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Introducing Matcha Turmeric Tea and Cocoa Matcha green tea powders. They’re the newest additions to our matcha collection, joining Organic Matcha, Organic Ceremonial Matcha, and Matcha Latte Mix.
I fell in love with tea at an early age, growing up in Berkeley. My mom’s from Boston and at 4 p.m. everyday she would brew a pot of tea to drink with milk and cookies. What kid doesn’t love a reason to eat cookies?
20 Healthy Teas. After all the feasting that happens in November and December, January offers a different path. Tea is a fat-free, alcohol-free beverage with character. If drinking more tea is a New Year’s resolution, here are ideas for incorporating it into every day.
The naming of tea is no small matter. It can tell you much about the character, nature, and origin of the tea. One of the oldest tea legends has it that in the village of Longjing, during the Qing dynasty, if you peered into the well you could see dragons circling in the water. Some say a dragon even lived in the well. I have been to 3 wells in Longjing and have yet to see any dragons. In one of the wells, you can’t even see the water. Instead, the well got the name because the water had different densities and when it swirled, it looked like there might be dragons in the water. In Chinese culture, dragons are very auspicious and symbolize long life. Seeing dragons in a well was considered a good thing—they weren’t the “eating people” kind of dragons. People try to have children born in the year of the dragon, which is the only mythical creature in the 12-year Chinese calendar cycle, just to give you an idea of how important the dragon is in Chinese culture.
Stories about tea are as old as tea...and tea is very old. Follow us on a journey through history and mythology to find the origins of the tea we enjoy today.
Iced tea has evolved a lot over the past thirty years, and thank goodness. There was a time when the only iced tea people drank was simply plain black tea. Now, we’ve got a lot more choices, from fruity, flavored black teas to iced green tea in ready-to-drink bottles. I’m thrilled to see iced tea evolving, and even better, to see people drinking it at home more often. There is, however, a science to making sure that you’re making a good iced tea brew. It’s not hard, but if you follow these few tips, everyone will be begging for your iced tea. It’s up to you whether you share the secrets or not.