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December 6, 2013

Holiday Shows. Craft Fairs. Pop Ups.

We do it all!

So if you’re looking for us, you can find us here, here, and here!

Can’t wait to see your happy tea faces 🙂

Friday, December 06
Urban Cannibals Anniversary Party and Local Fun

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Friday, December 06 and Saturday, December 07
Decatur Holiday Marketplace at Clairemont Elementary


decatur holiday
Saturday, December 14
Mama’s HandMade Holiday Marketplace
Mama's Holiday
Saturday, December 14 at 10am
Georgia Grown Christmas Showcase
Atlanta State Farmer’s Market
Now until Sunday, December 15
Sally B’s Holiday Pop Up Shop

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

It’s the happiest season of them all!

{{{are you singing?!}}}

December is here {how did arrive so soon} and the Holiday seas is in FULL swing! And it is that time to pull all of your Pinterest boards together and channel your inner craft. Even if you are semi to not-so crafty, there are things you can make to impress your friends.

Our friends at The Kitchn, have posted a recipe that we are going to attempt to add to our gift giving list {and you should too!}.

Herb Infused Honey

Herb Infused Honey


Basic formula: Use about 1-2 tablespoons of dried herbs per 1 cup (8 ounces) of honey.

Honey: A light, mild flavored honey generally works best. {Our friends at TruBee offer an amazing honey}

Herbs: Use a single herb or a combination. Rosemary, sage, thyme, mint, lemon balm, lavender, chamomile, rose petals, and pine needles all make lovely infused honeys. You can also use spices like vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Herbs should be dry; see instructions below.

Clean, dry jars and lids (half-pint and pint mason jars work well)
Chopstick, wooden spoon handle, or other stirrer (avoid metal, which can scratch jars)
Clean cloth for wiping jar rims


1. Prepare herbs: Herbs should be dry (see safety note, below) and may be in the form of whole sprigs or separated leaves, buds, and petals. Chopped herbs may infuse more quickly, but they may also be harder to strain out. (To dry fresh herbs, use an air or oven drying method, dehydrator, or microwave.)

2. Combine herbs and honey: Place herbs in the bottom of a jar and fill the jar almost to the top with honey. Using a chopstick or other implement, stir to coat the herbs with honey. Top off with more honey to fill the jar. Wipe the jar rim with a clean cloth and cover tightly.

Tip: Label the jar with the contents and date so you don’t forget!

3. Infuse: Let the herbs infuse for at least 5 days. If the herbs float to the top, turn the jar over a few times to keep them well coated. For a more intense flavor, infuse for another week or longer.

4. Strain: Strain the honey into a clean jar. Depending on the volume of honey and herbs and the size of the strainer, you may need to do this in stages. (Tip: Use the leftover herbs to make a tisane.)

5. Store: Store the honey in a tightly covered jar in a cool, dry place. It will last indefinitely.

Pair with a tin of just add honey tea and your gift giving is done.


get your holiday on!

November 2, 2012

The ghosts and goblins are gone and the weather is cooling off, so that means it’s the beginning of the Holiday Season!

just add honey loves the holidays and we love to see you at the Holiday Markets! Whether you are getting a gift for a friend or stocking up on favs for yourself, we will be around to give you your tea fix!

Saturday, November 3
Holiday Traditions 2012 {Marist School}
9am – 4pm
Admission: $3
Friday and Saturday, November 9 & 10
Marketplace 2012 {presented by The Medical Center Auxiliary}
Friday 9:30am – 6:30pm
Saturday 9:30am – 5pm
Saturday, November 17
Holiday Marketplace {St. Pius X}
9am – 3pm
Friday and Saturday, November 30 & December 1
Decatur Holiday Marketplace {Clairemont Elementary}
Friday 5:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Saturday, December 8
Mama’s Handmade Holiday
11am – 4pm

Come and experience chocolate this weekend at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens!

In a previous post, From tree to bean: the cacao harvest, we talked about the bean and how we use it in some of our teas. On Sunday, September 16, from 10a-3p, you can enjoy a sip of our teas, bites from local chefs, and see the bean, up close and personal.

We hope you can join us!


looking for last minute Holiday gifts?

Well… just add honey is here. Here. And over there! Here is an updated list of all of the locations you can grab a tin for you and a friend!

just add honey locations


River City Gourmet Shoppe 2 Independent Drive. Suite 147. Jacksonville. 32202 904 654-4402

Southern Touch 301 Centre Street. Fernandina Beach 32034 http://www.ameliasoutherntouch.com


at the collective 280 Elizabeth Street. Atlanta. 30307 http://www.atthecollective.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE. Atlanta. 30309 http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Bakeshop 903 Peachtree. Atlanta. 30308 http://www.bakeshopatl.com

Blue Eyed Daisy 5011 Selborne Lane. Serenbe. Palmetto. 30368 http://www.blueeyeddaisy.com

Boxcar Grocer 249 Peters Street. Atlanta. 30313 http://www.boxcargrocer.com

Café Jonah and the Magical Attic 3119 Paces Ferry Place. Atlanta. 30305 http://www.souperjennyatl.com

Casseroles 1393 N Highland Avenue. Atlanta. 30306 http://www.casserolesatlanta.com

Crimson & Clover 205 South 7th Street. Cordele. 31015 229 273-7555

Drip Coffee 928B Garrett Street. Atlanta. 30316 http://www.dripatl.com

Gub Gub’s Ice Cream and Coffee Club 1107 Gandy Dancer. Richmond Hill. 31324 http://www.gubgubsclub.com

HomeGrown 412 Church Street. Decatur. 30030 http://www.homegrowndecatur.com

Le Petit Marche 1963 Hosea L Williams Drive SE. Atlanta. 30317 http://www.thelittlemarket.net

Mama’s Handmade Bath & Body 743D E College Avenue Decatur. 30030 http://www.loveyourmama.com

Monastery of the Holy Spirit – Abbey Store 2625 Highway 212 SW. Conyers. 30094 http://www.trappist.net

Princess and Butch Boutique 659 Auburn Avenue. Suite G6. Atlanta. 30312 http://www.princessandbutch.com

Southern Flavors Atlanta International Airport. Concourse T

the art of touch massage 244 14th Street. Atlanta. 30309 http://www.theartoftouchmassage.com

the beehive 1250 Caroline Street. Suite C120. Atlanta. 30307 http://www.thebeehiveatl.com

Urban Cannibals 477 Flat Shoals Ave SE. Atlanta. 30316 http://www.urbancannibals.com

Young Blood Gallery & Boutique 636 N. Highland Avenue. Atlanta. 30306 http://www.youngbloodgallery.com


Mount Auburn Hospital – Gift Shop 330 Mount Auburn Street. Cambridge. 02138 617 575-8642

north carolina

Blue Ridge Design 134 North Washington Street. Rutherfordton. 28139 http://www.blueridgedesignllc.com

Millefleurs . A Thousand Flowers 796 Dutch Creek Road. Valle Crucis. 28691 828 963-4992

new york

Beehive Co-Op 337 Main Street. Mt Kisco. 10549 http://www.beehivecoop.com

rhode island

Craftland 235 Westminster Street. Providence. 02903 http://www.craftland.myshopify.com

south carolina

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System One St. Francis Drive. Greenville. 29601 http://www.stfrancishealth.org

For all the Right Seasons 616 Long Point Road. Suite A. Mount Pleasant. 29466 843 654-4132


Bloom & Bee Swanky 210 South 9th Street. Waco. 76701 http://www.beeswanky.com


Victorian Parlour 23 South Main Street. Lexington. 24450 http://www.shenandoahattic.com

online retailers

Beehive Co Op Shops http://www.beehiveshop.com

Buyer’s Best Friend http://www.bbfdirect.com

Nature’s Garden Delivered ga.naturesgardendelivered.com

The Mostess Hostess http://www.themostesshostess.com


love your mama

November 15, 2011

when you think of your mama, what comes to mind? love, a certain smell, her delicious meals from scratch? how much do you “love your mama”? rhetorical question folks.

well… Mama loves you too!

Mama Bath + Body is just as good as your mama {maybe better!}. They put in lots of love, yummy scents, and make everything from scratch to offer up soaps, lotions, and candles just like your mama.

Their quaint shop in Decatur is a heavenly stop on your path to home {or mama’s house}. At the door you are welcomed in by lemongrass, lavender, mint, and the smell of fresh. While there, you can create your own signature lotion scent or choose one of the winners that Mama makes. And no matter where you live, Mama even has soaps that you can represent your ‘hood with. Beginning in January, Mama’s will fire up the stove and teach you how to keep it clean and make a bar or two.

On Saturday, December 10, Mama will open her doors to holiday shoppers and introduce you to her crafty friends. Mama’s Handmade Holiday will showcase Atlanta’s finest in the gift giving/keeping.

Don’t keep Mama waiting… Stop by Mama Bath + Body to smell good {sniff, sniff} and pick up a tin of tea while you’re there.


From bean to bar and everything in between, The Botanical Gardens (Atlanta, GA) is the place to be this weekend!

Atlanta’s Botanical Gardens will host a Chocolate Covered Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2011. You will be able to learn about the cacao tree, where the magic begins. The Garden will also feature local chefs demos, sweet treats from bakers, and fun for the entire family. And just add honey will be there to offer the perfect complement, chocolate teas.

This is sure to be an event that will keep you savoring for more!


the art of giving

March 31, 2011

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive”. or “What you give is what you’ll get in return”. How about, “Thanks for nothing!” Okay, maybe you haven’t said the last one but thought it. Sometimes nothing is better than a unthoughtful gift.

No more excuses. No more of the same ole, same ole.

Introducing.. {drum roll}… The Mostess Hostess. And she is just that.

Beautiful presentation. Perfect gifts inside. And none of that stale jerky and crackers junk (side note:: she carries our tea!!!). She sources local companies, one of kind finds to offer you the best gift for your giftee. You can rest assure that nothing in your basket will be shared or re-gifted.

Stop stressing and consider your gifting done.


have you heard the news?!

January 13, 2011

just add honey is one of the newest members of Beehive Shops!

Lover of local {by design}, Petra Geiger offers talented crafters an outlet to sell handmade, not homemade, wares, gifts, and accessories. And just add honey has joined the ranks of talent from all around the US of A!

Featured on the site are our iced tea samplers. Coined the “champagne of the south”, iced tea is a Southern staple of most homes. Why not have our yummy teas to quench your thirst?! Included are 1oz tins of georgia peaches{black tea}, tropical green{green tea}, mint to be{herbal tea}, and berries!{friut tea}, honey sticks, and tea filters. The only thing missing are ice and friends.

We also have our love it a latte gift set available. But it’s only if a gift if you want to share.  1oz tins of chocolate delight {black tea} chocolate mint rooibos {herbal tea} green caramel {green tea} vanilla chai {black tea}, honey sticks, and tea filters. Perfect with milk, soy, or cream, each cup delivers happiness.

While you are filling your shopping carts with our teas also pick up a cup sleeve from SoSheSews. Quirky saying on each sleeve made from fused, recycled plastic bags, if you must drink your tea on the go, do it in style, please!

When the friends join you for a cup, pull out the good stuff! Lio and Linn handcraft elegant twig spoons that are perfect for any occasion. The spoons are cast in yellow bronze from hand-carved wax. Green tea with envy!

Too cute to use, tiny peepers screen printed kitchen towels are perfect alongside the teapot. Each 100% cotton towel is made by hand with water-based, non-toxic inks. Casually walk away and view the ooohs and ahhhs from a distance.

These are just a few of the talented designers on the site, but trust me there’s more. Don’t believe me, see it for yourself. Grab a cup of tea and browse. You’ll be there for a minute.


give the gift of tea

December 20, 2010

As the old saying goes, “It is better to give than receive”.

It still holds true to this day. So instead of fussing with the malls on too small shirts, gifts that will be regifted, or anything in between, give the gift of tea!

just add honey teas are perfect for anyone on your list. It is perfect for the home, office, or travel. So, give the gift that will always fit, will be enjoyed, and makes the receiver feel good.

Oh and, get a tin for yourself too!