Recipe – “Fit-to-Be-Thai Iced Tea”


“The Little Black Book of Tea” by Mike  Heneberry

 Pinch of crushed star anise

1          drop red food coloring

2          Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

Crushed ice

2          cups strong brewed black tea, chilled

*Stir anise and food coloring into condensed milk and pour into 2 tall glasses.  Fill glasses with crushed ice; then cover with tea.  Stir once or twice-just enough for the milk to start to rise up into the tea.

– Makes 2 tall glasses

Recipe – “Bubba Tea”


“The Little Black Book of Tea” by Mike  Heneberry

Sprig of fresh mint

2 shots bourbon whiskey

1 ounce lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup iced tea

*Stir bourbon with everything but tea; then add tea and serve over ice.

 – Makes 1 glass


Recipe – “Ceylon Sailor Iced Tea”


“The Little Black Book of Tea” by Mike  Heneberry

1          inch piece of fresh ginger root

3          teaspoons Ceylon tea

3          cups boiling water

 * Peel ginger, and then crush using a mortar or the side of a large carving knife.  Place in a teapot and pour in just enough boiling water to cover.  Let steep for 6 to 7 minutes.  Heat remaining water back to a boil; add tea and then water to teapot.   Steep for 3 minutes; then remove tea and ginger.  Chill and serve.    * Makes 2 glasses

Recipe – “Lemongrass Ginger Tea”

“Lemongrass Ginger Tea”

“Drink to your health” By Anita Hirsch, M.S., R.D.

 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 flavors).  Strain and serve.

Makes one cup.

Recipe – Spiced Chai Tea

5         Black Tea Bags
1/4      teaspoon cinnamon
1/4      teaspoon ground cloves
1/4      teaspoon cardamom
1/4      teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1/8      teaspoon black pepper (optional)
2 to 4  cups of water
2 to 4  cups of milk
Place water into pot, bring to boil, pop in 5 Black Tea Bags continue boiling, place in your spices, continue boiling, gradually add the milk until all is gone.    Watch the pot, with the milk the tea will continue to boil rapidly.   Then remove from stove, turn the heat off.   For hot drink, pour into mug.   For a chilled version, pour contents into jug and cool into to fridge for 4 to 5 hours.
About 8 to 10 large cups of Spiced Chai Tea. 

Great Teas Iced

Organic Assam Tea (Certified Organic)

ID# LC9770

Several botanist from English had to be brought in to identify the tea from the jungles in Assam, India. The cultivation at a commercial level was officially started in 1837 for Assam tea. The following year this tea was auctioned off in London. This was the first tea production in the British Empire. The prices for this tea soared at the auction and become a very expensive tea to purchase. A delicious Black tea enjoyed all day.

Country of origin: India Region: Assam   Grade: Pekoe Fannings  A 2nd Flush Assam and manufactured by CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled).

(Black Tea) Type: Tin Size: 100 g. Price: $14.00 (reg. Price)

Margaret’s Hope

ID# 9852

A full-bodied, 2nd flush tea with full astringency and is from one of top estates in India (Estate Tea) (Darjeeling) (TGFOP—Top Grown Flowery Orange

Pekoe) Type: Bag Size: 100 g. (Loose Tea) Price: $10.00 (reg. Price)


ID# 9802LC

A Herbal and Fruit combination of Rose-hips, 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)


Cranberry Apple

ID# 20004

A splendid blend of Hibiscus, naturally dried apple pieces, rose-hips, natural flavors and caffeine free. Country of origin: USA, Thailand, Spain and Canada

Type: Tin Size: 50 g.  Price: $10.00 (reg. Price)

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Sunflowers, tea & info


   Sunflowers are beautiful when they start to grow and unfold the large center cone that looks like a honeycomb, as the bright yellow petals start to grow and overlay each other, as each petals blooms. 

  Tall stalks of wild Sunflowers array along the fence, as fall approaches the Sunflower petals falling to the ground in a farmer’s garden.   The seeds are collected from the cone in the middle, washed, placed on a cookie sheet, lightly sprayed with olive oil, lightly salted or seasoned with spices, then roasted in the oven for a snack later.

   Many flower suppliers who grow the Sunflowers for sale to florists do some really funky things like injecting a dye solution into the stem to alter the color of the petals; then the finished petal product is bright red, bright orange and super bright yellow. 

   Once a floral designer, in our shop, our staff would  pluck out the petals of the sunflower and place them into in a design pot, as a accent pieces. 

    The petals are used in many different products that we carry, used for blending in teas, bath teas and there is no taste from the petals; these are used for presentation of color in the products.