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Ruby 18 from American Gongfu. . .

Today is one of those days where a good cup of tea is needed for the soul.  It has been a crazy few months and I haven’t been able to spend as much time on my gorgeous tea stash.  Today I was determined to give some love and enjoy a few tea blends while checking off a few odds and ends around the house. Ruby 18 from American Gongfu stood out to me as being the first one I needed to dive in. I have been a fan of American Gongfu’s gorgeous tea ware and was excited to check out Read More

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Wild Hunan Gold from Harney & Sons. . . . .

ATTENTION TEA-PLE! I CAN FINALLY DRINK TEA AGAIN! I had mouth surgery last week, and hot drinks totally irritated the Spot In Question. It was GRUELING. I was living off protein shakes. I had to cut up my few solids into into tiny, tiny pieces, including stuff like pizza and grapes. I felt like I had a picky toddler, except it was me. A WEEPY, FUSSY, 5’7″ TODDLER who could only eat things at room temperature or colder. So today I picked a nice new straight tea that allegedly has “strong cocoa flavors.” I was like “FREE OF CALORIE CHOCOLATES? Read More

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“Idris” Hot Chocolate Infused Chai from Calabash Tea. . . . .

A tea friend and I rather randomly ended up at Calabash Tea Bar & Cafe last time I was in D.C. The owner of this gorgeous cafe is an herbalist, so the blends focus on the medicinal value of tea, herbs, and spices. It started raining just as we got there, so we decided to settle in and stay a while. I’m so glad we did. We got to try several of their teas and both fell in love with this one (though really, who could resist Idris?). I ended up buying this and the anti-inflammatory Triple Goddess blend to Read More

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Ten Flavors of Kombucha from GT’s Living Foods

Kombucha appears to be all the rage right now, with stores stocking more companies and flavors than I’ve ever noticed before, even outside the shelves of my local health food store.  What is kombucha?  Kombucha is fermented black tea.  The fermentation process gives the brew carbonation and bacteria, the good kind of bacteria like in yogurt, which helps the digestive system.  Due to the fermentation process, some kombuchas are contain alcohol, and others have gone through processes to filter out this excess alcohol and make it safer for those who don’t partake.  Check on the alcohol content of the next Read More

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Organic Peach Cobbler from Tazo. . . .

I don’t normally like peach flavored things. I love peaches, but I find peach flavored things to be too sweet and too fake tasting. But one day last week I really needed a little extra caffeine, and I noticed this peach cobbler tea is made with black tea so I decided to be brave and try it. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised! This was neither too sweet or fake tasting. I seriously don’t know how they did it, but this tea really tasted like a peach cobbler! It’s amazing. The peach flavor is there, but it’s subtle. It blends with Read More