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13/05/2017
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13/05/2017

Summer is just around the corner and high temperatures should not discourage you from enjoying your favourite rhoeco herbal tea blend!

At this post, you will find two different ways to prepare an infusion that makes a wonderful treat on hot days.

Summer is just around the corner and high temperatures should not discourage you from enjoying your favourite rhoeco herbal tea blend!

At this post, you will find two different ways to prepare an infusion that makes a wonderful treat on hot days.

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COLD-BREW

Cold-brew is an easy, gentle and delicious method to extract the goodness of whole leaf tea and prepare a chilly tisane which releases slowly the true flavours and aromas of the dried herbs. Be sure that you will make a habit out of it!

Just grab a glass bottle, fill it with lukewarm water and float the herbal parts into it. To prepare one glass of water, you should need one to two teaspoons of herbal blend. To get most out of the tisanes, rinse the herbs with boiling water before sinking them into the bottle of water. This is also a good method to sanitise the herbs.

Put the bottle into the refrigerator and let it rest for 8-12 hours. Strain and serve!

Feel free to add sweeteners [organic cane sugar, honey or stevia] if you prefer sweet tastes but be sure you taste your brew first. The cold-brew method seems to extract more of the natural sweetness so chances are you won’t need any!

ICED TEA

Take 6-8 grams of your favourite blend and put it in a cup. Add hot water [95 ºC] until you fill the cup. Steep the blend for 8-10 minutes and then strain out the herbal parts. Add a cup of cold water and then pour the infusion in a glass filled with ice. As the additional water and ice will dilute the flavours, do not hesitate to make an extra strong brew to begin with!

Sweeteners can be added according to your preferences!

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You can also add ice cubes and/or a stem of spearmint, rosemary, lavender or any other herb into your glass. You can also experiment and add lemon slices or other fruits.

Once you're done steeping, don't toss the material! The high quality of rhoeco herbal tea blends allows a second brew that will be definitely lighter but still a refreshing one! Just leave the herbal parts a bit longer in the water.

Enjoy!

20/04/2017
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20/04/2017

Rhoeco is participating in the 2nd Gourmet Olive & Delicacies Exhibition, on May 5, 6 and 7, 2017, at Lab’Attoir.

About a year ago, the 1st Gourmet Olive & Delicacies Exhibition took place in the recently refurbished building of the old municipal slaughterhouse of Thessaloniki, LAB'ATTOIR.

It was the premier event in the industry of artisan olive oil, olive-oil based and other gourmet products, as well as olive oil-based personal care products. Top retail, food service & wholesale buyers were gathered to discover new gastronomic products from the best producers in Greece and abroad.

We had the chance to attend several conferences and seminars hosted by the exhibition as well as to watch interesting presentations regarding the food industry and the entrepreneurship.

Their aim is to support and facilitate small and medium-size producers of fine foods and promote the benefits of consuming high quality products so we couldn’t help becoming part of it!

This year, rhoeco is participating in the 2nd Gourmet Olive & Delicacies Exhibition, on May 5, 6 and 7, 2017, at LAB'ATTOIR, waiting to meet you, introduce you and serve you our high quality, ecological products.

 

See you there!

 

Find more information about the exhibition, here: http://bit.ly/1rBtPtd

09/03/2017
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09/03/2017

Last November, we were more than delighted to receive an invitation from Dr. Maroula Dimopoulou to introduce rhoeco in her class.

 

Last November, we were more than delighted to receive an invitation from Dr. Maroula Dimopoulou to introduce rhoeco in her class.

Maroula is a Scientific Associate and Lecturer at the Food Science and Technology section of Aristotle’s University School of Agriculture. She has studied Wine and Vine Sciences at Bordeaux University, one of the most renown institutions in the sector of wine studies.

Leader of the Organoleptic Assessment of Foods lab class, she was very kind to think that her students could taste and evaluate our herbal teas as part of their education regarding the organoleptic assessment.

Each of the students received a questionnaire which had to be filled with organoleptic and macroscopic comments about each herbal tea blend.

Students were taken into private booths where they could observe both the dry herbs and the herbal teas and also taste the tisanes. To avoid blending the different flavours, students were advised to eat a slice of crispbread, a well-known method that neutralizes the palate. As part of the assessment, certain steps were followed:

  1. Observe the colour and texture and smell the dry herbs.
  2. Before taking a sip from the tisane, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Try to connect the odour with a memory of yours and try to guess its flavour.
  3. Describe the colour of the tisane. Is it clear or blurry? Is it light-coloured or dark-coloured? How would you describe the colour? [red, yellow, green, white, etc]
  4. Describe the flavour of the tisane. Take a sip. Try to leave it inside your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing it. Which flavours do you recognise? [bitter, sweet, tart, strong, spicy, etc]. What texture does it leave to your mouth? [subtle, rich, creamy, oily, etc]. Does it feel hydrating?
  5. Swallow your sip and describe the aftertaste it leaves into your mouth.

Students had to choose a number of a scale from 1 to 5 in order to define how strong was the flavour, the taste and the aftertaste of the herbal tea. They were also expected to write and define with a few key words the colour, the texture, the smell and the level of drying of the dried herbal parts.

Finally, they could optionally name their favourite herbal tea.

We are very happy to share with you the top comments students made for each of our herbal tea blends:

FOREST: wild berry colour, sweet strong flavour, revitalising hydrating aftertaste, natural, earthy, autumn aromas

URBAN: peachy coloured, slightly spicy taste, bittersweet aftertaste, intense, citrus aromas

MOUNTAIN: honey coloured, meadow taste, slightly tart aftertaste, sweet citrus aromas

SEA: golden colour, breezy taste, sweet, mellow aftertaste, like taking-a-walk-into-a-village aromas

AGROS: yellow coloured with green highlights, slightly sweet, honey taste, lemon, sweet aftertaste, uplifting flower aromas

It was really interesting to see that each herbal tea had its followers. Depending on personal taste, any of our herbal teas can become a favourite!

Students found our whole project really interesting and we were excited to give them information about setting up a company.

Most of all, we are glad that we can become inspiration for them and prove that you can make everything with hard work and love for what you do!

07/12/2016
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07/12/2016

This blog is the corner of our website where we share with you our latest news and updates, as well as articles that inspire us.

This blog is the corner of our website where we share with you our latest news and updates, as well as articles that inspire us.

Rhoeco is the result of our love for ecological and high quality products. The idea came up during our staying abroad. Our manifesto is ‘Promoting well-being, while preserving the Earth’.

Our herbs reflect the Greek native flora. We are proud because we managed to collect the finest organic herbs from small-holder family farms, which grow local varieties, using traditional methods, under strict ecological principles.

Through a production process that respects both the consumer and the environment, we create our fine organic herbal tea blends! We encourage you to enjoy our caffeine free tisanes any time of the day.

You can read more about us here.

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Thanks for visiting us. Enjoy!