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BROCKET FARMS LLC

102 East 3rd Street – Just East of the Fountain on Main Street

Brocketfarms.com                 Patches July  2019

New Organic Loose Leaf Teas

Origin and Traditional Uses of Ingredients

Green Pomegranate

Medium Caffeine

Sweeten the senses with a tart and tangy rush to the palate. This select Organic Green Tea is hand tossed in a large wok, dried to perfection and then carefully blended with raspberries and essence of Pomegranate.

 

Flavors: Berry, Sweet, Tart

 

Ingredients:  Organic

Select Green Teas, Black Tea Rosehips, Raspberries and Natural Flavors.

 

Instructions:

1 Teaspoon  in 8 Oz. Water

180o  to  185o

For 3-5 Minutes

 

Summer Hours

Monday-Thursday

10:30-5:00

Friday

10:30 -7:00

Saturday

10:30 – 6:00

Sunday

11:00 – 5:00

Green Tea

Green teas originated in China and are from leaves and buds that have not yet undergone the withering or oxidation process that turns the leaves black.  Thus, they contain more antioxidants.  In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, Green teas were used to control bleeding and treat head wounds, aid digestion, support heart health, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood flow, lower blood sugar and regulate body temperature.  Current scientific studies are inconclusive except for two that demonstrated a slight lowering of blood pressure and a very slight increase in longevity.

Black Tea

Black teas are more oxidized and have a stronger flavor.  They retain their flavor for 2-3 years compared to other teas.  Black teas are oxidized by processing them to break their cell walls down and produce natural enzyme reactions, browning the leaves (bruising).  The tannins produced during this process act as an astringent, stopping bleeding, killing bacteria and closing skin pores.  In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, Black teas were used to enhance blood vessel elasticity and strength,  reduce fat and cholesterol, promote strong bones and  reduce fatigue.  They also have anti-bacterial ad anti-viral properties.

Rosehips

Rosehips are an accessory fruit to the rose plant, produced after pollination in the spring.  The small round hard pod contains the seeds.  They are typically red or orange but can range in color from purple to black in some species. They can be eaten raw, but first the tiny hairs inside must be removed. Years ago, itching powder was made from the ground rose hips with the tiny hairs producing uncomfortable reactions to the victim. Rosehips are known for their high concentrations of Vitamin C, boosting the immune system, they promote heart and joint heath, they act as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.  In China it is referred to as the “Golden Cherry Fruit” and is used for spleen, kidney and urinary tract health as well as the large intestine (stops diarrhea).

Raspberries

In China, raspberries are considered to have sweet and warm properties.  They are high in vitamin C and anti-oxidants and promote eye, kidney and liver health.  They also have anti-inflammatory and astringent properties.

New Organic Loose Leaf Teas

Origin and Traditional Uses of Ingredients

White Coconut Crème

Medium Caffeine

Immerse yourself into a cup of this dreamy tropical infusion with a light body and creamy texture.  Delivers a sweet and soothing balance of coconut and is great hot, iced or as refreshing summer desert tea.

 

Flavors: Sweet, Creamy, Smooth, coconut.

 

Ingredients:  Organic

White Tea, Coconut Pieces Safflower, Cornflower and Natural and Artificial Flavors

 

Instructions:

1 Teaspoon  in 8 Oz. Water

175o  to  185o

For 3-5 Minutes

 

White Tea

White tea utilizes immature leaves and has the most delicate flavor of all the teas.  It contains no bitter tannins, the least caffeine and is the least processed (oxidized) as shown by its light coloring.   An ancient Chinese legion describes its origin as an accident.  Around 3000 B.C. Emperor Shen Nung was traveling in the countryside and stopped to have his tea.  After the  water was heated, a gust of wind blew a fresh tealeaf from a nearby bush  into his cup of hot water.  Rather throw it out he let it seep and then tasted it.  From then, white tea grew in popularity.  There were quests for the perfect white tealeaf as well as preservation techniques and new blends created especially such as the Silver Needle Leaf Tea and White Peony.  White tea leaves have more anti-oxidants than green or black teas.  They boost the immune system and help fight bacterial infections (staph, strep, and pneumonia).  Other traditional uses included reducing inflammation from Rheumatoid Arthritis, controlling insulin secretion, high amount of Vitamin A for eye health, and reducing radiation damage and DNA repair.  Some white teas are rich in fluoride and help prevent tooth decay.  Recent studies also show reduction in tumors for colon dancer.

Coconut

The coconut is unique in that it can be classified as a fruit, nut, or seed.  

Safflower

This thistle-like herbaceous plant can grow from 1 to 5 feet in height.  It can produce yellow, orange or red flowers (elongated clusters).  Ancient Egyptians used the flower and seeds to create dyes.  Early Spanish colonies along the Rio Grand crushed its seeds to use as a substitute for Saffron and it is still used in traditional New Mexican dishes for coloring. In Asia, safflower teas are drunk to promote heath.  It is rich in antioxidants, reduces cholesterol, acts as a blood thinner.  It is also used to reduce a cough or sooth a sore throat.  Safflowers are grown primarily as an oilseed crop in Russia, US, Mexico and the Mideast.

Cornflower

This small blue flowering plant got its name by growing as a “weed” in corn fields. It originated in Europe but now grows throughout the US and Russia.   It has become endangered in its native habitat but is grown in many ornamental gardens and referred to by its other name “Bachelor Buttons”.  The flower is edible and has been used in salads.  It has a mild spicy flavor similar to cloves.  It has also been used to create blue dyes.  In folk medicine it has been used to treat fevers, liver and gall bladder disorders, constipation, water retention and chest congestion.  Women take it for Menstrual disorders and yeast infections.  It has also been used as a poultice for irritated eyes.

 

Unicorns

Taste our new pastel unicorn white chocolate bar flavored with cake batter.  Decorated with unicorn candies and rainbow marshmallows.

 

We have edible unicorn hay. Pink Cloud Strawberry

Green Sour Apple

Blue Moon Raspberry

Each package comes with two tiny unicorns.

 

Many other Items

Unicorn Phone Cord Protectors

Multi-colored Bath Toys

 

 

New Organic Loose Leaf Teas

Origin and Traditional Uses of Ingredients

Monks Blend

From the pristine gardens of a Northern Indian Monastery emerged this inspired blend of three select Black Teas.  When Steeped, creating a dark caramel colored infusion with crisp notes of apple and a light malty finish. This blend was developed by the monks to help keep them awake during long periods of meditation. Its sweet and toasty blend creating a harmonious and balanced experience.

 

Flavors: Round, Green Apple, Caramel

 

Ingredients: Organic

Three select Black teas.

 

Instructions:

1 Teaspoon  in 8 Oz. Water

206o For 3-5 Minutes

 

 

Handcrafted Chocolates Available

for the Summer

Kona Coffee Bar

Toffee Bar

Southern Pecan Bar

Rocky Road Bar

Almond Rocha Bar

Cookies and Cream Bar

Unicorn Bar

Chocolate Cover Marshmallows

Peanut and Almond Clusters

Pecan and Peanut Turtles

Sea Salt Chocolate Covered Caramels

Sweet Butter Caramels

Peanut Butter Crunch

Belgian Chocolate Discs

Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn

Specialty Items (Limited Quantities)

Chocolate Covered Dates, Gummy Bears, Red Licorice and Oreos

Black Tea

Black teas are more oxidized and have a stronger flavor.  They retain their flavor for 2-3 years compared to other teas.  Black teas are oxidized by processing them to break their cell walls down and produce natural enzyme reactions, browning the leaves (bruising).  The tannins produced during this process act as an astringent, stopping bleeding, killing bacteria and closing skin pores.  In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, Black teas were used to enhance blood vessel elasticity and strength,  reduce fat and cholesterol, promote strong bones and  reduce fatigue.  They also have anti-bacterial ad anti-viral properties.

 

Veterans

New Foster Care program established by the VA . Go to va.gov and look under Geriatrics and Extended Care or Medical Foster Care.  There is also a video of theprogram.  More information will be provided in the August Newsletter with local contacts for the Program for the Provider as well as the recipient.  

 

Remembrance Therapy

A new innovative program is being utilized for those suffering from memory loss and Alzheimer’s.  Check out glenner.org. This senior center is located in a warehouse repurposed to look like a 1950s mall.  Participants are dropped off to spend a day there, looking in the shops, eating at the diner, socializing, watching old TV shows or other activities.   They even have a pet shop with therapy animals.  Participants feel more comfortable in these familiar surroundings.  They enjoy socializing and being “out for the day”.  There are more content and less confused.  

The Glenners have also expanded this program to include small Memory Cafes located throughout San Diego.  These are located in churches and other locations and provide a 1950’s vibe dining experience with activities and socializing.  This provides a few hours of respite care within each community.

 

 



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