The first thing to note about this delicious new concoction is that it’s caffeinated, but due to the many unique properties of matcha, you’ll feel a calm alertness without the jittery effects you get from coffee or tea. Matcha is a Japanese shade-grown green tea powder that’s loaded with powerful antioxidants, called polyphenols, and many other bioactive compounds with various health benefits, such as improved cognitive function, collagen production and reduced stress. Because matcha green tea plants are grown in the shade, the leaves are very rich in chlorophyll, which naturally supports the detoxification pathways in the body. Matcha even has the reputation of aiding Zen monks in meditation. We’ll balance out the earthy flavor of the matcha with warming spices and cashew milk to create this spectacular beverage for your morning ritual. Warm it up on the stovetop, stirring, or simply shake it up and drink cold. (Hot tip: You could add it to a blender and whizz it up with half a banana to create an even more creamy and sustaining morning affair. This is Lizzie’s new morning obsession.) **We’re upgrading our matcha moving forward toJade Leaf’s ceremonial grade Teahouse Edition for a more vibrant beverage with a sweeter note and even more nutrition. They work directly with a grower’s collective in Kyoto to offer their premium quality matcha.
We’ve created a divine beverage—energizing, bittersweet, fulfilling. Enjoy sipping in the morning as a better-than-coffee alternative. Cacao powder is loaded with antioxidants and minerals that nourish your body and feed your cells. Maca boosts energy and endurance, while the powerful Reishi mushroom, which grows on the bark of hardwood trees, especially oaks, supports the immune system, improves sleep, and lessens fatigue. This triad balances and supports the body so well. And we’ve upped the potency this week by adding Lion’s Mane, a shaggy white mushroom that grows on decaying hardwood, such as beech, sycamore and birch trees. While it’s most known for improving cognitive health and enhancing neuroplasticity, it has many other healing properties including supporting gut health and reducing inflammation. We don’t make this drink super sweet, so feel free to add extra sweetener, a dash of maple, a stir of honey, or a scoop of collagen powder for extra oomph. Shake it up then either serve cold over ice or heat it up on your stove top.
$5.50 / pint
$11 / quart
Cacao* | Cashew Milk* (GC-made) | Maca* | Reishi Mushroom Powder* | Lion’s Mane Powder* | Coconut Sugar* | Sea Salt (* = ORGANIC, Terra Soul products)
We’re bringing you another hemp milk deluxe! We’ll blend organic cherries with ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic herb that’s known for its adaptation healing properties and promoting restorative sleep. If you’ve never had freshly made hemp milk, you’re in for a treat. Hemp milk is considered the best milk alternative for many reasons – it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, essential minerals and protein while also being low in carbohydrates. And growing hemp is good for the planet, helping to regenerate the soil and purify the air – pretty amazing. Hemp milk has a slightly nutty flavor and a nice light and creamy texture. We lightly sweeten our hemp milk with dates and never add any fillers, gums, or stabilizers like you’ll find in store-bought varieties, so shake it up before pouring. Serve cold with our granola for the perfect breakfast or snack. You can also pour over your cereal of choice, add to oatmeal or use as the base of a smoothie or drink as is. The options are endless. (pictured in the middle here)
We’re still in this small window of time when the nettles are blooming, so we’re bringing you more tea this week.! This refreshing herbal infusion empowers the body with fresh mineral-rich nettles sourced from The Eco Institute in Chapel Hill, awakening mint that soothes digestion, and restorative oat straw that calms the nervous system. Hildegard of Bingen, a German nun and herbalist born in 1098 considered oat straw to be one of her few favorite “happiness herbs”. And we’ll add lemon balm for a citrus-y and uplifting note to balance out the minerality of the nettles. Drinking this tea daily will feel like your cells are bathing in clean alpine water. Feel free to add honey or enjoy it as is and see if you can taste the individual herbs within this blend. Enjoy warm or cold.