Thursday, January 28, 2010

Healthy Green Tea at the Gourmet Fusion Store

At Gourmet Fusion we love green tea, as not only is it a great pick me up in the middle of the afternoon, it is also now very well known for its anti-oxidant properties.

Today I saw a report that the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has published research showing that green tea could be beneficial in the treatment of uterine fibroids. The research carried out at Meharry Medical College in Nashville has shown that green tea extract can eradicate fibroid lesions in lab animals, and shows great promise as a treatment in humans.

Clinical trials will begin soon, and we hope that they prove successful, as this could lead to the self-treatment and self-management of this condition by millions of women.

Gourmet Fusion carries four types of green tea in its Leaping Lotus store in Solana Beach, and also online.

Jasmine Petal, our most popular tea, is available as a loose leaf tea in a cylinder, and also in biodegradable tea sachets.

Our other green teas - Orange Sencha, Tropical Goji Green, and Tamayokucha Extremely Green Tea are all available in biodegradable tea sachets.

We also carry some of these teas in a convenient tea traveller size, ideal for those on the go.

All have a slightly different flavor, but all have a great taste. Why not try them all and see which you like best?

Monday, January 18, 2010

More Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are always on the top of everyone's list when we think of super foods, and they are a great antioxidant, but recent research has shown yet another benefit.

According to the findings published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, blueberries may be associated with improved learning and word recall, and may be of potential benefit to older adults at risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

We love blueberries and always use them as a topping for cereal at breakfast time, and they make a colorful addition to fruit salad. If you cannot find fresh blueberries, benefit can also be obtained from frozen blueberries, and preserves, such as Gourmet Fusion's organic blueberry preserve from Spain that can be found in the Gourmet Fusion store at the Leaping Lotus, Solana Beach.

Gourmet Fusion Goes to the Cats!

Everyone who knows the Gourmet Fusion store knows that we have a very popular line of ceramic products featuring the mischievous Cattitude cats, and many of our dish towels feature cats, too.

Knowing that many of our customers are cat lovers, we couldn't miss the opportunity to meet with them at the Cat Fanciers' Show when we heard it was being held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar this weekend.

We will be there with all our cat favorites, plus some of our regular kitchen products to join in the fun and games. We will also be giving samples of some of our most popular teas and coffee.

If you don't know what the Cat Fanciers' show is, it is a "best in show" for cats. At the Del Mar show more than 30 breeds of cats will be represented, and there is also a class for Household Pets. This is the first time we have been part of this show, and we are really excited about it.

The event is taking place on Saturday 23 / Sunday 24 January at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014.

The show is open between 10 am and 5 pm both days, and costs $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. More information can be found at the website of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Year End Sale at Leaping Lotus

It's time for the 2009 year end sale - or should we say the 2010 new year sale, at the Leaping Lotus in Solana Beach, and the Gourmet Fusion store will be offering a store wide sale on all of its products, including kitchenware, teapots, gourmet foods, teas and coffee.

The sale begins on Thursday January 7, 2010 with a private shopping event for invited customers beginning at 6pm through 8 pm. The sale is then open to the public on Friday January 8, through Sunday January 10 until 6 pm.

Located right in the heart of Solana Beach's Design District on Cedros, Leaping Lotus is a great place to shop for gifts, or browse for new ideas.

The Gourmet Fusion store can be found on the 2nd floor, Leaping Lotus, 240 S. Cedros, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tel (858) 720-8283.