February 2015 Teas of the Month – Chocolate Mint

What do you give a tea lover for Valentine's Day? Chocolates. Chocolate Mint Tea, that is, and it happens to be our other Tea of the Month for February. The Chocolate Mint Flavored Black Tea blend from English Tea Store is the delectable paring of chocolate and mint. This tea delivers a bright and coppery infusion …

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February 2015 Teas of the Month – Ceylon Green

Our first February tea of the month is ceylon green. Imported from Sri Lanka, our Ceylon Green is characterized as smooth and subtle. According to wikipedia, tea production is one of the main sources of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. Originally known as Ceylon, Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean. Great Britain occupied …

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December Tea Roundup

With December coming to a close, the frantic holiday rush picks up and it’s hard to find a good time to wind down and relax with a good cup of tea. My seasonal picks for the month of December from the English Tea Store are sure to delight and soothe even some of the most …

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Enjoying a Fresh Mint Tisane

I was recently reminded just how wonderful fresh mint tisane can be when I had occasion to order it at a restaurant. Numb from the cold, and in need of a hot drink without caffeine (it was late in the evening), I was loathe to order a “herbal tea.” I knew that would more than …

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Thoughts on Chocolate Teas

Chocolate and tea — two great tastes drawn irresistibly together through the corridors of time — become even more prevalent during the Winter Holidays. Believe it or not, what seems like such a natural combination now was not always so. “Really?” you ask. “Really,” I say. In the beginning the world was innocent and chocolate …

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Review — Tiger Wing ChocoMint Mate

Name: ChocoMint Brand: Tiger Wing Type: Black tea / yerba mate blend Form: Paper bagged tea, individually wrapped Review: So what if it’s in a paper tea bag? This stuff is tasty! Plus, its a chocolate fix in a convenient, virtually calorie-free form. What’s not to love? For those of you not in the know, …

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Review — Golden Moon Vanilla Mint

Name: Vanilla Mint Brand: Golden Moon Type: Blend of green and black teas, flavored Form: Loose leaf Review: I confess that this tea had me at first sniff. The blend of crisp mint and rich vanilla reminded me of the “Mint Meltaway” candies of my youth. I couldn’t wait for the tea to infuse. I …

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Find Delight in Catnip “Tea”

By Alexandra Hoover [reposted from our sister blog] If you’ve ever wanted to experience firsthand what catnip is all about, you may want to make this catnip tea. It also includes chamomile, lemon balm, mint, and lemongrass. You need half a cup of catnip, a fourth of a cup of mint, a fourth of a cup …

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Mint Tea

What is Mint? Mint is a flowering plant that grows in many areas of the world, its leaves are often prized for their sweet and cooling scent and flavor.  Mint leaves are often infused in boiling water to produce a flavorful drink known as a tisane, or are added to tea leaves to produce a flavored …

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How Sweet It Is!

It never ceases to surprise me how many people apologize for wanting to put sugar in their tea, as if admitting a serious tea-drinking faux pas. I’ve always invited my guests to do what makes them comfortable and to drink their tea in any fashion they feel most pleasing. Still, I get meek apologies as …

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