Recipes & Teas

Part # 3 – March Newsletter 2014
Lavendar Cove –
ID# LC Tmemb35
Receive 3 Teas or Tisane’s samples, per month, just enough for a couple of cups and in small packets. Type of teas: Black Blended, Black flavored, Green Blended, Green flavored, White Blended Type of tisanes (herbal): Herbal tisanes – floral & herb, Rooibos blended, Rooibos flavored.
Type: Boxed    Size: Small   Price: $35.00 (reg. Price)
“Raspberry Parfait”
“Prevention Walk off Weight”  – Liz Vaccariello (editor in chief – Prevention)
1/2        cup raspberries
1            tsp. Squeezed lemon juice
1            cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
Toss raspberries and lemon juice in bowl.  In parfait dish, alternate layers of yogurt and raspberries.
Serving: 1
Calories: 230
“Yogurt Pops”
“Prevention Walk off Weight”  – Liz Vaccariello (editor in chief – Prevention)
1        cup low-fat plain or flavored yogurt
3/4        cup 100 % fruit juice, such as cranberry-raspberry
Dash of vanilla extract or honey
Combine yogurt, juice and vanilla extract in medium bow.  Pour into four 3-oz paper cups and freeeze until partially set, about 1 hour.
Insert wooden sticks into each cup and freeze 4 hours, or until solid.
Servings: 4
Calories: 51
“Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie”
“Prevention Walk off Weight”  – Liz Vaccariello (editor in chief – Prevention)
1        cup fat-free milk
1/3     cup creamy peanut butter
1        pkg. (3.9 oz.) instant chocolate pudding mix
1        container (8 oz.) light frozen whipped topping thawed
1        prepared graham cracker or chocolate cookie pie crust (9″ diameter)
 Chocolate shaving (optional)
Beat milk add peanut butter in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.  Add pudding mix and continue to beat until thickened, about 2 minutes.  Gently fold in half the container of whipped topping.
Spoon mixture into prepared crust and smooth the top.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Top with remaining whipped topping and chocolate shavings, if using.  Serve chilled.
Servings: 8
Calories per Serving: 280
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog –
A lasting friendship begins with tea.
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teabytheocean March 2014 Newsletter

(part 2 of 3)

Part # 2 – March Newsletter 2014
March Tea of Month selection
Creme Au Caramel (Rooibos)Caffeine Free A flavored Rooibos blended with sweet flavors of caramel pieces.
Corciscan Pear Spice (Rooibos) - Tropical breeze on the island of Corsica & a tea with cinnamon pieces, dried orange blossoms, apple, pear, Rooibos, natural flavors, Safflower petals and Blackberry leaves.
Blue Mango (Green) – The luxury Sencha Green tea blended with mallow flowers & the pineapple pieces enhance the mango flavor. (Flavored Green)
Join our Tea Club for 6 months, see info below.
It is time to introduce to your our Newest Tea Club, offering to you by email and if you would like to receive this brochure, just let us know, we will mail you one.
Special offers go out to our Members, special discounts, samples mailed out, free product offers and lots of information on one of our blogs, now we have five blogs on the go.
Spending time with friends over a couple cups of tea……
New item with Lavendar Cove – Teas & Gifts
 ID# LC Tclub 6 months
Pre-selected selection of three teas or tisane’s for this special offer, Tea of the Month Club – monthly
(for 6 months from date of purchase). Upon your order you will receive three selected teas or tisane’s each month. Every month will be a different selection of blends.   Type: Boxed    Size: Medium    Price: $252.00 (reg. price)

“Black-Eyed Peas & Vegetable Salad”
“Prevention Walk off Weight”  – Liz Vaccariello (editor in chief – Prevention)
1        onion, quartered
1        green or red bell pepper
1        large clove garlic
1        small jalapeno Chile pepper, cored and seeded (wear plastic gloves when handling)
2        cups rinsed and drained canned black-eyed peas
1/4    cup canola oil
3        Tbsp white vinegar
Place onion, bell pepper, garlic and jalapeno Chile pepper in food processor.   Process until finely chopped but not a paste.
Combine black-eyed peas and chopped vegetables in large bowl.  Add oil and vinegar and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.  Toss to combine.
Servings: 6
Calories: 190
ID# LC BFloral Bath # 1
A wonderful combination of Botanical Floral Bath Blends No. 1, No. 3, No. 5, along with two loose teas – Aroma Blend Chai and Tropical Floral T-Garden
(Black blend – 50 g.), plus Angels Dream (Black blended)
And Crime of Passion (Green – 25 g.).    Type: Boxed    Size: Medium     Price: $50.99 (reg. price) 
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teabytheocean March 2014 Newsletter

Tea Blog for March Newsletter 2014

(part 1 of 3)

Dear Members:

Lots of work to do for the months to come, tons of new products will be uploaded, special offers, recipes and more.

Some of the new products are up on our website – :

New choices for tea bags, if you prefer to have tea bags – teas – Monk’s Blend, Peach Apricot, Earl Grey, Strawberry, Real Maple and these are boxed at 30 CT., for $8.00 ea.  Find these new teas in Teas area on site, under Boxed or Bulk teas – Boxed and Tins.

Sign-up online and receive 10 % off monthly.

Introducing our newest addition of company is:

Our Botanical Bath Company – Butterfly Botanical Baths is being produced and slowly making it’s way into Lavendar Cove’s website and follow the line above to the new company.  What we cannot produce ourselves will have private labelled products from other companies.

We are working on our sample lines to get into Spa’s, Resorts and small gift shops.  Incorporating both companies with small sample products.   Many of our teas will be available to you in small sample sizes, allowing for you to try the tea before you buy a larger quantity.    Enjoy the recipes for this issue.      Management at Lavendar Cove


First chance to taste this wonderful dish was over 25 years ago, a friend that was born in Paris, France but was living here in the city with her family.   Her mom had made the families favorite dish, “Coq Au Vin”, it was delicious, hand-made chicken dish when it was served and it was paired with a nice Red wine.

“Coq Au Vin”  - from “Today’s Bride”


2       tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil

2       cups chopped bacon

1       medium onion, chopped

2       chickens of 4-1/2 pounds each cut into 8 pieces

5       tbsp. Brandy

Sprigs – fresh thyme, rosemary and parsley

2       bay leaves

3       garlic cloves, crushed

1       tbsp. Tomato puree

1       tbsp. Lemon juice

1       tbsp. Sugar

1       small bottle full-bodied dry red wine

2       tbsp. Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley to garnish


For the glazed shallot and mushrooms

1       tbsp. Butter

2       tbsp. Olive oil

12     oz.shallots

12     oz. Button mushrooms, cleaned


For the ‘beurre manie’

2       tbsp. Butter, softened

2       tbsp. Plain flour


1.  Heat the oil in the oven over medium heat on the stovetop.  Add the bacon and onion and cook, stirring until both are softened, and then remove, draining well.

2.   Fry the chicken in batches until all the pieces are evenly browned, then return them to the dish with the bacon and onion.  Remove the oven from the heat and add the brandy.  Carefully ignite, standing well back, until the flames subside.  Then return the pan to the heat.

3.   Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit Tie the herbs into a bundle and add to the oven with garlic, tomato puree, lemon juice, sugar and red wine.  Cover and cook in the oven for 2 to 2-1/2 hours, until the chicken is tender.

4.   About 30 minutes before the chicken is finished cooking, melt the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the shallots and fry for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown and soft.  Transfer to a plate.  Add the mushrooms to the pan and toss they are just cooked.

5.   Blend the butter and flour together in a small bowl.  Remove a few pieces of the cooked chicken to make room to stir in the ‘beurre manie’.  Add this in small amounts, stirring, so the sauce remains smooth.

6.   When the ‘beurre manie’ has been incorporated, return the chicken together with the shallots and mushrooms.   Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.  Sprinkle the top generously with the parsley and serve from the oven.


Great teas to remind you of the Mediterranean ………….

Last Mango In Paris ID# 30066 A vivacious blend of fruits in this delightful blend. The tropical dried version of Mango’s, rose hip’s and Hibiscus petals with naturally dried orange and tart elderberries along with natural flavors.   Type: Bag    Size: 50 g.     Price: $8.00 (reg. Price)

All teas are available online @ or

Tuscany Pear Rooibos ID# 9902 Apple and pear pieces, Rooibos and natural flavors. A sot after delicacy for chefs in Italy, is pears. This delicious blend of Rooibos, dried apple and dried pear is a sweet delight for your taste buds. Great Iced.                                            Type: Bag    Size: 100 g. (Loose Tea)   Price: $12.00 (reg.price)

Earl Grey ID# 9805 A blend of Sri Lankan teas with floral notes from the tea gardens of Dimbula, Uva and Nuwara Eliya and the bold scent of bergamot, a citrus fruit grown far away in the Mediterranean.   Type: Pouch    Size: 100 g.  Price: $7.95 (reg. Price)

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Recipe – “Poppy Seed Muffins”

Happy New Year
“Poppy Seed Muffins”
1       cup milk
1/2    cup poppy seeds
1/4    cup butter or margarine
3        tblsp. Granulated sugar
1        egg
1        tsp. Vanilla
2        cups all purpose flour
3        tsps. Baking powder
3/4     tsp. Salt
- Put milk and poppy seeds into small bowl.  Let stand for 10 minutes or so.
- Cream butter, sugar and egg together well.  Add vanilla.  Stir in poppy seed mixture.
- Measure flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl.  Stir to mix thoroughly.  Make well in center.  Pour wet mixture in well.   Stir only to moisten.  Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full.
- Bake in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes.  Serve warm.
Makes 15
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Recipe – “Greenberry Tea” & Muffins

“Greenberry Tea”
“Drink to your health” by Anita Hirsch
1   cup boiling water
1   teaspoon green tea leaves or 1 bag green tea
1 – 2 teaspoons dried blackberry, blueberry, or raspberry leaves
1 – 2 teaspoons fruit syrup (Optional)
** Pour boiling water over the leaves or tea bag and steep for 3 minutes to 5 minutes.  Strain.  Serve.  One or two teaspoons of fruit syrup can be added for sweetening and flavor if desired.
1 serving (1 cup)
Fruit Muffins
2        cups all purpose flour
1        tsp. Baking powder
1        tsp. Baking soda
1        tsp. Salt
1/2     cup butter or margarine
1/2     cup granulated sugar
1         egg
1         cup milk
3/4      cup fruit cocktail
In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, soda and salt.  Make a well in the center.
Using a smaller bowl, cream butter, sugar and egg together well.   Mix in milk and fruit.   Pour into well. Stir just to moisten.  Batter will be lumpy.  Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full.  Bake in 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 to 25 minutes.  Leave in pan 5 minutes, remove.  Serve warm.   Makes 16.
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Recipe – “Lemon Balm Anxiety Reducer”

It has been a while since I last blogged, now it is essentially winter and very cold today -26  (wind chill of -40), in Calgary.   By the way, once in while I get a earful that we live in Igloo’s, not in Calgary, sorry to say.   But if you are one in many that decide to go jogging is this freezing weather, you might just want to build one of those Igloo’s in the piles of snow along the way.    Enjoy this recipe and brew a nice cup of tea, stay warm.

“Lemon Balm Anxiety Reducer”
“Drink to your health” by Anita Hirsch
2   teaspoons or 1 bag lemon balm tea
2   teaspoons or 1 bag chamomile tea
1   teaspoon or 1 bag peppermint tea
2   cups boiling water
Ginger syrup or mint syrup to taste
** Combine the teas in a cup or teapot.  Pour boiling water over the tea and steep for 4 to 5 minutes.  Strain.  Add ginger or mint syrup to taste.  Serve.
2    servings (1 cup each)  
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Aromatic flowers & leaves

Garden full of herbs with aromatic flowers & leaves

“Traditional Home Book of Herbs” by Michael Janulewicz


C                                                M                                              R

Curry plant                              Mint                                         Rosemary

Cotton lavender                      Marjoram

Calamint                                  Melitot



L                                               B                                              W

Lovage                                     Bergamot                                Wormwood

Lavender                                 Bay                                          Woodruff

Lemon verbena                       Basil

Lemon Balm






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“Tea Herbs”

“Tea Herbs”

“Traditional Home Book of Herbs” by Michael Janulewicz

*Informative book on Herbs.

These are known as “palatable”, some herbs are not so tasty.

Angelica – Anise – Bergamot – Caraway – Chamomile – Coriander –

Dill – Lemon balm – Feverfew – Rosemary – Mint – Sage –

Digestion herbs           Refreshment                                       Headaches

Anise – Seeds              Borage – leaves & flowers                 Feverfew – leaves

Mint – Leaves              Bergamot – leaves                             Chamomile – flowers

None                              Calamint – leaves                              Rosemary–leaves & flowers

It is always important to read about herbs you ingest or drink.

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Recipe – “Poppyseed Loaf”

Nice with any Black tea, this is why this recipe was chosen today.


“Poppyseed Loaf”

“A Culinary Guide to Herbs, Spices and Flavourings”

by “Arabella Boxer, Jocasta Innes, Charlotte Parry-Crooke, Lewis Esson”


1 -1/2  poppy-seeds

1/3       pint milk

2          eggs

4 oz.     soft light brown sugar

¼          pint corn oil

1          teaspoon almond essence

8          oz. self-raising flour

½         teaspoon baking powder

1          teaspoon ground cinnamon

1          tablespoon skimmed milk powder


Preparation time:        20 minutes, plus soaking and cooling

Cooking time:              25 to 30 minutes

Oven:                           190 degrees Celsius, 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Makes 1 large loaf


Usually used to decorate fancy breads, poppy-seeds become the main flavouring ingredient in this subtly flavoured loaf.

1.         Grease 9 x 5 inch loaf tin and line with greased greaseproof paper.

2.         Put half the poppy-seeds into a small bowl.  Add the milk and leave to soak for

1 hour.

3.         Whisk the eggs with the sugar in a bowl until light and pale, then gradually add the oil and almond essence, whisking until smooth.

4.         Sift the flour with the baking powder, cinnamon and skimmed milk powder.  Fold into the egg and sugar mixture.  Stir in milk and poppy-seeds.

5.         Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, smooth the tope and sprinkle with the remaining poppy-seeds

6.         Bake in a pre-heated moderately hot oven until just firm to the touch, then turn out on to a wire rack.  Leave to cool completely and serve cut into slices.

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teabytheocean Newsletter August 2013

Teabytheocean Blog           Sunday, August 11, 2013


This Issue

The great thing about fruit teas is during the summer months these make great Iced Teas, great for kids too.   If you want to spice it up a little bit either ads some black tea or spice to the mix for brewing your Iced Teas.  These fruit teas are great a hot tea, fruit full of vitamin C, good for the whole body.  Enjoy our selections in this issue.

Paradiso Peach

ID# 30064

-A fruitful array of sweet tasting with natural dried apple pieces and slightly tart with natural dried orange, Rosehip and Hibiscus reminds you of a tropical paradise.

Type: Bag    Size: 50 g.   Price: $8.00    (reg. price)

AngelFalls Mist  

ID# LC9807

This wonderful fruit tea named after the (Venezuela’s Angel Falls) and this tea has so much fruit blended together you could almost use it in baking. Enjoy cold or hot. (Hibiscus petals, Strawberry pieces, Dried apple, Rosehip pieces, Calendula petals, Dried orange and natural flavors. (Herb and Fruit tea – Caffeine free)   Type: Tin   Size: 50 g.  Price: $10.00 (reg. price)

Last Mango In Paris

ID# 30066

A vivacious blend of fruits in this delightful blend. The tropical dried version of Mango’s, Rosehip’s and Hibiscus petals with naturally dried orange and tart elderberries along with natural flavors.

Type: Bag    Size: 50 g.   Price: $8.00    (reg. price)

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& save 10 % off.

“Green Ginger Tea”

“Drink to your health” by Anita Hirsch

1          teaspoon grated or minced fresh ginger or ¼ teaspoon powdered ginger

1 – 2     teaspoon loose green tea or 1 bag green tea

1          cup boiling water, cooled slightly

Sugar or honey to taste

 *Add the fresh or dried ginger and the green tea to a mug.  Pour slightly cooled water over the tea and steep for 2 to 4 minutes.  Strain if you’re using the loose tea, and add sugar or honey to taste.  Serve immediately or chill and serve over ice.

1          serving (1 cup)



“Soothing Spearmint Tea”

“Drink to your health” by Anita Hirsch

 ½         teaspoon fennel seeds, toasted or un-toasted

2          teaspoon chamomile or 1 bag chamomile tea

2 – 3     teaspoons of spearmint tea leaves or 1 bag of spearmint tea

1          cup boiling water

1          teaspoon mint syrup, if desired

Crush the fennel seeds and combine with chamomile and spearmint tea leaves or bags in a cup.  Add boiling water and steep for 3 to 4 minutes.  Strain or serve.

 1 serving (1 cup)

 Inspired Music


“Leela James” – Album “Music EP”


“Soul:Fi” – Album “Space Invadas”


Spa Berry & Tropical  

Find these teas on our website under this title to purchase.

Bingo Blueberry

ID# 9805

-An overwhelming berry taste, another great Herb and Fruit Tea (Caffeine Free). A combination of Elderberries, Dried currants, cornflower petals, Dried Apple pieces, Dried Blueberries and flavored naturally enhanced with the fruit. Enjoy Iced or Hot.

Type: Bag    Size: 100 g.   Price: $15.00 (reg. price)


ID# 9802LC

A Herbal and Fruit combination of Rosehips, Dried Apple pieces, Rose Petals, Blackberry leaves, Cornflower petals, Hibiscus petals, Calendula petals and natural flavors. A cupful of energy and great for kids as well.

Type: Bag    Size: 100 g. (Loose Tea) Price: $14.00 (reg. price)

Green Tea & Fruit

– Hermes Orange

ID# 40022LCSml

- A spherically delightful natural flavors of Mandarin and Tangerine combines this Orange flavored tea blended with Sencha Green tea and a beautiful blend of Safflower petals. (Flavored Green) Type: Bag    Size: 50 g. (Loose Tea) Price: $8.00 (reg. price)


ID# 9892

A delicious herbal tea to brew into a cup and is full of mouth watering juicy flavorful berries and floral petals. (Rosehip pieces, natural flavors, Raisins, Hibiscus petals and dried currants).

Type: Pouch    Size: 100 g. (Loose Tea)   Price: $10.00 (reg. price)


Black tea & Fruit

Wild Blackberry (Flavored Black)

ID# 10009

Brews to a coppery colored black tea with sweet floral & berry flavored notes. — Blackberry leaves luxury Sri Lankan Black tea, cornflower petals, natural flavors and mallow flowers.

Type: Bag    Size: 50 g.    Price: $6.00

(reg. price)


Black tea and fruit  

Tropical Fire

ID# 10010

The spice tones of cloves and cinnamon blended with a tropical fruit.

– Sri Lankan black tea, dried mango, pineapple and papaya, safflower petals, lime leaves and natural flavors. Type: Bag    Size: 50 g.  Price: $6.00

(reg. price)

Black Tea and fruit

Blood Orange (Flavored Black)

ID# 10012

A robust sweet citrus flavor with blood oranges, like those grown in Sicily. — Blackberry leaves, freeze and natural dried orange, Sri Lankan black tea, safflower petals and natural flavors.

Type: Bag    Size: 50 g.  Price: $6.00     (reg. price)

To Purchase online, sign-up and save   10 % off, monthly.

 Interesting books

 “The Fragrant Mind”

by Valerie Ann Worwood 

- ”Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood, and Emotion”


“Lemongrass Ginger Tea”

“Drink to your health” by Anita Hirsch

1          inch of fresh lemongrass, thinly sliced, or 1 teaspoon dried lemongrass

1          piece of crystallized ginger, about 1 inch square

1          cup boiling water

Place the sliced lemongrass in a cup.  Cut the ginger into smaller pieces and add to the cup.  Pour the boiling water over both and steep for 5 minutes.  (If you’re using dried lemongrass, steep a bit longer up to 15 minutes, to extract the most flavor).  Strain and serve.

1 serving (1 cup)

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