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The richness of Quebec's terroir: Pilki


Recently, the T.Surprise team made a delicious and pleasant discovery of the Tea House Pilki. This Quebec company invites you on a taste trip to the boreal forest with its Labrador tea. Pilki is committed to making different varieties of herbal teas 100% artisanal and 100% organic accessible.

Behind Pilki hides two young tea lovers, Roxane and Frédéric. We find neat and original infusions, most of which come from wild ingredients picked by hand. This human enterprise reveals a soft and powdery universe which comes to life at first sight and reveals itself at the first tasting. Open the mysterious doors of the boreal forest to meet an emotion and a sensation unique to each recipe.

Why did they choose Labrador tea? They offer us to infuse health. Indeed, Labrador tea has multiple benefits. It contains anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, decongestant, antiseptic and anti-tumor properties. It is also powerful for working against colds, headaches, heartburn, promoting sleep, relaxation and many other things. In addition to promoting your well-being, it awakens your senses with boreal flavors with its own taste!

Who knows! In our next set of teas, you can taste their different herbal teas!

Natural facial care herbal


Today we offer an article with 3 recipes natural facial herbal. It is very important to take good care of your face during the summer. Whether you have dry skin, fat, or matured, here are three recipes specially for you.

Facial care for dry and dehydrated skin

For dry and dehydrated skin, it is essential to bring in fat and water! This type of tendencies to shoot, roll, squamble and even to be painful. Particularly fragile dry and very dry skin need special attention!

Here is a simple and very effective recipe for this type of skin with avocado, lemon and honey "Avocado is a fat fruit that nourishes and protects the skin with its vitamins A, B and E. honey is nourishing and sanitizing, while lemon unifies the complexion.

For the mix nothing more simple:

  • Crush the lawyer
  • Add a tablespoon of honey
  • Add a teaspoon of lemon
  • Mix everything
  • Apply to previously washed and dry skin
  • Leave for 30 minutes
  • Rinse and moisturize your skin

That's it!

Facial for mixed grass skin

This second mask is specially designed for mixed grass skin. This type of acne-prone tendencies is particularly fragile and summer and the sun is the number one enemy.
The main problems of grasses is the sebum surprise that makes the skin shiny and blemishes out.

Here is a facial recipe for mixed herbal skin.

The ingredients you will have to:

  • 3 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon of jojoba oil
  • 1 egg white (excellent anti-bacterial)

For the mix nothing more simple:

  • Separate the white from the yellow and keep only the white
  • Add the 3 drops HE of tea tree
  • facebook jojoba oil
  • Mix everything
  • Apply to previously washed and dry skin
  • Leave for 30 minutes
  • Rinse and moisturize your skin

Your skin breathes, is mattified and purified

Facial treatment for tired and dull skin

Are you tired, lacking energy? Your skin too and makes it feel, it is important to take care of it and give it a boost. Here is a house mask for dull and tired skin.

The ingredients for the preparation of the mask:
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt

For the mix nothing more simple:

  • Mix the hot water with oatmeal. Wait 3 minutes for the flakes impregnated with water
  • Add the rest of the ingredients
  • Mix everything
  • Apply to previously washed and dry skin
  • Leave for 30 minutes
  • Rinse and moisturize your skin

Soulager les douleurs articulaires grâce au thé


Le thé pour soulager vos maux! Aujourd’hui dans cet article nous vous expliquons pourquoi le thé peut avoir un effet bénéfique sur vos douleurs articulaires. Quelles sont les plantes à utiliser? Quelle quantité consommer par jour? Quels sont les bienfaits à long terme!

En finir avec les douleurs articulaires

Les douleurs articulaires peuvent vous gâcher la vie, malgré la prise de médicaments qui peut être indispensable, vous pouvez vous soulager à l’aide de remède plus naturel comme les plantes.

Voici les plantes qui peuvent vous aider à vous soulager:

Le thé vert Sencha

Le thé vert Sencha est l’allié de vos douleurs articulaires! En effet due à sa forte concentration en polyphénols, il est particulièrement efficace pour combattre les lutter contre les radicaux libres et ainsi réduire les douleurs articulaires liées à l’inflammation.

Comment profiter des bienfaits du thé vert Sencha?

boire 3 tasses de thé vert Sencha par jour
Choisir un thé vert Sencha de qualité
Faire chauffer l’eau à maximum 80°
Faire infuser les feuilles pendant 5 minutes maximum
N’ajouter pas de lait, préférez le miel au sucre

Le curcuma

Le curcuma fait beaucoup jaser! Et pour cause, il s’agit de LA plante “miracle”. Cette plante possède de nombreuses vertus pour divers maux et en particulier les douleurs articulaires.

Le curcuma qui possède des propriétés anti-oxydantes très puissantes. Le principe actif du curcuma agit sur l’inflammation dans le but de préserver le cartilage articulaire. C’est une méthode tout à fait naturelle pour rhumatismes.
Contrairement à la médication qui peut causer des désagréments, il n’y a aucuns effets secondaires et est donc une excellente alternative naturelle.

Comment profiter des bienfaits du curcuma?

Faites infuser 1 à 2 g de poudre de curcuma avec 3 ou 4 grains de poivre noir dans 150 ml d’eau bouillante durant 10 à 15 minutes.
Consommez 2 tasses par jour
Ou faire bouillir une racine de curcuma pendant 3 min,et laisser infuser 10 minutes

La Reine des prés

Tout comme le Sencha et le Curcuma la Reine des Près est une plante très riche en antioxydants et possède de nombreuses vertus anti-inflammatoire due à sa grande concentration en flavonoïdes . De plus La Reine des Près renferme de l’acide salicylique qui serait l’ancêtre de l’aspirine et par conséquent serait très efficace pour le soulagement des douleurs articulaires.

Comment profiter des bienfaits de la Reine des Prés?

Faites infuser quelques fleurs de Reine des Près dans une tasse d’eau bouillante
Laissez infuser 10 minutes
Buvez 3 tasses par jour

Et vous quels sont vos remèdes pour combattre les douleurs articulaires?

All about pu'erh tea


One day, an article on a tea! Today we are going to talk about pu'erh tea, this tea is not the best known of all but it really deserves to be!

Find in this article everything you need to know about this tea, origin, virtues and benefits, preparation ...

Origin of pu'erh tea

** Pu-erh tea ** is native to China, especially the city of Pu'er, part of YunNan Da Ye Zhong province in China.

This small town in China used to use this tea as a bargaining chip. The tea was compressed to facilitate transportation to Tibet. The peculiarity of this tea is that it improves with time as good wine! The older it is, the more the taste will be pronounced, it can however be consumed young or old.

Characteristics of pu'erh tea

Pu-erh is tea from big leaf tea trees. These trees grow in 3 regions:

  • Pu'er
  • Lincang
  • Xishaungbanna

There are two types of great products of the Pu-erh family:

Unfermented Pu-erh (Cheng Cha) : These are the same roots but this one is prepared with young shoots. The leaves will eventually undergo a natural fermentation called post fermentation, it is done in the wild.
Fermented Pu-erh (Shu Cha): These are ripe leaves. They are fermented naturally and undergo even more fermentation during their natural transformation under natural conditions.
Due to its particular roasting, the caffeine content decreases, and this is essential to maintain the quality of the leaves.

What are the benefits of pu'erh tea?

Like other tea, pu'erh tea has many health benefits.
Among the known virtues we find:

Fight against indigestion
Help with weight loss
Helps reduce bad cholesterol
Allows to improve the blood circulation;
A detoxifies the body
Boost the immune system
Stimulates the metabolism of the liver
Helps reduce risks of cardiovascular disease
Reduce stress

Preparing pu'erh tea?

The preparation of this tea is very easy:

Infuse your pu'erh in water at 95 ° C for 4 to 5 minutes. If the water is not hot enough the leaves will not release all their aroma, then you will let it infuse a long time more your tea will be robust and full-bodied!

FAQ: All about tea


This week we propose an article different from the others! You are very numerous to ask you questions about tea, does tea make you lose weight? How many cups can we drink per day? We decided to answer ALL your questions in a big FAQ! Do not hesitate to send us all your questions on our facebook page, it will be our pleasure to answer them on Facebook

Question # 1: How many cups of tea can you drink per day?

It is better to consume tea moderately, indeed a cup of tea contains 750 times more flavonoids than a cup of coffee and six times more than a cup of orange juice.
So, 5 cups of tea (black, green or white) a day would be the reasonable limit

Question # 2: What are the differences between green, black and white teas?

The main differences between these 3 types of tea are theine content, the power of tea, and the taste of course. The benefits and virtues also vary according to the types of tea, to know more read now this previous article

Question # 3: Does tea make you lose weight?

Among the most asked questions, we find this one: does tea make you lose weight? Green tea especially is indeed recognized to help with weight loss! Its caffeine content would help burn fat and speed up metabolism. Be careful, however, not to overuse the green tea, because in large amounts of undesirable effects could occur.

Question # 4: Is there a difference between theine and caffeine?

No! Absolutely no difference! The main difference is that caffeine passes faster in the blood than theine. For a quicker boost boost coffee, for an action on the longer term choose the tea!

Question # 5: Is tea preventing cancer?

Warning! Tea is no miracle and it is impossible to say clearly if tea will cure or prevent cancer! On the other hand, what is certain is that tea is beneficial for health thanks to its antioxidant content.

Question # 6: Does tea make teeth yellow?

Just like coffee, if the tea is consumed in large quantities then it is possible that this is an effect on the teeth. The secret remains in the frequent brushing;)

Question # 7: Is tea preventing sleep?

Yes, tea can prevent you from sleeping if it is eaten too late. However each person is different, everything depends on your organization

Question # 8: Can children eat tea?

No, it is best to avoid drinking tea from children due to its high caffeine content which could have a detrimental effect on concentration, sleep, agitation. Prefer relaxing herbal teas, soothing herbal teas to promote sleep for example;)

Question # 9: Is it possible to drink pregnant tea?

Yes it is possible, but sparingly! We all know it is important not to consume too much coffee during pregnancy, and that's exactly the same for tea! Prefer herbal teas that are equally delicious and have no side effects!

Question # 10: Is Rooibos a tea?

No! Rooibos is one of the herbal teas! It is called "red tea" but it is actually a herbal tea, to know everything about the Rooibos read this article quickly

Question # 11: Can tea relieve menopause?

Yes! Indeed tea can really help you in this pass! It can help you control weight gain, hot flashes, mood disorders. Read our article on this quickly

Question # 12: Can we get back into shape after a pregnancy with tea?

Absolutely! We keep saying it again, tea is good for your health. After a childbirth, tea can help you lose weight, but also find energy and vitality, to learn more rdv here.

Question # 13: Is the water temperature different depending on the type of tea?

Of course! Green, white or black teas do not require the same temperature or brewing time, see how to brew your tea well by here


Question # 14: Can tea help me maximize my athletic efforts?

Undeniably yes! We wrote you an article [] on this topic lately, consume tea before-during and after an effort can help you maximize your sports efforts!


Question # 15: Is it possible to make your own loose tea yourself ??

Absolutely! It is indeed quite possible to create your own mixes at home. Just get some good basic ingredients and then you play! It will be enough to follow your desires, find all our tips by here.

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