Emma’s Deity line of 3 teas got the flavors right - Red Rosebud, Hibiscus and Ginger Lemon.
For sweeteners you have your choice of cane sugar or coconut palm sugar (not to be confused with palm sugar, this is coconut palm high in nutrients and ethically sourced). Emma’s Deity is a family inspired and managed cohort, using only organic ingredients and made in New York.
We received a box of Emma’s from a friend in Long Island and the Ginger Lemon is pretty darn good and would be stellar on its own but comparatively to its 2 sisters, Hibiscus and Red Rosebud steal the show. They are exactly what you want from a bottled beverage and the flavors hit the spot swimmingly. Emma’s Deity has found the art to brewing ready to drink beverages - naturally delicious and refreshing.
There’s a little caveat to this write up, Emma’s Deity’s distribution is limited. Its available in a number of retailers in Long Island, New York and a few places upstate. The rose bud fanatics can buy a case of it from beverage retailer, Thirsty Monger.
We are so nuts over these beverages we are going to email our favorite markets and ask them to carry Emma’s Deity before the dog days of summer hit full throttle!
Thank you Emma. We will be looking for you, everywhere!
Remember how people made tea in America back in the 20th century?
Take the hottest and stickiest of summer days, boil (yes make your kitchen hotter than it already is), place half a box of Lipton in a pitcher, let it steep, remove the tea bags, stir in almost an entire bag of Domino’s Finest Sugar, top with ice and pour into a glass with ice and one lemon wedge.
Never, never, never underestimate the amazing powers of white tea. Recent studies on white tea show its abilities to slow down the loss of the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers by merely incorporating white tea into your daily diet. A previous study revealed white tea’s ability to cut down on belly fat. Even helps women carrying around stubborn, post pregnancy belly fat, I’ll confirm! Yes white tea makes everything possible! But don’t believe what you read in a silly blog, read the recent medical studies. Or for those inclined, here are the 12 tea health related articles to enjoy.
“The tea is superb, smooth and fragrant,” said one veteran tea brewer known as Fatty Ming, in describing Hong Kong’s “pantyhose” milk tea.
An oversteeped cup of jasmine can be rendeered undrinkable. This sweet gadget is merely for the forgetful tea drinkers - not for the seasoned tea drinkers who have the timing of tea down to an art.
This little penguin not only measures times but it pulls the tea bag out when finished. Downside, it just works with tea bags and not any other kind of tea infuser.
It also works as a regular timer and can run for up to 20 minutes. The penguin comes in two different styles, one without the tophat for $12.98 or the one with the top hat for $18.98.
Perfectly brewed tea with the Penguin Tea Timer [via popgadget]
Far from a weed, Dandelion (from dent de lion - lion’s tooth) is the most revered and beneficial flowering plant in some cultures.
Native to Europe and Asia, it is now in almost every corner of the world. The dandelion is considered a weed in cultures where its not native and used extensively in cultures where it is indigenous.
Traditionally, used as a tonic for healthy livers, kidneys and digestive systems. It was first mentioned as a medicine in the 10th century for its prized cleansing and healing properties. Dandelion improves the functioning of the lower body organs and has been used historically against anemia, gout, hypoglycemia, respiratory problems, cirrhosis, hepatitis, cramps, constipation and nervousness.
We are always watching out for your health and want to share with you some of the superfoods (nutrient packed simple foods that ward off disease and the destruction of cells) and herbs we carry necessary for a well balanced, healthy life.
In Japan tea is a religion, philosophy, elixir and an art form. You can distinguished a Japanese green tea from any other tea by the suffix cha. Cha is tea in Japanese and most Japanese teas end with cha; matcha, genmaicha, hoijicha, bancha and on…Only the most supreme of all Japanese green tea, Gyokuro (which translates to precious dew), does not not adopt the Cha suffix.
© Editorial Pinch 2007
We are always receiving requests for tea leaf readings at our events. Though we have some skill in the reading of the leaves, sometimes the leaves suggests less than positive results. Here is a great tea reading directory for you to read your own tea leaves, including a comprehensive tea reading symbol guide.