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Drying Local Mint

Kris and I are big supporters of local farmers. Kris had worked on Simon Steel’s farm in Littleport and had been selling Simon’s organic vegetables on Cambridge Sunday markets for 7 years. Although he is getting busier now with music-making, website-building and Neuro-feedback-study, he still jumps in and helps out when the queue is too long. In one of our blends we are using Green Snail and Peppermint. The peppermint is from Simon’s farm. At the beginning we bought 5 kilograms of peppermint, which was a huge heap! Bit by bit, we picked out all yellow leaves, then washed them carefully, before we tied them in little bundles and put them on the washing line. It was a lot of work for a whole afternoon,…

CB1 Herbal Tea

Kris worked at CB1 besides his music study, website projects and his many jobs. Although very busy, he was observant enough to have realised that the loose tea they were selling was not as good as what we bought from China. Kris started selling our tea there, the first tea being Green Snail. It was the most popular green tea among our friends. It has a refreshing bitter nutty flavour with a sweet aftertaste. However, many customers are used to having tea bags with broken tea leaves and herbs inside. To cater to their taste, we also mixed the Green Snail with ginger (Focus), some with peppermint and fennel seeds (Fresh), some with cardamom (Cardamom Snail). It was such a sense of achievement to see…