Snowflake is English Tealeaves #1 selling flavored tea and is a delicious pairing of almonds and coconut with a black tea base. Customers in the Cafe soon realize why it is so popular as the aroma fills their senses before tasting its smooth delicious flavor. They have to buy some before they leave so why not join them in the Snowflake appreciation club.
Designed to give a sense of peace and calm, like the feeling you have when watching snowflakes fall to the earth.
Facts and Stories about Almonds and Coconut
Almonds are generally considered to be a nut but they are actually an edible seed (drupe) of the almond tree. Studies claim many health benefits including cholesterol reduction as well as almonds being packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. Almonds can be eaten many ways, on their own in a raw condition or toasted, sliced or flaked, in flour, oil, butter or as a replacement for dairy milk. Marzipan, which is used in cakes and chocolate fillings, is made from sugar, honey and ground almonds. Almonds go back to biblical times and are believed to originate from the Middle East before spreading to India, North Africa and the Mediterranean, especially Italy and Spain. They were used in bread that was served to the Pharaohs in Egypt.
The almond tree was brought to California in the 18th century by the Spanish Franciscans and the weather of the inland valleys was found to be ideal for growing. Today the Sacramento and San Joaquin areas of California’s Central Valley produce 70% of the world’s output. Almonds are exported to many countries with Germany being the biggest consumer. One of the production issues is the lack of indigenous water. Californian agriculture consumes around 80% of the state’s water, with supplies coming from other states such as Colorado, and almonds are a very thirsty crop.
grows on tall palm trees that can grow up to 60 feet in height. The nut is
around 9 inches in diameter with a hard woody shell and a fibrous husk. At one
end there are three round scars and next to the largest one is a soft opening
that can be pierced to extract the clear fluid inside. After processing this becomes
the popular coconut milk drink. By cracking the shell the white flesh can be
reached that is turned into many products and some islands have this as their staple
diet. It is high in fiber and minerals.
The name originates from the 16th century Spanish
word coco which means head as the three indentations on the coconut resemble
facial features and some Spaniards called it Monkey head. It was mentioned in “One
Thousand and One Nights” and the seven voyages of Sinbad theBUY a specially priced brewing kit to enhance your tea making experience and save $10.
Sailor, where on
the 5th journey he bought & sold coconuts. Many people associate
palm trees with tropical islands and the relaxing experiences of relaxing on a
beach drinking Pina Colada’s. Fortunately falling coconuts don’t hit many
vacationers. Another memory from England are the Fairgrounds with the challenge
to knock down a coconut by throwing balls to impress your partner. Like most of
these show challenges it is not as easy as it looks.