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Joy's Jabberings — rooibos

What's a Tisane?

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Not all "tea" is tea. It seems that if you can pour hot water on it, and drink it a few minutes later, it's marketed as tea. In my opinion, this creates a lot of confusion for people new to tea drinking. Or, maybe I'm just a snob.

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Simple Chai Latte

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Simple Chai Latte Recipe by Naomi Rosen I am always looking for a new way to enjoy my favorite teas.  Not that I could ever get tired of them, I just love to explore new options.  Latte's are hardly a new thing but I have never really been a huge latte drinker.  That said, I have been asked via Facebook and email, by 4 different people, for latte recipes this week.  What the masses want....the masses get. Below is a simple Chai Latte recipe that I like to use.  Because everyone's tastebuds are different, you can tweak and change this...

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Sweet Sassy Molassey!

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by ErinMarie Need a sweet fix?  Want to mix it up and add tea?  Looking for simple methods to combine the two. Sweet Sin A La Mode (2 ways)  (Or as I like to call it "Oh, sweet glass of yumminess") Ingredients: 2 cups double strength Sweet Sin 1 pint vanilla ice cream Version 1: Combine double strength Sweet Sin and ice cream in a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Pour into a tall glass.  Say "yum". Version 2: Scoop ice cream into a bowl, pour double strength Sweet Sin over it and grab your largest spoon. You should have something...

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Fine Loose-Leaf Teas and...PB&J?

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by Naomi ROsen  It's our final installment featuring Japan's Golden Week and I am a firm believer that they saved the best for last!  Children's Day, celebrated every May 5th, honors the children in the family as well as their mothers.  Enacted in 1948, it has actually been celebrated unofficially for centuries. Originally, the holiday celebrated the boys in the family (don't worry little ladies...your holiday was March 3rd).  Thus, Japanese families with sons would hang koi shaped flags from their homes to symbolize courage, perseverance, success and strength; traits all boys exemplify.  Legend has it that a koi managed...

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