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Spring is upon us and with that comes delicious concoctions from our neighborhood Starbucks. One such drink is the new Rooibos Blossoming Rose Tea Latte, which features a rooibos tea base with rose syrup, steamed milk, and topped with hibiscus and rose flavoured sugar crystals.

Being a rose flavoured drink enthusiast, I couldn’t resist trying it. While it tastes amazing, I was hoping for a more natural and less sugary alternative. Luckily, I work at Kolya Naturals in Optimum Health Vitamins on 109th, and we have an abundance of natural loose teas that can be mixed and matched to your heart’s desire!

I got to mixing, and found a combination that tasted so similar I just had to share with the world!

Drinks & Beverages

April 12, 2018
A Natural (and Delicious) Alternative to the Blossoming Rose Tea Latte

A Natural (and Delicious) Alternative to the Rooibos Blossoming Rose Tea Latte!

Spring is upon us and with that comes delicious concoctions from our neighborhood Starbucks, like the new Rooibos Blossoming Rose Tea Latte. This recipe is a sugar-free alternative to their popular drink, and will satisfy any palette.
November 18, 2017
DIY Mulling Spice Blend

DIY Mulling Spice Blend

Use our holiday-favourite mulling spice blend to make delicious hot apple cider, or mulled citrus wine – both are sure to please any crowd. This DIY Mulling Spice Blend makes an excellent cider to enjoy alongside large meals as a digestive aid, or to enjoy as a warming tonic on those cool evenings and feel your limbs warm up! Mulling Spice Blend Votes: 0 Rating: 0 […]
February 25, 2017

Glowing Goddess Smoothie

Packed with nutrients, this wholesome smoothie makes an excellent breakfast or a filling snack. Visit us in-store to grab all of your natural foodie needs, click here! Glowing Goddess Smoothie Votes: 2 Rating: 5 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time Units MetricUS Imperial Glowing Goddess Smoothie Votes: 2 Rating: 5 […]
February 1, 2017

Creamy Earl Grey Latte

Try our twist on a London Fog- using our artisan, organic Creamy Earl Grey loose-leaf tea, make yourself a wonderfully frothy hot beverage that gives balanced long lasting energy without the spike or crash. It also contains collagen protein, which helps skin structure & maintenance. Creamy Earl Grey Latte Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping […]
July 12, 2016

The Art of Tea Pairing

Most people are familiar with combining wine to complement their lovely meal, but what if we introduced you to the art of pairing artisan tea with a nice dish? Tea pairing is changing the way people drink tea, which gives tea lover’s opportunities to expand their enjoyment of trying new flavours! Why not be one of the first to delve into this evolving trend and discover a […]
January 15, 2016

Café Mate Latte

This Café Mate Latte offers a caffeine fix that brightens the mind, lightens the mood and gives you sustained energy for many, many hours. Café Mate Latte Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time cup 6mins. Units MetricUS Imperial Café Mate Latte Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: […]
December 16, 2015

Matcha Magic Tutorial

October 8, 2015
Harvest Chai Tea Blend

Harvest Chai Tea Blend

Autumn is a time of spices and bold flavors as the foods in our gardens get more robust with the cooler weather. This is a time of brilliant colors, rich scents on the wind and warm woolly sweaters. It’s a time to curl up with a good book and a mug of Harvest Chai Tea Blend for rest, relaxation and best of all, outstanding flavour. Elderberries also offer immune-modulating […]
September 15, 2015

Emerald Forest Green Smoothie

This green smoothie is an awesome start to your day, as the fiber from the numerous fruits and veggies keep our insides running smoothly, and the phytochemicals present aid in fighting off diseases, and maintaining overall health. Emerald Forest Green Smoothie Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings […]
September 15, 2015

Jumpy Monkey Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

When fuel is needed to get through the day, there’s no better way to nourish your body than with a protein-filled smoothie. Loaded with superfoods, this drink serves well as a breakfast component, a post-workout snack, or even just because it tastes like a well deserved chocolate milkshake. Jumpy Monkey Chocolate Healthy Smoothie Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This […]
September 15, 2015

Honey and Sage Booze Fizz

So beautiful you’ll feel a little guilty drinking it, but you shouldn’t! This booze cocktail has kamboucha- a superfood drink filled with healthy enzymes and probiotics, so enjoy! Honey and Sage Booze Fizz Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time singles 20minutes Units MetricUS Imperial Honey […]
September 15, 2015

Royal Gin and Soda

Blending two classics: the comfort of Earl Grey with the refreshing herbal bite of Gin. This Gin and Soda is an absolutely sophisticated drink. Royal Gin and Soda Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time singles 2hours Units MetricUS Imperial Royal Gin and Soda Votes: 0 […]
September 15, 2015

Spring Birch Iced Tea

Nothing makes a hot afternoon like enjoying a refreshing glass of iced tea. The classic is great (black tea with lemon and a hint of sweetness), but dare we say- we think this is even better! Plus, you get to reap the health benefits of Birch Water too… Spring Birch Iced Tea Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe […]
September 15, 2015

Island Berry Breeze Boozy Slush

Nothing says “hello summer” like coconut rum in a boozy slush. This drink’s smooth texture and fruity goodness will have you drifting away to your happy place, sip by sip. Island Berry Breeze Booze Slush Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time cups 1hour Units MetricUS […]
September 8, 2015

Earl Grey Tea Blend

Autumn is a time of reflection and study. It is the calm and contemplation before the hibernation of winter arrives. For many of us, juggling work, school, kids and our lives can be a bit overwhelming despite the beckoning of the season for us to slow down and listen to the crunch of our shoes in the colourful leaves. Focus Formula Earl Grey Tea Blend is an aromatic delight […]
July 22, 2015

Green Detox Smoothie

This green detox smoothie is full of antioxidants and different natural supplements that help boost your immunity, and overall detox your body. Green Detox Smoothie Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time cups Units MetricUS Imperial Green Detox Smoothie Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this […]
July 1, 2015

Sparkling Rosewater Lemonade

This refreshing lemonade is perfect for hot days! Sparkling Rosewater Lemonade Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time Units MetricUS Imperial Sparkling Rosewater Lemonade Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print […]
June 30, 2015

Nutritional Healthy Hot Chocolate

Oh yes, you read right…This scrumptious healthy hot chocolate is one to write home about- the thick texture and rich chocolate flavour will have you wanting more! Nutritional Hot Chocolate Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time serving Units MetricUS Imperial Nutritional Hot Chocolate Votes: 0 […]
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