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Ivan Tea


Premium black tea made from wild harvested fireweed leaves.

  • Ivan tea is also known as fermented fireweed tea, kaporsky tea, Ivan Chai, or willowherb tea.
  • A caffein free alternative to black tea.
  • This tea is said to be high in Vitamin C and to calm the digestive system.

** Fermented fireweed leaf (Chamaenerion angustifolium)

**indicates wildcrafted

Fermented Fireweed Tea (Boreal Black Tea):

Ivan Tea is an ancient caffeine free black tea derived from the fermentation of young fireweed leaves. The fireweed leaves in this package are carefully picked, rolled by hand, then fermented for several days before being shade dried. This “fermentation” is an oxidation process exposing the cells of the leaves to oxygen over a few days. During this process the leaves change from a “green tea” to a “black tea”.


This tea has been crafted since the 12th century in Russia and is said that to have many health benefits. Ivan Tea is reputed to be high in vitamin c and to have a calming effect on the digestive system. It can be enjoyed at any time of day, especially in the evening. Shade dried for optimal freshness and nutrient content at Laughing Lichens off-grid Solar powered farm.


All the ingredients are hand harvested by Laughing Lichen in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Wilderness Manufacturing:

Each herbal blend we make in small batches at our remote “off-the-grid” wilderness facility located deep in the Northwest Territories boreal forest. Our entire facility is run using solar energy.  This ensures that the air drying of the collected herbs is done in a location far from any pollutants or contaminations.  All of our harvesting locations are in pristine virgin forests (old-growth), as here in the Northwest Territories of Canada, there has been very little development or natural resource activity over the years.

Wild Fireweed

Weight 23 g
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 3 cm


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