Monthly Archives: February 2015

Colonial Tea Blends

Colonial Tea Who knows how tea will mix with salt water?” John Rowe (December 11,1773) These words signaled the approach of the men of the Boston Tea Party who, over the next three hours, proceeded to dump 340 chests of … Continue reading

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Iced Tea, The Story of…

The Story of Iced Tea Iced tea originated at the St. Louis World Trade Fair in 1904. Vendors were trying to popularize black Indian teas to compete with the more popularly consumed green tea from China. As temperatures soared, Americans … Continue reading

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Mint Tea

Over one million cups of mint tea are consumed worldwide each day! Peppermint is a stimulant which has traditionally been used for indigestion, nausea, colds, headaches, and cramps. It is delightful following a meal! Peppermint Tea Boil 1 cup of … Continue reading

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Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea While walking along the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf, I was invited to join a Saudi family for tea. I asked if they had any herb tea. After a brief pause, the veiled women in chorus exclaimed, “Zanjabeel.” … Continue reading

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Apple Tea

“Day by day, in the untamed wood, In a space by the river reeds, He cleared the land for a nursery, And planted his apple seeds. Without a hope of recompense, Without a thought of pride, John Chapman planted apple … Continue reading

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