First of all, we are pleased to announce that our teas will now be served at Steel City Coffee House in Phoenixville! Steel City is a wonderful local music venue that also hosts a very lively and welcoming open mic on Thursdays. Stop by for some great local music and a cup of tea.
In other Oma news, we now have our new Smooth Sailing tea mix available. It is a mint based mix, perfect for making into an iced tea on a hot, steamy summer day. The tea features a variety of mints including peppermint, known for its ability to aid digestion. Also in the mix is bee balm (wild bergamot), a native plant with spiky purple blooms, highly attractive to pollinators and used by Native Americans, also for digestion. The smooth in Smooth Sailing comes from the milky oats. These are from the same plant that your oatmeal comes from however, they are harvested before the oat heads set seed, when they contain a milky latex and are at their peak medicinal value. At this stage, they are said to be an outstanding nervine, rejuvenating a fatigued nervous system and helping to combat exhaustion and anxiety.
We have been busy here moving cart loads of herbs from the garden to the drying shed that will hopefully find their way to your favorite mug. Our other mixes will become available within the next few weeks. We will keep you posted on when and where to find them.