Eucommia ulmoides, also known as gum tree or Chinese rubber tree, is the only species in the Eucommia family.
It is a latex tree with deciduous leaves, which is found in temperate regions. The tree originates from China.
Its bark, which you will find in our teas, is used in traditional Chinese medicine due to the recognised positive effects it has on vitality and resistance.
Specialists in traditional Chinese medicine class this plant as a warming yang tonic with a sweet and slightly sharp taste. It mainly targets the liver and kidney meridians.
It is a recognised remedy for general weaknesses in the body.