Ingredients: cinnamon chips, kava kava root*, damiana leaf, holy basil leaf, lemon balm leaf, orange peel, gotu kola leaf, rose petals, hops flowers
* Do not mix with alcohol or medication affecting your liver.
Good for: Listening to vinyl; feeling warm & groovy
Tastes like: Fresh and smoky cinnamon.
Makes you feel like: Lighting a fire & queuing up a cracklin’ 45
Art by: Alyssa Shea
69 grams / 36 servings (1.5 tsp per 8 oz water)
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High Fideli-Tea was designed for the DC Record Fair in January 2017. It is modeled after the vinyl experience!
Comprised of 9 herbs, we start with cinnamon and kava kava to create a warm, groovy tea. Vinyl’s much more than that, though. It’s fresh and sacred, hence the lemon balm and holy basil. The smoky flavor of damiana represents the incense one may light, whereas the hops is for those who enjoy their LP’s with a beer. Besides the rich audio quality, it’s the physicality of vinyl that really attracts people, so I’ve thrown in rose petals for a beautiful gatefold. However, your record won’t play well with poor circulation or balance, so I’ve added gotu kola and orange peel for a smooth pressing.
Brew with boiling water for 20 minutes and experience High Fideli-Tea!
Vinyl Pairing: Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of Light (2016)
One of my favorite releases of 2016, especially after catching their jam-packed set in the spring. Woods' similarity to Neil Young and Buffalo Springfield attracted me at first, but their incorporation of Ethiopian jazz on this LP has turned me an evangelist. If you like melodic, psychedelic jams, try getting your hands on this one, as well as their "Live at Third Man Records," which features several live cuts from the album.
Further Listening: With Light and With Love (2013); Live At Pickathon (2015)