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Holiday Cheeseball Recipe

Impress your guests with your culinary talents, through one simple recipe. Our holiday cheeseball will look impressive on your table and will taste delicious. It is a fantastic way to get more tea into your diet even if you don't drink tea!     Ingredients: 16 ounces cream cheese softened 1/3 cup sour cream 8 ounces medium cheddar cheese shredded 2 tablespoons of Mississippi Sunshine Poultry Rub 1/2 cup green onions sliced 2 tablespoons dried cranberries chopped 1 cup of pecans chopped small Mississippi Sunshine Poultry Rub   Directions: In a large stand mixer, add the cream cheese and whip until smooth. Add sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, dried cranberries and Mississippi Sunshine Poultry Rub in increments so that everything incorporates...

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NaughTEA Sugar Cookie is a dazzling new holiday tea

  We are so excited to share our NaughTEA Sugar Cookie flavored tea. This perfect holiday tea tastes just like Butter Sugar Cookies. Butter Sugar Cookies are Great Mississippi Tea Company owner Jason McDonalds favorite cookie. Jason is also known for being able to detect great flavor. So when he drinks three cups of this tea, we knew we had something special. What is this holiday tea made with? It starts of course with our US grown tea. No pesticides, no fungicides. Just happy tea plants producing quality tea leaves. Then this tea was processed into an Oolong blend. This is a special process that dries the leaves under UV lighting. It creates a rich flavor. Oolong tea is very...

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Breeding tea plants to be seedless.

This week we welcomed Dr Zhang (UGA) and Dr Bi (MSU) and three students to the farm to work on some tea plant breeding. This is where farming and science come together to help create strains of plants with new capabilities.  Do tea plants need to have a seed? In the wild, yes tea plants would need a seed in order to reproduce. At a tea farm we can certainly make use of tea seeds but once you have all the tea plants you need, you really do not need the seeds. Tea plants can also be reproduced by cuttings as well. For the tea plant to live out its years as a successful producer of harvestable tea leaves it actually...

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Great Mississippi Tea Company & Friends 2022 Great Gift Guide

A recent trip to the big box stores has shown signs that the holiday Christmas Shopping has begun. But don't forget to shop small and shop local this holiday season. We have some great recommendations of really great tea gifts that you will find in hidden corners of the internet. All of these companies are North American small businesses and all of these businesses are part of The Great Mississippi Tea Company's network of retailers. We are proud to have our products on the shelves of their stores so please take a moment to shop with them and us.  Great Tea Ware Canadian small business World Tea House offers the much loved handmade stoneware mugs. These mugs are beautifully shaped to...

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