For centuries, Blue Mallow Flowers (Malva sylvestris) were laid down in front of dwellings or worn as a garland for Mayday/Beltane celebrations in England and were known to promote spiritual healing and peace.
Upon being brewed, the flowers yield a delicate mild sweetish tasting infusion with grassy and woody notes. The infusion starts a beautiful blue and when kept for a while turns from blueish purple to grey with a hint of blue.
This tea also contain a mucus like substance which can be used to protect and sooth the throat in case of throat infection and coughs and also help reduce gastric acidity. They are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties.
Blue Mallow Flowers
Steep 1 tsp per cup for 2 to 3 mins in 95-100° C water.
Blue mallow flowers can be enjoyed either as a hot infusion or cooled down to make an iced tea.
They can also be blended with other teas/ingredients like our Spearmint, Lemon Verbena or Orange blossoms to make delicious brews.