Tea Talk

It's Apple Time at Uptown Tea Shop

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It's Apple Time at Uptown Tea Shop

The leaves are turning from rich greens to vibrant oranges and reds as we slide into fall. This time of year has always screamed apple picking at my local orchards for myself and my family. The tradition started when my children were young. We always had a yearly visit to our favorite orchard. We picked bushels of apples, had fresh apple cider and warm donuts made right at the orchard, and then my kids would get to ride the ponies before we called it a day. Over the next week or so, a portion of the apples we picked were...

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Discover the Diverse World of Herbal Teas

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Discover the Diverse World of Herbal Teas

I love herbal teas. Why? Herbal teas come in many different flavors. In my store, I carry around 30 of them. I am sure that there are quite a few herbal teas that can entice even the most sophisticated palate. Herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free and are therefore ideal for enjoying in the evening, like my Good Night, Sleep Tight tea or the Sweet Dreams Herbal. When drinking herbal teas, you don't need to worry about the late-night caffeine spike keeping you up all night. As you may already know, herbal teas are also phenomenal when you serve them cold. They can taste fruity...

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Happy Fall, Everyone

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Happy Fall, Everyone

The calendar says fall officially starts on September 22nd this year. I can already feel it in the air, can’t you? The cooler mornings and the crispness as you step out in the mornings feels so refreshing. I actually needed a light jacket today when I was out with the dogs. It appears I’ve officially turned into a southern weather wimp. As the weather changes, so do my taste buds for what teas I like to drink. I shift from summery fruit teas to the apples, cinnamons, caramels, maples, and pumpkins. All of these great flavors are now in stock...

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Happy Labor Day - A Workingman's or Workingwoman’s Holiday

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Happy Labor Day - A Workingman's or Workingwoman’s Holiday

When I was a kid, the Labor Day weekend signaled the end of summer, the precursor of going back to school and the cooling off of the weather. As I got older and joined the workforce, it was just an excuse for time off work. This year, for some reason, I started actually thinking about Labor Day, how it began and what it symbolized. Since I really didn’t know much about it except it was time off work, I decided to do some research. Labor Day is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It pays tribute to the...

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Mug or Fancy Cup?

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Mug or Fancy Cup?

We had a big debate the other day in the store about the pros and cons of what kind of cup you drink your tea out of. It was so much fun to hear who enjoyed what and why. I had a couple of surprises with friends telling me their preferences. So, I’m a BIG mug kind of gal, especially in the morning. I like large, handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic mugs that feel good in my hands. My cupboard at home has a very eclectic collection of great mugs that I’ve found over the years at art fairs. This inspired me...

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