As herbalists, we’re always looking for ways to incorporate herbs into everything that we do. That means whether we’re making food or body care products, we’re on the lookout for opportunities to infuse our recipes with herbal allies. With the holidays approaching, we’ve conjured up herbally-themed recipes for Peppermint Hot Cocoa and Vegan Ginger Nog that let us indulge in these yuletide favorites with a flavorful herbal twist.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa
In this recipe, we’re replacing water with our Organic Peppermint tea to produce an aromatic, refreshing and undeniably minty flavor.
Why peppermint? Beyond inspiring visions of candy canes and silver lanes aglow, peppermint leaves are packed with essential oils, with menthol being most prominent. This menthol content produces the cool blast of flavor that is unique to peppermint. We source this peppermint primarily from our partner-growers in the Pacific Northwest. Their pristine growing conditions and organic practices help us achieve a crop that’s rich in essential oils, lending our tea its extraordinary, refreshing minty taste.
Try this decadently-rich hot cocoa with a dash of peppermint cheer at your next gathering!
Vegan Ginger Nog
This dairy-free, Vegan Ginger Nog gets its creamy texture from soaked and blended cashews and rich coconut milk. With a drizzle of maple syrup, holiday spices and a large dose of plant power, you’ll forget all about that other ‘nog.
The essential ingredient is our Organic Ginger tea. As one of the world’s most well-known roots, ginger’s plant power is celebrated for good reason. We source some of the ginger for our Ginger tea from Southeast Asia, where it thrives in the humid, tropical climate and produces a particularly spicy flavor profile. With the seasonal shift to colder days and nights, the warming, sweet, spicy flavor of ginger makes for a perfect holiday paring.