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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 […]

Fill Your Mug with Black Tea this Halloween!


Usually when we think of Halloween, edibles like candied apples, candy corn and pumpkin pie come to mind. But you don’t have to fill your mouth with sugar just to have a good time on national trick-or-treat day. You can enjoy a nice warm mug of black tea instead. What We Love About Black Tea […]

Have You Been Making Your Tea the Wrong Way?


What if we told you that you’ve been making tea the wrong way all of this time? Could that really be possible? It could. It turns out that many people have been going about their tea-making skills all wrong, from the amount of water and tea they put in, to the time they add the […]

Honey: Beating Those Sweet Tea Cravings With a Healthy Alternative

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Here in North Carolina, our culture features a unique blend of influences. We love our Southern heritage which greatly influences our food traditions. Metropolitan areas like Raleigh also have ties to the broader Northeast, making us the best of both worlds. Delicious Southern Sweet Tea Sweet tea as strong ties to the Carolinas. It has […]

5 Tea Myths and Their Truths


Whether you’re an avid tea lover or you’re just getting started, you probably have a lot of questions. What’s the best way to brew tea? Are loose leaves better than bags? Does black tea really have more caffeine than other teas? Tea has a mysterious appeal to it. Perhaps it’s because it’s been around for […]

What is the Best Way to Store Tea?


When you purchase quality tea leaves, you’ll find yourself placing more importance on your storage methods. How tea is stored affects its phytochemical makeup and the way it tastes. Fortunately, storing tea can be very simple. Chances are, you’ll consume the tea before you notice any decrease in taste or smell, providing that you store […]

Tea Can Help Fight Anxiety and Depression


In some parts of the world, tea has been used for centuries to help with relaxation, spiritual and religious ceremonies, nourishment and healing. For individuals dealing with anxiety or depression, it’s possible that tea can help ease their symptoms. One study from the UK’s University of Nottingham Medical School found that chamomile tea significantly relaxed […]

Fall in Love with Gwendalina’s Baked Apple Tea!


As much fun as the summer season is, there is something undeniably refreshing about the start of fall. School is starting back up, which means so are the routine schedules that will carry us to next summer. Bathing suits, sprinklers and summer toys are cleaned and packed away. Splash pads and swimming pools close for […]