Wild Foraged Cocktails Recipes - Spring

May 27, 2017

Sazerac Forage & Fils on the rocks in the woods with smoked tea cocktail

Delicious wild edibles are unfurling from the forest floor, spring tree tips & beloved bogs. Early bird Stinging Nettles, Sweet Gale catkins, pollen rich Elderflowers, and coniferous vitamin C rich spring tips. Long time Whistler Bartender & pal Fred Lemieux collaborated to create these amazing wild cocktails recipes crafted with foraged botanicals and teas from Namasthé Tea Co.

Cheers!

Fred Lemieux, Cédric Gervais & Isabelle Ranger 

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Craft foraged Elderflower cordial

May 05, 2017

 

Elderflower foraged basket for cordial recipe

The waysides are unfurling beautifully with red flowering currants, Salmonberry flowers and Elderberry shrubs. Elder is awakening from her slumber in fragrant, pollen-rich bundles of blossoms.

Cordially,

Isabelle Ranger

Forager & Herbalist

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5 Douglas Fir infused teas crafted by Namasthé

April 28, 2017

Izumi foraging with Namasthé team a beautiful basketful of Douglas Fir tips

Spring Tips foraging of Douglas Fir ( Pseudotsuga Menziesii) arrived at last to replenish my winter tarnished body and soul. 

 

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Winter Wellness with Cold And Flu Tisane by Kalea Ranger

January 24, 2017 2 Comments




My mother taught me that respecting the plant and the forest, is just as important as respecting your next door neighbor. Living on this earth comes with the responsibility of treating it was the same respect, and generosity that it gives us.

Kalea Ranger

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CBC North by Northwest interview with Sheryl McKay Jan 14, 2017

January 22, 2017

Licorice mint Moss? Whistler woman forages along the Sea-to-Sky corridor to create teas and sodas.

Isabelle Ranger and Sheryl MacKay at CBC

"What's cool about Whistler is that ... in every direction you can find a forest service road and you're out in the forest; you're in the mountains ... it's very beautiful, [and] there's a lot of variety of things that grow at different elevations."

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Apothécary Soda featured in Montecristo Magazine Story by : Meagan Albrechtson

September 07, 2016

Fizzy Drinks made in BC   by Story:

 

Currently Namasthé’s apothecary sodas are offered in two flavours: Pemberton Cola and Sassafras Soda, the latter of which is comparable to root beer. “It’s really fun to be able to do something that’s created out of a tea base with herbs and spices, and doesn’t have any preservatives added,” says Ranger.

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Foraged Nettle Beer - Nourishing Bitter Spring Tonic

April 05, 2016

Makes a Gallon of Foraged Spring Nettle Beer All Grain Beer:

I was foraging Stinging Nettles with our sons last week. My body craves Nettles each spring to get a shot of vitamins, nourish the blood, bones, liver and skin after a long winter.Full of nourishing, digestive, immune boosting, detox properties that is perfect for a beautiful wild spring brew. To your health! Slainte!

Isabelle Ranger

Foraging Herbalist

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Stay Well with Turmeric Tonic

December 09, 2015 1 Comment

Since we launched this amazing new healthful brew it has become a crowd fav from Vancouver Tea Festival to online and all around town! Get your rich golden Turmeric X Ginger X Black Pepper boost in a delicious tisane loaded with lemony herbals that are great for colds, flus, digestives and anti-inflammatory properties used for centuries.

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Namasthé interview at Vancouver Tea Festival 2015

December 08, 2015

Photo : radio-Canada/Evelyne Charuest

The second Vancouver Tea Festival held in Vancouver by the Vancouver Tea Society was attended by many Tea Lovers seeking unique, new and ancient tea rituals to broaden experiences in their cups. We had a lovely surprise interview in french with Evelyne Charuest of Radio-Canada about the unique foraged BC Thérroir, mushrooms in tea, growing tea culture in Vancouver and our daily foraging ritual. To hear Stéphanie Roberts of Vancouver Tea Festival, our friends at Wise Monkey with coffee leaf infusions, Tea Sparrow subscription and Isabelle Ranger of Namasthé Tea Co. sharing about foraging for wild ingredients! Listen Here

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Cozy up with Chai

September 29, 2015

I love this time of year! Warm woolens,mushrooms, foraging,tea, knitting and cozy home time with family. We are launching our new Fall collection with some amazing fall staples to cozy up with, stay healthy in this transition season and to boost immunity.Here are some fall tea staples to stay warm as we add more medicinals to our growing line-up!

Isabelle Ranger

Herbalist

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Feel good bag of tea

June 01, 2015

Feel good bag of tea

Our new compostable 0.9 mil bio lined bags made of recycled Kraft paper are approved for home, industrial composting, recycling and if they end up in the landfill they will also breakdown. No special treatment or headaches which means peace of mind and assurance you are part of the sustainable solution. So all earth's creatures can breathe easy!

Our friend's border collie Treebeard in the bog foraging.

Namasthé Team

 

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Purity

March 14, 2015

Do you know what’s in your tea? Even if it’s natural, organic, or prepared by commercial blending houses, go through your cupboards and take a closer look. Most tea manufacturers use the same catchwords as the food industry, leading many tea lovers to believe that organic “all natural” flavours are a good thing. But if your tea contains natural flavourings, it is already not in its purest form.

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