Tea

New in the Shop: Cast Iron Teapot Sets

Just in time for the holidays, we have two chic new cast iron teapot sets! The Gold Turquoise Teapot Set is beautiful and will add flair to any gathering. The teapot in this set is cast with a Tibetan motif — a must-have for that hard-to-shop-for tea lover. The Light Blue Teapot Set is stunning and elegant; perfect for that tea aficionado in your life. The decorative iron teapot features a cherry blossom design. In Chinese culture, the cherry blossom represents the divine feminine, and we think that a tea ceremony with loved ones is also a great way to honor Her and cultivate gratitude for the gifts that nature provides. These high quality teapots are designed to retain heat, and the interior has an enamel coating to prevent rusting. Both sets also include a matching trivet and lid, four matching 6.5 oz. cups, and a stainless steel tea infuser. […]

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2016 Winter Gift Ideas

We love being able to offer an array of goods that empower home herbalists and inspire homemade gifts, but sometimes even the best of us DIY folks are short on time. Here are a few ready-made ideas for you and the people you love. Want these gifts to arrive on your doorstep before December 25? Then make sure to order by next Monday, December 12! For the "I drink tea not coffee" person Have a friend or loved one who is tea-obsessed? We have two unique tea-inspired gift ideas too pretty to hide away in a kitchen cupboard. How about this quality cast iron teapot set decorated with festive gold flair? Or perhaps this contemporary glass teapot to match your tea lovers' modern aesthetic?   For the "I think I need a massage" person This permeating massage oil is one of our four new original blends of organic massage oils […]

  • New in the Shop: Organic Grapefruit Peel

New in the Shop: Organic Grapefruit Peel

We’re excited about the newest addition to our herbs and spices: organic grapefruit peel! Grapefruit is a bit of an anomaly in the world of citrus. Not even 300 years old, it was thought to be the byproduct of a horticultural curiosity gone awry at the time of its discovery. Though no record exists to prove it, scientists theorize that the grapefruit is a delicious cross between a pomelo and a sweet orange. The grapefruit made its way to Florida in 1823, and today, the U.S. is the world’s leading producer. The common name refers to the way the fruit clusters on the tree in a similar fashion to a bunch of grapes. Interesting botanical tidbit! We love this grapefruit peel in tea blends, ground for a body scrub, added to bath salts, and many other body care recipes that call for a sweet and tart hit of citrus. […]

  • New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Cacao Shells

New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Cacao Shells

Do you adore cacao as much as we do? We are excited to introduce organic roasted cacao shells to our collection of organic herbs and spices! Cacao has a long and colorful history as a beloved plant beginning in Central and South America before 1500 BC. The entire cacao fruit was used and considered sacred by the Mayan, Olmec, and Aztec civilizations. Mayans believed that the gods discovered the cacao tree in a mountain offering a plethora of ambrosial delights. According to this mythology, the Plumed Serpent gave cacao to the Maya after the divine grandmother goddess Xmucane created humans from maize. Cacao beans were used for both a ritual beverage and a major currency system in pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations. The generic name of this plant reflects its extraordinary esteem, as Theobroma comes from two Greek words meaning “food of the gods.”     So, what are cacao shells? This […]

  • New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Powder

New in the Shop: Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Powder

For many moons, our loyal customers have been dreaming about Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Powder, and we are happy to report that it is finally here! Dandelion is an amazing plant that has been used for thousands of years in China as a restorative tonic, edible food, and in herbal wines and beers. Dandelion root is a favorite amongst traditional herbalists as a nutritive bitter. The plant’s genus, Taraxacum, is derived from the Greek words “taraxos” meaning disorder and “akos” meaning remedy, which is a not-so-subtle reference to the high opinion ancient Greek healers held for this herb. Dandelion was also widely used by the indigenous cultures of North America where it grows prolifically. Our Roasted Dandelion Root Powder starts as freshly dug dandelion roots. After harvesting, the dandelion roots are dried, chopped, roasted, and ground into a fine powder. This powder is often steeped in hot water to […]

  • New in the Shop: Coconut Rooibos Tea

New in the Shop: Coconut Rooibos Tea

As the days grow longer and warmer here in the Willamette Valley, we can begin to think about the long summer days ahead and spending time in nature with our loved ones. These thoughts of sunny, carefree times inspired our new organic Coconut Rooibos Tea!     This delightful tea blend starts with a base of Certified Organic and Fair Trade red rooibos tea from South Africa. The toasted honey notes of the red rooibos are complemented perfectly by a generous scoop of fragrant organic coconut. The stunning aroma and flavor of this blend will help to inspire an easy mood, leaving you relaxed and refreshed, like time lounging in the tropics. We love it iced too!   Visit our online shop to view our entire selection of herbal tea blends.    

  • New Tea Blend: Turmeric Chai

New Tea Blend: Turmeric Chai

This stunning Turmeric Chai is the latest in our line of organic chai blends. Handcrafted by our tea experts, this chai is wonderfully warming from the synergy of aromatic roots and spices, and we can’t wait for you to experience its delicious flavor and beautiful golden brew! Turmeric has been riding a wave of popularity in the world of natural products, but it has been enjoyed in India for its benefits since ancient times. Many of the valuable properties turmeric offers have been attributed to curcumin, a group of antioxidant compounds found in the rhizome. The root has a brilliant orange color and becomes very hard when dried. It is distinct and fragrant with a scent that is mildly hot and gingery.     This Turmeric Chai boasts a spicy and strong aroma with a hint of earthiness. Your taste buds are sure to be stimulated by the complex […]

  • New Tea Blend: Tropical Guayusa

New Tea Blend: Tropical Guayusa

We are absolutely in love with our new Tropical Guayusa tea blend! The lush notes of coconut and lemongrass have us all feeling transported to paradise. Guayusa is the dried leaves and stems of a South American rainforest holly that’s a close botanical relative to the more well-known Yerba Mate.  A tall tree native to the Upper Amazon, Guayusa has only rarely been collected by botanists and is known almost exclusively as a cultivated plant. Indigenous hunters often make an infusion of Guayusa leaves to help keep them awake and alert. There’s also anthropological evidence that this herb may have been traded, as famous Harvard ethnobotanist Richard Evans Schultes found a 1500-year-old bundle of guayusa leaves in a shaman’s tomb high in the Bolivian Andes, which is far beyond the plant’s natural range. Our new blend featuring this incredible tea is deliciously smooth and fruity. The organic Guayusa gives […]

  • Free Download: Herbal Preparations eBook!

Free Download: Herbal Preparations eBook!

In celebration of Herb Day, we've created this free herbal medicine making e-book as our gift to you! Learn to craft tinctures, infused oils, herbal vinegars, salves, mushroom extracts, and more with this gorgeous guide. Soon you will be well-stocked with herbal goodness!  To make it super easy for you to find the supplies you need, we've included links to all of the ingredients, tools, and container options within these recipes. Simply click on the listed supplies to find that item in our shop.  We hope you enjoy the e-book and feel inspired to create these botanical formulas for your very own home apothecary. Let's honor and celebrate the plants growing all around us… Click here to view our free e-book!  

  • 10 Days of Gratitude & Herbal Giveaway

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Can you believe that Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away?  Let's take some time to celebrate those who've shown us motherly love over the years. She could be a close friend, aunt, grandma, mentor, or the woman who gave you life. No matter her role, these botanically infused gifts will surely express your gratitude for all she's given. From an organic spice rack refresh to a home spa pampering fest, here are a few of our favorite goodies for the special women that give us strength and make our days brighter…       The Culinary Adventurer Does she love to get creative in the kitchen? Freshen up mom's spice rack with a set of new aromatic seasoning blends. Our entire collection is certified organic and includes a variety of classics like Pumpkin Pie Spice, Lemon Pepper, Pickling Spice, and Italian Seasoning, to the fancy flavors of West Indies Rub, Thai Curry, and Cajun Spice. Add a few […]

Recipe: Lavender Earl Grey Latte

With bright, spicy notes of bergamot orange perfuming rich black tea leaves, Earl Grey is a classic that's always en vogue. The aromatic oil from this special citrus fruit is complex with a clean floral spirit that pairs perfectly with the softer sweetness of lavender. Add a little honey, vanilla, and cream to marry it all together and wow…what an indulgent morning treat! The ritual of making a beautiful cup of tea infused with the uplifting scent of flowers and a mildly stimulating caffeine boost can easily elevate the mood. It might just replace your morning cup of coffee.       Lavender is strongly aromatic and can be a bit overwhelming, so finding the right ratio is important. Feel free to adjust the recipe below to your liking…and then be prepared for an experience of tea pleasure like no other. I first tried this flavor combination in kombucha and fell in love! Suddenly, there were lavender scented Earl Grey shortbread cookies, cupcakes, and ice […]

New in the Shop: Organic Green Earl Grey Tea

With the wake of spring, we are thrilled to welcome a Green Earl Grey Tea to our line of Certified Organic teas! Made from lightly fermented Camellia sinensis, Green Earl Grey Tea is rich and floral with the added touch of bergamot essential oil. Tasting slightly less astringent than traditional Earl Grey tea, this tea makes for a delicate and refreshing morning routine! A bit of cream and honey bring to life the decadence of this delicious take on a classic. Our Certified Organic Green Earl Grey Tea is also Fair Trade certified!   Our complete line of Certified Organic Green and White Teas!