yin Jing energy, the material basis for longevity and good health.
The Legend of Taoist Master Li Qing Yuen reports that he passed away at the ripe old age of 252 years old. Although his exact age has been disputed, scholars have definitely placed him as having lived more than 120 years of age... not bad. All accounts of him however describe him as being very active, with a bright intelligence, and as having fathered constitutionally very strong and healthy children even into his later years. This is the reason why Taoist Longevity Herbalists to this day can be found creating and refining formulas based upon unbroken lineages of Taoist herbal tradition, the implementing of the empiricism of those traditions, and through recalling the rules and idioms the great masters of the past espoused throughout their life and teachings.
This tea is considered highly anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, is said to cleanse the blood when taken everyday, restore complexion, aid in clearing the skin, help to drain excess water retention, and also will help to gently move digestion. This tea taste very wonderfully sweet and delicious when consumed warm, and when it is cold it tastes like fruit juice.
Schizandra Berry... 0.8 oz.
Goji Berry............ 0.8 oz.
Tangerin Peel........ 0.2 oz
Chinese Licorice..... 0.1 oz. (3 Slices)
Brewing Guide For "Schizandra/Goji Tea: Lightly simmer in 40-50 fl.oz. water for 25 minutes