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Honeysticks: The One Tea Hack Everyone Should Try

There’s nothing better than a warm cup of your favorite tea. If you had a hard day at work, you can drink tea to unwind; if it’s a cold winter day, you can drink a cup of tea to warm up; and if you’re feeling under the weather, a warm cup of tea can help to soothe your body.

But you can still add another dimension to your cup of tea.

Honey has long been a popular add-on to tea. It adds a gentle sweetness and is believed to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. (Honey has even historically been used as an antiseptic in wound healing.)

But who wants to drag around a container of honey every time they want to have some tea? Instead, it’s time you started using honeysticks — they’re the single tea hack that every tea drink should know and try. Here’s why:

  • Honeysticks are portable. Honeysticks are small, slim straw sticks that you can stash anywhere; you can put them in the pocket of your purse, in the glove box of your car, or in your desk drawer at work. They’re also biodegradable so you don’t have to worry about hurting the environment for the sake of a great cup of tea.
  • Honeysticks are mess free. These convenient little sticks of yumminess are so easy to use: All you have to do is bite off the tip of the stick and stir it into your tea. No mess, no spills, and no dirty spoons. When you’re done squeezing it into the cup of tea, simply throw the straw away. There’s nothing left to clean and you’ll be free of sticky fingers.
  • Honeysticks help you stick to your diet. Honey is a healthy, natural sweetener, but like any other source of sugar, eating too much will tip the scales. The great thing with honeysticks, however, is that you have automatic portion control: Each straw contains about a teaspoon of honey, which is the perfect amount of sweetness for your tea. (One teaspoon of honey only contains about 20 calories so it won’t mess up your diet.)

You can get a box of honeysticks from Art of Tea to start enjoying some of the best tea you’ve ever had. Go ahead and add a little sweetness to your soothing and relaxing tea breaks — that moment when you can get some time to yourself and peace of mind — and feel satisfied knowing you are getting the highest quality, 100% Grade A honey.


There’s an art to tea brewing too! Learn more here.