Tuber Tonic

EmpowerMe Tea June 11 2018

Tuber Tonic has changed my life,, now I'm on a crusade to change lots of lives, both with the beverage and the attitude that goes with it.

I created Tuber Tonic in 2014. As soon as I turned people on to it, there was a fan base. I was amazed. It took about two months to find the right combination of ingredients for the right taste.

i began by looking for the optimum healthy combination, and worked iinto combining that with excellent taste. I have been playing with different ways to make it, and a variety of ways to serve it ever since.

It has empowered me a myriad of ways since its creation and I'm looking forward to sharing that empowerment with you.


How To Make Tuber Tonic November 16 2015

Tuber tonic is made of roots, bark and berries! Boil it!

Place 2 Tbsp Tuber Tonic in 1 Quart water, bring it to a rolling boil. Turn your heat down and simmer for two minutes. Strain as you pour it out. It keeps well in a thermos, or can be reheated easily. You can refill the water and boil it again, another two times.

Tuber Tonic is 100% Organic Herbal Tea, made with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, elderberries and black pepper. It's delicious and good for you, especially if you boil it.


‘TIS THE SEASON December 01 2014

Well, the cooler weather finally rolled into the Mendocino Coast and with it some much-needed rain storms.  This time every year,  I find myself reaching for a hot cup of tea a lot more often.  Because I don’t want to get too caffeinated, I look to the herbals.  Our HERBAL CHAI is always been a favorite in our house, with its tasty blend of warming ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.  The hearty rooibos base makes for a very satisfying cup on a cold day. VANILLA ROOIBOS is my wife’s favorite. She brews it with brown sugar and this year, added some whipped cream –leftovers from making a Thanksgiving persimmon pudding.  Wow!  An instant (caffeine-free) addiction!

I also caught my first cold of the season. Sunny day so I put on a light jacket ( didn’t wear a hat) took the dog to the beach.  Well, a chilly wind  blowing from the East got me……. “You should have brought a hat,” my wife told me when I got home. Anyhow,  I turned to my two faithful remedies: CINNABERRY and GINGER-LEMON teas. Delicious and soothing on the throat! Certainly ‘tis the season for holiday cheer and warming herbal teas and….don’t forget your hat and gloves!


Festivities November 30 2014

If you are like me, you have a steady stream of friends and family traipsing thorough your house from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. While it's fun and I welcome them, it's also exhausting and almost impossible to keep my house in order.
Here are some things that I have found to be a big help:
Put all your tea or coffee making supplies in one place, including cups and spoons, so that you are preparing and cleaning up in one area.
Keep your sink and the area around it as clear as possible so that you don't feel overwhelmed.
Put things away and wipe down your bathroom sink and swish out your toilet once a day, so you don't have to deal with any kind of build-ups.
Bake when you can, if you can, or have some kind of healthy snack available to share, or make chocolates and keep them in an air-tight container for unexpected guests (recipe to follow).
If you have a hot pot or carafe, make up some CinnaBerry or Ginger Lemon tea early and you will have it readily available for yourself and any guests all day
These are things that have come to me as I clean up after Thanksgiving. I'm sure there will be more. I am one of those people who would prefer to be always creating, and never cleaning up the mess made in the process. Over the years, I've had to figure out ways to help me overcome that.
The first Thanksgiving dinner I cooked was in 1966, the first year that we came to Mendocino. It was a lot harder then, but I was only twenty one and had a lot of energy.