"Tea is hot and getting hotter. From iced to spiced, from austere black tea to sweetened and milky chai, from a flowery pick-me-up to a healing herbal, no other beverage has such a place in the heart of every civilization. No wonder it is the most popular beverage in the world, next to water."
- Sara Perry, The New Tea Book

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday's Tea

This week's featured tea is our delicious and distinctive, delicately floral, Jasmine Green. We've specially blended our Organic Dragonwell, the most famous green tea in China, renowned for its high quality (and once called the Emperor's tea) with exquisite Organic Jasmine Flowers to create a truly delightful, robust and nutrient-rich green tea experience!

Tastes great hot or cold! Only $5 for 10 Hand Crafted Tea Bags!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday's Tea

This week's featured tea is Spring Cleaning, our one-of-a-kind, 100% Organic, Nutrient-Rich and Gentle Detox Tea! This awesome combination of refreshing spearmint, cleansing bitters and rejuvenating spring herbs tastes great hot or cold and is the perfect way to get a healthy start to the summer! Only $12 for our 1.7oz Limited Edition Collector's Tin (approx. 20 Servings)

Click Here to Try Some Today!

Ingredients and Reasons for Inclusion:

Spearmint- Soothing to the nerves, good for sore throats, used to clear sinuses, regulate acid/alkaline balance, freshen breath and to cleanse and tone the spleen.

Dandelion Root- This popular spring tonic cools and cleans the liver, flushes wastes, recharges digestion, relieves water retention and removes toxic substances, which helps improve everything from mood swings to inflammation.

Nettle Leaf- A blood tonic, rich in chlorophyll with a healthy reserve of vitamins and minerals, that stimulates circulation and helps fight infections and increase mobility after injury. A good herb to take for respiratory weakness and to strengthen and energize the liver, gallbladder and kidneys.

Raspberry Leaf- A nutrient-rich herb, particularly beneficial to women, that strengthens the gums, kidneys, urinary and digestive tracts and helps ease stomach complaints.

Lemon Balm- Often called nature's antihistamine, this aromatic herb soothes the entire digestive tract and helps relieve tension and aids respiratory healing. Also great for promoting calm and tempering stress-related disorders.

Oatstraw- A full-bodied tonic to strengthen immunity and build energy. Helps to stabilize thyroid function, regulate blood sugar, relieve inflammation, reduce cholesterol levels, soothe skin and enrich the nervous system with nutrients for health and harmony.

Directions: Prepare 1 tsp. of herbs for every 8 oz. of hot water. Cover and steep for 20-30 minutes. Drink 2 x a day for 1-2 weeks. Make sure to drink plenty of water each day.

*Allow yourself plenty of time for rest during detoxification. Do not consume for more than 2 weeks in a row. Do not use while pregnant or nursing.

Monday, June 21, 2010

*National Iced Tea Month Promo*

Yera Dé Herbal Teas is running a Special Promotion til the end of June- Buy 2 Packages of Island Getaway and Receive a FREE Maté Mint & Organic Dragonwell Green Tea 1 oz. Sampler!

June is National Iced Tea Month
and we've been celebrating as often as possible!

How 'bout you?

Start today by making some Chamomile iced cubes or a refreshing cup of cold Green Tea, Rooibos Chai, Ginger Mint, Maté Límon, Vanilla Dusk, Positive Vibes or Maté Sky!

If you have a favorite iced tea, please leave a post and let us know what it is!

Here are a few fun iced tea facts:

Iced tea's popularity led to the introduction of the iced tea spoon. Its long handle allowed sugar to be added to a fashionably tall glass filled with iced tea.

About 80 percent of the tea served in the US today is iced tea.

Early on, American housewives brewed and mixed tea with various fruits, juices and syrups for a Tea Punch.

To celebrate National Iced Tea Month, freeze little slices of lemon in ice cubes or make limeade ice cubes for a refreshing touch in iced tea. Also, seltzer water added to iced tea creates a refreshing, flavored spritzer, or if you are ready to "kick it up a notch", add a splash of citrus vodka to iced tea.

Please note that June is also Turkey Lover's Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, National Papaya Month, National Dairy Month and National Frozen Yogurt Month.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Calling All Tea-Enthusiasts & Dad-Lovers!

Stuck on what to do for dear-old dad? Bored of buying neckties and greeting cards?

Well, this year I encourage you to treat one of the most important men in your life — your Dad— to a special celebration! Do something nice for that wonderful man that bounced you on their knee as a baby and taught you to ride bikes and drive cars and who continues to inspire your love and respect... Throw him a special, one-of-a-kind Father’s Day Tea Party today (or anyday!)

*Also a great idea for Grandpas and Husbands and Brothers too! In fact, just invite the whole family for a day of fun in the sun and tasty tea!

Men throughout the world enjoy tea, drinking anything from a delicate pale white tea- such as Bai Hao Yin Zhen (from the Fujian province in China) to a bold, black Assam with its delicious malty palate. Depending on personal preference, your dad might even be a spicy Chai guy or perhaps prefer some iced Peppermint or even a mellow Chamomile.

STEP 1: Pick a theme for your tea party

Remember, it’s all about HIM. Pick a theme that is centered around something he really enjoys doing.

A few fun examples could be:

Golf Lover’s Tea, with grass-green décor and golf-themed food.
Favorite Sports Team Tea, using your dad’s favorite team colors throughout your décor.
Camping Tea, complete with tent and camp cups and plates.
Mechanic’s Tea, with lots of tools among the décor and overalls for outfits.
Variety Tea, with tea-sampling and a Smörgåsbord of yummy treats.
Beach Day Tea, complete with beach chairs, towels and games & pitchers of fruity iced tea.

The possibilities are endless!

STEP 2: Pick a location and decorate it

As they say in the realty game: Location, location, location! Pick one that’s appropriate and decorate it around your theme.

STEP 3: Decide your menu

There are some teas processed and blended for particular occasions, but I don’t know of any specifically for Father’s Day. So, you could serve bold breakfast blacks or go with some special green teas or even explore the wonderful world of herbal blends!
(all available at Yera Dé Herbal Teas wink, wink!)

Whatever teas you select will help you select the foods to serve. Or you can pick the foods first, in keeping with your theme, and then select an appropriate tea to pair. For example, a fun food idea for a Golf Lover’s Tea Party would be little round cookies or donut holes, rolled in powdered sugar to resemble golf balls and placed on grass-green paper plates to add to that golf look and feel.

If you’re grilling, pick a tea to go with hamburgers, grilled chicken or fish, etc. Something strong like Ceylon, Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, and Kenyan would be appropriate. If you want it iced, brew it up hot first, then pour into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator overnight. You can add sweetener and flavorings such as mint to the pitcher or let each guest add their own.

STEP 4: Enjoy!

Wishing you all a Happy Father’s Day!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Teas & Herbs of the World

For this event, we featured a showcase of demographics about world tea production and tea consumption and introduced different herbal medicine traditions and offered free samples of our hot Chrysanthemum Lavender (China & France) and iced Maté Mint (Argentina & U.S.)

Be sure to check us out for next month's First Friday, July 2nd from 5-8pm at Good Earth Natural Foods in Leonardtown Square.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Healing the World One Teabag at a Time

While We Here at Yera Dé Herbal Teas Do Recommend That You Thoroughly Enjoy and Responsibly Use Our Delicious Unique Tea Blends to Enhance the Quality of Your Body, Mind, Heart and Soul,* It Must Be Noted That: None of our products are intended as prescriptions for the treatment of health problems. Herbs must be used with knowledge and discretion, and we cannot be responsible for individual reactions to their use. Please consult a holistic health practitioner when considering new herbal remedies.

Yera Dé Herbal Teas is not responsible for the misuse of any herbs or herb products that we sell, nor do we recommend any haphazard or uneducated use of herbs in place of prior medical recommendations and/or prescriptions. As with all medicinal products, keep out of reach of children and pets and avoid use during pregnancy or lactation, unless otherwise specified.

All Yera Dé Herbal Teas are original & specially formulated remedies and are accompanied by directions for specified usage, in addition to a summary of pertinent history and health related information for each herb present in a given blend.

May You Always Seek to Learn More About Yourself and All the Life on Our Planet, Including the Wonderful World of Herbs and Medicinal Teas! Indeed, It is Our Belief That With Enough Patient, Focused, Curious & Enthusiastic Effort, Anyone Can Harness the Healing Powers of Herbal Medicine!

Jason Krouk & Jaime Frodyma

Founders of Yera Dé Herbal Teas
Yera Dé, LLC

For Those Whose Priority is Real Health,
Make Everyday a Yera Dé.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday's Tea

This week's featured tea is Maté Mint, our refreshing and delicious mint energizer tea! This awesome combination of stimulating Organic Yerba Maté (from Argentina) and cooling Organic Peppermint (U.S. grown) tastes great hot or cold and is the perfect addition for summer picnics, parties and bbqs! Try some today!! Only $5 for 10 Hand Crafted Tea Bags!