The bark of trees and other plants are scarcely used in teas today, though they are surprisingly beneficial. The herbal use of rough bark shards in teas originates from ancient, nearly forgotten medicinal tisanes that were used by some of the world’s earliest herbalists. These herbalists believed highly in the powerful health advantages that could be found in the crushed barks of plants and trees.
A stimulating bark tea from South America
An earthy bark tea made from the pau d'arco tree
A majestic tea made from white oak bark
An intriguing tea crafted from wild cherry bark
Throughout human history, bark has served a number of important purposes. This protective outermost layer of trees, shrubs and some vines has been used in construction, crafting, even as an emergency food source during famine. Yet who would have suspected that you could also drink it? Crafted from powdered bark, these herbal teas have been largely unknown outside the herbal world until recently, but today, they are available for anyone to enjoy all that bark teas have to offer.
The Buddha Teas bark tea collection is comprised of bark from a variety of sources. From the stately white oak and the playful wild cherry, to the captivating pau d’arco and the trailing cat’s claw vine, each of these plants contributes to provide a well-rounded tea collection. Tea barks are known for being earthy and mild in flavor, soothing and pleasant, but as with all teas, each individual brew is sure to have its own distinct personality. Take the time to explore these bark teas and discover their good qualities for yourself!