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…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Brew Herbal Tea

[1] There’s an herbal tea flavor for every palate (all photos courtesy Twinings). [2] Stephen Twining, a 10th generation Twining, in front of the original London store, established in 1706. [3] Twinings Buttermint Herbal Tea adds vanilla flavor to peppermint tea.   Twinings recently released three new herbal teas: Berry Fusion, Buttermint and Lemon Delight.…
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PRODUCT: Grow Your Own Tea

If you live in hardiness zones 8-10—the southern United States—and have a spot with full sun, you can grow your own tea with plants from Burpee. One individual commenting on the Burpee website had success in Zone 6. Here’s the USDA map of hardiness zones. Tea, Camellia sinensis, is a perennial plant. The same plant…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Rose Tea, Black & Herbal

Rose tea is an old European tradition: Real rose petals are blended into black or herbal tea. Photo courtesy Republic Of Tea.   For someone who’s counting calories and doesn’t want box of Valentine chocolate, how about some calorie-free rose petal tea? Consider these limited edition offerings from Republic Of Tea: Rose Petal Black Full-Leaf…
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