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    TeaTime Magazine

  • 6 Scrumptious Soup and Tea Pairings for Winter
    Soup and tea may sound like an odd pairing to some, but once winter arrives with its cold winds and low temperatures, anything delicious and heartwarming is most welcome. We think that a creamy and savory bowl of soup complements a hot cup of tea beautifully to create a lovely... Read more »
  • About White Tea
    Originally only grown in the Fujian mountains, white teas are now manufactured around the world to satisfy the growing popularity. The post About White Tea appeared first on TeaTime Magazine.... Read more »
  • The Complete Table: Updating a Classic
    Elegant bone china can be more versatile than you might think. By Betty Terry • Photography by William Dickey • Photo Styling by Lucy W. Herndon With its delicate blue flowers traced in gold against a dark teal background, Royal Doulton Carlyle has been a favorite of hostesses for more... Read more »
  • January/February 2022 Issue Preview
    Explore TeaTime’s French issue for an inspiring collection of recipes and articles that will enchant any Francophile. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a rose-themed tea party that is sure to impress loved ones. Learn about the illustrious history of Ladurée, and read about taking tea at the court of Versailles. Discover... Read more »
  • Resolutions for the New Year: For Tea Lovers
    How do tea lovers prepare to ring out the old and usher in the new as 2022 approaches? By committing to a set of teatime resolutions that encourage the deepening of ties to our favorite afternoon tradition. The post Resolutions for the New Year: For Tea Lovers appeared first on... Read more »
  • M.V. Byrne Serves Up an Intriguing Tale with Isabel Puddles Investigates
    M.V. Byrne’s Isabel Puddles Investigates is sure to enchant mystery lovers. The second Mitten State Mystery by the veteran television writer finds senior sleuth and Jill-of-all-trades Isabel Puddles investigating a deadly mystery among Rust Belt royalty in the cozy town of Gull Harbor, Michigan. Savor the new Cozy Corner selection with... Read more »
  • New Year’s Eve with Tea
    Photography by William Dickey Recipe Development by J.R. Jacobson and Food Styling by Kathleen Kanen Bid adieu to the old year and welcome the new with an extravagant fête accompanied by loved ones and featuring a celebratory tea meal. The post New Year’s Eve with Tea appeared first on TeaTime... Read more »
  • Treasured Teapot: Winter Roses
    Text by Britt Crawford • Photography by John O’Hagan Schofield’s Baltimore Rose sterling silver teapot brings floral beauty to a seasonal table. While Christmas calls to mind evergreens and holly berries, the rococo aureate design on Schofield’s Baltimore Rose silver teapot demonstrates a new way to incorporate the beloved flower... Read more »
  • Christmas Brunch Teatime
    Photography by John O’Hagan • Styling by Lucy Finney Recipe Development by J.R. Jacobson/Food Styling by Kathleen Kanen A whimsical, festive tea affair with popular brunch-inspired fare, such as Cinnamon Roll Scones, Hash Brown Canapés, and a Cherry Danish Christmas Tree, will be a memorable alternative to the midmorning meal. The post... Read more »
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    T Ching

  • Global Tea Initiative; Bridging Science and Culture, Time and Space
    Does tea help manage Covid symptoms? What herbs should be blended? Global Tea Initiative 2022 explores these questions. The post Global Tea Initiative; Bridging Science and Culture, Time and Space appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Comparing Chinese Tea Art Ceremony, Korean Tea Ceremony, and Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony
    When most practitioners think about tea culture, they think about the word "Cha Dao (茶道)." More specifically, when they think about tea culture pertaining to particular countries, they think of Chinese "tea art," the... The post Comparing Chinese Tea Art Ceremony, Korean Tea Ceremony, and Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony appeared... Read more »
  • Sorting, Storing, and Organizing the Perfect Tea Collection
    If you find that your teas are all over the place, keep the following sorting, storing, and organizing tips in mind. The post Sorting, Storing, and Organizing the Perfect Tea Collection appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Funko Pop!
    If Funko Pop! designers could think outside the box, they would create limited editions featuring notable tea masters. The post Funko Pop! appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Sage of Tea Lu Yu
    In tea history, it is impossible not to come across mention of Lu Yu, the Sage of Tea or Patron Saint of Tea. The post Sage of Tea Lu Yu appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Make an Easy Teacup Bird Feeder
    This teacup bird feeder a quick DYI project and is easy to make. It's a great way to reuse teacups and saucers. The post Make an Easy Teacup Bird Feeder appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Comforting Tea and Shortbread
    I can’t seem to get enough of a sandy tea shortbread, sugar coated and simple to make. The post Comforting Tea and Shortbread appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • What is a Natsume Tea Container
    The tea caddy used for storing matcha or green tea leaves for Japanese tea ceremonies is called a Natsume. The post What is a Natsume Tea Container appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Are you entered for the January Tea Raffle?
    The Tea Sippers Monthly Tea Raffle features small tea businesses and tea products. The post Are you entered for the January Tea Raffle? appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
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    T Ching

  • Global Tea Initiative; Bridging Science and Culture, Time and Space
    Does tea help manage Covid symptoms? What herbs should be blended? Global Tea Initiative 2022 explores these questions. The post Global Tea Initiative; Bridging Science and Culture, Time and Space appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Comparing Chinese Tea Art Ceremony, Korean Tea Ceremony, and Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony
    When most practitioners think about tea culture, they think about the word "Cha Dao (茶道)." More specifically, when they think about tea culture pertaining to particular countries, they think of Chinese "tea art," the... The post Comparing Chinese Tea Art Ceremony, Korean Tea Ceremony, and Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony appeared... Read more »
  • Sorting, Storing, and Organizing the Perfect Tea Collection
    If you find that your teas are all over the place, keep the following sorting, storing, and organizing tips in mind. The post Sorting, Storing, and Organizing the Perfect Tea Collection appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Funko Pop!
    If Funko Pop! designers could think outside the box, they would create limited editions featuring notable tea masters. The post Funko Pop! appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Sage of Tea Lu Yu
    In tea history, it is impossible not to come across mention of Lu Yu, the Sage of Tea or Patron Saint of Tea. The post Sage of Tea Lu Yu appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Make an Easy Teacup Bird Feeder
    This teacup bird feeder a quick DYI project and is easy to make. It's a great way to reuse teacups and saucers. The post Make an Easy Teacup Bird Feeder appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Comforting Tea and Shortbread
    I can’t seem to get enough of a sandy tea shortbread, sugar coated and simple to make. The post Comforting Tea and Shortbread appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • What is a Natsume Tea Container
    The tea caddy used for storing matcha or green tea leaves for Japanese tea ceremonies is called a Natsume. The post What is a Natsume Tea Container appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
  • Are you entered for the January Tea Raffle?
    The Tea Sippers Monthly Tea Raffle features small tea businesses and tea products. The post Are you entered for the January Tea Raffle? appeared first on T Ching.... Read more »
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    Full Leaf Tea Company - Loose Leaf Tea Blog

  • Assam Honey Tea Cake with Honey Whipped Cream
    This cake is packed with honey flavor and a mild black tea kick. This would be an incredible accompaniment for a cup of strong, black tea at your next tea party! ... Read more »
  • Maple Chai Scones with Maple Glaze
    If you're looking for the perfect, easy Christmas morning treat, this is it! These scones seem complicated and look fancy but are very easy to make. ... Read more »
  • Kingston Earl Grey Thumbprint Cookies
    Kingston Earl Grey is an underappreciated tea with hints of grapefruit and a delicious earl grey flavor. These cookies are lightly sweet with a balanced tart and tangy grapefruit curd. Add these to your Christmas cookie table this year for something different! ... Read more »
  • 2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
    Make sure your loved ones receive their gifts on time by ordering before the deadlines below! USPS: December 17th FedEx 2Day: December 21st FedEx Overnight: December 23rd   Happy holidays!... Read more »
  • Brown Butter Chai Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
    Thanksgiving is this week and Christmas is coming quicker than you know! Impress your family with these cakes that are such a delicious spiced treat. The cream cheese frosting adds a perfect tangy note to these sweet but light cakes. ... Read more »
  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa
    Learn how to make a warm and cozy peppermint tea hot chocolate, a great treat for the holiday season! Bonus points for crumbled candy canes and whipped cream!More... Read more »
  • White Chocolate Chai
    'Tis the season for hot spiced chai's! Double up on the cozy season with white chocolate and a dash of cinnamon in this delicious white chocolate chai recipe!More... Read more »
  • Winter Brew Honey Cinnamon Latte
    Winter Brew tea is sure to put you in a cozy mood and adding flavors of honey and cinnamon make it the coziest tea latte you can imagine! ... Read more »
  • Gift Guide for the Aspiring Coffee Quitter
    2021 Holiday Gift Guide for the Aspiring Coffee Quitter Quitting coffee can be difficult when the caffeine seems like a necessity to get through everyday life. The "coffee crash" is all too real and can make caffeine seem daunting. However, there's a better way to get your energy and start... Read more »
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    Life is Better with Tea

  • 8 Steps To Remarkably Improve Your Life With Tea
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea How to improve your life with eight simple steps. These are my lifestyle tips and approaches to overall wellness and longevity. Today I'm sharing what I have learned of tea's philosophy, how to better yourself and live a long and... Read more »
  • How To Make An Easy Hot Toddy Recipe With Tea
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea A hot toddy with tea is a simple natural remedy for warming up and easing mild cold symptoms. It's not a cure, but this sweet and aromatic hot toddy will undoubtedly help you feel warm and well! The cold winter... Read more »
  • How To Drink Green Tea Every Day For The Most Benefits
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea Drink green tea every day for the most benefits. Green tea is full of health-promoting polyphenols, and three to five cups of green tea every day provides the most health benefits. Discover the best Chinese and Japanese green teas and... Read more »
  • 14 Stunning Blue and White Porcelain Tea Sets You Will Love
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea Blue and white tea sets are perfect for afternoon tea or any tea time. If you are passionate about blue and white porcelain and love tea, you will adore this post. Every designer will tell you blue and white decor... Read more »
  • How to Make Easy Apple Cinnamon Tea from Scratch
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea Apple tea is a delicious brew of aromatic spices giving your guests a warm welcome. Bonus! Your house will smell like freshly baked apple pie all day long! Now is the perfect time for apple tea. Apples, oranges, and warm... Read more »
  • How To Buy Wholesale Tea and Herbs from The Best Bulk Tea Suppliers
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea Wholesale tea buying is more complex than purchasing tea and herbs at the retail level. As a tea shop owner, you want to know the best sources for buying quality bulk tea and herbs. Although small tea growers seldom meet... Read more »
  • 11 Best Tea Gift Sets Every Tea Enthusiast Will Love
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea What do you get a tea lover? Here are eleven of the best tea gift sets perfect for any tea enthusiast. A beautiful tea sampler set makes gifting tea easy! What's the best gift for tea lovers? Well - tea... Read more »
  • How To Make A Purifying Green Tea Face Mask And Its Benefits
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea A green tea face mask with purifying clay is easy to make at home. The tea facial is high in antioxidants making it excellent for rejuvenating the skin. Beauty, by definition, is pleasing - it attracts the eye. So we... Read more »
  • 8 Healthy Herbal Teas to Boost Your Immune Support
    Source Life is Better with Tea - Learn About Tea Immune support is critical today. Herbal teas are the precursors to modern medicines, and some herbs help support a robust immune system. Your immune system is constantly working to protect you, defending your body against foreign substances like bacteria, viruses,... Read more »
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  • Petit Macaron/Whittard’s of Chelsea -Ashmanra
    When I first tried this tea, I didn‘t know the difference between a macaron and a macaroon. Macaroons are far more common here! I have now been introduced to macarons, which I much prefer, but that’s just me! The two are very different. This tea does have lots and lots... Read more »
  • Upton Digital Pocket Tea Scale/Upton Tea – Ashmanra
    One thing teaheads love almost as much as tea is tea accoutrements, all the little doodads and helpers and tea making paraphernalia that money can buy. Some tea people specialize in Chinese or Japanese accoutrements, some in Yixing clay or Korean ceramics, but most have an eclectic array of helpers,... Read more »
  • Christmas Morning/Stash Tea -teaequalsbliss
    I realize I might be a little late to the party here, but, us TEA LOVERS usually don’t mind sipping on seasonal teas just about any time of year. Enter…Christmas Morning from Stash Tea. This is a blended base of Black Tea and Green Tea. And that’s it. No other... Read more »
  • Li Shan Oolong Tea (Cui Fong)/Zi Chun -teaequalsbliss
    Li Shan is one of my favorite types of Oolong Teas. That’s why Li Shan Oolong Tea (Cui Fong) from Zi Chun Tea Company is on my list of favorites when it comes to Li Shans! Organically farmed, hand picked, and ball-rolled oolong, this tea is delicious! With being only... Read more »
  • Charlotte aux Fruits Rouges/Damann Freres- Ashmanra
    My first “gourmet” flavored tea was by Dammann Freres, and it felt like a whole new wonderful world had been opened up to me. It astonished me that they could put so many flavors into a single tea without them competing and turning it into a pure mush in which... Read more »
  • Intensely Liquorice and Mint/Twinings -Ashmanra
    The tea I am drinking came in a sampler pack and has a slightly different name from the one in the link provided. However, the ingredients listed and their proportions are identical, so I am convinced they are exactly the same. I read a lot of tea reviews, and what... Read more »
  • Four Red Fruits/Kusmi- Ashmanra
    I love Kusmi’s packaging, I love Kusmi’s muslin tea bags, and I am loving Four Red Fruits! I have tried a few Kusmi teas that ended up on my “must order” list. I can add one more now. Four Red Fruits must be a “thing” overseas because I have had... Read more »
  • Bukit Cheeding No. 53/BOH Tea -VariaTEA
    The fun thing about tea is that there are so many different varieties from all over the world. I have had tea from Zimbabwe, tea from China, tea from Israel, tea from the UK, tea from Sri Lanka and the list keeps going. Today I get to add to that... Read more »
  • Turmeric Rustic Root/The Whistling Kettle -TeaEqualsBliss
    I was thumbing thru my tea stash recently to find something that was more than just turmeric but still had turmeric in the mix. I came across Turmeric Rustic Root from The Whistling Kettle and realized I had yet to review it here at The SororiTea Sisters. So…here goes… Even... Read more »
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    Tea With Friends

  • A belated but very special Christmas gift
    Do you ever get a belated Christmas gift from someone? I almost always do, and I must say I like it. How fun to get an unexpected gift on a wintry post-Christmas day. And this gift was especially meaningful to me because the giver, my friend Susan, really had every... Read more »
  • Cocoa Mint Chill from Tiesta Tea
    Any of the rest of you put on a few "pandemic pounds" over the last two years? Alas, I've regained some of the weight I'd worked so hard to lose, so I started the year by challenging myself to go a month without eating sugary treats, my big weakness. I'm... Read more »
  • Roses in winter
    Winter is officially here, because it's turned cold, wet, and gray, which has me looking for loveliness and candlelight to dispel the gloom. Thrift stores so far in 2022 have been good spots for finding new rose-patterned tea wares, and these are some of the fun thrifted finds I found... Read more »
  • Celestial Seasonings Vitamin C Shine
    So what are you all sipping for National Hot Tea Month? I'd like to try something new, and preferably something citrusy (black or green, I don't care which), so if you have a favorite, please share! Meanwhile, I picked up an interesting new herbal blend from Celestial Seasonings at the... Read more »
  • A tea-themed shopping alert …
    Let's see a show of hands: How many of you took typing in high school? Yes, you, you, and I see you, there in the back. Very good. So I am going to assume that like me, you learned to type this sentence: "Now is the time for all good... Read more »
  • To new beginnings!
    I always love the first week of a new year, full of possibility, good intentions, and perhaps a little more reflecting on the year past. One thing I am grateful for and have been for almost 15 years now is those of you I've befriended through Tea With Friends, and... Read more »
  • An early wish for a Happy New Year!
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  • 2021 tea gifts from family
    Some years, I get tea gifts for Christmas, and some years, I don't, and I'm just grateful for any gift someone gives with me in mind. At my family celebration on Christmas Day, I got several gifts that actually work pretty well together!My niece Cari has now joined the grown-ups... Read more »
  • "Twisted Tea Christmas" by Laura Childs
     Did you all have a nice Christmas? We did, and one thing I enjoy about the time between Christmas and New Year's is a little extra time for reading books and watching old movies. On Christmas Eve, Alex and I watched the 1947 movie The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant,... Read more »
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    It's More Than Tea

  • Ruby Black Tea from Taiwan
    A few months ago, Mindlake Tea offered free samples of their tea so that they could compare feedback from those who lived in areas more prone to having soft water (Japan, Taiwan) with those who lived in hard-water regions, such as the U.S. Because I know well the difference water... Read more »
  • An English Teapot That Spans Centuries
    For all the information online, it’s frustrating when you come up short! Last summer, I picked up this charming, diminutive, teapot at a yard sale. In pristine condition, it’s clearly never been used. Because the teapot—part of The Afternoon Tea Collection, made in England—says that it’s been “reproduced from original... Read more »
  • Is Licorice Tea Really Good for a Sore Throat?
    These days, the slightest sore throat necessitates Covid testing, but beyond that, what can you do to alleviate the scratchiness and discomfort? At TeaHaus, we generally suggest a hot cup of ayurvedic Vata—a caffeine-free herbal blend of licorice, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, anise, and mallow blossoms. The thick, creamy body of... Read more »
  • Japanese Kutani Porcelain Tea Sets
    I never meant to own a bunch of teapots, but somehow I do. Most came from yard sales, and some were given to me, like this gorgeous vintage tea set featuring a peacock and chrysanthemums. My friend thought I’d appreciate this charming set, brought back from Korea by her parents... Read more »
  • World’s Tea Industry, as Pandemic Drags On
    While pandemic fatigue has certainly set in, most of us are still forced to deal with it—whether learning that our child’s school has closed once again due to staffing shortages, or needing yet another COVID test, or finding out that {fill in blank} is out of stock indefinitely. The tea... Read more »
  • Greek Mountain (Shepherd’s) Tea
    Selling a house is stressful. Selling a beloved house filled with joyful moments is even more difficult. Selling such a house due to circumstances and not desire is harder still. Yet here we are, in such a position within my family. And as the house lingers on the market, stress... Read more »
  • Comparing Tieguanyin Roasted Oolong Teas
    Same tea plants, same tea name, different teas! I previously compared two Tieguanyin oolongs—Modern Green Roast Grade II and Traditional Green Roast—from Life in Teacup, a company specializing in Chinese teas (see post). They kindly provided me with five Tieguanyin teas in all, so today I continued my exploration of... Read more »
  • Fireweed Tea
    We are bombarded with health claims about various herbal teas but, unfortunately, few of these claims have been conclusively substantiated by comprehensive research studies. However, what about fireweed? It’s a fascinating plant. The Plant Native to much of North America (with related plants native to Europe), fireweed is well adapted... Read more »
  • Oriental Beauty Oolong: The Name, the Science, the Tea
    Since teas from Vietnam are spotty as far as purity and quality go, I was excited when TeaHaus was able get the oolong Oriental Beauty. But interestingly, many things come to play with this tea—its potentially problematic name, the role of pests, the source, and of course the quality of... Read more »
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    Relevant Tea Leaf

  • A Return Visit and Pinwheel Scones
    On December 30th, my hubby and I traveled to Imlay City for an estate sale at the Charles Palmer house [now owned by someone else].  You may remember my blog post about it where I purchased a few Crinoline Lady china pieces.I received a follow-up e-mail from Aaron's Estate Sales... Read more »
  • The Crinoline Lady and More
    On December 30th I wrote a post about the Crinoline Lady china I purchased at an estate sale. Fast forward to January 4th when The Teacup Attic featured a Facebook repost of an article they published in March 2021.  The repost came through my feed, and immediately captured my attention... Read more »
  • 2022 Pantone Color of the Year
    I always look forward to seeing what color will be Pantone's Color of the Year, and this year they've chosen Very Peri. The color encompasses the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possesses a violet-red undertone.  Pantone says it displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence... Read more »
  • 2021 in Review
    It's a cold [26 degrees], snowy [about 4 inches - first major snowfall requiring my hubby to get out the snow blower] day in Michigan today.  We went to church this morning and now we're happy to be in for the day.  I made a big pot of split pea... Read more »
  • Happy New Year!
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  • Last Day of 2021 - Sharing My Christmas Gifts
    I'm enjoying a relaxing day at home today and thought I'd share my Christmas gifts before the season comes to an end - although I plan on leaving my decorations up a little while longer to enjoy.  When do you take your decorations down?My family was very good to me... ... Read more »
  • An Outing to Imlay City, MI
    I was supposed to have some ladies for tea today, but due to an illness we had to reschedule.  Last night while looking through estate sale notifications and pictures, I came across a sale in Imlay City with items that piqued my interest.  The ad read, 'A Beautiful Victorian Sale!' with... Read more »
  • An Outing to Frankenmuth
    One of our Christmas presents from our son, Jeremy, and his family was a gift card to Zehnder's Restaurant in Frankenmuth, MI [about 85 miles north of where we live].   It's always so pretty there at Christmas time [very quaint German city] so we decided to make the drive today.  We... Read more »
  • Detroit Historical Museum - Hudson's Holidays Exhibit
    I belong to Facebook's J.L. Hudson's Department Store group, and recently read that the Detroit Historical Museum put together an exhibit titled Hudson's Holidays through December, with a "Free Sundays" promotion. Today was a beautiful clear day with a high of 41 degrees, and the last day to take advantage of "Free... Read more »
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    Silver Tips Tea - Silver Tips Tea Blog - Main

  • January is Hot Tea Month - Pour a Cup!
    January – a time for new beginnings, a fresh healthy start – perfect for National Hot Tea Month. It’s cold outside and a hot cup of tea can warm up your resolve and your body.  Here are some ways you can celebrate the versatility of Tea: BE MINDFUL WITH TEAMake... Read more »
  • Holiday Cheer from a Customer!
    Dear Anupa and your Staff,   My grand package of tea, beautifully packed, arrived while I was away for which, thank  you very much - and added thanks for the delicious chocolates that were included. They will be much enjoyed. I could not possible get through all that tea by... Read more »
  • Winner of a Free Tea of the Month Plan!
    In the early part of December, Silver Tips Tea wanted to spread a little holiday cheer. Every order was eligible for a FREE 3-Month Tea-of-the Month Subscription. We selected our winner at random this morning and we were so pleased to see that the winner is one of our long-time... Read more »
  • Don't Just Drink Tea, BREATHE It!
    "I was going to use Tea as Potpourri, but I didn't have the Scents." Tea: It's great to drink, and great to cook with. But there's plenty of other uses for Tea leaves. If you're like me, the first thing you do, even before you steep your favorite Tea, is... Read more »
  • Herbal Blends vs. Tea
    We're ever ready to educate our customers about the difference between Teas and Herbs. The confusion arises, of course, because of the common usage of the term 'Herbal Tea'. Well, if it says Tea, isn't it Tea? No. We use them like tea, we steep them like tea, we enjoy... Read more »
  • Tea Gifts - Samplers & Tea-of-the Month Club
     Despite the growing popularity of Tea, coffee continues to reign supreme.  And it is still easier to buy coffee as a gift rather than Tea.  Why?  First, coffee is more readily available.  Second, there are fewer choices when buying coffee.  And lastly, it seems familiar.  Not so with Tea.  Often,... Read more »
  • Durgi - Tea Plucker at Makaibari
    As you wind up the Pankhabari road towards Makaibari Estate in Darjeeling, you are mesmerized by the immense beauty stretching all around you. Steep hills lined with green tea bushes, women plucking leaves, winding trails through tea plantations and bamboo trees everywhere. The romance of the area fills the air.... Read more »
  • 3 Rules to Storing Tea
    Tea is a hardy item.  It keeps well. Nevertheless, you have to follow some simple rules in maintaining its flavor and integrity. The most basic is - no glass or plastic see-through jars. If you are buying your tea from a tea shop that keeps its tea in glass jars, change... Read more »
  • Toasted Almond - still in a class all its own!
    Toasted Almond, is a runaway favorite and our bestselling Fruit Tisane.  What is it with this blend!  If you've ever been to a Cinnabon bakery where they've just made a fresh batch of cinnamon rolls, then you will understand the very special invitation of Toasted Almond.  It is apples, and... Read more »
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    Seven Cups Tea Blog – Seven Cups

  • Teahouse Team Favorite Teas of 2021
    Newsletter Archive Jan. 14, 2022 Continuing with our 2021 retrospective, this week we bring you the personal favorites of our teahouse team: Da Fo Longjing (Big Buddha Dragon Well), Zi Ye Shu (Purple Leaf Shu Puer) and Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers) White Puer. 2022 marks 18 years of... Read more »
  • Warehouse Staff Favorite Teas from 2021
    Newsletter Archive Jan. 7, 2022 With the new year, we’ve found ourselves reflecting on the teas of 2021 and picking out some favorites. This weekend we’re featuring Rougui (Cassia Bark), Anji Hong, Mogan Huangya, and White Moonlight 2018. Each one of these teas is a personal favorite from the Seven... Read more »
  • To a new year, new tea, and old friendships.
    Newsletter Archive Dec. 31, 2021 With a close to the year, comes one final tea – Mr. Liu’s 2021 Da Hong Pao. This weekend, we’re featuring it and all of Wuyishan’s “four famous” rock wulong. That includes 2021’s production of Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe), Shui Jin Gui (Golden... Read more »
  • Everything it takes to bring you tea.
    Newsletter Archive Dec. 24, 2021 Behold! Some golden rays of light in the longest nights of the year: Golden Buds, Golden Peacock, Golden Guanyin, and Golden Leaf are featured this weekend. These black, green, and wulong teas are united by their names and glittering color, but widely different from each... Read more »
  • The last new micro-lot of the year is something colorful and different.
    Newsletter Archive Dec. 3, 2021 This year’s final microlot is here. Behold the unusual Zijuan Hong Purple Leaf Yunnan Black Tea.  It’s available now. If you’re a Tasting Flight subscriber, you’re guaranteed a bag in your December delivery. If you’re curious about these purple leaves, take note: this weekend we’re... Read more »
  • Chasing persistent excellence: 2021 Rock Wulong is here.
    Newsletter Archive Nov. 12, 2021 Like a cold snap of autumn, new Wuyi rock wulong is here. This weekend, we’re featuring three of our personal favorites from the new crop: Ba Xian (Eight Immortals), Rougui (Cassia Bark), and Que She (Sparrow’s Tongue). Toasty, sweet and complex. It’s what you need... Read more »
  • Puer tea from way off the beaten path
    Newsletter Archive Nov. 5, 2021 New puer teas just arrived, including several new additions to our catalog of sheng puer cakes: Xiaohuzhai 2019, Xinbanzhang 2019, and Jingmaishan (Jingmai Mountain) 2007. There’s even more new stuff on the site and there’s limited stock of a few old favorites too, including Youleshan... Read more »
  • Two Zhejiang teas, 20 years of memories.
    Newsletter Archive Oct. 15, 2021 People often ask us which tea is our personal favorite. Depending on the day and which one of us is talking, you’ll get one of 100 different answers. This may seem like a cop-out, but we drink it all. If we don’t like it, how... Read more »
  • Where is your tea? It’s on the way right now.
    Newsletter Archive Oct. 8, 2021 With a supply chain crisis in the news, it may not surprise you to find a number of your favorite teas out of stock. Fortunately, we have an optimistic forecast. For those interested in the buzz around the tea supply chain, read on. If you’re... Read more »
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    Pique Blog

  • The Case of Chair vs Floor
    A better metabolism. Stronger core. More flexible hips. Not a new workout trend. These are some benefits of sitting – properly. But isn’t sitting really bad for us? All those headlines about sitting being the new smoking… Turns out, all sitting is not created equal. Sitting in a chair = bad for you Sitting... Read more »
  • The Stress Cure In Your Ears
    The word “noise” comes from the Latin word for “nausea.” While you ponder that, imagine this: You’re lying on the beach enjoying the soothing sound of crashing waves — maybe the muffled sound of a dog barking or birds chirping — when a Boeing 737 screams by overhead. A little jarring, no? See, the sounds... Read more »
  • What’s In Your Air?
    What Are You Putting In Your Air? We’re swimming in fragrance – sometimes without even knowing it. Nearly 3 in 4 Americans “freshen” the air in their homes, cars, or offices with sprays, plug-ins, beads, hanging trees, potpourri, diffusers, and candles.¹ Where’s the harm in that? Well, the harm could be... Read more »
  • Mobility Exercise Library
      Nothing says confidence like good posture and a body that moves well. If you spend too much time hunched over a screen (don’t we all!), try these targeted moves to stay agile and radiant. * New moves added weekly! * Chair Thoracic Opener It doesn’t take complicated movements to counteract... Read more »
  • What Is Earthing And Can It Improve Your Health?
    More energy, a better mood, and even pain relief… … what if you could get all that just from walking barefoot on the Earth? Dirt, grass, sand — take your pick! It might sound silly, but can you remember the last time you even did that? It sure isn’t the... Read more »
  • Festive Earl Grey Bourbon Punch
    For a festive recipe that will brighten spirits throughout the holiday season, reach for this apple cranberry punch with robust citrus notes from earl grey tea! The soothing aroma of earl grey tea pairs perfectly with caramel notes of bourbon, crisp apple and tangy cranberries in this holiday-inspired punch. No... Read more »
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    Tea Drops - Blog

  • Mixing Your Tea Drops
    Ready to take your Tea Drops magic up a notch?! Try combining different Tea Drops flavors and varieties together to make delicious new tea creations! The possibilities are endless, but below are a few of our personal faves. Don't forget to tag us on social with your fun combinations! We can't... Read more »
  • How to Make a Tea Latte
    Tea Drops are delicious as plain tea — but you're missing out if you have yet to try our teas as tea lattes! Below are some recipes and videos for you to try out at home or at the office!   WITH A FROTHER  View this post on Instagram A post... Read more »
  • How to Tea Drop
    HOW TO TEA DROP Drop, Stir, Enjoy! Tea Drops are organic, ground leaf teas and herbs that are pressed into fun shapes. They melt in water — like a bath bomb, except it’s tea! Swirl cup gently while consuming to capture every prebiotic-filled sip or filter out at the end — it's... Read more »
  • Must-try Holiday Celebration Cocktail + Mocktail Recipes
    It's the coziest time of year! We've put together some of our favorite holiday tea mocktail and cocktail creations featuring some of our best selling Tea Drops varieties! Whether you're hosting a gathering with loved ones, or curling up on the couch with your favorite holiday movies, these recipes will help bring out... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 6: Hello Kitty!
    Introducing our Hello Kitty x Tea Drops Collection! Let us take you on a nostalgic journey back to our childhood obsessions for all things Hello Kitty! Enjoy our new Apple Pie a la mode, Strawberry Matcha, and English Breakfast Tea Drops representing our shared pastimes: travel, friendship, sweets....and tea time!... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 1: Hawaii!
    Welcome to Hawaii! The spirit of aloha – being in the presence of and sharing the essence of life – teaches us lessons of peace, kindness, compassion and responsibility to future generations. These lessons are expressed through chant, music, hula, art and other cultural practices, and through the warm, genuine... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 9: India!
    Welcome to India! One of the oldest and most popular drinks in India, is more than just a cup of tea – Chai is an integral part of the rhythm of life. Masala Chai (masala = spice, chai = tea) is made by boiling black assam tea, spices, milk and... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 8: China!
    Welcome to China! Ginger tea has a long history as a traditional drink and herbal medicine in China and throughout Asia due to the medicinal health benefits that the ginger root provides. The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China, having originated there during the Tang Dynasty.... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 7: England!
    Welcome to England! Since the 18th century, England has been one of the world’s largest tea consumers, and was instrumental in spreading tea from China to India! Earl Grey tea originated in England and is a black tea flavored with oil from the rind of bergamot orange. Want a holiday... Read more »
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    Tea Drops - Blog

  • Mixing Your Tea Drops
    Ready to take your Tea Drops magic up a notch?! Try combining different Tea Drops flavors and varieties together to make delicious new tea creations! The possibilities are endless, but below are a few of our personal faves. Don't forget to tag us on social with your fun combinations! We can't... Read more »
  • How to Make a Tea Latte
    Tea Drops are delicious as plain tea — but you're missing out if you have yet to try our teas as tea lattes! Below are some recipes and videos for you to try out at home or at the office!   WITH A FROTHER  View this post on Instagram A post... Read more »
  • How to Tea Drop
    HOW TO TEA DROP Drop, Stir, Enjoy! Tea Drops are organic, ground leaf teas and herbs that are pressed into fun shapes. They melt in water — like a bath bomb, except it’s tea! Swirl cup gently while consuming to capture every prebiotic-filled sip or filter out at the end — it's... Read more »
  • Must-try Holiday Celebration Cocktail + Mocktail Recipes
    It's the coziest time of year! We've put together some of our favorite holiday tea mocktail and cocktail creations featuring some of our best selling Tea Drops varieties! Whether you're hosting a gathering with loved ones, or curling up on the couch with your favorite holiday movies, these recipes will help bring out... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 6: Hello Kitty!
    Introducing our Hello Kitty x Tea Drops Collection! Let us take you on a nostalgic journey back to our childhood obsessions for all things Hello Kitty! Enjoy our new Apple Pie a la mode, Strawberry Matcha, and English Breakfast Tea Drops representing our shared pastimes: travel, friendship, sweets....and tea time!... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 1: Hawaii!
    Welcome to Hawaii! The spirit of aloha – being in the presence of and sharing the essence of life – teaches us lessons of peace, kindness, compassion and responsibility to future generations. These lessons are expressed through chant, music, hula, art and other cultural practices, and through the warm, genuine... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 9: India!
    Welcome to India! One of the oldest and most popular drinks in India, is more than just a cup of tea – Chai is an integral part of the rhythm of life. Masala Chai (masala = spice, chai = tea) is made by boiling black assam tea, spices, milk and... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 8: China!
    Welcome to China! Ginger tea has a long history as a traditional drink and herbal medicine in China and throughout Asia due to the medicinal health benefits that the ginger root provides. The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China, having originated there during the Tang Dynasty.... Read more »
  • Tea Drops Adventure Day 7: England!
    Welcome to England! Since the 18th century, England has been one of the world’s largest tea consumers, and was instrumental in spreading tea from China to India! Earl Grey tea originated in England and is a black tea flavored with oil from the rind of bergamot orange. Want a holiday... Read more »
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    RateTea: All Tea Reviews

  • Review of Steven Smith Teamaker Portland Breakfast No.1851 by JGS1122
    The aroma has a earthiness from the Pu-erh and the Keemun. The liquor is a deep brown (5min). Flavor is nice, mild, with a slight sweet after taste. Very enjoyable.... Read more »
  • Review of Steven Smith Teamaker Assam No.49 by JGS1122
    Great aroma, spicy and earthy. Liquor brews to a dark brown (5mins). Good flavor with just a slight malty after taste. Classic Assam.... Read more »
  • Review of Steven Smith Teamaker British Brunch No.18 by JGS1122
    The aroma is earthy with a slight fruitiness. The liquor brews (5min) to a deep brown color. Flavor is good, with no real highlights or after taste. Easy to sip.... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Upton Mist Valley Estate Second Flush by Trailesque
    This is for the 2020 vintage. For some reason, for me at least, when it comes to teas, higher prices do not necessarily mean a more satisfying tea. Usually it means more subtle nuances of flavor and aroma. This moderately expensive tea is an example of what I mean. It... Read more »
  • Review of Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd Wedding Blend by Tchuggin' Okie
    Reviewing the loose version here, but I've got a 10-bag sampler pack too, and don't notice any appreciable difference between them in terms of aroma or flavor. This is another among numerous green-black tea blends Murchie's makes (in this case also with roses, cornflowers and jasmine). They largely have mastered... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Upton East Frisian Sunday Tea by Trailesque
    This is a medium strength tea with some light, woody tannins. It goes best with milk, but it works with lemon and sugar also. It has vanilla in it, and that helps give it a nice aroma, and has a subtle impact on the flavor. Overall, it is a good,... Read more »
  • Review of Great Value Decaffeinated Black Tea by Tchuggin' Okie
    Brought home from a low-grade motel somewhere in southwestern New Mexico, this tea wasn't high on my priority list to try. Cheap motels are that way for a reason—well, several reasons—one being those that do bother to offer tea often buy cheap tea in bulk from Wal-Mart. The nearest Wal-Mart... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Old South Meeting House Breakfast Blend by Trailesque
    This was a special release from Upton, meant to be a replica of one of the teas tossed overboard during the Boston Tea Party. It is a blend of China Congou and Chinese Bohea - the latter is a new one for me. It originates in the Wuyi Mountains and... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Upton Cacao Kisses Colombian Black Tea by Trailesque
    Here is a successful marriage of black tea with cacao. When drunk with milk and sugar, a pleasant chocolate flavor emerges that blends well with the base tea, which (surpise!) one can taste. This is a nice treat from Upton.... Read more »
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    RateTea: All Tea Reviews

  • Review of Steven Smith Teamaker Portland Breakfast No.1851 by JGS1122
    The aroma has a earthiness from the Pu-erh and the Keemun. The liquor is a deep brown (5min). Flavor is nice, mild, with a slight sweet after taste. Very enjoyable.... Read more »
  • Review of Steven Smith Teamaker Assam No.49 by JGS1122
    Great aroma, spicy and earthy. Liquor brews to a dark brown (5mins). Good flavor with just a slight malty after taste. Classic Assam.... Read more »
  • Review of Steven Smith Teamaker British Brunch No.18 by JGS1122
    The aroma is earthy with a slight fruitiness. The liquor brews (5min) to a deep brown color. Flavor is good, with no real highlights or after taste. Easy to sip.... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Upton Mist Valley Estate Second Flush by Trailesque
    This is for the 2020 vintage. For some reason, for me at least, when it comes to teas, higher prices do not necessarily mean a more satisfying tea. Usually it means more subtle nuances of flavor and aroma. This moderately expensive tea is an example of what I mean. It... Read more »
  • Review of Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd Wedding Blend by Tchuggin' Okie
    Reviewing the loose version here, but I've got a 10-bag sampler pack too, and don't notice any appreciable difference between them in terms of aroma or flavor. This is another among numerous green-black tea blends Murchie's makes (in this case also with roses, cornflowers and jasmine). They largely have mastered... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Upton East Frisian Sunday Tea by Trailesque
    This is a medium strength tea with some light, woody tannins. It goes best with milk, but it works with lemon and sugar also. It has vanilla in it, and that helps give it a nice aroma, and has a subtle impact on the flavor. Overall, it is a good,... Read more »
  • Review of Great Value Decaffeinated Black Tea by Tchuggin' Okie
    Brought home from a low-grade motel somewhere in southwestern New Mexico, this tea wasn't high on my priority list to try. Cheap motels are that way for a reason—well, several reasons—one being those that do bother to offer tea often buy cheap tea in bulk from Wal-Mart. The nearest Wal-Mart... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Old South Meeting House Breakfast Blend by Trailesque
    This was a special release from Upton, meant to be a replica of one of the teas tossed overboard during the Boston Tea Party. It is a blend of China Congou and Chinese Bohea - the latter is a new one for me. It originates in the Wuyi Mountains and... Read more »
  • Review of Upton Tea Imports Upton Cacao Kisses Colombian Black Tea by Trailesque
    Here is a successful marriage of black tea with cacao. When drunk with milk and sugar, a pleasant chocolate flavor emerges that blends well with the base tea, which (surpise!) one can taste. This is a nice treat from Upton.... Read more »
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    Eco-Cha Teas - News

  • VideoEco-Farmed GABA Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    Batch 74, six plus years of sourcing singular batch teas to share with the Eco-Cha Tea Club each month ... And we find ourselves just sitting and staring at these dried leaves.... Reminding us that we are not at all tired of exploring the world of boutique tea, and sharing... Read more »
  • VideoEco-Farmed GABA Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    Batch 74 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is an Eco-Farmed GABA Oolong Tea. We coined the term Eco-Farmed to represent tea that is sourced from a certified organic tea farm, without representing the certification itself. This farm is not only certified organic, but it is managed with the most natural farming methods... Read more »
  • VideoTop 5 Taiwan Teas in 2021 | Eco-Cha Teas
    Taiwan many kinds of tea but have you ever wondered what's the most popular? Well, we've compiled an overview of our top 5 best selling Taiwan Teas of 2021 to offer some perspective on the popular names in Taiwan Tea.More... Read more »
  • VideoLimited Edition Taiwan Tea Launch | Eco-Cha Teas
    Eco-Cha is launching a new category of Taiwan Tea in our store! More often than not, our favorite teas are only available in small quantities. This means that they are likely to sell out occasionally, until we are able to procure the next batch. Each batch is noticeably different from... Read more »
  • VideoAlishan Jin Xuan Osmanthus Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Teas
    Batch 73 begins our seventh year of the Eco-Cha Tea Club, and we get to celebrate the occasion with a type of tea we've never sourced before. It's a soothing, delicate, yet full-bodied character of tea that combines a classic top quality Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong with fresh... Read more »
  • VideoAlishan Jin Xuan Osmanthus Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
    Our friend's mom and aunties picked thousands of Osmanthus blooms by hand last month in order to make special batches of flower blended tea. He related how decades ago, when Taiwan High Mountain Tea first became popular, it was often described as having an Osmanthus flower fragrance.More... Read more »
  • VideoTop 3 Taiwan Tea Hybrid Cultivars | Eco-Cha Teas
    Taiwan's Tea Research and Extension Station has produced dozens of hybrid tea cultivars. But there are three hybrid cultivars created in Taiwan which are by far the most popular. These are Jin Xuan (Tai Cha #12), Tsui Yu (Tai Cha #13), and Four Seasons Spring.More... Read more »
  • VideoWenshan Baozhong Winter Tea 2021 | Eco-Cha Teas
    Wenshan Baozhong is perhaps the most historical Taiwan tea. Originating in Fujian, China — it was initially exported to Europe and America in the 1800's. It is also the predecessor of Taiwan's famous High Mountain Tea in the sense it is a lightly oxidized, unroasted tea.More... Read more »
  • VideoBi Luo Chun Green Tea Winter 2021 | Eco-Cha Teas
    Just like our spring procurement, we were inspired to purchase the entire batch of tea! We continue to be surprised by how much we enjoy this specialty Green Tea, having been so immersed in Taiwanese Oolongs for decades. It has a distinct character with a substantial flavor profile that does... Read more »
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    Numi Tea Blog

  • Purpose Activators: Finding Passion off the Beaten Path
    Activating Purpose doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with seemingly small moments. From nurturing your body to simple acts of kindness, every decision you make ripples outwards. When you live with intention every day, even in the most basic ways, it changes you and affects everything around you. How do you... Read more »
  • Drinking Chocolate Mochi Brownies
    Adapted from one of our favorite blogs, Cooking Therapy, these delicious mochi brownies use our Dash of Salt Drinking Chocolate crumbles in place of standard dark chocolate to make a gooey, decadent ganache that’s packed with cacao. Read on for the full recipe.   We used Mochiko sweet rice flower... Read more »
  • Dots Lived On Purpose
    I received an email newsletter from a friend recently that reminded me of a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago on the eve of launching our brand refresh. In it, I talked about connecting the dots –  the moments in our lives that bring us meaning and... Read more »
  • Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea Spritzer
    Shine your inner light On Purpose. Connect your heart and mind with Numi’s Hibiscus tea, a bright, floral blend that tastes good, feels good and does good so you can activate purpose inside and out. A Dreamy Floral Tea A sweet surprise of tanginess envelops the flavor of our heart-warming... Read more »
  • Slurp Like Everyone Is Watching
    The backstory behind our new brand campaign Earlier this year, Numi did something we’ve never done in our 22 years of existence: we hired an advertising agency. With the exception of my husband, an amazing designer and marketer who thought up the Together for H2OPE campaign, and a few longtime... Read more »
  • Why Radical Change is the Only Safe Solution for our Planet
    Growing up in the West, I loved a good road trip, the kind with unplanned camping stops along the way, arriving at your destination with smears of insect life—orange, yellow, green, maybe a stray wing—evidence of the wildness having been traversed. A lot could be said of the wantonness of... Read more »
  • NPR’s How I Built This with Numi Founders Ahmed Rahim and Reem Hassani
      From Baghdad, Iraq to a 600-square-foot apartment in Oakland, California, follow the incredible journey of Numi’s co-founders Ahmed Rahim and Reem Hassani as they created the labor of love that is Numi. Ahmed and Reem were interviewed on NPR’s hit business podcast, How I Built This, where they opened... Read more »
  • Buy One, Give One to Help Seniors Stay Healthy
    For every box of tea purchased from June 23-30, 2021, we’ll give one box of Immune Support tea to a senior in need The pandemic has hit all Americans incredibly hard. Today one in three American families is food insecure, and we’ve seen a 70% surge in demand on US... Read more »
  • Cold Brew Tea: Tips, Tricks & Favorites
    Cold-brewing tea is like making overnight oats. The magic happens while you’re asleep. You combine your ingredients the night before and – voilà – in the morning you wake up to something delicious. Minimum effort, maximum results. Like coffee, cold-brewing tea can lead to a brighter, more complex flavor than... Read more »
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    Tea Blog

  • Celebrate National Milk Day
    In the 90s there were commercials for Got Milk? which promoted the consumption of dairy milk to a young audience. They even included celebrities sporting milk mustaches in print ads. Now, although the era of Got Milk? is over, it’s not been forgotten. In fact, there’s still a day devoted... Read more »
  • Roasted Holiday Brussel Sprouts
    As a kid, I absolutely HATED brussel sprouts. They were always boiled and they tasted gross. Some melted butter and a bit of salt and they were slightly more tolerable but still nasty. They were demonized in 90s television so I felt I wasn’t alone in my hatred of brussel... Read more »
  • What a Spread!
    Parties and get-togethers are swinging this holiday season, especially a year after many people were unable to see their loved ones in the past year and a half. Thanks to vaccines, holiday parties are possible again. If you plan to hold a holiday dinner or party, try a few of... Read more »
  • DIY Gift Baskets
    English Tea Store has always carried pre-made gift baskets. But if you have no idea what kind of gift basket to give someone or don’t see it on our website, why not make your own gift basket? Try a few of these ideas: Bubble Tea Gift Drinking bubble tea is... Read more »
  • New Holiday Teas!
    For years there have been classic signature tea blends like Swiss Hot Chocolate, Holiday Spice, and Vienna Egg Nog to mark the holiday season but now some new teas have come to the English Tea Store. Try some of these teas and make a new tradition today! Let Candy Cane... Read more »
  • The Christmas Shop is Open!
    Our Christmas shop is open for the season! Prepare for the holiday season and get ahead of your Christmas shopping by getting your Christmas goodies and tea now! Here’s what’s in store for the 2021 holiday season: Christmas candy is the most popular category in Christmas. Even if the recipient... Read more »
  • A Toast to You
    It is said that the Egyptians were the first to make toast but the British mastered it. Toast is absolutely adored in the British Isles. So much that there are even toast restaurants in London! Meanwhile, toast has been rising in popularity in the US thanks to the avocado toast... Read more »
  • Inspiring Halloween Tea
    Celebrate Halloween with our spine-chilling tea blends!  Our Rocky Horror Spice Flavored Tea is like it’s namesake, the Rocky Horror Picture Show; spicy and sure to move you. This blend is our famous pumpkin spice tea blend with hibiscus, rose hip, rooibos, cinnamon, apple and orange with tiny pieces of... Read more »
  • Tea in East Frisia
    Have you heard of East Frisian tea? You probably haven’t. With the recent celebration of Oktoberfest, it got me wondering about how Germans drink their tea. My research then led me to the East Frisians and their tea culture. So who are the East Frisians? East Frisians are a Germanic... Read more »
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    Tea Blog

  • Celebrate National Milk Day
    In the 90s there were commercials for Got Milk? which promoted the consumption of dairy milk to a young audience. They even included celebrities sporting milk mustaches in print ads. Now, although the era of Got Milk? is over, it’s not been forgotten. In fact, there’s still a day devoted... Read more »
  • Roasted Holiday Brussel Sprouts
    As a kid, I absolutely HATED brussel sprouts. They were always boiled and they tasted gross. Some melted butter and a bit of salt and they were slightly more tolerable but still nasty. They were demonized in 90s television so I felt I wasn’t alone in my hatred of brussel... Read more »
  • What a Spread!
    Parties and get-togethers are swinging this holiday season, especially a year after many people were unable to see their loved ones in the past year and a half. Thanks to vaccines, holiday parties are possible again. If you plan to hold a holiday dinner or party, try a few of... Read more »
  • DIY Gift Baskets
    English Tea Store has always carried pre-made gift baskets. But if you have no idea what kind of gift basket to give someone or don’t see it on our website, why not make your own gift basket? Try a few of these ideas: Bubble Tea Gift Drinking bubble tea is... Read more »
  • New Holiday Teas!
    For years there have been classic signature tea blends like Swiss Hot Chocolate, Holiday Spice, and Vienna Egg Nog to mark the holiday season but now some new teas have come to the English Tea Store. Try some of these teas and make a new tradition today! Let Candy Cane... Read more »
  • The Christmas Shop is Open!
    Our Christmas shop is open for the season! Prepare for the holiday season and get ahead of your Christmas shopping by getting your Christmas goodies and tea now! Here’s what’s in store for the 2021 holiday season: Christmas candy is the most popular category in Christmas. Even if the recipient... Read more »
  • A Toast to You
    It is said that the Egyptians were the first to make toast but the British mastered it. Toast is absolutely adored in the British Isles. So much that there are even toast restaurants in London! Meanwhile, toast has been rising in popularity in the US thanks to the avocado toast... Read more »
  • Inspiring Halloween Tea
    Celebrate Halloween with our spine-chilling tea blends!  Our Rocky Horror Spice Flavored Tea is like it’s namesake, the Rocky Horror Picture Show; spicy and sure to move you. This blend is our famous pumpkin spice tea blend with hibiscus, rose hip, rooibos, cinnamon, apple and orange with tiny pieces of... Read more »
  • Tea in East Frisia
    Have you heard of East Frisian tea? You probably haven’t. With the recent celebration of Oktoberfest, it got me wondering about how Germans drink their tea. My research then led me to the East Frisians and their tea culture. So who are the East Frisians? East Frisians are a Germanic... Read more »
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    The Cup of Life

  • At the Tea Table with Tami Kowal of Mindful Tea Queen
    The Mindful Tea Queen shared her first tea memory with her grandma, tips on how to create your own tea sanctuary at home and go-to tea shops in Seattle, Washington. The post At the Tea Table with Tami Kowal of Mindful Tea Queen appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Peanut Butter Hojicha Latte
    It’s time for another fun hojicha latte recipe! This one was inspired by breakfast, or more specifically, tea and… The post Peanut Butter Hojicha Latte appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Jasmine Green Tea Mimosa
    A warm cup of tea goes great with brunch but it doesn’t have to be the only way to… The post Jasmine Green Tea Mimosa appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Birthday Cake Scones
    These birthday cake scones are perfect for celebrations. Sprinkled with bright colours, swirled with classic vanilla cake flavour and topped with creamy icing. The post Birthday Cake Scones appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Peppermint Matcha Latte
    The winter and holiday seasons are filled with so many delightful flavours. One of my personal favourites is peppermint.… The post Peppermint Matcha Latte appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
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    The Cup of Life

  • At the Tea Table with Tami Kowal of Mindful Tea Queen
    The Mindful Tea Queen shared her first tea memory with her grandma, tips on how to create your own tea sanctuary at home and go-to tea shops in Seattle, Washington. The post At the Tea Table with Tami Kowal of Mindful Tea Queen appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Peanut Butter Hojicha Latte
    It’s time for another fun hojicha latte recipe! This one was inspired by breakfast, or more specifically, tea and… The post Peanut Butter Hojicha Latte appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Jasmine Green Tea Mimosa
    A warm cup of tea goes great with brunch but it doesn’t have to be the only way to… The post Jasmine Green Tea Mimosa appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Birthday Cake Scones
    These birthday cake scones are perfect for celebrations. Sprinkled with bright colours, swirled with classic vanilla cake flavour and topped with creamy icing. The post Birthday Cake Scones appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
  • Peppermint Matcha Latte
    The winter and holiday seasons are filled with so many delightful flavours. One of my personal favourites is peppermint.… The post Peppermint Matcha Latte appeared first on The Cup of Life.... Read more »
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    Japanese Green Tea Co. - Japanese Green Tea and Health

  • VideoSamurai and Tea
    How Tea Affected Japanese Warriors and Why they Used Green Tea – History of Japan explained by Obachan, the Grandma of ChaCha. Obachan explains Boy Kei the history - Watch the video to find out.More... Read more »
  • Gokuzyo Aracha Tea Package Design Contest Result
    Thank you very much for participating in Gokuzyo Aracha Japanese Green Tea Package Design Contest. Here is the story of how the design evolved with your input and the result of the contest. More... Read more »
  • VideoWhat is Issaku? Explained in One Minute
    Issaku Reserve is a proud masterpiece of premium green tea created by Farm Master Mr. Arahata at Arahataen Green Tea Farm. If you are looking for the best, traditional, and authentic Japanese green tea online, you have found it.More... Read more »
  • GREEN TEA DURING PREGNANCY: IS IT SAFE?
    Is Green Tea bad for a pregnant woman?  Green Tea has numerous health benefits, but could that change when a woman is pregnant?  Keep reading to find out whether green tea is safe for a pregnant woman to drink. More... Read more »
  • 10 green tea mistakes: Don’t do these mistakes when brewing green tea
    Green tea tastes great, especially when you try a sample of it on groceries and tea festivals. When you got home and brewed your tea, the result is having a bitter green tea or just a drinkable tea that lacks flavor. Cheer up! You just did not know how to... Read more »
  • Japanese Green Tea Co. Starts Free Shipping to Canadian Customers
    Canadian customers now enjoy free shipping of our popular Japanese green tea products. Here is the list of items.  We also offer free shipping via Amazon Prime Canada. Click here to access our storefront on Amazon Canada.More... Read more »
  • How to Brew Tea in Space
    My dream from childhood is to go to space. Japanese billionaire of Zozotown, Yusaku Maezawa went to space and brew a cup of tea.  Here is more detail and video about brewing tea in the space!  I hope in our lifetime you and I can do this too! More... Read more »
  • Is Tea Bag Tea Lower Quality Than Loose Leaf Tea? - Yes or No? - Green Tea Quiz
    Is Tea Bag Tea Lower Quality  Than  Loose Leaf  Tea? This article will focus on one of the other big debates about tea, and that is whether loose leaf tea is truly always better than bagged tea as some people claim. Unfortunately, the truth is this answer isn’t always as... Read more »
  • Does Roasting Green Tea (Hojicha) Make It Less Healthy?
    Does roasting green tea (hojicha) make green tea healthier or less healthy? We answer this question and many more in this post.More... Read more »
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    teakruthi - Tea break

  • Is Peach Tea Good For You?
    Peach tea is known to be a rejuvenating alternative to regular teas, especially during summer. It holds an excellent reputation among tea lovers for adding flavor as well as enhancing the... [Read more on our website]... Read more »
  • 9 Wonderful Lemon Balm Tea Benefits + Easy Recipe
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  • How To Choose The Best Matcha Tea?
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