July 2015 – Teas of the Month

July has arrived! It may seem like the past few months have been flying by, but we're here to give you a little bit of tea encouragement. The teas listed below offer special pricing that will last all month long (no code needed.) The first tea is our Regular Earl Grey Tea in Fine Loose …

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Earl Grey Tidbits & Trivia

As promised in the title of this article I will now attempt to regale, thrill and enlighten you with some tidbits and trivia about Earl Grey tea. But first a few basic facts. Earl Grey is named for a real person - an actual English Earl who lived in the nineteenth century. The other key …

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Earl Grey Tea for Your Health?

What can you say about the potential health benefits of Earl Grey tea that you can't say about black tea? Now, I guess I should explain that one. As a general rule, Earl Grey tea and black tea are the same thing, with one key difference. Though other types of tea are occasionally used to …

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On the Origins of Earl Grey Tea

If memory serves right there's only one major type of tea that's named for a person and that would be Earl Grey, a variety that's most often made by flavoring black tea with the aromatic oil from the peel of a citrus fruit called bergamot. Which makes for a very aromatic product indeed, and it's certainly …

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Tregothnan, Earl Grey (Hot) & More

The United States has never been known as a nation of tea consumers or tea producers, although for a long time now we've had our own homegrown tea estate - South Carolina's Charleston Tea Plantation. Over in the United Kingdom they are known for their immense consumption of tea, but they have never done much …

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Tea Scents Wafting My Way, Part I

By A.C. Cargill Tea scents wafting my way are one of life’s great pleasures, especially since I have a very sensitive nose. Very. No, it’s not grossly oversized like Rostand’s fictional character, Cyrano de Bergerac, or even as large as one-time Vaudevillian and comic actor Jimmy Durante or singer/actor Barbra Streisand. Quite the contrary. It’s …

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My Name Is Earl (Grey)

We’ll never know exactly when humans began drinking tea, but it's likely that not long after, they began flavoring it with herbs, fruits, flowers and spices. Today, flavored teas make up a large section of the tea market and one of the most popular of these is a blend called Earl Grey. Charles Grey was …

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It’s Par-tea Time!

Did you know that ice and tea can be a wonderful change up to your cocktail repertoire? Ever heard of an Earl Grey or Green tea Martini? Change it up and give Kaluha and coffee liqueurs a break and go for the leaf! I think teas and spirits are a perfect combination – after all, …

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