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Medicinal Benefits of Green Cardamom Pods?

Medicinal Benefits of Green Cardamom Pods? Cardamom is grown extensively in Southern India. Known for its Ayurvedic properties, it’s one of the oldest spices in the world. At one time, Cardamom was one of the most expensive spices in the world, behind saffron and the vanilla bean. Cardamom is high in phytochemical cineole, which has […]

What is Moringa?

What is Moringa? The Moringa tree is closely related to the papaya family, and is native to the sub Himalayan mountain region in India and has been found in southwest and northeast Africa, southwest Asia, Madagascar and the Philippines. The herb can also be found in the United States, in areas such as California, Arizona, […]

Gotu Kola?

Gotu Kola? Gotu Kola/Brahmi also known as the “herb of longevity” is a perennial herb classified within the carrot family. It grows abundantly in shady, moist and marshy areas. Widely found in India, Madagascar, Polynesia, South Africa, Australia, China and Japan. The plant received its nickname in Sri Lanka. The inhabitants noticed elephants grazing on […]

Gingko Biloba’s Medicinal Purposes?

Gingko Biloba’s Medicinal Purposes? Gingko Biloba is a natural extract derived from the leaf of the Chinese gingko tree. The tree is also called the maidenhair tree and is known for its cerebral enhancing effects. Why is gingko such a powerful herb to have in your medicine chest? The leaf contains two extracts that have […]

What makes Tupelo Honey so special?

What makes Tupelo Honey so special? It’s been a long time since Tin Roof has gotten our hands on an excellent Tupelo honey, and let me tell you that this crop is excellent. Did you know that Tupelo honey is the only honey that will not crystallize? Due to the honeys high fructose low glucose […]

Lapsang Souchong: Behind the Smoke

Lapsang Souchong: Behind the Smoke – One of our most memorable teas at Tin Roof would have to be our Lapsang Souchong. It’s a smoky Chinese black tea, that you either love or hate. Those that love it, purchase copious amounts of it. Those that don’t care for it actually threated those that they live […]

Kyusu Tea Pots

Kyusu Tea Pots: One of the first items I wanted to bring into the shop whenever we opened, going on ten years now, was a kyusu teapot. I enjoyed the design and the craftmanship of the pot and felt it would add a very unique aspect to our classic teapot collection. Over the years it […]

What are the Health Benefits of Sassafras?

What are the Health Benefits of Sassafras? Root Beer tea seems to be a very popular brew this time of year. Shaken and poured over ice, this tea creates the perfect root beer head, due to all of the volatile oils that are found within the roots that make up the tea. What makes Root […]

Bergamot: The Secret of Earl Grey

Bergamot: The Secret of Earl Grey: One of our most popular line of teas at the shop would have to be Earl Grey. Hands down. Earl Grey would not be Earl Grey without the addition of bergamot oil. What is bergamot oil? Other than it being used for tea, does it also have a beneficial […]

Infused Honeys

Infused Honeys. Honey is natures way of adding a little bit of sweetness to our day. Honey is not only delicious in food, but also has antibacterial properties. For example, if you burn yourself a little bit of raw honey makes for an excellent natural poultice. Once raw honey hits your skin, it becomes hydrogen […]