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.