Dried Wolfberry (Goji) Berry Tea Introduction
Native to Asia, goji berries have been around for centuries but have only recently been popularized in the West and recognized as an amazingly healthy and powerful plant. It is considered to be a superfood that has so many uses and offers incredible health benefits that surpass ordinary fruit that we have been used to consuming. Some even call it the most healthy and nutritious fruit in the world. It is particularly popular in tea form where whole dried wolfberries are brewed in hot water.
The color that you get by steeping this tea is a beautiful fiery shade of red that lures you in. And then you smell the fruity aroma and taste the sweet and slightly tangy flavor which totally takes over all of your senses. Wolfberries resemble the taste of cherries and cranberries, so if you like those fruits, you will definitely enjoy goji tea. It is a tea that can also be consumed cold, serving as a refreshing icy beverage that’s perfect for the summertime. It is a great way to quench your thirst and also a healthy replacement for unhealthy, sugary drinks.
The biggest production of wolfberries is in China, in the famous Ningxia and Xinjiang Counties. The small bright red berries are either cautiously handpicked or gently shaken off the tree into baskets to ensure no damage to the fruit. They are then put in open trays and set out to dry in bright sunlight. That process preserves the berries perfectly, keeping all of the important nutrients and vitamins. That’s why wolfberry tea has such a strong flavor and aroma, allowing you to steep whole berries that result in a cup of very potent tea.
You can not only make a powerful tea from wolfberries, but eat them and use in cooking as well. They can be consumed raw or dried, although it is very unlikely that you’ll find fresh goji berries, but dried ones are equally as nutritious. They can be a great addition to oatmeal which makes them a healthy breakfast choice. But there are literally hundreds of delicious recipes that include goji. That makes it an incredibly versatile plant that can be consumed in many different ways.
In Tibet, wolfberries are known as “happy fruit”. People there believe that gojies are the ultimate source of happiness and wellbeing. They regularly eat and drink it in order to stay healthy and feel content and grounded, connecting to nature and spirituality. It is also considered to be a fountain of youth because it is believed to have anti-aging and restorative properties and that you can actually live longer if you consume the berries every day. Goji berries are celebrated in China in a yearly autumn festival, which is when the harvest happens.
It is very unfortunate that the amazing properties of wolfberries have only recently been recognized in the Western world. During the last couple of years many studies have been done, finally confirming the medicinal value of these berries. They were brought over to Britain in the 18th century, but were not particularly popular at the time. Only during the last couple of decades, when the healthy eating movement started to become prominent in America, wolfberries rose to their well deserved fame and were finally being appreciated.
Taste and Smell Profile
• Flavor: Sweet and floral
• Color: Red
• Smell: Sweet
Dried Wolfberry (Goji) Berry Profile
• Before Brewing: Red, soft
• After Brewing: Soft and mushy
About AiryTea Dried Wolfberry (Goji) Berry Tea Package
• Tea Type: Dried Wolfberry (Goji) Berry Tea
• Weight: 50g
• Shelf Life: 18 months
• Tea Storage Recommendation: Store it in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.
Top 10 Dried Wolfberry (Goji) Berry Tea Benefits
Tibetans used goji berries as a crucial ingredient of their herbal medicine and there are very good reasons for that. Wolfberry tea contains 19 amino acids (8 of which are essential), 21 trace minerals, including the anti-carcinogenic germanium, more vitamin C than an orange, B complex vitamins which are crucial for transforming food into energy, vitamin E, solavetivone, a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial compound, a complete specter of carotenoids which is greater than in any other food, beta-sitosterol which has anti-inflammatory properties, essential fatty acids that are necessary for hormone production and proper brain function. And last but not least, goji berries are in the top 20 on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) food value. The ORAC measures which foods have greater antioxidant capacity. Wolfberries being in the top 20 says a lot about its powerful antioxidant properties.
Some of the health benefits of goji tea is testosterone production, better eyesight, skin health, and cancer protection. For the full list of wolfberry tea benefits, continue reading below.
1. Goji Tea Increases Testosterone
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How To Brew / Prepare Wolfberry (Goji) Berry Tea?
Add your wolfberry tea into hot water and let it steep for up to 10 minutes. Strain the tea, add honey if you prefer to, and your tea is ready to be enjoyed. Wolfberry tea is often mixed with white or green tea, so you can try that combination as well.
Dried Wolfberry (Goji) Berry Tea Shipping Times
We are proud to offer two great shipping methods that will suit everyone’s needs.
Flat Rate Shipping
- Great for people who are not in a hurry and want to save on even more for goji tea. This method will take around 10 to 30 days to arrive.
- For everyone who wants to try our wolf-berry tea as soon as possible, pick this method and get your tea in just 1 to 5 business days.
Please note: this excludes handling time, which is usually less than 24 hours. However, if there are certain situations beyond our control (such as the post office being closed) it may take up to 72 hours for your package to be shipped.
If you have changed your mind regarding the tea, you can return the unopened package to us and we will be more than happy to give you a refund. Please contact us (with your order number) to proceed with the request.