Teas To Drink When Sick! 🤒

After moving to the East Coast from the West Coast in December 2017, I was making my first trip back since then. I spent a week out in California, visiting family and friends and enjoying food from my favorite places. I brought back a few souvenirs for my fiance and his family but one thing …

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New Brand Alert: Ahmad Tea 🚨

Coming to you from the UK, this family business has nothing but amazing tasting teas to offer. We decided to add this brand based on your input as our consumers because we had a ton of recommendations to sell it! There are a total of four generations behind this business so they definitely know what …

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Review — Herbal Chamomile by Harney & Sons

Name: Herbal Chamomile Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Herbal tisane Form: Silken pyramid tea bags Review: There are times when even the most die-hard tea lover has to say "enough" to true tea and take the time to enjoy an herbal tisane. Sometimes the the caffeine gets to you, other times the tannic acid gets …

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Too Much Tea and More Health Benefits

By William I. Lengeman III In the last decade or so a great deal of ink has been spilled to let the general public know about the potential health benefits of tea. Some of these claims are rather lofty, some may even be deceptive, but there seems to be little doubt that tea does actually …

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Book Review — “Loving Tea” by Jane Resnick

One of my favorite times of the week is my visit to the local public library. I feel rich at the vast choices of books, and being able to take as many as I like without worrying about cost (as long as I return them on time, I am notorious for the late fees I …

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Drink to Your Health

by Stephanie Hanson It’s that time of year again. Cold and flu season. It’s been rather overshadowed by the great H1N1, piggy flu. But in any case, people are dropping like flies from this virus or that virus. Including, unfortunately, this author. But there’s nothing like a good cup of tea to make me feel …

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A Tea by Any Other Name

By A.C. Cargill There’s a trend to apply the term “tea” rather loosely these days. Just about any beverage steeped from plant matter is being called tea. From hibiscus, to chamomile, to rooibos and honeybush. Even gardeners have gotten into the act, calling their watered down organic fertilizer “compost tea” (wouldn’t want that in my …

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Honeybush: South Africa’s Other Herbal Tea

by William I. Lengeman III As the popularity of tea and tisanes has continued to increase in recent years, there has also been more interest in rooibos, an herbal beverage grown exclusively in South Africa. Though it's produced from a different plant altogether, honeybush is another herbal product that’s only grown in South Africa. Honeybush …

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Herbal Tea Books

Let’s begin with a brief discussion about terminology and more specifically with some thoughts on the term herbal tea. To be perfectly correct, the word tea should only be used to refer to products derived from the plant known as Camellia sinensis. Herbal beverages are more properly referred to as "infusions" or "tisanes," a term …

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Tea Tomes

by William I. Lengeman III Herbal Teas for Health and Healing by Jessica Houdret There are a number of books on the market devoted solely to herbal teas, also known as infusions or tisanes, and here's another one to add to the list. Houdret's book is a slim volume that will aid you in making, …

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