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What is Black Tea? A beginners guide to the most popular tea.

What is Black tea? Black tea is a tea made from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The new leaves from a tea bush are plucked and then processed to make the highly consumed beverage. Black tea is processed differently from other teas which gives it a stronger flavor and darker color. It is a more Oxidized tea. All tea comes from the same tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. The only exception would be herbal teas which may not contain any tea leaves at all.  In the South, Black tea is more commonly drank as a cold tea. Depending on your tastes it will either be a unsweet cold tea or a sweet cold tea. Check out Timmy's great recipe for making a true...

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We are raising money for animals through Bow Wow Chai tea sales.

In November we committed that $1 from every 1oz of Bow Wow Chai tea sold, would go to Brookhaven Animal Rescue League. We are happy to share that we have sold 234oz of our Bow Wow Chai, raising $234 for the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League (BARL), so far. The $234 will be on top of the $500 that was donated up front, to ensure that if no tea is sold, BARL would benefit from our program no matter what. Brookhaven Animal Rescue League (BARL) is a no kill, dog and cat shelter in Brookhaven, Mississippi. They work tirelessly to shelter animals (some for many years) trying to help them find forever homes. Everyday an animal is in the shelter, they...

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How to brew the BEST cup of tea.

    When tea is made at the farm it is always with a timer and a thermometer or a kettle with a heat gauge. Proper temperature and time ensures all the right flavors come out in the tea. In some of the teas if the water gets too hot, it destroys some of the best flavors. Let it sit for too long and the tea can taste bitter. In other teas if you don't get it hot enough, it won't bring out the right flavor. Each tea has its own unique recipe. To reach the optimal flavor with our tea, you can find the instructions on the packaging of each bag of tea that you purchase from us. You...

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