Fresh Loose Leaf Tea

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Fresh Loose Leaf Tea

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  • ROOIBOS– our tea is wild crafted.  (no caffeine) Safe for women who are breastfeeding or pregnant and children.

    Rooibos tea or red tea is an herbal beverage, with medicinal properties, that is acquired from the Aspalathus linearis bush plant found in South Africa. The fermented tea is red in color. The health benefits of Red Rooibos tea are abundant. It is popular due to its great taste and unique color that come along with health benefits.

    Health benefits of red Rooibos teamay include its ability to help with  headachesinsomniaasthmaeczema, bone weakness, hypertension, allergies, and premature aging. This tea is absolutely free from caffeine content and is also low in tannins. Drinking Rooibos tea may further ease severe stomach cramps, as well as bring relief from asthma and other related conditions. It also boosts the immune system.

    Green tea has caffeine– however if you chose you can reduce the caffeine up to 80 percent by pouring out the first infusion of water

    GREEN TEAS - are loaded with antioxidants!

    SENCHA 40– GREEN TEA - (Japanese green tea is processed by steaming the leaves – this gives the tea a vegetal – or grassy taste.) The first flush (picking) is known as Sencha.  The leaves from the upper shoots are most often picked because they are the youngest leaves and therefore a higher quality.

    Sencha tea is a Japanese ryokucha (green tea), which is brewed with whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, giving the tea a number of impressive health benefits and a delicious, soothing flavor. The tea is yellow in color and is produced from the top buds and leaves of tea plants. It has a light aroma and is bitter-sweet in taste. Green tea refers to a type of tea that is not treated or processed in any way. Therefore, Sencha, being a green tea retains its nutrients and active ingredients, leading to the many health benefits.

    Sencha tea is infused with many excellent health benefits, including its suggested ability to lower the risk of cancer, prevent chronic diseases, reduce blood pressure, balance cholesterol levels, aid in weight loss, protect the immune system, increase energy, and stimulate cognitive activity.

    CHINA CHUN MEE(means precious eyebrows)

    Chinese tea is processed differently then Japanese green tea – these teas are pan fired instead of steamed which gives them more of a nutty toasted flavour.

    Chun Mee is a popular green tea, has a bright flavour, with a toasty warm clean finish so it is an excellent green tea during day or night.

    It maintains all the same suggested health benefits of other green tea.

    MARGARET LAURENCE TEA – resided in Lakefield Ontario. (18 July 1926 – 5 January 1987) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.  

    Blended with Sencha tea, tulsi (holy basil) and spices – this is a green Chai spiced tea. Very soothing tea – nice evening tea – after dinner.

    The health benefits of holy basil, also known as tulsi, may include oral care, relief from respiratory disorders, as well as possible treatment of feverasthma, lung disorders, heartdiseases, and stress. Holy Basil, which has the scientific name Ocimum sanctum is undoubtedly one of the best medicinal herbs that have been discovered. It has endless potential medicinal values and has been worshiped and highly valued in India for thousands of years.

    Even going close to a tulsi plant can protect you from many infections. A few leaves dropped in drinking water or food can purify and kill the germs within as well. Even smelling it or keeping it planted in a pot indoors can protect the whole family from infections, cough, cold, and other viral infections.

    BLACK CURRENT– black tea from Sri Lanka, with currants. Classic Ceylon flavour. (store favorite)

    Traditionally, black currant drink was known for its medicinal properties and it has now made a comeback in the modern health food world as well, where it is prized for its high antioxidant content.  Black currant berries are small and dark purple, with a tart, astringent flavor, and steeping them with tea makes for a flavorful, rich, and refreshing beverage.

    EARL GREY– black tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of oil of bergamot. Bergamot is a variety of orange that is often grown in Italy and France.

    CREAMY EARL GREY-- A luscious blend of smooth black tea, bright citrusy bergamot oil, and vanilla. Great by itself or with cream and sugar.  (store favorite)

    Traditional way to drink Earl Grey like the British

    1. Start with fresh, cold water and heat in a nonreactive kettle until just below boiling
    2. Measure your Earl Grey tea and place in your tea infuser and allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes
    3. Reserve some hot water and fill your teacup. Let sit for about a minute to warm the cup, then pour the water out. Then add the milk to the warm cup—this will bring the milk to temperature so it doesn’t curdle.
    4. When the tea is done steeping, slowly put it into your teacup over the milk. 

    House Blends

    OASIS – a great calming tea – steep longer for a sleepy time tea.

    BALANCED BODY– can be drank at any time – it is a great tasting tea. However, it is blended to support a liver detoxification.