Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  Time to start bringing out the shamrocks, green decorations, and traditional Irish recipes (Irish soda bread, anyone?), it’s St. Patrick’s Day once again! In the US, people wear green, go to pubs, attend parades, and make corned beef and cabbage. In Northern Ireland and Ireland, it’s an entirely different story. It’s a public holiday …

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Get Your “Green” on Tea-wise for St. Patrick’s Day!

As the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. That’s the Romanized Gaul who was living in England on the west coast, was kidnapped as a boy by those wild Celts during a raid and brought back to Ireland to be a slave shepherd, then escaped his captors, made it back to his …

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Shamrocks and Tea

Shamrocks are associated with Ireland and so is tea. So, like the transitive property of equality (if a=b and b=c, then a=c), it is safe to conclude that shamrocks and tea just naturally go together. Small wonder it pops up on the tea table. What is a shamrock? There seem to be no easy answers …

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5 “Lucky” March Teas Not to Miss!

The third month of the year is beginning, and here’s hoping the weather is more like a lamb than a lion…and definitely not as tough on some of you, especially in Southern and East Coast states, as last month was. Green is the color most associated with March, due to that special day when everyone …

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St. Patrick and Green Tea

Another year has rolled around and another St. Patrick’s Day and “wearin’ o’ the green” is approaching. Time to line up those green tea choices. No, we don’t mean tea dyed green — we mean unoxidized tea. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know what green teas are, but for the one or …

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St. Patrick’s Day Tea Time Goes Green!

St. Patrick’s Day is here again. Don some green apparel to symbolize the “Emerald Isle” called Ireland. Break out the green goodies like cupcakes covered with green icing and sugar cookies in the shape of shamrocks and adorned with green crystal sugar coloring. Then, steep up some green tea for a special St. Patrick’s Day …

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Luck of the Irish

This Wednesday is St. Patrick's Day, that green-tinted day upon which all Americans have a bit of Irish blood in them no matter which continent their ancestors hailed from. Green beer will be poured out in copious quantities between now and then, but I propose a more civilized way to celebrate the occasion. A shamrock …

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Go Green (Tea) for St. Patty’s Day

Green shamrocks, green hair, green clothes, green hats, even rivers dyed green — um, I think I’ll stick with green tea this St. Patty’s Day. It’s healthy, it’s tasty, and it’s green! Repeat after me as we skip down the yellow brick road of teadom: flavonoids, polyphenols, and catechins — oh, my! These magical ingredients …

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