Willowherb tea (also known as Ivan Chai and Fireweed Tea) is a traditional fermented herbal wellness tea. In the Altai it is called Ivan Chai. Willowherb tea is naturally caffeine-free and - unlike regular black, green or white teas - does not contain taurine, purine, oxalic or uric acids.
One of the differences between our Willowherb tea (Ivan Chai) and conventional teas is that boiling water can be added to the same brew up to four times and the tea won't lose its health benefits as well as flavor. It sure multiplies the number of servings in the bag.
Ivan Chai naturally carries 16 amino acids and a significant amount of macronutrients such as potassium, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus. It is rich in vitamins B and C.
Ivan Chai is celebrated for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it is recommended for people with gastritis, colitis, gastric ulcers, and flatulence.
The bioflavonoids in Ivan Chai increase activity of antioxidant enzymes in the small intestines, liver, lungs, and the small bowel, which makes Ivan Chai an effective natural detoxifier. A concentrated brew of Ivan Chai remedies food or alcohol poisoning.
Because Ivan Chai contains the oenothein B, it was shown to have healing effects on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) and prostatic cancer when used as a complementary supplement.
Rich in magnesium, B vitamins, and flavonoids, Ivan Chai is well known for its ability to reduce anxiety and depression. Some herbalists even praise Ivan Chai as superior to the famous St. John’s Wort.
Willowherb contains easily digestible protein that fills the body with energy and vivacity, restores strength and increases vitality. It also provides a large amount of vitamin C, and due to a group of B vitamins, willowherb supports mental peace and sound sleep.
Willowherb has been used safely as a herbal tea for hundreds of years in Siberia, both as a dried green leaf and as a fermented tea. Ivan Chai (willowherb tea) is considered safe through centuries of traditional use.
We are introducing a caffeine-free wellness tea that is naturally rich in minerals and vitamins. Collected locally and in the environmentally sound manner, and produced by following the recipes preserved throughout the generations, Ivan Chai is an excellent replacement for conventional teas.