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Joy's Jabberings

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

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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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It's Joy's Teaspoon's 5th Anniversary!

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I can't believe it's been 5 years since we launched joysteaspoon.com. My family and I had just moved to Las Vegas, my oldest son was 2, my youngest hadn't even been born yet, and I had no idea what I was doing. To say that is has been an interesting 5 years would be an understatement.

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US League of Tea Growers Round-up 2015

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In another fantastic first for the league, February 19th-22nd marked the first US Tea Growers Round-up and included visits with tea growers in Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The crowd was eclectic and included growers, educators, retailers, and enthusiasts.

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Fine Words Butter No Parsnips - Ummm, What?

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The motliest of us all, Lord Devotea, sent out the Bat Signal via Facebook this week in the form of a status update challenging our group to use the title, "Fine Words Butter No Parsnips", in a blog post this week. Challenge accepted dear sir!

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Kombucha: is it tea? Is it safe? Is it going to kill me in my sleep?

audrea fink ExperimenTEA kombucha tea

by Audrea Fink Recently, I have been making Kombucha; a fermented tea drink. I was told by my naturopath that I should increase my consumption of matcha, herbal tea and kombucha. So, like every other average American, I'm only following through on 1 of the 3 recommendations. As I've said before, I think herbal tea & matcha are for the birds, yo. I don't know why I thought that if I didn't like matcha or herbal tea, that I would like fermented tea. I do like the idea of fermentation and adding probiotics to my diet and I am a big fan...

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