Mar 29, 2015

Tea for Dogs


YES!  You read that right!  
Fido can benefit from tea! 



Yes, dogs can benefit from Rooibos tea. Rooibos has long been known for it’s healthful properties. This indigenous tea from South Africa has many health benefits for both dogs and humans. Growing evidence supports that Rooibos can reduce cancer, cancer tumors, heart disease and many ailments linked to heart disease, as well as being able to slow down the aging process in our dogs..

Benefits of Rooibos Tea for Dogs

 Ever heard of Rooibos tea? Rooibos, aka "Red Bush", is an herbal plant from South Africa. The leaves are dried and used to make tea. It seems that many people like the taste of the tea, as well as the numerous health benefits it gives.

Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea is rich in vitamin C and various minerals (such as calcium, copper, fluoride, potassium, magnesium, iron, and more). It also contains bioflavonoid and quercetin.


The tea has been found to be anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. It can strengthen the heart and circulatory system, enhance the immune system, and since it is a powerful antioxidant, it can also prevent cancer and slow down the aging process. Moreover, it has a calming effect and can help fight anxiety.

If it can do so much wonders to people, by extension it can also benefit our dogs. Since the tea is caffeine-free, it doesn't harm to give it to our dogs as well!

Understanding The Benefits of Rooibos

Like many pet parents, we may be reluctant to try something new. Nonetheless, Rooibos is caffeine free and low in tannin. It also has no oxalic acid. The good news is that it’s not costly and can be found at your local market. Because this tea can play a significant role in Fido’s fight against disease, it’s definitely worth looking into.

Rooibos contains plenty of minerals, calcium, copper, fluoride, iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc. It is also rich in minerals that are difficult to find-bioflavonoids and quercetin. This tea contains vitamin C and is plentiful in hydroxyl acids.(AHA)In addition to this, it packs in about 50% more antioxidants than green tea.


It is generally well tolerated by most dogs, and has been shown to have the following health benefits for dogs. Rooibos is an anti-allergenic tea and has properties that are allergy fighting. It is used to treat allergies and most skin related problems such as ‘hot spots’ in your dogs. It is also an anti-inflammatory and ant-mutagenic tea that promotes healthy circulation and good bone health in dogs. If your pooch suffers from an itch and has inflammation of the skin, Rooibos alleviates the discomfort and the inflammation.
Steeped Tea Power Berry Rooibos Tea

How Can Our Dogs Benefit from Rooibos Tea?

Since it is anti-inflammatory, it can be used to help dogs with skin problems resulting in itching and skin irritation. Dogs with allergies such as atopic dermatitis can benefit as well.

Older dogs can benefit from the tea's antioxidant and immune-boosting properties. It may help prevent certain cancer in dogs.

Finally, if your dog is suffering from anxiety or is easily excited, try using this tea to calm him/her down.


Read more and find recipes:
Naturally Healthy Dogs Ezine

The Smokey Dog: Rooibos Tea as Medicine
Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer



Nettle 101



 Nettle 101 from Traditional Medicinals


Don’t let nettle’s feisty sting scare you! Nettle, or Urtica dioica, has been used for over 2,000 years as a powerful spring tonic, to promote joint health and overall wellness. The benefits of this plant might come to a shock to many gardeners, who have spent hours of their lives carefully removing this “weed” from their gardens. We propose looking at this spring green a bit differently. Consider it as a powerful herb, that’s rooted in traditional use. Nettle’s earthy green taste and nurturing qualities remind us that spring has arrived to nourish us and help us blossom.

Read more:  Traditional Medicinals Nettle 101


Mar 16, 2015

Matcha Baby!


Steeped Tea Matcha is PREMIUM Matcha!


You can get Matcha elsewhere, but 100% matcha, with nothing added....well that you can get with Steeped Tea! This premium silky smooth green tea boasts a delicious earthy taste. NO sugar, NO chemicals, NO pesticides, just pure 100% matcha!

Join Steeped Tea's Meet your Matcha Challenge!   This kit is only $40 and gives you all you need to start your Matcha routine!  Read further for all the benefits of Matcha!  PM or Email me to order!


Steeped Tea Matcha is only grown in Nishio, Japan under excellent conditions. Steeped Tea only uses suppliers that challenge the status quo in high standards of quality, food safety, and the disuse of pesticides, heavy metals and microbiology.

At Steeped Tea, we pride ourselves in selling the highest grade of Premium Matcha tea for everyday consumption. There is only one grade higher than Premium, and that is Ceremonial. Ceremonial grade is produced from the youngest tea leaves plucked from the tea plant. It is reserved for tea ceremonies in the finest tea houses in Japan and not recommended for everyday drinking. The price point is set extremely high due to the very small quantities produced. There is no recognized standard for the labeling of Ceremonial Matcha tea.


Other Matcha grades include Blending and Cooking grades. The lower the Matcha grade, the more bitter in taste and darker brown in color. Steeped Tea uses only Premium grade stone-ground Matcha which has the same flavor profile as Ceremonial Matcha, with no bitterness.


There is no nutritional difference between Ceremonial and Premium grade. In consuming Steeped Tea’s Matcha, you are receiving the same quality of nutrients, amino acids and antioxidants as Ceremonial grade.




Matcha A cancer-fighter, a fat-burner, and much more, matcha leaves other green teas far behind. 



Every day, countless people throw away valuable antioxidants and minerals. While seemingly unimaginable, that's exactly what happens when you brew a cup of green tea because water can only extract a fraction of green teas benefits. The majority actually remains unused, trapped in the tea leaves. In reality, the only way to truly take advantage of green teas full potential is to consume the entire leaf. But that doesn't mean you need to start eating tea leaves.  

The simplest solution is to just enjoy a bowl of matcha. Because matcha is straight, stoneground tea leaves, matcha provides you with green teas powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can. In fact, to even begin to match the potency found in a single serving of matcha, you would need to drink at least ten cups of brewed green tea. When it comes to helping you achieve and maintain optimum health, matcha is without equal.


BENEFITS of MATCHA:
  1. Antioxidant
  2. Catechin EGCg: Matchas Incredible Cancer-Fighting Antioxidant
  3. The Unique Amino Acid L-Theanine brings calmness
  4. Energy Booster
  5. Burns Calories
  6. Detoxification
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