How to prevent tea from going bitter

With proper storage, temperature settings, and timed steeping, you can prevent bitterness in tea. It’s an affliction that many tea lovers suffer through. Often not even milk and sugar are... Read more →

What are adaptogens and why are they in my matcha?

If you’re interested in herbs, tonics and remedies, you may have heard of adaptogens. Over recent years, it’s a term found in more and more ingredient lists and marketing materials.... Read more →

Nourishing Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Today is Halloween. And you know what’s scary? All the artificial flavours and sweeteners in a typical pumpkin spice latte. That’s right, the standard order for a 16oz. pumpkin spice... Read more →


Autumn’s here with teas to cozy up with

It’s the perfect time for a toasty fire and a good book. But as our monthly tea box subscribers know, Autumn is also the perfect time for tea. That means... Read more →

What is healthier: green tea or black tea?

Today, we are going to bust some myths. It may surprise you to learn that both black tea and green tea are from the same plant. Actually, all teas not... Read more →

Pumpkin Spice lattes, loaves & granola

This Fall, a healthy twist on a delicious standby! Feel good about your pumpkin spice addiction.  It’s October. As we strap ourselves into windbreakers, and witness the colours of leaves shift... Read more →


The Differences between Chinese and Japanese Green Tea

Tea has been grown in China and Japan for hundreds of years. In both countries, green tea is the most popular variety of tea consumed. But while both Chinese and... Read more →

How to Blend Tea Part 2: Matcha!

Matcha blends are incredibly unique In our previous article, we discussed how to blend loose leaf tea with common household ingredients. Like loose leaf tea, matcha can be blended. However,... Read more →

How to Make Your Own Tea Blends

Here’s how to start making your own amazing tea blends Tea has an impressive diversity of natural flavours. For example, green tea is often delicate and sweet while black tea... Read more →


What is Rooibos?

At cafes and tea shops around the world, something new and unique has arrived on the menu. Rooibos has recently surged in popularity and is one of the most popular... Read more →

Making Iced Tea From Loose Leaf

If you haven’t jumped on the homemade iced tea train yet, now’s the time! Having a favourite iced tea method in your back pocket will pay off all year long.... Read more →

Raspberry Matcha Bliss Chocolate Sauce

This Raspberry Matcha Bliss Chocolate Sauce is the best addition to pancake Sunday! Raspberries, cacao, maca, reishi and matcha - energy and adaptogens in a delicious chocolate sauce. Layer this into... Read more →


Matcha Walnut Date Bliss Balls for Energy & Mood

These Matcha Walnut Date Bliss Balls are exactly what we needed to add some bite-sized energy to our day. A healthy, nutrient-dense snack that tastes so decadent! We started with walnuts for... Read more →

Make Your Own Aphrodisiac Herbal Infusion

Making your own aphrodisiac herbal infusion is fun and super easy. Even with its simplicity, I find it's incredibly empowering to make a healing infusion with your own hands. You... Read more →

How much curcumin is in my turmeric latte?

Curcumin is the most active ingredient in turmeric and is known for it's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. How much curcumin is in turmeric? What’s a high percentage? Believe it or... Read more →


Coconut Matcha Whip Cream for all your Festivi-teas

Matcha makes everything look festive. That's why you've got to put this matcha whip on top of all your holiday desserts! This recipe is made with coconut milk because matcha and... Read more →

A Tea to Help you Achieve Daily Balance

Our last post featuring the Anti-inflammatory Chai brought up a lot of questions about adaptogens and what exactly they are and how they work. The release of our August tea... Read more →

Adaptogens in your tea? NIUKA can help with that.

We all know that tea is inherently healthy, full of antioxidants, minerals and enzymes.  In our Monthly Tea Box, we like to highlight the health benefits of different teas and... Read more →