Mallow, or malva (in Latin) and the consumption of every part of the plant, has been noted throughout history by many, including the Greek philosopher, mystic, and mathematician, Pythagoras, the Old Testament of the Bible, and the Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher, Pliny the Elder. Due to the blue pigment contained in the petals, mallow was used as a natural blue rinse for greying hair, before being replaced by man-made dyes. Medicinally, herbalists would traditionally use mallow to treat digestive issues, inflammation, respiratory illnesses and for pain relief.
Our wild mallow is harvested 1,400 – 1,500m above sea level from the forest of Odzun, in the Lori region of Armenia, by hand. Compared to standard mallow, our mallow is sweeter and more delicate, due to altitude and purer growing conditions, and has a delightful aroma with delicate sweet closing notes. This truely is a unique tisane as our mallow changes colour in the cup (unaided), from a blueish purple to grey, with a hint of blue when done. Sit back and enjoy – infusions need not only be about taste and health benefits.
Mallow tisane may be drunk hot, and may be used in mocktails, cocktails and recipes.
Choose from the following options*:
- Nazani Tea Caddy (35g) makes approx. 17 cups – £17.95 (2018)
- Caddy Refill Pouch (35g) makes approx. 17 cups – £14.95 (2018)
Catering pouches are also available**:
- Small Catering Pouch (250g) makes approx. 125 servings – POA
- Medium Catering Pouch (500g) makes approx. 250 servings – POA
- Large Catering Pouch (1kg) makes approx. 500 servings – POA
*One portion will only give you one cup, as petals will loose their colour on the first steep.
**Based on servings.
Please note the pouches are not airtight, and therefore once opened, your tisane should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and strong odours. We do not recommend glass, plastic and paper containers. Any noted health benefits of our herbal infusions are from traditional medicine and should not be used to prevent or cure any disease.
Consult a GP if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any other health concerns.
100% Wild Mallow
May – June 2018
|Growth & Production Method|
Use 1 – 2g for every 200ml of 100°C spring water and brew for 5 minutes (or until colour of tisane stops changing)
One portion will give you one cup
Floral and sweet