It’s Time to Paint the Town Green

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This Wednesday is St. Patrick’s Day.

For all of you who are Irish or anyone who secretly wants to be, this is your day to celebrate.

St. Patrick’s Day recognizes the heritage and culture of the Irish people in general and commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

There is the traditional Irish-American meal of corned beef and cabbage, and of course, the beverage of choice is “green” beer. I still fondly remember my first frosted glass of the “green” beverage as a young college student.

So, how do I celebrate now? By drinking lots of Green Tea, of course.

A favorite is Irish Cream Green Tea. It’s a smooth green tea with Irish Cream flavor and vanilla. It will transport you to the Emerald Isle.

I also enjoy Green Enchantress, especially as an iced tea with its two types of cherries.

I will again wear my lucky four-leaf clover pin and favorite green shirt.

Who knows why you should wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Because of the Leprechauns, of course. The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to Leprechauns, who like to pinch anyone they can see. If you accidentally forget to wear your green, avoid the pinching by offering them a mug of my Green Cinnamon Twist. It’s naturally sweet with three types of cinnamon and will put the most ornery Leprechaun in a festive mood.

My Irish Blessing for you - “May your pockets be heavy and your heart light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”

And just for fun - “Never iron a four-leaf clover because you don’t want to press your luck.”

I hope you’ll take a few minutes and browse through all of our Green Teas and get your “Irish” on.

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