March 05, 2015

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Canadian Ice Wine Backstory

Our Canadian Ice Wine tea has a unique flavor. Grapes are left to fully ripen and then freeze before they are picked to make ice wine. This makes the flavor richer and sweeter than normal wines. This teacaptures the richness and sweetness which compliments the wonderful black teabase. Add a dash of sugar and have an sensory journey to the winter vineyards of Niagara.

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Peppermint tea: aids digestion, cools you in hot weather, and warms you up in the cold months.

Peppermint’s health benefits are well known. It aids digestion, cools you in hot weather, and warms you up in the cold months. Some take it as a natural medicinal to prevent colds, but most drinkers value it for its refreshing taste.
In ancient Rome women mixed peppermint with honey and ate it after drinking wine to refresh their breath.
Peppermint tea can be enjoyed by itself or added to any other tea you brew. It is a great tonic tea.

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Methods of Indian Teas Processing

There are two major methods of Indian tea processing: Orthodox and CTC. They apply to all types of Indian teas. 

The Orthodox method was developed by the British in the 19th Century and it is one of the oldest black tea processes. There are five steps: 

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February 18, 2015

Tea History ›

Tribute to China, the Birthplace of Tea Culture

China brought tea and tea culture  to the world about 5,000 years ago and there are many legends about its discovery. One narrative tells of a Chinese emperor whose passion was gathering herbal remedies. One day he tried an herb and

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February 16, 2015

Tea History ›

What kind of tea did George Washington drink?

We do know with certainty what his favorites were. In the Mount Vernon Museum there is a record that the Washingtons purchased several different varieties of Chinese tea, including Bahea, Congo, Green, Gunpowder, Hy-son, and Imperial. Martha Washington
’s granddaughter wrote that her grandfather typically had meals of "three small mush cakes (Indian meal) swimming in butter and honey" and "three cups of tea without cream."

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February 14, 2015

Why We Ship the Way We Do

Congratulations on choosing gourmet tea!  Now how will we get it to you? 

Luxury gourmet tea poses a shipping challenge. It is expensive, light, and delicate. Many of our teas take up a surprising amount of space for their weight, as they are full leaf teas.  

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February 10, 2015

The Three Stimulants in Tea that Keep You Alert ... NOT the Caffeine!

Tea is a perfect alternative to coffee. This is not to say coffee is bad for you; like many pleasures it is good in moderation. If you decide to switch to tea you will experience its many health benefits.

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