Chai may have originated in India, but a love for the sweet and spicy tea has swept across the world. The awesome thing about chai tea is that it comes in a huge variety of different blends. Here’s a little list of some of our more daring and adventurous blends..
Chocolate Chipotle Chai mostly organic
chipotle peppers, cardamom, cocoa, assam tea, cinnamon
This blend is a real treat for spice lovers. It’s like mixing hot cocoa, chai, and something super spicy! So essentially it’s amazing.
Mint and Green Chai organic
green tea, peppermint, cardamom, clove, fennel, black pepper
Did you ever think you’d see those ingredients together? An unexpected combination for the serious chai fans.
Ginger Green Chai organic
ginseng, ginger, cardamom, pepper, green tea
Ginger adds the perfect “spicy in your tummy” touch to this green tea chai.
If you’re a chai fan be sure to check out the rest of our collection on our chai blends page!
This week three farmers markets are starting up.
The Shemanski Park Market is open wednesdays
The Buckman Market on thursdays
and King on sundays!
Don’t miss out, I just checked out the Buckman Farmers Market and it was a real treat! The had all sorts of fresh produce, nice bakery goods and a ton of goodies made from honey.
I took a 7 week coast to coast road trip after being laid off from Boeing. I didn’t have a camper but realized that being able to pull off the road at a rest or truck stop was the way to go to make the trip affordable. With a few sheets of 1/2” plywood and misc. hardware this is what I came up with. The effort was well worth the time and materials.
Is this way cool or is it way cool
Tales from behind the scenes..
I went to the new office the other day to help bottle up some Happy Mountain Kombucha! HMK has had an official makeover, so now we’re using these nice brown bottles. The new cap keeps that nice kombucha fizz in there much better than the old ones.
After four hours of groovin to music, filling up bottles of kombucha, and making jokes about feeling as if we were in the prohibition, Dom, Jeremiah, Chris, and I were able to churn out a nice “wall of bucha”.
I also learned that day that I’m really bad with digital cameras..
Tea Chai Té Giveaway! Over at Tea Chai Té we want to share our teas with you so badly that we
I’ve been crazy about chamomile lately…
These pretty little flowers are highly regarded for their effectiveness in calming stomachs and easing anxiety and stress. The flavor is mild and a little sweet like honey!
Over at the shop we carry a variety of teas with chamomile in them, here’s just a few!
Nothing better than velvet oolong in the sunshine!
As a full time coffee roaster, many here assume my job is coffee-lovers heaven. It is, but not for the reason they are referring to. They think I get the privilege to show up to work and gorge myself on every type of caffeinated beverage imaginable. Short, tall, and as often as I want. I get to be “wired” all day. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Once one of these customers take a deep breathe and drink some water to calm the jitters fueled by their 20 ounces of syrup with 4 shots, then they could process the fact that coffee is a profession, not an addiction.
For starters. Tea. Almost every morning, before I brew the latest roasted origin, I have tea. Black tea in particular. I’ve enjoyed this little separate ritual long before I ever became a coffee roaster. It’s complex and unique flavors are an enticing adventure.
Above is a personal favorite. “Creme de la Earl Grey” by Tea Chai Té. A nifty little shop in Portland, Oregon.
People often think you have to be coffee OR tea, but that’s definitely not true! There is no reason not to be a fan of both.