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Bags for Tea and Soap

At long last, we have finally restocked our supply of reusable muslin tea bags.  We were out for a time as we wanted to see if we could find a higher quality bag and we were successful.  These bags are great for brewing teas that have finer leaves like Rooibos and Chai, you can also use them to brew large batches of tea with just one bag.  When you are done brewing your tea you can dump the contents, rinse it off and let it dry for your next brew.

While we were searching for tea bags we also came across these great cotton textured bags for holding soap bars.  These bags are made of organic cotton, hold a 112 gram (that’s 4 ounces) bar of soap, and gives you a nice minor abrasive that can help exfoliate your skin while you wash.

Be sure to come in and sample our tea of the day, English Breakfast with Raspberry leaf and Stevia.  English Breakfast tea is a great mental stimulator with powerful antioxidants and Raspberry leaf is great for digestive issues, cramps as well as imparting a light berry flavor to the tea.

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Anxiety Relief Tea

Our tea today is inspired by a good friend that suffers from anxiety and we wanted to help her out a bit.  We combined Earl Grey with Valerian Root, Dong Quai, and Raspberry Leaf which came out as a very nice earthy tea with that nice back note of bergamot you get from Earl Grey.

There are many things that can cause us to be anxious and confronting them can be very difficult.  This blend of tea and herbs helps create balance in your system and relieve other issues that could be preventing you and your body from fully dealing with the issues causing anxiety so I hope you will try it where ever you may be.

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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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Sinus Relief Tea

I woke up this morning and my sinuses were a mess so today’s theme is sinus relief.  Our tea today is a blend of Keemun Congou, Peppermint leaf, Stevia leaf, and Clove.  Peppermint and clove are both great for relieving sinus issues while the stevia provides a little sweetness and the Keemun Congou gives it that nice full bodied base with a little kick of caffeine.

In our diffuser, we have Rosemary hydrosol with lemongrass and peppermint essential oils.  This smells delightful and has my sinuses feeling better already.

Come on down whether you have sinus issues today or not and make your own discoveries.

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Assam, Keemun Congou, Nilgiri Tea

Today’s tea blend features the rich nuttiness of Assam, full bodied sweetness of Keemun Congou, and the floral citrus notes of Nilgiri.  We always want you to feel comfortable making your own blend so it is really fun for us to try some new things to get those creative juices flowing.

If you come into our shop today you will be rewarded with a wonderful combination of Frankincense and Rose hydrosols as well as some lemon essential oil.  Some have asked what you can do with a hydrosol and this is one of the great uses as it will impart much more aroma from your diffuser without being over powering by potentially using too much essential oil.

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Earl Grey with Hibiscus and Stevia

Today’s tea is our organic Earl Grey with a little Hibiscus flower and Stevia leaves.  This blend is not only delicious but Earl Grey has been shown to help fight anxiety and depression while Hibiscus helps with blood pressure, cholesterol, and is a great booster for your immune and digestive system.
As always we love sweetening our tea with just a little Stevia leaf, not extract, so you get the benefit of adding a little sugar without the calories.

Later today we will be getting another shipment which will have Nilgiri and Kukicha Twig teas.  We will also be getting in some other herbs to help you make your own unique and healthy blends.

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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.