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Wildcraft Forest Emporium
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1981 Highway 6, Lumby, British Columbia
Discovery Centre – 250.547.2001
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Wildcraft Forest creates world renowned wild teas and cocktail blends. Our wildcrafted culinary and wellness products such as massage oils, bath teas, essences can be found in our gallery and online.
Wildcraft Forest Yasei Shinrin Yoku Teas
The Wildcraft Forest can provide you with great tasting functional teas that will help you rewild your diet. We have these blends available at our farmgate and you can order them for delivery to Vernon and Kelowna in the North and Central Okanagan. We also have them available at retail locations and from our pop-up stores. Choose from four great teas or purchase all four as a Wildcrafters Choice order.
Serving Wildcraft Forest Tea
For mixing a regular size teapot, its best to have two teapots. I like to use regular size glass coffee blender pots. This way I get to see the color of the tea and how the blend is progressing.
- Take two tablespoons of blended botanicals (tea) and place them into a pot. Eventually you will find yourself adjusting the amount of botanicals to suite your taste.
- Pour boiling water over the botanicals filling the pot up to its maximum cup mark.
- Stir lightly and let steep for 5 – 10 minutes. You will adjust the steeping time to suit your taste. The longer you let the tea steep, the stronger it gets, it can also become more bitter, depending on the blend.
- Once the tea is steeped, pour it through a metal kitchen strainer into another pot.
- Always strain the tea because the botanicals are hand crushed and very coarse, people should never be placed at risk by drinking the plant material.
- From the strained teapot you now can serve Wildcraft Forest Tea.
- Here is our wild herb safety link, please become familiar with the cautions: http://www.wildcraftforest.com/Apothecaeri/VisitUs/9-FinePrint.html
You are an artist, you will explore the different tastes offered by Wildcraft Forest and define recipes to your own unique taste and approach, and then like other artists you will share what you have created with others.
For the summer months we create chilled teas. We use the steps listed above and then sometimes infuse the tea with another ingredient while the tea is steeping which have included fresh strawberries, fresh peaches, dried lavender or dried elderberries just to name a few. Sometimes we add a bit of honey for sweetness and then let the tea cool to room temperature before putting it in the fridge to become "chilled". This is one of our favorite ways to enjoy these teas!
Five Wild Choices Delivered to your Door!
All Four Wild Teas plus Herbal Bath Blend
All four Wild Teas from the Wildcraft Forest harvested with love in the Monashee Mountains in the Wilds of British Columbia.
About our Yasei
Shinrin Yoku wild teas
Take in the forest atmosphere and enjoy great wild tastes. Yasei Shinrin Yoku is Japanese for “Wild Forest Bathing” and means "taking in the forest atmosphere". This wildcrafted tisane is made from botanicals found in British Columbia’s remote forests, which are like a super multivitamin that provides us with all sorts of the nutrients we need to live healthy lives. Forests and nature can protect us from all these different kinds of diseases--cardiovascular, respiratory, mental health, musculoskeletal. Our tisanes are carefully harvested and then blended at the Wildcraft Forest where we seek to provide you with wild life-force that includes essence, energy, spirit and sanctuary.
The ingredients contained within each of these teas represent “whole” plants, which are then hand crushed into a coarse loose tisane so it remains important to strain the drink before serving.
Each 35g bag of tea will produce roughly 50 cups of tea depending on tea strength preference.
Wild Tree Essence Blend
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Tree Essence is a wild tea which has a genuine taste of the forest and provides strong life-force biotics which offers a natural and ancient connection to the presence of a wild forest.
Ingredients include wildcrafted Juniper, Spruce, Tsuga, Douglas Fir, Wild Raspberry, Thimbleberry Leaves and other sacred botanicals which are then infused with prayers while being fermented according to traditional methods held by the Wildcraft Forest.
$17.95 / 40 gram package
Wild Tree Spirit Blend
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Tree Spirit is a powerful wild tea which builds on ingredients which have been historically used in addressing stress and depression while energizing spirit.
Ingredients include wildcrafted St. Johns Wort, Fireweed, Birch Leaves, Thimbleberry Leaves, Wild Raspberry Leaves, Forest Mint and other sacred botanicals which are then infused with prayers while being fermented according to traditional methods held by the Wildcraft Forest.
$17.95 / 40 gram package
Wild Tree Energy Blend
Yasei Shinrin Yoku Wild Tree Energy is a wild tea gathered with the intention of supplying energy from the forest. This tea provides culinary excellence for anyone who’s seeking to rewild their tastes.
Ingredients include wildcrafted Fireweed, Pine, Spruce, Tsuga, Douglas Fir, Wild Raspberry, Thimbleberry Leaves and other sacred botanicals which are then infused with prayers while being fermented according to traditional methods held by the Wildcraft Forest.
$17.95 / 40 gram package
Wild Moon Blend
The Moon presents a healing sweet calm and is perfect for a starry sky. This wild tea (wild tisane) offers a thick full bodied tastes that is a bit of a bitter, which can be softened by infusing it with a citrus or with honey. The Moon offers historical ingredients, which are deemed to offer certain strengths as a tea, cold cocktail or infusion for combating colds or flu.
The Moon contains a proprietary method of preparation and blending and in part ingredients include wildcrafted Mullein; Wild Rose Hips, Leaves and Stems; Spruce; Burdock Leaves; Wild Raspberry Leaves and Birch Leaves. All of the ingredients are harvested and prepared within certain sacred Moon cycles and in keeping with plant spirit medicine ethics held by the Wildcraft Forest.
$17.95 / 40 gram package
$65.95 / 4 – 40 gram tea packages plus 1 - 40 gram Herbal Bath Tea
Explore our Forest Biotic Teas. Functional Wild Teas and Botanicles availble in bulk. Ideal for apothecarys and dispensaries.
The Wildcraft Forest is home to the Wildcraft Forest School where we offer skills, insights and inspiration for creating good stewardship and positive change in the world. We engage our participants in transformative education that includes wild dynamics, personal empowerment, responsibility and co-mentorship. Our camps and online courses integrate experiential learning and ancient wisdom within the context of wildcrafting and forest therapy that we call Yasei Shinrin Yoku.
Our Extension Program represents projects, tools, advocacy and services which are delivered by the school through student and volunteer engagement and through social enterprise activities like the Emporium which help to sustain and regenerate planet Earth and Sanctuary Forests.