Under the weather?

It’s that time of year again when bugs and colds tend to go round the office like wildfire. Stinging mint tea is a great remedy to help clear the sinus and relax. It contains stinging nettle leaves, peppermint, lemon grass, orange peel, liquorice root, rose and mallow blossoms. It also tastes great when adding a slice of lemon to increase … Continue reading

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Fasting?

Whether it’s for health, weight loss, religious or other reasons – fasting can be a great way to cleanse the mind, body and soul. Our Oolong Tea leaves are ‘semi fermented’, meaning the tea has more body than a green, but less than a black. This also gives Oolong tea its delicate sweet and fruity flavour. It is also believed … Continue reading

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Delicious Matcha and Coconut Flour Pancakes

4 Tablespoons of Plain Flour 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Flour 2 Teaspoon of Matcha Powder Pinch of Salt 1 Egg ½ a cup of Milk (of your choice)  Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, adding the egg and gradually adding in the milk. Whisk into a smooth batter. Heat a frying pan and add in batter, tossing … Continue reading

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Mel’s special Karma Sutra Spiced Chai Latte

  2 tea spoons of Love Leaf Tea’s Karma Sutra Spiced Chai 1 ½ tea spoons of caster sugar ½ a cup of water ½ a cup of milk of your choice Heat a pan and add ½ a cup of water and milk to the Karma Sutra Spiced Chai and caster sugar Bring to the boil stirring occasionally Using a … Continue reading

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The Rewards of Red Rooibos

We go through many fads and phases in our lives, but red rooibos tea is no fleeting fixation for the people of South Africa, who have supposedly been drinking in the benefits of the native bush tea for years in its homeland. Perhaps the best thing to be said about this fragrant cup of goodness is that it holds no … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Jetsetters

Britain hasn’t quite been blessed with the hot one we’d been hoping for this season, and it seems that many have dug deep in their penny jars in search of the sun. With golden beaches and sea as blue as our lips in an English winter, there really is no foreseeable downside… EXCEPT FOR THAT FLIGHT. Jet lag just isn’t … Continue reading

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White Tea – Healthy & Delicious!

Unfermented white tea is packed with the same types of antioxidants as green tea, but in higher quantity. Therefore its health properties are even greater.  Both white and green teas come from the plant camellia sinensis. However, white tea leaves are harvested earlier than green tea leaves and go through the least amount of processing out of all teas. As … Continue reading

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Lavender & Its Amazing Health Properties

Lavender (lavandula angustifolia or lavandula officinalis) is a well known shrub often used in beauty products due to its recognisably sweet aroma. It originates in the Mediterranean but is now grown and cultivated globally, in particular in Australia, southern Europe and the US. Despite mainly being used as shampoo, soap or cloth sachets, lavender is also drunk as a tea. … Continue reading

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A Matcha Made In Heaven – the magical green stuff we just can’t keep our hands off!

Before we talk about the many magical qualities of matcha, first we’ve got to address a few issues; what even is it, and where did it come from? Here’s the answer: Matcha has been a fundamental component in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for around 1000 years. It is a Japanese premium green tea which is panfired, steamed or baked to prevent … Continue reading

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Post-Exercise, Health & Gynostemma

Gynostemma pentaphyllum or jiagulan as it is also known, is a native tea from China, Korea, Vietnam or Japan. It is a tea which comes from a vine originating in the cucumber family. Traditionally it is often used as herbal medicine or consumed as hot tea. Gynostemma is famously known for it’s amazing health benefits (including anti-ageing), and consequently is … Continue reading

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