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.
Oolong Tea$16.00 – $17.00
Oolong Tea, from the Chinese words for “Black Dragon,” is one of the rarest and costliest teas in the world. It is grown in mountainous areas, and treated with a labor-intensive, hand-crafted process.
Local Spicery’s Oolong tea, from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China, is harvested in the late spring, sun-wilted, bruised, twisted into strands, partially oxidized, and air-dried and fired to obtain the traditional rich, smoky flavor that causes many people to place Oolong between the spectrum of green and black tea.
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.
Rose Petal$4.75 – $11.00
Defining a rose as anything more than as itself was beyond Gertrude Stein, and we will not try to embarrass ourselves in the attempt.
A Rose is a Rose. Roses & other flowers have been used as flavorings for millennia across many cultures. In teas and tisanes, roses have long been considered a cure-all. This history, along with its delicate floral flavor and lovely color, made it particularly popular during the Victorian era.
Woolton ~ Ernest Worthington$11.00 – $12.00
Mellow, minty and bright. Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s whimsical depictions of the English countryside, it’s the perfect tisane for a post-meal treat.
Named for Ernest Worthington’s estate, Woolton is zesty enough for the adventure of early afternoon and light enough for the waning of late evening. Contains only dry herbs and spices, milled in small batches. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just earnest flavor to offer a reprieve. [Chamomile, Mint, Lemon Verbena]