There is Nothing a Little Caffeine Can’t Fix, Right?

  Although I am not a coffee fanatic, I am partial to tea. Regardless of my poison, I depend on caffeine to fuel my early mornings and late nights, like most of us. After drinking three cups of bitter black Irish breakfast tea in a thirty-minute period this morning, I began to wonder… is this…

Kombucha: Fad or Fit?

Pronounced kom-bu-cha, this fermented beverage has a reputation for being the drink of choice for “hipsters,” “hippies,” and health nuts alike. Often found in health food stores with inflated price tags, kombucha claims to have many health benefits if consumed. In this post, I want to investigate if kombucha is just a fad or really…

America’s Only Working Tea Plantation: Charleston, SC

Located on Wadmalaw Island in South Carolina, the Charleston Tea Plantation is the driving force behind the Bigelow brand. With thousands of Camellia Sinensis plants thriving in the humid Carolina climate, one can see that the plantation is far from typical. On arrival, I was greeted with the earthy aroma of the plantation’s abundant acres;…

Tea Addict Adventures: Stockyards

Located in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards, I came across a quaint business. The Spice & Tea Exchange has an assortment of spices as well as teas that capture the eye. High quality seems to be the common theme among the store’s merchandise. Upon arrival, I was greeted and introduced to some of their most…

Origins: Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea is to tea culture as french fries are to the fast food industry. Just as french fries can be formed into different cuts and fried in numerous types of grease, Oolong tea can be created in various ways. Oolong is the most diverse tea on the market due to its oxidation levels and…

Origins: Green Tea

All six tea classes are derived from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis. This is the plant in which every beverage that can be considered a tea originates. Green tea is a class that is rooted in Chinese and Japanese history. Both teas practice different processes, but they share the common goal of oxidation prevention….

Tea Bags or Loose-Leaf?

Many people will overlook the quality of tea when buying tea bags. Most will say that there is no difference between the tea that they buy in bags and the tea that you buy loose. This is far from the truth. Many companies that produce tea bags tend to cut corners in order to achieve…

Just like Magic

Just like anything you put into your body, you get out what you take in; therefore,  if you properly give your body the nutrients it desires, your body will result in good performance. Not only is tea delicious and diverse, it is suggested to offer phenomenal health benefits. Below, you will find a list of…