Evergreen Blend

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Evergreen Award non-caffeinated tea blend July 28 2015, 0 Comments

  Distinctly Tea and the Stratford  Public Library are pleased to announce their 2015 joint project; a unique non-caffeinated tea blend in celebration of the Evergreen Award, a reading program of the Ontario Library Association.

Orange With Lime is a smooth-drinking non-caffeinated Rooibos tea sparked up with hits of ginger,lime and orange.It`s delicious whether you drink it hot ,tucked up in bed reading your favourite book, or iced while reading in your backyard on  lazy summer days. this blend will keep you alert while you read, but does not give you the sleep-disturbing jolt of caffeine.

It`s perfect for kids as well; the tasty fruitiness will appeal and it`s  a healthy choice to replace juices or pop.You can share a cup a of tea and a book at bedtime!

Tea and books are a time honoured partnership..Distinctly Tea and the Stratford Public Library hope that you will enjoy them together, and experience the Evergreen  Owl Blend    Orange With Lime.


April Showers Have Brought May Flowers! May 07 2015, 0 Comments

We’ve all been waiting for the beautiful colours of May flowers to arrive and finally they are here! But we are not only enjoying them in our gardens and on our dining room tables, we’re also enjoying them in our tea.

By steeping the petals and leaves of certain flowers you can discover the deliciously aromatic and beautifully coloured flower teas each with its own unique set of health benefits.

Here are three flowers you’ll love sipping this May:

Hibiscus Herbal- Made from the flower of a hibiscus plant, hibiscus tea is a tart-tasting herbal tea often used as a replacement for high-calorie sugary beverages. Dieters love the naturally sweet flavor and hibiscus tea has been linked to lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Rose Petal Herbal – This aromatic tea has a pleasant taste and important health benefits such as being used to fight against depression, fatigue and insomnia. It helps strengthen your immune system and is wonderful if you have a cold coming on.

Lavender Herbal – This delicate tasting and aromatic tea is used for promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The essential aromatic oils are released during the steeping process.

Can`t Sleep April 21 2015, 0 Comments

One of the most common questions we get at the shop these days is what teas will help aid sleeping?

In the busy rush of things settling down for the night can be difficult,and even worse, how can we help that restless child get ready for bed. Teas can provide a natural alternative that can help.

Look for teas with:

Chamomile- Chamomile is of course the superstar of night time teas. This flowering herb is typically dried and steeped into a tea that helps to sooth and relax the body. Nicknamed "sleep tea" chamomile is a very mild flavored tea. This herbal tea, along with similar varieties, such as lavender and lemon balm can be used to reilieve insomnia and help to promote a healthy sleep cycle and overall well being.

Teas with Chamomile to try:

Good Night  Tea

Dream Tea  Herbal

Quiet Child

Evergreen Blend June 19 2014, 0 Comments

Distinctly Tea and the Stratford Public Library are pleased to announce their new joint project: a unique organic tea blend in celebration of the Evergreen™ Award, a reading program of the Ontario Library Association.

The Evergreen Tea Blend is a camping trip in a cup! An organic blend of smooth drinking Green with a pinch of smoky Lapsang Souchong, this tea is mild and sweetly drinkable, while scented with pine forests and campfires. The Evergreen Blend is perfect for those days when you just want to curl up with a good book and take a mini-break.

Distinctly Tea's certified tea sommelier Dianne Krampien created this blend in celebration of the Ontario Library Association's Evergreen™ Award, a part of the Forest of Reading. Ontario library users are encouraged to read at least one of the ten books on the award shortlist, and then vote for their favourite at their local library during Ontario Public Library Week in October.

Tea and books are a time honoured partnership. Distinctly Tea and the Stratford Public Library hope that you will enjoy them together, and experience the Evergreen Blend!

The Evergreen Blend is available in a gift tin ($10 for 75 grams) for purchase both in-store, at Distinctly Tea, 18 York Street, Stratford, Ontario, and online at Distinctly Tea's website

Feeling a little "Blue" with all this "White" ? February 12 2014, 0 Comments

Feeling tired, irritable, or down in the dumps this time of year? It’s estimated that 15% of Canadians experience these symptoms of winter blues. “It’s a combination of lack of sunlight, less activity, and less socializing that is probably most responsible,” says Mark Pottier, a psychologist in Yarmouth, N.S.

There are many different tea's to use as a mood enhancer.                                                         http://www.thedailymeal.com/9-teas-different-moods-slideshow                                             http://www.numenfilm.com/guide-depression.php                 


Immune system boosters November 22 2013, 0 Comments

Pau d`Arco  ( lapacho )

Rose Hips




Peppermint Treat July 19 2013, 0 Comments

A tall, cool glass pf peppermint tea will ease inner tension and boost your energy. It's a great iced tea to take in a thermos in your for long-distance drives. It relieves stress without putting you to sleep.

Amazing Health Benifits to drinking Pu-erh Tea July 09 2013, 0 Comments


Pu-Erh tea has a wide range of health benefits from anti aging, prevention of heart disease and cancer, diabetic control, removal of toxins, inflammation, improving the eyesight, aiding digestion and weight loss, blood circulation and good tonic for those who are overly intoxicated with alcohol. Long term consumption of Pu-erh tea has been known to help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels which can play an important role in preventing heart disease and cancer.

A quick recipe for one gallon of iced tea July 03 2013, 1 Comment

A quick recipe for one gallon of iced tea:

       Measure out 64oz (8 cups) of fresh, cold water. Heat to desired temperature depending on the type of tea you are using.

       Steep 3 1/2 Tbsp of tea leaves in the hot water for the same time you would do if preparing a cup of hot tea (ie, 5 minutes for black tea, 3 minutes for green, etc.)

       Remove tea leaves from water and pour the hot tea over a pitcher of ice. This will dilute the tea and cool it down quickly. You can add more ice if need be. This step also prevents the iced tea from clouding. If you still experience any clouding in your iced tea, add a touch of boiling water.

       Add any sort of additions you wish to, or enjoy plain.

Welcome to our new web store! April 18 2013, 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce our new web store!  Here you will find the freshest selection of teas in North America, brewing tips, new products and other tea news.