TIP OF THE DAY: Red, White & Blue Iced Tea For July 4th

Today’s tip comes via one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. It’s blue tea, an herbal tea from Thailand that made its way here a few years ago. It still remains largely under the radar, except at artisan tea shops and some spas. The blue tea is steeped from the butterfly pea flower…
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FOOD FUN: Chocolate For The Poker Player

Know how to hold ‘em, fold ‘em, or eat ‘em (photo © Woodhouse Chocolate).   For the poker player, two edible chips from Woodhouse Chocolate, an artisanal chocolatier in the Napa Valley. Actually, their Poker Chip Peanut Butter Cups. Specially decorated in a card suit motif and presented in a poker chip styled box; as…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFTS: Koloa Single-Batch Rum & Round Barn Mint Chocolate Cream Liqueur

[1] Koloa 12-Barrel Select Hawaiian Rum: heavenly (photo © Koloa Rum). [2] Round Barn Winery’s Mint Chocolate Cream is a delight for any chocolate lover [of drinking age] (photo © Round Barn Winery).   We taste lots of spirits, and most of them are delicious. But we’re not a spirits website, so we only write…
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