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  1. Little Melon Seed (Lu An Guipian)

    Little Melon Seed or (Lu An Gua Pian) is one of China’s most famous teas. It has been recognized by emperors of the past for its exceptional quality. The tea is grown in the Huang Shan Mountains (Yellow Mountains) of Anhui Province and is harvested in early- mid April. The surrounding area is steeply sloped […]

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  2. Medicinal Properties of Fennel Seed

    Medicinal Properties of Fennel Seed: Tin Roof has added fennel seed to our ever-expanding herbal selection. Fennel has been highly prized throughout history. Old world civilizations and cultures like the Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians have used this seed for either food, medicine, alcohol or various rituals. Fennel grows up to 6 ft., has bright […]

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  3. What is Elecampane?

    During the winter months at Tin Roof our best-selling herbs hand down, tend to be cold remedy blends. Each blend targets specific symptoms. If you have a sore throat then 5th Chakra is the blend for you. Upper respiratory and sinus issues, then try some Decongest Decoction. Overall immunity boosting, then Super Hero Formula will […]

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  4. Stir Fried Greens (Chai Qing)

    NEW TEA: Stir Fried Greens (Chai Qing) – The leaves are small, curved, and light green in appearance, which indicates a well-made tea. Because of the higher side of firing, the tea tends to have a lingering toasty note. The flavor of the liquor is clean and sweet, with a slight vegetal aroma. This small-leaf […]

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  5. Medicinal Benefits of Green Cardamom Pods?

    Medicinal Benefits of Green Cardamom Pods? Cardamom is grown extensively in Southern India. Known for its Ayurvedic properties, it’s one of the oldest spices in the world. At one time, Cardamom was one of the most expensive spices in the world, behind saffron and the vanilla bean. Cardamom is high in phytochemical cineole, which has […]

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  6. What is Moringa?

    What is Moringa? The Moringa tree is closely related to the papaya family, and is native to the sub Himalayan mountain region in India and has been found in southwest and northeast Africa, southwest Asia, Madagascar and the Philippines. The herb can also be found in the United States, in areas such as California, Arizona, […]

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  7. Gotu Kola?

    Gotu Kola? Gotu Kola/Brahmi also known as the “herb of longevity” is a perennial herb classified within the carrot family. It grows abundantly in shady, moist and marshy areas. Widely found in India, Madagascar, Polynesia, South Africa, Australia, China and Japan. The plant received its nickname in Sri Lanka. The inhabitants noticed elephants grazing on […]

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  8. Gingko Biloba’s Medicinal Purposes?

    Gingko Biloba’s Medicinal Purposes? Gingko Biloba is a natural extract derived from the leaf of the Chinese gingko tree. The tree is also called the maidenhair tree and is known for its cerebral enhancing effects. Why is gingko such a powerful herb to have in your medicine chest? The leaf contains two extracts that have […]

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  9. What makes Tupelo Honey so special?

    What makes Tupelo Honey so special? It’s been a long time since Tin Roof has gotten our hands on an excellent Tupelo honey, and let me tell you that this crop is excellent. Did you know that Tupelo honey is the only honey that will not crystallize? Due to the honeys high fructose low glucose […]

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  10. Lapsang Souchong: Behind the Smoke

    Lapsang Souchong: Behind the Smoke – One of our most memorable teas at Tin Roof would have to be our Lapsang Souchong. It’s a smoky Chinese black tea, that you either love or hate. Those that love it, purchase copious amounts of it. Those that don’t care for it actually threated those that they live […]

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