Organic Oat Straw Tea
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In the Know
Oat straw, the unsung hero of medicinal herbs, wants your attention. Its grounded, fully accessible flavor, its generous healing properties, and its light-hearted tint make this herbal tea one you’ll want to keep stocked from now on.
What Exactly is Oat Straw?
Sun-loving, draught resistant, and amber-colored when brewed, oat straw is exactly what it sounds like: the straw of oat. Okay, not exactly exactly, but really close. You see, there are three parts to the plant, and one of them is the “straw,” or stem, the grassy part of the plant separated from the oats themselves. Oat straw is the unripe part of the oat grain, but not necessarily considered a grain.
Is Oat Straw Tea Gluten Free?
Not necessarily. But possibly. How’s that for an answer! While harvesting, transporting, and preparing the plant for consumer use, oat straw has the potential to be contaminated with other gluten-rich crops. So, if you suffer from celiac disease, or are highly gluten intolerant, best to stay clear of oat straw tea unless the manufacturer guarantees theirs is gluten free.
What Does Buddha Teas Oat Straw Tea Taste Like?
Not over powering or bitter in any way whatsoever, this calming cup of tea brings forth a subtle, earthy flavor that feels soothing, warming, and even a little bit delightful. This is a tea you can sip throughout the day and never tire of.
How to Brew Oat Straw Tea
Make sure the water is hot enough to extract the flavor and benefits; a good boil is recommended, unlike for other teas that may prefer a cooler temperature. Additionally, make sure to let your Buddha Teas Oat Straw Tea steep a good long time, up to 10-15 minutes, in order to get the tastiest cup.