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.
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.