3-5 grams per 100ml: infuse at 80-85C (180-185F) for about 1 minute; gradually increase steeping time for subsequent infusions
The Fiveleaf Gynostemma herb, also known as Jiao Gu Lan, grows in the southern mountains of China. A thousand years ago, Chinese medical practitioners already were using it as the main ingredient in treatment of a number of illnesses. In 1252, Chinese medical authorities called it a "miracle herb." Its fame has spread around the world. Modern medical research has proven the herb to have superlative medical properties and tea properties. Jiao Gu Lan herbal tea is mild in character. Among other curative properties, it alleviates fever, relieves cough, reduces cholesterol levels, controls development of cancer cells, improves sleep, promotes longevity and boosts the immune system.