At the end of the Middle Ages, tea replaced bitter tears wept by the widows of one's enemies as the world's number-one-consumed beverage. Jump on the bandwagon and enjoy a nice hot cuppa with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of specialty teas and more at Churchill's Fine Teas, a beverage-based merchant of flavor located in Findlay Market.
Like adventurous treasure hunters, Churchill's has traveled the world seeking out the finest of steepable leaves, even occasionally stealing them from hidden jungle temples (which is considered fair trade if the sack of sand you replace them with is the same weight). Search through their specialties for hidden gems such as Ti Kuan Yin oolong tea ($4–$13) and soothingly vitamin-packed rosehip herbal tea ($5–$16), or select a tried-and-true traditional tea such as the Japanese sencha green ($6–$18) or premium-leaf Darjeeling ($12–$39.50). If your cup of Earl Grey is lonely and won't stop complaining about how hot teas only date jerks, match-make it with the Lady Grey, which adds orange zest to the classic bergamot blend ($5–$18).
Churchill's is not only an excellent avenue for flavorful sipping, but also a luxurious way to browse for an antioxidizing gift. Please the tea-chugger in your life with accoutrements such as T-sacs ($5.95), which allow steepers to mix and measure out their own one-of-a-kind brew in make-your-own teabags. Or splurge on an English Brown Betty teapot from Tea-Labra ($40). Churchill's also sells a variety of antique, rare, and vintage tea sets.
Drinking tea has been proven to boost the immune system, reduce stress, inhibit bad breath, make the mind more alert, protect against a range of cancers, and significantly increase your odds of being knighted by the Queen. Treat friends, family, and fellow skydivers to a relaxing tea time at any altitude with today's Groupon to Churchill's Fine Teas.
Although Churchill's new retail location in Findlay Market has not received many reviews, its former incarnation as a tea room was featured by CiN Weekly, and three TripAdvisors gave it a 3.5-star average rating: