First Lady Caroline Harrison (1832-1892) was a lover of art and nature. Young Benjamin Harrison was drawn to her “dancing brown eyes,” which complemented her lighthearted humor and sparkling personality. Caroline used these eyes skillfully as a painter. She worked with oils, watercolors, and china, creating floral patterns. Orchids were especially popular in her designs. This new tea captures the youthful, artist spirit of Caroline Harrison as it honors the Victorian custom of sharing a cup of tea.
Recommendations: Use 1 heaping tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh water until steam rises (180º F);let steep for 1 min. Makes 20-25 cups of tea.
Health Benefits: In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners have used green tea as a stimulant, diuretic, digestion aid and astringent. Studies show that green tea has the ability to regulate blood glucose, density and lower risk heart disease. It is a rich source of the polyphenol EGCG, shown to provide protection against cancer, particularly colon, lung and skin cancers.