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The Benefits of Chili in Tea

The Health Benefits from a little chili in your tea? Sounds a little out there, but if you are a chai lover, then you already consume a little bit of spice in your tea. If you have ever tried Tin Roof Tea’s Oak City Chai or Firecracker Chai, then you definitely know what it’s like […]

A Tale of Two Tea Bases

Whenever you first approach the counter at Tin Roof, most guests are overwhelmed by the sheer number of teas in our collection. One of our most popular categories would have to be our fruit tisane selection. What is a tisane? A tisane is an herbal, fruit, or rooibos tea. It does not contain any true […]

Drink Your Way to Health and Happiness

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For thousands of years, drinking tea has been a large part of the culture in the East. Asia has not only enjoyed the flavors and aromas of tea for all this time, but it has also reaped the various health benefits this beverage has to offer. More recently, scientific research in the West has brought […]

Classic Tea Time Manners To Go With Your Southern Charm

If you receive an invitation for tea at the Haywood Hall House, the Joel Lane Museum House or one of the historic homes in the Boylan Heights neighborhood, then you will want to brush up on your manners before you go. After all, you would not want to embarrass yourself in front of the host. […]

After Your Thanksgiving Feast, Detox Your Body With These Teas

People are always looking for new and effective ways to detox, but the practice couldn’t be any more necessary than after a massive holiday feast. Specifically – Thanksgiving. If you overate your Thanksgiving meal or filled your stomach with unhealthy foods, you certainly aren’t alone. But that doesn’t mean that your body is going to […]

How Honey Can Boost Your Immune System

In our previous post we discussed the many health benefits of honey, but did you know that honey can also help boost your immune system during the upcoming cold season?! Tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink because it’s loaded with antioxidants that may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and […]

Health Benefits of Honey in Tea

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Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after coffee, but do you know how this beverage was invented? Legend has it that the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, was drinking a cup of boiled water in his garden back in 2737 BCE and few leaves fell into the pot. When the Emperor tasted […]

5 Teas to Warm Your Soul this Winter

“A cup of tea warms the soul like a good friend.” That’s just one of the many quotes that sums up the relationship that people have with their tea. Whether you’re feeling sick, lonely or a bit sad, tea has a way of warming the soul and balancing the yin and the yang. Drinking tea […]

Tea Smuggling Through History

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The tea trade has been booming for hundreds of years, and where there’s trade, there’s taxes. Unfortunately, where there are taxes, there are smugglers that want to avoid paying them. It may seem strange to think about people smuggling it now that we can easily buy tea from specialty stores online, but it was a […]