It’s been a while since I’ve written in my blog and I must apologise. I have been active on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Meetup and Google+ to a lesser extent, but blogging, yes, I didn’t prioritise and make the time. But I’m hoping to change all of that because many tea lovers will ask me private questions about tea and I’ve addressed these great questions and ought to share with the rest of the tea lovers in the world.
So yes, I promise to you readers that I will write regularly but in between those times, I do suggest you follow me on any of the Social Media links above and you can always post your questions there too and I’ll do my best to answer.
Okay, apologies over and now back to my original post. I have many people asking me about herbal infusions and caffeine which you can read more about in the links that I’ve given. Then I get asked what is my favourite herbal infusion and without a doubt it is one that I’ve discovered from Japan (via Taiwan and Minnesota :D)
This herbal infusion is called Ashitaba. I won’t tell you the ins and outs of it as you can read more about Ashitaba Herbal Info here. What I like about this herb is that aside from the compelling studies that the leaflet has alluded to, many of my customers have said that it has made a difference to their lives. From helping them to sleep better, alleviating them from their pain to “I just like having a caffeine-free beverage before I go to bed”., it is a beverage that mimics all of the health benefits of tea but without the caffeine. That is the best thing about this herbal.
It has been placed in a teabag (and I have always advocated that not all tea bags are created equal ) because the company want to protect its patent on the roasting technique that has been applied to this herbal but the material used to make the teabag is fully compostable and not bleached. Win for tea lovers susceptible to the effects of caffeine and a big win the the environment.
So there we have it. My herbal of choice is called Ashitaba and I’m one of those tea lovers that drink this tea not because of the whole host of health benefits it has, but because I like the roasted taste of this caffeine-free beauTEA. I hope you enjoy it.
P.S. I was privileged to have attended Alison Taafe‘s book launch on Saturday 21st September at Scrumptious Reads. Alison talks about antioxidants (which is present in tea and also in the Ashitaba Herbal) and the importance of cooking well in order to eat better and feel better. Her book is inspired by the journey she shared with her sister in battling cancer and is an inspirational story. Do please check out her book with some aMAYZing recipes. You won’t be disappointed.