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  • Five Must Have Candles This Spring

    Spring is a time filled with warm weather and breathtaking scents. We all love to buy candles and have our house smell as fresh and clean as the outdoors, but there are so many different scents to choose from. If you love candles and want to celebrate the spring with a candle, we can help. These are five candles you need for your home this spring. Take a look and buy a candle now!
  • What are holistic remedies and what are they for?

    Holistic medicine can cover anything from aromatherapy to astrology – the idea of holistic remedies comes from ancient 'roots' of civilization.
  • Misconceptions of Loose-Leaf Tea

    Misconceptions About Teas

    Tea is a common beverage across the globe. In the US, approximately $15 million of tea is purchased every year, and 3,000 million tons of tea is produced worldwide. The common misconceptions about tea, specifically loose-leaf, and its consumption may not be worldwide, but we've certainly heard a few – and we're here to end the confusion.

    Loose-leaf tea is not more expensive; in fact, you get more tea out of loose-leaf than the bagged kind, considering that with loose-leaf you only use what you consume. The misconception is that loose-leaf tea costs more than it's worth, or you'll have more than you'll use: while purchasing a pound of loose-leaf tea at $10 or more sounds less intriguing than buying a box of $6 teabags, you have to see the bigger picture of investment. Loose-leaf tea allows you to allot how much you're using so that you get the right amount of flavor. A pound of loose-leaf tea will amount to $0.10 a cup, whereas a box of teabags limits how much tea you use per cup, forcing you to perhaps use an excess of bags. Teabag boxes can get pricey when it comes to their utility, practicality, and not to mention what commercial brands use to make the bags. The bags are made of bleached paper, which ends up in your boiling, hot mug of tea. Bleached anything doesn't sound too appetizing.

    Another common misconception with tea consumption is that loose leaf is difficult to work with. Because teabags come in a bag and can be disposed of easily, most people stray away from anything with the word 'loose' in it. Perhaps the fact that loose-leaf tea requires measurement and infusers to be properly steeped, but once you know the right tea-to-water ratio, there is no difficulty; scoop some leaves into an infuser, strainer, or filter, and drop it into the teapot, much the same as you would a teabag. Most teapots come with fitted infusers to make your life a little easier, and can be dumped in the trash without mess – just like a teabag. Teabags normally take five minutes to properly steep, and that's the exact same amount of time you'll need to steep loose-leaf tea – so any misconceptions on time factors are false ideas.

    The most common misconception that we've seen is that loose-leaf and teabags have no difference in taste. The truth about tea is that its leaves require space to expand, so that you're experiencing the full flavor of the leaf. In a teabag, the leaves are usually in pieces and don't have the room to expand, leaving you with a hot cup of 'alright' tea. The idea behind loose-leaf tea is that the infusers allow it room to expand, and give you the full experience in flavor. Some don't make the effort because they've misconceived on the issue; loose-leaf requires the exact same amount of equipment, effort and has plenty more flavor than its bagged companions.

    Always remember that flavor is worth a little effort, and loose-leaf is no more effort than bagged tea.

  • Green Tea For St. Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Though this holiday is celebrated all over the world, it is a huge favorite among the Irish, as well as tea drinkers! There are tons of great teas that you can drink to honor Saint Patrick, and to give kudos to the Irish on their highly regarded holiday. If you are one of the many who are excited for Saint Paddy’s day, and you want to drink some tea in honor of the holiday, these are the best teas to drink on St. Patrick’s Day.

     

    Chamomile.

    Chamomile is a favorite tea among many, and it is a big favorite over in Europe. This tea is a delicious blend of sweet floral ingredients, and is sure to leave the drinker feeling rested, at peace, and ready to take on anything their day will throw at them. Chamomile tea tastes delicious, has a sweet and flowery blend, and also can be calming and soothing, too. It is a tea that anyone can benefit from, but especially those who deal with stress, anxiety, and sleepless nights. Chamomile is one of the most popular teas to drink, no matter where you are, and, on Saint Patrick’s Day, it is one that many tea drinkers love to have.

     

    Green tea.

    Green tea is another great tea to have for the Irish holiday! This one has a delicious taste, will give you energy, and it also can be great for health benefits, too. The tea has a few ingredients that make the taste smooth, and flavorful. Many seem to drink it on Saint Patrick’s Day because it is called green tea, but it is still yummy to have and can be enjoyed by all. It is also a nice tea to have at any time of the day, especially when you are in need of a quick energy pick me up!

     

    Irish Tea Blend.

    This final tea that can be drank on the big Irish holiday is one of the best tea blends out there. Delicious, mixed with an assortment of ingredients. The Irish tea blend is enjoyed all over Europe, especially Ireland. It is how many people start their day. The tea has a great taste, can be very soothing, and is a great tea to drink with breakfast! This blend of delicious, sweet ingredients is the heart of Ireland and is sure to be enjoyed many times.

     

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for kids and adults alike, and is a holiday where people all over the world to can be Irish for a day. Tea drinkers can also rejoice with their being such yummy green tea blends to have in honor of Saint Patrick himself. If you were thinking of a safe and fun way to enjoy the upcoming holiday, drinking tea is the way to go. Try one of these delectable teas in honor of good ol’ Saint Patrick and see how amazing your Saint Patrick’s Day will be. Happy Saint Paddy’s Day!

  • The Best Loose Leaf Teas For Beginners.

    Tea is a warm, tasty drink that is loved by all. However, some teas, especially loose leaf teas, are the best to try when you are just beginning to drink the warm, soothing beverage. There are many different loose leaf tea flavors out there, so it may be difficult to find the right flavor. There are four great flavors that both new and veteran tea drinkers love. Check out these great loose leaf tea flavors for beginners and see if they catch your fancy!
  • Palm Wax Vs Soy Wax; The Difference Between The Two.

    When using different kinds of waxes to keep your home smelling fresh, there is two major ones to use. These are palm wax and soy wax. They both have pros and cons when being used. This blog will go over everything you need to know about palm and soy wax. See which one you will find perfect for you to use in your home!
  • A Delicious Valentines To Remember; Yummy Teas For Valentines Day.

    Valentines day is just around the corner. This romantic holiday has always been about spending time with the one you love. What better way than to relax at home with your significant other and have a cup of tea? This blog has a list of the teas that are a must-have this coming holiday. Check out these delicious, perfect teas to have with your sweetheart on valentines day!
  • Five Herbal Teas That Help With Different Illnesses

    Everyone in the world has some sort of battle they deal with when it comes to their health. Many people are plagued with illnesses that are hard to live with, and some have yet to find a way to ease the burden. Teas have always been known to be a pain reliever, as well as a type of medicine that has been used for centuries. These teas are the top five that can help with most all illnesses. See if one of them can help you now!
  • The Perks Of Holiday Candles.

    Sometimes the best gifts are small, everyday items. This is especially true for candles. But, these aren't just any candles, they are holiday themed candles! Need to be more convinced? Check out this blog and why holiday candles are the best gift idea when getting someone a present!
  • How To Make Herbal Cream

    Herbal creams are the perfect gift ideas although the process of creating these cream can be a bit tricky and perfecting the formula will take a bit of time and patience.
  • How to Make Herbal Liquor infusions

    Herbal infusions may seem to be old fashioned and too medicinal but there are a lot of liquids that can have a better taste with the help of some herbs. Drinking tea may seem to be one of the most popular ways to include herbs in one’s drink but if tea is not your thing, herbal liquor infusions are great alternatives. You do not have to freak out at the thought of adding herbal flavors to your spirits because they can add flavor and a hint of spice making the drink well worth your time and interest.
  • How to Make Herbal Oil Infusions

    Herbal oils have a lot of uses! They can be used on their own but they are also a great base for balms and salves. You can actually purchase the herbal oil but you can also make it. Infusing oil with herbs is actually easy to do even for those who have no experience in doing it. In fact, if you know how to boil water, you will have no problem in making your very own herbal oil infusion.
  • How to Make Herbal Vinegar Infusions

    Vinegar is one of the handiest condiments around the kitchen and they have a way of lending a complex taste to everyday dishes. But you don’t have to just settle for plain old vinegar when you can spice it up with the help of herbs which are widely available. Herbal vinegar is just the thing to have in one of those cupboards.
  • Green Tea, Black Tea, White Tea, Which Tea?

    It's no secret that tea can have plenty of health benefits. These benefits range from cancer prevention to helping with weight loss and even being a sleep aid, in addition to keeping the common cold away. But, the question is, which tea is good for which? There are three main teas to consider when drinking tea, these being green tea, black tea, and white tea. These teas have some things in common, while other aspects can be different. Let's see which tea helps with what health concerns, while you decide which tea sounds the best for you when choosing tea.
  • The divine benefits of tea

    Tea is a wonderful drink that can be enjoyed heated or chilled. This beverage comes in an array of flavors, and can be appreciated in its natural and herbal state. But did you know that you can actually reap health benefits from your love of tea?
  • How to Make Herbal Salts

    We all know how important salt is to everyone’s kitchen as it adds taste to a meal. Aside from improving a specific meal’s taste, it also has several health benefits if used properly.

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