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Lemon Grass – A Stirring Addition to Your Tisanes

Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citrates) is a well-known herb from Southeast Asia. It has been a staple in Thai cooking for some time, now it’s making its rounds as a flavorful ingredient in tisanes and tea blends. One of the beneficial properties of this herb is that it can contribute citrus-like lemon flavor to food or […]

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Chamomile Tea: The Latin American Herbal Craze

Chamomile (also spelled camomile) is one of the better-known herbs in the Western world.  Even consumers who do not drink tea regularly are often aware of the folk remedies and potential health benefits of chamomile. Tisanes made with chamomile (called “chamomile tea,” or “manzanilla tea”) have been served throughout the West for centuries. The ancient […]

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Pucker Up: North America Embraces Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) has become increasingly popular across the US and Canada in recent years. Big name brands are now carrying hibiscus products in an effort to cater to increasingly health-conscious and exotically-minded consumers. Yet this surge interest is only beginning to catch up with the global enthusiasm for hibiscus that has been developing for […]

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A Closer Look at Lemon Myrtle

We are pleased to bring you information this week on Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) as a continuation of our series of articles on herbs and spices. This herb is a phenomenal ingredient in our tea blends and is respected by high class chefs in the culinary world as well. It was introduced into the US […]

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Goji Berries: Ancient. Chinese. Superfood.

We are pleased to bring you information this week on Goji Berries (Lycium barbarum) one of our most inquired -about products. Goji Berries, also called “Wolfberries” or “Gou Qi Zi,” have been steadily growing in popularity since they were first introduced to the North American market in the mid-1990s. Goji Berries have been well-known in […]

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Let’s Talk Tulsi

This week we are pleased to bring you information about our organic Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). This herb is all the rage in ayurvedic circles, and has sparked considerable interest among our customers. It was by far the most inquired-about herb over the past six months. Please read on to learn more. Tulsi, Goddess at the Door Tulsi is an […]

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Ramadan, Cardamom, and Guatemala

Greetings from QTrade Teas and Herbs! We are pleased to bring you information this week on Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) as a continuation of our series on herbs and spices. This spice is very popular in a wide variety of venues, particularly in chai blends and as a culinary seasoning in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. […]

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