"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

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's Always Tea-Time!

A Slideshow of YD: '09 -'11
(or as we like to call it, our germinating years!)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yera Dé Herbal Teas: Who We Are

Who We Are:

We're a small team working incredibly hard to help promote healthier & eco-friendly lifestyles and provide quality organic herbal teas that are truly flavorful & functional and affordable for all!

This year's milestones include:

• The Creation of Over 25 Original, Organic & Delicious Tea Blends!

• More Than 2000 Teas Sold at Over 75 Events Throughout So. MD!

• Featured in 3 On-line Articles, Including a Great Company Review by theTrainingFix.com, SoMDNews.com & a more personal exposé on bonsigharts.com entitled, “Our Wonderful Tea-Lady of the Month!”

• Met Hundreds of Absolutely Amazing New Customers & Have Received A Heart-Warming Abundance of Praise for Our Efforts & Truly Rave Reviews for Nearly All of Our Tea Blends!

• Partnered With 8 Great Local Businesses, Including The Good Earth Natural Foods Co. in Leonardtown, Blue Wind Gourmet in California, Joy Lane Healing Center in Hollywood, Evolve Yoga & Wellness in Wildewood Plaza, The Lounge at Bollywood Masala in Lexington Park, Port of Leonardtown Winery, ForeverEden Organic Skincare and Baltimore-based Eco-Chic Philanthropy Retail Website, ALittleGreenHouse.com

• Collaborated Numerous Times with the Wonderful Students & Staff @ St. Mary’s College of MD in Support of Earth-Friendly Events & Humanitarian Causes!!

• Trademarked Our “Green Thumbprint” Symbol & Collected Customers’ Actual Green Thumbprints for Our 2010 & 2011 YD “Resolve to Evolve” Earth Day Pledge!

• Hosted 5 “Teas & Treats” Events Featuring Our Teas Paired with Allergy-Friendly & Tea-Infused Foods in Collaboration With The Good Earth Natural Foods Co.

• Connected with Tea-Lovers from All Over the World Via FB & Shared Our Teas with People from California to Texas to New England to North Carolina! Our teas have even made it to England, India, Denmark, France, Japan & the Gambia!

• And We Got Married!! With the help of our family & friends, we orchestrated our own Wedding Tea Ceremony on May 28, 2011 @ The Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, MA and it was a truly perfect start to the rest of our life together!

And since then, we’ve been busy planning for our upcoming 7-Course Indian Appetizer & Tea Tasting Event @ The Lounge at Bollywood and fine-tuning our business expansion plans! Indeed, in the upcoming year, we plan to expand our on-line & retail markets and hit the national events circuit! We’re even hoping to have our own machine-operated manufacturing site soon! And of course, we'll continue to launch delicious NEW herbal teas & other holistic product offerings to help you enhance your health & wellness and further integrate body, mind & spirit! So, stay tuned for more details!

And we just have to say to all the amazing people who believed in our dream and have helped us get this far, we are eternally grateful for your Kindness, Guidance & Unending Enthusiasm for all things Yera Dé & J+J! And in return, we promise to keep working hard to Make Every Day a Yera Dé & to keep delivering the best-quality, best-tasting, best-variety of organic herbal teas for you & your loved ones!

And Special Thanks to Our Wonderful Business Colleagues! Most especially to Wynne Briscoe, Creator of ForeverEden Organic Skincare; Valerie Deptula, Larry & Laura Serra and the entire staff @ The Good Earth; Rob Plant & the wonderful crew @ Blue Wind Gourmet; Saida, Heather & Tracy and all the wonderful ladies @ SunTrust Bank; Ann Hunt & Joyce Strickland and the whole Evolve Yoga & Wellness Community; and Sunny Malhotra, owner & innovator of Bollywood Masala & The NEW Lounge at Bollywood! We deeply appreciate your support and generosity!
And please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We're here for you if you have any questions or suggestions --
you can always reach us on FB or by emailing: YeraDeHerbalTeas@gmail.com

Wishing You Happiness, Health & Wealth!


Jason & Jaime Krouk

Green Entrepreneurs & Tea Connoisseurs
Founders of Yera Dé, LLC

For Those Whose Priority is Real Health.

Healing the World One Tea Bag at a Time.

Friday, June 24, 2011

NEW News!

Hello all you wonderful YD tea-drinkers! Just wanted to share with you our most recent updates! As many of you know, Jason & I are now officially married! We had a beautiful tea ceremony with our family & friends in MA and a lovely honeymoon in San Diego! To see our photos, check out our Picasa Online Wedding Album!

As for Yera Dé News... we're SO excited to announce some really cool NEW Local collaborations! Our teas will now be served daily @ The Lounge at Bollywood in San Souci Plaza! Each month, we will feature a variety of our organic herbal teas (and if you have any special requests, be sure to e-mail us: YeraDeHerbalTeas@gmail.com or call Sunny Malhotra, owner of Bollywood Masala @ 301-862-7735) And we will also be hosting a myriad of events from Poetry Readings to Tea Tastings throughout the summer, so be sure to Follow Us on Facebook!

And Yera Dé Herbal Teas Will Also Be Coming Soon to Evolve Yoga & Wellness in Wildewood Plaza! So, now there are 2 more places in SoMD you can find our teas in addition to The Good Earth in Leonardtown & Blue Wind Gourmet on 235. We're so happy to support these great local and like-minded businesses!!! And please feel free to contact us with your suggestions for additional retailers!

Whole Foods, here we come!!

P.S. Our Newest Teas (including Get Well Soon, Mother's Nature & Sunrise Citrus Spice) will be made available on our website this weekend! www.YeraDeHerbalTeas.com

Monday, April 18, 2011


Here At Yera Dé Herbal Teas, We Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!! And In As Many Ways As Possible!! We are committed to the re-greening of our planet & believe in the power of the people to promote positive change & help prevent further degradation and disease!

(Check Out Our Newest Tea "Mother's Nature" A Nutrient-Rich & Refreshing Caffeine-Free Spearmint Tea Made Gentle Enough For Pregnant & Nursing Moms!! Tastes Great Iced!! Now Available for Sale @ The Good Earth Natural Foods Co.

To kick off Our 2011 "Earth Day" Week, we participated in Leonardtown's annual Earth Day Fest in the Square and we're sure glad that we did!! We had such a fun time meeting new people & seeing familiar faces and most importantly, Celebrating & Protecting Our Earth Together!!

Special thanks to everyone who came out to see us!
We hope you're all at home enjoying your new teas right now!!

Our Earth Day Festivities in Leonardtown!
Sun. 4/17

**And We Still Have 2 More Special "Earth Day" Events This Week!!**

Join Our "Resolve to Evolve" Green Thumbprint Pledge
@ this week's Thursday Tea Table @ St. Mary's College of MD [4/21 from 11 - 4pm]

Sat. 4/23 2 - 7pm
Bottom County "Earth Day" Festival @ Chancellor Point Farm
(In Collaboration With The Students of St. Mary's College Environmental Studies Dept.)

Hope to see you there!!

For More Information, Find Us in Facebook!

Drink of the Earth. Drink to the Earth.
Make Every Day a Yera Dé.

The "Yera Dé Green Thumbprint" is Our Trademarked Symbol to Represent Our Commitment & Active Involvement in the Healing and Re-Greening of Our World!!

Read Our Eco-Promise Mission Statement

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Open House @ Joy Lane Healing Center

Today, we participated in a delightful gathering of open-minded (and open hearted!) folks over @ The Joy Lane Healing Center in Hollywood, MD! We so enjoyed meeting even more like-minded, holistic and spirited people interested in everything from Qigong and Biofeedback to Conscious Abundance & Gratitude Meditation, Reflexology & of course, Our Organic Herbal Teas!! Today we served free samples of our Spring Cleaning Detox, Rooibos Chai & Jasmine Green, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed (and empty) by the end of the day!! And we even got an invite to host a Tea & Herb Workshop the 1st Saturday in May in their gorgeous upstairs yoga studio!! So stay tuned for more details!!

And for more information about all the amazing offerings
@ Joy Lane Healing Center, check out their website! http://www.joylanehealingcenter.net/joy_lane_web_site/Welcome.html

Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Teas Featured @ TheTrainingFix.Com!

Check Out This Great Article Written About Our Company & Teas!!


Written by Jenna Klane Nelson, Owner of The Training Fix, a health & wellness center and holistic education initiative operating out of Easton, MA! (and also, my sister-in-law's sister-in-law!!)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Maté Monday!!

At our house, we like to start our days with a *Refreshing & Energizing* Cold-Steeped Loose Leaf Organic Yerba Maté with a Bombilla that we then Re-Steep 3-5x more throughout the day using medium to hot water for a nice healthy boost of *Healthy Concentration, Metabolism & Stamina!!* And believe you me, we have no problems falling asleep at night (Jason especially) because Yerba Maté does not upset the brain's sleep cycles or adenosine re-uptake.

Plus!! Yerba Maté is chock full of Vitamins, especially C & also has delightful boosts in Potassium, Magnesium and other important trace minerals!! We'll definitely be adding this powerful plant to our garden sometime soon!! But for now, we totally drink it down cup after cup like many other maté lovers around the globe, especially the experts down in Argentina & Paraguay!!

Our Yerba Maté is 100% Organic and Certified Fair Trade sourced entirely from a small family farm in Argentina. We offer it available in loose leaf or in hand crafted compostable tea bags, as well as in some delicious Yera Dé Maté Original Blends, including Maté Límon (w/ nice earthy Lemongrass tones & added healing & detoxifying benefits), Maté Mint (paired with the amazing Peppermint plant known for its abundant restorative and cleansing and cooling properties!!) and our oh so popular 'Super Study Tea,' as coined by many of our St. Mary's College of Maryland customers, our deliciously unique Blueberry Lemongrass stimulant tea, Maté Sky, can also be helpful in boosting immune & brain function, most especially with disease resistance, muscle repair rate & recovery time, memory and concentration!!

In addition to Organic Yerba Maté, Maté Sky Also Includes (100% Organic) Dried Blueberries & Lemongrass, Panax Kirin Ginseng, Gotu Kola, Gingko Biloba, Marshmallow Root & Lemonbalm.

Maté Sky is available on-line @ www.YeraDeHerbalTeas.com, @ Blue Wind Gourmet in California, MD off of 235N or just contact us directly by fb, e-mail or text! Maté Sky comes in a 3.5 oz rice paper package and holds approx. 22-25 servings, depending on serving size. We recommend using a filtered straw called a Bombilla to make consumption and clean-up easiest. In fact, we use bombillas pretty much daily, with all of our loose leaf herbal drinks. You can find a bombilla from us (We Currently Sell Fair Trade Bamboo Bombillas, but can order stainless steel varieties by request) or from any number of on-line retailers. Also, be sure to *Re-Steep & Repeat!* as Maté Sky and yerba maté contain many cups worth of valuable vitamins & health benefits worth reaping!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

*Use with caution if prone to nervous temperament or hyperactivity. Also, take with your doctor if first if you are currently on prescription heart, immune or anti-depressant medication.

Do not consume while pregnant or nursing.

(But please feel free to contact us about our Pregnancy & Kid-Friendly Teas! We offer a number of delicious, calming and nutrient-rich herbal teas and are currently working on some blends specifically for women, especially during pregnancy & nursing!!

And stay tuned for a whole line of Yera Dé Matés, including our soon-to-be-released Maté Sol, featuring the powers & flavors of Orange & Cinnamon!! Plus, we're working on more specialty matés for the future including: Maté Fit, Maté Bliss, Maté Gold, Maté Peace & Maté O!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Yera Dé Herbal Teas - Home

Check Out Our New & Improved Website!!
(And Be Sure to Bookmark It for Future Updates!)

Find Us @ The Good Earth Natural Foods in Leonardtown, MD

Blue Wind Gourmet California, MD

And This Thursday 2/3 @ St. Mary's College of MD Campus Center
11:30 am- 5pm

Friday, January 28, 2011

Healing the World One Tea Bag at a Time.

Of all the things we can imagine doing with our lives, of all the ways we love to share and serve, we decided to share with the world our most joyful, most healing ritual; Tea. Tea is our passion, our comfort, our peace. And every time we invite friends to gather for tea in our tiny little house by the creek here in Hollywood, MD, our lives feel rich with a sense of community and calm and it is truly the more the merrier!

And with each delicious cup of Yera Dé Herbal Teas, we drink to our health. We drink of the Earth. We drink to the Earth. We often drink our own blends, but still will try any tea that entices us along the way. It is our indulgence and oftentimes, our medicine. And we're not talkin just your standard green tea or classic black teas, but indeed, we make teas featuring a plethora of herbs & spices from every corner of the globe and renowned amongst a myriad of cultures for their abundant healing properties.

I cannot claim that my teas are curative, or even medicinal for that matter, as no tea company that I know of is yet to be FDA approved. What I do offer, however is a thoroughly researched, meticulously crafted, 100% Organic Herbal Tea product; made with specific health benefits in mind in a variety of interesting and tasty combinations!

Check Out Our Original Blends Tea Menu,
Eco-Promise Mission Statement & Local Updates @:


ℐaime ℱrodyma (soon-to-be Krouk!)
Green Entrepreneur & Tea Connoisseur
{and Aspiring Health & Wellness Coach, Master Herbalist,
Naturopathic Doctor & Healthy Mom!}

Healing the World One Tea Bag at a Time.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Make Every Day a Yera Dé.

Only 4 Days Left to Celebrate National Hot Tea Month!!!
Start Your Hot Tea Habit Today With Yera Dé!


And Check Out These 31 Way to Celebrate Tea by About.Com!
"January is a time for new beginnings, health and the home. Not coincidentally, it’s also National Hot Tea Month. Whether you’re drinking to new beginnings, your health or the domestic realm, these are 31 ways you can celebrate Hot Tea Month this January & all year long!"