Tea of the Week: Summer Punch Green Rooibos

No winner for last weeks Blue Lady, looks like I need to tempt your taste buds a little more this week. Since summer is going and fall is at our door, I think a great summer tea is in order. Summer Punch Green Rooibos, it's absolutely brilliant with its natural sweetness and the fruity explosion that happens in your mouth. The ingredients that make up this tea include: Rooibos, orange peels, strawberry bits, peach bits, sunflower blossoms and cornflowers. Don’t forget to leave a comment to win a 4 ounce bag!

rooibosfieldand man What is green Rooibos? Regular Rooibos is the oxidized version and green Rooibos is non-oxidized; kind of like white tea vs. black tea. I always tell people that Rooibos health benefits rival that of green tea. So if you’re looking for a healthy caffeine free tea, this is it! Here are the nutrients in Rooibos.


Function in the body

Per 200ml

Iron Essential for transport of oxygen 0.07mg
Potassium Metabolic functions 7.12mg
Copper More metabolic processes 0.07mg
Calcium Strong teeth and bones 1.09mg
Manganese Metabolic and bone development 0.04mg
Fluoride Healthy teeth and bones 0.22mg
Zinc Normal growth and healthy skin 0.04mg
Magnesium Healthy nervous system 1.57mg
Sodium Fluid and acid base balance 6.16mg

There are a lot of studies on the benefits of Rooibos. I drink it in the summer when my ankles swell and it works wonderfully. Hubby likes it in the evening because it doesn’t keep him awake at night.

Sad news at Culinary Teas, my daughter-in-law Jen will soon be leaving us. She has moved to Fort Wayne, so her special needs son can have a better education and doctors. She is still working here until she finds another job, we all wish her the best. Have a great week!


Tea of the Week: Blue Lady

Congrats to Fay for winning last weeks Hermes Orange Green! This weeks tea is Blue Lady, the history of the Blue Lady is amazing! I had no idea that the Blue Lady was such a popular historical figure. I've been putting discontinued items in Clearance this week and will continue to do so for awhile. Next week we will start adding new products again! This is one of my favorite things to do, I get to test out new teas and accessories. Next week I will be adding something to replace our popular Brew n Touch, can't wait to show you.

Of all the recorded ghost sightings in North America, more people report seeing a blue lady than any other apparition. Often appearing only for brief moments these spirits materialize, show their hauntingly beautiful forms, and then disappear. There are many Blue Lady legends and this is one of more predominant ones. "The Blue Lady" of Moss Beach Distillery was featured on a episode of "Unsolved Mysteries".

According to the Coastside legend, some 72 years ago a beautiful young woman met a handsome dangerous man and fell in love. The naive young woman, always dressed in blue was already married but made many trips to the restaurant to be with her lover. She died in a violent automobile accident and it is here at Moss Beach you will now find her searching for her lover.

We’ve named this blended tea in honor of this representative of the spirit world because of its hauntingly sweet flavor. Passion fruit, grapefruit, orange, and grenadine all mix together to create a citrus flavor that is almost as delicate as the ghostly shadows of the spirits. The sweetness of the citrus mélange blends perfectly with the astringency of our high grown Ceylon tea. Brew yourself a pot, pour it hot, or over a glass full of ice and prepare to be mesmerized.

On a personal note, school started today! I'm so glad to be back to normal, summer vacation is nice but what a relief when Ethan goes back to school. Hubby is finally getting more hours at work, it's been a slim summer this year. Hopefully the economy will recover soon. Have a great week!


Tea of the Week: Hermes Orange Green Tea

Congrats to Gina for winning last weeks Sencha Decaf Tea! This weeks tea is Hermes Orange Green Tea, this one is excellent iced!

Orange trees originate in in India, with some varieties being found in the south east of the country and possibly the island of Ceylon, while other smaller varieties may have originated in forests of the north east of the country or Bangladesh. The varieties of the north east were used as long ago as 7,000 years ago in traditional dishes. Apart from desserts, orange peel and juice has also been used in Indian savory dishes for thousands of years, sometimes to flavor rice, or add an orange tang to certain vegetable dishes.
Archeologists and historians believe that by the beginning of the first millennium Chinese farmers were setting aside land for orchards and growing oranges, apples, figs and a variety of other tree hanging fruit. Certainly at the height of the Zhou dynasty, and in the times after when the states were warring against each other, many of China’s greatest administrators were writing about the virtues of keeping orchards rather than relying foraging for fruit. Oranges and apples in particular were very popular amongst the nobility and orchardists were known to compete with each other for the pleasure of their lord by growing ever larger, sweeter, or more perfectly rounded fruit.

I love doing the research part of this blog, I never knew the history of the orange. I guess we never stop learning!

On a personal note, for the last two weeks Ethan has had summer school for half a day....which has really cut down my work time. School starts next Tuesday and I will be back to my regular hours. Wow hard to believe Fall is coming, the dogwood tree is losing leaves! Have a great week!


Tea of the Week - Sencha Decaf (again :))

Congrats to Beverly for winning last weeks Sencha Decaf! Because I've been under the weather this week and the Sencha Decaf went really well last week, it's still Tea of the Week. Look for some close-out and new items to start coming next week.