Dandelion Leaf, Decaffeinated Ceylon Black Tea (non-organic), Milk Thistle Seed, Calendula Flower, Ginger Root, Coriander Seed
Store unused tea in cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Brewing Instructions – Hot Water
Heat water to just below boiling point. Ensure the water temperature is between 70-80 °C (160-175 ° F).
Measure a 1.5 teaspoon of loose tea per 10 oz cup of hot water and place it in an infuser.
Place the tea infuser inside your teapot or mug and pour it over with hot water.
Ensure the tea is covered completely with water and steep for about 3-5 minutes.
When enough time has elapsed, remove the infuser.
Allow to cool to a room temperature before serving.
Add more water or lessen depending on your bird’s taste.
Brewing Instructions – Cold Water
You may also cold brew by placing the tea in cold water and steeping for 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. Strain the tea leaves and flowers from the tea or leave them in the water when serving to your bird.
For apprehensive birds, diluting the tea further may be a better way to encourage drinking. This blend may also be added to dry, or fresh foods, for added dietary diversity.
Brewed tea must be refrigerated if not served and can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days.
To avoid spoilage, it is recommended to remove any unused tea from your bird’s cage after 4 hours.
It is beneficial to offer 1 serving per day.
Herbal avian teas are not to replace drinking water but to be used as additional supplement to enrich your bird’s diet.
Never offer hot tea to your bird. Must be served at mild temperature.
Never use boiled water as it will destroy the beneficial compounds of the tea.
Since tea is a raw, whole food source, we offer it at the same time as other fresh foods and remove it when we pull those fresh foods to avoid spoilage.
Never offer your bird tea that contains caffeine. Caffeine causes cardiac malfunction in birds and is associated with increased heartbeat, arrhythmia, hyper activity, and cardiac arrest.
Avoid serving herbal teas that have been pre-packed in tea bags since majority have been chlorine bleached, which means they are the results of intensive chemical process.