TEA TALK

May 3, 2018

What is Pu-erh?

Pu-erh (pronounced poo-air) is an aged, fermented tea that comes from the Yunnan province in China. Pu-erh tea is unique because it’s made from a natural fermentation process. This process oxidizes the plant’s leaves, amplifying its benefits. It also contributes to the tea’s distinct flavor and aroma.

Although pu-erh has a robust, earthy base, its profile will develop over time. Unlike other teas, which get stale over time, pu-erh can mellow and improve with age like fine wine.

These teas are highly valued in...

March 14, 2018

Lavender lemonade was always very popular at our tea room, especially during the summer. Here's how you make it!

First, you can make your lemonade from scratch with fresh lemons or you can use the 12oz frozen cans. Pink lemonade looks prettier. You can always add a drop of food colouring to regular lemonade to get the pink effect as well.

For every 12oz of lemonade add 8 cups of water (even though the package might say 3).

Next, in a pot, add 1 1/2 cups of water with 1/2  cup of sugar.

Bring to a boil.

Add 1/3 of a cup of laven...

January 9, 2017


Can "teatoxing" - the number one weight-loss trend on social media - help you slim down in a hurry? To find out (Women's World) turned to tea expert and natural medicine guru Pina LoGuidice, N.D. While Dr. LoGuidice is not a fan of pricey celeb-endorsed tea detoxes - which often cut calories to metabolism-damaging levels and contain risky herbal laxatives - she does think tea is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to reverse the fattening effects of seasonal indulgences.

"The right teas have powerful medicinal properties...

May 1, 2015

To make 1L:

Take 6 heaping teaspoons of loose leaf tea and add to a large tea pot - add boiling water.

Steep at least 5 minutes.

Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water.

Pour tea into pitcher while straining the tea.

Add ice - garnish and/or sweeten to taste.

To sweeten you can make a simple syrup by boiling water and sugar together and add to your iced tea separately OR simply add sugar to the tea while it is in the pot so it dissolves easily.

You can adjust and customize these steps according to your tastes.

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