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Craft Stovetop Chai Tea

Stovetop Chai Latté Crafting "Slow Simmer" Stovetop Chai is a blissfuly aromatic experience that is perfect for thermos to go or matinée ritual. Dairy or non is your personal choice! Pull out your grandma's heirloom kettle, a cool thriftshop pot or plain saucepan. Making Chai latté is simple, meditative and a great way to infuse mantras of gratitude while stirring. Always make your food with Love!

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Tea: Not just a hot brew of chemicals, please

"Natural Flavors" and why we never use them in our Namasthé Teas. It is much easier and cheaper to blend "natural flavored" teas with questionable ethics, laden with pesticides, herbicides, irradiated or even with organic teas and sell it cheap for the masses with a fun name. Most tea companies do it very profitably and local teahouses sell a lot of it, but is it better, healthier and clean? It takes much more commitment to community, local funding, local farmers, local foragers, building infrastructure, growing a skilled TeaCrafters, setting up systems, sharing experiences and a whole lot of dedication to Artisan hand blend of amazing Thérroir herbals and teas. Know your TeaCrafter and feel good about sipping your tea with...

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Tea Trail Tales

Tea Trail Tales is our new collection of short notes from our Off the Beaten Path adventures on the Tea Trails from the forest, the farm, the kitchen and afar at the Origins. I will share tea tips, tasting notes, trailblazing tales, insights into TeaCrafting, special collabs and fun experiments with everything Tea, Tisane and Teaware. Choosing a tea is very much a mood thing so it changes everyday. Tea requires us to be present in the moment which is hard to do with all the distractions nowadays. Once you get your first few Gaiwan sessions dialed with an amazing Single Origin Oolong or Pu-erh you will understand why sages, tea poets and tea lovers just like you have fallen in love with this ancient wise brew.

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