Steeping Tea

Tea has nurtured societies since 1500 BC. As well as provid- ed good health and spirits. Tea can relax and energize you. Tea can bring people together, or be enjoyed alone. Many of the world’s cultures have developed a ceremony surrounding the preparation and enjoyment of tea. From the careful and precise Japanese tea ceremony, to cracking open a can of cold Iced Tea in North America, to passing around a gourd of Yerba Mate in Paraguay; tea connects us to our global history and community. As much as consuming tea is important in millions of peoples’ daily lives, the preparation …

Winter in Chinese Medicine

With the changing of the seasons, we forget that like our furry friends that hibernate in the colder months, we should be taking the time to relax and conserve our energies as well. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is a time to nourish our bodies, to sleep more, and to reflect on our spirituality, our relation- ships with people and indeed, our relationships with ourselves. Although the holiday season is busy, we can also take this time to celebrate and give thanks. This is also a time when we want to incorporate more “warming” foods in our diets to help …

Tips for making Iced Tea at Home

- to make a stronger brew always use more tea and keep the same steeping time - make ice cubes out of tea so you don’t dilute the flavour - pour tea over ice in a glass instead of adding ice to the pitcher - letting black & green tea cool  completely before putting in the fridge may help prevent clouding - mix rooibos tea and complementing fruit tea together to make your tea go farther - use Rooibos extract powder to make instant ice tea.

Red Fruit Tea Smoothie Recipe

1 cup boiling water 3 tsp. Strawberry Kiwi Fruit or any other favourite  Red Berry Fruit Tea 2 tbsp. sweetener 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt (can use frozen yogurt) 1/2 cup ice cubes ( about 3-4 ) 

Fruit Juice Gummy Bears – NON-GMO

THE BEST GUMMIES available. These candies are produced at the Specialty Candy Factory ‘Whilelm Mueller’ in Duisburg, Germany. This candy producer maintains candy making family traditions established in 1949. Some of the recipes are over 100 years old and the producer has maintained these recipes, techniques and utensils, such as original copper kettles to create the unique and delicious candies while preserving the originality, tradition, consistency, and integrity of the tradition.“

The Coffee Bean meets the Tea Leaf

Coffee and Rooibos Tea are combined in this beverage to create a unique taste that both tea and coffee lovers will enjoy it. Coffee beans are added to Rooibos tea and combine well with tea. The Rooibos tea adds natural flavour and the two together create a smooth tasting drink that doesn’t really require any milk or sugar. The Rooibos tea helps to reduce the amount of caffeine per cup so this beverage would be great to have in the afternoon if you want a quick pick me up without a full shot of caffeine.

Smoky Potato Leek Soup

3 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 leeks (use the white & light green parts) thinly sliced 1 rib of celery and 1 carrot 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 Yukon gold Potatoes (2 lbs.) peeled and chopped 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 4 cups strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong ( 10 […]