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

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And the greenery comes

I feel lucky if I encounter a snake on my way in the forest and rarely in the garden. Last summer A. saw a grass snake( Natrix natrix) sliding into a small whole in the hugelbed. We have only one poisonous snake here, common adder(Vipera berus) and I usually meet one alive once a year as lot of them die on the roads unfortunately. When I´m cycling and I see any dead snakes or other animals, birds I place them to the forest on the side of the road. I just feel a bit better this way as the old body can become part of the nature quicker then.  … More And the greenery comes