Cool off and fuel up with this delicious Iced Coffee, featuring our Fair Trade espresso beans and cane sugar.
INGREDIENTS: *60 g Espresso
*500 mL water, just off the boil
*500 g ice
*Cane Sugar, to taste
*Milk or cream, to taste
With boiling water, brew coffee using a "pour-over" method directly over ice.
Brew for 4 minutes in a French Press, then decant into an ice-filled jug. Add organic cane sugar and cream (or milk) to taste.
Meet Gobin, a heart-felt organic enthusiast and small-scale tea grower based in Assam, India.
In honour of his mother and father, Gobin has named his backyard garden the Meen Mohan Tea Garden. This beautiful garden backs onto the specular mountains of Bhutan and is where Gobin devised a method for creating his signature tea, Smoked Tea, using equipment traditionally used to pound rice and a wok over a fire. Learn more about our farmers on our website!
Today is World Fair Trade Day! To celebrate, we're giving away a Fair Trade basket to a lucky winner. All you have to do is:
1. Follow us on Instagram,
2. Let us know how you Live Fair, One Product at a Time
3. Tag a friend!
One winner will be selected from Facebook, and one from Instagram. The contest will close on May 17th and the winners will be announced and contacted on the 18th.
Meet Catalina, the secretary of the local women's group and farmer's group, a community leader, and the face of our aromatic rice! She is one of very few farmers that have an Education Degree. She wasn't able to teach, but instead used her education to work overseas to help out her family, supporting her siblings through school. When her parents fell ill, she returned home to the Philippines to care for them. After her parents passed away, she took over tilling the rice terraces along with her siblings.
Saturday #Recipe : Green Tea Vinaigrette.
INGREDIENTS: *1/3 cup rice vinegar
*1 tsp loose Green Tea (or one tea pyramid - no straining needed!)
*1 garlic clove, minced
*1 tsp grated fresh ginger
*2/3 cup olive oil
*salt & pepper to taste
*1 1/2 cup baby kale
*6 leaves romaine hearts, torn
*1 cup mint leaves, torn
*4 green onions, 1" pieces
*1/2 cup snow peas, julienned
*5 thinly sliced radishes
*1/3 cucumber, peeled and sliced
*1 asian pear, thinly sliced
*1 orange zest, minced
For the vinaigrette:
1. In a small saucepot bring the rice vinegar to boil and remove from the heat.
2. Add the tea leaves and allow to steep for 3 minutes, strain.
3. Add the garlic, ginger and olive oil, whisking to incorporate.
4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
For the salad:
1. Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
2. Add 1/3 cup of the vinaigrette, reserving the remaining dressing for a future use, and gently toss.
Meet Someswar, he has been a Small Tea Grower since 1976 and grows and processes tea for our green tea. Someswar not only has pioneered the idea of small tea growing in Assam, but he is a champion of organic. He is an officially recognized trainer in organic tea growing and processing and uses his time to share the knowledge he's gained. Thanks to efforts like Someswar's, there will be more organic tea growers in Assam!