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I am purposefully seeking ways to add a little more peace, joy and fun in my life; that's why I started this tea story.

Currently I am searching for a new supplier for my tea. So I’m visiting websites and ordering different blends every month. I’ll be posting about my finds along with my visits to tea rooms.

It’s always the perfect time for a cup of tea. Won’t you join me?

Category Archives: Tea Tips

Tea & the Garden

I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden. – Ruth Stout


It’s gardening time again, kids.  Gardening and tea seem to go together as both are beneficial to your health and rejuvenating to your spirit.

You can take your tea out to the garden for a peaceful sip and, when you’re done, you can actually use the tea leaves in the garden.  You can put your used tea leaves in your compost or you can put them directly on your garden soil.  As organic matter the tea leaves are good soil amendments.  Another benefit is that caffeine is reported to keep slugs and snails away. 

So enjoy your tea in the garden or on the garden!


Sipology Irish Breakfast Tea

Having a tough week this morning?  Feel like a little extra pick-me-up is in order?  Here’s the original energy drink: Irish Breakfast tea.   Three essential words describe a breakfast tea.  Caffeine, caffeine, caffeine.  This Irish Breakfast tea from Sipology is particularly potent. The first thing you’ll notice is that it looks different than most… Continue Reading

Tea Festival Coming Soon

  Exciting news tea lovers!  The 2020 International Tea Festival, an annual event normally held in Chicago, is now a virtual event.  If you couldn’t attend before due to travel or time constraints, this may be your chance! It will be held Saturday, November 7 & Sunday, November 8.  There will be a virtual vendor floor,… Continue Reading

Winter Walnut Tea

Located in Huntsville Alabama, The Kaffeeklatsch is a well-known coffee shop that has been providing fresh-roasted, quality coffee to coffee lovers since 1976. Guess what? They also sell tea. First-rate teas. Worth tasting, I promise! I had been tipped off so I thought I’d go check them out. I picked up some of their Winter… Continue Reading

10 Great Gifts for Tea Lovers

Shopping for your favorite tea lover? We’re here to help. Here’s our Top 10 picks. Tea in Your Garden Is your tea lover a gardener too? Many are. Why not get them started growing their own chamomile? Use the flowers to brew up your own home-grown chamomile herbal tea. Etsy – Plants From Seed: Grow… Continue Reading

Harney & Sons Jasmine Tea

How about a delicate and flavorful, green tea? If that’s what you’re looking for, I’d recommend Harney & Sons Jasmine Tea. Technically the tea Harney & Sons uses here is a Pouchong (pronounced pow-chon) tea rather than the typical green tea base commonly used in jasmine teas. Pouchong is slightly darker than a green tea… Continue Reading

High Tea

I don’t care who you are; this is funny. And also, an appropriate use of the term, High Tea. Here’s a company I found online called High Tea that makes tea with phyto cannabinoid – derived from the leaves of the hemp plant contains omega-3 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins and chlorophyll. They say it is… Continue Reading

Celebrate International Tea Day

Happy International Tea Day to you!  Here at Civili-tea, we believe every day is tea day but the day the world celebrates tea is on Dec. 15. I am grateful for my simple cup of tea.  It provides me with warmth, peacefulness, and a pleasing flavor.  A little bit of perfection right here in my… Continue Reading

Creme Brulee Tea

Tea Review – Creme Brulee Black Tea from Simpson & Vail   Simpson & Vail have been in the tea business since 1929.  I’m impressed that they survived the depression and I’m very happy they’re around today because they have a delightful dessert tea that is sure to be a new favorite.  It’s Creme Brulee… Continue Reading