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Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon Bitter melon is a tropical/subtropical herbaceous plant that is a member of the cucumber/squash family. The fruit is also thought to be the most bitter fruit in the world, hence the name. The fruit is widely grown and cultivated in Southeast Asia, China, Africa, and the Caribbean. Seeds leaves and vines have been […]

Tea & Ayurveda: A Gleaning

Tea & Ayurveda: A Gleaning If you have come into the tea shop and looked at the wall behind the counter, you will notice a color-coded array of boxes containing the yearly catalog of our tea collection. Perhaps you have heard us explaining it? “Green boxes are green teas, blues are white teas…and orange are […]

What are the health benefits of senna leaf?

What are the health benefits of senna leaf? Senna is a woody perennial plant belonging to the legume family. The plant is native to North Africa and the Middle East and is mostly found in the temperate regions of India and China. The herb was first used therapeutically by Arabian physicians during the 9th century. […]

Which detoxifying herbs to use?

Which detoxifying herbs to use? It’s that time of year again. Allergies, pollen and everyone wanting to detox the winter away. Spring is the time of year that we get hit the hardest when dealing with herbal detox remedies. What most individuals do not realize is that you have different herbs to detox specific parts […]

Pair Some Tea with Your Chocolate this Valentine’s Day

Pair Some Tea with Your Chocolate this Valentine’s Day – Valentine’s Day is lurking just around the corner. Soon the day of love will be upon us, and department stores will be flooded with folks in search of last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts. Prepare to be bombarded by glossy paper hearts, cherubic flying babies, and chalky […]

The Health Benefits of Cocoa Beans

The Health Benefits of Cocoa Beans: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we wanted to touch on the basic ingredient of every chocolate lovers heart.  Cocoa.  Whether it’s a chocolate bar, truffle, or mocha, they wouldn’t be one of our favorite indulgences without it.  For all of the negativity surrounding sweets, cocoa is actually very good for […]

Tea and Sugar

Tea and Sugar: In the United States, our love for tea has its roots for the most part from England.  Of course, other countries have a tea culture, but since our start for the most part came from English settlements.  The English as we all know have had a passion for tea since the early […]

What is Pau d’Arco Bark?

What is Pau d’Arco Bark? Being winter usually means cold season has begun, we have already begun to sell a lot of our Super Hero Formula.  What makes this tea such a great herbal blend is not only the echinacea, but a little know herb that goes by the name of Pau d’Arco.  In the […]

White Tea – Medicinal Elixer

White Tea – Medicinal Elixer: Whenever it comes to tea categories concerning overall body and immune health, green and white teas come to mind.  In the US we have been told that green tea is the elixir that will not only help with skin, increasing metabolism and burning belly fat, but that green tea is […]

Our 2018 Tea Resolutions

Our 2018 Tea Resolutions: The year 2017 is finally reaching an end. The past twelve months have had their ups and downs, but now we turn our eyes forward towards 2018. As we get ready for the new year, it’s a good time to think about positive changes we can introduce to our lives. If […]