The Scarlet Letter ~ Hester Prynne
$15.00 – $16.00
Berry-like, tart, and citrusy. Perfect for sipping at sunrise or sunset, with plenty of character.
The deep red color of this tisane matches its namesake, much as its strong, fruity- but not too sweet- flavor matches Hester herself. The Scarlet Letter has a certain wild palate, reminiscent of fresh raspberries. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just unrestrained flavor, to remind you of the deep heart of nature. [Hibiscus, Rosehips, Orange Peel, Ginger, Lemongrass]
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Mint Tisane$10.00 – $11.00
Mint tisane has long been a traditional cure-all, in addition to its rich history as a drink of hospitality in the Mediterranean. Peppermint especially is considered both soothing and energizing, making it a wonderfully simple refreshment.
In Greek mythology, the nymph Minthe was turned into the sweet bush for Persephone. Valued as the herb of hospitality and for medicinal purposes, Romans spread mint throughout Europe. The colonialists used Mint as an untaxed tea. No caffeine ~ No added flavors. Just pure Mint to refresh you.
Baker Street ~ John Watson$13.00 – $14.00
Brisk, strong, and robust. Three black teas of highest quality, in one mug? It’s elementary, really- start the day with Baker Street, and you’ll have the energy to keep up.
Traditional English Breakfast blends contain two or more black teas. With Keemun Black for body and Assam & China Black for tannins, Baker Street is a delightful way to jumpstart the day- and if you’re off to solve the world’s mysteries, you need a jumpstart. No aromatic oils. Just pure black tea to wake you up.
Lavender$4.75 – $15.75
The name Lavender, it is speculated, comes from the French “lavandre” and the Latin “lavare,” “to wash,” from its history of usage to freshen garments. Lavender has a pleasantly floral and astringent flavor.
Bright blue flower pleasing to the eye & to the palate. Member of the Mint family, closely related to Rosemary. Used as a sleep-aid, anti-anxiety supplement, and also believed to aid with spasms that cause headaches. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just pure Lavender.
Rooibos, Green$15.00 – $16.00
Grassy, mellow, and sweet. An unfermented version of Red Rooibos, making it less sweet and higher in anti-oxidants.
In 18th century South Africa, Green Rooibos was harvested in the mountains & brought home on donkeys. The Dutch substituted it for expensive black tea. Green Rooibos is original style of the tisane. No caffeine ~ No flavors added. Just the traditional flavor of the South African mountains.
Rosehips$5.75 – $8.25
Fruit of the rose, adds flavor that is floral, bright, citrusy & tangy. Use in herbal teas. Wonderful in stewed fruits, jams, jellies, syrups & marmalades. Try rose hip soup or bread or add to salads. Said to contain more Vitamin C by the gram than oranges.