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COMING SOON! NEW CUSTOM BLEND!!

COMING SOON! NEW CUSTOM BLEND!!

We have been working for several months to create a new and exciting herbal infusion, and we have found the perfect blend! GINGER GERANIUM! It is both mildly floral with a zing of ginger. Additionally, we have added rosemary, lemon myrtle, fennel and more! It is going to be spectacular.

We are currently in the process of having it certified organic which will take approximately 1 more week, and then it will take a few weeks to get blended. We are hoping to have it in stock in the shop by the end of July.

This blend is seriously amazing both hot and cold! I have been testing it as a cold brew iced tea, and it is divine! We'll keep you posted as soon as it is available and on the shelf!

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WE HAVE MOVED!

WE HAVE MOVED!

Fear not! We are right next door on the street level. (It used to be the olive oil store.) Due to some water issues in the lower level, we were forced to move out. Sometimes misfortune works in your favour. Our new location is full of natural light, brighter and more beautiful than before. The new space feels larger as the layout is more open than before and higher ceilings. We are now located only a few meters from our previous location and our windows look out at the Plaza Theatre. The new address is 1130 Kensington Rd. (The old address was 1124...)

We are still providing our extensive selection of organic teas, matcha and even more beautiful teawares than before! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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CUSTOM BLENDS

CUSTOM BLENDS

Did you know that The Naked Leaf has 14 custom blended teas? The process of creating unique blends can be complex and very interesting.

It begins with coming up with a flavour profile...floral, minty, spicy, smokey, fruity or a combination. Once that has been established, I try to figure out what other notes will work to make a successful blend. These may include earthy, woodsy, grassy etc.

Now that the concept is clear, I work to figure out which ingredients will work well together and in which amounts so that all the flavors can contribute to the final taste. Getting the base tea or herb correct is the start. 

For example, mint is often paired with green tea, or is used as the main flavour of an herbal blend. It is rarely paired with a black tea however. If blending with a green tea, finding the correct base is the next step. Japanese teas for example tend to have a vegetal/seaweed taste that I don't find particularly appealing as a pairing, but a Chinese green that can be a bit brighter in flavor may be interesting. It can take a lot of hit and miss to find the right balance.

In addition to doing some blending directly in the shop, I work with three companies to assist with blending teas that I am unable to create myself. I may not have flavors or ingredients available to fulfill the blends that I am looking for. Our Maple Chai or Breathe EZ (pictured above) would be examples of that.

Our custom blends are some of our most popular teas in the shop and I hope that you will stop by and try them out. We are very proud of our custom blend offerings. Other favourites include Happy Day, Citrus Mint, Naked Blend and Cinnamon Blast. Keep a look out our for our newest custom blend STRAWBERRY which will have dried strawberries and raspberries, eucalyptus, lemongrass and more! Should be in the shop by the end of July!

 

 

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