The world’s first herbal infusion from leaves of the jute plant
The plant kingdom offers a vast range of medicinal plants to mankind, most of them still hidden in remote forests. However, some of them are right in front of us and we just didn`t realise yet.
This is what happened to the jute plant too, one of the most important fibre plants in the world. To most people, the jute plant is known for its fibre products like jute bags or hessian cloth. Only very few people know that dried leaves of the young jute plant can be enjoyed as a healthy tea infusion. The jute plant is native to almost all tropical and subtropical regions of the world and has been used for various purposes for centuries.
Jute Tea is obtained from the young leaves of the jute plant. The 45-days-old leaves are harvested, air-dried and then processed. The nutrient-gentle drying process is carried out according to centuries-old, traditional methods.
Be one of the first to experience the delightful taste of a plant which is just about to revolutionize the tea market around the world: the tart yet sweet flavour of a classic herbal infusion meets the exotic taste of a miraculous plant native to the Bengal Region. Become addicted to the unique taste of a caffeine-free tea innovation and enjoy drinking your daily cup of healthiness!
The rediscovery of the miraculous plant Jute (Corchorus olitorius)
The leaves of the jute plant have been used for centuries as medicine in the traditional cultivation areas around the world. Herbal doctors used the leaves and leaf infusions as a preventive measure and to treat a wide variety of ailments. In ancient Egypt, legend has it that Cleopatra used jute leaves and jute infusions to preserve her youthful appearance.
Nowadays in Bangladesh, many North African and Arab countries fresh or dried jute leaves are used as vegetables for cooking and are locally known under the name Molokhia or Mulukhiyah. Almost forgotten is the medical effect of jute leaves – almost nowhere in the traditional cultivation areas of the world jute is used for medical purposes. Until now. For some time now, the jute plant has been experiencing a kind of resurrection worldwide. In addition to the use of jute fibre for tissue of all kinds and jute leaves as vegetables, jute leaves are now increasingly being used for medical purposes.