"But indeed I would rather have nothing but tea." famously said Jane Austen. For one of the most popular drinks in the world, second only to water, tea doesn't get as much "press" as you would think.
Tea originated in Southwest China during the Shang dynasty where it was used as a medicinal drink. The pleasure of drinking tea spread to other East Asian countries and was introduced by traveling Merchants to Europe in the 16th century. Drinking tea became fashionable in England in the 17th century which inspired Great Britain to start large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India.
But today you need not go farther than your front door to find delicious tea when you become a member of our tea of the month club. We have several varieties of black and green tea as well as some herbal teas. All varieties are in loose leaf form and packed in a stay fresh environmentally friendly resealable bag. As a member of the club, you will receive one package of tea (2-4 oz.) each month for three months. Use 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water and adjust the recipe to your preference of stronger or weaker tea.
Varieties include: English Breakfast, Earl Gray, Chamomile Spice, Chai Tea and Ti Kwan Yin Oolong.
Sniff, sip and Mmmm. Enjoy!