Native Name: Yinxing
Plucking Season: Harvested in late fall when the leaves turn yellow.
Introduction: The Chinese name for Ginkgo, ‘Yinxing’, means ‘Silver Apricot’ and refers to the appearance of the fruit. Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest living tree species, and is indigenous to China, Japan and Korea. The trees are deciduous with a lifespan as long as 1,000 years.
A Unique Tree
The Ginkgo has no close relatives in the plant kingdom. It is so unique it is classified in its own division, the ‘Ginkgophyta’ with just one species.
Since 2800 B.C
The medicinal use of Gingko biloba has been traced back to the oldest Chinese materia medica in 2800 B.C. In the western world, gingko leaf has been used since the 1960s. It is believed to improve circulation and blood flow to the brain.
Flavor Profile: A pale brew yet well rounded flavor. Autumnal, woodsy aroma with a lingering, herbaceous taste.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Ginkgo leaves
Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Herbal teas with light, delicate blossoms or leaves require somewhat shorter steeping times and lower temperatures than other more hearty herbs. We recommend using 1 teaspoon of leaf per 8oz of near boiling water (180 to 200 F) and steeping 3 to 5 minutes. This provides a sweeter, better tasting brew while repeated infusions allow you to extract all the nutritional and medicinal benefits from the herb.