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 […]

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

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.

Peter’s Picks – Green & White Tea

The Green & White Teas we carry in the store have a history dating back to 2006. The addition of White tea to the Green Tea created a blend that would help the steeping time and temperature hold up better for those ‘mistakes’ we all make when steeping a cup of tea - water too hot, steeping time to long, too much tea etc.