May 05, 2019

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Our Five Best Iced Teas

One question we get a lot is what teas make the best Iced Teas, well all of them of course! Just about any tea can be served cold and iced, but the five listed below are some of you favorites

Mango Black Tea: luxury black tea, natural dried mango, freeze dried mango, lime leaves, calendula petals. Fresh, piquant mango character with memories of happy days in the sun. This tea is stunning over ice.

Cape Code Iced Tea: luxury black tea, papaya and mango pieces, jasmine petals, lime leaves. Infusion immediately produces the bright, sweet aromas of fresh fruit. One of our best iced teas.

Peach Apricot Green Tea: Sencha green tea, Jasmine flowers, Natural flavors.This tea has peach notes with jasmine sweet overtones. The juicy flavor of peach and apricot with a crisp and refreshing green tea. Heavenly iced.

Tuscany Pear Rooibos: luxury rooibos, natural dried pear, natural dried apple Pear Rooibos is a seductive combination of rich ripe juicy pears and sweet mild rooibos. Delightful iced!

Lady's Hannah Whole Fruit Herbal Tea : The delicious blend of whole dried blackberries, raspberries, pieces of dried strawberries, apples and  pineapples, lemon peels and hibiscus petals create a summertime cooler. Nice on ice! 

April 23, 2019

How To Make The Perfect Cup Of English Tea

Forget coffee — tea is the best way to start the day! When you know how to make tea properly, it’s easy to become a lifelong convert. To help you learn more about how to make the perfect cup of tea, here’s a look at best practices.

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April 22, 2019

Teatime: The Perfect Scones To Go With Your Tea

Some pairings are so classic, you can’t help but put them together: bread and butter, bacon and eggs, peanut butter and jelly. When it comes to teatime, the match is also obvious: hot tea and scones. In fact, if there’s anything better than a satisfying cup of tea, it’s having that tea alongside delicious tea scones.

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April 12, 2019

News › Reviews ›

Canadian Ice Wine Tea 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 wine richer and sweeter than normal wines. Our wine tea captures the richness and sweetness which compliments the wonderful black tea base. Add a dash of sugar and have an sensory journey to the winter vineyards of Niagara.

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February 02, 2019

Reviews › Tea History ›

Ying Ming Yunnan and "Red" Teas

Black tea, derived from completely oxidized leaves, is called "red tea" in China because of the copper color of the liquor. The methods of producing red tea were first developed in the 18th Century, but were refined and mastered only recently, in the 20th Century.

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January 13, 2019

Gunpowder Tea?

Gunpowder Tea?

The name Gunpowder was given in the 19th century when a British clerk noticed that the tightly rolled tea leaves resembled pelleted gunpowder for cannons. This helped to preserve freshness and made it a very compact package for transportation. Gunpowder tea is a very common tea in China since 7th century. This tea is p...

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November 14, 2018

The Best Teas To Help You Sleep

Are you ready to skip the tossing and turning and enjoy a better night’s rest? Consider a soothing tea to help you sleep. Certain bedtime teas are known for encouraging more restorative rest. Many people swear by them. Sip some of the best nighttime tea and see if it helps you sleep peacefully.

When you’re looking for the best tea for sleep, here are a few ideas to try:

  1. Bedtime Herbal Tea: Designed to aid sleep, this relaxing blend from Culinary Teas features luxury ingredients such as lemongrass, peppermint, chamomile, rosehip, spearmint, valerian root (an herbal sleep aid), hibiscus and cornflower petals. Caffeine-free and full of flavor, it’s a welcome way to encourage evening rest.
  2. Twilight Blend: Another sleep-inducing blend that includes valerian root is this organic tea from Lauku Farms. Its harmonious fusion of meadowsweet, catnip, thyme, lemon balm, calendula and heather creates a peaceful beverage to help you unwind.
  3. Chamomile Herbal Tea: Made solely from pure chamomile buds, chamomile tea is a classic, must-have, sleep-friendly brew. Historically, this tea has been used for anxiety, inflammation and insomnia. Some people have even considered it a mild tranquilizer.
  4. Lavender: There’s no denying the relaxing power of lavender, a fragrant flower associated with better sleep. Steep it in tea for a soothing drink and wonderful scent.
  5. Chamomile Lavender: Maximize the power of two relaxing teas in this custom blend. This option combines Egyptian chamomile with French lavender for a delightful brew with double the calming benefits.
  6. Ayurvedic Calming - Herbal Tea: Featuring a mixture of rooibos, nettle, rosehip, raspberry, licorice root, anise, cardamom, clove, calendula, safflower and lavender petals, this option is a wonderful way to end the day. Enjoy smooth, spicy notes with a finish of lavender as you sip this tea, designed to help you sleep sweetly.

As anyone who’s battled insomnia can tell you, there’s nothing like the power of a good night’s rest. Consider incorporating some of these teas that help you sleep into your routine.

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