Ingredients: cinnamon chips, holy basil leaf, orange peel, gotu kola herb, lemon balm leaf, marshmallow root, sage leaf, rose petals
Good for: Clearing your head; mood & memory
Tastes like: Cinnamon sage - earthy, romantic, and cozy
Makes you feel like: You’re buzzed around the campfire
Art by: Billi French
72 grams / 36 servings (1.5 tsp per 8 oz water)
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Campfire Companion is based off Jared, a wandering friend in search of a campfire to clear his head. Back when we worked together, Jared was living out of his car (on the streets of D.C. nevertheless). He eventually settled in an apartment, but wouldn’t spend much time there – he took a gig working monitors for an upcoming rock band and within two weeks of the job, the band hit it BIG with a Top 10 hit. They’ve been touring the world & back since then, and I can only assume Jared’s head is spinning. Here’s a tea to ground him.
Picture a broom sweeping out the cobwebs in your head while clean air fills the air. That’s what happens when holy basil and sage combine forces. You can get a great buzz off this one! Sage can be real earthy though, so I like to pair it with cinnamon which gives it that smoky, robust flavor. I added orange peel since the “cinnamon-holy basil-orange peel” trio is known for bringing out the best in each other.
Originally developed as a creative aid for making music, Campfire Companion also includes the mighty fine gotu kola for big brain power. I couldn’t resist adding rose petals, after all, there’s something very zen about the appearance of cinnamon with rose petals… Lastly, what’s a bonfire without marshmallows? Jared’s immune system will get a boost from marshmallow root to help him stay healthy on the road!
Vinyl Pairing: Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger (1975)
Considered the first country concept record, Willie’s golden voice delivers a classic tale of a preacher on the run after killing his wife and her cheating lover. It features pretty sparse arrangements, but the musicianship is superb!
Further Listening: Shotgun Willie (1975); Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - S/T (2017)