At Jekka's we love herbal infusions; they can be enjoyed as a relaxing drink, provide a remedy for specific aliments and help supplement the daily diet. They are the perfect healthy substitute for the daily caffeinated or sugary drink.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between herbal infusions, teas or tisanes? In Jekka's new guide we explore what is a herbal infusion, their health benefits and Jekka gives details of her top 15 herbs for making herbal infusions. Click on the link below.
Our first Friends of Jekka's Master Class is with Master Tea Blender Alex Probyn on the 7th May.
Alex has visited over 150 tea and herb estates in all the major tea growing regions and has given masterclasses on tea in over 20 countries. We are delighted to be able to offer this unique Friends of Jekka's Master Class.
At our tea blending master class, Alex will take you on an exciting journey through the history of the tea leaf, from the role it played in 17th Century British society to our own modern day trends. You will also learn about the process involved in cultivation and manufacture of tea before tasting a wide selection of teas and herbal infusions from around the world.
You will also get the chance to get hands-on with blending your own tea using your new-found knowledge and a touch of creativity!
Learn more about this Friends of Jekka's Master Class through the link below.
Perfect for Valentines Day; according to Roman mythology, Heartsease, the wild pansy, turned into the Love-in-idleness as Cupid shot one of his arrows at the imperial votary, but missed and struck the flower. As Cupid is the god of desire, affection and erotic love, the flower’s juice received the trait to act as love potion and the flower ‘before milk-white’ turned ‘purple with love’s wound’.
For Valentines Day we are giving away afree packet of Heartsease seed with every gift box of teas; so you can make Cupid's Herbal Infusion, or just simply add them to your summer Pimms.