Where I (Jaelithe, T Ching Managing Editor) live in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve just hit an unseasonably warm spell, considering that it’s mid-April: all the way up to the 70’s (though still in the 30s at night). So I recently started a large batch of cold-brew green tea for a picnic birthday party I’m planning for one of my housemates. It got me thinking about some of the wonderful opportunities that the springtime brings. So I picked out these three articles from the archives to help elicit joy-filled thoughts of spring. Please enjoy reading about making spring iced teas, spring cleaning, and spring detoxing – all with spring and tea lovers in mind.

Spring Iced Green Teas

By Tiffany Williams
Spring is in the air! That means it’s time to break out the green teas. I’ve always thought of green tea as my thinking tea. Brewed at a lower temperature, it is very soothing and relaxes the body and mind... Last year, I cold brewed green tea. I loved it…(read more)

Spring Cleaning the Tea Collection

By Adam Yusko
Over these past four years, I have created a ritual of sorts each spring – the ritual of cleaning out of my tea collection. I don’t think I know an avid tea drinker who does not end up with a great number of small samples of tea, which can be both a blessing and a curse. The wide variety of samples we tend to acquire are great when we feel the desire to step out of our daily comfort zone and try something different…(read more)

Spring tea in a mug on a table next to a vase of flowers and a book with glasses on it

Springtime Detox: Restart Your Body

By Emma Lawson
There’s no better time than spring to clean up your home, your mind, and your body. Like nature around you, take this opportunity to wake up all of your senses. After a long winter and holiday food, your body deserves some spring-time loving. In order to undergo a full detox, you don’t have to force yourself to follow strict diets. Introduce some simple, pleasant, and effective changes into your daily routine, and you’ll feel the benefits soon enough…(read more)

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