Ziibiins Nibi (Stream Water)
Ziibiins Nibi is a healthy drink of flavour-infused water from the Eastern Ontario Highlands. A collaboration between Mādahòkì Farm and Tree Teas Brewing, Ziibiins Nibi, the Algonquin name for stream water, is naturally filtered, rich in minerals and electrolytes, and comes in two refreshing flavours: Cedar Wild Mint and Cedar Wildberry Chai.
Chef Paul Owl, an Anishinaabe chef and traditional tea brewer from the Serpent River First Nation in Northern Ontario, developed the new drink, which is being offered as one of the farm’s expanding social enterprises. Owl also operates his own Treeteas Brewing business. Paul went on to win Pow Wow Pitch in 2022.
“My traditional teas are infused with natural cedar leaves, berries and wild mint,” he says. “I love the idea of combining these tea flavours with this beautiful water from the Highlands.”
Ziibiins Nibi is consciously packaged by Ottawa-based Stream Water in recyclable aluminium cans, with labels designed by Rhonda Snow, a Métis artist from Fort Frances in Northwest Ontario. The labels, she says, illustrate the theme “water is life.”
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