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Chocolate Tea to Sate Your Sweet Tooth

Margaret Wack

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What is Chocolate Tea?

If you’re looking for a little chocolate to keep you in good spirits, a chocolate tea might be the perfect thing. These naturally sweet teas make the perfect cup whether you’re in the mood for a taste of decadent dessert, or are just looking for something sweet to treat yourself with. And with far fewer calories than real chocolate, they can be a guilt-free way to enjoy a little something special.

Chocolate has been used for thousands of years, both for its medicinal benefits as well as for its taste. Chocolate-infused drinks originated in Mesoamerica, where cacao was a commodity in high demand. Mayan, Aztec, and Olmec civilizations in Central and South America all grew, traded for, and consumed the highly sought after item. In English, the word “chocolate” derives from the Nahuatl word xocolatl, which refers to the drink made by combining cacao and water. Chocolate was spread from the Americas to Europe, Asia, and Africa after European colonization and conquest. Today, whether consumed as a beverage or as a confection, chocolate is one of the most popular foods in the world!

When people talk about chocolate tea, they’re usually referring to tea that has chocolate, cacoa nibs, or cocoa powder added to it for a rich, chocolate-y flavor. Chocolate teas can be made with true teas from the camellia sinensis plant, or added to herbal teas like rooibos or mate. Whether you’re looking for something sweet to perk you up in the morning or sip as you wind down at the end of the day, chocolate teas are rich, soothing, and hit the spot when you’re in the mood for something sweet!

Health Benefits of Chocolate Teas

Teas made with cacao and chocolate have a wide variety of health benefits. Chocolate and cacao contain flavanols that help to protect the heart and lower blood pressure, making them a great choice for people trying to incorporate heart-healthy foods into their diet. Chocolate teas may also have positive effects on treating diabetes, reducing heart disease, and improving overall heart health. Chocolate and cacao are also high in antioxidants, helping to reduce free radicals in the body, promoting cellular health and even helping to ward off certain types of cancer. While chocolate itself is calorically dense, chocolate teas can be a great way to enjoy the flavor of chocolate with far fewer calories.

Our Chocolate Teas

If you’re looking for a caffeinated cup, an herbal tea to end the day with, or are just looking for something sweet and tasty, we have a variety of chocolate teas to choose from that are sure to sate your sweet tooth and warm you from the inside out!

Coco Loco

This tasty brew includes black tea, shredded coconut, and cacoa nibs for a sweet treat that’s sure to boost your spirits whenever you brew up a cup. Our Coco Loco tea is velvety-smooth and naturally sweet, with no added sugar or other sweeteners. Coco Loco contains a moderate amount of caffeine, so we recommend enjoying it in the morning if you’re sensitive to caffeine. This is a delicious, decadent tea that is as aromatic as it is downright tasty! Enjoy it on its own, or with a splash of milk and a dash of sugar for an added touch of sweetness.

Nutty Mocha Mate

Mate is an herb that’s grown in South America and is popular in countries like Chile and Argentina. While it does contain caffeine, many people experience the effects of the caffeine present in mate differently than they experience the caffeine in tea or coffee, reporting a sustained, uplifting effect that boosts concentration and mental acuity. Our Nutty Mocha Mate is a blend of toasted mate, dark chocolate chips, sunflower petals, and hazelnut that brews up into a rich, sweet cup full of chocolate-y goodness. If you’re a fan of all things mocha, this tea is sure to hit the spot!

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

This rooibos tea flavored with peppermint, cacao bean pieces, and calendula has the bright, sweet flavor of an after-dinner mint chocolate. Whether you’re looking to indulge in dessert without the calories, or are just in the mood for a sweet, soothing, caffeine-free cup, Chocolate Mint Rooibos is a popular chocolate tea that’s sure to brighten up your day. Rooibos, an herb that is primarily grown in South Africa, tastes somewhat similar to black tea but is naturally caffeine-free, making it a great choice for those who are sensitive to caffeine.

Chocolate Strawberry

All the flavor of fresh strawberries dipped in decadent chocolate in one little cup! This blend of cocoa peel, strawberry, apple, rose hips, hibiscus, orange peel, and calendula is a sweet, slightly tart tea that’s sure to hit the spot when you’re craving a little sweetness in your life. In addition to all the health benefits of cocoa, a cup of Chocolate Strawberry also contains all of the benefits of hibiscus, a popular floral tea ingredient known for its high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C.

Whether you’re looking for a little morning pick-me-up or a cup of tea with dessert, these chocolate teas are just the thing for a sweet, soothing cup that’s sure to bring a smile to your face.

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How Many Times Can You Steep Loose Leaf Tea?

Margaret Wack

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Twice the Tea: Brewing Tea Multiple Times

After you’ve brewed a pot or cup of tea, it can feel wasteful to simply dump your leaves and start again. The good news is that many teas can be steeped multiple times! While loose leaf tea is an affordable luxury, you can probably stretch your tea much further than you think. Whether you just want to make the most of your tea or are curious about how tea changes with each infusion, steeping your tea multiple times can be a great way to explore new flavors and characteristics of your favorite teas.

How to Brew Multiple Infusions

If you’re looking to brew a second cup or pot with the same leaves, there are a few things to take into consideration to make sure that you end up with a tasty and flavorful tea, rather than a weak or bitter cup.

Steep Times

When heating your water, you should heat it to the same temperature that you used for your first infusion. When timing how long to steep the leaves for, we recommend adding one to two minutes to the steep time for each successive infusion. Every tea responds differently to multiple infusions, and different people have different preferences for how strong they like their tea! Try experimenting with different steep times and multiple infusions to find what works best for you. There are often subtle differences in flavor with each successive infusion, and some teas can even be infused four or five times!

Cups, Pots, and More

If you’re looking to steep your tea more than once, you can usually use the same pot or cup you used for the first infusion. Teapots with built-in infusers are a great choice to brew loose leaf tea in, as are infusers and filters that you can set right in a cup.

If you’re looking to step up your tea game, you can also used pots and sets that are specially designed to be conducive to multiple infusions. These include yixing clay pots, small pots perfect for successive steepings of Chinese black, pu-erh, and oolong teas, and kyusu, Japanese pots designed for multiple infusions of Japanese green tea. Ultimately, whatever pot or cup you decide on is a matter of personal preference!

Traditional Methods

People have been preparing and enjoying multiple infusions of tea for hundreds (if not thousands!) of years. Chinese tea brewing methods like Gongfu Cha place a special emphasis on steeping tea multiple times, often with very short, seconds-long infusions in a small pot made of yixing clay. Each infusion reveals different nuances in the taste and character of the tea. Loose leaf green tea is also often prepared with multiple infusions in Japan.

Best Teas for Multiple Infusions

While you can infuse any tea multiple times, some teas hold up better after multiple steeps than others. In general, we recommend black, green, oolong, and pu-erh teas for multiple infusions. But if you’re curious about what a second steeping might taste like for another tea, feel free to experiment! Here at ArtfulTea, we’re of the firm belief that any cup of tea is a good cup as long as you enjoy drinking it.

Oolongs

Oolong teas are often specially designed to be infused multiple times, with the tightly-rolled leaves continuing to unfurl the longer you steep them for. Oolong teas can be infused many times without loosing flavor, and become mellower and more floral over time. We recommend the Milk Oolong and Jade Song Oolong for a classic, unflavored tea that you can infuse many times over. For a flavored cup, we enjoy the Ginseng Oolong for a beautiful oolong tea with a touch of sweetness and spice.

Greens

If you’re looking to infuse a green tea multiple times, we recommend Japanese green teas. Sencha can be infused two to three times before loosing its characteristic grassy flavor. For green tea with a traditional twist, try the Genmaicha, a Japanese green tea with toasted rice kernels and rich, nutty flavor.

Pu-erhs

Pu-erh teas are aged and fermented for several years, resulting in a deep, dark colored brew with a rich, intoxicating flavor. Pu-erh teas can be steeped many times without losing their flavor. For a classic, unflavored cup, we recommend the organic Leaf Pu-erh, which has been aged for three years. If you’re looking for a flavored cup, the Caramel Pu-erh is a deep, rich, and slightly sweet tea that holds up well over multiple infusions.

Blacks

Many black teas can be infused a second time, resulting in a lighter, mellower cup. For second infusions, we recommend Indian black teas, which usually have enough heartiness to allow for a flavorful second steep. Irish Breakfast is a classic breakfast blend with a rich, malty flavor, while Assam is a robust Indian black tea that holds up well under a second infusion.

If you’re curious about infusing tea multiple times, it can be a quick and easy way to make the most out of loose leaf tea while also exploring the depth and nuance of tea flavors!

Where to Get a Cup of Tea in Santa Fe

Margaret Wack

Santa Fe Tea Spots

Looking for a cup of tea in Santa Fe? From charming cafes to late-night locales, here are 9 great spots that serve ArtfulTea’s loose leaf tea in the City Different!

  1. Iconik Coffee Roasters

    While Iconik might be renowned in Santa Fe for their cool vibes, knowledgable baristas, and stellar coffee, they also have a wonderful tea selection! Try sipping an Apricot Brandy iced tea on a hot summer afternoon, or a classic Earl Grey for a warming morning cup. Iconik has three locations: one near downtown on Guadalupe Street, one on Water Street inside Collected Works Bookstore, and a third location on Lena street. Whether you’re looking to sip on something while you browse books, settle down for an afternoon in a cozy coffeeshop, or just get a cup of tea to take on the go, Iconik has a little something for everyone!

  2. Mamunia

    A charming cafe in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, Mamunia carries a rotating selection of both hot and iced teas, in addition to coffee, soups and sandwiches, and other light fare. Try an iced matcha lavender latte for a drink that tastes like summer, or stop by to see what the tea of the day is! Snag a spot on the colorful outdoor tables to spend a laid-back morning sipping tea and people-watching.

  3. The Good Stuff

    If you’re looking for an eclectic cafe that doubles as a retail shop with a diverse selection of records, books, and more, look no further than The Good Stuff. Located just a few blocks from the Plaza, they have excellent tea, coffee, and books and records new and old. Stop by to spend an afternoon browsing the classics, and maybe even find a hidden gem or two.

  4. Santa Fe Espresso

    Tea and ice cream? Yes please! Santa Fe Espresso serves up an excellent selection of tea, coffee, and Haagen Daas ice cream for a combo that can’t be beat. Located directly on the historic plaza in downtown Santa Fe, they’re the perfect pit spot whether you’re spending the day museum hopping or exploring the city.

  5. Santa Fe Oxygen Bar

    Santa Fe Oxygen Bar’s Apothecary Restaurant offers a diverse selection of teas, elixirs, lattes, and much more. Try Darjeeling or Sencha for a classic cup of loose leaf tea, or experiment with one of their soothing, healing herbal infusions. The Oxygen Bar is also a great place to stop for lunch, and offers a variety of new age-inspired cuisine with great vegan and vegetarian options.

  6. Joseph’s Culinary Pub

    If you’re looking for a great meal followed by an after-dinner cup of tea, you can’t beat Joseph’s Culinary Pub. Located a few blocks away from downtown, Joseph’s offers a variety of New American cuisine served in a cozy but upscale atmosphere. For a special treat, try one of their stellar desserts along with a soothing cup!

  7. Tres Colores

    One of the hidden gems of downtown Santa Fe, Tres Colores serves up authentic Mexican cuisine in a cozy, casual spot just a block away from the plaza. They offer a rotating selection of iced teas along with tacos, burritos, fajitas, and more. After your meal, be sure to stop by and visit us at ArtfulTea right next door!

  8. Herve Wine Bar

    Whether you’re in the mood for a calming cup of tea, a glass of wine to unwind with at the end of the day, or a bite to eat, Herve Wine Bar has a little something for everyone. Located near downtown in a sunny, breezy spot with vaulted glass ceilings and plant-strewn balconies, Herve feels like a world apart. Try wine from New Mexico-based Lescombes family vineyards, tasteful tapas and small plates, and tea from ArtfulTea!

  9. Tonic

    If you’re looking for a late-night cup of tea, look no further than Tonic. Along with a diverse selection of craft cocktails, art-deco decor, and speakeasy ambience, Tonic serves up a variety of loose leaf teas in addition to their alcoholic offerings. They also occasionally blend tea and spirits on their rotating cocktail menu! Tonic is open until 2am Monday through Saturday, making it a great after-hours spot.

Whether you’re looking for a quick cup to take on the go or are interested in tea with lunch, dinner, or drinks, Santa Fe has a wealth of options to choose from! And if you’re in the City Different, be sure to stop by ArtfulTea in downtown Santa Fe to taste our daily samples and stock up on your favorite loose leaf teas!

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Breakfast Brews: 6 Great Teas for a Morning Cup

Margaret Wack

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Wake Up to a Cup of Tea

While coffee may the traditional morning staple for many Americans, more and more people are turning to tea as a healthier, less harsh alternative for a morning cup. Whether you’re looking for a stimulating, caffeinated morning brew, or are looking to incorporate a caffeine-free option into your morning routine, these teas are sure to prepare you for the day ahead!

Caffeinated Cuppa

If you’re looking for a little extra boost in the morning, a cup of tea is the way to go. With roughly half the caffeine of a cup of coffee, tea is stimulating and energizing without any of the harshness of many coffees.

  1. Irish Breakfast

    For those looking for a strong, rich cup of morning tea, Irish Breakfast is a sure-fire winner. Its finely-ground tea leaves pack a punch in terms of flavor and caffeine, and hold up well to the addition of milk and sugar. A classic breakfast tea beloved of tea devotees and novices alike, Irish Breakfast is a wonderful tea to start the day with!

  2. Caramel Pu-erh

    Even if you’re a regular tea drinker, you may not be familiar with pu-erh tea. An aged, fermented tea with a long history in China, pu-erh tea is a dark, rich tea with a characteristic smoothness and none of the tannic bite of a typical black. We love Caramel Pu-erh with a splash of milk for hearty, slightly sweet morning cup.

  3. Nutty Mocha Mate

    While yerba mate does contain caffeine, it’s not technically a tea, and is instead produced from a species of holy plant native to South America. Popular in countries like Argentina and Chile, mate is traditionally drunk out of a gourd with a hollow straw known as a bombilla. If you’re looking for a stimulating, energizing cup with a bright mocha flavor, our Nutty Mocha Mate is sure to hit the spot.

Energizing Herbals

If you’re looking to steer clear of caffeine entirely, there are a bunch of herbal options to perk you up! Caffeine-free teas don’t have to sacrifice on flavor, as evidenced by these tasty herbal alternatives.

  1. Atomic Gold

    Atomic Gold is spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, the perfect thing to start the day with! A blend of ginger, turmeric, licorice root, lemongrass, and lemon and orange essential oils, Atomic Gold is packed full of healthy properties that set you up for the day ahead.

  2. Alice’s Peppermint Party

    Start the morning off right with a party in a cup! Alice’s Peppermint Party is a stimulating blend of peppermint, ginger, rose, apple, and almond that will wake you up with its refreshing minty flavor and lingering spice and sweetness.

  3. Rooibos Chai

    If you’re looking for the characteristic flavor of a chai without any of the caffeine, the Rooibos Chai is a great alternative with a satisfying spice. Blending naturally caffeine-free rooibos with traditional chai spices like ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves, Rooibos Chai is great on its own or with milk and honey.

No matter what kind of tea strikes your fancy, it can be a wonderful ritual to incorporate into your morning. Start your day with a cup of tea today!

Teas for Summer

Margaret Wack

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Looking for a tea to sip during the warmer months? Look no further than our diverse selection of teas perfect for summertime celebrations. All of the teas featured here are also excellent iced, and some can even be fashioned into iced tea cocktails! So sit back, relax, and enjoy a summery cup.

Apricot Brandy

Organic apricot pieces and natural brandy flavor give this black tea blend a delicious full flavor and luscious sweetness. An aromatic and visually appealing blend, it’s also our best selling flavored tea.

Summer Romance

Sweet papaya and strawberries blend with black and green teas for an intoxicating, exotic flavor reminiscent of fresh fruit and long summer afternoons.

Blueberry Pomegranate

Blueberry Pomegranate is delicious fruit tea packed with flavor and beneficial properties. Pomegranate and blueberries add sweetness to tart, healthful hibiscus in this lovely, fruit-forward blend. One of our most popular herbal teas, Blueberry Pomegranate is perfect to sate a sweet tooth.

Passion Petal

This lovely, flavored oolong combines the taste of passion fruit with an intensely tropical fragrance that immediately enchants. Aronia berries, mango cubes and rose petals enhance the exotic flavor of this delightful oolong tea.

Carmen Miranda

Remember the 1940’s Brazilian singer whose signature headdresses were made of tropical fruit? The amazing Carmen Miranda is the inspiration for our tasty rooibos blend of pineapple, coconut, banana and apple. This combination of Caribbean fruit makes a delicious hot tea, but truly shines when served iced.

Mango Pear

White peony tea is blended with organic mango cubes, apple, and pear to create a beautifully delicate, fruity, floral tea with a light body and sweet, uplifting flavor. Low in caffeine, this tea will give you a modest boost and is perfect for a relaxing, rejuvenating afternoon cup.

Peach Rooibos

Our Peach Rooibos blends green and red rooibos with peach bits, blackberry leaves, and calendula petals for a sweet, fruity cup. Like biting into a ripe peach on a warm summer’s day!

Jasmine Yin Cloud

An exceptionally high-quality tea with white downy tips, scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. It achieves a perfect balance between the sweet and floral aroma of jasmine and the delicate richness of high-quality Chinese green tea.

Lychee Purple

This purple leaf tea is blended with lychee, apple, and pineapple for a rich, fruit-forward tropical taste. With a medium body similar to that of an oolong, Lychee Purple is also very high in anthocyanins, the beneficial compounds found in blueberries, eggplant, purple grapes and other blue, purple or dark red foods.

Whether you’re lounging poolside or shivering under central air, these teas are sure to put you in the mood for summer. Happy sipping!

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A Calming Cup: Tea and L-Theanine

Margaret Wack

What is L-Theanine?

If you’re a tea drinker, you’re probably familiar with the soothing feeling that accompanies a good cup of tea - and now this calming, stress-reducing effect is backed by science! Research shows that tea made from the camellia sinensis plant contains l-theanine, a beneficial compound that helps to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation and wellbeing.

L-theanine is found primarily in tea, as well as in some types of mushrooms. While l-theanine is also available is supplement form, you can reap just as many benefits with an ordinary cup of tea!

How Does L-Theanine Work?

Studies show that l-theanine can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. L-theanine works by blocking excitatory neurotransmitters like glutamate, resulting in feelings of calm and relaxation. L-theanine also stimulates a related neurotransmitter called GABA, which produces its own calming, anxiety-reducing effects. Unlike compounds with similar properties, l-theanine doesn’t contribute to drowsiness or a lack of alertness. Instead, the l-theanine present in tea provides a soothing, calming effect without making you feel sleepy!

L-Theanine in Tea

Aside from its potent stress-reducing effects, l-theanine is also responsible for the umami taste in tea. Especially prominent in shade-grown green teas, as well as in teas harvested early in the spring such as First Flush Darjeeling and Himalayan Spring, this savory-sweet characteristic gives tea a rich depth of flavor in addition to its unique health benefits. While studies indicate that green tea and matcha may contain slightly more l-theanine, all types of tea made from the camellia sinensis plant contain some l-theanine, making whatever cup of tea you fancy a healthful choice!

In addition to loose leaf tea, l-theanine is also found in matcha, a powdered green from Japan. Since matcha is made from the whole leaves of tea plants ground into a fine, bright green powder, it contains more concentrated levels of everything that makes tea so healthful, including l-theanine. If you’re not in the mood for a traditional bowl of matcha, you can also add culinary grade matcha to smoothies, lattes, and more.

If you’re looking to cool off in the summer, summery iced teas contain just as many beneficial properties as hot-brewed tea! Tea can even be cold-brewed in an easy overnight method. No matter how you like to enjoy your tea, there will be a healthy dose of calming, soothing l-theanine in every cup.

Tea and Mindfulness

While scientific research has only recently caught up, tea has been used to reduce stress, promote wellbeing, and enhance cognitive function for hundreds of years. Tea is an important component of ceremonies, rituals, and religious practices all over the world, from the matcha-based Japanese tea ceremony to the Gongfu tea ceremony in China and everywhere in between. These unique traditions are often hundreds of years old, and have been perfected over the course of centuries. Tea ceremonies force participants to slow down and engage with the world in a mindful, meditative manner.

Tea preparation and consumption is also especially associated with meditation and mindfulness in Buddhist religious practice. Tea was first incorporated into religious rituals during the Tang dynasty, and became closely associated with temples and monasteries. The l-theanine and caffeine present in tea are thought to aid in mindfulness and meditation by helping to induce a calm, alert state that combines stimulation and relaxation.

Other Benefits of L-Theanine

In addition to its use as an aid for stress-relief and relaxation, l-theanine has been shown to have a variety of related benefits. While l-theanine doesn’t contribute to drowsiness or lack of focus, it can be used as an effective sleep aid to help promote deep, high quality rest. L-theanine also has other beneficial effects including boosting the immune system, reducing blood pressure, and even warding off certain types of cancer. When combined with caffeine in a cup of tea, l-theanine has been shown to promote focus and clarity, making it a great study aid. The combination of caffeine and l-theanine helps to promote cognitive function and increase alertness and attention.

No matter what kind of tea you enjoy, drinking tea can be especially beneficial for stress relief, and can be a welcome moment of calm in an otherwise hectic day. Both scientific research and personal experience suggest that a cup of tea can be a great way to unwind, relax, and destress. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by life, take a moment to brew up a cup, and enjoy!

Tea Cocktails

Margaret Wack

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Whether you drink it iced or hot, caffeinated or caffeine-free, tea is great at any time of day. But when you’re in the mood for a little something special, nothing hits the spot like a tea-based cocktail. For tea aficionados and novices alike, these cocktails put a unique twist on traditional mixed drinks and are sure to brighten up your evenings.

Lavender Mint Spiked Lemonade

This iced herbal infusion is the perfect accompaniment to the tartness of spiked lemonade. To prepare, brew up a pot or pitcher of Lavender Mint herbal tea. Blend with your favorite lemonade, and then add a shot of vodka. Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy a sweet, refreshing cocktail perfect for summertime.

Blueberry Pomegranate Prosecco

In the mood for a sweet iced tea topped with sparkling prosecco? This cocktail will do the trick. The sweetness and acidity of the blueberry, pomegranate, and hibiscus pair perfectly with the sparkling wine to create a light, refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for parties and entertaining. To make the drink, first prepare a pot or pitcher of Blueberry Pomegranate iced tea. Either pour the iced tea into a glass full of ice, or serve from a punch bowl. Top the glass with prosecco and enjoy!

Spiked Chai

Chai, which in India just means “tea,” provides the spicy-sweet base for this delicious cocktail. Great on a snowy afternoon, this spiked chai is the perfect blend of spices, tea, and alcohol to warm you from the inside out. To make the drink, brew a cup of Masala Chai or Rooibos Chai according to package directions. Add milk and honey to taste, and then add one shot of spiced rum and mix well. For a decadent touch, top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon.

Iced Maple Matcha

This unique twist on a matcha latte blends rich and grassy matcha with maple, milk, and a touch of spirits for an iced cocktail that’s cool and sweet with a nuanced flavor profile. To make this cocktail, prepare a paste using warm milk and two tablespoons of culinary grade matcha, whisking until uniform. Add a splash of chilled milk to create a thinner matcha mixture. Fill a glass with ice and milk halfway. Add the matcha mixture and one shot of vodka. Add a dash of maple syrup and vanilla extract to taste, stir well, and enjoy!

Star of India Hot Toddy

Nothing beats a piping hot toddy on a cold winter’s night, and a hot toddy blended with a hot cup of tea is even better! For this cocktail, we use Star of India black tea, but any strong black tea will do the trick. Tea provides an added depth of flavor to the traditional hot toddy ingredients, making this an extra warming, satisfying cocktail. First, prepare a large mug of black tea according to package directions. Add the juice of half a lemon and two shots of bourbon and mix well. Add honey to taste and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Peach Rooibos Spritzer

This fruit forward summery cocktail is sure to start the evening off on the right foot. Packed with antioxidants and without any caffeine, rooibos is a lovely addition to any cocktail. To prepare, brew up a pot or pitcher of Peach Rooibos iced tea. Fill a glass with ice, and fill halfway with tea. Add sparkling water and a shot of vodka and mix well. Sip and enjoy!

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Ginger Teas

Margaret Wack

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Used for centuries as an ingredient in food, drink, and even medicine, ginger is a powerful spice full of flavor and healthful benefits. Ginger comes from the same plant family as other spices like turmeric and cardamom, and can be used to impart a distinctive spicy, slightly sweet flavor to all different kinds of teas, from black blends to herbal infusions and everything in between.

Ginger Health Benefits

Ginger has seen a recent rise in popularity as more people become aware of its unique health benefits. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, making it a soothing addition to any tea. Ginger also aids in digestion and helps to prevent nausea and morning sickness. Packed with antioxidants, ginger can even help ward off certain types of cancer. Whether you’re seeking out teas for their healthful benefits, or simply enjoy them for their delicious flavor, you can’t go wrong with a ginger tea!

Our Ginger Teas

Here are ArtfulTea, we carry a wide variety of teas with ginger. Whether you’re looking for a soothing herbal blend, a caffeinated cup, or something in between, we’re sure to have a ginger tea that will hit the spot!

Ginger Peach

In our Ginger Peach tea, the spicy character of ginger is mellowed perfectly by the sweetness of peaches for a smooth, classic black tea with a bright, flavorful taste. Perfect served hot when you’re dreaming of warmer afternoons, or served cold when you’re relaxing in the heart of summer.

Masala Chai

This traditional chai blend includes ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, all blended in perfect proportion with a premium Ceylon tea. Spicy and full-bodied, our Masala Chai is a classic take on a fan-favorite. Add milk and honey for a touch of smoothness and sweetness, or try it alone for a spicier cup.

Linda’s Lemon Ginger

This lemon ginger green tea was inspired by ArtfulTea founder Karen's yoga instructor, Linda, who requested a green tea with a lemony taste that's balanced by a hint of ginger. Linda’s Lemon Ginger was born, and the blend has quickly became one of our best sellers!

Turmeric Mango

With a base of Gunpowder green tea, this tea adds ginger, turmeric, and tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, yuzu, and lime to create a tangy, naturally sweet cup. With a mild amount of caffeine, Turmeric Mango can be a great way to start the day or to power through the afternoon. And with all the health benefits of green tea, ginger, and turmeric, it’s sure to keep you in good spirits!

Dandy Cinnamon Pu-erh

Ginger, dandelion root, cinnamon, and lemon peel combine perfectly with pu-erh and oolong teas to create a purifying blend that also warms and restores you. This balanced blend has a delicious, rich flavor, and it offers benefits from ingredients traditionally thought to aid digestion and support health! A perfect pick-me-up tea.

Rooibos Chai

Made from scratch here at ArtfulTea, this Rooibos Chai tea is a traditional blend of chai spices, including ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cloves, and pepper, along with organic South African rooibos, for a caffeine-free version of chai. Add milk and honey for a soothing before-bed cup.

Sing Your Song

This handcrafted herbal infusion helps soothe the throat, clear congestion and promote wellness. A blend of ginger, peppermint, lemongrass, cardamom, and licorice, Sing Your Song is one of our most popular herbal teas. One of Santa Fe's local opera singers began drinking this tea to help keep her voice in perfect condition, so we've named the blend "Sing Your Song" in her honor.

Atomic Gold

Spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, our Atomic Gold herbal tea is a perennial favorite. This remarkable blend of ginger, turmeric, licorice, lemongrass and orange has a deep and satisfying flavor while also providing outstanding health benefits. It brews up a beautifully bright golden color, and has a lingering sweetness that’s sure to warm you from the inside out. With no caffeine, Atomic Gold can be enjoyed at any time of day, and makes a wonderfully soothing before-bed cup.

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Purple Tea

Margaret Wack

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What is Purple Tea?

Purple tea is a new category of tea! Produced from the camellia sinensis tea plant, purple tea is a cousin to black, green, white, and oolong teas and represents a unique, newly discovered variety of tea. Purple tea is extremely high in antioxidants, containing nearly twice the amount of antioxidants present in other types of tea. Today, purple tea is primarily grown in Kenya, and is quickly growing in popularity as more people discover this unique new varietal of tea!

Purple Tea: From India to Kenya

While tea has been grown for thousands of years in countries like China and India, purple tea is a relative newcomer to the tea world, and has only been available commercially for a few years. Most teas are produced from one of two varietals of the camellia sinensis plant, camellia sinensis sinensis or camellia sinensis assamica. Black, green, white, oolong, and pu-erh teas all come from the same plant, and vary primarily due to when and where they are harvested and how they are processed. While most tea plants produce dark green leaves, purple tea is made from a rare, newly discovered purple-leafed tea plant. These plants were found growing wild in the Assam region of India, an area where many other types of tea are commercially grown. Assam is also near the purported birthplace of tea, in the Yunnan province of China.

After their initial discovery, these unique tea plants were later taken to Kenya, where the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya worked to create a cultivar of this wild plant which would be ideal for commercial tea production. The third largest producer of commercial tea after China and India, Kenya now leads as the largest producer of purple tea. This unique tea thrives when grown at high elevations along the equator, where it receives twelve hours of sunlight a day year round. Kenya continues to produce a growing amount of purple tea each year, as purple tea becomes more well-known and sought-after by tea connoisseurs and curious consumers alike.

Purple Popularity

Although purple leaf tea has not been on the market long, its popularity is growing as more people find out about the unique history, flavor profile, and health benefits of the tea. While purple tea is on the rise, many people are still unfamiliar with the properties and benefits that are unique to purple tea. Here at ArtfulTea, we’re pleased to be able to introduce our customers to purple tea and to share our knowledge of this exciting new development in the world of tea!

Curious about what purple tea tastes like? We often describe it as having a flavor similar to oolong, with a lighter body than many black teas, but without the grassy, vegetal taste common to many green teas. Purple tea is generally mild in flavor, with light floral notes and a clean finish, and brews up a beautiful pale purple color. Purple tea is also very low in caffeine, somewhere in between green and white teas, making it a great choice for those looking for all the benefits of tea in a less-caffeinated cup. Purple tea is also available in flavored blends, with added ingredients like dried flower petals and tropical fruits.

Health Benefits of Purple Tea

Purple tea is extremely high in antioxidants, containing almost twice as many antioxidants per cup as other types of tea. In particular, purple tea is rich in a type of particularly beneficial antioxidant called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are thought to help protect against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases by reducing free radicals, which can harm and damage cells, resulting in illness and even certain types of cancer. Anthocyanins give certain fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, blackberries, purple grapes, and eggplants, their rich blue, purple or dark red color. Purple foods have been shown to support cardiovascular health, fight inflammation, improve cognition, and even to help to reverse the effects of UV damage. With all of these benefits, purple tea is a great choice for those looking to include healthy foods and drinks in their daily routine!

Our Purple Teas

Both of our purple teas come from the Tumoi Tea Garden in the Nandi Hills of Kenya. Our Kenyan Purple Tea is a classic unflavored cup and brews up a light purple color. Kenyan Purple has a mild taste similar to that of oolong, with floral notes and a slight natural sweetness. If you’re looking to experience the unique taste of purple tea without any added ingredients, Kenyan Purple is the way to go.

If you’re looking for all the benefits of purple tea with a sweet and fruity taste, our Lychee Purple Leaf is sure to hit the spot! Lychee Purple blends purple tea with lychee, apple, pineapple, lemon peel, currants, and blue cornflower for a fruit-forward, tropical tasting blend. Whether you’ve just learned about purple tea or have been thinking of trying it for a while, this unique new tea is sure to become a favorite!

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Best Teas for Stress Relief

Margaret Wack

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Looking for something to help with stress relief? ArtfulTea carries a wide range of teas that will introduce a little moment of zen into your daily routine. With everything from classic chamomile to meditative matcha, our teas are a perfect fit to soothe the nerves and promote relaxation and well-being.

Mint Teas

Mint teas are full of relaxing effects, helping to soothe the body and calm the mind. Our Lemon Mint Menage is a is a smooth organic black tea blend with bright minty notes and the refreshing taste of lemongrass, making it a perfect option for a soothing, uplifting morning cup. Morroccan Mint, a blend of the finest Chinese gunpowder tea and exceptional quality spearmint, is another perennial favorite.

Looking for a mint tea without the caffeine? Peppermint makes a calm, soothing herbal tea, perfect for unwinding in the evening. Our Lavender Mint tea blends two aromatic and soothing herbs for a fresh, lightly floral cup that tastes great hot and makes a superb iced tea. Sing Your Song, famed for its throat-soothing properties, blends peppermint, organic lemongrass, organic cardamom pods, organic dried ginger pieces, and organic licorice root for a mint tea with a touch of sweetness and spice. And Alice’s Peppermint Party, one of our most popular herbals, blends peppermint and ginger with apples, almonds, hibiscus, and rose for a soothing, mint-forward cup.

Chamomile Teas

Chamomile is well-known for its relaxing properties, and makes a soothing, aromatic cup of tea perfect for any time of day. Our Egyptian Chamomile is made with the highest quality chamomile available, and the large, fragrant flower heads make for a sweet and floral cup that’s perfect for soothing the body and mind. For an extra treat, enjoy it with a dollop of honey! Our Lavender Lullaby, meanwhile, blends chamomile with lavender, rose petals, sweet orange peel, and calendula petals in a handcrafted organic herbal infusion that helps to sooth away the day and promote more peaceful rest.

Lavender Teas

Lavender is another herb that has been shown to relieve stress and promote relaxation, making it a soothing addition to many of our teas and herbal infusions. Earl Grey Lavender blends black tea, oil of bergamot, and Provence lavender for a floral cup with a touch of spice, perfect for an afternoon tea.

ArtfulTea also carries a wide variety of herbal blends containing lavender. Lavender Mint is an herbal powerhouse, blending lavender and mint, both famed for their relaxing, soothing properties. And Lavender Lullaby is a custom blend full of lavender, chamomile, rose petals, sweet orange peel, and calendula petals that has been specially crafted to promote rest and relaxation. A light, floral blend reminiscent of a sunny meadow in Tuscany, Tuscan Sun blends lavender, apple pieces, linden blossoms, lemon balm, rose petals, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, and blue mallow blossoms for a soothing, restorative cup.

Rose Teas

Used for centuries in everything from rose water to essential oils, rose petals have been shown to have a potent relaxing effect. Midnight Rose is a mellow blend of quality Chinese black and organic rose petals for an aromatic, flavorful cup with a sweet, floral character. Our Rose & Chrysanthemum tea is a delicate white tea from the Fujian province of China blended with aromatic rose petals and chrysanthemum blossoms, creating a delicious cup that’s low in caffeine and extremely high in antioxidants! Passion Petal Oolong, meanwhile, blends rose petals with oolong tea, along with passion fruit, aronia berries, and mango cubes for a slightly sweet, fruity flavor.

Looking for an herbal tea with roses? Rose Petal Raspberry blends rose petals, hibiscus, lemon peel, rose hips, and apple pieces for a sweet, tart tea that’s perfect to unwind with at the end of the day. Lavender Lullaby is a truly relaxing blend, mixing rose petals with chamomile, lavender, and other herbs well-known for their ability to calm and soothe. Our Tuscan Sun blends rose petals as well as lavender, apple pieces, linden blossoms, lemon balm, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, and blue mallow blossoms for a calming floral cup of tea. Green Rooibos with Blossom, meanwhile, blends South African green rooibos and rose petals, sunflower petals, freeze-dried blueberries, and cornflower petals for a mild, slightly sweet tea full of relaxing properties.

Matcha

Most teas made from the camellia sinensis plant contain some amount of L-theanine, a unique amino acid that promotes relaxation and stress relief. In particular, matcha has even higher levels of L-theanine than other teas, the result of the shaded growth period the tea undergoes before harvest. The combination of caffeine and L-theanine is known for producing a calm, meditative state and what matcha enthusiasts often refer to as a body high.

Here at ArtfulTea we carry a range of matcha products, from our highest grade ceremonial matcha, to culinary grade matcha for use in lattes, smoothies, and baked goods, and even matcha that you can take with you on the go!

No matter what tea you choose to relax with, the familiar ritual of brewing tea is sure to calm and soothe you both physically and mentally. Sit back with a warm cup, and enjoy!

Iced Tea Popsicles

Karen Gardiner

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Looking for the perfect tasty treat to cool off with on a summer afternoon? Any tea you enjoy as an iced tea will also make tasty popsicles! For even more fun, add in extras like fruit or yogurt when making them. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for iced tea popsicles:

Masala Chai Popsicles

Who says chai is just for the cooler months? Blend iced Masala Chai with whole milk and a dash of maple syrup and freeze in popsicle molds for a sweet, spicy treat that’s sure to hit the spot on a hot summer’s afternoon!

Blueberry Pomegranate Popsicles

Start with iced Blueberry Pomegranate herbal tea. Place a few fresh blueberries in each popsicle mold, then slowly add the iced tea. You can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired. Freeze and enjoy!

Apples to Oranges Popsicles

Start with iced Apples to Oranges organic herbal tea. Cut a fresh apple into very thin wedges. Cut a fresh orange into very thin slices. Add one of each fruit slice to the popsicle molds, then slowly add the iced tea. You can add a scoop of vanilla icecream to these as well to make a creamsicle!

Raspberry Green Tea Popsicles

Fresh raspberries and raspberry and orange flavored green tea make this a perfect way to enjoy a sweet treat! Blend together 3 cups fresh raspberries, 3 cups iced Raspberry Orange Rhapsody green tea, and 1 cup honey. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy!

Watermelon Matcha Popsicles

This one has a few more steps and ingredients, so we've made a recipe card for you below. We used our Culinary Grade Organic Matcha for these.

Whichever tea you choose to use, iced tea popsicles are a delicious, fun and healthy way to celebrate summer. Enjoy!

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Bedtime Teas

Margaret Wack

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Looking for a tea to soothe you to sleep at night? We have a wide selection of herbal infusions and rooibos teas that are sure to hit the spot. Naturally caffeine free, these teas are chock full of relaxing herbal goodness, and are perfect to unwind with at the end of the day.

Lavender Lullaby

Need a little help relaxing and falling asleep? Give this calming blend a try. We created this tea after repeated requests from customers looking for a natural blend to help them sleep. With chamomile, lavender, roses, sweet orange peel and calendula petals, this handcrafted organic herbal infusion helps sooth away the day to promote more peaceful rest.

Rooibos Chai

Made from scratch here at ArtfulTea, this Rooibos Chai tea is a traditional blend of chai spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, ginger root, coriander, cloves and pepper, and organic South African rooibos for a caffeine-free version of chai. Add milk and honey for a more classic taste, or try this blend "straight" for a spicier cup.

Alice’s Peppermint Party

Named in honor of Alice at the Mad Hatter's tea party, this soothing, uplifting tea blend makes a perfect evening cup. Peppermint and ginger take the lead roles and are beautifully supported by the taste of apples, almonds, hibiscus and rose. Excellent hot or iced.

Honeybush Hot Cider

This tea is sure to warm you up on a cool evening! Honeybush is a full-bodied cousin of rooibos with a slightly sweeter taste. The addition of apple, cinnamon, orange peel and licorice root give this blend its delicious hot cider flavor.

Egyptian Chamomile

The highest quality chamomile available, Egyptian Chamomile consists only of flower heads, producing a deep golden infusion that is warming and calming, a wonderful relief from tension and stress. Add a dollop of honey for a perfectly sweet, soothing cup.

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

Rooibos blended with chocolate and peppermint makes for a sweet, minty dessert in a cup! Reminiscent of an after-dinner mint, this decadent, caffeine-free tea is the perfect thing to end your day with.

Lavender Mint

We've combined two aromatic and soothing herbs for a refreshing blend that's quickly becoming one of our most popular herbals. Calming lavender blossoms complement organic peppermint, which is known for its digestive benefits and cooling properties. A fresh, lightly floral cup that tastes great hot and makes a superb iced tea - perfect for a warm summer night.

Vanilla Rooibos

Superior quality vanilla rooibos is the secret to the smooth, rich, creamy taste of this popular flavor of rooibos. This tea warms you from the inside out, and is extremely high in antioxidants. Perfect to curl up with at the end of a long day.

Atomic Gold

Spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, this remarkable blend of turmeric, ginger, licorice, lemongrass and orange has a deep and satisfying flavor while also providing outstanding health benefits. It brews up a beautifully bright golden color, and helps to soothe both body and mind.

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Teas for Spring

Margaret Wack

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It’s warming up here in Santa Fe, and we’re ready to celebrate all things Spring! Whether you’re looking for a warm cup on a cool evening, or an iced tea to cool off with on a sunny afternoon, we’re sure to have a tea that will hit the spot.

Lemon Mint Menage

In need of a light, refreshing palate cleanser? This Lemon Mint tea is a smooth organic black tea blend with bright minty notes and the refreshing taste of lemongrass. Nicely balanced flavor is both uplifting and soothing. Excellent hot or iced.

Midnight Rose

Celebrate all things floral with this lovely, balanced black tea! Midnight Rose is a smooth organic black tea blended with just the right amount of red rose petals - creating an aromatic, flavorful cup with a sweet, floral character.

Spring Fancy

Spring Fancy is one of our most popular (and most fragrant!) teas. This amazing green and white tea blend has passion fruit notes combined with tropical pineapple, papaya and strawberry. Light, fruity, and fun, it’s the perfect tea to ring in Spring with.

Citrus Sonata

A superb blend of exceptional quality oolong with natural citrus essential oils. This beautiful tea will carry you away with its uplifting flavor and fragrance! Grown at high elevation in the Fujian Province of China, this is a crisp green oolong enhanced by a subtle grapefruit flavor.

Rose and Chrysanthemum

This beautiful blend of 100% organic ingredients is a soft embrace! Delicate white tea from the Fujian province of China mingles with aromatic rose petals and chrysanthemum blossoms, creating a delicious, healthy brew.

Lemon Cream Rooibos

Our lemon cream rooibos is an uplifting herbal delight, the perfect tea for a Spring afternoon. This organic rooibos has the enticing aroma of lemon chiffon cake, and the smooth satisfying taste of a lemon cream. Excellent hot or iced!

Green Rooibos with Blossoms

With everything springing into bloom, this tea is the perfect thing to celebrate with. Green rooibos is unoxidized, and has all the benefits of regular rooibos with a somewhat lighter taste. This flavorful fruit and flower blend is fragrant and fresh tasting!

Lavender Mint

We've combined two aromatic and soothing herbs for a refreshing blend that's quickly becoming one of our most popular herbals. Calming lavender blossoms complement organic peppermint, which is known for its digestive benefits and cooling properties. A fresh, lightly floral cup that tastes great hot and makes a superb iced tea!

Rose Petal Raspberry

While fresh summer fruit may be a few months off, this delicious blend of rose petals, hibiscus, and raspberry is sure to tide you over. Tart, sweet, and floral, this tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, and with no added caffeine, it’s the perfect little pick-me-up at any time of day.

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Mint Teas

Karen Gardiner

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Rich in antioxidants, mint is a flavorful and aromatic herb that has been used for centuries. While peppermint and spearmint are the most well known varieties, other types include apple mint, lemon mint, chocolate mint and even licorice mint.

In the world of tea, mint can be brewed on its own, blended with tea leaves, or combined with flowers, fruit or other herbs. Mint is a tisane rather than a tea, meaning that it is not derived from the camellia sinensis plant, but comes instead from a different family of herbs.

Our Mint Teas

At ArtfulTea, we carry many blends containing mint, from herbal infusions to black and green flavored teas. Whether you’re looking for a soothing after dinner drink or an invigorating morning brew, we’re sure to have a tea that will strike your fancy!

Morrocan Mint

In Morocco, mint flavored green tea isn't just a tradition, it's a sign of hospitality and friendship. Our blend is the finest Chinese gunpowder tea combined with exceptional quality spearmint. A lively and refreshing tea!

Lemon Mint Menage

This Lemon Mint tea is a smooth organic black tea blend with bright minty notes and the refreshing taste of lemongrass. Nicely balanced flavor is both uplifting and soothing. Excellent hot or iced.

Lavender Mint

We've combined two aromatic and soothing herbs for a refreshing blend that's quickly becoming one of our most popular herbals. Calming lavender blossoms complement organic peppermint, which is known for its digestive benefits and cooling properties. A fresh, lightly floral cup!

Sing Your Song

This handcrafted herbal infusion helps soothe the throat, clear congestion and promote wellness. Best of all, it tastes delicious! One of Santa Fe's local opera singers began drinking this tea to help keep her voice in perfect condition, so we've named the blend "Sing Your Song" in her honor.

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

Rooibos blended with chocolate and peppermint! It’s like indulging in dessert without the calories. If you like the minty chocolate flavor of “Andes” or “After-Eight” mints, you’ll love this uplifting, yet caffeine-free, beverage.

Peppermint

This top quality organic peppermint leaf is aromatic and exceptionally minty, producing a refreshing infusion that is satisfying both hot and cold.

Alice’s Peppermint Party

In honor of Alice at the Mad Hatter's tea party, this herbal blend tastes like a party of many bold flavors. Peppermint and ginger take the lead roles and are beautifully supported by the taste of apples, almonds, hibiscus and rose.

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Premium Teas

Margaret Wack

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Here at ArtfulTea, we carry a wide range of teas, from affordable everyday blends to teas that are rare, unique, or otherwise noteworthy. While all of our loose leaf teas are made from the highest quality ingredients available, our premium teas stand out for their exceptional quality, and are perfect for tea connoisseurs, gifts, and special occasions.

Nepalese Gold

Grown in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, this award-winning black tea is rich and mellow, with notes of honey and stone fruit. It brews into a reddish-golden color that provides a flavorful and well balanced cup.

Sencha

From Shizuoka on the Fujiyama mountain slopes, this organic Japanese sencha is carefully processed and slightly steamed before rolling and drying. A distinct, strong green tea with a rich, grassy aroma, these leaves brew into a bright greenish-yellow liquor with a taste reminiscent of the sea.

Bashan Silver Tip

From the Chongqing Province of China, this very rare tea is the top grade of white tea available. It has a delicate, clean taste faintly reminiscent of fresh apples, with a refreshing lingering flavor.

Jasmine Silver Needle

Organic Bai Hao Silver Needle tea leaves are scented with fresh jasmine blossoms to create a well-balanced tea with the tantalizing floral taste of jasmine. This superb quality tea offers one of the most sublime tea drinking experiences available.

Amber Autumn Oolong

An “Autumn Flush” tea from Nepal, this double roasted oolong is full-bodied, with subtle notes of apricot, malt and caramel in a deep amber-red brew. Many infusions are possible with these leaves.

Kenyan Purple

Purple tea is an entirely new category of tea! A purple leaved varietal of the camellia sinensis plant, it was first discovered growing wild in the Assam region of India, and is now grown commercially in Kenya, Africa. Ours is from the Tumoi Tea Garden in the Nandi Hills of Kenya. This purple leaf tea has a similar flavor profile to oolong, and is also very high in anthocyanins and antioxidents.

At ArtfulTea we’re very proud of our premium tea selection, and are always excited to introduce our customers to these unique and wonderful teas. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life, or are just looking to indulge in something a little extra special, our premium teas have something to offer everyone!

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Floral Teas

Karen Gardiner

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For centuries, flower blossoms have been blended with tea and other herbs to create soothing and medicinal brews. At ArtfulTea, we carry a variety of floral teas, blending ingredients such as jasmine, rose petals, lavender, and other flowers with our teas to add a lovely floral note. Whether you’re dreaming of spring flowers, looking for an iced tea to enjoy in the summer heat, or simply interested in teas with a flowery note, our floral teas are sure to hit the spot!

Jasmine Yin Cloud

An exceptionally high-quality tea with white downy tips, Jasmine Yin Cloud is a Chinese green tea scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. It achieves a perfect balance between being intoxicatingly aromatic and sweetly flavorful, and is delicious hot or iced.

Jasmine Silver Needle

Organic Bai Hao Silver Needle tea leaves are scented with fresh jasmine blossoms to create a well-balanced tea with the tantalizing floral taste of jasmine. Very low in caffeine and extremely high in antioxidants, Jasmine Silver Needle is one of our premium teas, representing the very best that the tea world has to offer.

Rose & Chrysanthemum

Delicate white tea from the Fujian province of China mingles with aromatic rose petals and chrysanthemum blossoms, creating a delicious, healthy brew. This beautiful blend of 100% organic ingredients is a soft embrace!

Midnight Rose

Midnight rose blends organic Chinese black tea with just the right amount of red rose petals - creating an aromatic, flavorful cup with a sweet, floral character. With moderate caffeine, this lovely mellow tea is perfect for an afternoon cup.

Earl Grey Lavender

Bergamot flavored black tea is blended with lavender blossoms from Provence to create a soothing floral twist on the classic Earl Grey. Exceedingly aromatic and with a perfectly balanced lavender note, Earl Grey Lavender is one of our most popular floral teas.

Lavender Lullaby

Need a little help relaxing and falling asleep? Lavender Lullaby was created after repeated requests from customers looking for a natural blend to help them sleep. We blend chamomile, lavender, roses, sweet orange peel and calendula petals to create a handcrafted organic herbal infusion that helps to sooth away the day and encourage peaceful rest.

Egyptian Chamomile

The highest quality chamomile available, this Egyptian Chamomile consists only of the flower heads of the chamomile plant, producing a deep golden infusion that is calming, soothing, and naturally sweet. Brew up a cup for relief from tension and stress, or enjoy it with a dollop of honey for a decadent dessert drink.

Tuscan Sun

This colorful blend of flowers, fruit, and herbs reminds us of a sunny meadow in Tuscany. The floral aromas of lavender and orange blossoms combine beautifully with the sweetness of apple, linden, and melissa leaves for a relaxing, smooth herbal blend with soothing therapeutic properties.

Green Rooibos with Blossoms

Green rooibos, an unoxidized version of the popular South African herb, has all the benefits of regular rooibos with a somewhat lighter taste. This flavorful floral blend contains rose, sunflower, and cornflower petals along with freeze-dried blueberries, and makes an excellent iced tea as well as a great hot cup.

Whatever floral flavors are your favorites, there's bound to be a tea to tickle your fancy and nurture both mind and body. Happy sipping!

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Fruity Teas

Margaret Wack

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Whether you’re dreaming of the fresh fruit of summer or are simply interested in a sweet, fruit-forward cup, here at ArtfulTea we carry an expansive selection of flavored teas with fruity notes. From Orange Peel to Lychee Purple and everything in between, we’re sure to have a tea that will satisfy your sweet tooth and remind you of the bounty of summer. And if you’re luxuriating in the long days of the warmer months, these teas are also lovely served iced!

Apricot Brandy

Organic apricot pieces and natural brandy flavor give this black tea blend a delicious full flavor and luscious sweetness. An aromatic and visually appealing blend, it’s also our best selling flavored tea. Delicious hot and excellent iced!

Orange Peel

Tangy and sweet with a little bite, Orange Peel blends organic black tea with organic orange peels for a delicious drink that's loaded with citrusy flavor. Aromatic and naturally sweet, this tea is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Pomegranate Lemon

This enlivening blend of pomegranate and lemon is equal parts sweet and tart, and it's naturally loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. A crisp, tasty black tea with tons of flavor!

Summer Romance

Sweet papaya and strawberries blend with black and green teas for an intoxicating, exotic flavor reminiscent of fresh fruit and long summer afternoons. Sit back and enjoy over ice in the warmer months!

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Mango Pear

White peony tea is blended with organic mango cubes, apple, and pear to create a beautifully delicate, fruity, floral tea with a light body and sweet, uplifting flavor. Low in caffeine, this tea will give you a modest boost and is perfect for a relaxing, rejuvenating afternoon cup.

Berry Bold

This organic blend of sencha green tea with dried goji berries, sweet strawberry pieces and acai berry powder is not only packed with antioxidants, but also tastes delicious! The sweet and vegetal flavors mingle to create a lovely cup of berry green tea with numerous health benefits.

Lychee Purple

This purple leaf tea is blended with lychee, apple, and pineapple for a rich, fruit-forward tropical taste. With a medium body similar to that of an oolong, Lychee Purple is also very high in anthocyanins, the beneficial compounds found in blueberries, eggplant, purple grapes and other blue, purple or dark red foods.

Strawberry Mango

South African rooibos that's oh-so-fruit-forward! Juicy organic mango combines with sweet organic strawberry to create a delicious, refreshing and flavor-filled tea with no calories and no caffeine.

Peach Rooibos

Our Peach Rooibos blends green and red rooibos with peach bits, blackberry leaves, and calendula petals for a sweet, fruity cup. Like biting into a ripe peach on a warm summer’s day!

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Carmen Miranda Rooibos

Remember the 1940’s Brazilian singer whose signature headdresses were made of tropical fruit? The amazing Carmen Miranda is the inspiration for our tasty rooibos blend of pineapple, coconut, banana and apple. This combination of Caribbean fruit makes a delicious hot tea, but truly shines when served iced.

Apples to Oranges

Apples to Oranges is a sweet, tart blend of apple, orange, rose hips and hibiscus. All organic ingredients, lots of vitamin C, and no caffeine make this tasty treat hard to beat!

Blueberry Pomegranate

Blueberry Pomegranate is delicious fruit tea packed with flavor and beneficial properties. Pomegranate and blueberries add sweetness to tart, healthful hibiscus in this lovely, fruit-forward blend. One of our most popular herbal teas, Blueberry Pomegranate is delicious both hot and iced, perfect to sate a sweet tooth.

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Hibiscus Teas

Margaret Wack

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Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea made from the dried petals of the hibiscus plant (hibiscus sabdariffa) and is also sometimes known as roselle. It has a pleasantly tart, sweet flavor reminiscent of cranberry, and brews up a vibrant magenta color. Hibiscus is also used to add color and flavor to many other varieties of herbal tea. This tea is enjoyed worldwide, and is often sweetened and spiced depending on regional culture and cuisine. While hibiscus tea can be served hot, it also makes a delicious iced tea!

Health Benefits

Hibiscus is extremely high in vitamin C and full of antioxidants. Studies have shown that hibiscus may have a variety of other benefits as well, including lowering blood pressure and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Hibiscus is naturally caffeine-free, making it a great alternative for those trying to steer clear of caffeinated drinks.

Our Hibiscus Teas

At Artful Tea, we carry a variety of teas containing hibiscus, from pure hibiscus tea to other flavored herbal infusions. Whether you’re looking to try hibiscus for its medicinal properties or are simply looking for a unique, refreshing drink, we’re sure to have a tea that will strike your fancy!

Organic Hibiscus

These organic hibiscus petals create a deep red infusion that is tangy-sweet and full of natural vitamin C. Our hibiscus tea consists of large parts of the dried flower, not a lot of broken bits. It is a delightful stand-alone tea as well as a nice addition to other teas (try it with lemonade for a thirst-quenching treat in summer!) 

Rose Petal Raspberry

An herbal blend containing rose petals, hibiscus, lemon peel, rose hips, and apple pieces, our Rose Petal Raspberry is sweet, tart, and aromatic! While this herbal infusion is excellent hot, it truly shines when served as an iced tea.

Mulled Wine Fruit Blend

Looking for the flavor of a mulled wine, minus the alcohol? Our Mulled Wine Fruit Blend is sure to hit the spot. This tea contains apple pieces, hibiscus, elderberries, rose hip peels, mistletoe, cinnamon rods, celery seed oil, orange slices and cloves, and is spicy, sweet, and tart all at once. Curl up with a hot cup and enjoy.

Blueberry Pomegranate

Dreaming of fresh fruit and summer? Pomegranate and blueberries bring out the best of each other in this nutritious, fruit-forward blend, one of our most popular herbals. Striking a perfect balance between sweetness and tartness, this refreshing tea is one of a kind.

Apples to Oranges 

This tea is a lovely, fruity concoction full of apple, orange, rose hips and hibiscus. With all organic ingredients, lots of vitamin C, and no caffeine, this tea is a true crowd-pleaser. It’s excellent hot or iced, and even makes a great iced tea popsicle!

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Turmeric Teas

Karen Gardiner

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A member of the ginger family, turmeric is becoming popular for its unique taste and many beneficial properties. The root of the turmeric plant is dried and ground to create a vibrant orange spice, which is used for cooking, teas and tisanes, herbal remedies, and more.

Health Benefits

Used for centuries in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is full of health benefits. It is especially known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used to help manage joint pain and arthritic. Turmeric also contains antioxidants, and makes a healthy addition to teas and tisanes.

Our Turmeric Teas

At Artful Tea, we carry two varieties of tea packed with all the goodness that turmeric has to offer:

Turmeric Mango

With a base of Gunpowder green tea, this tea adds turmeric, ginger, and tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, yuzu, and lime to create a tangy, naturally sweet cup. With a mild amount of caffeine, Turmeric Mango can be a great way to start the day or to power through the afternoon. And with all the health benefits of both green tea and turmeric, it’s sure to keep you in good spirits!

Atomic Gold

Spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, our Atomic Gold herbal tea is a perennial favorite. This remarkable blend of turmeric, ginger, licorice, lemongrass and orange has a deep and satisfying flavor while also providing outstanding health benefits. It brews up a beautifully bright golden color, and has a lingering sweetness that’s sure to warm you from the inside out. With no caffeine, Atomic Gold can be enjoyed at any time of day, and makes a wonderfully soothing before-bed cup.

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Teas for Winter

Margaret Wack

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While tea is delicious no matter the time of year, there’s a special savor to a warm cup of tea enjoyed on a cold winter day. For the winter months, here are a few teas that are sure to keep you cozy no matter the temperature!

Solstice Spice

A spicy blend of black tea with apple, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, orange slices and pink pepper, Solstice Spice is a wonderful tea with a taste reminiscent of the holidays. It’s a classic spiced tea with a naturally sweet, comforting flavor.

Lapsang Souchong

A campfire in a cup! With its distinctive smoky characteristics, this organically grown Lapsang Souchong tea is deeply aromatic with a smooth, crisp character. Reminiscent of woodsmoke and even expensive cigars, this classic, rich tea fills the mouth with an unexpectedly sweet pine flavor. Lapsang also pairs well with milk and honey.

Caramel Pu-erh

With their rich, robust flavor and hearty body, pu-erh teas are a natural fit for winter. Our caramel pu-erh combines the sweet decadence of caramel with the earthiness of an aged pu-erh to create something akin to dessert in a teacup. Smooth with a naturally sweet finish, this tea is warming and thick, and is excellent with a splash of milk.

Dandy Cinnamon Purifying Pu-erh

Dandelion root, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon peel combine perfectly with pu-erh and oolong teas to create a purifying blend that also warms and restores you. This balanced blend has a delicious, rich flavor, and it offers benefits from ingredients traditionally thought to aid digestion and support health! A perfect pick-me-up if the cold weather has you feeling run-down.

Genmaicha Matcha

We've blended two traditional Japanese green teas together here, with the result being a tasty hybrid cup of tea! Genmaicha is a Japanese tea containing roasted brown rice, while matcha is a powdered green tea traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies. These two teas combine together beautifully, creating a rich, toasty, earthy flavor that is creamy and slightly sweet.

Winter Forest

This green tea is a festive blend of almond and orange with a surprising pine-like flavor. Chinese sencha and Japanese bancha are combined with refreshing orange and nutty almonds for a lovely cup that will keep you warm from the outside in.

Atomic Gold

Atomic Gold is spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, while also incredibly healthful and tasty! This remarkable blend of turmeric, ginger, licorice, lemongrass and orange has a deep and satisfying flavor while also providing outstanding health benefits. It brews up a beautifully bright golden yellow, and is sure to cure your wintertime blues.

Tuscan Sun

Dreaming of summer? Our Tuscan Sun is a colorful blend of flowers, fruit and herbs reminiscent of a sunny meadow in Tuscany. The floral aromas of lavender and orange blossoms combine with the sweetness of apple, linden and melissa leaves for a relaxing, smooth herbal blend with soothing therapeutic properties.

Vanilla Rooibos

Superior quality vanilla is the secret to the smooth, rich, creamy taste of this popular flavor of rooibos. Packed with antioxidants and caffeine free, Vanilla Rooibos is satisfyingly sweet with an infectious warmth, perfect as a cup before bed. This tea is calling out for you to curl up by the fire with a good book and enjoy!

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