tea

Soba Cha — Japanese Buckwheat Tea

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I have been a longtime fan of mugicha, a Japanese herbal tea made from roasted barley, but it has a very distinct taste that some people aren’t a fan of.  I think it’s a bit like cilantro…some people love it and to some people it tastes like soap (or in the case of mugicha…dirty socks […]

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Strawberry Mint Tea from The Dehydrator Bible

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Happy Monday everyone!! As we transition from summer into fall, this is the perfect time to grab the last bits of summer fruits and vegetables and preserve them for fall and winter.  I few years ago I “borrowed” my mom’s old food dehydrator (circa early 1980s) to use for something and then kept on using […]

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Honey Ginger Lemon Tea & Camp Blogaway 2012

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Honey ginger lemon tea is one of my favorite home remedies when I’m starting to feel under the weather, or one my kids starts to sound a bit sniffly.  It tastes delicious and does wonders for body and soul.  The honey and ginger help soothe a scratchy throat, and the ginger and lemon help clear […]

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Mugi-Chai: A Japanese twist on masala chai tea

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Mugi-Chai Makes 8 – 10 servings 2 cups mugicha (brewed extra dark) 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece cinnamon stick 5 green cardamom pods, lightly smashed 6 whole cloves 1/2 star anise 3 quarter-sized coins fresh ginger 2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste whole milk, to taste 1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the mugicha, […]

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