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Joy's Jabberings — Wellness

When Sick, Herbal Tea is Acceptable...Maybe.

bagged tea black tea cup of brown joy Earl Grey herbal tea loose leaf tea Tea Snobbery teabags tisanes Wellness

by Audrea Fink (@earlsteeper) I have a confession to make. I have been drinking herbal tea lately, bagged no less. I realize I've been pretty anti-herbal in the past and it's still not my favorite drink, but the past few days, it's really been helpful. I should also admit this all began because I got the flu. I had an upset stomach, fever and body aches. I wanted something comforting, but mellow. I happened to have some fresh ginger in the house and decided to steep it in hot water for about 10 minutes. (Let's be honest, I was sick so I made...

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Oh me, oh my, oh Wellness!

cold brew ExperimenTEA Wellness

[caption id="attachment_705" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Dried Hibiscus: to drink or not to drink?"][/caption] For those new to this series I am taking one tea and "playing" with it to get it just right for me.  This week it is Wellness.  In all honesty it is more like this month...this is a favorite summer brew of mine. Wellness is actually not a tea but an herbal blend.  It has a little bit of everything in it, "apple pieces, carrot flakes, blackberry leaves, eucalyptus leaves, beetroot pieces, hibiscus flowers, lemon grass, flavoring, freeze-dried tangerine pieces, orange slices".  It's blend of sweet and tangy...

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Got A Case of the Tuesday's?

Berries Galore Earl Grey Genmaicha Khongea Assam lemon zest mahalo moroccan mint plum crazy South Sea Magic Suprabhat Sweet Sin tranquility Wellness

by Sarah the Tea Mistress Tea in the morning can be more than part of a balanced breakfast; it can be anything from a life saver to a gentle push all depending on the tea you pick.  Knowing what kind of morning person you are can help you choose the perfect brew. Take the short quiz below to determine your “morning” personality, then calculate your scores (we promise the math is simple) and see the explanations below to determine the morning tea that is right for you. Your alarm clock goes off, you think… A)     What alarm clock?  I wake...

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7 Days in TEAbet

7 Days in TEAbet Crannyberry Creamsicle Genmaicha joysteaspoon Pina Colada Ruby Red Wellness

          by Sarah the Tea Mistress Like many of you, I have been standing at the windows of JoysTeaspoon.com chanting, “Open, open, open!”  Now that I have access to so many new teas, I’m having trouble figuring out what to drink!  I ordered 6 teas, which earned me free shipping, so I practically saved money (or at least that is what I told my husband). Day 1 (Captains Log - Wednesday): After a long day at work I was so excited to smell a special box sitting on my front porch.  I started with the Ruby...

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