About The Friendly Fantail

I used to love my tea and coffee but like many people today, chose to give it up to help my body handle the rigors of modern life. There was a problem though - I really missed the rituals of tea and coffee: the waiting for the water to boil, letting the tea stew, taking a moment to rest and enjoy my favourite spot in the sun under my cherry blossom tree where my little friendly fantail would come and chat to me. Plus I missed having something to enjoy when friends and family wanted a cuppa. And boy did a miss the cafe scene! I grew up in Christchurch and loved the central city cafe scene pre-earthquakes. I also spent some 14 years in Melbourne – so enjoying a cafe experience most definitely part of my dna. After 2 years off caffeine, one day I had a green tea and before you know it my body was craving three green teas a day to again get a caffeine fix. Hence the birth of my quest for a yummy, healthy, caffeine free hot drink. Fast forward to New Year’s eve 2015 and my beautiful Jonny was diagnosed with a very serious illness. We decided to do everything possible to aid his body to fight naturally – through diet, lifestyle and meditation. During the course of this journey, we have completely changed our diets. Not that we had a bad diet before – we always had our 7 veges and fruit a day, more usually, but in helping his body through diet we have become converts to "food as medicine" and within that philosophy, the power of turmeric. Unable to find a turmeric drink in the supermarket, I researched turmeric drink and golden milk recipes. I sourced Turmeric latte mixes from around the world and did many blind tastings. We tried it in all sorts of ways. And eventually we honed a recipe we love. Over time friends have been tempted by my gorgeous latte and have been badgering me to sell them some...Hence the birth of our Friendly Fantail Turmeric Latte blend. I do hope you enjoy it...most importantly I hope you can make a moment to relax and enjoy something you love – in my case a chat with Blackie, our resident friendly fantail. The little black Piwakawaka who inspired this journey.

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