Month: June 2012

Enjoy sugar-free iced tea this summer

Refreshing iced tea hits the spot on hot summer days. As a kid, I spent a few summers in Virginia and my aunt made sun tea with eight Lipton tea bags. She set the pitcher out in the sun and I watched the tea slowly steep…

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Wanna suck some caffeine?

Why should I be surprised when I heard about powdered caffeinated shots by AeroShot? I remember No Doz tablets from my college days. As part of my research for this post, I thought I’d see if that product was still available…

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Culture and commerce: A travelogue of ceremonial comparisons

Our 2012 Tea Lovers Festival in Los Angeles stretched for an entire month – from May 4-27 – so I thought I would be too exhausted from producing it to attend the World Tea Expo this year, which had moved its dates…

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Tea aisles and everyday smiles

My mornings, afternoons, and evenings are consumed with tea. When I have a friend over, I brew tea. After a refreshing walk, it’s time for iced tea. After a long, hard day at work, I’m ready for a warm, sweet, chocolaty tea…

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Reflections in Tea: A touching tribute to the people of Japan

Late on March 8, 2011, my husband and I welcomed our second son, Gavin, into the world. He was healthy and perfect and we were ecstatic to finally get to meet him. Hospital cable is limited and I have always been a bit of a news junkie…

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