Historical Uses of Fennel

By October 15, 2014 Health & Lifestyle
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    Fennel Historical Benefits
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      Tea for Her: Brewing Rituals

      By October 9, 2014 Brewing Tea
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        Everyone has a different way that they enjoy their tea. Some may call this their “tea ritual.” In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the ladies at Art of Tea have shared their favorite way to drink and enjoy Tea for Her. When you purchase Tea for Her this month, Art of Tea is giving 10% of the proceeds to Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance. A tea that tastes good and does good! Let us know in the comments how you like to enjoy your tea, or what your tea ritual is!
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          Breast Cancer Awareness

          By October 1, 2014 Health & Lifestyle
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              Focus & Motivation Tips

              By September 22, 2014 Health & Lifestyle
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                Whether you are in school or working, we all can struggle with focus or motivation from time to time. To enhance your ability to get work done, we have complied a list of helpful study tips to keep you motivated, as well as a relaxing, classical music playlist to keep your mind calm, and drown out extra noise. Enjoy!

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                  Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Recipe

                  By September 18, 2014 Cocktails, Mocktails & More
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                    Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte
                    (makes four 8 oz servings)

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                    You will need:
                    - 10 tsp Pumpkin Spice Chai
                    - 2 cups hot water
                    - 2 cups milk
                    - sugar to taste

                     Instructions:

                    Simmer 10 tsp of Pumpkin Spice Chai in 2 cups of hot water for 3 minutes. Add milk and sugar (normally 4 tsp) and bring to a simmer. Do not allow to boil. Strain and serve. If you have a milk frother, you can heat the milk separately, froth it and then add to the strained chai.

                    Enjoy this delicious fall treat!

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                      Little Flower Feature

                      By September 18, 2014 Health & Lifestyle
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                        1. Christine, can you tell us about your little cafe?
                        Little Flower is my life’s dream.  A tiny cafe on the edge of town, it’s where we gather to prepare and eat fresh, delicious food, drink strong coffee, listen to great music, and surround ourselves with art, neighbors, friends, and community. The cafe was born in 2007. Our menu has expanded to include soups, salads, bowls, quiches, tarts, breakfast dishes, and many baked goods.  Now, Little Flower is a cafe as well as a bakery and candy-making operation, and many stores across the nation carry our salty caramels.

                        2. What’s the most popular item on your menu?
                        That’s like asking me to choose between my children, I love all of them!  We have a large menu, and many daily specials to choose from at the cafe.  There is definitely something for everyone.  I would say our Goddess Salad with butter lettuce, haricot vert, cucumbers, chopped egg, feta, and lemon thyme vinaigrette, and our Green Turkey Sandwich on whole wheat with garlic edamame spread, aioli, oven roasted turkey, arugula, cucumber, jalapeño, avocado, onion sprouts, and cilantro are two of our most popular.  We make everything in-house from roasting our own roast beef, turkey, meatloaf made from scratch, to our delicious pastries.
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                        3.  What can your fans expect from your cookbook?
                        My recipes are simple and approachable.  I love the imperfection of food, and my hope with this book is to encourage home cooks to join me in honoring this imperfection. The goal is not to create masterpieces.  It’s to have fun, keep it simple, keep it fresh, and don’t over think it.  Make your cooking process enjoyable. Surround yourself with people who appreciate your efforts, then go for it. Play when you cook. And embrace the imperfections. Most of all, cook with love. It is the most precious ingredient.
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                        4. Why did you choose Art of Tea as your supplier?
                        We needed a change.  We needed to fall in love with our teas and offer something to our customers that we knew was of the highest quality and a fantastic selection.  After meeting with Charles (Art of Tea’s Director of Education) about our needs and then tasting, smelling, and loving the teas we knew it would be the right fit for Little Flower.  Art of Tea provided great service, and great tea.  It’s perfect.

                        5. Most importantly, which of our teas pairs best with your delicious salted caramels?
                        When you have time to sit and are craving something warm and sweet it pairs well with Chamomile Clementine, but you can never go wrong with a savory Classic Black iced tea and a sweet & salty caramel for a quick afternoon pick me up.
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                          Tea Wizard: Find Your Match

                          By September 11, 2014 Health & Lifestyle
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                            Choosing a tea can be a difficult process. Have you ever wanted to take a test to find out your tea match? Look no further than the Tea Wizard. We have crafted a test that matches your personality and tastes with our teas. Give it a try, you may just find your new favorite match!
                            Check out five of our personalities below.
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                              Health Benefits of Cinnamon

                              By September 10, 2014 Health & Lifestyle
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                                Many of us have a super power spice right in our cabinets. Cinnamon is thought to contain a wide range of health benefits and nutrition. Check out eight of the ones we thought were most useful.
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                                [We make no health claims to the stated information above. Information found from the following sources: 1 | 2 | 3 ] 

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                                  Featuring: Better Booch

                                  By August 21, 2014 Art of Tea News
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                                    Featuring Better Booch, a maker of kombucha, and carrier of Art of Tea.
                                    1. What is Kombucha?
                                    Simply put, kombucha is tea and sugar that has been fermented together with a live culture of Bacteria and Yeast, or S.C.O.B.Y. The SCOBY converts the sugar into good-for-you acids and probiotics, which can help aid digestion, keep ulcers and acid reflux at bay, boost the immune system, and help with mental clarity.
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                                    2. Can you tell us a little bit about how Better Booch started?
                                    Trey and Ashleigh Lockerbie both have a background as touring musicians. Trey discovered kombucha through his sister’s victorious battle with breast cancer, and started making it himself out of his home in Nashville. After moving to LA and meeting Ashleigh, the kombucha addicts decided to quit life on the road and brew kombucha full time  - thus Better Booch was born. 
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                                    3. What makes your booch better?
                                    Unlike other companies, who flavor their kombucha with sugary syrups and fruit juices, Better Booch flavors only with tea, offering a refreshing, low calorie option. We are also a live, raw, beverage, because we do not pasteurize. Pasteurization kills the live enzymes and probiotics in the brew – significantly limiting the healthful properties of kombucha. 
                                    4. Why did you choose Art of Tea as a supplier?
                                    Finding premium, certified organic tea was of the utmost importance to us. We also loved that Art of Tea is based out of Los Angeles, as we love supporting other local business. We were able to stop by the Art of Tea headquarters and actually meet the real people who handle our tea, and tour the facility where it is prepped. Location aside, for us, Art of Tea’s beautifully crafted blends cannot be beat. They care very much about quality and consistency, and you can taste it in every sip!
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                                    5. Where can we find Better Booch?
                                    You can order online at www.betterbooch.com, and find a current list of our locations in California. Adding more daily!
                                    [All photos provided by Better Booch]
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                                      Make Your Own Tea Blend

                                      By August 20, 2014 Health & Lifestyle, Staff Chronicles
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                                        Have you ever wanted a certain blend of tea, but couldn’t find that preexisting flavor? By mixing teas, you become your own tea sommelier, and can create an infinite number of possibilities. Maybe you’re in the mood for a green tea, but want there to be hints of mint? Combine one of our green teas with some of our Pacific Coast Mint for the perfect balance. We asked around the office at Art of Tea headquarters to find out what people are blending to make their perfect cup of tea. Let us know what some of your special creations are!

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