A Dose of PositiviTEA — Spice Health Benefits RSS


MOOD BOOSTING HERBS for mental health awareness month 🌿 New Beginnings March is the month where the animals start to wake up from their long winter naps and the plants start to sprout from the earth. It is the time of year where fresh new life surrounds us, and the sun starts to peak through the cold air. During the winter season we are more prone to seasonal depression and feeling low. Using herbal remedies to soothe those blues is our favorite way to welcome a clean slate for the year. The power of a healing herb can be used in many ways- including in teas, spices and essential oils. Here are our favorite mood-boosting herbs to lift your spirits...

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Hatch, New Mexico 🌶 RED CHILE POWDER 🌶 SPICE OF THE MONTH In February we celebrate love and all things spicy 😉 so we are kicking up the heat and featuring our Hatch, New Mexico Red Chile Powder this month. Old Barrel Tea Co. started in New Mexico, so chile has a special place in our hearts, because we put it on literally everything.  The small town of Hatch, New Mexico is the Chile Capitol of the world and our whole state is proud of this magical and spicy crop. Check out our Red Chile Recipe below. To celebrate our love for the Land of Enchantment, take 10% off Red Chile Powder this month only! 🌶 🍫 RED CHILE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE 🌶 🍫 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin 4 Tbsp. water, divided ⅔ cup unsweetened...

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vanilla:  🌱 the all time favorite flavor 🌱 The farming and production of vanilla is labor intensive, as these cute little plants are manually pollinated. For hundreds of years, this plant has provided us with the essence of elegant flavor. The heavenly taste originates from intricate care to detail and lots and lots of love! Vanilla is an excellent sugar alternative and has amazing health benefits: - Vanilla provides a calming effect: Research says that the aroma of vanilla can have a calming effect on both babies and adults, and can help provide some relief from sleep apnea. - Because vanilla has fewer calories and carbohydrates than sugar, it can be used to reduce your sugar intake. Using vanilla as a sugar...

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✨ GOLDEN MILK TEA ✨ Mood Boosting, Anti-Aging, and Brain Stimulating Turmeric is known for its bright golden hue and is often found in Indian cuisine. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Science tells us that curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has an incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory effect and is a very strong antioxidant.  We created a Golden Milk recipe with a culture fusion twist, and to put it simply, it is HEAVENLY. It is warm, slightly sweet and definitely golden.   INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of milk or dairy alternative 1/2 cup Osmanthus Oolong  2 teaspoons of honey 1/2 teaspoon of Mexican Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon OBTC Vietnamese Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon OBTC Turmeric...

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The Everything Blend: Dana's All Purpose Seasoning Dana's All Purpose Seasoning is a favorite amongst spice enthusiasts, and contains the essential ingredients used in everyday New Mexican cooking! INGREDIENTS: sea salt, black pepper, cayenne, garlic, New Mexican chile USE ON: meats, soups, veggies, eggs, and rice dishes More on Dana's All Purpose Dana is the matriarch of our family business, a big motivating force behind our passion of health and wellness, and she is the mastermind behind this spice! She's used this spice recipe for years to season New Mexican food dishes, and now we get to share the special flavor with you! This blend of spices is special compared to grocery store seasonings because we don't use any anti-caking...

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