5 Seasonal Herbal Infusions

I like to enjoy produce when it is in season. As October advances, my fridge becomes filled with the likes of winter squash, radishes, and carrots. This bodes well for delicious soups and stews, but what does it mean for tea? Turnip and radish tea is not exactly on my top five list (actually, it’s …

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5 Ginger Teas and Infusions for Autumn

As the October days roll on, crisp air and chilly winds have become the norm. While September might have provided you with a bit of a weather challenge, October is firmly Autumn. It is around this time of year that I find myself tending towards teas with more warming flavours and ginger is top among …

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An Orchard in Your Teapot, Pt. II – Herbals Made with Fruits

Sometimes that orchard in your teapot isn’t tea, but a fruity infusion. Unlike the teas listed in Part I, these infusions are caffeine-free along with being naturally flavorful and often naturally sweet. Some are also quite healthful. One of the frustrations when researching this was the number of companies that call their infusions by the …

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Atypical Herbal “Teas”

We know that tea has a long and storied history and is traced back to China from dates close to 3000 BC. And around here, we tend to talk about “tea” as the product of steeping the leaves of Camellia sinensis, which include the main varieties we’re familiar with, namely, black, green, white, and oolong. …

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