Evergreen sub-shrub of semi-prostrate habit, with
attractive, pinkish-mauve ﬂowers. Needs a very well-
drained position in full sun. Propagate by division of
the roots in autumn or April. Plant out 2 feet apart.
According to new research, the level of antioxidant substances in tea is equal to that of ginkgo and green tea, known for their extraordinary healing properties. Evergreen tea has been used in Europe for centuries to treat inflammatory and digestive disorders.
Several liver injuries have led to its ban as an herbal medication in many countries.