Tea glossary

All (4) Herbs (2) Fleurs (2)
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Hawthorn Flowers (leaves)

The hawthorn, or hawberry, is a thorny shrub of Asian origin that is now found throughout the northern hemisphere. In the old days, its magnificent white flowers were a symbol of purity, as well as being the subject of many legends.

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Hibiscus (flower)

The hibiscus is a tropical plant belonging to the Malvaceae family. During the summer months, the hibiscus is adorned with splendid five-petalled flowers. Highly valued in infusions, hibiscus flowers are used in many African and Latin American countries to make a refreshing iced beverage that is sold by street vendors.

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Hops (strobiles cut)

The hop is a large herbaceous plant that belongs to the Cannabaceae family. It is adorned with big conical flowers whose powdery, bitter substance is notably used in making beer. Used in Europe since the Middle Ages, the hop is appreciated above all for its subtle odour.

Hyssop Herb
Hyssop (herb)

Belonging to the Lamiaceae family, the hyssop is a shrub with spiky flowers that is found particularly along coastlines in Mediterranean and Western Asian regions. The hyssop is a plant that is mostly used as a condiment to flavour various dishes and drinks.