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June Tea Notes

June 2020 Hello June! And hello summertime! Are you busting out of your living area, craving some sunshine? I know I am - and I think that's a good thing since sunshine is now known for preventing the spread of Coronavirus - right? Now is such a perfect time to be outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air! Temperatures are warming up, the sun is shining, bees are pollinating and the iced tea is SO refreshing! Continue reading to see what we're enjoying this month! Tea of the Month: Sencha Green & Lemongrass Sencha Green Tea is a delicate leaf does not like to be steeped in overly hot water, as it can quickly become astringent tasting. When prepared properly it is...

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Honey Glazed Garlic Salmon & Lemon Garlic Kale Salad

| Featuring our salmon rub & avocado honey | Ingredients for the salmon: 4 wild caught salmon filets (we love Williams Bro Salmon) about ½ lb each 2 tsp OBTC Salmon Rub Salt & pepper, to taste ½ tsp paprika (we prefer sweet or mild) 2 Tbsp ghee 4-5 cloves of garlic finely minced 1 Tbsp water 2 tsp liquid aminos or soy sauce 4 Tbsp OBTC Avocado Honey 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice Ingredients for the salad: 1 large bunch of kale, rinsed & finely chopped Juice of 2 lemons 1 cup olive oil 5-6 cloves of garlic, finely minced Salt & pepper, to taste Pumpkin seeds ½ cup parmesan or romano cheese Directions for the salmon: Preheat the oven to broil setting...

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FRESH FACE 💦

Feel fresh all afternoon: Rose & Geranium Face Mist About the mist: Made in New Mexico with fresh plant matter in a copper still.  The aroma is floral with a hint of citrus! This face mist is lovely for brightening up your afternoon, soothing stress, and toning skin! We love bringing the Rose Geranium Distilled Mist along for outdoor adventures, travel, and to work to help us feel fresh, glowy, and nourished all day long!

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Wellness for Kids

WELLNESS FOR KIDS At OBTC we encourage the love of tea and all things wellness from a young age so that our little ones can build the foundation of a healthy lifestyle early on. However, wellness with kids can be tricky! While we want the kids in our lives to have a passion for health, they generally have other motivations. I reached out to seven-year-old Penelope, our herbalist's daughter, to find out what wellness boosters she loves and why.  This is what she said… Loose Leaf Tea First of all, Penelope wanted to make it clear that she likes sweet tea best.  Her favorites are Horchata Rooibos, Peppermint with Lemongrass, and Berry with South Indian Black tea.   Horchata is...

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Here now, but not for long!

Goodbye White Grapefruit You are lovely and will be missed! Ingredients and Flavor Profile This refreshing blend is made with white tea, grapefruit peels and natural grapefruit flavor.  It is clean and bright with grapefruit tartness!  We love to prepare this blend with Mesquite Honey, a squeeze of fresh grapefruit, and poured over ice! Why must we say goodbye?  For those of you who know us, you know OBTC is truly a small family operation.  We love introducing new blends to share with all of you, but with each new blend we must make room in our little blending facility by phasing out old favorites.  If you are a White Grapefruit lover and would like to see something similar blended...

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