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.

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.

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.

Rooibos, Galangal, and Clove Tea

We always want you to feel comfortable experimenting with blending your tea with other herbs and spices to create that perfect unique cup that you will love.  For some inspiration today we took our Rooibos tea and added a little Galangal root and Clove which perks up the tea a little given that Rooibos is not stimulating.

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.

Darjeeling Tea with a Twist

For our tea today I mixed our Organic Darjeeling tea with some Galangal and a little bit of clove.  It has a very pleasant spicy flavor to it that really enhances the flavors of the Darjeeling tea.

We enjoy creating little blends like this and also having the herbs and teas so you can create your own unique cup.

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.

English Breakfast Tea and Our Weekly Infusion

Happy Monday!
We made English Breakfast Tea which is one of the most popular tea blends.  The one we carry is medium bodied and a great way to start your day.

Our infusion this week is made with Chamomile, Echinacea, Nettle leaf, and Stevia.  Nettle leaf is a good digestive aid while Echinacea is one of the better-known blood purifiers and Chamomile is a good calming herb as well as a fever reducer.

A Fun Tea Blend for Saturday

Continuing with our blending trend we combined Lemongrass, Hibiscus, Galangal, Bancha, and Keemun Congou teas for our tea of the day.

We have never tried this combination before but are looking forward to tasting it when it is finished.  It should have a nice rich and malty flavor from the Keemun and Bancha teas with a hint of citrus and a light ginger like tang from the galangal.

We really hope that you are encouraged to try new things with your tea and make it a fresh cup every day.