JULY TEA NOTES


July 2020
Happy July friends! Who's gearing up for a fourth of July celebration this weekend? It may look a little different this year, but we can still enjoy some sunshine and fireworks, right? Continue reading for some tasty teas and treats that will be perfect for spending time outside with your loved ones! ūüĎá
Tea of the Month: Wild Strawberry + Berry

WILD STRAWBERRY is blended with white tea, rooibos tea, apple pieces, hibiscus flowers, blueberries, blue cornflowers, rose petals, and natural flavors. White teas are made from the young tea buds of the Camellia sinensis plant and are full of antioxidants to protect the body from free radicals. The matriarch of this female ran, family business is a three-time cancer survivor and drinks white tea every day to decrease her risk of disease. White teas are also known to protect the heart and entire circulatory system, increase bone density and strength, are antibacterial and antiviral, and promote healthy and radiant skin.

Wild Strawberry is fruity, decadent, and bright. It is so delicious blended with BLUEBERRY or VANILLA ROOIBOS, served with honey, hot or iced!

BERRY is blended with hibiscus, rose hips, blueberries, strawberries, and natural flavors. This tea is very antioxidant rich and it is not only an adult favorite, but kids love it too because it tastes so much like a tart berry juice! The dried hibiscus flowers and the dried rose hips in this blend add Vitamin C, and help lower high blood pressure and bad cholesterol!

Berry is delicious served iced, with or without honey! Try blending with OSMANTHUS OOLONG or MOCHA MATE!

Spice of the Month: Lavender Flowers

Our LAVENDER FLOWERS are beautifully and aromatically dried from France. They make a lovely floral addition to teas, baked goods, baths, and cocktails!

Danté from our Old Town Albuquerque store paired our Lavender Flowers with Earl Grey tea leaves, Mesquite Honey, and Vietnamese Cinnamon to make a Lavender Tea Loaf! This loaf is so amazing when paired with an Enchanted Lavender Earl Grey latte, which brings out the Earl Grey and Lavender flavors beautifully. Amber of our Cloudcroft and Ruidoso stores made Lemon Cupcakes with a Lavender Buttercream - perfect for summertime! Check out the recipes below!

LAVENDER TEA LOAF

LEMON CUPCAKES WITH LAVENDER BUTTERCREAM

Essential Oil of the Month: Bergamot

BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL has a fresh, spicy-sweet aroma. It is best used to soothe anxious or sad feelings, is a powerful purifying agent for the skin, and used in massage therapy for its calming benefits.

I grew up by the ocean, and summertime months meant sunny mornings and afternoons spent at the beach! I moved to New Mexico in May, right before some of the summertime feels started sinking in. ¬†That summer I was so homesick, I was wishing my bum was planted in the sand, soaking up the sun rays, and smelling the salty air from the ocean! I tried so many ways that first summer to bring the beach feels from my hometown to my new house in New Mexico! ¬†I decorated my home with beach pictures, installed a light that projected water ripples on my bedroom ceiling, downloaded soundtracks of the waves, and burned all of the candles with tropical scents! I was so excited to learn that essential oils can create a tropical smell when blended together as well! Check out this Tropical Dreaming diffuser essential oil blend!¬† ūüĎá

Tropical Dreaming Diffuser Blend

3 drops BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL

3 drops LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL

1 drop CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL

1 drop LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL

I hope your July is beautiful, full of sunshine, and happy days! I know these are some uncertain times, but I hope that you find hope and light in each day!

ūüĆĪ¬† Maggie & the OBTC TEA(m)


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