Monday, November 24, 2008
From The Herb Companion:
"Green tea (Camellia sinensis). University of Florida researchers gave healthy adults either a placebo or green tea capsules twice a day. Three months later, the tea group reported significantly fewer colds.
No other herbs have been shown to prevent colds. However, several boost immune function against viruses, so it’s a good bet they help prevent colds."
That's great news for us, we love our green tea!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
According to the article, as much as 80 percent of processed food available in the United States contain GMO ingredients.
Support organic agriculture to ensure no genetically modified organisms in your food or your offspring!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
UW Milwaukee Green Fair
Tue, Dec 6th from 10-2pm @ UWM Student Union, Milwaukee, WI
The UW Milwaukee Green Fair provides a wonderful opportunity for local green businesses to come together, interact with the younger community, provide eco-friendly, hand-made, and fair trade gifts that are made with compassion for the artisans as well as the environment.
It’s imperative to build awareness of this dire movement as large corporations continue to increase their ecological footprint for the sake of profit, as our country continues to drill for oil, as mountaintop removal continues to destroy our country's biological diversity.
The green movement resonates deeply with Rishi Tea. As a local
While many of our teas are harvested in Asia,
It’s rather simple when you break it down. Buying local helps keep more money in our community. It’s something like .67 cents for every $1 spent locally, stays locally. Organizations like Our Milwaukee are helping build awareness on the importance of buying local. Many local shops and restaurants are adding more and more organic and fair trade products and foods to their menus. Organic is better for the environment, for the people working on the farms and for those consuming the goods. Fair Trade products directly support a better life for the workers and their communities through fair prices, fair wages, direct trade, safe working conditions, environmental sustainability, education and community development. Buying Fair Trade enables and empowers the artisans and farmers in the world’s most economically disadvantaged countries to compete in the global market.
We have to understand that our choices as consumers directly impact other lives. We have the opportunity to better the living and working conditions of artisans around the world, help preserve our environment and build a healthier world for all. Why not make a difference?
Thursday, November 6, 2008
For more information and for a detailed list of vendors, please click the image below.
To learn more about Fair Trade, visit our Fair Trade FAQs.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Part Cinnamon Plum (Rishi's new holiday blend), part apple cider, some fridge time, all deliciousness.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
We love to make tea for each other at the Rishi offices. There are some of us who are obsessed with white tea (ME!), others with oolong, and others with Japanese green tea. It is quite nice because we all become experts in making the teas we love and we share that info with each other. First thing after I walked in I was challenged to a cold brew off. I am always up for a challenge and I feel that I lived up to that challenge.
I brewed Osthmanthus Huang Guan Yin and my colleague Todd choose one of his favorite cold brews, White Peony.
Osthmanthus Huang Guan Yin was officially declared the winner! The sweet nectar of osthmanthus flowers is so incredibly intoxicating. They infused beautifully into the sweet nectar of the oolong leaves.
Here is the secret to my winning cold brew:
Pour about 185 degree water over the leaves and let steep for about two or three minutes, this will help the leaves release their flavor. Then pour cold water into the pitcher and refrigerate for about three to four hours.
Now take my challenge to submit your favorite cold brew and cold brew secrets!
Right now I have Snow Sprout infusing with Chrysanthemum flowers. It will be ready in three hours. I will keep you updated!