Review — Stash Lemon Ginger

Name: Lemon Ginger Brand: Stash Type: Tisane (herbal tea) Form: Paper Teabag Review: While I find the ritual of preparing loose-leaf tea relaxing, there are evenings when I just don’t want to fuss in order to get a hot drink. Fortunately, Stash’s Lemon Gingertisane is a soothing, tasty concoction conveniently packaged in teabag form. Lemon …

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Review — Stash Cinnamon Apple Chamomile

Name: Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal Brand: Stash Type: Herbal tisane, flavored Form: Paper tea bag Review: One of the nifty things about drinking tisanes and flavored teas is finding one that is so well-blended that it satisfies your cravings for high-calorie treats. Stash’s Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Herbal is one of those tisanes. Chamomile is a …

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Cautions About Tisanes and Herb-Flavored Teas

Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your physician for your particular needs. I get a lot of questions from people asking whether a certain tea, or tisane, is "good" for treating a particular medical condition. While I always tell people that they should drink something because they like the way it …

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Review: Mercedes Apple Spice Herbal

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Mercedes Apple Spice Herbal from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Not tea, is an herbal …

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Review: Bingo Blueberry Herbal

© 2010 A.C. Cargill photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. The Subject: Bingo Blueberry Herbal from The English Tea Store. Rating: Water temperature: 212° F Steeping time: 5 minutes Tea type: Not a tea, is an herbal …

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Kids and Tea

If you’re a parent and a tea-drinker, no doubt you’ve had your children ask for sips of tea and denied them. While most of us don’t know the half-life of caffeine (the time it takes for the body to rid itself of half of the caffeine consumed) is 4.9 hours, we do know what happens …

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Blending Teas — Get Creative!

Have you ever considered blending teas on your own? What about mixing favourite flavours to come up with something new and yet familiar to your tastebuds? We began doing just that in our home when our son began drinking tea. Albeit, he was drinking herbal tea with us at dinner, mostly because we didn’t want …

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Herbal Tisanes

By Chris Robideaux [reposted from our sister blog] Herbal "teas," also known as tisanes and herbal infusions, come in many forms, and are cultivated in different parts of the world. They can contain varying amounts of dried leaves, pieces of fruit, grasses, flowers, spices, seeds and other botanical elements which give them their unique aroma and …

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The Big Steep

Often I am asked about the best way to steep tea. And what’s best depends on what type of tea you are drinking, what kind of equipment you own (or are willing to buy) and what fits most into your lifestyle. TEA BAGS: The easiest and most popular tea delivery method. Pros: Produces a clean …

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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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