Shop News

Tea Debut: Oasis & Cerise Citron

On Friday in the shop, we stocked the shelves with our two newest blends. Andrea and I were both smitten with coffee cherry tea and quickly envisioned blends that would play off its earthy cherry notes. Oasis is a delicious combination of coffee cherry tea (cascara) by coffee flour, coconut flakes, elder berries, and indian… Continue reading Tea Debut: Oasis & Cerise Citron

Brewing, Recipes

Experimenting with Coffee Cherry Tea

Since it arrived, everyone in the shop has been dreaming up new ways to use Coffee Cherry Tea. Of course all the usual tea steeping ways. Iced tea with an elder flower syrup is phenomenal and definitely a favorite. Coffee Cherry Iced Tea 7g coffee cherry tea (heaping teaspoon) 4oz just boiled water Steep 5… Continue reading Experimenting with Coffee Cherry Tea

Brewing

Brewing: Coffee Cherry Tea (aka Cascara)

This is some exciting news. We've partnered with Coffee Flour™ to bring their new Coffee Cherry Tea to the US online retail market place. In addition to selling Coffee Cherry Tea online, we are developing a new line of herbal tea blends featuring this unique ingredient. Our first two are debuting this Friday. We've decided to… Continue reading Brewing: Coffee Cherry Tea (aka Cascara)

wild crafting

Wildcrafting: Elder Flowers

Historical lore abounds in regards to the lovely elder tree. Plentiful across Iowa both wild and cultivated it’s been featured in fairy tales, magic making, and herbal remedies going back to the stone age. Sweetly scented and pleasant with honey, it’s considered an herbal ally for children and adults alike. Elder flowers make a delicious… Continue reading Wildcrafting: Elder Flowers

Book Review, Recipes

Recipe: Holy Basil Pesto

 For book club this month I read Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief by David Winston and Steven Maimes, which was a pretty interested read. According to the authors, the three things that are key in an herb being considered an "adaptogen" is that it is 1) Tonic - can be taken daily long… Continue reading Recipe: Holy Basil Pesto