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From One Tea Novice to Another

“Can I get the tea? Even though it’s $1.25 more on the bill?” I remember asking this on the infrequent, though treasured occasions that we would go out for Chinese food when I was a kid.  It was hot, and of course I loaded it with sugar. Years later I would meet my husband and be introduced to an actual iced-tea making machine.  I thought that for sure you must have to use something fancy to make iced tea, but quickly found out that the family’s tea of choice was good ol’ Red Rose.  The kind that comes in a box full of about 100 bags of tea with a porcelain figurine, are you familiar?  Again, like the Chinese restaurant...

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Tea for What Ails You

Did you know there is a tea or tisane for almost anything that may be troubling you? We wanted to share some our favorite remedies for common ailments, in hopes that you might be able to get some relief as well. Let us know if you've got any secret tea weapons that we don't mention here and we can share them later. Headaches If you suffer from headaches and migraines you know that you'll try just about anything to get the pain to go away. But did you know that tea can help? First of all, the caffeine in tea has been shown to be beneficial for headache pain because it can control the blood flow. Ginger and peppermint, common ingredients...

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Updates, Updates, Updates - Lots of new things in the store!

So much has happened for us in the last couple months we're not even quite sure where to begin. I continue to be astonished at how lucky we are to be doing what we do! First of all, we're thrilled to announce that we now have an 8-head Kombucha tower in the store. Growlers are also available. We've got the largest selection of Kombucha on tap in NCW, so come on in and give it a try. It's free to taste!  Second, we've got a new Store Manager and we think she's pretty awesome! We could not possibly be happier to have her. If you haven't been in to meet Mary Lou, stop by and say hi. We think you'll agree...

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How to Find Your Perfect Tea

The way Americans buy tea is changing. Fading away are the days we drop nondescript black tea bags into pitchers of water to make our single known form of "iced tea." We now know that any tea can be an iced tea if we want it to be! Instead of tossing boxes of teabags into our cart during routine excursions to the grocery store, we are beginning to make tea buying an excursion in itself, sampling different styles and flavors, and learning their origins and health benefits. Tea is transforming from a drink into a hobby, a passion, a lifestyle. So, where do you start? The first step in selecting your tea is knowing what you are buying it for....

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Chá Tea in the bag

Tea has been consumed on record for thousands of years, and is the second most consumed beverage in the world (outranked only by water), but here in the United States, its gain in popularity is relatively recent. Of all the countries in the world, the U.S. is currently ranked 69th in tea consumption, and much research still lists soda as the leading beverage in our nation. However, a recent article in the Washington Post reports that Americans drink 20% more tea now than they did in 2000, and it looks like this trend is steadily on the rise.For the majority of Americans, the tea drinking experience traditionally involves buying a box of teabags at the supermarket or ordering a tea...

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