Jiao Gu Lan (also known as Jiaogulan) is a vine that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for many hundreds of years. The Chinese know it as ‘Immortal grass’ which shows how they revere the health benefits it brings. Although we sometimes know it as five-leaf ginseng, it is not a related species, but does match, and some believe is superior to, the health effects of that herb. Since recognised studies were carried out in the 1970’s, Jiao Gu Lan has become a very much sought after herb, and Northern Thailand is recognised as growing some of the finest in the world. Our Jiao Gu Lan Herbal Tea consists of the naturally dried leaves prepared for infusing in the same manner as our other teas. It is a relaxing drink, and many find the underlying slightly bitter undertones soothing.