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Herbal

The green leafy parts of plants are considered herbs. Every other part of the plant, including dried bark, roots, berries, seeds, twigs, or anything else that isn't the green leafy part, is considered a spice. Spices are used in dried form while herbs can be used either fresh or dried. Spices start to lose their flavour when they are ground. So whenever possible, it's best to grind your own spices immediately before using them, rather than using spices that are already ground. You can use a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle for this purpose. While spices don't actually spoil or rot, they will lose their flavour over time. Whole dry spices can last for up to two years if stored properly. Spices last longer when stored in a cool, dry location. An enclosed spice rack or storing them in an opaque container will help your spices keep their flavour longer.

  • Herbal Air Dried Lemon Pieces

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    Herbal Air Dried Lemon Pieces

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    The Tea Leaf

    Herbal Air Dried Lemon Pieces

    $6.50

    China Yunnan Provence

    1st Grade, Hand Sorted, Sliced (1/4 cut). Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried. Tart fresh cleansing with light sweetness. We know the lemon to be a rich source of Vitamin C and may possess effective antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. Add these perfectly air-dried ¼ cut lemon pieces to green or black teas, mix them into your herbal blends, or make a delicate lemony tisane with them on their own. Serve hot or iced for lemonade.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse up to 5-6 minutes.

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  • Herbal Air Dried Sweet Orange Peel

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    Herbal Air Dried Sweet Orange Peel

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    Herbal Air Dried Sweet Orange Peel

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    Spain

    Spain 1st Grade, Hand Sorted, Chopped. Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried. Slightly tart with gentle citric notes, very mild character verging on flavour neutral. Very pale yellow. Air dried orange peel. The sweet orange is the world’s most popular citrus fruit. The flesh of the sweet orange contains a blend of sugar and acid. The sugars form during the heat of the daytime and the acids form during the cooler nights. The most flavourful fruit is found in the regions with a wide daily fluctuations of temperature. High in Vitamin C.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse up to 5-10 minutes.

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  • Herbal Anise Seeds Organic

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    Herbal Anise Seeds Organic

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    Herbal Anise Seeds Organic

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    Egypt

    Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried. Lightly spicy licorice notes abound. Bright clear with sunshine highlights. Organic. Anise, is one of the older spices in the world still in common use. Anise has been identified as an effective antidote for indigestion. Aside from its dietary benefits, anise is a delicious addition to recipes of all varieties in many cultures. Appetizers, mains, desert and yes, even beverages can be flavoured with the spice. Depending on the quantity used, the flavour ranges from a subtle layer to strong black licorice intertwined with notes of fresh pepper, faint touches of cinnamon and delicate hints of sweetness. We recommend experimenting, by blending our organic anise seeds with your favorite tea to create a custom spicy blend you will fall in love with. Refreshing and clean. A traditional after dinner digestive with a long smooth finish.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse up to 5 -10 minutes.

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  • Herbal Dried Ginger Pieces

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    Herbal Dried Ginger Pieces

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    Herbal Dried Ginger Pieces

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    Thailand

    Dried ginger root coarse cut. Field grown. Excellent clean ginger notes with a refreshing ginger hot finish. Clean lingering character. Pale, yellowish liquor. Ginger, the tart knotty root spice, is probably the world’s most commonly used flavour additive. The root serves as the base of recipes in the cuisines of almost every culture in every corner of the world. Its purported medicinal properties, were thought to relieve indigestion, lack of appetite, the common cold, nausea and morning sickness related to pregnancy. Experience the pure ginger character imparted by these dried and chopped pieces by infusing the ginger in boiling water, then adding lemon and honey. The lemon and honey will add a tang to the heat of the ginger that is in a word, divine. Dried ginger pieces make an excellent additive to your favorite tea and herbal blends. A natural refreshing full bodied taste.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 5-10 minutes.

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  • Herbal Fennel Organic

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    Herbal Fennel Organic

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    Herbal Fennel Organic

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    Egypt, Nile River Delta

    Traditional process, small batch crafted, air and sun dried. A dried seed that comes from the Fennel plant, Fennel seeds look like cumin seeds, only greener, and have a warm, sweet aroma and lightly spicy licorice flavour.  An effective antidote for indigestion. Aside from its dietary benefits, Fennel is a delicious addition to recipes in many cultures. Dried Fennel seed is aromatic, brown or green in colour when fresh, slowly turning a dull grey as the seed ages. For cooking, green seeds are optimal. Fennel seeds are sometimes confused with Anise, which are similar in taste and appearance, though smaller. In many parts of India, roasted fennel seeds are consumed as a digestive and breath freshener. Infused  as an herbal tea or tisane it is perfect as an after dinner digestive. Refreshing and clean, with a long smooth finish.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse up to 5 minutes.

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  • Herbal Ginger Lemon Organic

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    Herbal Ginger Lemon Organic

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    Herbal Ginger Lemon Organic

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    Thailand

    A combination representing the best of tastes. Hot spicy Ginger, tangy sweet Lemongrass balanced with Lemon Balm, Lemon Myrtle and Lemon Peel. An amazing blend of heat, sweet, spice and tang all in one cup. A custom blend of good taste.  Delicious with a touch of honey.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 5 minutes.

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  • Herbal Licorice Root

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    Herbal Licorice Root

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    Herbal Licorice Root

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    Turkey

    Field grown, sun dried, machine milled (coarse cut). Sweet character with light medicinal notes and anise-like finish. Excellent blended with Peppermint or Camomile. Tending yellow green. Licorice root is said to ease coughs and lung related ailments. Traditional Chinese medicine held that a powder made by crushing dried licorice had the power to treat the spleen, liver and kidneys. Licorice is a sweetly flavoured herb that contains up to 14% naturally occurring sugars. A hot cup of brewed Licorice Root or Licorice Root with other herbal, black, or green teas, results in a fantastic cup. A traditional herbal known for it's soothing digestive qualities. Sweet to the taste.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for up to 5 minutes.

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  • Herbal Mekong Cinnamon

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    Herbal Mekong Cinnamon

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    Herbal Mekong Cinnamon

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    Thailand

    Bordering the Mekong River for almost its entire length is some of the world’s most fertile terrain. Thousands of rice paddies, groves of tropical fruit and cinnamon farms, among others, line the banks. The Mekong riverbank happens to provide the perfect conditions for growing cinnamon. Mekong Cinnamon exhibits the perfect balance of sweet and heat, making it an excellent addition to our teas. Naturally sun dried. Mekong Cinnamon can be used to create your own tea and herbal blends, or as a natural additive to brewed tea for a sweetly scented treat.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse for 5-6 minutes.

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  • Herbal Organic Giza Ground Lemon Peel

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    Herbal Organic Giza Ground Lemon Peel

    $6.50

    Egypt

    Egypt Nile River Delta. 1st Grade New Crop. Traditional process, Small batch crafted,  Without a doubt the most “lemony” and “puckery” lemon peel available. Clean and refreshing finish.  Coppery golden with light yellow highlights. Oven and sun dried lemon pieces. The outer border of the Giza plateau tapers off into lush farmland lining the banks of the Nile. One of the more popular crops of these farms is the lemon. The organic peel is from lemons that were grown in essentially the same way they were thousands of years ago. Use them to make a thirst quenching lemonade by infusing the pieces in water, or add them to your favorite black, green or herbal blends. Serve hot or over ice.

    Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Infuse up to 5-10  minutes.

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