This is a meal Heavy, rich, decadent. It delivers in full force. I would not call it gentle, but indeed it is kind, nourishing, and asserting. It is a beast in its natural state, undomesticated, wild and beautiful but unyielding. It is as it is, do not take it if you are not ready. It […]
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For a long time, before chocolate bars and ice cream, Cacao was consumed as a drink. Native to Mexico and Central America, it was a key ingredient to several pre-hispanic drinks including Tejate and Pópo which are still consumed today. I have been becoming more and more intrigued to learn about cacao’s history. Since Mexico […]
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A midst the Coronavirus situation, people everywhere are spending a lot more time at home. In an attempt to encourage people, and to throw out some ideas of things to do- I proposed a challenge to tea drinkers with the chance to win a cool tea shirt from Teathoughts. Given we are all as humans […]
Read More Quarantine and a Side of Sideritis
Growing up, I always had hot chocolate made with milk. I actually didn’t know that people would make it using water and when I had my first experience with water based hot chocolate… I thought it was an abomination! Like, who does that? I’m not one to pick hot chocolate as a drink very often […]
Read More Gong Fu Hot Chocolate!
Raspberry leaf is the perfect herb to begin your exploration with “gong fu herbs” The taste is surprisingly similar to a black tea. I had read this before but was a bit skeptical since I’ve had raspberry leaf many other times, yet it was always in a blend with other things so I hadn’t really […]
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The concept of “Free your Gaiwan” is simply to explore infusions outside of Camellia sinensis. I came to true tea first out of my interest in other herbal infusions or tisanes. As I shared in my previous post (Free your Gaiwan (Part one) My Story) my favorite “teas” in the beginning of my tea journey […]
Read More What Does it Mean to Free Your Gaiwan?
Herbs tend to attract a certain kind of people, mainly, women (moms, wives, grandmas etc..) or very “new age” people whose main focus is connecting with the Earth and living in harmony with everything. But there is a group of people who I believe would be fascinated by herbs- tea drinkers. I am not referring […]
Read More Free your Gaiwan (Part one) My Story