Category: Tea Room

Types of Sage and Its Traditional Uses

Latin Name: Artemisia tridentataBotanical Family: Compositae (daisy family) Latin Name: Salvia spp.Botanical Family: Labiatae (mint family) The ancient Romans associated sage with immortality, longevity, and strong mental capacities. The Latin verb sapere, from which the common name derives, means both “to have a good taste” and “to have good sense,” thus linking the plant with wisdom. Artemis, the …

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Growing Herbs: Fennel

Fennel The ancient Greek word for fennel is “marathon”, based on the Greek victory over the Persians in 470 BC at Marathon, a battle that was fought in a field of fennel. Fennel is mentioned as early as 3500 years ago in the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical manuscript for the treatment of flatulence. …

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Add Some Fizz to Your Summer with Fermentation

There is a lacto-fermentation craze afoot. The superstar of the FIY (ferment-it-yourself) movement is kombucha, a fizzy tea-based drink that refreshes as much as it maintains your gut bacteria healthy and happy. Because it’s so good for digestion, proponents of kombucha recommend drinking it every day to make it a part of your body’s routine. …

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How to Make Thai Iced Tea

If you have ever eaten in a Thai or perhaps a Vietnamese restaurant, then you have probably seen an interesting orange colored beverage in a tall glass go by with a waiter or waitress you’ve often wondered just what kind of drink this might be. You’re pretty sure it’s a Thai drink…. after all, you are in …

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Herbs for Tea Making

Growing Herbs Herbs for tea making are as easy to grow as other herbs as the end use is different but the growing conditions are the same, good soil, warmth, light and moisture. For beginners, you only need to start off with a few plants of mint, a patch of chamomile and 4-6 lemon balm …

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Chai Honey Tea Recipe

Experience the health benefits of honey Healthy ingredients are the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Whether it be a minor addition for flavor, or an increased dosage that completely transforms a meal, finding healthy ingredients that are both nutritious and delicious can enhance your diet and your life. Honey is a diverse ingredient that can …

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Tea Time: All About Earl Grey

Earl Grey tea, less commonly (and incorrectly) spelled Earl Gray is a mainstay of British tea culture. Arguably the most popular flavored tea in western countries, Earl Grey is named after Charles Grey, a former UK prime minister and member of the Whig party. Earl Gray typically and historically is a black tea that has been flavored …

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Lemon Balm vs. Lemon Verbena Herbal Teas: A Comparison

Lemon balm and lemon verbena are two naturally lemon-scented herbs. These herbs are quite remarkable in that they naturally smell like lemons, even though neither is closely related to the lemon plant. This article compares the two herbs, which are quite similar to each other, exploring their similarities and differences in terms of flavor, aroma, …

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Recipe: Green Tea Cream Puffs

Delight with these light and flaky green tea cream puffs Green Tea Cream Puffs Ingredients: * 1/2 cup white sugar * 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour * 1 pinch sea salt * 1 tablespoons matcha powder * 2 cups non-fat milk * 2 egg yolks, beaten * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1/2 cup shortening * …

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Dandelion Blessings! 

The first yellow spots in the lawn and along roadsides are telling me every year that winter is finally over, and that the promise of life has come back, and Mother Earth will provide for us with an abundance of food and beauty again. Shining like little yellow stars they take over controlled lawns. They …

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