Sea Buckthorn Leaf Tea
Sea Buckthorn has been used in the traditional plant medicines of Europe and Asia for millennia. The leaves contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols: powerful antioxidants that help to protect the body from oxidative stress.
With a delicate, earthy flavor similar to green tea, but without caffeine, enjoy this special tea hand harvested exclusively from the regenerative landscape of The New New Age's farm in southern Ontario, Canada.
Permaculturally grown Sea Buckthorn leaf (Hippophae rhamnoides)
Infuse 1 pinch of tea in a vessel of hot water. Let steep for 4 minutes. Strain.
Founded in 2014 when owners Katie and Stephen Hotchkiss moved from Los Angeles, California to plant roots on their family farm – a former tree nursery started by Stephen’s grandfather, THE NEW NEW AGE was founded on their love for Mother Earth and their mission to spread love, health, and happiness through the magic of the plant and fungi kingdoms.
THE NEW NEW AGE is a medicinal herb farm and sanctuary located in the Otter River Valley near Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada. Katie and Stephen manage over 280 acres of mature Carolinian forest, 10 acres of medicinal herbs, and have converted over 50 acres of former farm land to native habitat including tall grass prairie, wetlands, and deciduous forest. And it is here where they grow, forage, and product transcendent, healing herbal products. All THE NEW NEW AGE creations are made in small batches at their certified farm facility, and are formulated by co-owner and Druid herbalist Stephen, with an emphasis on traditional ethnobotanical applications from across time and place that celebrate the transformative spiritual potency of plant medicine as a means of reconnection to Nature. They only source high quality plant material, that has been either permaculturally grown on their own beyond-organic land, certified organic, or ethically wildcrafted and never exposed to harmful chemicals or irradiation of any kind. They work with a small handful of certified organic farms, foragers, and distributors who share their same conservation and core values.
Katie and Stephen are deeply inspired by the interconnectedness of human and environmental health, so they practice beyond-organic, ecological farming and ethical wildcrafting guided by permaculture, esoteric herbalism and Druid traditions. A few of the herbs they actively cultivate/wild harvest are: holy basil, yarrow, sage, pine, reishi, lion's mane, elderflower, lemon balm, mugwort, hops, rose, lavender, bee balm, linden, skullcap, passionflower, prickly ash, spicebush, red clover, and nettles.
With the ongoing support from groups like ALUS Elgin, ALUS Canada, and Long Point Conservation, they are able to continue their conservation work each year. To date, they have restored over 50 acres of farm land to native Carolinian habitat, with a particular emphasis on edible and medicinal plant species. They have also planted over 30,000 trees, established wetlands, as well as tall grass prairie and pollinator habitat, which provides an abundance of food and plant medicine imbued with the verdant energy of the wild Carolinian terroir. They also work with local universities and organizations to support scientific studies and research at the farm. From surveys for rare and endangered plants and animals, to measuring the immediate and long term contributions of habitat conservation to clean air, clean water and biodiversity, these studies provide important information for researchers, ecologists, and policy makers.