Wisdom of the Ancients blends the traditions of native wisdom and the standards of modern science in our line of flavorful, health-promoting teas from around the world. Wisdom of the Ancients promises only the finest herbs that are wildcrafted, family farmed or estate grown. We have abided by fair trade and fair wage principles for more than 25 years.
Ancient Rainforest Treasure
The Pau d'Arco tree that grows in many parts of South America was treasured by the ancient Guarani healers for its inner bark. This tribe from the rainforest of Paraguay discovered it strengthened the body's natural defenses when made into a tea.
With over 100 species available. Wisdom of the Ancients chooses Pau d'Arco from Paraguay because laboratory tests show it to be four times more potent than species found in Brazil. Carefully harvested by hand and cured for 24 months, we bring the health promoting properties to the modern world.
Bring water to a simmer. Do not boil. Use one tea bag per 8 oz. of water.
Ancient Guarani Formula:
Add 12-14 tea bags to two quarts water (demineralized water is preferred), heat slowly and then simmer for 10 minutes. Do Not Boil and Do Not Use Metal Pot. Remove tea bags from heat and add equal amount of Yerba Mate Royale herbal tea. Steep 5 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Refrigerate unused portion.
We use the highest grade species of Pau d' Arco available - Tabebuia Impetiginosa - also known as Purple Lapacho. In accordance with ancient tradition, we use only the inner lining of the bark of this rare species. This potent herb is also known to tribal healers around the world as Lapacho, Ipe Roxo and Taheebo.