PRODUCT: Environmentally Friendly Tea

Buy refill bags instead of new canisters. Photo courtesy TayTea.com. Quite a few specialty tea companies package their fine teas in metal canisters, helping to extend the vibrancy of the tea by keeping out air and light. The problem is, if you’re a regular tea drinker, you can end up with quite a lot of…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: MaryAnna’s Sweet Tea

Cool off this summer with a refreshing beverage, like the bottled tea made from this week’s Gourmet Giveaway prize-sponsor: MaryAnna’s Sweet Tea. As we noted last week, MaryAnna’s all-natural bottled sweet tea tastes like fresh-brewed. The teas are made with filtered water, premium tea and cane sugar. The Summer Sweet Tea has just the right…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Storing Tea

Zhena’s Gypsy Tea is perfectly packaged in a metal container with an airtight lid. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE. June is National Tea Month—drink those antioxidants up! Tea is a fragile product: oxygen, humidity (moisture), heat, light and other aromas are its enemies. They cause the tea to go stale (lose its flavor)…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Irish Breakfast Tea

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We woke up and brewed a cup of Irish Breakfast Tea, enjoyed with some lemon-ginger scones from Sticky Fingers scone mix, our favorite (along with Iveta scones) for making delicious, moist scones with ease. You’ve probably seen Irish Breakfast Tea—maybe even own a box. But do you know what it is?…
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