Updated: Apr 8, 2021
Steeping Suggestion: dissolve in hot water
St. John's Wort is a tea that I am constantly speaking about here at Tea End Blog but I feel as though I haven't truly done it justice by giving it a proper Tea Review. Four years ago, I performed a Tea Review on a St. John's Wort bagged tea by Buddha's Herbs but its potency and therefore efficiency was much less evident than the St. John's Wort that I sip now .
You see, St. John's Wort is a tea that I take every day, not for just pleasure, but for health. St. John's Wort is efficient in fighting depression and because of this beautiful benefit, the illness no longer plagues me. I use St. John's Wort by Nature's Bounty which comes as 300 mg capsules. At one time, I would pour the contents into hot water and add honey, now I simply release the contents into my mouth and swallow with water (to save sipping time for other teas).
In this post, you will discover the hue, scent, and sip of St. John's Wort but if you would like to to know more about you or someone you love can use St. John's Wort to treat depression then please see my post entitled, "My Journey with Battling Depression using St. John's Wort".
St. John's Wort is a herbaceous plant or shrub with distinctive yellow five-petaled flowers and paired oval leaves, used in medicinal preparations to treat various disorders, including depression. Although America is slow at accepting herbal remedies as nature's way of healing us, Germany has long led the medicinal world into natural remedies, making St. John's Wort the prescription of choice for anyone diagnosed with depression.
St. John's Wort is made from the crushed yellow petals of the plant, the tea's liquor, however, is not yellow but a dark green or sage hue. Perhaps this is linked to the antioxidant flavonoids and other phenolic compounds that are similar to hypericin. The latter are what gives St. John's Wort oil its red color and are apparently responsible for the antidepressant effect.
Hay, woody (sandal wood), faintly floral
Hay, herbal, heavy medicinal,
St. John's Wort is pleasant and smooth, not as pungent as it looks and smells. Faint notes of dried grass quickly envelope and dissipate on the tongue. There isn't a lingering taste or sensation. I find the tisane to be quite pleasant without added sweetener.
St. John's Wort with Honey:
St. John's Wort turns into a comforting sweet grassy tea when honey is added. There is something so consoling about this tea when honey is added. The honey sweetens the hay and faint floral notes and creates such a pleasant sipping experience.
"My Journey with Battling Depression using St. John's Wort"
Date: September 14, 2020
I intended to write a post about my journey with depression and anxiety, but at the last minute I realized that, although they tend to work as a tag team, I have two very separate experiences with these illnesses and there is just so much information that I have to share about them both; in other words, the video would have been way too long for editing; so, in this post, I want to focus on my journey of battling depression...(read more)
Learn more about St. John's Wort on Tea End Blog
"Tea Review: St. John's Wort | Buddha's Herbs" by Gabie from Tea End Blog
"6 Top Benefits of St. John's Wort" by Criticalbench
"St, John's Wort: The Natural Antidepressant" by Bottom Line Inc.
Are you thinking about trying St. John's Wort? Why?