In the Know
Have you even heard of wild cherry bark? We bet you have and you don’t even know it. Most everyone at some time in their life has suffered a serious enough upper respiratory “thing” to warrant downing an over-the-counter syrup or lozenge, which can both be loaded with sugars and grain alcohol. But here’s the deal: When your body is under the weather, the last thing it needs is sugar and alcohol, right? The sweet, syrupy nature of those offerings is nothing like the undressed property of actual wild cherry bark, which feels more mature, more earthy, and far more real deal.
Okay, But What Is Wild Cherry Bark?
Not to be confused with the chockecherry tree (prusus virginiana), the technical name for the wild cherry tree is prunus serotina. Wild cherry bark is classified as an herb, and it contains a substance called amygdalin (also found in blackberry leaves), which makes it useful in Traditional Chinese Medicine to quiet coughs. Native to eastern and central north America, and categorized in the rose family, though the bark of the small wild cherry tree appears smooth like the skin of a youngster, that of the large trees presents as an elder … seemingly decrepit, but as its layers are peeled away, the master imparts its wisdom. It is said that Native Americans employed wild cherry bark to combat a host of physical issues, including dressing wounds, and even tuberculosis!
Why Drink Wild Cherry Bark Tea?
Flavonoids, calcium, potassium, and iron are some of the hidden riches that make up the key components of this relatively unknown herbal tea. As a member of the rose family, you can imagine the kinds of physical and energetic ailments that are encouraged to transform by drinking Wild Cherry Bark Tea.
What Does Wild Cherry Bark Tea Taste Like?
With a shade slightly reminiscent of a French Rosé, and typically considered bitter (an element well known to stimulate digestion), the taste of Buddha Teas Wild Cherry Bark Tea is so surprisingly delightful we know you’ll return to this delicately helpful herbal tea again and again. And, even though wild cherry bark is considered to be bitter, our blend delivers a well-rounded taste, with a touch of sweet, and a tad of tart.
How to Make Wild Cherry Bark Tea
Heat water to boil, let steep covered for at least 5 minutes. Enjoy any time of day.