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Young Hyson green tea is infused with pomegranate, lime, and peppermint, for  mojito-like cocktail tea.
from $7.00 Pomegranate Mojito Green
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Island Berry is an herbal tea made up of hibiscus, rose hips, chicory root and chamomile flowers, made a tropical infusion with strawberry and mango flavors.
from $8.00 Island Berry Herbal
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Citrus and Passionfruit flavors make up this great loose leaf tea, Blue Lady Black, named for the ghost.
from $7.00 Blue Lady Black
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Magnolia Oolong tea is scented much like Jasmine tea, the flowers are blended with the leaves to impart a sweet floral flavor.
from $14.00 Magnolia Oolong
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South African redbush tea is blended with Jasmine green tea, lemon verbena, ginger and orange for a delicious loose leaf tea.
from $8.00 Jasmine Sunset Green
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A citrus white tea with orange peel and flavor mixed with flower petals is light, beautiful and refreshing.
from $11.00 Sweet Orange White
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Decaffeinated by CO2, this fruity Sri Lankan black tea is caffeine-free and full of Apricot flavor.
from $13.00 Apricot Decaf Black
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Darjeeling, called the champagne of teas, is a high grade Indian black tea.
from $31.00 Darjeeling First Flush Black
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Madagascar vanilla with coconut shreds and coconut flavor make this a sweet tropical loose leaf white tea.
from $11.00 Madagascar Coconut White
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Cranberry and cherry flavors make our Cranberry Breeze herbal tea a wonderful fruit punch -like drink, with no caffeine.
from $8.00 Cranberry Breeze Herbal
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Organic Guayusa is an herbal relative of Yerba Mate, a member of the holly family, with a high caffeine content.  Good tea for clarity, focus and energy.
from $13.00 Guayusa Organic Herbal
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Passion Fruit mango herbal tea is made with Organic South African redbush tea and dried mangoes, and is a great non-caffeinated infusion.
from $7.00 Passionfruit Mango Rooibos Herbal
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The First Chai Try
September 04, 2012

Chai Latte With Masala Spices and MilkThe first time I tried chai was in the kitchen of my parent’s house, and served by my younger sister.  “You have to taste this—” she insisted, pushing a mug across the countertop to me.  She refused to elaborate on its contents.  The flavors, she said, would speak for themselves.

Considering Water
May 18, 2012

Water quality is essential for brewing good tea. Photo by Damien A WeidnerThe quality of water affects the taste of your tea; this is beyond dispute.  The relative quantities of mineral salts, oxygen and trace elements determine the relative "liveliness" or "flatness" of a particular cup. To that simple substance we add the basic flavor of the leaf itself or an herbal substitute.

Comfort and Refreshment
May 17, 2012

Comfort and Refreshment from tea. Photo by by ChicagoSageComfort is a complex idea; it evokes childhood memories, a feeling of safely and warmth. Anyone who started drinking tea when they were young, or anyone who lives in a cold climate, knows the soothing warmth of a hot beverage.

Black Tea: Mango
May 07, 2012

A ripe mango on a tree during harvest.Drinking this tea is a bit like drinking Autumn sunshine. Subtle. Warming. Hints of tantalizing flavors around the edges. Smooth as a golden drop of honey.