GIFT: Grounds & Hounds Coffee

Grounds & Hounds is the perfect coffee brand for dog lovers. “Every pound saves a hound,” the company says: 20% of all profits generated by Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. are used to fund innovative and impactful rescue programs throughout the country. The mission is to eradicate unnecessary animal euthanasia and improve animal welfare, and…
Continue reading “GIFT: Grounds & Hounds Coffee”

TIP OF THE DAY: Hibiscus Iced Tea

Hibiscus is a flower (photo #2) that is brewed into an herbal tea, a caffeine-free tea also called a tisane. Tisanes are infusions of flowers, herbs, roots, spices, or other plant material. Long used in homeopathic medicine, they are now enjoyed by people seeking a caffeine-free beverage.     THE TASTE OF HIBISCUS We first…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Hibiscus Iced Tea”

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Thai Iced Tea

[1] Thai iced tea. In her version, Wife Mama Foodie uses coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. Here’s her recipe (photo © Wife Mama Foodie). [2] The tea bags are available in boxes of 20 from Amazon and Walmart (photo © Wangderm).   Thai iced tea, known as cha-yen (cha is the word for tea),…
Continue reading “TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Thai Iced Tea”

TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Tea

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 that blend their own teas. Butterfly pea flower tea is made by steeping…
Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Blue Tea”