Bumble Blossom Oolong


Ingredients: Organic Oolong Tea, Organic Red Top Clover

Blender's Notes: Peachy-notes. A deeply oxidized wirey Oolong Tea that is naturally caffeinated. Blended with Red Top Clover Blossoms from our Organic and Demeter Biodynamic Farm.

This is one of our favorite teas for summertime iced tea.


OOLONG TEA - Oolong tea can be an excellent support aid regarding managing specific health conditions when combined with treatment, such as helping to lower high blood pressure in a more natural way, or helping to lower the levels of cholesterol in your blood. Researchers in China studied the relationship between drinking oolong tea and lowering cholesterol levels, as high cholesterol levels can be associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Gained momentum in popularity when Oprah promoted Oolong tea as a weight loss aid.

Red Top Clover:  Red clover's brightly colored flowers contain many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. In herbal medicine, red clover is typically used to treat respiratory issues (such as asthma, whooping cough, and bronchitis), skin disorders (such as eczema and psoriasis), inflammatory conditions like arthritis, and women's health problems..

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Featured Tea of the Month: from our newsletter library

*Bumble Blossom Oolong*
(...an Oolong tea offering)

Previously known as our Almond Oolong, we removed the almonds to allow our facility to become a nut-free facility, while keeping the lovely fruity notes of tea plants grown in close proximity to a peach orchard! One of the many reasons we love our pollinators! 
Ingredients: Organic Oolong tea leaves, Organic Biodynamic red top clover


Blender’s Notes: Peachy-notes. A deeply oxidized wirey Oolong Tea that is naturally caffeinated. Blended with our Demeter Biodynamic Red Top Clover Blossoms. This is one of our favorite teas for summertime iced tea.

*Remember when ordering loose teas, that there are approximately 200 servings per pound (or that 1 oz. of loose leaf tea or tisane makes 15-25 servings)*

Staff Recipe: Bumble Blossom Oolong-Infused Butter!

This was a truly fun and adventurous endeavor! Use this infused tea butter in baking recipes when regular butter is called for, or top baked goods with this rich and smooth treat! The uses are endless, and other teas can be used to suit a particular dish! This butter was used to make lucious peach pancakes and was used within the recipe, as well as on top of the cakes (that were paired with local syrup)! Another idea: infuse butter with a citrus tea, like our Tulsi Citrus Soother, or Lemony-Ginger Sunshine, and pair the citrus tea butter with a flaky whitefish entree.
Get creative and pair away!

*This recipe was featured by Stephani Pollack on her website, "The Cupcake Project", and was originally developed by Robert Wemischner, author of "Cooking with Tea".
His article, "A Bit of Tea Alchemy", can be found here :)

Directions (with pictures when necessary):
1) Measure out ingredients (one Tbsp of organic, unsalted butter for every tsp of tea, noting that the tea leaves will absorb some butter and you will lose some butter volume)
2) Place butter in saucepan, slowly melting on the lowest heat
3) Just as butter is completely melted, add tea and stir to combine
4) Let simmer on lowest heat for about five minutes, watching for infusion/color
5) Turn heat off and let cool in saucepan, maybe another five minutes (do not let harden in pan)
6) Pour mixture into a fine sieve (with catch vessel below) to drain, pressing down hard onto the leaves

7) Here is the beautifully infused golden tea butter in liquid form!

8) Allow to harden in fridge, then cover with parchment paper and refrigerate!
9) Add to any recipe that calls for butter, or use as a spread topping. The results were silky, aromatic, and delicious. Enjoy!

Recipe lovingly contributed by LOD staff member, Kristen!


Customer Recipe Contribution: Bumble Blossom Oolong Lavender Peach Kombucha

We truly love and appreciate our clients! We especially love when they circle back and let us know the fun, innovative ways our tea is woven into their lives.
One such client is a local, Katie Nehil! She is a yoga instructor and herbalist, and recently shared how she uses Light of Day Organics' Bumble Blossom Oolong to create her home-brew Kombucha! Read below for her peaceful peachy recipe!

"I am fairly new to the process of home Kombucha, so I am eager to try new recipes and combinations. I enjoy using Light of Day Teas in my blends because I know that the teas are grown with organic loving kindness. I know that Angela Macke, and the staff at Light of Day, work very hard to ensure a quality product, and it makes me feel good to support local, organic, biodynamic agriculture.

I have successfully brewed Kombucha with Light of Days' Coffee Convert and Namaste from Nepal. This blend utilizes Bumble Blossom Oolong. I love the soft stone fruit aroma of the Bumble Blossom that comes through without added oils or resins (teas that contain added oils should be avoided...they will suffocate and kill your SCOBY...see below for SCOBY info).  

-To begin, I brewed a large pot of Bumble Blossom Oolong- approximately 1/2-3/4 of a gallon.  This required about 3-4 TBS of loose tea. Once the tea was strong and flavored, I removed the tea bags and added 1 cup of Organic White Cane Sugar and stirred to dissolve. 
Allow to fully cool. 

-Hours later, in another pan, I sterilized one half gallon, and one quart size glass mason jar by boiling water method (place jars in pan and cover with water, bring to rolling boil,
boil for a minimum of 10 minutes).

 -Add cooled, sweetened tea to these sterilized jars

-Gently place SCOBY in jars. For the larger jar, I added two smaller SCOBYs
(what's a SCOBY? You can ask a friend for one, or watch here). 

-Cover jars with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band.  I allow these jars to sit on a pantry shelf, away from draft, excess heat, and sunlight. 
-After one week to 10 days, remove the SCOBYs (there will be a new baby SCOBY on the surface of your brew).
-Clean 3-4 750 ml glass flip top bottles and allow to thoroughly dry (similar to these)

-Here comes the point of creativity!
This is called a second fermentation and this is how Kombucha becomes flavored. 
By adding fruit, or fruit juice, to the blend we give the microorganisms in the SCOBY more food.  As they eat it, gas is released, and the Kombucha becomes increasingly carbonated.  

-For this batch, my favorite flavoring blend was:
To flip top jar add:
 1/2- 1 medium, organic fresh peach- pitted, pealed, and chopped small
1/2-1 tsp- Organic, dried lavender buds

-Pour Kombucha over fruit and flowers, and secure flip top lid. Allow to sit at room temperature for 4 days to one week.  It will help to occasionally "burp" the jars by quickly opening and closing the flip top.  The Kombucha is ready to strain when there is lovely "fizz".  

Strain out fruit and flower blend into clean 4 cup measuring cup. 
Clean 750ml flip top jar with soap and water- dry
Add finished Kombucha to clean 750 ml flip top jar, and store in the refrigerator. 

Enjoy!! -Katie

Thank you, Katie! We appreciate you and are thankful for your support!

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