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Chill Out in June - It's National Iced Tea Month!

Tips for making iced tea different and fun, June is National Iced Tea MonthGet your tall glasses and frosty cubes ready, because June is National Iced Tea Month! There are varied ways to make and enjoy the drink, but this month, let’s celebrate by stepping outside of the box and dissolving the walls that divide us tea-lovers. There are innumerable ways to enjoy one of America’s favorite drinks. Let me get you started with a few ideas...

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Thanksgiving

Be Thankful Scrabble PiecesIn this brief intermission of seasons, before holiday orders start flooding in and before our employees begin to gain grey by the minute, we wanted to take a moment to sit with our thoughts and reflect upon what it is that we are thankful for. It is no short list.

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Why Puer?

Pu-erh tea has the Scent of Garden SoilWhile we all have grown to love manufactured scents like Clinique’s “Happy” or Chanel “No. 5”, who can deny that the scents that we crave the most are of the earth? Ancient and mysterious, Puer tea embodies some of the most pleasurable scents known to man: Soil. Earth. Clay. Must.

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The Many Hats of Maya

Purple Hat; We all wear a lot of hats and play a lot of roles at Maya Tea.As a small company, it comes as no surprise that our employees often fill more than one specific role. Here is something that you may not know about us: the company itself also wears many hats. Did you think we operated solely in tea? Think again.

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Douglas Says It Best...

Douglas Adams has excellent tips on making loose leaf tea.A few years ago I stumbled across an excerpt that the late Douglas Adams wrote in 1999, two years prior to his sudden and unexpected death. When it comes the the value of loose leaf tea, well, Douglas says it best.

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The Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party paved the way for American Independence.Saturday at dusk I sat perched upon a rooftop, mesmerized by the streaking reds and blues that painted the evening sky. Festivities gave way across America as people celebrated the day two hundred and thirty-three years ago that our forefathers declared an independent nation.

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We're on FaceBook!

Thumbs Up - "Like" the Maya Tea Company on facebook!We will have live discussions with our customers and fans about an array of tea related topics. This discussion room is an excellent opportunity for us to talk intimately with each of you, to answer your questions and receive your feedback!

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MmmmMaté !

Ceramic Mate Gourd with BombillaLet me emphasize this word of caution - this infusion is not for the faint of heart! Those of you who habitually drink vanilla and apricot teas may find yourselves shocked at first sip, its flavor is unique - strong and grassy, equally sweet and bitter - and the effect of this tisane is even more profound.

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Teaquila and Marteanis

Tea Based Cocktails are becoming more popular.A new trend has been seeping into fancy food establishments and deluxe tea bars across the nation. Menus have been adorned with cocktail items like "Silk Road" and "Darjeeling Kiss", cocktails featuring the delicate flavors of, you guessed it, tea. And why not?

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An Introduction...

An introduction to the new tea flavors of 2009.Allow me to introduce you to the featured flavors of 2009 - they were created with love by our small family, and we know they will be tasted with love by yours.

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MayaTea.com - Back in the Saddle!

Back in the saddle - Maya Tea has a blog, accessories, photos and variety.If you haven't noticed, our website has recently undergone some structural and functional changes. We have revamped in order to provide you with an easier, more enjoyable shopping experience. Here are some of the changes you may notice.

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What's Right About White

White Tea Leaves are young, hand-picked and shade-grown for superior quality.During the Song dynasty in China, the ‘poet-Emperor’ Huizong declared that Bai-cha or white tea was the most superior of all teas...

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Only Tea Plantation in America Re-Opens

The Charleston Tea Plantation in America re-opens.We get many questions about where tea is grown and if there is any tea grown here in the USA...

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Iced is Nice

Nice Ice Cold Iced Tea, history of iced tea.In 1904, the World’s Fair in St. Louis was attended by one Richard Blechynden, a tea merchant from India...

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Revealing Rooibos

Rooibos, South African Red Bush Herbal TeaRooibos was first harvested by the indigenous people of South Africa’s Western Cape about 300 years ago...

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Scents for Spring: Scented Teas

Jasmine flowers are used to make scented teas, as well as rose, orchid, marigold and citrus blooms.Jasmine, rose, lotus, orchid, and citrus blossom, romantic and beautiful flowers known for their wonderful aromas.  Because of their fragrance, these flowers are used to create scented teas.  Distinctly floral, yet subtle and delicate, scented teas are unique and delicious. 

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