Hawthorn Berry Sparkling Mocktail

Five Seasons TCM

Sweet and tart bubbly that boosts digestive enzymes without the alcohol.    

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TCM Hot Toddy for Immunity

Five Seasons TCM

The holiday season is in full swing; and you might be feeling a little over drawn to start, and then all the stress and potential-bug-carrying visitors pile on to open you up to any number of seasonal bugs. At this time of the year, your body is more susceptible to illness. The stress, travel, relatives, and long hours and cold take a toll on your body, and you might be feeling the symptoms of a little head cold or even the flu. If the sniffles hit you tonight, tomorrow, or heck, at any time this season, try a seasonal Hot Toddy!...

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Sparkling Pear Mocktail

Five Seasons TCM

In collaboration with Elix Healing, we're bringing you a delightful mocktail that will brighten any celebration while helping keep your body balanced this holiday season.  Pear is a powerful TCM food medicine known for its hydrating and cooling powers. Autumn is the season of metal and is the time when the Lungs are the most active. As a result, excessive Lung fire is common thanks to the dry weather and general air of death at this time. Traditional Chinese cuisine extensively uses pears in the autumn to counter Lung heat, adding much-needed hydration and soothing the Lungs and mucus membranes and alleviating coughs, sore...

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TCM Hot Chocolate for Winter Energy

Five Seasons TCM

  This festive hot chocolate in collaboration with Elix Healing is the perfect treat to cozy up with in the coming cold months. In TCM, Reishi (ling zhi) is a powerful ingredient that not only boosts immunity, but also lifts the mood and spirit when the weather or our inner skies are grey. We've added goji, chocolate, and brown sugar for sustained energy, then topped it off with the Elix Stay Well Tincture, which sustains mood, energy, and immunity— all in a few drops!

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TCM Pumpkin Spiced Sweet Potato Latte

Five Seasons TCM

In collaboration with Elix Healing, we bring you a TCM twist on an all-American classic! A popular drink in Asia during autumn and winter, sweet potato lattes are a delicious sweet treat packed with heaps of nutritional benefits. According to TCM, sweet potatoes are good for digestion, as they are a slow growing root-vegetable that belongs to the earth element, which benefits the stomach and spleen. When served in a warm beverage, they can also help restore balance to the Yin and Yang in the body. For this recipe, we combined sweet potato with pumpkin spice, then topped it off with Elix’s Ginger Aide for...

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Cooling Watermelon Cucumber Slush

Five Seasons TCM

Watermelon is considered sweet and cold (Yin) in TCM and enters the heart, stomach, and bladder meridian pathways. It’s fantastic for reducing summer heat, promoting urination, and quenching thirst. Cucumber is considered sweet and cold in TCM as well. It enters the lung, spleen, and stomach meridians to reduce Heat, quench thirst, promote urination, and detox the body. Lastly, mint is aromatic, cooling, and enters the lung and liver meridians. It can relieve Heat and fever, benefit liver Qi, and lift our mood. This recipe is created with Elix Healing tinctures. 

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