Traditionally Used To Support Cardiovascular Health. Certified Gluten Free. Certified USDA Organic. Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata) is a small thorny tree that produces clusters of brilliant red berries. Like most berries hawthorn has the antioxidant benefits of bioflavonoids. Historical texts make reference to the beneficial effects of hawthorn berries. . Alvita Hawthorn Tea is made with premium-quality organic hawthorn berries and possesses a golden honey color and a slightly astringent yet light and mellow flavor. . The Alvita Story... In 1922 a new era for tea consumption began in America. The herb alfalfa long known for its beneficial nutrients was packaged in tea bags and sold to an emerging health food market. This product became known as Alvita and set the standard for future herbal teas. Today Alvita represents more than forty single-ingredient teas each one uniquely distinct just like the individuals who drink them. . Alvita chooses only the highest quality organic wild-crafted or cultivated botanicals perfectly prepared to provide you with the best Mother Nature has to offer. Historical and scientific literature is painstakingly studied to ensure that the correct traditional plant and most appropriate servings are used delivering premium flavor and quality. . Herbs are gifts from the earth. Alvita takes it stewardship seriously by offering carefully harvested tea in earth-friendly packaging. Our beautifully illustrated boxes are made using recycled paperboard and our English pillow style tea bags are oxygen bleached not chlorine treated. You won't find a better product whit a cleaner package... anywhere. . Alvita... brewed with confidence steeped in tradition.