In the verdant landscapes of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Bluestem Botanicals blossoms as a certified organic herb farm and processor since its roots in 2008. Led by founders Linda Shanahan, an herbalist and registered nurse, and Eric Vander Hyde, an herb farmer and controls engineer, the mission is clear: connecting people with plants for nourishment, healing, and a resilient future.
Harvesting Nature’s Bounty:
Bluestem is not your ordinary herb farm—it’s an ode to ecology, valuing people over profit. With a mission to foster harmony with natural systems, Linda and Eric have cultivated over 70 aromatic and medicinal crops. Specializing in whole plant, freshly harvested, farm-grown, and processed certified organic herbal extracts, Bluestem caters to the herbal wellness and craft drinks industries.
Commitment to Quality:
Proud members of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and adhering to FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Bluestem ensures the highest standards in their processes. But what truly sets them apart is their commitment to whole-plant goodness, crafting products derived from nature, not artificial flavorings.
The Art of Bitters:
Bluestem’s Cocktail Bitters are a testament to their commitment to flavor derived from whole plants, medicinal potency, and the absence of artificial fillers or preservatives. From the invigorating Aromatic Bitters to the soothing Floral Bitters, each elixir is a symphony of botanicals.
- Aromatic Bitters:
A blend that dances on the palate, the Aromatic Bitters stimulate bitter, sour, and spicy receptors. With the enigmatic schizandra leading the way, the blend includes elecampane for aromatic digestive support and Vana Tulsi, a high-eugenol variety offering a clove-like essence. Black Walnut and Ginger bring warm citrusy spice to this aromatic concoction.
- Floral Bitters:
Experience a burst of floral brilliance balanced by the straight bitterness of Sweet Annie in the Floral Bitters. Lavender, chamomile, and rose geranium weave together for a calming blend. Sweet Annie, famed for contributing Artemisinin, becomes a digestive ally, protecting against invaders. Add these bitters to seltzer water for a low-alcohol, digestion-supporting “Bitters and Soda.”
A Symphony of Flavor and Wellness: Bluestem Botanicals’ Organic Schizandra Bitters
Bluestem Botanicals star product – Organic Schizandra Bitters—are a potion crafted to indulge your senses and nurture your well-being. This elixir, born from the verdant landscapes of Bluestem’s certified organic herb farm, is a celebration of nature’s bounty and the harmonious dance of botanicals.
The Essence of Schizandra:
At the heart of this elixir lies the mystical schizandra, a herb often undiscovered by American palates but revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine as the “Five Flavors Fruit.” Why? Because it stimulates all five known chemoreceptors: Bitter, Spicy, Salty, Sour, and Savory/Umami. Bluestem’s Organic Schizandra Bitters captures the essence of this multifaceted herb, creating a flavor profile that is both intriguing and transformative.
Ingredients that Tell a Story:
Bluestem Botanicals, founded by Linda Shanahan, an herbalist and registered nurse, and Eric Vander Hyde, an herb farmer and controls engineer, embraces a mission to connect people with plants for food, medicine, and a resilient future. Their commitment to quality and sustainability is evident in every drop of the Organic Schizandra Bitters.
The Organic Schizandra Bitters boast a carefully curated blend, where schizandra takes the lead alongside supporting herbs that contribute to a symphony of aromas and flavors. Elecampane, known for aromatic digestive support, and Vana Tulsi, the “Holy Basil” rich in eugenol, intertwine to create a sensory experience. Black Walnut and Ginger add warmth and citrusy spice, balancing the blend to perfection.
The Health Benefits of Bitters:
Bitters have long been revered for their digestive benefits. Bluestem’s Organic Schizandra Bitters take this tradition to new heights by incorporating not only the digestive support but also the holistic wellness associated with schizandra and other herbal allies.
- Adaptogenic Bliss: Schizandra is renowned as an adaptogen, helping the body adapt to stressors and promoting overall balance and resilience.
- Liver Love: As a liver tonic, schizandra supports the organ responsible for detoxification, aiding in the body’s natural cleansing processes.
- Mood Uplifter: Beyond its physical benefits, schizandra is known to have mood-enhancing properties, contributing to a sense of calm and well-being.
A Toast to Wellness:
Adding Bluestem’s Organic Schizandra Bitters to your routine isn’t just about flavor; it’s a toast to holistic wellness. Whether enjoyed as a delightful addition to your favorite cocktail or as a standalone elixir, these bitters offer a unique and healthful twist to your daily ritual.
How to Indulge:
- Cocktail Artistry: Elevate your mixology game by incorporating a few drops of Organic Schizandra Bitters into your favorite cocktails. The complex flavor profile adds depth and sophistication.
- Mocktail Magic: For a non-alcoholic option, blend the bitters with sparkling water or herbal infusions. Create your signature “Bitters and Soda” for a refreshing and healthful beverage.
- Culinary Creativity: Think beyond the glass. Experiment with incorporating these bitters into your culinary creations—salad dressings, marinades, or even desserts.
Bluestem Botanicals’ Organic Schizandra Bitters isn’t just a product; it’s an invitation to savor the richness of nature’s treasures. With each drop, you embark on a journey into the aromatic landscapes of Bluestem’s herb farm, where the essence of schizandra and other botanical wonders come together to create a symphony of flavor and wellness. Embrace the alchemy, raise your glass, and indulge in the transformative magic of Bluestem’s Organic Schizandra Bitters—a celebration of nature’s artistry and the pursuit of holistic well-being.
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Blossom and Bitter: Delightful Bluestem Botanicals’ Organic Floral Bitters
Among the enchanting offerings of Bluestem Botanicals’ is the Organic Floral Bitters—a symphony of botanicals thoughtfully crafted to elevate your senses and nurture well-being. Let’s embark on a journey into the heart of Bluestem’s herb farm, where the essence of flowers converges to redefine the art of bitters.
Nature’s Bounty in a Bottle:
Born from the verdant landscapes of Bluestem’s certified organic herb farm, this elixir is a testament to the founders’ commitment to connecting people with plants. Linda Shanahan, and Eric Vander Hyde, combine their expertise to weave their magic into every drop of the Organic Floral Bitters.
At the core of this botanical masterpiece lies a blend of flowers that create a harmonious explosion of flavor. Bluestem’s Organic Floral Bitters seamlessly balance the straight bitterness of Sweet Annie with the delicate notes of lavender, chamomile, and rose geranium. Each flower contributes to the blend, creating a sensory experience that transcends the ordinary.
The Artistry of Sweet Annie:
Sweet Annie, also known as Artemisia annua, takes center stage in this composition. Beyond its contribution of Artemisinin—an anti-malarial wonder—it lends its bitter principles to support digestive health. A guardian of the digestive pathway, Sweet Annie becomes a flavorful ally, perfect for daily indulgence or to carry along on journeys where water quality may be uncertain.
The Floral Bitters offer more than a burst of flavor—they provide an aromatic journey that calms and uplifts. Lavender, with its soothing properties, intertwines with chamomile, known for its relaxing effects. Rose geranium adds a touch of floral complexity, creating a blend that transcends the traditional bitterness associated with bitters.
Bitters, with their historical association with digestive support, take on a new dimension with Bluestem’s Organic Floral Bitters. Each droplet becomes a celebration of digestive wellness, inviting you to embrace the healthful indulgence of botanical treasures.
The beauty of these bitters lies in their versatility. Whether you’re a mixology enthusiast or someone seeking a non-alcoholic option, Bluestem’s Floral Bitters cater to diverse preferences. Here are some delightful ways to incorporate them into your routine:
- Blossoming Cocktails: Elevate your mixology skills by infusing your favorite cocktails with a few drops of Floral Bitters. The unique flavor profile adds a layer of sophistication to your libations.
- Mocktail Magic: For a non-alcoholic treat, blend the bitters with sparkling water or herbal infusions. Create your signature “Bitters and Soda” for a refreshing and healthful beverage.
- Culinary Creativity: Extend the use of these bitters beyond the glass. Experiment with incorporating them into culinary creations—salad dressings, marinades, or even desserts—for a delightful twist.
Bluestem Botanicals’ Organic Floral Bitters is an ode to the beauty and flavor found in nature’s blooms. With each drop, you’re transported to the sun-kissed fields of Bluestem’s herb farm, where flowers unite to create a symphony for your senses. Embrace the healthful indulgence, savor the floral notes, and let Bluestem’s Organic Floral Bitters redefine your perception of this timeless herbal tradition. In every bottle, you’ll discover not just bitters but a bouquet of wellness and nature’s artistry.