Friday, March 27, 2015

Tea of the Day - ASSAM

According to, March 27 is Spanish Paella Day!  You can celebrate the spirit of Spain with this Black Tea & Chicken Paella recipe shared from The flavors of mango and black tea give this dish its robust character.

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons black tea
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 cup water chestnut
  • 1 red chili or 1 pepper
  • 1 onion ( finely chopped)
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 cup dried mango
  • 1 kg chicken drumstick, or
  • 1 1/2 kg chicken wings

  1. Heat the oil in a Paella dish. Add the chicken and then cook until nearly done.
  2. Add the onions, chilli, mangos and stir occasionally.
  3. Pour rice, 2 cups of water and the tea into the paella dish. Stir frequently.
  4. Once the first lot of water is mostly absorbed, add the next two cups, again stir frequently.
  5. Once all of that liquid has been absorbed, add the wine, by this point chicken should be cooked through and rice should be nearly done.
  6. When the rice is done, add the peas and water chestnuts.
  7. Stir everything through until peas and water chestnuts are hot and crispy and then serve.

We've chose our mild Assam as the key ingredient for this tasty recipe
Assam - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
A tippy and malty black tea, full-bodied and robust. Great straight black or accommodates milk and/or sweetener well

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tea of the day - DECAF LADY'S RESPITE

Sometimes you want something special at the moment, but without the side effects hours later. This delightful decaf boasts the flavors of both Bergamot and flowers, all in a soothing caffeine-free blend.
Decaf Lady's Respite - $8.95/2oz, $12.95/4oz, $20.95/8oz
Black decaffeinated tea, traditional Earl Grey with a touch of floral essence

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tea of the day - BLUEBERRY

In honor of our Doctor Who themed tea event today, we're featuring TARDIS BLUEberry tea.  
It's truly out of this world.

Blueberry - $7.95/2oz pkg, $11.95/4oz pkg, $19.95/8oz pkg
Black tea with a mouth-watering blueberry aroma and flavors 

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tea of the day - HAWAIIAN SUNSET

Sunsets soothe and calm us body and soul. Tea does the same. Our Hawaiian Sunset doubles the tranquility with an aromatic blend of green tea, tropical flavors and hibiscus. 

Pour a cup and watch your cares flow out with the tide.

Hawaiian Sunset - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Blend of green tea, tropical flavors and hibiscus

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring 2015 - New Flavors

Introducing our newest flavors!


Caramel Chai - $7.95/2oz pkg, $11.95/4oz pkg, $19.95/8oz pkg
Flavored black tea with caramel pieces and chai spices

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Golden Apple Spice - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Green tea, apple pieces, cinnamon, rose, safflower petals and natural flavors

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Green Tea Chai - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Green tea with coriander, cumin, sweet fennel, cinnamon, cardamom, curry and lemongrass

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Hawaiian Sunset - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Blend of green tea, tropical flavors and hibiscus

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Apple Cider Herbal - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Flavored fruit tea blend of apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, cinnamon, apple slices, almond, rosehips and star anise

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Caramelized Pear - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Blend of nuts, honey, caramel pieces and baked pear pieces

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Caramel Toffee Oolong - $9.95/2oz pkg, $13.95/4oz pkg, $21.95/8oz pkg
Oolong tea, hazelnut brittle, caramel pieces and flavorings. Contains nuts and milk products

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Rooibos Campfire - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Rooibos, cinnamon chips, almond bits, orange peel, orange spice flavor and sweet cinnamon

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Caramel Macchiato - $8.95/2oz pkg, $12.95/4oz pkg, $20.95/8oz pkg
Honey bush, caramel pieces and flavors

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Camellia Sinensis - the plant of global joy

Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring boiling hot water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The term also refers to the plant itself. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many people enjoy.

Consumption of tea (especially green) is beneficial to health and longevity given its antioxidant, flavanols, flavonoids, polyphenols, and catechins content. Tea catechins have known anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective activities, help to regulate food intake, and have an affinity for cannabinoid receptors, which may suppress pain and nausea, and provide calming effects.

Consumption of green tea is associated with a lower risk of diseases that cause functional disability, such as “stroke, cognitive impairment, and osteoporosis” in the elderly.

Tea contains L-theanine, and its consumption is strongly associated with a calm but alert and focused, relatively productive (alpha wave dominant), mental state in humans. This mental state is also common to meditative practice.

The phrase herbal tea usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs made without the tea plant, such as rosehip tea or chamomile tea. Alternative phrases for this are tisane or herbal infusion, both bearing an implied contrast with "tea" as it is construed here.

[source: Wikipedia]

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fall back with a smile

"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." 
~William Cullen Bryant

Once again it's time to Fall back -- Enjoy the Fall!