Our herbal tea selections are made with dried seeds, flowers, leaves, twigs, nuts, berries, bark, or roots. Herbs from Breathing Meadows Farm on Vashon as well as other friends and local foragers make up many of these fragrant teas.
Black tea is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. Varying types of black teas are processed differently to bring forth their unique flavors. Black tea being more fermented or oxidized than green.
Green teas are made from the young leaves of the camellia sinensis plant and are not fully oxidized. They are also lower in tannins than black tea. The young shoots or buds used to make green tea are processed in many different ways to make this healthy tea that has been used traditionally for centuries.
Rooibos – or Red Bush Aspalathus linearis is high in antioxidants, low in tannin and has no caffeine. South African communities have consumed rooibos tea for generations for health and to maintain strong ties to friends and family. We offer this tea roasted and non roasted or “green” rooibos that is quite delicious.
Although not a tea type category, we decided to make a chocolate tea category. These teas are delicious. The cacao nibs are blended into black, herbal and rooibos teas along with various herbs and spices. Organic nibs are considered a super food and rich in potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium.