The strange weather this spring - both here in the US, and Darjeeling on the other side of the globe from where we source some of our teas - underscores my decision to take our business green. We have been taking steps, determined to be 100 per cent green. We already have decided to deal only with organic teas. When I look at the faces of my two small children, I think if nothing I owe it to them.
As part of our effort to go green, we joined Team Eco-Etsy, a group of “etsy sellers dedicated to reducing, reusing, and recycling.” The team shares ideas on how as small business owners we can adopt creative practices to be gentler on the earth’s resources. It is a wonderfully supportive group of people with lots of great ideas.
Through this team I had the fortune of meeting Sonya Kanelstrand. Norway-based Sonya is a photographer who writes “about green and simple living” in her blog Kanelstrand. She has also been bringing out a stunningly beautiful online magazine the studio where she curates handcrafted eco-friendly products from around the world.
I am proud to have two of our herbal blends Yerba Mate Chai and Hibiscus Chai featured in this month’s edition of the magazine. Incidentally, these two blends, I think are emblematic of our business’s global personality: the chai from India my old home, and Mate and Hibiscus from the West, my new home!
Enjoy Sonya’s creation here, the studio
It's getting hot out there. It's only June and we have a rare heat advisory out today. One of the things you can do to stay cool and energized is make yourself a iced coconut matcha latte. Its a very easy recipe to follow. (Check out the video at the end).
It's getting warm and toasty out there. Guess what's it time for? Iced Tea!!!
Let me share with you today a very easy method of making iced tea. It is a method we use at Leaf Tea Bar. It is a very easy way to make iced tea this way. There is no need to wait for the tea to cool, and you can make this practically with any tea. I love it with Darjeeling first flushes and other lighter delicate teas.