January 30, 2014

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Trafalgar Anniversary: rose petals and Assam

My favorite tea blend with rose petals is Trafalgar Anniversary, a combination of bold Assam, flowery Ceylon, long-lasting Kenyan Klambu, and Chinese black tea from Anhui to balance this aromatic and zestful blend.

The flavor of rose petals brings an almost mystical smooth finish to this robust combination. The name Trafalgar Anniversary brings the memory of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson and his romantic love story with Lady Hamilton, immortalized in the film That Hamilton Woman starring Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier.

October 18, 2013

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Pu-erh: tea for health and energy

Pu-erh 5 Year Old at Culinary Teas

Tea lovers claim Pu-erh tea gives you energy, stay focused, and relaxed. Like any Chinese tonic it gives your body what it needs and has some of the stimulating properties of coffee without the side effects. You can drink Pu-erh before a workout to get an energy boost, at the office, and to stay alert on long drives. Drink it to help you digest a heavy meal and for the many health benefits: detoxification of the body, reduced blood pressure, and lower blood sugar.

Pu-erh has other beneficial side-effects: it helps the body lose retained water in the tissues and burn fat, which makes it a wonderful tea for those who are trying to lose weight. I have discovered that it reduces appetite; I feel quite full and satisfied after drinking Pu-erh. It can help reduce cravings for alcohol and alcohol dependency.

Pu-erh tea originated in the 7th Century in China. Smooth, warming, and with an earthy flavor, the Pu-erh aging and fermentation process makes it unique and it becomes more precious with age. The people of Yunnan Province offered it to their guests and as it gained popularity, Pu-erh tea spread around China and all over the world. 

Try this delicious healing beverage. In China it is said that, “Pu-erh helps the body to be as it should be.”


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