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  • Tender braised thai pork with Duke of Earl tea
    Tender braised thai pork with Duke of Earl tea
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    Recipe by Mies Bervoets Served over rice of your choice Yield 8 portions This dish is spicy Ingredients: 2 pds. pork tenderloin cut into 1-inch pieces1 pd. cremini mushrooms, washed and cut into quarters2 tbsp. oil¼ cup peanuts toasted and chopped fine2 tbsp. black peppercorns4 tbsp. cilantro stems chopped fine2 tbsp. fresh ginger minced4 tbsp . garlic8 tbsp. fish sauce or more to taste if needed5 tbsp. Kikkoman soy sauce6 tbsp. dark brown sugar ¼ cup water2 cups chicken stock...

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  • Iced Tea - standard recipe
    Iced Tea - standard recipe

    Mango Iced Tea (Decaffeinated or regular black tea; Mango Mango Black tea can also be substituted with most of our fruit blends i.e. Lime Fizz) Bring 1 litre of filtered water to a boil.In a teapot, steep 10 teaspoons of Mango Mango Black Tea for 5 minutes.Fill a jug or container with ice cubes (the jug should hold 2 litres).Add 1/3 can of frozen white lemonade concentrate to sweeten the iced tea. This will add some zest and just enough sugar.Strain the leaves and pour the hot tea into...

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  • Dragon Blend Consomme
    Dragon Blend Consomme

    Dragon blend consomme with seasonal fruit, blossoms, & lemon sorbet Recipe by: Kristian Crossen This recipe serves 4 Ingredients: For the tea: 2 tsp Dragon Blend (green tea) 500ml filtered or spring water 1.5 tsp Wild flower honey 0.5 tsp lemon juice For the seasonal fruit: 75g Fresh red currants 100g Fresh blue berries 100g Fresh raspberries 150g fresh strawberries, quartered 1 Peach, halved, stone removed and sliced 12 Lemon thyme leaves...

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  • Cast Iron Teapots
    Cast Iron Teapots

    Cast iron teapots were created in ancient China. They were then adopted and further developed by the Japanese into practical as well as decorative handicraft items. They symbolize the everlasting strength and unity of the world. Through special chemical treatments, impurities are removed from the cast iron during the production process. A coating of misty black enamel is then applied to help prevent the development of rust. As water is boiled, trace amounts of iron in the water from the...

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  • What is Darjeeling tea?
    What is Darjeeling tea?

    The tea resorts of Darjeeling are located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains in northeastern India. Good Darjeelings are often referred to as the "Champagne" of teas. They have a subtle, mellow, and muscatel like flavour. The unique combination of climate, elevation, and the quality of the soil and air make Darjeeling teas unlike any other tea. In northern Darjeeling plantations cultivate tea from bushes grown from China plants. The estates in the southern part of Darjeeling...

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  • What is Honeybush?
    What is Honeybush?

    The latin name for honeybush is cyclopia intermedia. This native south african bush mainly grown in the cape town area. It is one of the few rare plants that contains various nutritional properties that fit everyday use. Benefits of Honeybush are: soothing and relaxing, caffeine free, rich in essential minerals, helps relieving constipation - the mild and delicious way. A report released by the University of Free State has interesting findings; to name a few: lowers cholesterol levels,...

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  • How to prepare a mate gourd for first use
    How to prepare a mate gourd for first use

    Preparing the gourd for Yerba Mate Every natural gourd should be cured before the first use. The curing helps with the removal of loose tissue and prepares the gourd for its use with Yerba Mate. How to Cure the Gourd: For pure yerba mate (with no additives like sugar), fill the gourd with fresh yerba mate and add boiling water. Let stand for a day. Rinse the gourd and remove loose tissue with a spoon. Please do not remove the stem in the center of the gourd. Doing so will cause the...

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  • Facts and Myths about Tea
    Facts and Myths about Tea

    MYTH 1: Herbal tea is tea False! Technically, tea must come from the Camillia sinensis plantHerbal teas are made from other plants and called "tisanes"Rooibos is not a tea but a tisaneHerbal teas can have health benefits MYTH 2: Drinking green tea will make you lose weight False! Unfortunately, green tea has been hyped up as a magic weight loss solution. Study results are mixed, and the effects, if any, are so modest that they'll be wiped out by half an Oreo cookieStill,...

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  • Flavouring Information
    Flavouring Information

    Teas are flavoured in many different ways, often with natural herbs, berries, fruits or spices, and occasionally with essential oils or extracts. Sometimes we use what might seem like odd combinations to approximate a certain flavour –  for instance, a mixture of banana extract and green mango combines to produce a great apple flavour, and green apple notes are almost always added to mango to bring out its natural flavour. Our “all natural” or “natural” flavourings are derived from...

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  • Steeping Recommendations
    Steeping Recommendations

    These tips are general guidelines - we believe this a good way to start your tea experience. After all, it always comes back to your personal preference; whether you prefer a stronger tea or a weaker infusion. If you have any questions about a specific tea or you believe that it should taste different, feel free to email us. Thank you for trying our teas and sharing your tea experiences with us. For the following teas: Bring freshly drawn water to a rolling boil. If your tap water has...

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  • What is Rooibos
    What is Rooibos

    Rooibos tea, also called red bush tea is not a true tea, but a herb - the young shoots of the south african shrub, aspalanthus linearis, indigenous to the cederberg area in south africa. Rooibos contains no caffeine and is supplemental to the daily intake of: calcium, manganese and fluoride. It does not have a negative effect on the absorption of iron, due to the fact that it contains half the tannin found in regular teas. Rooibos contains no additives, preservatives, colorants and is free...

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