Taste Mild with light fishy notes. Very fitting as this herb grows in ponds.
For millennia, the lotus flower has represented purity, perseverance and spiritual rebirth. It earned the spot due to the fact that this unique flower can only grow from mud. Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist and Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh put it succinctly, ‘There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.’ This is to say, without the darkness, there can be no light. Clearly, lotus is a special bloom.
In addition to spiritual health, lotus flowers have numerous other benefits as well. Food science has shown that a simple tisane made from lotus can help the body physically relax. This is thanks to the presence of Vitamin B and pyridoxine, a compound that interacts with the brain’s neural receptors to induce a feeling of calm. Lotus tisane is also high in potassium, and as such may be helpful in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
Last but not least, as you may have expected given the name of our dried luxury lotus, lotus flower tea contains a great deal of fiber. As such, this gentle brew is thought to promote digestion and intestinal function – factors that may contribute to weight loss. Whether your purposes are spiritual or physical, tune in to the lotus and remember the mud from whence it came.