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A Little History on Chai

Chai is a delightful treat rich in history and flavor. Made from a blend of Indian Assam black tea with a mix of aromatic spices. Traditional spices included cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, cloves, fennel, ginger and peppercorn. They vary from region to region. Our masala chai tea spices include cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and vanilla.  The History of chai tea dates back over 5,000 years and comes from the Hindi word meaning "tea". Masala chai's roots are in South Asia beginning in the region of Assam. South Asians used the tea plant in ancient times as an herbal medicine to cure...

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Chine Tea vs. Japan Tea

Both China and Japan green tea come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis. Their leaves are picked and cooked  right away to prevent any oxidation. This is what gives these teas their vibrant green color. But, that is where the similarity ends.  China produces and manufactures every variety of tea and was the first to cultivate and export to the rest of the world. The amount of tea produced in China crushes the competition.Chinese tea gardens are expansive with rolling hills of tea bushes everywhere you look. When the leaves are picked they are processed right away by laying them...

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Assam Black Tea

Assam Black Tea

The name of Assam tea comes from the area it originated in India, close to the borders of Bangladesh and Burma, along the Brahmaputra River. The Assam region is known as the largest tea growing region in the world, with a very long production season. Assam tea is best enjoyed steeped 3-5 minutes for a wonderful aromatic cup. Water quality is a very important factor and the water used should be free of contaminants in order to enhance the natural flavor of the tea. A crisp flavor is evident when using pure water.   Assam tea also has many health...

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Back to Reality - Losing those unwanted Summer pounds!

Back to Reality - Losing those unwanted Summer pounds!

As summer comes to an end and we all begin to realize that, oh boy, I really shouldn't have eaten so much on vacation. Maybe I didn't need that second helping of cake or ice cream every night. But, it was soooo good!  Don't beat yourself up about it because it will not serve you. Start focusing on the things that will help you lose those unwanted pounds and the lack of energy you feel from it. Drinking tea can help you burn calories and boost your metabolism so you have more energy. Tea has a type of flavonoid called catechins...

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Drink Tea - Your Body Will Thank You!

Drink Tea - Your Body Will Thank You!

There are many reasons why your should be drinking tea. At the very least, it's a flavorful way of getting enough fluid into your body every day. Tea can also protect your teeth and your heart. All teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The manufacturing process determines the type of tea produced. Black tea is fully oxidized and is the strongest. Green tea is less oxidized giving it higher levels of polyphenols, which is why green tea is used during most studies. Tea protects your skin and helps you look younger. Herbal teas are known...

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