Sunday, February 28, 2016

Our "Tea by Two" Original Tea Creations

Check out our new "Tea by Two" creations ... tea blends designed by the Owl Creek Gazette and Terra Mater Botanicals for each month of the year.  The teas are available for purchase at both locations.  



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* January: Resolutions




Inspiration for our first Tea by Two blend came from the quote “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  The herbs in Resolutions herb tea are specially selected to enhance ones self reflection, renewal and reinvention. This flavorful blend features ginger which is warming and soothing, sage which enhances mental focus, while passionflower and skullcap encourage relaxation without making one sleepy.

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* February: Roots of Goodness




In selecting the ingredients for “Roots of Goodness”, inspiration was derived from the following quote by the Dalai Lama, "The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness." Additionally, knowing winter can be a time of hibernation and reflection, a hearty root tea can serve to warm folks up and spark memories of days gone by. With its ingredients of sarsaparilla, birch bark, cinnamon, vanilla bean, ginger, chicory and cocoa nibs, it’s quite possible this tea will remind folks of an old fashioned root beer (without the sweetness of course -- but the tea can certainly be sweetened up with a dab of stevia, raw sugar, honey, maple syrup or even perhaps more in keeping with the flavors of the ingredients, a dab of molasses.) 

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*  March: Spring Greens




The inspiration for our March blend came from the quote, "Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage " by Okakura Kakuz┼Ź.  This blend of herbs -- lemon balm, nettle leaf, alfalfa, dandelion leaf, red raspberry leaf, oatstraw -- which are among the earliest available for fresh gathering in the spring, are excellent for refreshing and aiding in the cleansing of the inner body.  Gentle in nature with a light lemony flavor.



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