Month: March 2012

Immune boost

While being sick for almost a week so far, I have been pondering ways to prevent illness. After creating my list of “things to do to prevent getting sick,” I have realized that I am doing all of them. So what am I missing…

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Growing herbal tea from seed bombs: Part 1

We all know that the world is not perfect. However, many of us are excited by the opportunity to change our communities for the better, but don’t always feel empowered. I have a simple idea that could be…

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Aunt Tea’s advice column

My husband, John (not his real name), began drinking tea two years ago. At first, I was glad that he was steeping with me. After years of putting up with his jumpy, jittery coffee-buzz, I’d been begging him to give it up…

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Reviving the salons of Paris with tea

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s latest film offering, reminds us that the adage that “the grass is always greener on the other side (or during an earlier ‘golden age’)” is rarely true. Our own lives in the times in which we are born…

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Fulbright scholar interviews guayusa tea farmer

Chris Jarrett is a Fulbright scholar conducting research on the Amazonian Kichwa language and culture in Ecuador’s Napo province. Chris has been sitting down with some of the farmers who grow guayusa to learn…

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