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Spotlight on infusions!

16 January 2018

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Did you know that infusions are an easy way to take advantage of phytotherapy? They are also delicious at any time of day or night and in any season.

As with our teas, we use a lengthy tasting and selection process to blend a variety of plants with complimentary flavours and aromas. Unlike our tea selection, we have the luxury of selecting our tisanes, right here, in Canada from local producers. Most of these esteemed herbalists are located across ‘La Belle Province’ and their hand picked plants are dried according to tradition to preserve the essential oils and benefits.

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Check out our wide selection of infusions and learn about their many benefits for the body and soul.

Although there are always many reasons to chose a herbal tea, here are some of the most recommended uses for the most common of aches and pains:

To sleep better

À la tombée du jour : a mixture of lemon balm, orange, linden and chamomile

La Bergère : with its sweet taste of oats is perfect for the evening.

Thé du Labrador : known for its calming influence.

To fight a virus

L’Ange-Gardienne : The essential oils contained in thyme, fir and goldenrod defend the body against bacteria and viruses.

La Boréale : an outstanding tonic for digestion and all conditions which cause mucus (colds, flu, cystitis, etc.).

Le Tulsi d’hiver : A herbal adaptogen which allows the body and the immune system to adapt to seasonal change or the effects of stress.

To be productive at work

L’Apaisante : The synergy of the four plants also creates a calming effect on the nervous system.

Sunburst : A great tisane composed of lemon basil, rose, raspberry cane, fir and mint for staying focussed at work.

To help your nervous system

La Provençale : this infusion is recommended for all types of cramps, whether abdominal or menstrual.

La Rose Pourpre : this mixture is beneficial for the female reproductive system, as it can prevent menstrual discomfort and help regulate the menstrual cycle.

To help digest

La Réconfortante : With essential oils of lemon verbena and yarrow, this tea helps digestion after a heavy  meal and a few drinks.

La Sublime : Thanks to the essential oils in these plants, the digestive system can find deep relief from cramps, bloating and gas.

Le Secret du bonheur : This aromatic and aniseed mixture enables  relaxation, calms intestinal spasms and promotes good digestion.

 

Discover the many other properties of our herbal infusions:

Thé du Labrador : insomnia, cold, anxiety, liver.

Thé des bois : anti-inflammatory, joints, muscle, anti-fever.

Rose Pourpre : reproductive system, nervous system, digestion.

L’Apaisante : stress, insomnia, digestion.

La Réconfortante : calming, skin, cold, digestion.

La Tulsi d’hiver : immune system, colds, digestion

L’Ange Gardienne : cold, immunity, respiratory system, antiseptic.

La Bergère : nervous system, soothing, stomach.

La Tombée du jour : anti-stress, sleep, digestion, bloating.

La Boréale : reproductive system, anti-pain, mucus, inflammation.

La Sublime : digestion, cramps, relaxing.

La Provençale : crampe, inflammation, fever, nervous system.

Le Secret du bonheur : urinary system, intestinal spasms, digestion.

L’Éclatante : digestion, nausea, inflammation.

Sunburst : nervous system, concentration

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Team Portrait: Kevin Gascoyne, Tea Taster

2 January 2018

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Here at Camellia Sinensis we not only value the quality of our teas but also the quality of our team. How well do you know our four expert tasters ?
This month we’d like to introduce Kevin Gascoyne, co-owner of Camellia Sinensis since 2004.

How does your story with Camellia Sinensis begin?

Being the old man around here, I had another tea life and company before joining Camellia. I had been asked to be a guest on some local TV show and they were looking for another guest that was running a tea house. So I offered to go down and check out this new place that had just opened. On arrival I discovered 3 very cool guys running the most bohemian, eclectic and exciting little tea room I had ever seen. They were passionately into to both tea and having a good time, so we rapidly became good friends.
What is your role in the Camellia team?

Aside from tasting, sourcing and buying since 1993, I try my best to deal with Human Resources here in Montreal, staff training, public relations, our international projects and conferencing. I also love shopkeeping so I hop behind the counter to chat with the clients whenever I can.
Your tea highlight of the year?…

The Darjeeling Singell DJ 19 is probably my favourite tea this year. An exquisite example of the original Chinese seeds planted in the Himalayan terroir back in the 1860’s. That magic combination that gave the region its reputation all those years ago.
Do you have a recent discovery ?

Not known for my love of green teas I am really enjoying rediscovering this year’s spectacular Anji Bai Cha.

What are you best known for at Camellia?

Probably my obsessive enthusiasm for tea, my terrible dad jokes and for drinking large quantities the profits.

 
 

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