Monday, June 7, 2010

Tisanes: Nymphaea caerulea, Blue Lily Flower

This also known as a lotus - Nymphaea caerulea, which is known today as a water lily.
Used by the ancients as a sacrament, in their sacred ritual to enhance their spiritual experiences.
In Homer’s Odyssey, the Lotophagi – Lotus Eaters were said to eat the lotus flowers and pods and it gave them a mild sedative effect.
The lotus flower is antispasmodic as well as mildly sedative creating a sense of tranquility and heightened awareness.
It is an excellent non-caffeinated beverage that gives an overall sense of relaxation.

Smell: Floral, earthy, muscatel

Color: Amber, clear

Taste: Muscatel, floral, earthy, smooth

Body: medium thick

Liquor: medium brass

Stay: Clear, full stay in the mouth, with a lingering floral in the cheeks and the tip of tongue

Leaf/Flower: Clean, full and unblemished buds. Buds measures between 2 ½ to 3 ½ inches long.
Unblossomed .
Ground medium fine to execute maximum taste.

Conclusion: Calming to the heart and senses.
An exquisite flower that yields grate potential for a mild medicinal first aid to relief anxiety, hyperactivity and confused thinking.

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