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#708636 - 08/18/11 10:18 PM Tidbits on Tea
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Starbucks, the coffee giant, has this and that on its menu for tea- but rumor has it that Starbucks may sell Darjeeling in the nearest of futures!(this is according to the Tea Council of the United States)

How's that for something new? Will keep you posted on this.

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#708638 - 08/18/11 10:21 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Extreme weather conditions have hampered the growth and cultivation of Pu-erh/ loong Chen tea in China. Because the weather has been harsh there is less tea and that has resulted in a 50% increase in price.



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#714062 - 09/14/11 04:38 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Safety Recall!

Moroccan Tea Glasses are deemed not food safe!

This product comes in 7 oz. & 11.25 oz. they have sku # 394476
& #394477 . They were on sale at the Cost Plus World Market, please return to the store for a full refund on these items.

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#717236 - 09/30/11 09:03 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Has anyone seen the great & inexpensive eco-friendly-ish tea line at the Walmart?

A nice and cheerful green color of tea equip. and tea pots, as well as tea accessories are available there.

*I am not being compensated for this mention.

This is not an endorsement simply an informational mention of available products!

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#723642 - 11/05/11 10:08 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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If you have visited any Cost Plus World Market- I don't need to tell you the pretty tea pots, tea cups, tea sets, and teas and flowering posies that are available there! They are reasonably priced and the store even makes up gift baskets on request or you can make your own!

Fabulous for Christmas!

*I have no affiliation with this store in any way-just letting our tea lovers when I see things available!

Happy tea shopping

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#724828 - 11/10/11 05:09 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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Oh dear! Confusion on the horizon!

TEA is an abbreviation that is often used for the word triethanolamine! (as one can see the tea is in all caps!)

When one sees this on a cosmetics label -this is not the good kind of tea! It is a chemical additive found in cosmetics like sunscreens, lotions, moisturizers, foundations and haircolors! TEA is also used as a fragrance ingredient.

This is a known carcinogen and can be toxic to skin, respiratory systems, and immune systems.

Please do however, use cosmetics that contain real tea.

Be an informed consumer and always read labels-there is very loose or hardly nonexistant regulations on the cosmetic industry!

Look for organic cosmetics there you will likely find products that contain real tea (no caps!)

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#725493 - 11/14/11 01:20 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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Mail order Houses like Signals & Linda Anderson have many tea related items for sale for Christmas gifts both are reachable by on-line and are their sites are their names.

Signals carries cute tea pots and tea cups w/words for two examples, and Linda Anderson has tea towels, Celtic tea pots, funny "tea towels w/attitude", and tea pot silhouette chalkboards! Funny, gift-worthy!

*I have no affilitation with either of these business and am not a paid endorser, just sharing tea gifts w/readers!

There's tea everywhere!

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#726543 - 11/18/11 11:13 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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More tea gift ideas:

When I look around I see a world of tea around me(I know it's because I am "zoned in" as they say..so I'll pass along some more to you
Lillian Vernon carries wonderfulk little whimsical musical tea cup & tea pots porcelain tea cup has mouse family dancing around a christmas tree to Jingle bells Tea pot has Snowmen parading to We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Little girl tea set available too(just like mom)! Adorable

Tea house garden dome do it yourself terrariums tea gardens & herbal garden! Cute & reasonable grow on your counter everything you need incl.
This is available on e-bay & amazon use name tea garden dome for search.

I have no affiliation with any of the above mentioned companies & am not being compensated for this mention.

Just sharing a tidbit w/readers! Happy Holiday shopping!
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#738730 - 01/06/12 08:55 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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January is flu season and tea will help boost up your antioxidant levels. It helps protect and when the flu has set in-tea helps to minimize symptoms and hydrate. Looking for an inexpensive gift for flu season? Make a small gift basket for a friend that contains green teas & honey & soup and a mug!

Very lovely and a gift of cheer that would make anyone feel better!
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#743119 - 01/27/12 09:48 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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A tea horoscope for me!
On Jan. 24,2012 this horoscope ran in my newspaper that I had to share it!

Today is a seven. Focus on home & family warms the hearth. It's good medicine-take as much as you can, with tea and company. Renew your spirit to go back out into the world again!

Wow! I think I'd give that horoscope a 10! Surrounding yourself with family, and friends and tea! What else could one need?


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#743122 - 01/27/12 09:57 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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I love World Market and often shop at the one near our house. If you join their online club, they keep track of what you spend and then sent you great coupons, like $10 off a $30 purchase.

I have a tea pot from there and I buy Republic of Tea there also.
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#743128 - 01/27/12 10:06 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: joanj]
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Thank you joanj! It is a wonderful store~with very interesting and fun and affordable tea products. The world around us drinks alot of tea and many countries as well as many tea suppliers are represented there. I do recommend joining the free on-line club to get coupons and special sales! Making a tea basket to give to a friend is a snap there! Have fun shopping!

*I have no affilliation with this store nor am I being compensated in anyway for this mention. Just sharing and agreeing with our tea readers as a great source of tea & tea products!

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#750264 - 03/08/12 09:44 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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The Hamilton House and The Bradfor Exchange have very adorable figurines that include adorable dogs/kitty's in a tea cup and a funny lady character in a tea cup w/sacastic saying....very cute very giftable and relatively resonable!

check it out!

*I have no affilitation nor am I being reemburssed for this mention.
This post for the sheer pleasure of the tea reader and to share.


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#755807 - 04/07/12 08:21 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Greg Mortensen has now agreed to pay $1 million dollars back to his Montreal charity!
This is to settle the accuisations that he used the non-profit to promote & buy copies of his book that provided him profit.

The Central Asia Institute spent some 3.96 million since 2006 to buy copies of The Cups of Tea.

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#756756 - 04/12/12 11:01 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Adorable & affordable! Tea Party stuff for a little girls' tea party at Oriental Trading.
Decorations, goodie bags, treats, character tea pot suckers, even a tea pot pinata! Totally cute!

Tiara's ,placecards,and stickers little tea party just so sweet!


*I have no affiliation with this company, nor am I being reembursed in any way~this mention just for your FYI & fun!

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#761829 - 05/09/12 04:10 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Don't forget to use your free any size iced tea coupon expires 5/12/12 from Dunkin Donuts

(was found in newspapers this past week)

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#764415 - 05/23/12 09:29 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Heads up more couponery!!

Have you seen these coupons in your last newspaper inserts?
Swiss Premium Tea- .55c off 1 gal. or 1/2 gal.

Lipton tea bags- .40c off 1 Lipton tea bags, Honey-to-go or pitcher size or Iced tea mix

Sweet Leaf Organic Tea- save .55c on 1- 16 oz. or 1- 20 oz. bottle

Keurig K-Cups- K cup pack coupons Celesstial Iced brew tea save $1.50 on 1- 12 ct. box or $2.00 on 1- 12 ct. box of Brew over ice k-cups also by mail free ice tumbler.

Sounds like good tea deals!

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#764484 - 05/24/12 11:19 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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With all of this talk about colorful tea pots and cups, I have to wonder how many of these items have lead paint. It would be hard to tell, especially for items made out of the country. Even Macy's at one time said that some of their dishware could have lead paint in them, and the only brand I was able to find that stated they do not use lead paint is Fiestaware.

I am personally leery to buy colorful teaware only because I drink a lot of tea, and I would not want to expose my tea to lead paint and then drink it. Does anyone know of legitamate companies that do not use lead paint in their crockery besides Fiestaware?
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#764698 - 05/25/12 12:32 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor]
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Dear Debbie,

Thank you so much for revisiting this subject matter. Every once in awhile it does come up & in this day and age we are concerned what can possibly go into our bodies-

Let me do some checking around to see what kind of answers I can come up for you. Also asking readers if you have heard or seen news regarding lead paint please let us know here.

The subject will be mentioned here and nothing in the forum is ever a closed subject. Thank you Debbie

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#770518 - 06/29/12 01:21 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Dear Debbie,
Did some checking around and did not actually find much complaints about the Brand Fiesta Ware. Homer Laughlin was notified that few people had questioned the lead content. They brnd currently tests at .02PPM for lead & cadmium~so not 100% but very close.

It is made in the USA so they are compelled to follow strcit guidelines set forth from FDA.

Most in the know claim that if any type of ware glaze is pitted,cracked, or disentregrated in any way it should not be used.

Fiesta Ware that predated 1986 did not have these standards & it is thought that 1960-1970's ware most likely contained none.

So I hope this helps a bit!

Thanks for the great questions.

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#770572 - 06/29/12 12:03 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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*Don't forget to check your circulars & newspapers for tea coupons!

This past week: Sweet Leaf tea & coupons for Tazo brand pitcher sied tea bags! or Latte concentrate.

*I have no affiliation withese companies and may or may not actually drink them. This is tea news to pass along. *Coupons do vary in allareas of the U.S.
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#774398 - 07/22/12 06:21 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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This week the brand named Turkey Hill ran in our papers with a coupon for refrigerated gallons & half Gallon teas.(in current papaers expiration date of 11/30/12)


Don't forget also: check your grocer's "dented" cart or clearance table in back ~boxed tea & bottled tea items allways reduced~ (helps when making a gift basket)

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Be aware that not all teas are alike~

Teas may be blended or mixed with other edible flowers, and or other teas,or other herbs. Reading labels is important if you are on specialized diets. Always ask your doctor if a particluar brand or type is ok for you.

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#783260 - 09/19/12 03:10 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Dear Forum readers:

What is your favorite tea country & the type or brand you drink from?


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#785671 - 10/01/12 12:54 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Has anyone seen the cute little girl tea party things at the Pottery Barn?

While these things are on the pricey side these are very giftable things to give & save as keepsakes for a lifetime!

they carry 3 tea sets porcelain, silver, or a fun stakable~
cake stands for the tea table

a cute white tea cart
tea party aprons (these can be personalized!)

Just adorable!

* I have no affilitation with this store, nor am I being compensated.
This tidbit was just to let my readers know about fun tea-related gifts and products!


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Starbucks buys Teavana!

For about $620 million Starbucks buys Teavana Holdings, Inc.

This tea adding to Starbucks already Tazo Tea line will offer at least 100 loose leaf teas! They have about 300 stores already and they believe that the two tea brands are complimentary toward each other. Many cafe's however, only offer one or the other or both, they have not decided as of yet.


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Seasonal gifting is about to be going into full swing:

Don't forget to homemade tea baskets make wonderful gifts for teachers,bus drivers, crossing guards, bosses,secretaries to name a few!

Currently World Market has lovely little tea towels embellished with tea pots & flowers etc. for $7.99 just an idea for something to add to your tea gift basket.

*I have no affiliation or revceive no compensation for this mention this is just to give readers an idea of things that are available.

Let us know if you make a tea basket this year for gifting!


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Ideas for tea items is endless:

Not only do people use old cracked cups (or mismatched) to make DIY craft projects~old tea pots can be used as well. They can become planters for small plants and given when one needs a quick gift for a sick person or teacher for example.

Tea pots that are similar in size shape or color can be used as decorative canisters for loose sugar or even cookies if the lid is tight.

I know of at least one person that used a tea warmer as her candle light for tables or when the lights went out! haha sweet idea right?

Your ideas can be endless with tea!

If you think of more let us know ASAP!

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Looking for lovely tea gifts?

Try Vivaterra. very nice tea pots, budha bowls,cheeses,Veggie & pickles fresh "canned", honey,cookies, cakes,confections, brownies and Teatulia Teas!

All organic all artisan made as well as housewares! Lovely gifts!


www.vivaterra(dot)com

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Chai to go!

Chai in an instant~as seen in the Chicago Tribune Newspaper~ New chai tea blends on the market of interest:

Tipu's Chai Now (trio)All that is needed is boiling water & your fav. dairy product~ called the sweet & spicy

The Simple Life is to stir in a tsp. of black tea spice mix into milk or water~

All You Need~ is simply to stir in hot or cold water.

Sounds easy!

Their taste testers rated: Sweet & Spicy as the best!

Try them if you see them & let us know what you think~

Tribune suggests tipuschai(dot)com to locate a store or to buy.



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White peony tea~ has healing properties and is restorative is a very delicate yet filled with flu fighting/cold weather fatigue fighters!
Have a cup to calm you as well as help you in the fight against the flu.

*Can be found at retailers everywhere~

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#805289 - 02/08/13 12:29 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Tea Cups & Tea Saucers windchimes as cute as they can be!

Ran across them in: Through the Country Door (countrydoor(dot)com)
adorable & affordable one has beads, tea cups, creamer, mini tea cups and flatware to chime

still another in four colors has a large tea cup base and metal chimes
11.99 & 9.99 respectively
also offers a 3 qt. whistling tea kettle in red, purple, or green!

cute!


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Argo Tea & Argo Tea Cafe's are spotted here and there around major cities and some wholesome markets have Argo Tea bottled tea for sale.

It's great news! They are expanding into more areas such as Universities, hospitals, and will have more Cafe's. The company is also introducing more bottled teas in 8 oz. size!


Yeah Tea!

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A Modern take on the old-fashioned tea party? As seen in the April 2013 issue of Better Homes & Gardens under the heading of "Fresh" Ideas For Living Well

a cute 2 page mention of a modern makeover for a casual get-together with tea.

Ideas and products to make your party a sucess.

Tea is here to stay.


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Hello Tea lovers..... in the March 2013 issue, HGTV magazine asks...When is the last time you cleaned....your tea kettle?

(writers Jessica Dodell-Feder and Kelly Tagore tool on everyday items and used their expertise and research to come up with good answers to their questions)

how often? they found that a kettle should be washed about every 4 to 5 uses.

They DO NOT recommend any kettle in the dishwasher!!!

You'll be cleaning the outside of the kettle~
the writers consulted Patrick Farrell, VP of merchandising for Teavana. He reccommended no steel wool or scouring pads they scratch.Wash the outside with warm soapy water and a sponge.

If you have hard water & you have deposits on the kettle it's ok to add vinegar to water and heat for 10-15 minutes.

Heat and rinse to remove any traces of vinegar.

Volia! Clean kettle!

page 29 HGTV Magazine to see the article.

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#815113 - 04/05/13 02:11 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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Anyone shopped for tea at Teavanna? I experienced this place at Christmas. WOW.
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#815125 - 04/05/13 04:11 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: Angie]
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Dear Angie:

Oh yes Teavana is a beautiful store. Their stylings and products packaging are quite beautiful!

Some of their products are quite pricey, however, these are very gift worthy.

Any store that encourages the art of tea and the health of tea in my book is a good one.

Thank you for sharing!


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Keurig, the company synonomous with coffee is now offering "Snapple" in the K-Cup Lemon & Peach.


Checks your newspaper product coupons.

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Swiss Premium refrigerator teas is running a sweepstakes.

Enter to win weekly summer prizes.

please see swiss-tea(dot)com for details

drink tea & wins prizes sounds great!


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Trader Joe's for tea? For crumpets?

Oh yes have you checked out the tea line and the scrumptious cookies, and British Style crumpets? you should.

Just another place where tea and tea goodies are offered.


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Have you tried Thai Iced Tea?


I heard that of late offered in many Thailand Restaurants was:
Cha-yen (iced tea)
This is classified as a fusion"

It made from black tea or Ceylon tea (brewed strong) condensed milk,sugar,and ice

*substitutions may be half n half for the condensed milk and powdered tea, which is a far cry from actual steeped & brewed tea!

But this tea sounds fun, and tasty, try it if you discover it on a menu somewhere!

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Have you heard of the new sweetner nectresse?

made by the Splenda people it claims to be *100% natural
made from the monk fruit
no calories

Included in free sample that I have received is recipe for Pomegranate Iced Green Tea.

*made from the blend of Erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses.

they have FB, on-line, questions directed to 1 888-565-2229

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Tea sweepstakes:

A taste of summer sweepstakes is being offered by Swiss Premium Tea drinks. You'll find them in your refrigerated section of your grocery store. They claim to have no high fructose corn syrup and no preservatives.

If you visit their website (swiss-tea(dot)com) you can enter a contest to win getaways,amusement park getaways, camping goods,and other prizes. one needs a code off their product to enter

also codes are available through the mail as well.

Have fun hope you win!!

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Give your self a fighting chance against the flu

Drink Green, black and oolong tea because they all contain naturally occurring compounds that help ward off the flu!!

Tea has antioxidants and L-theanine (an amino acid that is found only in tea........

help boost your immune system~

Have a nice hot cuppa!


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Tea is always good. I enjoy the oolong and chai (a spicy tea I purchased last Christmas). I attended a bridal shower and the party favor was enough tea for a pot of tea. YUMMY.
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Dear Angie,

What a lovely take home gift from the shower. I always love giving & receiving tea as a gift.

Ooolong and chai are also on my list of favorites to drink.

Lots of great fall/winter teas to try enjoy the tea tasting and come by the forum again to say hi!

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Twinings of London has a three tea sample program.

One gets to pick three free samples of your choice from the Twinings tea line sent to you free of charge.

Also sent is a code for 15%off of any online purchase with them.

Learn more about them and the tea offer at: twiningsusa(dot)com

If you'd like to relate anything regarding your experience of tasting tea one can also visit www.twiningsusa(dot)com/3free

Have fun taste tea!


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My kids gave me two boxes of Twinings tea - a Christmas tea and a Winter Spice. They are both very mild - I always enjoyed Celestial Seasonings Sugar Plum Spice Tea, however, I was not able to find it this Christmas. I see it is available online though.

Thank you for the info on Twinings - I do enjoy their breakfast tea and Earl Gray.


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Dear Angie, I must say that is a wonderfully thoughtful gift! Tea is wonderful during the holiday season.

Spice teas taste wonderful during the holidays. Tea companies are constantly changing/or adding to their tea lines. I'm glad what you like is at least available on-line for purchase. Sometimes, for whatever reason, the supermarket themselves change what they are selling. Could be available at another market?

Anyway, you're welcome for the information on Twinings tea. I hope that you'll enjoy your experience with that tea and if you do you're welcome to post anything tea related here!

Happy New Year!

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Coffee and Tea Festival

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Learn about tea, try teas, and watch demostrations

Can go directly to the website, purchase tickets, and then print them from home!


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Scented tea is an infusion method of petals,fruits, spices or oils into black or green tea. This has been going on since the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644


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#859633 - 03/18/14 09:55 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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Sip yourself slim~ As reported in the March 2014 Issue of Family Circle magazine...Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, a Tufts University professor of nutrition, stated that new research shows green tea may help people lose weight.

He tells readers to aim for two mugs of green tea per day that is *steeped for at least 3 minutes.

the combinations of the zero calories, caffeine and catechins it does speed up the metabolism.

*the longer that green tea seeps the higher content of antioxidants.


While some researchers do say that one would have to consume a lot more to see an actual weight loss from the drinking well it certainly won't hurt either.


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#859640 - 03/18/14 10:13 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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<sigh> I do not like the taste of green tea. On these cold miserable wintry days, tea sure has been a comfort.
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#859674 - 03/18/14 06:03 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: Angie]
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Dear Angie,

Have you tried to flavor the tea? Enhance with a drop of lemon or perhaps a drop of agave? honey?

I am doing an article on sweetening next week I shall try to include something about enhancing green tea. Perhaps try a blend with green tea in it?


Let me know if you try.
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#862243 - 04/21/14 10:23 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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Oprah Chai


Starbucks coffee giant owns Teavana tea and they have partnered with Oprah Winfrey to launch Oprah Chai.

It is a chai masala infused with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and clove. All of the proceeds from sales will benefit youth education charities.

Good job! Buy chai support education that's smart tea!


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#862259 - 04/21/14 11:08 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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I had no idea that Teavana was owned by Starbucks.
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#863633 - 05/12/14 11:39 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: Angie]
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Dear Angie,

Most large major businesses often "acquire" other businesses to stay way on top of the heap. The Tea industry has long been up and coming, and it appears that many businesses want to have more than "one log on the fire" by aligning themselves with many facets of the drink industry.

Well established business that are acquired often keep their names due to the fact that they are quite known by the name and to change it would actually damage the brand.

Enjoy trying the new Oprah Chai and let us know how you liked it~


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#866158 - 06/10/14 08:45 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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Happy National Iced tea day!!!

Enjoy your favorite iced tea today~

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#874277 - 08/10/14 05:39 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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What is Guayusa tea? It is pronounced (guy-use-a)
It is from the tree (similar to an evergreen here) called LLex Guayusa. It is native to the rainforest in the upper Amazon.

The leaves of this tree contain a large amount of caffeine; it is prepared as a tea and is used as a stimulant.

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#874331 - 08/11/14 04:22 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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I've been very disappointed in the tea selections at some of the supermarkets. At one time, the selection in all the stores was really good but some of them have cut back. I enjoy Luzianne Tea but other than the Ice Tea bags my stores have not been carrying the brand. I switched to Tetley but I do like Red Rose, Bigalow and Twinings. Celestial is the herbal tea which I use during the winter.

Have you ever ordered tea online? I was in one of the malls yesterday and Teavanna has a shop there.
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#876545 - 09/04/14 07:24 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: Angie]
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Dear Angie,

Yes I have personally ordered tea on line. Many of them are very reliable and carry a great selection. Please however, stay with major houses that you have heard of before.

I just will not give a credit card order to just anyone.
Be aware.

Follow the sales too. They also offer great other food items and sweetners along with teaware and accessories.

If you like a particular brand, go right to the company website and sign up for web updates and coupons. Sometimes freebies.

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#876762 - 09/05/14 06:34 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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I would probably order from Bigalow or Twinnings. My daughter purchases tea in the Philly area that I do not have here. It is loose tea in a polyester or silk bag. Mightyleaf is the brand name.
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#877409 - 09/13/14 10:32 AM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: Angie]
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Dear Angie,

All the brands you have mentioned are great brands that have been around for a long time. They are liked by most people. The internet is filled with brands and small tea merchants. Just be aware, always check out a brand making sure that they can "back up" their products. Ask for a money back guarantee.
I adore loose leaf in a silk bag...the best of both worlds. I personally have my "go to" brands

but I love to try new things, so I'm always dabbling in something new or always looking for samples. Good luck on your tea journey!

enjoy your Mighty Leaf smile

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#877636 - 09/16/14 12:22 PM Re: Tidbits on Tea/tea in daily life! [Re: mary-tea1]
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Dear readers,

When making and blending your own homemade teas please be aware that when using powdered ingredients to add to teas: for example as in chamomile powder, please make sure you read the labels ingredients.

Make sure that the powdered herb you are using does not contain any other ingredients.


Just an F.Y.I. because some products contain other ingredients and or chemicals.


Happy Tea making

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#881887 - 11/04/14 05:43 PM Voter's Day Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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I thought and was inspired because of election day...I found a tea that congers thoughts about the great USA and our friends across the "pond"

Inspired by the great forests and ancient woodlands comes a tea called "National Parks Department" this tea was inspired by nature and rugged forests woodsy and earthy.

this tea and many others are offered by Bellocq Tea Antelier

this company came from London and has settled in Greenpoint (Brooklyn) New York. They have hand crafted unique and full leaf teas and accessories.

One can look at their very "pretty" web-site and can find their tea also avaialable at an assortment of cafe's and shops across the USA.

bellocq(dot)com

*I have no affiliation with this company and I am not being compensated in any way for this forum posting.

This post was to show the availability of handcrafted and blended teas and how the tea vender was also inspired.

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#882389 - 11/14/14 12:27 PM A new Bottled Tea [Re: mary-tea1]
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Just for fun something new in a bottled tea?

The POM brand has come out with a super antioxidant tea called Super Tea.

4 flavors...worth a try pomegranate juice....but buyer beware look at labels for tea content and sugars!

Check newspapers for coupons.


*I have no affiliation with this company, nor am I being compensated for this mention... just keeping readers and tea drinkers informed. Thanks.

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#883795 - 12/13/14 07:16 AM Did you Know???? [Re: mary-tea1]
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Dear Tea Readers,

Are you frustrated or stressed out? Getting edgy? To remedy this have a cup of green tea!
Why?

Green tea contains the chemical L-Theanine and this naturally produced chemical helps to reduce/ relieve anger!


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