Gaucho - Perfumed Tea no. 3

by Dawna Ehman

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Fresh herbaceous notes of lemongrass and rosemary highlight bitter green yerba mate and sencha tea leaf to capture the Fougere-like essence of 'sparkling greenery' that is Gaucho. Damiana leaf, spearmint and the true coumarin quality of red clover blossom soften the aromatic finish and taste profile of this beguiling tea.

Gaucho perfumed tea is the perfect balance of spring color and flavor- and in being so, gently and safely stimulates the very activities that support spring's expansive, rising qualities within us. When sweetened with a slight amount of raw sugar or green stevia, Gaucho tea balances the stimulating energetic actions of spring in a form that is unique in quality and pleasure.

Brewing Suggestions
Bring fresh water to a boil. Let sit to cool slightly and infuse 1/2 tsp. of tea for every 5 oz. cup of tea desired. Steep for 1 to 2 minutes. Strain and enjoy. If desired, sweetened with a slight amount of raw green stevia leaf, honey or sugar to bring out the natural sweetness and flavour balance.

Ingredient Listing - All Ingredients 100% Certified Organic
Damiana Leaf - Mexico (Turnera aphrodisiaca)
Lemongrass - Guatemala (Cymbopogon citratus)
Japanese Sencha - Japan (Camellia sinensis)
Green Yerba Mate - Brazil (Ilex paraguariensis)
Rosemary Needles - USA (Mentha spicata)
Spearmint Leaf- USA (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Red Clover Blossom - Canada (Trifolium pratense)

Dawna Ehman is the founder of Inner Alchemy Tea Co and has lectured, taught and written extensively on the intricate relationship between plant energy and human experience. The essence of Dawna’s work arises from a wholistic perspective and is informed by a vision of re-connection with the Natural world. Drawing on her expertise in the plant based healing modalities of herbalism, aromatherapy and flower essence therapy, as well as the art and culture of tea, Dawna creates unique plant based tonics, elixirs and formulas for clients worldwide.

Copyright © 2008 by Dawna Ehman.

Tea Culture Seminar

You are invited to join Tea Master and Folkloric Herbalist Dawna Ehman for a relaxing evening of tea. Learn the techniques of tea making and preparation and experience Dawna's exquisite Inner Alchemy Teas.

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Thursday, August 9th, 7:30-9:00pm

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Summer Herb Walk

My friend, plant folklorist and tea master Dawna Ehman is guiding these herb walks in UBC Botanical Garden this summer along with medical herbalist Rowan Hamilton. If I wasn't in Portobello West all day, I would have joined them myself. It's going to be a tough decision for Vancouverties this weekend - but the market is going on from 12-7, so perhaps you will be able to dance in both weddings so to speak!

Tea with Dawna

Flora Linden Tea, originally uploaded by Ayala Moriel.

I had tea with Dawna Ehman this afternoon. Not just any other tea, but a custom-blended tea, made by Dawna especially for the launch of Tirzah this weekend. Dawna Ehman is a folkloric herbalist, and creates extraordinary pleasure teas for her line Inner Alchemy Tea Co. The teas are all made from premium quality tea leaves (organic when possible), blended with organic and wild crafted herbs, fruit, berries and flowers. Dawna harvests some of these herself in the wild in the provinces of Albert and British Columbia.

For the party on Saturday (which would be a shame if we can’t have you join in!), I will be serving Flora Linden, the custom tea Dawna made especially for our celebration. It is made with linden blossom in abundance, as well as other flowers and herbs, which I would rather keep as a surprise. It’s beautiful and I enjoyed two cups of it this afternoon, needing to stop myself to avoid submitting myself to an embarrassing situation in the party… Note to self: must keep enough for the party, must not drink too much tea… Seriously, this can happen to me only with Dawna’s teas, which I am going to tell you about more in the future, as it unfolds…

To order Inner Alchemy Tea Co. fabulous teas or get your own custom tea blended for you, you can email Dawna Ehman or call her at (604) 731-1529.

And for now: a little game. There is a photo below of the tea itself. Guess what’s in it… At least three ingredients is mandatory (not including linden, which I've already disclosed), and you’ll enter to win a sample of both Tirzah and Flora Linden tea!

Flora Linden CU, originally uploaded by Ayala Moriel.

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