Rasberry-leaf chai

I tried that famous Russian ivan chai first time couple of years ago and thought I had found another one to call my favorite tea. I used to(still do) love Greek shepherd’s tea(Sideritis) but it isn´t always that easy to find it in fresh quality. I don´t mind classical fermented eastern teas but as I´m sensitive to caffeine I can´t enjoy them in the evening unless I want to stay up until morning. Fermenting is a naturally occuring process which involves enzymes and microorganisms living everywhere in the nature. They do most of the work for you and hence short fermenting is not a difficult process. Rasberry chai has distinctive full and sweet taste which doesn´t go away if stored in a dark airtight jar. … More Rasberry-leaf chai

The End of Winter

Winter has been too long and cold this year but I think that most of outdoor & indoor plants survived it. I´m glad that the hellebores have been blossoming since december and don´t seem to want to stop. Now, the hortensia bush is slowly opening its leaves and some wild flower seedling I sew 2 weeks ago are emerging on the balcony. I also finished reorganizing and oiling vertical pallet flowerbed and repot some indoor plants. … More The End of Winter