Just Arrived: A tasty medley of citrus fruits combined with lemon grass and eucalyptus leaves for a zesty and refreshing summer drink.? We have been serving it over ice and it is perfect that way.? ? Ingredients: apple and carrot pieces, blackberry and eucalyptus leaves, beetroot pieces, hibiscus, lemongrass, all natural flavoring, freeze-dried tangerine-orange pieces, orange slices
April 24, 2007
April 18, 2007
We get a lot of questions about white teas. White teas are simply processed after picking.? They are basically air-dried and withered.? In the cup, White teas are light in color and mild in taste.
- The teas need to be fresh and of good quality
- The subjects must drink tea regularly to acheive any benefit
- It will likely take more studies for the USA medical community to make broad, sweeping claims about tea
We’ll keep our eye out for interesting references and post them here.? Meanwhile, helath benefits aside, we hope you’ll continue to enjoy teas for their taste and rituals that help us all slow down abit each day.
April 16, 2007
Baby Rose Buds are back in the stores.? ? These delicate buds are great on there own of can be blended with other teas to scent them.?
April 12, 2007
We get this question a alot and many people have their favorite solutions.? These range from “Clean my mug?” to elaborate chemical concoctions.? I found an interest site that has lots of tips in general and specifically a nice selection on the tea stain problem.
April 11, 2007
The Spring teas are arriving weekly now…? These just in
? Sencha Mango
It’s BACK!!! The Fresh and juicy ripe mangos – a taste experience of the special kind. If you love their taste and scent,? you will love this tea. The enchanting smell of this exotic composition already unfolds when opening the bag. A real experience! The mellow Sencha decorated with bright sunflower blossoms, harmonises perfectly with the fruity mango flavor.
Pineapple Fruit Blend
This blend of fruits is smooth and mild.? It has a sweet taste due to the lack of hibiscus flowers.? Brew some up and ice it down!
April 10, 2007
April 9, 2007
Just a quick note that we’ll have the spring 170z. I-pot colors in stock soon.? Choose from: papaya, stem green, scarlet, white, green tea, black and periwinkle.? ? These will be in the stores or by special order via the website.
April 7, 2007
? Kerstin met with them last? today and it seems like a great group.
April 5, 2007
While Green Teas reported health benefits keep it in the news, there is a lot of hype out there.? We always advocate that our customer do their own homework and consult with their trusted health advisors on their specific situation.? Recent reports have green tea helping with HIV, Cancer, to wrinkles.? Salon.com just lampooned all the hype in an article laced with sarcasm.
? So what are we to make of all this?
Like any product hyped for health (even broccoli falls into this category) benefits only accrue if:
- High quality products are consumed
- The products are consumed regularly for an extended period of time – we’re talking 4-6 cups per day for years
- The products are part of an overall heathly lifestyle habit
? Our philosophy is to find teas we like and drink them regularly.? While, there are many signs of tea’s healhful properties, I like the for their taste and? rituals the slow us down a bit.? Now where did I put my green tea cheeseburger 😉
The 2nd Tea and Food Pairings class is set for April 30th.? We’ll team up with Bruce Brown Catering again for some delicious food to go with our teas.
Organic mixed greens Tossed with a light vinaigrette
Jamaican Jerked Chicken Flavorful, spicy chicken, served on a bamboo skewer
Smoked Salmon Served with crème frais, and water crackers
Ti Kuan Yin
Chef’s choice of a banana-strawberry dessert
This class is limited to 10 participants and filled last time.