100% Certified Organic Ingredients:
White Tea, Cherry, Hibiscus, Spearmint, Peppermint, Maple Syrup bits
Blender's Notes: A lightly colored pink infusion of delicate new growth tea leaves, and subtle cherry, mint and tart notes from the Hibiscus. White tea grown here on our certified Biodynamic farm is used in this popular, refreshing blend. Naturally lightly-caffeinated.
WHITE TEA BUDS AND LEAVES - Diseases and medical conditions are mainly caused by pathogens, which attack the immune system making it difficult for the body to operate at a normal capacity. White tea has antibacterial properties which can protect our bodies from bacteria and other germs.
MONTMORENCY CHERRY - Montmorency cherries contain vitamins, antioxidant compounds and fiber, which may help decrease the risk of a variety of serious medical problems.
HIBISCUS - Hibiscus is a good source of anthocyanins, which make it a beneficial tool in the management of elevated blood pressure, the common cold, and urinary tract infections.
SPEARMINT - The most important health benefits of Spearmint include its ability to improve digestion, prevent and treat acne, boost respiratory health, optimize hormonal levels, relieve stress, increase circulation, maximize heart health, and protect and strengthen the immune system. High in Zinc.
PEPPERMINT- Peppermint has antibacterial properties against microscopic organisms, supports healthy digestion and has an uplifting aroma
MAPLE SYRUP BITS - Consuming maple syrup which is high in antioxidant especially zinc, can help the body to build strong immune system and prevent from disease. An abundant sweetener that we suggest humans use in place of honey so that the honeybees can use the honey they produce to support their families over the wintertime.
From our BLOG...
Our Featured Tea of the Month:
In honor of our bountiful Cherry season here in Northern Michigan, we are featuring one of our delightful White Teas, our "Cherry Mint". What do you experience when you drink a white tea? For me it’s like gently floating on a cloud, sipping my way to calmness and clarity. Cherry Mint is no exception; this smooth and refreshing blend has a base of delicate new growth tea leaves grown 100% right here in our Biodynamic soil. It is Mint forward with the presence of both Spearmint and Peppermint, and well rounded by the richness of the Cherry and Hibiscus.
We are very grateful for the Cherries that we are able to grow so successfully here in this region, and to celebrate this abundance and the National Cherry Festival, here are some other blends that feature these delicious red gems: Hummingbird Nectar All Heart
Kick Back with a Cherry Mint Julep
Perfect for a leisurely July afternoon spent on the porch or a at a picnic, this Cherry Mint Julep recipe is just one way to get creative with our tea. This recipe makes 4 drinks.
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 5 to 6 mint leaves
- 4 teaspoons loose Cherry Mint tea
- 3/4 to 1 cup bourbon
- crushed ice
- lemon slices
- mint sprigs
- Bring 5 cups water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
- Remove from heat and add the tea in an infuser or tea bags. Steep for about 5 minutes.
- Remove tea and let the mixture cool to room temp.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Add bourbon to tea mixture. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add tea mixture and garnish with lemon and mint. Squeeze lemon into drink if desired. Voila!
Tea History Lesson:
Wasted Tea...for independence!
We couldn’t very well send out a newsletter on Independence Day and not talk about the Boston Tea Party. This event was foundational in the establishment of our nation’s Independence from Britain, and speaks to the power and status of tea. On a fateful December morning in 1773, colonists gathered, resentful of the taxes placed on them by the Parliament in order to repay British war debts. They dumped over 340 chests of British East India Tea (92,000 pounds), reportedly making the Boston Harbor smell like Tea for several weeks afterward!
The powerful message sent by this action helped to lay the groundwork for the Revolutionary War which happened about two years later and resulted in the signing of the Declaration of Independence.