Bamboo Leaf Tea
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Bamboo has been a passion of mine for most of my life. Having been born in India I feel that the tropical essence of bamboo has been written in me since birth. It’s beauty, strength, and flexibility are guides to love and live by and I am always in awe of it’s versatility. From flooring to medicine bamboo’s uses are as diverse as it’s look. From giant timber bamboos to vine like creepers this plant is a true beauty with great function at it’s core.
I came to Florida to work for Imagineering on the Animal Kingdom project as an ornamental grass and bamboo specialist and never left. The tropical beauty of Florida was too much to leave and I decided to start my own bamboo farm just down the road from Disney. For twelve years I have been growing and living with bamboo in Orlando. And while I love the beauty of the plant in the landscape I have been fascinated by the possibilities of functional uses.
Having studied architecture in college I immediately gravitated to the many aspects of building with bamboo. Architects like Oscar Hidalgo and Simon Velez had been doing amazing projects with bamboo and again I was in awe of the versatility of the plant and creativity of these artists. I also started to study the lesser known uses of bamboo such as food, medicine, beer, and tea. As I gravitated to the finer details of the plant I started to develop my own version of Bamboo Leaf Tea which my family and I have been enjoying for several years now.
Bamboo Leaf Tea is not a new idea but a very old one. It’s roots take me back again to India and other parts of Asia where it has been used for centuries for both rituals and healing. I love the abundance of picking bamboo leaves and the smell of making the tea always roots me in my connection with the earth and it’s bounty. I hope too that you enjoy my tea as much as I do and that it brings the essence of bamboo into your day where ever you are.
“If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life.” But if you give a man a bamboo plant he can make fishing rods, fish traps, utensils, and a house to lay his head after a fine fish dinner."
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