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 delicate, bright, and earthy. Green teas are high in antioxidants, metabolism boosting, help reduce bad cholesterol, regulate blood sugars, and improve brain function!
Lemongrass is a powerful anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory tea. It is great for relieving stress and fatigue symptoms, such as headaches and body aches! Lemongrass also promotes healthy digestion and can increase the quality of milk in breastfeeding moms!
This blend has a clean, grassy, and delicate flavor with low astringency, mixed with a hint of light and refreshing citrus notes.
Serve hot or iced, with or without a spoonful of honey!
Spice of the Month: Salmon Rub
Our Salmon Rub is blended with brown sugar, smoked paprika, dill weed, garlic oil, black pepper, lemon oil, sea salt, celery, dextrose and onion.
While it is delicious rubbed on salmon, it can also be used on other seafood, or on roasted vegetables mixed with olive oil.
We used our Salmon Rub on some of our favorite Willbros Salmon Co. wild-caught Alaskan salmon, paired with a Lemon Garlic Kale Salad. This recipe makes for a healthy and tasty dinner at home, and it is great to prepare in advance and take for lunch! Check out the recipe below!
Lemon Essential Oil has a sharp and crisp citrus scent. It is best used for supporting healthy respiratory function; it has powerful cleansing and digestive benefits; and is uplifting and energizing properties that help improve mood.
Lemon Essential Oil blends well with many other oils. You can diffuse it in equal parts with Eucalyptus and Lavender essential oils to freshen a room or add a few drops to your Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet in the morning to boost energy!
We hope that you find enjoyment and happiness during this next season and third month of quarantine. I am looking forward to a sense of normalcy - and I am confident that you are too! Hang tough - we got this!
Maggie & the OBTC TEA(m)