Eventually, West Lake tea can be replaced by
any desired green tea as a way of maintaining a sense of equilibrium
rather than returning to smoking.
West Lake Stop Smoking Tea is a product of Zhejiang Province.
In that province is the beautiful city of Hangzhou, famous for
the West Lake. Nearby, is Tian Mu Mountain, which is well-known
for its tea plants, where the delicate "cloud and fog"
(yunwu) tea is grown. The tea gets this name (often shortened
to just "fog tea") because of the weather conditions
that are ideal for growing fine tea. This unique green tea from
Tian Mu mountain is the foundation of West Lake Stop Smoking
Added to the tea leaves is a collection of herb extracts, based
on a formula that had been used more than a century ago to help
wean Chinese nobility from opium addiction, a common problem
during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Among the main ingredients
of this formula are ginseng leaves, lotus seeds, asparagus roots,
and betel nuts. The complete formula remains a secret. The principles
of therapy, however, are well established. The purpose of the
herbal ingredients is to nourish and strengthen the internal
organs so that there is a greater sense of stability and control.
The tea bags are used one bag per cup. The tea may be taken
as often as needed, typically 3 times per day (one cup each
time) to prevent the urge to smoke; but also any time that this
urge is strong. A stop-smoking endeavor should only take a few
days, not more than 10 days in most cases, which may require
using about 3-4 boxes of the tea (each box contains 8 tea bags).
Of course, success in this endeavor will also require a strong
desire to succeed in giving up the smoking habit and be free
from nicotine addiction.
Green tea 88%
Lotus seed 3%
Ginseng leaf 1%
Chinese Asparagus 2%
Licorice root 6%