Ingredients: elder berries, peppermint leaf, hibiscus flowers, gotu kola herb, lavender flowers, lemon balm leaf, bilberry leaf
Good for: Relieving tension & stress
Tastes like: Syrupy lavender loaded with mint
Makes you feel like: Shutting down your computer!
Be cautious if you have a severe peanut allergy - hibiscus is intercropped with peanuts, so fragments of peanut shells are occasionally present.
What are you staring at?
Everybody hits the wall. 40+ hours staring at a screen will turn you into a zombie. Computer Eyes is the antidote. It starts with bilberry leaf; used in WWII by Air Force pilots flying night missions. It can be taken routinely to strengthen vision whether you’re suffering from eyestrains, night blindness, and yes - computer eyes. It's paired with brain food. Gotu kola, an Ayurvedic brain herb, is similar to ginkgo biloba - they improve circulation of oxygen to the brain which helps focus & memory. Great afternoon tea with a flavor profile of peppermint, lavender, and elder berry - a delightful mix!
Vinyl Pairing: The Pentangle - Sweet Child (1968)
British-folk-rock group known for pioneering the acoustic folk-jazz sound of the 1960's (think Fairport Convention). The band was comprised of virtuoso guitarists, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, Danny Thompson on double bass, and the angelic voice of Jacqui McShee (the drummer wasn't bad either...). They played traditional songs along with originals - sometimes with weird tuning, but always intricately and with hard plucking.
Further Listening: Basket of Light (1969); Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Bert & John (1966)