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We Have Tippy the Owl on Our Shelves

We had a visit yesterday from the amazing Ericka Corban and she dropped off 15 copies of her book “Tippy the Owl”.  This book is a whimsical story about a little owl that just can’t stay in his bed and how he and his friend solved the problem.  Along with a fantastic story the illustrations are delightful and make the book an entire experience.  We are very happy to have this as our first book for sale in our store.

For our tea today we prepared Earl Grey with mandarin peel.  We found that the mandarin accents the bergamot in Earl Grey tea beautifully.  We can also serve you a 12oz cup of tea that you can customize by choosing any of our base teas and adding onto it using any of the herbs and spices on our shelves.

Have a great Saturday and be sure to visit the Shoppes at Riverside mall.

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Happy Friday, It’s Time For Some Chai!

Our tradition continues with our great Chai tea blend, mandarin peel, and lemongrass.  We love the combination of Chai and mandarin, in case you couldn’t tell, and today decided to add lemongrass to enhance the health benefits of our tea.

If you want more than a sample we can prepare a cup for you at our new tea service, just ask for the tea of the day.  We are also happy to have some new 12oz French presses that are perfect for brewing tea or coffee at home.

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Chai Tea Friday

It’s Friday so that means we are brewing Chai tea today.  We decided to go a little outside the box and added some cocoa nibs along with the fresh mandarin peel.  The effect is a little unexpected as it tames the spiciness of the chai just a bit and finishes with a delightful citrus note.

We are also filling out our shelves with more bulk oils and just added some Myrrh essential oil to our collection.

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Chai Tea Friday and New Salt Scrubs

Happy Friday, we hope you are getting ready for a fantastic weekend!
Today we have 5 grams of our Chai tea blend with 1 gram of stevia leaf and mandarin peel which has made an 8 cup pot for 30 cents plus the mandarin, which doubled as an after breakfast snack.

Also, we have our newly reformulated salt scrubs in stock.  As you may recall we made the decision to stop using Dead Sea salt as that resource is not being treated properly.  Our new formula uses Pacific Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, and Epsom salt.  This combination affords plenty of minerals and nutrients and all are sustainably sourced from a facility right here in Washington state.

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Mandarin, Stevia, and Chai Tea Today

Keeping with our Chai Tea Friday theme we decided to mix it up a little bit and added some fresh mandarin peel and stevia leaf to our chai tea blend.
We have been amazed by the flavor of our chai tea blend and are looking forward to tasting how the mandarin enhances it with its vibrant citrus fruitiness.

If you have had stevia leaf extract and found it too sweet you will be pleased that using the leaf itself lends its sweetness to your tea but is not as overpowering as the extract.  We have used this a few times with other teas and our herbal infusions and it has become our favorite replacement for sugar and other sweeteners for brewed beverages.