Sunday 19 October 2008

Our Summer Report

So, we had a busy summer and are gearing up for a busy Winter season (what better on a cold winter morning than a steaming cup of your favourite cuppa??).
First off was a number of rainy Sundays and a few picture perfect ones at the Dun Laoghaire Farmer's Market in the People's Park. Nice to see our regulars and meet new folks there. Best sellers for the summer - Mango Black Tea, Sencha Rose Garden and, of course, Pure Chai Black Tea, which I brew up every Sunday morning to bring hot to the market. Get there early - it often sells out by 3pm!
Next up was the Green Gathering near Kiltealy, Wexford. A great weekend with the ubiquitous mud, music and great food! We sold tea (and milkshakes and matcha lattes and lots of chai) in the Love Cafe with our coffee/hot chocolate friends.
Then the Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoghaire - first day was rainy, but tea is perfect on a rainy day, so we did ok. Sunday was beutiful and sunny - great for the wonderful ice cream next to us! And good for us too!
We just went to the Shop Expo at the RDS in Dublin and met lots of other small Irish business showing there - we've got some great entrepreneurial spirit in this country! Also, quite a few people who are hopeful about business in spite of the gloom and doom in press and government and economy these days. The small businesses will be the backbone of our future prosperity.
Two weeks ago we went to the Festival of World Food at Marlay Park. Once again, Saturday was hit by bad weather - howling winds and rain, but lots of people showed up anyway and enjoyed lots of great food. Sunday was much milder and a great day was had by all!
So, now for a bit of down-time before the next run comes along. See you at the Sunday Market until then!
Until then, enjoy your hot cup of Kingfisher Tea (I had Gen Mai Cha and Earl Grey today)

Ginger - Tasty and good for you, too!

As you may already know, we have a great assortment of tisanes - fruit and herbal blends without caffeine. One of the most popular is the Fresh Ginger blend, because of its great taste, but it also has some great benefits, thanks to the abundance of dried ginger root. Fresh cut ginger root is even better and you can always try adding some to other types of tea and tisane to get more benefit in your favourite beverage!
Health Benefits of Ginger!
- relieves symptoms of cold, flu, and coughs
- helps relieve indigestion, cramps, nausea
- increases circulation, warms and increases energy
- cleanses colon, fights colitis and diverticulitis
- eases symptoms of hangover and general debility
- helps relieve arthritis

Our Fresh Ginger blend also contains liquorice root (natural throat soother), lemongrass (cooling and relaxing to the stomach), peppermint (relieves bloat), black pepper and lemonpeel (for more flavour!)
Enjoy in good health!