Douglas Fir Spring Tips of (Pseudotsuga Menziesii) citrusy & sweet sap spring chartreuse tips. The...
Tea comes from varietals of Camellia Sinensis, a tree that can grow to 30 feet or more.The oldest Tea tree is 1700 years old in the Yunnan Ancient Tea Forests. Only this plant is called Tea or Cha whereas all others are called tisanes or infusions. Ancient Tea Tree forests over 1500 years old were planted by the ancestors of the Tribal peoples of Yunnan who steward these wild arbor gardens with a manifesto for perpetuating the mutual benefits to Farmer, Tea trees and the Earth. This is a deep cultural bond created over centuries to preserve these Heirloom Tea trees, one of our favorite Thérroirs.
Tea Trail Tales #5 April 10, 2014
Brewing transforms grains into Vitamin B rich probiotic beverages that aid digestion, complement foods, and are enjoyed with great company. It is one of humanity's most ancient heritages, often associated with sacred rituals, myths of the original gods of fermentation, to religious monopoly that grew into great Abbey beers, cheeses and wines.
by Isabelle Ranger
Forager & Teacrafter
Tea Trail Tales #4 April 3, 2014
Namasthé has crafted Smudge: our unique 100% BC foraged and grown tisane of Native botanicals and BC herbals from our TPatch at Root Down Organic Farm. Smudge is earthy, citrusy, astral, sweet, pungent and it evokes the taste of the land as enjoyed for millennia by BC First Nations. We have added some traditional cleansing herbals used in sweat lodges both as a smudging and sipping tisane for a wild seasonal boost.
by Foraging TeaCrafter Isabelle Ranger
As I focus on what I want to do most with my time here, it comes back to foraging, fermenting, blending, distilling and experimenting. Sharing BC Thérroir with chefs, brewers, cafés, distillers, other tea companies is timely after all these years.
The spirit of foraging and sharing is ripe now. So you will see and hear much more about cool collaborations, fun new uses for our foraged botanicals picked at their peak potency to represent our unique BC Thérroir.