European and Native American women have used raspberry leaf for thousands of years for menstrual support, menstrual cramps, and during pregnancy as a healthy tonic to help prepare the womb for childbirth.* We love this tea for its gently nurturing properties, and its robust taste, which is reminiscent of a delicate and mildly fruity black tea.
A prolific plant that does well in temperate environments, our raspberry leaf grows wild and is gathered by hand in the Gorazde collection region of Bosnia. Picked by a group of collector families and neighbors, the young leaves are best when picked in early summer before the fruits develop. Living on small plots of land nestled amongst the gorgeous rolling hills and meadows of the region, sustainable wild collection represents an important source of income for these families.