Cold and Flu Tea-son: Teas for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Every year drastic temperature changes and drier air make our mucous membranes more susceptible to airborne infections. While we can all agree that “cold and flu” should not be a season this or any year, we all face a greater risk of getting sick. Scientists at the University of Arizona report that when someone is sick in an office, it takes only four hours for … Continue reading Cold and Flu Tea-son: Teas for Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

Tea: A Recipe For Romance?

      Tea…Lover? Nothing says I love and appreciate you more than knowing how your beloved takes his or her tea. One lump or two? Honey? Maybe you haven’t mastered the exact amounts of milk and sugar your honey desires in her oolong, but a little ooh la la may be as sweet and simple as that. After all, it’s the little things that … Continue reading Tea: A Recipe For Romance?

3 Reasons Why I Switched From Coffee To Tea

As a self-proclaimed loose leaf tea addict with a sister/nurse who owns an online loose leaf tea company, you may be expecting me to poo-poo coffee altogether in this post. If so, you may be surprised. In fact, I love the taste of coffee! Coffee, Coffee, Coffee! And for the most part, I liked the way coffee made me feel- initially. (especially top grade quality … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Switched From Coffee To Tea

Why My Teens Love To Drink Tea Daily

  When my teens are feeling “under the weather” I tend to encourage lots of rest and make lots of loose leaf tea. (White tea is their favorite & it’s amazing for their young skin). The warmth of the tea soothes their sore throat and warms their small hands. What my teens (I have a young son and a daughter) don’t recognize at their tender … Continue reading Why My Teens Love To Drink Tea Daily

3 Vital Things You May Experience This Week If You Drink Green Tea Daily

Firstly, whoever coined the phrase “slept like a baby” most likely did not have any children. This phrase has never been used in our household. Our children never slept “like a baby”. But what I will say is that during my first week-long green tea challenge, I did experience what I would say was damn close to what the author of that phrase was likely … Continue reading 3 Vital Things You May Experience This Week If You Drink Green Tea Daily

Could Catechins In Loose Leaf Tea Be The New Black?

Catechins, the key to loose leaf tea’s most amazing health benefits, are a type of disease-fighting antioxidant and flavonoid found in the fresh leaves of loose leaf tea. If you drink tea on a regular basis, your defense is already in place by ways of your – tea. That’s right, the catechins are already hard at work protecting your immune health. The warrior-like catechins will … Continue reading Could Catechins In Loose Leaf Tea Be The New Black?

“But I Hate The Taste Of Tea!”

This is a disturbing situation. As many of you know, I’m a registered nurse and  I care physically for patients in a hospital setting. Someone proclaiming that they “hate the taste of tea” is obviously a head case; someone in dire need of an emergency mental evaluation. This is beyond my scope of work. Haha! All jokes aside, this is a comment that I receive … Continue reading “But I Hate The Taste Of Tea!”

“Hey, Teacher- Don’t Leave That Tea Alone!”

We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave those kids… (huh?) No, I didn’t intend to refer to the 1979 Pink Floyd song from album The Wall (but it does kind of get stuck in your head, doesn’t it? Sorry about that). But if I were penning a remake of the above song with … Continue reading “Hey, Teacher- Don’t Leave That Tea Alone!”

Tea Bag or Loose Leaf Tea?

This is by far my most asked question. And it’s true, nearly all tea drinkers ask themselves this important question at some point. -Tea bag or loose leaf tea? Is there a difference? Does one taste better than the other? Is one healthier for me than the other? In a nutshell – an astounding, “YES!” Here’s why. Tea bags packaged and found in your local … Continue reading Tea Bag or Loose Leaf Tea?