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Sweet Violet Leaf Tea

Sweet Violet Leaf Tea

This very aromatic flower has a long history in Britain and throughout Europe having a primary use in cosmetics and perfume. Indigo Herbs brings you Sweet Violet in the form of Sweet Violet Leaf Tea which has all the fragrant properties of this small dainty flower. This tea can consumed on its own or be mixed with other teas to create a beautiful infusion which will carry over the sweet smelling properties of this highly aromatic flower.

Stretching back as far as the Romans Sweet Violet has been used to invigorate and transform. The Romans themselves used this bright little flower for sweet wine and even in food. This practice stretched to the medieval period where Sweet Violet flowers were used in strewing on the floors of banquet halls and homes to mask undesirable smells. The most famous story regarding sweet violet concerns the relationship between Joséphine de Beauharnais and Napoléon Bonaparte. It is said that when Joséphine first met Napoléon she threw him a bunch of sweet violet. Later, after Napoléon’s defeat at Waterloo, he was granted one last visit to Joséphine’s grave before his incarceration on the Island of St Helena. Upon Joséphine’s grave Napoléon found sweet violets growing and picked a few in remembrance. These same sweet violet flowers stayed with Napoléon and were later found inside a locket around his neck on his deathbed.

This small plant was once found in many wild patches of meadow and hedgerow in Europe but has since been less noticeable during the modern age. When planted Sweet Violet can become very vigorous and can spread throughout if given the chance and enough shade. There are about 200 hundred varieties. They are found in many temperate regions throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Although there are many different forms of these flowers, the most recognisable is the small plant that has small deep purple flowers and deep green heart shaped leaves. 

Sweet Violet (Loose Herbal Tea) 50g

Latin Name: Viola odorata

  • Leaf and stem tea
  • Aerial parts have been used traditionally for their health benefits
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
Quality Assured Vegetarian and Vegan Safe
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Indigo Herbs Sweet Violet Leaf Tea - premium quality Viola odorata, a great tea for using when under the influence from a virus such as a cold. Sweet Violet Leaf Tea can be infused in boiling water and made into a delicious herbal tea drink.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal tea. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Sweet violet, Banafshah, Fleur de Mars, Garden Violet, Herba Violae, Neelapushpa, Sweet Violet Herb, Sweet Violet Root, Viola odorata, Violae Odoratae Rhizoma, Viole de Carême, Violet, Violeta, Violette Commune, Violette des Haies, Violette de Mars, Viole

Making a delicious cup of tea with loose leaf herbs is simple and easy. Brewing loose leaves is a traditional art with many different styles and varying items of tea brewing equipment on the market. There are one cup teaballs that can be filled with loose leaves, flowers, and barks and submerged straight into a boiling cup of hot water and then left to infuse. The rule of thumb with brewing loose leaves is to allow them to fully release their beneficial aromatic phyto-chemical content.

This process is lovingly called brewing and takes 5-10 minutes so a tea cosy is recommended if you are using a pot. When making a pot of tea it is advised that you use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person and one for the pot. Any true tea maker who truly appreciates the art would recommend heating the pot first, and of course when the tea is fully infused it is absolutely necessary that the drinker sits down and takes a minute to enjoy! For full instructions go to our How to make Herbal Tea Page.

Sweet Violet Leaf tea can be taken by making an infusion. Select the recommended amount of leaves and immerse in boiling water for 5-10 minutes in a tea pot. Pour, strain and serve.


Use 1-2 teaspoon of the leaves to 1 cup of boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes then strain.

1 teaspoon equals 1 gram (1 tsp = 1g)
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.

Manufacture Process

Indigo Herbs Sweet Violet Tea consists of the leaves of the Viola odorata plant which have been carefully selected, cleaned, dried and finely cut. The Sweet Violet plants are expertly grown for the specific use as tea. When the plant has reached full maturity the upper half of the plant is cut and prime examples selected. After inspection and cleaning the plants are laid out in shade to dry. This is to maintain the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant which can be damaged by the strong rays of the sun. After drying, the harvest is tested for heavy metals and other pollutants before being packed and made ready for shipping.

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