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  1. Bubble tea Pros and Cons

    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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  2. Hong Guan Yin Tea

    Red Goddess

    Red Goddess: Love oolongs and bold black teas? You don’t have to choose one over the other! We just received a few bags of a small batch of a fully oxidized oolong. What does this mean? Well, put simply, this oolong is floral like Ti Kuan Yin, with the depth and boldness of a refreshing […]

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  3. Olive Leaf Tea

    Olive Leaf Tea

    Olive Leaf Tea: Olive leaves, of course come from the olive tree, also known as Olea europaea, and is included in the same family as lilacs, jasmine, Forsythia and the true ash trees.  Olive trees are believed to have originated in ancient Persia and Mesopotamia.  The tree grows to a height of 26 to 49 […]

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  4. Earl Grey Our Best Seller

    Earl Grey no. 69: Love It or Hate It, It’s a Best-Seller

    I sat down recently with Tin Roof Teas store manager and co-owner, Ryan Hinson, to talk about the love of Earl Grey teas, specifically Earl Grey no. 69.  If you’ve never tried it before, or any Earl Grey for that matter, it has a cult following.  Trust me.  People feel strongly about it.  Is it […]

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  5. Jin Jun Mei black tea

    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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  6. Mugwort Herb


    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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  7. Japanese Benifuki Grains

    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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  8. 3 Seed Tea

    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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