Relief for Super Chapped Lips

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Summer sun or cool weather winds can leave lips feeling tender and chapped. Before you reach for the chap-stick, try this all-natural remedy that will condition & heal hurting lips, leaving the skin soft and healthy. The tannin in Green Tea

soothes burned skin while anti-oxidants & poly-phenols combat inflammation and heal irritated lips. Applying tea to chapped lips can actually be more effective than traditional chap-sticks, as chap-sticks often contain harmful or irritating

ingredients like petro-chemicals and substances that can act as allergens. Dampen a soft cloth in a strong brew of green tea (1-2 TBS of loose leaf tea per 6 oz of hot water), allow cloth to cool to a luke-warm or cool temperature before

applying to lips. Hold cloth to lips for 5-10 minutes.  If no loose-leaf tea is available, tea bags may be used instead.

For more information on green teas/ to purchase: http://shop.soakology.com/category.sc;jsessionid=2111C6E930A18280614CB208CE716C02.m1plqscsfapp06?categoryId=19

Matcha Tiramisu

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Ingredients:

6 TBS powdered matcha green tea
2 packages (48) lady fingers
16 oz marscapone
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
6 egg yolks
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Whisk together 2 TBS matcha powder & 1 cup of hot water
Whisk together 2 TBS matcha powder & 1 cup of hot water.
Beat egg yolks over a double-boiler for 6 minutes, add sugar, vanilla & 1 TBS matcha mixture.  Continue to beat over heat for 5 minutes or untill well blended, then remove from heat.  Beat in marscapone.
Beat egg yolks over a double-boiler for 6 minutes, add sugar, vanilla & 1 TBS powdered matcha. Continue to beat over heat for 5 minutes or untill well blended, then remove from heat. Beat in marscapone.
In a separate bowl, beat heavy whipping cream & 2 TBS matcha until stiff peaks are formed, and mixture is the consistency of whipped cream (electric mixer works best).
In a separate bowl, beat heavy whipping cream & 2 TBS matcha until stiff peaks are formed, and mixture is the consistency of whipped cream (electric mixer works best).
Fold whipped cream mixture into the marscapone egg mixture. Don't over stir, or you'll loose the fluffy consistency.
Fold whipped cream mixture into the marscapone egg mixture. Don’t over stir, or you’ll loose the fluffy consistency.
Dip lady fingers into the matcha tea mix that was made at the start, allowing each lady finger to become fully saturated.
Dip lady fingers into the matcha tea mix that was made at the start, allowing each lady finger to become fully saturated.
Place 1 layer of lady fingers on bottom of pan or dish. pour 1/2 the marscapone mixture over the lady fingers, spread evenly.
Place 1 layer of lady fingers on bottom of pan or dish. pour 1/2 the marscapone mixture over the lady fingers, spread evenly.
Place second layer of lady fingers perpendicular to the first (see layer construction in photo), then top with remaining marscapone mixture.
Place second layer of lady fingers perpendicular to the first (see layer construction in photo), then top with remaining marscapone mixture.
Dust top of cake evenly with remaining tablespoon of matcha. This step really helps make the green tea flavor stand out. Cover the cake and put in fridge overnight before serving.
Dust top of cake evenly with remaining tablespoon of matcha. This step really helps make the green tea flavor stand out. Cover the cake and put in fridge overnight before serving.
For more information or to purchase: http://shop.soakology.com/product.sc?productId=153&categoryId=19

Bottoms Up!!

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Black Tea is the most popular class of tea outside of asia, making it the second most popular tea in the world. Black tea leaves are allowed to completely oxidize, which creates it’s characteristic bold taste. Black tea is often enjoyed with milk, lemon, or sweetener.

Black Tea is known to help boost the immune system and is a good alternative to a cup of coffee, containing half the amount of caffeine. All tea, including black, contains antioxidants, helps prevent tooth decay and is thought to aid in fat burning and the lowering of cholesterol.

We carry a range of traditional and modern black teas sourced from China, India, and Sri Lanka. For more information, or to purchase teas: http://shop.soakology.com/category.sc;jsessionid=8AA80CC085A03AAA9E18E3F82C6AB3C4.m1plqscsfapp02?categoryId=24

Head Over Heels

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February’s promotion is here!!  You will definitely go Head Over Heels for this decadent Chocolate and Mint themed package! We all know how great it tastes, but did you know that chocolate is good for the skin too? Our Chocolate and mint foot-soak and massage is moisturizing and uplifting. Chocolate has also been known to increase circulation and firm skin.

Come in alone or as part of a couple or group- this promotion will be available through the month of February. Snack on spicy Mexican chocolate cookies and sip our foam-topped mint hot chocolate..with just the right amount of spicy kick!

Call and make your reservations today!  February is filling up fast!

207.879.7625