Mesembryanthemum tortuosum – Tea


Loose leaf tea, indigenous to South Africa. Organically grown, locally sourced from ethical farmers committed to sustainable cultivation.

Common names: sceletium, Namaqua skeletonfig, tortoise fig (English); kanna, tandtrekbos (Khoi); kougoed, kanna (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Mesembryanthemum tortuosum

Previously known as: Sceletium tortuosum

Eco-friendly, biodegradable, compostable packaging – inner corn-starch packet, outer kraft paper bag with tin tie, paper label with natural adhesive.


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Dried Herb Summary

Plant Summary

Mesembryanthemum tortuosum, commonly known as sceletium or kanna, is a small, creeping succulent. Flowers at midday.  The leaves are traditionally fermented and used to address anxiety and stress. With a lifespan of 3 to 5 years, it thrives potted on sunny windowsills, requiring porous soil during active growth in autumn, winter, and spring, followed by a summer rest period.

Creating a Herbal Infusion

Herbal teas are also known as infusions or tisanes. A herbal infusion is made by pouring boiling water over the herb material and allowing it to steep for a few minutes before straining. The amount of herb used depends on your taste preference and the purpose of the tea. A rough guide is 1-4 teaspoons per cup. Generally, use less if very bitter tasting and use more if intended as a fist-aid remedy. Herb material can often be reused 2-3 times before discarding it into the compost or garden. Freshly squeezed lemon juice and raw honey can be added to taste. Chill and add ice for a refreshing iced-tea. Explore different herbal combinations and create your own blends.


Our range of indigenous, organically-grown herbal teas are intended as part of an integrated approach to wellbeing. Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, nor replace prescribed medication. If on medication, pregnant, lactating, or undergoing surgery please consult your healthcare professional before using herbs.


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