Tea vs Vicodin … and the winner is

Every once in awhile, an article resonates with me in such a wonerful way that I just can’t resist sharing it. In the case of this recent piece from the NYT, the wonderful artwork by Rosalie Stroesser was an added bonus. Enjoy both with a cup of fennel tea!

Lavender Brewing Magic

Whether you are sipping or soaking, summer is the perfect time to remember the amazing properties of lavender. Universally regarded as one of the most healing of all herbs, lavender calms the nervous system and reduces mental stress. For tea drinkers, it’s often paired with chamomile or rose in herbal blends and also lends itself…

Triple Leaf Tea for What Ails You

It’s that time of year again .. flu and cold bugs. I am dealing with a nasty bout of whateveritis for the first time in years. A huge fan of Chinese medicine, Triple Leaf Tea is a brand that I count on for traditional blends and wisdom. If you don’t want to make your tea…

Allegro Hits the Spot

I’ve got a new favorite bagged tea. Allegro’s Queen Bee Balance from their organic herbal wellness line. As inexpensive bagged teas go, this one delivers surprisingly good flavor. I love the blend of rose petals and vanilla plus the hint of cranberry. Herbal additions of dandelion, alfalfa, chaste tree berry and spearmint are very subtle…