Zesty & Aromatic Spice Teas

The days of iced tea are numbered as the weather begins to turn cool and crisp. The time for hot tea returns as the leaves begin to fall off of trees and crunch under your feet. Strawberries and peaches make way for fruits like apples and pears. To complement these tasty gems of nature, spices …

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White Chocolate Matcha Brownies!

    I hope the green coloring doesn't throw you off because these brownies are delicious! The light and airy texture is almost like a cake. This is the perfect quick dessert for anyone who loves matcha tea. Matcha has so many benefits to the body! It helps fight heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some …

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January was National Hot Tea Month

The start of the new year, January being National Hot Tea Month, and new writers all facilitated bringing you new teas to try this month. I intended to write this article many weeks ago and title it, "January is National Hot Tea Month." If my life is like yours in any degree, you are well …

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Chai for Fall

Here in Chicago, there is definitely a chill in the air, and while I love the colors of fall, I often find myself putting on an extra sweater as the temperature drops. Still, even though I know that the chill will eventually give way to the freezing cold of a Midwestern winter, I've got one …

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Green Tea for the Holidays

Green is one of the dominant colors for the holidays (red being the other), so why not for your tea, too? Several choices spring to mind, teas that I have tried and grown quite fond of during the past year. The first green tea that I think of now is Chai Green (a green tea …

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Teas That Are a Real Treat

Trick-or-treaters driving you buggy with their routine of ringing the doorbell and shouting “Trick or Treat”? Had a bad day at your place of work? Relax with a cup of tea so special that it’s a treat in itself. Autumn around here means things like pumpkins, corn harvests, hearty and hot dishes like soups full …

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Review — Stash Double-Spice Chai

Name: Double Spice Chai (included in the Chai Tea Sampler) Brand: Stash Type: Black tea, flavored Form: Paper tea bag, individually wrapped Review: Cold nights are here, and even the days, particularly the mornings, can get a bit chilly. Time for spicy hot drinks. Chai, perhaps? Stash actually sells several different chai blends, ranging from …

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Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed “Chai Snob”

“Hi, my name is [insert your name here] and I am a self-proclaimed ‘chai snob’.” Okay, I got the hard part out of the way. Now, it’s time for the story of the long road to chai snobdom. Well, the road wasn’t that long, more like a short jaunt. First of all, “chai” means “tea.” …

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Review: Night of the Iguana Chocolate Chai

Cute names do not a great tea make, but they don’t hurt either. My humans got a chuckle out of the name of this tea, then they got to the serious business of trying it as part of their week-long Chai Extravaganza. The Subject: Night of the Iguana Chocolate Chai from The English Tea Store. …

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