July 05, 2018

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10 Reasons You Need a New Flavor of Tea

Tea is great for all occasions. Whether you’re happy or sad, tea can elevate your mood. Here are ten reasons you need a new flavor of tea today.

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4 Teas That Will Make You Feel Better

Tea can promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle. Besides hydration and all the benefits that come with being properly hydrated, teas can also introduce herbal remedies into your body that can help ease illness and ailments. Here are four teas that will make you feel better.

Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Tea

Drinking an anti-inflammatory tea can help with joint pain and arthritis. Active ingredients like turmeric, fennel, and orange peel in the Arthritis Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Tea offered by Culinary Teas are great for relieving arthritic pains. Part of the cause of arthritis pain is oxidation by free radicals. Turmeric and other antioxidants help slow the oxidation process within your body.

Dietary Teas

Teas with ingredients like ginger and dandelion will help your body’s digestive tract. This is perfect for bloating and other dietary issues. Choose a blend that is herbal and has a mix of ingredients that will both calm your digestive tract and stimulate digestion. Drink these teas as recommended, and don’t overindulge. An added touch of pepper can help stimulate your digestive system, if needed.

Flu and Cold Remedy Teas

Having a hot cup of tea can help soothe some of the most severe cold and flu symptoms. Things like stuffy noses, head colds, and other sinus-related blockages can be softened and stimulated with the steam from a pot or cup of hot tea. A good peppery tea with citrus notes can help reawaken your body’s respiratory system to ease cold and flu symptoms.

Mental Clarity and Calming Teas

Calming teas with hints of lavender can help you de-stress during a trying time at work or at home. Other soothing ingredients like a touch of honey can help bring sweetness without a caffeine buzz. Teas that help promote mental clarity are also a great cup to have before a stressful test or day at work. Ingredients like peppermint can help stimulate memory and focus.

Having a cup of tea to make you feel better is always a good idea. Whether you need a tea for stress, for dietary issues, or for bodily pains, there is a tea out there for you that can help ease your symptoms. The tea-loving team at Culinary Teas wants to introduce you to a tea that can help you. For help understanding the teas Culinary Teas offers, contact us today.

June 14, 2018

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How to Transition From Coffee to Tea

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Caffeine can wreak havoc on your body. It’s one of the most commonly used addictive substances in many cultures. If you’re looking to transition away from coffee in your daily life, tea can be a great stand-in when you’re feeling a craving. Here are some reasons why tea can help with coffee detox and some tips and tools to use during that transition process.

Some Like It Hot

Many people are addicted to coffee because it’s a warm, first-thing-in-the-morning boost. Tea can, and does, replace this for many people all over the world. If you enjoy a hot cup first thing in the morning to awaken your senses, tea can fill that role to help you get used to life without coffee.

Experiment With Flavors

Another perk of using tea in your daily life instead of coffee is that there are so many blends and flavors to savor when it comes to tea. You can explore all types of tea from all over the world. You can still experiment with tea the way you might with coffee strains.

Try it Cold

Iced tea typically has a small amount of caffeine and can be a great way to add a little sweetness and hydration to your day. Iced tea, like hot tea, also comes in a rainbow of flavors and blends. Experiment to find a few of your favorites that you can rotate throughout your week so that your palate doesn’t become bored.


Tea comes in a variety of caffeine levels and includes many decaf varieties. You can gradually reduce the caffeine levels of your tea as you’re getting rid of coffee. This way you won't have to deal with caffeine withdrawal symptoms like headaches and irritability. Teas like matcha and chai have high levels of caffeine and could serve as your introduction to the world of tea straight off coffee.

Keep the Timing Similar

If you have coffee as the first thing in the morning and then several times throughout the day, keep your timing the same with a mug or glass of tea. This can help fool your body into thinking that it’s not actually being deprived. Staying consistent will also help ensure that you’re hydrated throughout the day.

If you want to make the jump from coffee to tea, a world of exploration awaits. There are dozens of varieties available at Culinary Teas. The staff is eager to help and answer your questions as you journey from coffee to tea.

3 Things You Didn’t Know Tea Could Do

Here are three things you didn’t know tea could do, including both physical and mental health benefits.

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3 Ways to Incorporate Tea Into Your Busy Lifestyle

While there are many ways to enjoy tea, it can be a time-consuming hobby that can feel cumbersome. However, there are ways to enjoy tea in a busy lifestyle that are satisfying and promote healthy living.

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May 03, 2018

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Teaware - What's Necessary, Useful, and Just Fun to Have

You have decided to ditch the coffee and the commercial tea. You are ready to start brewing premium and loose leaf tea. However, starting to brew premium tea may seem overwhelming. There are many teaware products out there that promise to make brewing easier, better, and more fun. From teacup infusers to blender balls, there are many options. If you are just starting to brew tea, here are some suggestions on what teaware is necessary, useful, or just fun to have.

What You Need

When starting out with tea brewing, you want to know what you need to brew a good cup of tea. The first thing you want to consider is a tea infuser. While you can just add the tea leaves to a hot cup of water, this is not practical. Adding the tea directly to a mug of water leaves you to filter out the tea leaves, and if you drink your tea too slowly, your tea can turn bitter. Using an infuser allows the tea leaves to be filtered out and you have more control over how long the leaves steep. Tea infusers come in all shapes and sizes, depending on whether you are brewing a single cup or a whole pot. They even come in fun designs!

What is Useful

When you start your tea brewing journey, you will realize that there is teaware that is very useful. The first thing that proves to be useful is a tea measuring spoon. A tea measuring spoon allows you to conveniently measure out the correct amount of tea you want. Like infusers, measuring spoons come in different sizes based on whether you're brewing a cup or pot of tea. People often underestimate the importance of the tea to water ratio, but this is one of the major factors that affect how your tea will taste. 

Another useful item to have as a drinker of loose-leaf teas is a reusable tea bag. We can't always enjoy our tea leisurely in our own home. A reusable tea bag is a great way for you to enjoy your favorite premium tea even on the go.  

What is Fun to Have

Just like anything else, tea brewing has accessories that aren't necessary but are fun to have. The first teaware item that is more fun than necessary is a tea bag string holder. These hold your tea bag string in place and keep it from falling into your mug. The best part is they come in fun shapes and sizes like King Kong. Another item that isn't necessary but is fun is sugar cube tongs. If you take your tea with sugar, a set of cute tongs are a great way to add a little fun to the brewing process.


Start Brewing Today

Now that you have a better understanding of what you need, what is useful, and what is fun to have when it comes to brewing tea, it's time to start buying. If you are looking for the perfect teaware to start your new brewing adventure, then you should check out Culinary Teas. We have all the tea and teaware you need plus fun accessories. Click here to see our full teaware collection.

A Cup of Tea with Your Morning Meditation

A cup of tea in the morning can calm your mind and focus your energy for the day. Combining morning meditation with your cup of tea is a simple way to begin your day fully present.

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