REVIEW: Bombilla & Gourd Maté

Blueberry yerba maté, our favorite flavor.   Bombilla & Gourd Yerba Maté is one of the new debutantes in the bottled maté category. It’s both USDA-certified organic and kosher. Maté (MAH-tay) is an infusion of the yerba maté leaf, grown in the South American rainforest. (It’s actually a variety of the holly bush). Maté is…
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REVIEW: Zhena’s Gypsy Tea

Zhena’s gypsy tea recently won the Outstanding Packaging Award at Expo East, the eastern half of America’s largest natural and organic products show. Sure, the cans are great-looking, but the tea inside is equally noteworthy. First, this line of 30 tasty teas (the five we had were tasty, so we’ve given the rest the benefit…
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RECIPE: Winetails ~ Wine Cocktails

Canella Domani is a spiced red wine cocktail   Wine beverages have been around as long as wine. Early recipes that mixed wine with fruit juice and honey evolved over time to more elaborate concepts such as mulled wine—a “wine cocktail” that’s a combination of red wine, Port, brandy, triple sec, brown sugar and a…
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NEWS: “Real” Antioxidant Cocoa Debuts

Cocoa powder.   Belgium-based Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces the launch of a unique new cocoa powder with true, measurable antioxidant benefits. ACTICOA cocoa powder contains a guaranteed minimum percentage of cocoa flavanols, making it a rich source of antioxidants. In addition to the health benefits, it’s…
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NEWS: Tea Garden In Oakland

  Numi, the leading producer of organic teas, is opening its first teahouse in Oakland, California on October 12. Located at 2230 Livingston Street in the Embarcadero Cove in Oakland’s Jingle Town district, the Numi Tea Garden includes a retail showroom, tea tasting and training facility that includes a lounge for community and music events.…
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