Tea - Good for Allergies as Well!

Tea Remedies for Allergy Relief

If you're someone who sneezes through the Spring, suffers from runny eyes and the sniffles, you know how miserable this season can be. You're not alone.  Studies indicate that over 25% of the population is affected by allergies which can be triggered by pollen, animal dander, specific foods, air pollution, dust mites, mold and even ingredients in beauty products to name just a few. Why do allergies occur?  They do so when your specific...

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 Apr 02, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast - What's the Difference?

Silver Tips Tea English Breakfast Tea

In the late 19th century, the English basically had two meals a day – a hearty breakfast with meat and bread, and then dinner.  The Duchess of Bedford, it is said, needed an in-between meal to get her through this long period between these two meals.  She began serving finger foods around 5 o’clock and thus began ‘afternoon tea’.  A few years later, an enterprising Scotsman named...

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 Feb 28, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

China Teas

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...

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 Feb 14, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

January is Hot Tea Month - Pour a Cup!

January – a time for new beginnings, a fresh healthy start – perfect for National Hot Tea Month. It’s cold outside and a hot cup of tea can warm up your resolve and your body.  Here are some ways you can celebrate the versatility of Tea:

BE MINDFUL WITH TEA
Make this the year you pause and take a moment to steep loose leaf tea.  Discard that teabag once and for all and enjoy the wide diversity and world of Tea.  The purposeful act of heating the water, measuring out the tea leaves, pouring the water over the leaves and waiting the few minutes for that perfect steep is a respite in the day. Be in the moment, focus on the simplicity of the task and then...

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 Jan 15, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

NEW YEAR, FRESH START!

 

Hello 2019 and welcome to the month of new beginnings. Here’s a shot at starting again, fixing those areas that need adjusting, improving where we must and trying different ways to get to the goal post.  We did some collective introspecting about life and Tea and here’s what we set down:

SOMETHING WE LEARNED ABOUT WORK IN THE LAST YEAR

  • Observe, Don’t Judge: Important in a diverse work place or family where the impulse to overlay our opinion on every situation is ever-present.
  • You Must Enjoy what you Do: Look forward to the day. Make this the year to finally do something about a situation that you find untenable & constantly stressful.
  • Celebrate Wins: Be proud of what you do...

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 Jan 08, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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