Intaba Bushbabies Tea: Will Babies Like It?

On their site, the Intaba people say: “Intaba Bushbabies – Kids love the naturally sweet taste!” So I put it to the taste test with the 2 nearest kids, Ember and Cora, asking them if they thought it would be a good tea for babies. At first we tried it without adding honey. Mistake. These…

Promoting Tea Culture

Last week we met to begin discussing our new tea group, founded to promote tea culture in Vancouver. Karen Duffield from Ooh Cha, Fionna Du from Aura Teas, and Liz Bandelin, from Tega Teas smiled quickly for my camera just as they were leaving. We had sat up on the roof, sipping honeybush/rooibos that Liz…

Tea: The New Coffee

Outside of Blenz on Richard’s and Hastings in Vancouver, employees are giving out samples of “London Fog”, their new tea blend featuring Earl Grey tea, milk and sugar in a chai-like blend. It’s quite yummy, and I used my 2 for 1 card for it that day. We’ve all seen the new posters at coffee…

Tea Tea Tea – always a surprise!

I’ve been tasting some amazing teas lately, thanks to the Co-op Tea Swap. Every couple of weeks, new loose tea arrives at my mail box. Mango Rooibos from Adagio Tea – sweet and uplifting. Darjeeling Goomtee 2nd Flush from TeaLogic – deliciously refined, perfect with milk and sugar. And when it steeped too long, I…

Rooibos – Good for You, Good for Africa

Liz Bandelin, President of Nu-Tea, stopped by on her way to this weekend’s  The Victoria Tea Festival where she’s speaking on Rooibos – Good for You, Good for Africa. She’s a fountain of amazing information on all things Rooibos, and all the good things that this tea can do for our health. We had a…