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Detoxifying your Body with Tea

When I started Headwater Teas, my main goal was to help fight my allergy symptoms by making an extremely palatable tea that I could drink all day. However, using the same method I devised for my Allergy tea, I also started making an Immune System Support tea, and shortly thereafter, a Detox or Cleansing Tea.   Tea is already so good for your body in so many ways.  Tea is high in antioxidants, polyphenols, and catechins, to name a few.  With our Cleansing Tea, we've essentially taken tea and put it on steroids. So what does that all mean for detoxifying your body? Why Detox? When looking for a 3 day cleanse program or even a 30 day cleanse program, most...

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Loose-Leaf Tea Infuser Reviews

Over the past few months I've been traveling the country, handing out samples and Christmas gifts to family, friends and potential customers.  One thing I've realized is that many people don't have a suitable way to infuse their loose-leaf teas. There are many products available to infuse your loose-leaf teas, but there are positives and negatives to each, which I'd like to address today. My Top Suggestions: To start, I'll mention the type of infuser that I think works best overall.  The Forlife Extra-fine tea infuser is the best I've come across.  It's big, has very fine holes, and will fit into any tea mug or teapot you're likely to come across.  The addition of the lid is a great way...

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How to Fight the Common Cold or Flu with Herbs

We've all had it happen.  You toss and turn in bed at night, something isn't right.  You wake up with a sore throat and you know it's coming.  The common cold, maybe even the flu. These are the symptoms of the common cold or flu, and the herbs we've added to our immune system support teas to combat those symptoms.   Sore Throat: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Goldenseal, Ashwaganda, Echinacea, Myrrh, Licorice, Ginger, Sheep Sorrel, and Galangal. Runny Nose: Stinging Nettle, Ginger, Goldenseal, and Peppermint. Fatigue or Malaise: Eleuthero, Echinacea, Peppermint, Licorice, Ashwagandha, and Ginseng. Sneezing: Stinging Nettle, Ginger, and Eucalyptus. Cough: Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Eleuthero, Echinacea, Myrrh, Licorice, Ginger, and Galangal. Aches and Pains: Galangal, Stinging Nettle, Myrrh, Echinacea, Reishi, Eucalyptus, Goldenseal, Astragalus,...

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Tea Types - Pu'Erh Tea Fun Facts and Trivia

Pu'erh (or pu'er) tea is a fermented tea produced in the Yunnan province of china.  Pu'erh tea is dried and rolled, and undergoes a microbial fermentation process over many months or years.  This tea is sometimes pressed into small blocks or "cakes". Flavor and color-wise, some brew up light while others can be dark and intensely earthy. Pu'erh Tea Fun Facts and Trivia:  Pu-erh tea can be aged over time like a fine wine. From 1999 to 2007, the price of Pu-erh tea went up by ten times, and then drastically dropped to below its original levels.  Fortunes were made and lost in this pu'erh tea boom and bust. Back in 2008, the Chinese government tried to limit where the...

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Tea Types - Oolong Tea Fun Facts and Trivia

Oolong Tea is a complex tea to make, as it is semi-oxidized and can be rolled or balled up.  Oolong tea can be brewed multiple times (some up to 15 times!). The flavor of individual oolongs teas differ greatly, but usually one can expect a complex roundedness complemented with notes ranging from sweet and misty honey to a milky creaminess and bold roasted flavors. Oolong Tea Fun Facts and Trivia: The Oolong tea class is a mix between black and green tea. Once the leaves of oolong are plucked, and "bruised" so as to break them up which releases oil, the oxidation process can be anywhere from 10 to 70 percent, depending on the specific variety. This type of tea is...

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