Howdy from down on the farm and welcome to this weeks Tisane (ti-zan) Tea Tuesday! Every week we hope you will stop by as we feature one of our herbal teas and some great, whole food, tea time recipes from our farm kitchen, other homesteads around the country and whole food kitchens.
According to Wikipedia a tisane is an: "Herbal tea, or, more properly, tisane, is any beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant material in hot water, and usually does not contain caffeine."
Many of our teas are made from herbs that are either grown on our farm, sourced from other local farms in Oregon or purchased from bulk herb suppliers that provide the best quality organic products.
Most tea drinkers know tea as that which is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. This is where black, green, yellow, white and oolong teas are made from. These plants take many, many years to grow and only the top few leaves of the plant are used.
Feature Tisane Tea of the Week
This weeks herbal tea is Gingerbread Spice! This spicy fall and winter blend is a great afternoon pick-me-up, great for a warming the body on a cold rainy day! The vanilla bean paired with the sweet organic red rooibos evens out this sweet spicy tea. Cinnamon and ginger are the prominent flavors but all ingredients combined insure that this cup will bring back the smell and flavor of Gingerbread cookies! Add a bit of milk and sweetener to turn this yummy cup o' tea into a latte! Grab your bag here and brew your very own. Its so much gingerbread like we just had to make some actual gingerbread to go with it !
This Weeks Tea Time Recipe
2 Pastured Eggs
3/4 cup Organic Maple Syrup
1 cup Organic Molasses (unsulfured)
1/3 cup + 2 TBL melted organic/grassfed Butter
1 cup Water
3 cups White Wheat Flour
2 TSP Baking Soda
2 TSP Ground Ginger
1 TSP Sea Salt
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Melt butter in a pan on the stove top.. While the butter is melting blend the eggs, maple syrup and molasses together. Then add the water to the butter. Add the water/butter mixture to the egg mixture and incorporate. Next add the dry ingredients and blend. Grease a bar pan with butter and pour your gingerbread mixture on. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Bars are done when a tooth pick comes out clean from the middle. Let rest 5 minutes and serve! With Gingerbread Spice tea of course! And maybe a dusting of powdered sugar or top with whipped cream.
Thanks for stopping by the farm! We hope that you have a great week!
My name is CeAnne, wife to my Farmer and mama to 4 adopted kiddos. I help farm lov'n mama's (and grandmas) turn common herbs into powerful medicines without being overwhelmed. Here you will find all sorts of nourishing goodness on natural medicine, herb gardening and wholesome real foods. Read more about our farm HERE.