Monday, March 22, 2010

sometimes for "clarity" you just need to "detox"

I think I've gotten your attention with the title of the post, no?

I was recently in the gourmet supermarket (Seijo Ishii) and came across their sale on teas.

Pukka Teas is a UK brand which I was introduced to when I won a couple of boxes from a Japanese foodie magazine that I used to subscribe to.

These two really jumped out at me...

Clarity---organic lemongrass, ginger & amla fruit. I didn't know what amla fruit was, but after looking around on the internet found out that it is an Indian gooseberry. This tea was warming from the ginger. The ginger flavor stands out the most and makes for a nice tea after lunch.

Detox--organic aniseed, fennel & cardamom. Loved the spicy aroma, this is definitely nice after dinner or a heavy meal.

If I am not mistaken, a reader once recommended "Detox" to me??

What kind of teas are you enjoying?


Deb said...

believe it or not, before i saw this, i had written down an ingredient list for detox soup(been having tummy issues and thought it couldn't hurt to try it). looks like we're both in a detox sort of mood.

maybe all i need to find is that detox tea:) sounds yummy...

Deb in Hawaii said...

Both teas sound delicious to me! ;-)

Deb Pun said...

Aloha Kat:
My husband is enjoying our hand processed single-estate oolong tea that we picked earlier in February. We live at 2,500 feet elevation on the slopes of Mauna Kea and the camellia sinensis loves the wet, rainy weather.
Ahualoa Tea Farm

Lately, for breakfast, I brew a cup of Lipton's Yellow Label Tea, International Blend, sweetened with organic sugar, lightened with half/half and spiced with the lightest pinch of cardamom powder.

Rowena said...

Not a lot of choices for teas where I live, but I know that to detox myself I like to just add a squeeze of lemon juice in my daily intake of water. Pukka is such a cute name for a tea brand!

K and S said...

Deb, I don't think there is actual "tea" in this, just the different spices, you should try putting some in some hot water to steep, hope you feel better soon.

Thanks Debinhawaii :)

Sounds lovely DPD! will check out your site :)

That sounds yummy Rowena, Osaka water is so blah! and stinky, I need to run it through the charcoal filter before we drink it.

Take care everyone!

Lyvvie said...

We were at T2 this weekend and Husband bought some Jasmine tea that's very neat - it's all curled up in wee spirals and you take 2-5 spirals and steep them in your cup. when they sink you can drink. It's amazing! Not a hint of bitterness and you can re-steep the hydrated ones for 2 cups worth. 100g was $35 - yikes! So we'll use this as a special tea.

K and S said...

I know which tea you are talking about Lyvvie, those ARE expensive but oh so good :)

Take care.