Mighty Leaf News

Trick or Treat: Is Expensive Tea Worth It?
10/29/2015  |  Tea Tips
Pumpkins and tea

Scour a store for tea and you will probably find that the prices for the teas offered can vary wildly. The best comparison for this kind of variance can be found in the world of wine, where a bottle of two buck Chuck can be procured as well as bottles that run in the range of several thousand dollars. Caviar is expensive. Fish sticks are cheap. Let'€™s explore expensive whole leaf tea to consider the cost.

How to Taste Tea
10/1/2015  |  Tea Tips
Tasting tea

Tasting teas calls to mind a shift in mindset. There is a difference between sitting down and enjoying a cup of tea compared to tasting tea. To taste tea is to evaluate it critically. At work, I taste teas everyday whether sampling teas that are newly produced and blended or ingredients we’ve purchased to see how they taste as they’re aging. As I’m tasting, I’m judging whatever tea I’m sampling against my recollection of my gold standard, the best version of that tea I’ve tried. After 30 years of tasting teas, I’ve developed a flavor bank upon which I can compare teas. If you’re a tea drinker and want to conduct your own tastings at home, there are several things you will want to consider as you get started.

Valentine’s Day Tea Tips: 4 Ways to Express Your Affection
2/6/2011  |  Tea Tips

Valentine’s Day conjures up images of chocolate and flowers, but what about tea? Herbal potions, balms and other assorted plants and flowers have been used for centuries in connection with the pursuit of romance. So why not go old school and spice up your Valentine’s Day with some tea. Of course, you can always complement the gift with flowers and chocolate if necessary. We have 4 Valentine’s Day tips to share.

Detox this Tax Season
4/8/2009  |  Tea Tips
greenroutine

It's that time of year where Uncle Sam is patiently waiting for the tax forms to roll in. I just mailed mine in last week, and am kind of late on the ball. Let's hope where you sit, tax season is now a thing of the past. I have been contemplating the economic climate of the moment, of the last few months and know it's been challenging for some of the people in my life. As tax season sweeps to a close, I want to propose this is a good time to detax with some detox.