Taheebo Wellness Tea / Pau d’Arco Brewing Instructions

Taheebo Tea, or Pau d’Arco Tea, is derived from the inner bark of the Tabebuia impetiginosa or Tabebuia avellanedae tree. To extract the active chemicals within Taheebo requires the decoction method of brewing – boiling the bark for at least 15 minutes. This cannot be done with teas packed in individual tea bags.

Our Taheebo Wellness Tea is pure inner bark, and prepared in a fine tea grind, not commonly found on the market today. When brewed properly, this grind brews a stronger and more potent Taheebo Tea than preparations made with the cut and sift (C/S) styles of tea (those teas look like small sticks and shreds of bark).

The brewing instructions below are for our finely ground Taheebo Wellness Tea; the amounts would need to be increased to obtain the same strength if using a C/S style tea.

If you find the tea to be too strong, you may choose to follow some of our Taheebo recipes or add water to dilute it.

Taheebo Tea / Pau d’Arco Brewing Instructions

1. Measure out 1 quart + 1/2 cup of spring water and add to a stainless steel or glass pot.

2. Add 3 tablespoons of Taheebo Wellness Tea to the water.

3. Bring liquid to a full boil with a lid on the pot.

4. Reduce heat and cook covered at a gentle rolling boil for 25 minutes.

5. Pour through a strainer into heat safe glass bottles or pitchers. Let cool, cap and refrigerate. If you are planning to drink your Taheebo Wellness Tea within 3 days, refrigeration is optional due to its strong, natural anti-bacterial properties. When stored in the refrigerator, your tea will remain fresh for up to 8 days.

6. We like to prepare 3 quarts at a time, storing in the refrigerator for easy drinking throughout the week. Follow the same instructions above, using 3 quarts + 1.5 cups of water and 9 tablespoons of Taheebo Wellness Tea (PS: the extra 1.5 cups is to offset water that evaporates during the boiling process).

For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.