Category Archives: Tea

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Day 16: North African Mint

When it comes to green tea (and white and oolong teas, for that matter), you should never steep it with boiling water. Slightly cooler water is needed,  or else you’ll scald the leaves. There are three methods that I know … Continue reading

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Day 15: Japanese Sencha

Ok. I’ll admit. Some days aren’t very tea-friendly. That’s not to say that tea’s not wanted, but more that there isn’t enough time to savour the tea as much as you’d like. This is one of those days. I was … Continue reading

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Day 14: Goji Pop

There’s something to be said about fruity teas and dessert teas — the teas that remind you of decadence and dessert while having few to no calories. To date, the top caloric count I’ve seen on a tea is around … Continue reading

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Day 13: Green and Fruity

I know, I know, you see the name of this tea, and you’re thinking something like fruit punch with a green tea base. You’d be wrong entirely. You see, with Rooibos, there are two types: “red” rooibos, which is where … Continue reading

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Day 12: Forever Nuts

I think in song. That may seem like an odd sentence, but I swear it’s true. Okay, so maybe not all my thoughts are musically-based, but it hardly takes anything — a word, a phrase, a few hummed notes, a … Continue reading

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Day 11: Sleigh Ride

One thing that I love about herbal teas is the colours that they come in. My absolute favourite? The ones that brew a bright beet pinkish red. The colour is so rich, and I know I’m in for a slightly … Continue reading

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Day 10: Detox

Day 10, everyone! Somewhere between today and tomorrow, we reach the official 1% mark! Isn’t it wonderful? I hope the rest of the 99% is just as fun and delicious as this first bit has been. 🙂 That being said, … Continue reading

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