Leif’s Tea uses produce and juice from the Co-op to create delightful jun beverages that are now sold in our stores.
About Leif’s Tea
“Bee free, bee strong. Live free, live long.”
That is exactly what Leif’s Tea is promoting in their organic and delicious jun.
All of their teas use local herbs and honey in addition to the use of Co-op products, probiotic jun culture, and organic green tea.
What began in handmade tea bags and individually gathered herbs is still processed by hand to maintain the integrity of the ingredients. You can truly taste the difference.
Six flavors are available in our stores:
Seattle Sky: A sophisticated, classic blend of lavender, vanilla bean, and Earl Grey tea.
Wonderful Watermelon: A summertime splash of watermelon and hibiscus.
Dreamy Bee: A sparkling combination of elderflower, lavender, roses, chamomile, and orange peel.
Pink Lemonade: A stone fruit favorite made with black cherry juice.
Herbal Evermore: Refreshment at its finest with a mix of peppermint, spearmint, and Alaskan Ginseng.
Supernatural Blue: Blue spirulina and alfalfa create a blue sky in a bottle.
The Benefits of Jun
This sparkling beverage is more than just delicious, it’s nutritious. Jun is like kombucha’s cousin, made of green tea and honey as opposed to black tea and sugar. While you may know jun provides the benefits of a probiotic, additional ingredients can add even more benefits. Each herb used at Leif’s Tea has its own purpose.
For example, blue spirulina is a blue-green algae that can aid in lowering cholesterol levels.
“These plants are our allies, our partners in life,” owner Linda Quintana said.
In addition to the probiotic features and use of nutritional plants, green tea provides antimicrobial properties and is rich in vitamins C and B2.
Make a Fruit Punch Mocktail
Ready to try Leif’s Tea? Try this easy mocktail recipe for two!
You’ll need two glasses, one bottle of Supernatural Blue Leif’s Tea, one can of Tropical Punch Olipop, and one kiwi.
- Dice half of your kiwi, and slice the other half.
- Add the diced kiwi to your glasses and muddle it.
- Distribute the Olipop between the two glasses and stir.
- Add your Leif’s Tea and stir, don’t shake!
- Garnish with the kiwi slices, and enjoy!
This mocktail is both delicious and eye-catching with the blue spirulina from Leif’s Tea’s Supernatural Blue.
There is nothing more exciting than a new vendor! Find your favorite flavor in store now, or find a new favorite at our Leif’s Tea demos on August 11 and 12. On August 11 they’ll be at the Downtown store from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., and on August 12 they’ll be at the Cordata store from 2 to 4 p.m. We can’t wait to introduce you to this new product.