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A blend of black teas and pu-erh for a black tea kombucha with body

Ingredients: Organic black tea blend, organic pu-erh
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75g Tin - Loose leaf


  • Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 4-5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: Various
  • Caffeine:


A blend of black teas and pu-erh.

Black teas are the most processed, while pu-erh is processed like black tea, then aged. This blend is earthy, malty, rich and smooth with a slightly fruity note. Pu-erh adds a bit of umami, with it's earthy, deep flavour. Kombucha made with this tea is smooth, full-bodied and earthy with some astringency. It will pair well with dark fruits, any kind of spice, oranges and much more

Combine the following to make a 1 gallon batch of kombucha!
• 2 tablespoons loose tea
• 1 cup pure cane sugar
• 1-2 cups starter liquid
• 1-gallon wide-mouth glass jar
• Tea towel (or breathable fabric) and rubber band

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Aroma: Earthy, malty, sweet
Infusion Aroma: Earthy, malty, slightly fruity
Infusion Color: Amber
Base flavor: Malty

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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog

How to Store Loose-Leaf Tea - by Richard Isaac

How to Store Loose-Leaf Tea

Whether you want to think outside the bag and switch your tea type to loose-leaf, or already have invested and want to keep your flavor fresh—we’ve put together a quick ‘n easy guide for loose-leaf tea storage. Let your leaves be free!Properly stored tea leaves can retain their freshness for several years, often even longer.  Improperly stored tea, however, can lose its flavor and aroma very quickly.  There are a few key conditions that you need to be aware of in order to keep your loose leaf tea fresh.

First of all, tea will lose its flavor if exposed to sunlight, even in an air-tight glass jar.  You will often see tea shops which store their loose leaf tea in glass jars so that their customers can see the tea.  Most of these stores, however, serve the customer from another light-proof container in the back, and the glass jars are for display only.  If you visit a tea house where they serve you right out of a glass container exposed to light, I would advise you to look for another tea house, because this...

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How to make a turmeric latte and reap the healthy benefits

Turmeric is a pretty special spice. It has a lot of great health benefits. You may have already heard of turmeric lattes, or golden milk. There are plenty of reasons to incorporate turmeric into your daily routine, but for some of us, this can be tricky. Golden milk or teas made with turmeric have been consumed in Ayurveda. Science has since found many links between regular turmeric consumption and healthy results.

The most active compound in turmeric is curcumin. It is good for digestion, good for skin and hair, boosts immunity, balances hormone levels and is anti-inflammatory, which means consuming turmeric can help reduce muscle pain, and reduce chronic disease due to chronic inflammation. In fact, the efficacy of turmeric as an anti-inflammatory has been matched to the efficacy of some anti-inflammatory drugs.

Make sure to take turmeric along with black pepper, which will help your body to absorb the healing benefits of curcumin.

A warm turmeric latte is excellent any time of day, and a great choice if you are feeling under the weather. Especially if you have a sore throat (anti-inflammatory turmeric to the rescue).



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