Skullcap Herb

Most commonly skullcap is given for nervousness, either post illness or due to mental or physical exhaustion. Not surprisingly, it is also frequently taken for insomnia due to mental over-activity (picture the restless type who is over-worked and cannot “shut off” at night). Indeed, one of the few double-blind, placebo-controlled studies available on Skullcap showed that the herb did have a “noteworthy” anxiolytic effect on healthy volunteers

Fruit Vinaigrette

Using tea in your salad dressing adds flavour and cuts down on some of the calories. The added berries make it a nice thick dressing. Add a little more olive oil if you like it thinner.

Quinoa Burgers

Make these meatless burgers as spicy as you like. Adjust the Sriracha Chili Sauce to your liking. The Smokey Taco seasoning mix along with cooking the quinoa in Lapsang Souchong Tea gives the burgers a slight smokey flavour. .

Frosty Chai Shake

This shake can be made with either Rooibos Chai Latte Mix for a no caffeine version or Matcha Chai Latte Mix for a kick of caffeine and the goodness that Matcha has to offer. Add some vanilla ice cream for extra creaminess if dairy isn't an issue.

What is Matcha?

Referred to by some as “green tea on steroids,” Matcha is a powdered green tea that delivers even more health benefits than brewed tea.

Peter’s Picks – Rooibos

Rooibos, (pronounced royboss), latin Aspalathus Linearis is South African for ‘redbush’ and is only Grown high in the mountains of South Africa, in unpolluted surroundings. Rooibos is extraordinarily rich in naturally occurring nutrients.