Rio Amazon Pau d'Arco Tea
- Supports the body's defences
- Supports the immune system
- Contains antioxidants
Pau d’Arco extract (Tabebuia impetiginosa) is derived from the bark of a giant hardwood tree that is native to the Amazon rainforest in South America. Also known as 'Purple Lapacho', infusions prepared from the bark of Pau d'Arco trees have been used by many rainforest tribes for over two thousand years to contribute to the immune system.
Today it is still popular with the modern populations of Peru and Brazil. The bark contains many actives and is a source of antioxidants.
Rio Amazon Pau d'Arco tea is prepared using only certified inner bark from the ‘cambium’ layer of these magnificent rainforest hardwoods. This process is entirely sustainable and the bark can be ‘harvested’ causing no permanent damage to the tree.
Rio Trading uses only well-identified botanical material from sustainable sources.
Put 2 heaped teaspoons of shredded back into a saucepan with 2 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes. Strain and serve. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Pure Pau d’Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) shredded inner bark.
About Rio Amazon Tea
The Rio Amazon Tea Range brings you a selection of unique, high-quality botanicals in unbleached teabags. Our teas are also available as loose teas or in powder form.