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Sip Away the Winter Blues

Sip Away the Winter Blues

A hot cup of tea can soothe a cold winter night. Winter is upon us, the weather is colder and these, by far, are the shortest days of sunshine during the year. The sun rises later and sets earlier making it difficult to feel energized in the morning. The lack of light when you wake up can really take its toll on you by making you feel sluggish and rundown. Ever notice you also get sick more in the winter? Tea can help. There are high levels of polyphenols found in tea leaves, making tea a natural and healthy way to...

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The World of Loose Leaf Tea

Westchester Wellness Magazine Contributor. Stay tuned for more articles on Tea! 

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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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