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Different Kinds of Tea

Your Cup of Tea The different kinds of teas can be confusing, but most often we go by what we like and how it tastes. Tea contains antioxidants and polyphenols that help our bodies protect against inflammation which can lead to many diseases. What are the types of tea? Well, it depends on how the tea is produced during the oxidation process. For instance, white tea is the least oxidized tea. The process of oxidation allows the leaves to wither…

Health Benefits and Side Effects of Green Tea: Useful Websites

Listed below are some great websites that discuss the health benefits and side effects of green tea. Being a plant-based product, the way green tea is processed is of great consideration. One of the important points  I got from the posts is the reason green tea is healthier is in the process. The fermentation process is avoided during the green tea production as opposed to the processing of black tea. The flavonoids and catechins are the antioxidants which help reduce…

Herbal Remedies

Herbal remedies: fiction or fact? Herbal remedies do their job because of the properties they contain. They are not magic potions. In the roots, leaves, flowers, berries, bark or seeds, herbs have specific biochemical properties that are healing and restorative for our systems. We've come to the point in our high-stress lives where we need all of the healing and restorations we can get. Being a natural resource, they have no additives, preservatives, or dyes. They aren't sweetened with sugar or…

Christmas Party

Be sure to come see us during the Christmas Party for some merriment and Christmas cheer. It is on Saturday, December 16, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. It's also Boston Harbor Day. The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts 1773 caused by the Tea Act. Looking forward to seeing all of you! Merry Christmas! Here are some of our customers' quotes about our shop: "This is the quaintest, little tea shop I have…

Everything Stops for Tea, My Dear

Everything stops for tea, my dear. In England, afternoon tea was introduced by royalty due to the fact that they had to wait until late hours before having dinner so they had tea and a little snack.  It became a favorite social event during the 1800's and a tradition. Many phrases have come into our language as a form of expression such as the following: Not my cup of tea:  does not prefer, enjoy, or like A tempest in a teacup: anger…