Thursday, August 11, 2011

Made from the best stuff on earth?

Made from the best stuff on earth?
Perhaps a catchy slogan, but hardly full disclosure.
Diet Lemonade Iced Tea ingredient list: Filtered water, sugar, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavors, citric acid, TEA, potassium citrate, sucralose, acesulfame potassium.

Water = good!
Sugar = maybe okay... No high fructose corn syrup anywhere around ... and I don't see Splenda, or Aspartame ...
lemon juice concentrate =I think this is okay ...
natural flavors (I can't always trust natural flavors, knowing that natural flavors can be chemically derived because all chemicals are derived from nature)
citric acid = kinda harmless, but why? It's a preservative ... I use it to clean my boilers.
TEA= good
potassium citrate = last time I checked I think this is a diuretic for dogs ... but maybe used here it's only to control the acid (wait ... they added the acid ...)
sucralose = BAD BAD BAD!!This is SPLENDA with it's Sunday-best name. It was hiding. Not the best stuff on earth!
acesulfame potassium = BAD BAD BAD!! This is the Sunday-best name for Aspartame. It too, was hiding.

My lemonade iced tea would be made of: Filtered water, good tea (from SensibiliTeas, of course), lemons, and sugar.
My diet lemonade iced tea would be made of : Filtered water, good tea, lemons and stevia.

It's really a matter of choice. You can run to the store and wait on line for 5 minutes to but a half gallon of the ``best stuff on earth'' or spend 5 minutes in the comfort of your home brewing iced tea with 10 times the antioxidants as bottled iced tea.
Drink real tea made from real tea and real water ... no more ingredients necessary!
Take responsibility for what you put in your body... and your children's bodies.
Read labels and understand the ingredients.
You can do it!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Key Largo beckons ...

So ... with the sale of one of my distributors, we lost a very popular tea ... Bogey & Bacall. It was green rooibos with the flavors of mango, papaya and peach.

How could we ever forget Bogey and Bacall? And so in tribute to them, and an awesome tea ... we bring you Key Largo. This is a green rooibos blended with the flavors of mango, passionfruit, orange ... and was that a kiss of apricot? Yes ... yes it was ...

Key Largo will be the featured rooibos at the Farmer's Markets this weekend.
Bolton Landing Friday 9am-1pm
Warrensburg Friday 3pm-6pm
Glens Falls Saturday 8am-noon

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


One of our new teas is Blueberry Cheesecake.
Made of rooibos, honeybush, blueberries, cornflowers, marigolds, natural flavors this tea is caffeine-free mostly organic (the flavors and marigolds are not certified organic) and is certified as fair trade. It is a rich creamy taste and an alluring aroma. It easily assists with your weight loss efforts by replacing your dessert and soothing your cravings. For just about 30 cents a cup (when purchases by the ounce -- just 16 cents a cup at the pound price ...) you can't go wrong. Need a little sweetener? A little sugar added at the time of brewing might satisfy your sweet tooth. Otherwise, please refrain from using artificial sweeteners and use agave or stevia to sweeten your cup.

Tune back tomorrow for another introduction!

New teas!

Who thought we could ever carry more teas?
Well, one of our suppliers was purchased by a bigger, evil national chain and not allowed to shared their secrets. Because of this sale, we lost some of our favorite teas.

We lost:
Almond Cookie
Bogey & Bacall
East Friesian Blend
Peach Green Rooibos
Berry Green Rooibos
Rhythm and Blues
Allergy Soother
Apricot Allure
Ceylon Lumbini
Ceylon Vithanakande
Chocolate Cream
Ginger Apricot Peach
Imperial Yunnan Green Silver Tips
Lemon Chiffon Rooibos
Lemony Snickets
Memory Aid
and Tiramisu Mate


Some, I have been able to find from other sources. (Phew!)
For others .... I'm the friendly type and decided it's time for some new friends (and will continue to seek to replace the lost teas).

So, this week I will share with you information about our new teas. One at a time, of course ...