Gynostemma grows wildly across China and is used similarly to ginseng. The Gynostemma leaves are thought to have medicinal properties and are often consumed as tea.
Gynostemma tea is caffeine-free and tastes similar to green tea with its slightly bittersweet flavor. It can be blended with other teas or enjoyed on its own.
Botanical Name: Gynostemma Pentaphyllum
Also known as: Fairy Herb, Jiaogulan, Southern Ginseng, 绞股蓝