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 hemp 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.)
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’ll sweeten the hemp milk with dates and vanilla, then add raspberries and Terrasoul baobab powder for an extra boost of vitamin C and juiciness. Baobab fruit is a nutrient and fiber-rich superfood native to Africa and Australia with a tangy sherbet-like flavor. Serve cold with our granola for the perfect snack. Or, 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.
$5 / pint
$9 / quart
Hemp Seed* | Raspberry* | Baobab Fruit Powder* | Medjool Date* | Vanilla* | Sea Salt (* = ORGANIC)
This tea is all about nourishing the nervous system and gladdening the heart. Skullcap is a restorative tonic for the nervous system. It settles the mind and body and can help regulate sleep patterns. It’s slightly astringent and the flavor has been compared to that of light green tea, although there is no caffeine of course. Wood betony is a tad sweet and lightly pungent with nervine qualities that soothes and calms, just like being by the ocean or a trickling stream. Lemon balm is known as the ‘JOY’ herb that uplifts the heart and brightens the spirit. And the fresh sweet sparkle of mint will provide the canvas for all the other herbs in this blend to rest into. Drink warm or cold anytime for an infusion of comfort.
$5 / pint
$9 / quart
(There are no known precautions for these herbs, but we will always recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal product if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.)
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)
This creamy elixir is filled with earthy flavors and medicinal power that supports the immune system and reduces inflammation in the body. We’re so lucky to be getting freshly harvested turmeric from Laying Hen Farm in Hillsborough this year. Nikki plants turmeric for her husband Dave to use in their goat milk soaps, so we’re scooping up their extra abundance to bring you turmeric milk every week through the winter months. We’ll blend the turmeric with fresh ginger root to make a tea and blend it with a touch of cardamom, cloves and black pepper. (Did you know that there’s an anti-inflammatory compound called piperine in black pepper that enhances the body’s absorption of turmeric’s antioxidants by 2,000%? They’re a powerhouse pair!) This golden nectar is then mixed with a combination of our housemade cashew milk and coconut milk to create the perfect amount of creaminess. Add a touch of natural sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup, if you prefer a sweeter beverage. Gently reheat on the stovetop and drink in the soothing power of turmeric.
$7.50 / pint
$15 / quart
Fresh Local Turmeric Root* | Ginger | Clove* | Cardamom* | Black Pepper* | GC-Made Cashew Milk* | Native Forest Coconut Milk* | Sea Salt (* = ORGANIC)