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Statue of Emporer Shen Nung - Silver Tips Tea Online Tea ShopLegend has it that Emperor Shen Nung was strolling through his garden, drinking his usual cup of boiled water, when a leaf from a nearby bush fell into this cup.  This was in 2737 B.C.  He was not only pleased with its taste but with early knowledge of herbal medicine, soon declared it to be medicinal drink.

In the sixteenth century B.C., the Taoist philosopher Lao-tzu also mentions tea in his great travels.  It is a fact that by 500 B.C., the people of Asia were drinking tea.  The first tea practices were primitive - boiling raw green leaves in water - resulting, no doubt in a bitter, nasty tasting drink.  Although some historians credit...


 Feb 14, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Stress Relief: Dogs and Tea

Chinese New Year 2018: Year of the Dog

Stress is a major part of everyday life in this modern world of ours. We've all felt it. School. Work. Family. Relationships. That one jerk on the freeway. Money. Politics. Health. Money again. Sometimes it's just too much.

Everyone has different ways of coping. For me, I've found the best way to reduce stress is with a healthy dosage of this:

Cooper the Dog

That's my puppy, Cooper. Well, puppy's not the right word - he'll be 10 this November - but he'll always be my puppy. 

Cooper's a Black Lab we got in...


 Feb 21, 2018  |  Written by David Napolitano

Should Dogs Drink Tea?

Should Dogs Drink Tea?

It's the Year of the Dog - Man's best friend - loyal, smart, and lively. The Chinese believe that a dog coming to your house is a sign of coming fortune.

This is Harley's Year.  That's her above, ready for the bright lights. She's already been the star of many Facebook posts and she's got big plans for the year ahead. We'll be chronicling her many adventures. Right now, let's start with the most pressing concern for a Tea site talking about dogs.


Caffeine can be deadly to dogs, but decaffeinated teas in small doses are okay. The basic takeaway from


 Feb 16, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller


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