July Friends and family: Happy Birthday! You are special!

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Joie de vivre* (joy of living) is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit.

Is July taking its toll on your joie de vivre, Gentle Reader? Forcing you indoors away from gardening projects? Forcing you to start your day in crisp white linen only to find yourself a sodden mess of accordian pleats at day’s end? Forcing you to think about packing your bags and relocating somewhere else — somewhere where it is not so wretchedly and relentlessly hot? Because that is how Mrs. Teabody feels about a July as hot as the current one. Mrs. Teabody long ago abandoned visits to public pools for reasons that would be patently obvious were you ever to catch her in a bathing costume – – AND YOU WON’T – – (Mon Dieu!), but she is remembering with great fondness being able to plunge into a pool to cool off on the hottest of days and perhaps that is your way of staying cool. Whatever your method of bringing your core temperature down to a level of comfort–and Mrs. Teabody always recommends a glass of lovely iced tea – – do find something that works. Summer is fleeting and you want to wring out every last second of pleasure while you can especially since adequate rain has everything so lush and green.

Do you have a loved one who celebrates a July birthday? Do you find your July friend different from all your other friends? If not, you may have encountered a poser because Mrs. Teabody has always found those born in July to possess some sort of extra gene for fun, some special ability to lighten one’s spirits, a joie de vivre that is almost certainly genetic. My Dear Aunt Sally was the mnemonic taught by math teachers to remember the order of those pesky math shenanigans but of far greater importance was the fact that Mrs. Teabody had not one, but TWO Aunt Sallys , and the lovely creature pictured above is Mrs. Teabody’s father’s only (and therefore) favorite sister, Sarah Henry Davis. It was only after years of knowing her as the wife to Henry”Hank” Davis and the mother to Steve that Mrs. Teabody learned that Sarah (Sally) had been valedictorian of her class at Hustontown High School, that she had dozens of suitors who fought over her, that she co-piloted a small plane across the country with her friend before the war and that during her younger years, every part of her life spoke of adventure. She and her movie star-handsome husband lived in Germany for several years, and the birth of a son made their family complete. Stateside, they bought a home in Baltimore. The diagnosis of polio for her son Steve altered her life forever as she became his nurse, teacher, sounding board and guiding star for more than fifty years, her raison d’être after Uncle Hank passed and Sally and Steve moved to Huntingdon. Each year starting in the 1980’s Aunt Sally packed a bag and came to Clear Ridge for a little visit and she often trooped along with her brothers for country rides, cemetery visits, ice cream festivals, and pancake breakfasts. Any time Mrs. Teabody was in their company she was well aware that theirs was a self-contained group. As siblings, they shared genetics, a history and the good sense to love one another.

Mrs. Teabody is not certain when she fell into the habit of driving her father to Huntingdon every July to celebrate his favorite sister’s birthday, but it was after Sally decided her annual visit was a bit too much for her. As frail as they were, their eyes lit up when they saw each other and their time together never faltered or lagged.

Aunt Sally’s beautiful face, her grace and charm, her wit and warmth swim through Mrs. Teabody’s mind this morning, and she remembers sitting at her bedside holding her hand as she went ‘gentle into that good night,’ one of the great honors of her life. She is never very far away.

Last night Mrs. Teabody wrote two birthday cards– a belated one to her favorite YOUNGEST brother whose birthday is July 17 – – the same day as Aunt Sally’s – – and one to her favorite OLDEST brother whose birthday is July 26. Mrs. Teabody’s youngest brother holds the distinction of being the funniest and the most fun-loving person she has ever known. In his company an hour seems like a minute. Mrs. Teabody’s oldest brother has been and continues to be the best big brother anyone could ever hope to have. He always was and still is handsome; he always was and still is a man of uncompromising principles; he always was and still is Mrs. Teabody’s guiding star whether he knows it or not.

Joie de vivre is a human quality that is more valuable than gold; a loving friendship with a sibling is among the most precious relationships on earth. Having two brothers with July joie de vivre is better than a simple double hit–it’s a bases-loaded grand slam. Enjoy your day. And your family.

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If Lord and Lady Grantham Had a Flash Chill Pitcher

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I was sitting in the garden this morning feeling sorry for the crowd at Downton Abbey because they did not know the joys of owning a Takeya Flash Chill pitcher. Just imagine how improved their lives would have been had they been able to make a fresh pitcher of iced tea in less time than it takes to queue up the re-runs on your DVR. Even sadder is they did not know the joy of being able to sip the lovely blends I have conjured in their honor: Anna with her irresistible lavender and lemon flavors, Bold Bates with his melange of tart cranberries and hibiscus–softened with apple bits, Lady Mary all a-flutter with her apricot and peach-infused rooibos, the take-it-or-leave-it simplicity of the Dowager Countess‘s lavender flowers, Lady Grantham‘s bold black Ceylon scented with orchid vanilla or Lord Grantham‘s Earl Grey Creme with no edge but with lots of flavor. All is not lost. I’ve made a lovely basket with a sleek black-topped Takeya Flash Chill pitcher and I have surrounded it with these SIX Downton Abbey-inspired flavors– enough to make TWELVE pitchers of iced tea. And just so you have a hot tea option, I’ve tossed in a packet of tea brew bags and a beautiful fresh jar of Reed’s Raw Honey creme. This basket is valued at $90 but is available for a short time for $65 plus tax. A perfect gift for that Downton Abbey fanatic on your present list–especially if the fanatic is YOU!

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“June is bustin’ out all over . . .”

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Are you happy that June is here? As I write, local school bus drivers are making their last runs for twelve exciting weeks of summer time fun. How it turns out will take some planning on your part. I’m hoping that a visit to Tickle Your Fancy is among your summer plans and that you will take time to fall in love with “Inis” pronounced in-ish. It is one of the Fragrances of Ireland collection and it is my favorite. This is a perfect light summer scent and we have products from soap to shower gel to layer as you wish. I think you’ll love it.

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Mrs. Teabody’s Up-to-the-Minute Loose Tea List

New system for finding your favorite teas!

New system for finding your favorite teas!

You are cordially invited to stroll through our flavorful list:

Loose Black Teas
All American Cupcake: Black tea, chocolate bits, sprinkles and coconut come together to give you a delectable cupcake in your cuppa.
Across the Universe: Black Ceylon tea infused with Chai spices including a magic soupcon of cinnamon  to whisk you away on a magic carpet.
Amigas Cinco Organic cocoa, almonds, coconut, safflower. Who doesn’t love a nice cuppa that gives the sweet taste of an Almond Joy?
Bukhial: Classic Assam, mild and malty. No fuss, no bother–just a great Assam
Black Currant: Black Ceylon tea, black currants, black currant leaves combine for a classic British favorite.
Chocolate Chai: Black Assam tea with dark chocolate bits and chai spices come together to solve the afternoon’s thorniest problems.
Christmas: Smooth black Ceylon infused with citrus flavors and the aroma of a Christmasy room.
Coconut Cream Easter Egg: Decadent chocolate  blended with creamy coconut delivers a favorite Easter basket memory.
Dirty Chai: Black Assam tea with Espresso chips and chai spices. For all you coffee club card carriers, this is the bridge to tea that you seek.
Darjeeling Sungma: Classic Darjeeling First Flush. If what you expect is a fine, full-bodied Darjeeling, this will make you a happy little camper.
Earl Grey “Lei”: Black Earl Grey tea, classic bergamot with coconut and pineapple. Who says you can’t hula all year ‘round? Not Mrs. T.!
Earl Grey Classic: Black tea with Jasmine blossoms. A no frills Earl that ticks all the boxes.
Earl Grey Moondance: Black Ceylon tea, orange peels, cornflower blossoms with just a note of something naughty? This is for you.
Earl Grey Pride and Joy: Black Ceylon tea amped on citrus for those of you with a rock and roll soul.
Earl Grey Lavender: Black tea, lavender flowers, orange peels, blue cornflowers, natural vanilla and bergamot. The lavender intensifies every other flavor in this fragrant cuppa.
English Breakfast: Black Ceylon tea, golden infusion. This is THE DEFINITIVE BRITISH CLASSIC cuppa that travelers to the UK adore. Greet your day properly.
Formosa Oolong: Classic Taiwan tea with deep raisiny and ripe fruit aroma (in teabags, too!)
Ginger: Assam Black tea with bits of ginger root to wake up your taste buds.
Hibiscus: Black Ceylon tea with cacao bits, hibiscus making this a flavorful, full-bodied hibiscus.
Irish Whiskey Creme: Black tea with cacao bits, Bailey’s Irish Cream flavoring. It’s a party!
Lady Grantham (a Downton Abbey-inspired tea) Coconut, almonds, orchid-vanilla. Perfect for the drawing room or the veranda!
Lord Grantham (a Downton Abbey-inspired tea) Earl Grey Crème is black tea with cornflowers and no edge at all. Stay Mellow, PaPa!
Maggie R: Taiwan oolong and pure vanilla, brown sugar notes, honey notes and warm cookie flavor blended into a cuppa to remember.
Madame Butterfly: Black tea, orange peels, cinnamon, cloves. Aria inspiring!
Meadow Grounds Black tea sparkling with notes of fat black cherries, hibiscus, raisins, safflower and rose hips. Best cherry tea EVER!
Midsummer Night’s Dream: Black/green blend, pineapple, papaya, sunflowers for a moonlit evening.
Ms. Darci: Mrs. Teabody’s niece loves a flavorful Chai Masala so we blended a black tea with rooibos, fenugreek seed, clove, allspice, anise seed, cocoa nibs, cardamom, roasted mate, coconut and this is what happens. Thank YOU, Ms. Darci!
Persian Spice Bazaar: Black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, rose petals, vanilla pieces, safflowers to close your eyes and armchair travel.
Pete and Irene: Dark, dark chocolate, insouciant cardamom, divine Ceylon. Stir. Sip. Sigh.
Pu-erh-poe: Rare, aged, fermented tea from Yunnan China which stands apart with its soft earthy flavor (in teabags, too!)
Snowflake: Black tea, coconut rasps, almonds all mixed up in snow globe beauty. Yum!

Loose Fruit Blends/Tisanes
Anna: Lavender flowers with fruits
Berry Blues: Rose hips, hibiscus, apple pieces, blueberries
Bold Bates: Cranberries, sugared hibiscus petals, apple bits
David Austin: ROSES! Hibiscus, apples, oranges, elderberries
Exotic Dream: Pineapple vanilla taste from hibiscus, apples, currants, rose hips, pineapple bits, papaya bits, cornflower blossoms
Georgia on My Mind: Hibiscus, apple pieces, black tea, green tea, orange peels, safflower blossoms, red currants, peach bits
Fezziwig’s Mug: Apple pieces, raisins, almonds and cinnamon
Happiness: Hibiscus, currants, papaya, lemongrass, rose hips, orange peels, lemon peels, pineapple bits, mango bits
In a Pear Tree: Pears, apples, cinnamon, vanilla, sunflower petals
Lady Mary: Rooibos with luscious apricot and peach flavors
Life’s a Peach Fruit Lavender, rose petals, marigold, apple, papaya, peach
Lin’s Secret: Blood orange, apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, rose hips, orange peels, lemon peels, safflower blossoms
Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkins, papaya, apples, sunflowers
Strawberry Fields Forever Fruit blend Hibiscus, apples, orange peel, rose petals, rosehips, cardamom, cornflowers, strawberries
Strawberry Kiwi: Strawberries, kiwis, apple pieces, hibiscus, rose hips
Summer Passion: Apples, raisins, carrots, beetroot, candied pineapple, candied papaya, bamboo leaves, lemon fruit (in teabags)

Loose Rooibos
Bullet-Proof Rooibos, apple, fenugreek, cardamom, lemon, black pepper, cinnamon, clove, ginger, turmeric
Classy Clear Ridge: Rooibos, chocolate, ginger
Citrus Mate: Rooibos, yerba mate tea, orange peels, lemons, oranges, sunflower petals (contains caffeine)
Creativity: Rooibos, lemongrass, apple bits, lemon peels, ginger bits, orange peels, basil, red pepper, cardamom, rosemary
Don’t Stop Believin’: Rooibos, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
Fireside Chat: Rooibos Lemon slices, cocoa, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, orange peels, cardamom, pink pepper, cloves, rose petals
Fulton County Christmas: Rooibos, candied pineapple, papaya bits, apple bits, orange peels, cinnamon, rose buds
Gingersnap Cookie: Rooibos, pineapple, mango, papaya, roasted almonds, coconut rasps, walnut and hazelnut bits
Girls Rule: Cinnamon, apples, rooibos, ginger, raspberry leaves, fennel, chamomile, cardamom, alchemilla, cloves, orange peels, St. John’s Wort, black pepper, juniper berries, goose grass
Hakuna Matata Herbal/Rooibos – Cinnamon, organic apple, organic rooibos, ginger, raspberry leaves, fennel seeds, chamomile, cardamom, clove, organic orange peel, black pepper, Juniper berries, Dandelion
Isla Winter: Rooibos with guava and chile taste, guava, coconut, rose pepper, chile pieces
Johnny Mango: Rooibos, apples, candied mango, marigold petals
Lady Mary: Rooibos with luscious apricot and peach flavors
Lemon Souffle: Rooibos, lemon bits with lemon cream
Little Jack Horner: Rooibos, hibiscus, apple, rose hips, raisins, plum bits cinnamon
Puck: Rooibos, orange, clove, pink pepper, cardamom
Root Beer Float: Rooibos with ice cream bits
Sweet Thing: Rooibos, caramel cream
Sweet Passion: Rooibos Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie
Swoon: Rooibos, cocoa nibs, natural mint flavor, peppermint leaves
Tropical Sunrise: Organic Rooibos, apple bits, orange peels, ginger bits, cinnamon sticks, lemongrass, coconut rasps, pink peppercorn, cornflower blossom, red currants
VanNirvanna: Organic Rooibos Vanilla
Winter Chocolate: Rooibos infused with dark, dark chocolate and just a touch of spice—DEEEEEvine

Loose Green Teas
Amy & Co.: Green tea, blueberries
Cheers: Green tea, China Sencha, ginseng root
Cherry Blossom: Green tea, China Sencha with taste of lush cherries
Cinnamon Apple: Organic green tea, apple bits, cinnamon
Cranberry Glow: Organic green tea, China Sencha, cranberry bits, apple bits, rose-hips and hibiscus petals
Enchanted Berry: Organic green tea, raspberry bits, blueberry bits, botanicals
Fog Tea: Organic green tea, green lead and aromatic sweet taste
Ground Hog Grog: Green tea, China Sencha, coconut, almonds
Joy: Also known as Eternal Life green tea, white tea, gunpowder, jasmine blossoms, currants, ginseng, cornflower blossoms, apricot bits
Little Red Riding Hood: Green tea infused with ginger pieces
Marrakesh Mint: Green tea, gunpowder, nana mint leaves
Ophelia: Green tea, ginger, honey

Loose White Tea
White Vanilla Grapefruit: White tea
White Peach: White China tea, apricots, peach flavors, marigold flowers

Loose Herbals
Dowager Countess: Lavender Flowers
Girls Rule: Cinnamon, apples, rooibos, ginger, raspberry leaves, fennel, chamomile, cardamom, alchemilla, cloves, orange peels, St. John’s Wort, black pepper, juniper berries, goose grass
Goodnight: Chamomile, rose-hips, valerian, peppermint leaves
Hakuna Matata Herbal/Rooibos – Cinnamon, organic apple, organic rooibos, ginger, raspberry leaves, fennel seeds, chamomile, cardamom, clove, organic orange peel, black pepper, Juniper berries, Dandelion
Live Long & Prosper: Mallow leaves, vervain, candied pineapple, jiaogulan, candied mango, lemon pieces, filipendula, passion flower, candied papaya, lime-tree petals, cardamom, strawberry pieces, rose petals, vanilla
Raspberry Mojito: Apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, blackberry leaves, peppermint leaves, beean peels, camomile blossoms, raspberry leaves, sunflower petals
Spearmint: Spearmint leaves
Tum-tum: Lemon balm, yarrow, valerian, chamomile, marigold

Decaffeinated
Assam
English Breakfast

Mrs. Teabody is happy to mail teas to you, I am

tickleyourfancytea@gmail.com
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Update your friendships

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Is it safe to crawl out of hibernation? With the dizzying yellows of forsythia and daffodils and the promise of pink in magnolias and redbud all around, I must answer, “Definitely!” Here at Tickle Your Fancy, we are filling the shop with bright new gifts and flavors. Where does this energy come from, you ask? In my case it’s from the renewal of friendships, many of them long-neglected. In just the last few weeks, I have had the great fortune to reconnect with two friends I haven’t seen in 30+ years. I have also had two outings with “girlfriends” from high school. Read all about the impact of nostalgia here.

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Don’t sit alone in your cave moping. Pick yourself up, dust off your address book and reconnect with someone you love. And come here to TYF and I’ll make you both a nice cuppa.

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All you ever need to know to get the perfect brew!

Here’s how to get a great cup of tea.rooibos

Bring more than enough water to a boil in a non-reactive water kettle.

Use good tasting water. The better tasting your water, the better tasting your tea. The best water is filtered or bottled (but not distilled). If using tap water, let it run cold for 10 seconds before using it for tea.

Pre-heat the teapot with boiling water. Cover the teapot with the lid. Let stand until the vessel is warm, pour out the water and proceed immediately to step 4.

Put the tea in an infuser or other infusing device. Start with one heaped teaspoon per cup. The amount of loose tea you use will depend on the type and strength of the tea, as well as your individual taste, so a little experimentation may be necessary.

Add hot water by pouring it over the tea. Use an amount in proportion to the quantity of tea you’ve added (e.g. 6 cups of water for 6 teaspoons of tea). The ideal water temperature varies based on the type of tea being steeped. The more oxidized the tea (e.g. black tea) the hotter the water should be, whereas less oxidized teas (white, green) should be steeped in water that isn’t as hot.

What temperature is best?

For white or green teas, well below boiling (170-185 F or 76-85 C) Bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and let the water cool for 30 seconds for white tea and 60 seconds for green tea before pouring it over the leaves.

For oolong teas (185-210 F or 85-98 C)

For black teas, full rolling boil (212 F or 100 C) The most common mistake is to steep black tea with water that is not hot enough, which can prevent the active substances in black tea from developing
pu-erh teas, full rolling boil (212 F or 100 C)

Cover and steep. Different teas require different steeping times. Check the instructions for guidance. If there are no instructions, steep for three minutes, then taste frequently until it’s flavorful but not bitter.
Remove infusing device from the teapot. Tuck the teapot back inside a tea cozy or a warming device to maintain temperature of the tea.

Some teas can be re-infused. Follow your taste buds because it is a personal preference.
You may want to add milk, sugar or honey. If you use milk, add the milk to the cup first, then add the tea. This prevents the hot tea from scalding the milk by heating it up gradually.
Enjoy the experience that warms the heart and soul with a great cup of tea!
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Teas the Season

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Downtown McConnellsburg has taken on a decidedly holiday appearance with many shops and homes draped in greens and lights. Only those with the hardest of hearts can help feeling proud when looking at the Fulton House or the town square. So leave your computer and your online relationships and get out there with real folks. Whether you visit one of the local craft shows, a church program, a lights display or our warm and inviting tea shop, you owe it to yourself to see what our little town has to offer. Who needs a little Christmas spirit? I’ll put the kettle on!

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Fall Forward

545734_472745116091692_2126639644_nThis overcast-turned-rainy day asked me to pull out a big tea gun this afternoon and breaking open Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon seemed a great idea. I am enjoying this flavorful cuppa right now and the aroma is definitely leaning toward Christmas, so come get your Fa-La-La purring by choosing one or three holiday teas.

Tickle Your Fancy enjoyed brisk commerce through the FFFF and even the folks who had to wait ( and wait) did so in charming fashion, Ta very much. Now that we are officially three, TYF and I are getting along famously, anticipating trends and attempting to cater to all our lovely clientele. Visitors are always charmed by our lovely home inside the Albert Stoner building. Add a delectable tea from our little tasting nook and the shop is yours for the browsing.

The days grow shorter, of course, and in just a few of those short days from now we will be falling forward with longer evenings challenging our inertia. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have a nice stock of great tea to choose from? The answer is YES! See you soon!

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The Joys of Rooibos

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Rooibos (Anglicized pronunciation: roy-bos means”red bush” and is a broom-like member of the legume family of plants growing in South Africa’s fynbos.

The leaves are used to make an herbal tea called Rooibos, bush tea (esp. Southern Africa), or simply rooibos. The product has been popular in Southern Africa for generations and is now consumed in many countries. It is sometimes spelled rooibosch in accordance with the old Dutch etymology.

How popular is this relative newcomer to the tea scene? According to some sources, its popularity has increased exponentially in part because of some of the health CLAIMS associated with the tea.
http://www.undergroundhealth.com/10-amazing-health-benefits-of-rooibos-tea/

At TYF, rooibos teas take up most of one full shelf including FOURTEEN separate blends from everything as basic as Rooibos vanilla to the exotic and pleasing Fireside Chat, a tea of such complexity that any critic can find something to love. This morning I am enjoying a cup of “Winter Chocolate” and the delightful top notes of ginger and cocoa are not wasted on me. If you have not tried a rooibos tea, you owe it to yourself to do so. Right here in McConnellsburg. Right here at Tickle Your Fancy. I’m waiting . . .:)

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Bigger, Badder and Blissfully in Order

New system for finding your favorite teas!

New system for finding your favorite teas!

It’s an idea that started brewing at least a year ago: The ridiculously comfortable wrought iron chairs were taking up too much wall space. The ever-expanding tea list was reaching an extreme level of complexity. What could any reasonable tea shop owner do but capitulate? The addition of shelves and the organization of teas took most of a day, but the end result is great. Greens on top, followed by blacks, then chais, a whole string of rooibos and the rest devoted to tisanes and herbals of ever-growing popularity. There’s a brand new updated list which follows. AND we now do PayPal. The only thing between you and GREAT teas is inertia. Start it up! I’ll be waiting.
Tickle Your Fancy Tea List
Green teas (13)
Cinnamon Apple: organic green tea, apple bits, cinnamon
Sassy Cito: green tea, China Sencha, brittle bits, pineapple, coconut, walnuts, almonds
Fog Tea: Organic green—light, sweet, aromatic
Ground Hog Grog: green tea China Sencha, coconut, almonds
Marrakech Mint: green tea, gunpowder, nana mint leaves
Green Mango Peach: organic green tea, organic mango cubes, organic peppermint, organic ginger root, organic green honeybush, natural peaches
Jasmine: organic green Jasmine tea
Honey yuzu: Organic green tea, grapefruit and orange flavors, honey
Cherry Marzipan: Organic green tea, natural cherry flavor, organic raspberries, natural almond flavor
Coconut Mango Colada: Organic green tea, coconut pieces, orange peels, lime pieces, mango and pineapple flavors, vanilla
Chopped: organic green tea, peas, carrots, roasted sweet corn, savory bacon (in Fridge)
Anji Duet: Spring tea Anji in Zhejiang China (bags only)
Ophelia: Green tea, ginger, honey

Black Teas (27)
English Breakfast: black Ceylon tea, golden infusion
Irish Whiskey Creme: Black tea with cacoa bits, Bailey’s Irish Cream flavoring
Madame Butterfly: Black tea. Orange peels, cinnamon, cloves
Midsummer Night’s Dream: Black/green blend, pineapple, papaya,sunflowers
Persian Spice Bazaar: Black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, rose petals, vanilla pieces, safflowers
Sungma: Classic Darjeeling First Flush
Bukhial: Classic Assam, mild and malty
Formosa Oolong: Classic Taiwan tea with deep raisiny and ripe fruit aroma ( in teabags, too!)
Pu-erh-poe: Rare, aged, fermented tea from Yunnan China which stands apart with its soft earthy flavor ( in teabags, too!)e

Second Shelf
Snowflake: Black tea, coconut rasps, almonds
Black Currant: Black tea, blackberry leaves and natural currant flavor
Lei by Earl: Black Earl Grey tea, classic bergamot with coconut and pineapple.
Earl Grey Classic: black tea with Jasmine blossom
Earl Grey Moondance: Black Ceylon tea, orange peels, cornflower blossoms
Earl Grey Pride and Joy: Black Ceylon tea amped on citrus (teabags, too!)
Earl Grey Lavender: Black tea, lavender flowers, orange peels, blue cornflowers, natural vanilla and bergamot
Peach Brulee:: Sweet juicy peaches with mango and marigold
Black Cherry: Orchid vanilla bean, licorice root, lush cherriesA
Blood Orange: sweet taste of “Moro”—crisp tart cup
Caramel Nougat: Sweet creamy caramel, roasted hazelnuts, buttery finish
Black Hibiscus: Black Ceylon with smatterings of tart hibiscus
Christmas Tea: Black tea bursting with cranberry and cinnamon flavors
Cinnamon Tea: Ceylon black tea with very warm and high cinnamon flavors (teabags only!)
Lapsang souchong: Black tea with savory, smoky, slightly cool and menthol. Crisp with sweet pine flavor ( teabags only)
Cream Earl Grey: Black tea from Sri Lanka Dimbula, classic notes, cornflower petals
Lover’s Leap: Black tea from Sri Lanka, light notes, good after-dinner tea
Chocolate Rose: deep chocolate taste, pleasing floral finish
Ginger: Black Ceylon tea with ginger root and natural ginger flavor

Chai (6)
Coconut Chai Latte: Organic black tea, ginger root, coconut, cardamom, black pepper, clove buds
Masala Chai: Black tea, cardamom pods, ginger root, cloves, cinnamon bark
Bombay Chai: Premium black tea, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, black pepper
Chocolate Chai: Pu-erh tea blended with chocolate and chai spices (in teabags, too!)
Thai Chai: Black tea, cinnamon bark, ginger root, dried coconut, lemongrass, cardamom pods (tea bags only)
EI Dirty Chai:The bridge between coffee and tea, quality black tea pumped up with chai spices and crushed coffee beans. Oooooh. La. La
Third Shelf
Rooibos (13)
Root Beer Float: Rooibos with ice cream bits
Fireside Chat: Lemon slices, cocoa, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, orange peels, cardamom, pink pepper, cloves, rose petals
Little Jack Horner Rooibos, hibiscus, apple, rose hips, raisins, plum bits cinnamon
Gingersnap Cookie: Rooibos, Ginger, hazelnuts, walnuts almonds
(in teabags, too!)
Sweet Thing: Rooibos, caramel cream
Organic Rooibos Vanilla
Tropical Sunrise: Organic Rooibos, apple bits, orange peels, ginger bits, cinnamon sticks, lemongrass, coconut rasps, pink peppercorn, cornflower blossom, red currants
F Classy Clear Ridge: Rooibos, chocolate, ginger
Swoon: Rooibos, cocoa nibs, natural mint flavor, peppermint leaves
Creativity: Rooibos, lemongrass, apple bits, lemon peels, ginger bits, orange peels, basil, red pepper, cardamom, rosemary
After Seven: Rooibos, brittle bits, sugared hazelnuts, chocolate, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, glucose syrup, peppermint leaves
Johnny Mango: Rooibos, apples, candied mango, marigold petals
Winter Chocolate: Rooibos infused with dark, dark chocolate and just a touch of spice–DEEEEEvine

Tisanes and Herbals (21 )
Berry Blues: Rose hips, hibiscus, apple pieces, blueberries
Flora: Hibiscus Flowers, cinnamon bark, licorice root
Happiness: Hibiscus, currants, papaya, lemongrass, rose hips, orange peels, lemon peels, pineapple bits, mango bits
Lin’s Secret: apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, rose hips, orange peels, lemon peels, safflower blossoms
Strawberry Kiwi: Strawberries, kiwis, apple pieces, hibiscus, rose hips
In a Pear Tree: Pears, apples, cinnamon, vanilla, sunflower petals
Pumpkin Spice: Pumpkins,
Gingerbread House :apple bits, candied pineapple, beetroot, candied papaya, cinnamon sticks, popcorn, roasted almonds, grapes, peanuts, coconut chips (in tea bags)
Exotic Dream: Pineapple vanilla taste from hibiscus, apples, currants, rose hips, pineapple bits, papaya bits, cornflower blossoms
David Austin: ROSES! Hibiscus, apples, oranges, elderberries
Summer Passion: apples, raisins, carrots, beetroot, candied pineapple, candied papaya, bamboo leaves, lemon fruit ( in teabags)
Georgia on My Mind: Hibiscus, apple pieces, black tea, green tea, orange peels, safflower blossoms, red currants, peach bits
Fourth Shelf
Goodnight: chamomile, rosehips, valerian, peppermint leaves
Girls Rule: Cinnamon, apples, rooibos, ginger, raspberry leaves, fennel, chamomile, cardamom, alchemila, cloves, orange peels, St. John’s Wort, black pepper, juniper berries, goose grassh7ytg
Citrus Mate: yerba mate tea, orange peels, lemons, oranges, sunflower petals (contains caffeine)
Sleek & Slender Blackberry Leaves, aniseed, fennel, mate
Tum-tum Lemon balm, yarrow, valerian, chamomile, marigold
Happenin’ Harrisonville: apples,blackberry and peppermint leaves, hibiscus, raspberries, blackberries
Shelf Adjacent
Fezziwig’s Mug: Apples, raisins, almonds, cinnamon, roasted chicory
Raspberry Patch: Rose Hips, hibiscus, apples, raspberries
Mango Melange: Rose hips, hibiscus, mango, apple

White Tea (3)
White Peach: White China tea, apricots, peach flavors, marigold flowers
White Ambrosia: Pai Mu Tan, coconut chips, saffron
Peach Rhubarb Preserve: Organic white tea, Hibiscus, cinnamon, blackberry leaves, marigold petals, rhubarb

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