With temps dipping below freezing, and many people fighting off the cold bug, the time for tea is now. Here are a few local brands that will help you get through this beastly month with grace. Pinkies out!
Mrs. Kelly’s Teas https://mrskellystea.com/
Mindy Kelly and her family run this custom tea blending house in Northeast. I love her Cozy Chamomile, a caffeine free blend of mints, cinnamon, and chamomile. Find them at co-ops, farmers markets, and online.
Tea Source http://www.teasource.com/
There are three locations for this tea shop, where tea geeks congregate and you can buy all the gear. Try the black Jin Jun Mei for a kick, or buy an exotic Black Chrysanthemum which blooms in your cup.
Verdant Tea http://verdanttea.com/
This Minneapolis tea seller buys only from small family farms in China, and you can shop by farmer. They also have a try 5 for $5 deal. The vanilla citrus spice has a lot of flavor and a sense of sweetness without any sugar.
Bingley’s Teas http://www.bingleysteas.com/
For the Brit lovers, the tea to drink while you watch Downton Abbey is perhaps Bingley’s Jane Austen series, packaged in fetching boxes.
Grey Duck Chai http://grayduckchai.com/
Locally brewed chai can be had outside the coffee shop with growlers and bottles of this delicious drink. LOVE the burnt sugar and ginger blend, especially with a nip of bourbon.