Friday, December 10, 2010

~Holiday Cheer Tea~

Bringing good cheer to all!

With a twinkle in his eye and a sparkle in his heart the Merry Little Elf rings in the magic of the season with a cup of Holiday Cheer Tea!

Holiday Cheer Tea comes bearing the gift's of Peppermint - cool as the glistening snow, the ancient root of Sarsaparilla,Cinnamon, Clove and Ginger to warm the Hearth of your Heart, the chocolaty rich notes of Cacao, sweet and fruity notes of Tibetan Goji Berries, a bit of zest of Orange Peel, the treasured spices of Nutmeg and Cardamom, tied all together with the sweetness of Vanilla Bean and Honey!
Featuring the wonderful art of Donna D'Orio who created this cheerful little elf!

*Limited edition tea*

 Order your holiday cheer tea now by clicking here

To celebrate our new tea we are gifting one luck person this tea!

To enter leave a comment below and tell us what holiday cheer means to you!  
Comments will close on Sunday Dec. 12 midnight EST.

Congratulations to Sara!!!!! Please e-mail us!!!

~Happy Holidays to all~

Monday, October 4, 2010

~Blends for the fall & teas for digestive health~

~Tasty teas for digestive health~

Our Tummy Tea was formulated to enhance greater digestive power and ease tummy discomfort. A tasty cup of  tea for children and adults!

Herbs behind this blend:

* Chamomile: Is said to uplift the spirits, soothes and calm's the soul. Traditionally used as a carminative, while toning and balancing the stomach.

* Fennel Seed: Is used in many cultures to ease and settle digestion, especially in new mothers and infants.

* Ginger:  Is used traditionally as a tonic for the entire female reproductive system. Also used to help ward off colds and sore throats. This root is utilized in many cultures for it's ability to increase digestive power. Ginger has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties and, has a healing effect on the stomach.

* Peppermint & Spearmint: Mints are known to refresh and invigorate the mind. Toning and balancing to the stomach, while dispelling gas.

~order your tummy tea now and get 10% off your entire order, through Oct. 10th. Enter the code "tummy" at checkout~

Check these other teas for greater digestive power:

* Chai

* Sweet Relief

* Green Mt. mint

* Ginger Mountain Ginseng

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Green Tea Punch; Refreshing and thirst quenching!

 This is a great drink to share at potlucks or bring to your next barbecue!

Enjoy this thirst quenching punch along with the many healthy benefits that green tea supplies.

It has been said that green tea may boosts mental alertness, contains anti-cancerous properties, boosts immune function, lowers stress hormone levels just to name a few!

Grab a cup of green tea now! 

Green Tea Punch:

* 3 Cups of water
* 3 Tablespoons of Green Tea: (I used our Jasmine green)
* 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice or your favorite fruit juice
* 3 oranges
* 3 lemons
* Sweeter ....if desired: 3/4 cup sugar, you can also use Agave, Maple, or honey-in which you may need to adjust the amt.)


 Step 1: Pour 3 cups boiling water over 3 tablespoons green tea in a large glass measuring cup or bowl, and let the mixture infuse for 5 minutes. 

Step 2 : Strain the tea into a large ceramic or glass bowl and let it cool. Add the juice and grated rind of 3 oranges and 3 lemons, 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice, 3/4 cup sugar or desired sweetener.
 whisk or stir well. 

Step 3:  Chill the mixture, covered, for at least 3 hours.

Step 4: Garnish the punch with orange and lemon slices and ice.

Makes 25 to 30 servings.


Friday, August 6, 2010

A read for any new mama or mama-to-be

Normal Newborn Behavior and Why Breastmilk Isn't Just Food
 Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 3:04pm

What is a normal, term human infant supposed to do?

First of all, a human baby is supposed to be born vaginally. Yes, I know that doesn't always happen, but we're just going to talk ideal, normal for now. We are supposed to be born vaginally because we need good bacteria. Human babies are sterile, without bacteria, at birth. It's no accident that we are born near the anus, an area that has lots of bacteria, most of which are good and necessary for normal gut health and development of the immune system. And the bacteria that are there are mom's bacteria, bacteria that she can provide antibodies against if the bacteria there aren't nice.

Then the baby is born and is supposed to go to mom. Right to her chest. The chest, right in between the breasts is the natural habitat of the newborn baby. (Fun fact: our cardiac output, how much blood we circulate in a given minute, is distributed to places that are important. Lots goes to the kidney every minute, like 10% or so, and 20% goes to your brain. In a new mom, 23% goes to her chest- more than her brain. The body thinks that place is important!)

That chest area gives heat. The baby has been using mom's body for temperature regulation for ages. Why would they stop? With all that blood flow, it's going to be warm. The baby can use mom to get warm. When I was in my residency, we would put a cold baby "under the warmer" which meant a heater thingy next to mom. Now, as I have matured, if a baby is "under the warmer," the kid is under mom. I wouldn't like that. I like the kids on top of mom, snuggled.

Now we have a brand new baby on the warmer. That child is not hungry. Bringing a hungry baby into the world is a bad plan. And really, if they were hungry, can you please explain to me why my kids sucked the life force out of me in those last few weeks of pregnancy? They better have been getting food, or well, that would have been annoying and painful for nothing.

Every species has instinctual behaviors that allow the little ones to grow up to be big ones and keep the species going. Our kids are born into the world needing protection. Protection from disease and from predators. Yes, predators. Our kids don't know they've been born into a loving family in the 21st century- for all they know it's the 2nd century and they are in a cave surrounded by tigers. Our instinctive behaviors as baby humans need to help us stay protected. Babies get both disease protection and tiger protection from being on mom's chest. Presumably, we gave the baby some good bacteria when they arrived through the birth canal. That's the first step in disease protection. The next step is getting colostrum.

A newborn baby on mom's chest will pick their head up, lick their hands, maybe nuzzle mom, lick their hands and start to slide towards the breast. The kids have a preference for contrasts between light and dark, and for circles over other shapes. Think about that...there's a dark circle not too far away.

Mom's sweat smells like amniotic fluid, and that smell is on the child's hands (because there's been no bath yet!) and the baby uses that taste on their hand to follow mom's smell. The secretions coming from the glands on the areola (that dark circle) smell familiar too and help the baby get to the breast to get the colostrum which is going to feed the good bacteria and keep them protected from infection. The kids can attach by themselves. Watch for yourself! And if you just need colostrum to feed bacteria and not yourself, well, there doesn't have to be much. And there isn't because the kids aren't hungry and because Breastmilk is not food!

We're talking normal babies. Breastfeeding is normal. It's what babies are hardwired to do. 2009 or 209, the kids would all do the same thing: try to find the breast. Breastfeeding isn't special sauce, a leg up or a magic potion. It's not "best." It's normal. Just normal. Designed for the needs of a vulnerable human infant. And nothing else designed to replace it is normal.

Colostrum also activates things in the baby's gut that then goes on to make the thymus grow. The thymus is part of the immune system. Growing your thymus is important. Breastmilk= big thymus, good immune system. Colostrum also has a bunch of something called Secretory Immunoglobulin A (SIgA). SIgA is made in the first few days of life and is infection protection specifically from mom. Cells in mom's gut watch what's coming through and if there's an infectious cell, a special cell in mom's gut called a plasma cell heads to the breast and helps the breast make SIgA in the milk to protect the baby. If mom and baby are together, like on mom's chest, then the baby is protected from what the two of them may be exposed to. Babies should be with mom.

And the tigers. What about them? Define "tiger" however you want. But if you are baby with no skills in self-protection, staying with mom, having a grasp reflex, and a startle reflex that helps you grab onto your mom, especially if she's hairy, makes sense. Babies know the difference between a bassinette and a human chest. When infants are separated from their mothers, they have a "despair- withdrawal" response. The despair part comes when they alone, separated. The kids are vocally expressing their desire not to be tiger food. When they are picked up, they stop crying. They are protected, warm and safe. If that despair cry is not answered, they withdraw. They get cold, have massive amounts of stress hormones released, drop their heart rate and get quiet. That's not a good baby. That's one who, well, is beyond despair. Normal babies want to be held, all the time.

And when do tigers hunt? At night. It makes no sense at all for our kids to sleep at night. They may be eaten. There's nothing really all that great about kids sleeping through the night. They should wake up and find their body guard. Daytime, well, not so many threats. They sleep better during the day. (Think about our response to our tigers-- sleep problems are a huge part of stress, depression, anxiety.)

And sleep... My guess is everybody sleeps with their kids- whether they choose to or not and whether they admit to it or not. It's silly of us as healthcare providers to say "don't sleep with your baby" because we all do it. Sometimes accidentally. Sometimes intentionally. The kids are snuggly, it feels right and you are tired. So, normal babies breastfeed, stay at the breast, want to be held and sleep better when they are with their parents. Seems normal to me. But there is a difference between a normal baby and one that isn't. Safe sleep means that we are sober, in bed and not a couch or a recliner, breastfeeding, not smoking...being normal. If the circumstances are not normal, then sleeping with the baby is not safe.

That chest -to -chest contact is also brain development. Our kids had as many brain cells as they were ever going to have at 28 weeks of gestation. It's a jungle of waiting -to-be- connected cells. What we do as humans is create too much and then get rid of what we aren't using. We have like 8 nipples, a tail and webbed hands in the womb. If all goes well, we don't have those at birth. Create too much- get rid of what you aren't using. So, as you are snuggling, your child is hooking up happy brain cells and hopefully getting rid of the "eeeek" brain cells. Breastfeeding, skin-to-skin, is brain wiring. Not food.

Why go on and on about this? Because more and more mothers are choosing to breastfeed. But most women don't believe that the body that created that beautiful baby is capable of feeding that same child and we are supplementing more and more with infant formulas designed to be food. Why don't we trust our bodies post-partum? I don't know. But I hear over and over that the formula is because "I am just not satisfying him." Of course you are. Babies don't need to "eat" all the time- they need to be with you all the time- that's the ultimate satisfaction.

A baby at the breast is getting their immune system developed, activating their thymus, staying warm, feeling safe from predators, having normal sleep patterns and wiring their brain, and (oh by the way) getting some food in the process. They are not "hungry" --they are obeying instinct. The instinct that allows us to survive and make more of us.

Dr. Thomas

Lakeshore Medical Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic

Monday, August 2, 2010

World Breast Feeding Week: Honoring The Nursing Mama!

Since Love & Tea is Mama-owned business we take this opportunity to honor World Breast Feeding Week by giving away our to one lucky reader our *Nursing Mama Love Pkg!*

Our Mama's Milk Tea: Formulated to help enrich and nourish mama's milk.  It's even said to be tasty!

 Our Nursing Mama's Compress: I formulated this compress after my 2nd wee one was born and I was feeling a bout of mastitis coming on... I have also used this compress when I've had milk blisters.....Gentle, Effective and Soothing compress every nursing mama should have!

As  I approach my due date with my #4 babe,  I am so grateful for these herbs and all the healing benefits they give to us mamas. I rejoice in their ancient knowledge and wisdom's they give. I feel blessed to share this,  in the products I create with Love & Tea.

I'm a Certified Herbalist, Certified Yoga instructor, Artist and soon to be mama of 4 wee ones!

Leave a comment below to be entered:  tell us your due date or how long you have been nursing for. *Get an extra entry by leaving a comment on our Facebook page :

****Comments will close on Friday Aug. 6th Midnight EST*****

 And the Winner is............ Grace! Congratulations!!!

Please visit our web site for a full selection of teas and wellness bath products for the Nursing Mama and whole family!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Featured Tea; New Mama Rejevenation!

"To take care of ourselves, we take care of those around us."- Thich Nhat Hanh

I have yet to meet a mama who does not need a little TLC!

This tea was formulated to nourish, re-store and re-vitalize mama's after giving birth.

~New Mama Rejuvenation~

A few notes on a few herbs in this tea:

*Nettles: High in Vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting. Especially useful with post-partum bleeding. Used traditionally to increase and enrich breast milk.  The minerals and vitamins provide excellent support is restoring and rebuilding the energy levels following birth.

*Dandelion: This little yellow flower is packed full of essential minerals and vitamins very beneficial for new mamas!  High in Vitamin A, Calcium and rich in Iron to name just a few. Dandelion aids in exhaustion and fatigue.

*Lemon Balm: Relaxes and calms the nervous system.  Lemon Balm has been used traditionally for depression, insomnia.

A great gift for any New mama or Mama-to-be!

and a great read for any mama,  that I couldn't pass up to add:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love, & Tea; Culinary creations with Happy Citrus

These fantastic dishes were inspired by one of our customers, Donna Schwenk 
with our Happy Citrus Tea!

Check out Donna's blog for more great recipes!

Donna writes this beautiful post:

 Before human beings knew or understood nutrition or any type of medicine , all they could do was pray.~ Alex Loyd 

It didn't take them long to figure out that certain leaves, twigs roots and leaves were valuable and healing. Things involved until the era of drugs and medicine. The way most drugs are developed is to take and herb that has a benefit. Then break it down and find out the active ingredient and then make a synthetic version with none of the original herb in the mix. Hence we have a drug that the body no longer can break down easily. This is what the body calls a toxin.

In my garden last week I was walking through my herbs realizing that just like cultured foods these herbs have been around for thousands of years.  The wisdom still resides within these beautiful plants an herbs.  Later that afternoon I was making a new herbal tea that I had gotten in the mail from Love & Tea  I was looking at the ingredients and, ( All Organic, Lemon grass, Lemon peel,Chamomile, Cinnamon Rose hips & Petals,Hibiscus, Elderberry, Lavender, Spearmint)

I was reminded how many wonderful things that come from the earth, are here to help us be healthy and thrive. So inspiration hit and I revamped one of my favorite recipes using these wonderful herbal teas.
 Hope you like it. 

 Coconut curry is so delicious!

Eat The best quality foods you can find.
Pray and be thankful that God has given us a rich and wonderful bounty of wisdom growing in our back yards.
Love one another .
Drink some herbal tea it will enhance these beautiful bodies that house our souls.

Brown Tea Rice

1 teaspoon of Happy Citrus tea placed in a tea bag
1 teaspoon  butter
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro
2/3 cup brown basmati rice
1 1/2  cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 Lime

In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, add rice, tea bag. and butter. Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil. At boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25  to 45 minutes. Remove tea bag squeeze lime over rice. Fluff rice with a fork and add chopped cilantro.

Coconut Chicken Curry

1/2 cup of tea made with Happy Citrus tea
1 small onion, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 small red bell pepper, cubed
1 cup halved mushrooms
2 ounces (1 1/2 cups) broccoli
1 cup thinly sliced carrots or whole sugar snap peas
1 cup sliced zucchini or yellow squash

2 boneless chicken sliced into bite size pieces

Coconut-Curry Sauce
1/2 cup canned coconut milk*
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tbsp curry paste ( I use more but I like it spicy)
1 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp arrowroot
1/2 cup chopped cashews

Add tea to pan and turn heat to medium high add chicken and cook till meat is no longer pink. Add vegetables to pan and cover and turn heat to simmer and cook till vegetables are tender. Remove lid and cook for 5 minutes.

Blend all coconut curry sauce in blender. Add to chicken and vegetables. Bring to a boil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

 Serve with brown tea rice and chopped cashews.

Submitted by  Donna Schwenk.


Thank you Donna for your wonderful recipes and all inspiring words!

 order your happy citrus tea and make this delicious recipe now!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cool Summertime drinks with Love & Tea: Sencha Cherry Fizzy Lemonade

Cool down and sip this flavorful tea inspired drink:

Sencha Cherry Fizzy Lemonade:

Sencha tea is a classic Japanese green tea. try a cup today!

Sencha Cherry Fizzy Lemonade:  From Love & Tea Company

* 2 lb fresh or thawed frozen cherries (1qt) or you can use 1 Cup Organic Cherry Juice

* 1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

* 2-3 Tablespoons of your choice of Sweetener: I used organic raw honey.

* 1-2 Cups of Brewed Sencha Tea

* 1-2 Cups Chilled Sparkling Water

 * Garnish: Fresh cherries, Lemon and ice


Step 1: Brew your Sencha tea  (enough to make 1-2 Cups) Strain and let cool.

Step 2: If you use fresh or thawed frozen cherries; Blend cherries in a blender at low speed until you reach a brightly colored juice. Pour through a strainer, pressing & discarding the solids.

Step 3: Add Brewed Sencha tea,  lemon juice, desired sweeter to your cherry juice. Mix well.

Step 4: Add your Sencha Cherry Fizzy drink to a tall glass , fill with ice and garnish as desired.


For a limited time:

Get 10% off your Sencha Tea now:

Enter the code ' cheers ' at checkout!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cooking with Love & Tea: Coconut Chai Breakfast Cake!

This recipe was submitted by one of our loyal customers, Ursula S. Zamora

We can't wait for the east coast heat to settle down to make this!  
Thank you Ursula!

 ~ Coconut Chai Breakfast Cake~

1 cup strong chai tea, Brewed
1/3 cup uncooked quick (not instant) oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unbleached white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger (use more for a spicier cake)
3/4 cup vegan sugar (I used demerara)
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flaked coconut, 2 tbsp reserved

Prepare the chai ahead of time by steeping 1 (heaping) tablespoon  of Chai of Evolution in one cup of boiling water until cool.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

Combine the dry ingredients (oatmeal through sugar) in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add the chai, applesauce, vinegar, extracts, and all but 2 tablespoons of the coconut. Mix well, and pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the reserved coconut and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Here’s the nutritional breakdown, based on 9 servings: 179 Calories; 2g Total Fat; (11% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 273mg Sodium; 3g Dietary Fiber; 3 Weight Watchers Points

Submitted by:
Ursula S. Zamora

Order your Chai Now and receive 10% off enter the code 'cake' at check out!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Keeping Cool with our Iced Teas!

~Tis' the season for keeping cool in the midst of summer heat~

It's hot here in Vermont and we are staying cool with some fabulous iced teas!

 Here are some of our favorites:

*Moroccan Mint this is a combination of Gunpowder green tea with mint.

*Ceylon Rose: This is a Ceylon black tea that we infuse with rose petals.

*Earl Grey: A classic black tea infused with oil of Bergamont.

* Fairy Celebration tea :  Delightful tea for all ages! We even made this tea chilled and put into Popsicle molds.

* Ginger MT. Ginseng: A tasty tea infused with sassafras, sarsaparilla,  mint!

* Iced Chai: A Caffeine free tea infused with spices of Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and nutmeg.

*Happy Citrus: a light refreshing tea enjoyed anytime!

*Green Mountain Mint: Refreshing blends of peppermint, spearmint and rose hips.

Refresh and keep cool:

~We'd love to hear what your favorite iced teas are~

Stay tuned for our next tasty recipe cooking with tea: our Chocolate Coconut Mint Fudge-sicles!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

~Cooking with Tea: Our Chai Spice Ice Cream!

Tasty summer treats infused with Love & Tea:

Our Chai Spice Ice cream!

~Simple and sweet~

Chai Spice Ice Cream:  (We always use organic ingredients and hope you will too!)

* 1- Cup Well chilled Organic WHOLE milk or Coconut milk
* 3/4 Cup Sugar : You can use agave, maple or granulated cane sugar.
* 2- Cups Heavy Cream
* 1-2 Tsp. Vanilla extract
* 1-2 Cups of our Chai of Evolution brewed tea; 1 Cup of our chai tea blend to 2 Cups water.

Step 1: Prepare your tea infusion/brewed tea: Add 1 Cup of chai to 2 cups water-simmer low heat for 20 mins. you can also make an infusion the night before. You'll want to simmer gently until you have a deep rich color. Turn heat off. Strain out herbs.

Step 2:  In  a Medium Bowl use a hand mixer or whisk to combine the sugar and milk. Stir until dissolved.

Step 3: Stir in heavy cream, brewed chai and vanilla  to taste.

Step 4: Turn on your ice cream maker; pour mixture into freezer bowl through the ingredient spout and mix until thickened.

Order your chai now:

 May you Enjoy!

Monday, June 28, 2010

~Cooking with tea: Thai Coconut Soup~

This is our first cooking with tea post!

We will be featuring many culinary delights from soups, sauces and tempting desserts!

This recipe was adapted from the cook book "Feeding The Whole Family" by Cynthia Lair.

 A traditional Thai soup that uses Coconut milk and Our Lovin' Lemon Tea.

Thai Coconut Soup:

* 2-Tbs. Olive Oil

* 1-Onion finely diced or thinly sliced into half-moons

* 1-tsp. sea salt

* 2-Tbs. Fresh grated ginger

* 2-3 Cloves of garlic, minced

* 1-tsp. ground coriander

* 1-tsp. ground cumin

* 1/3 Cup dry Lovin' Lemon Tea (the dry tea will be added to 3 cups water) You may use 1 cup dry tea for a more enhanced flavor

* 1/2 Pound of cooked organic chicken or organic tofu

* 3 Cups water (this will be infused with our Lovin' Lemon Tea)

* 1  Can of  (14 oz. Coconut Milk)

* 3-4 Tbs. of Tamari or Shoyu Sauce

* 1-  large bok choy: sliced thin

* 2- Large Carrots sliced in rounds

* 2-  Medium potatoes

* 1/2 Cup peas

* 1/4 Cup fresh Cilantro

Step 1: Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Stir in Onion, garlic, salt and saute until onions are translucent. add spices: ginger, cumin, coriander. Cook until fragrant. Turn off from heat.

Step 2:  prepare the Lovin' Lemon Tea infusion: use a small pot, add the 3 cups water and 1/3 cup of the Lovin' Lemon Tea put over low heat and simmer for 20 mins. Once the tea is rich in color then take off the stove and strain the herbs out. For a stronger, deeper tea flavor, you can make an infusion of this tea the night before to add to your soup!

Step 3: Cook your chicken or tofu. Add onion and spices stirring until done.

Step 4: Cook or gently steam carrots, potatoes and peas. When tender add into your chicken or tofu pan.

Step 5:  Stir in coconut milk, Lovin' Lemon Tea or infusion, simmer until all the flavors are blended. About 10-15 mins. Add bok choy simmer another 5 mins. Garnish soup with the cilantro.

This is a quick and easy soup to enjoy! My kids loved it!  they even asked to have more for breakfast
the next day!

Bon Appetit!

Order your Lovin' Lemon tea for your soup now!
  Lovin' Lemon Tea

how to make your tea infusion see our tea tips page

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Featured Tea~ Ceylon Rose

This tea blend of organic Ceylon paired with organic roses  is an ancient recipe handed down from eastern origins.

Ceylon tea is a black tea, known for it's unique fruity inherent flavor, and produces a bright golden color in cup. It's a mild cup with smooth flavor.

This tea tea makes a super iced tea too!

get yours today!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Introducing our 1st, Love -in- Action Program!

We are proud to announce that we are working with this amazing non-profit organization, the Tibetan Stupa project.

We are launching our 'Love in Action' donation program. We will donate 33% of web tea sales when the code 'Tibetan Stupa' is entered at checkout. The funds go directly to support the Tibetan Stupa project.

Tibetan Stupa formed to fund selected construction projects for Tibetans in exile at the Mainpat Tibetan refugee settlement camp in central India, and to provide humanitarian assistance as needed.

~You can contribute to this cause NOW by ordering any of our teas~

When you order a tea from us enter the code 'Tibetan Stupa' at check out  and we will donate 33% of each tea sold to this wonderful organization.

Find out more about this project at

Featured Tea: ~Ginger Mountain Ginseng~

Bursting with flavor!

Ginger Mountain Ginseng

~Energizing, Refreshing and Nourishing~

Artisan Hand-Crafted from Organic:
Ginger, Spearmint,  Peppermint, Eleuthero Root, Sarsaparilla  Root, Sassafras Root.


A bit about this blend~ 
Eluthero root is known for it's healing powers. It's a Adaptogenic herb used for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief.

Eleutherococcus senticosis is more tonifying and nourishing than the true Ginseng's.

Traditionally used to enhance immune function, decrease cortisol levels (stress hormones) and inflammatory response. This herb also promotes improved cognitive and physical performance!

This tea may be enjoyed hot or iced!

Get yours today!

~Ginger Mountain Ginseng~

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

~Infusions for greater wellness~

 ~Female Tonic Blend~

~Infusions for Greater Wellness~
Making Infusions are a great way to increase the medicinal and nutritional content of tea! Infusions are the most medicinally potent, water based herbal preparations.

 This Blend is super rich in minerals, vitamins and essential nutrients.

A few notes on the herbs in this blend:

*Raspberry Leaf: Contains an Alkaloid known as Fragrine, which gives tone to the muscles of the pelvic region and uterus.

Nourishing energy of this plant: Contains Vitamin C, E & A, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus & Potassium.

*Nettles:  Contains one of the highest herbal sources of Chlorophyll.

A few benefits from this plant:
Nettles nourishes the kidneys, increases fertility, decreases leg cramps and muscle spasms due to the high Calcium content.
Nettles is also rich in Vitamin K. which is essential for blood clotting.
Nettles is utilized in pregnancy and post-partum.  This herb helps build and restore mama's energy, especially following birth. Nettles also enriches breast milk.

*Oastraw  (Avena Sativa):
This herb is great for Children, the Elderly and all women, especially useful during pregnancy.

Oatstraw is known to calm the nervous system, build healthy teeth and bones, nourishing to the ovaries, uterus and thyroid, while strengthening the adrenals.

See our "tea tips"  page on things that can effect the taste of your tea.

How to make an infusion

Please see our full selection of teas and create your greater wellness with an infusion today!