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  1. Kombucha

    Why Is Kombucha So Popular?

    Kombucha is a naturally fizzy drink that provides an energy boost and purportedly brings a bounty of health benefits to those who make a regular habit of drinking it. It is typically described as having a tart, slightly sweet taste. The practice of making kombucha, which involves fermenting the tea with the help of a […]

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  2. Iced Tea Glasses

    Iced Tea Month

    June is National Iced Tea Month! The United States has had a long love affair with iced tea. We have been using this cold beverage to beat the summer heat since the early 19th century. It’s likely that iced tea existed even before the 19th century, but it wasn’t widely recorded until later on. The first […]

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  3. The Kouridashi Iced Tea Method

    Water quality, temperature, and length of steeping are all factors that influence the flavor profile of a cup of tea. These are details we typically keep in mind when preparing a hot cup of tea. But did you know that these factors affect the flavor of iced tea just as much? How to best brew […]

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  4. Do Tea Drinking Habits Help Allergies?

    The onset of allergy season means an onslaught of sniffly noses, headaches, and itchy eyes. Fighting back against allergy symptoms can be exhausting. Fortunately, establishing healthy habits can do a lot to protect our bodies against seasonal allergies. Recent studies suggest that drinking tea regularly helps individuals build up a steady defense against pesky allergens. […]

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  5. Tea and Weight Loss

    AND THAT’S THE TEA | CAN TEA HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?

    by: Jordyn King, Guest Blogger Teas and Me  My name is Jordyn King and I am currently a graduate student at Meredith College in the Concentration of Dietetics in Raleigh, North Carolina soon to be, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I believe in holistic and alternative approaches to increasing individuals’ health and wellness in their daily habits […]

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  6. Tea and Social Class in 19th Century England

    Often when we think of “high tea,” we envision gatherings of British aristocrats in extravagant 19th century dress, gossiping around spreads of embellished tea sets and decadent pastries. This is actually a misconception. The word “high” in “high tea” is often associated with “high class” or “high status.” In reality, “afternoon tea” was tea time […]

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  7. Bubble Tea’s Global Takeover: Weighing the Pros and Cons

    “Bubble tea” is a tea-based drink that is traditionally made with black tea, sugar, milk, and tapioca balls. It is commonly referred to as “boba” or “pearl milk tea.” It is served with a thick straw so that the tapioca pearls can be enjoyed in harmony with the drink. Shops that offer this specialty drink […]

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  8. Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

    Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

    Butterfly pea vines, sometimes referred to as Asian pigeonwings or blue pea vines, are plants native to Southeast Asia. Due to the vine’s resilience in all kinds of soil types, the plant has since been successfully exported to countries in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The beautiful blue flowers that the butterfly pea vines produce […]

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  9. One Lump or None?

    The Case for 5 Sugar Alternatives Sugar is everywhere these days. The American Heart Association reports that an average adult living in North America consumes a massive 77 grams of sugar per day! That’s more than 6 heaping tablespoons. Sugar isn’t just hiding in your breakfast cereals and snacks—you’ll find sugar is a primary ingredient […]

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  10. Rip Van Winkle

    Do You Suffer From Insomnia?

    What is Insomnia? Insomnia is described as having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. People who experience insomnia generally suffer from a myriad of symptoms including fatigue, low energy, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, and decreased performance. Sleep disturbances can be caused by several reasons. Acute insomnia is not being able to fall asleep due to […]

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