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  1. Golden Eyebrows

    Jin Jun Mei black tea, also known as “Golden Eyebrows”, originated from the Tongmu village.  Located 1500 meters above sea level, this village can be found amongst the expansive Wuyi Mountain region.  This tea is often considered the top shelf version of Lapsang Souchong, which is also from this region.  Malty and honey-sweet, with light […]

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  2. Mugwort

    Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) can be found in Europe, Africa and parts of Asia.  The herb enjoys nitrogen-rich, loamy soils, that are slightly alkaline.  A tall shrub-like perennial plant of the sunflower family.  It has purple angular stems, and can grow up to 5 feet.  TIDBIT: Native Americans equated mugwort with witchcraft, as well as believing […]

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  3. What is Benifuki?

    What is Benefuki?  Whenever I think of tea and Japan, the first style of tea that comes to mind is green.  But did you know that Japan is starting to get into other styles as well.  Black, Oolong and Pu-erh style Japanese teas are beginning to make their way out of Japan and into the […]

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  4. What is 3 Seed Tea?

    So, what is 3 Seed Tea?  3 Seed tea is an equal combination of Coriander, Cumin, and Fennel Seeds.  It is a traditional Ayurvedic Medicinal Recipe.  Ayurvedic Medicine is the ancient healing art practiced throughout India for thousands of years.  It imparts traditional home remedies and common-sense guidelines. This recipe is meant to aid in […]

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  5. What are the health benefits of Ashwagandha Root?

    What are the health benefits of Ashwagandha Root? Ashwagandha is an evergreen shrub that can be found in the nightshade family and is revered in ayurvedic medicine.  The roots and orange-red fruits have been used for over 3,000 years medicinally.  Ashwagandha can be found in South Asia, Middle East, and North Africa.  The plant can […]

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  6. What is Yellow Tea?

    What is Yellow Tea? Yellow Tea or Huo Shan Huang Ya is one of the rarest of the six classes of tea, and is only produced in China, in the high mountains of Hunan, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces.  The Yellow tea style began to be produced in the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).  Most of the […]

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  7. What are the health benefits of skullcap?

    What are the health benefits of skullcap? Skullcap (Mad Dog), is a slender plant with many branches resembling two to four feet in height, and is native to several Asian countries, as well as Russia.  In the summer, small blue/pink flowers present themselves as a shape that resembles a helmet or cap, giving way to […]

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  8. White Chrysanthemum Iced Tea. Why?

    White Chrysanthemum Iced Tea. Why? Mostly present in East Asia, chrysanthemum tea is quite popular in Chinese culture, especially when prepared iced during the hot summer months.  In Chinese culture, the flower stands for respect and honesty, as well as integrity and nobility.  The chrysanthemum flower is also known as Autumn flowers, because they remain […]

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  9. What is Shincha?

    What is Shincha?  Shincha or “new tea”, is one of the most prized green teas in Japan.  It’s also one of the most expensive.  The high cost is due to the effort involved in picking the leaves during a specified period of time.  During the winter months, the tea plant stores up nutrients like amino […]

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  10. What is Horsetail (Shavegrass)?

    What is Horsetail (Shavegrass)? Horsetail (Shavegrass) is native to North America and Europe.  It is one of only a few Equisetum survivors from the dinosaur era, where the plant was the same size as a modern-day palm tree.  Horsetail is a perennial plant that has two very different type of stems, depending on the season.  […]

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