Sounds like November’s tea of the month has a lot of fans! At one point today, I had three different people messaging me to say they were drinking it at that moment and really enjoying the combination of mulling spices and fall fruits. So happy!
Send a cup of cheer to someone you love! I’m offering gift boxes for this holiday season: a Tea Sampler, a Culinary Sampler, and Build-Your-Own Box. Each comes with five items, serving suggestions, and a coupon in a cheerful purple box. Shipping and local pickup are available!
Not a ton of berries, but I should be able to get a cup or two of tincture from this. Thanks, Lisa, for access to your tree!
Oh heck yeah! I think I’ve succeeded in creating a flavorful, salt-free bouillon substitute that is off-the-charts nutritious. Add a teaspoon or two to any store-bought or homemade broth, or use a tablespoon in 12oz of water (and salt to taste) for instant broth.
Burdock, astragalus, dandelion leaf, celery leaf, kale, garlic, turmeric, and ginger. Just what your body needs to rebuild.
This one is available in the store, and also in the upcoming holiday gift boxes!
I’ve had four separate conversations with people in the last few weeks who are looking to cut back their alcohol consumption. One of the common themes is that part of the reason they drink alcohol is for the “rituals” around the alcohol, not the alcohol itself. For example:
- One person liked to “unwind at wine o’clock“
- One person loved the sense of luxury of a well-poured drink in a beautiful glass
- One person had days where they felt like they “needed a drink” after dealing with obnoxious people and difficult situations
- One loved the creativity of mixology and the flavor combinations they could concoct
In these cases, teas and other herbal products can help “fill the gap” left when you cut back on alcohol. “Wine o’clock” becomes “Tea thirty” as you prepare yourself something tasty and mentally unwind. A gorgeous tea pot and favorite cup can elevate a simple tea to a delicacy. Herbal syrups and infusions can be blended with non-alcoholic mixers into a creative array of zero-proof cocktails.
If you’d like to try subbing tea for some of your alcohol, here are some I’d suggest:
- Unwind and relax: Lemon Balm and Lavender
- Delicate flavors for savoring: Tulsi and Anise Hyssop blend
- Highly flavored syrup for mixing: Joy Syrup Kit