Within Paint the Roses Tea House and Cafe, Tea-For-All approaches the ancient drink with a holistic and welcoming attitude. Staffers lead an array of tea classes, from exploratory history classes to specialized sessions on how to brew the best cup, understand the complex varietals of oolong, and custom blend tea during workshops. Tea-For-All also commissions unique blends from specialty tea-makers, and creates blends of its own, such as Tropical Mist green sencha tea and Cold Comfort with chamomile, peppermint, licorice, and lemon. They also make a variety called Labyrinth, a soothing blend of green tea and herbs that make it possible for you to get out of any maze without a lawn mower.
Jack and Linda Kirshner believe coffee is an integral part of life—it's there when you wake up in the morning, at the end of a romantic dinner, or when you just need to destroy a possessed snowman. Though this vision has led the couple to found Coffee for Less, their journey began well before that. More than two decades ago, the Kirshners started their first company within their apartment's mocha-scented confines. The venture, named Coffee Serv, would eventually become one of the largest office coffee-service providers in Philadelphia.
Today, Coffee For Less serves as the online face for the Kirshners' company and fills kitchens across America with the aromas of fresh-brewed joe. A Starbucks-preferred office coffee provider, the online store also ships hand-ground Aloha Island coffee beans and coffee pods to homes and well-decorated caves. These items can brew within Coffee For Less's selection of appliances, which include Cuisinart coffeemakers.
Coffee For Less isn't content to just sell hot beverages, though. They also want to educate their patrons, and do so through articles about products and coffee-themed infographics. This effort to reach out echoes the company's charitable work, which includes a partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the company's own Hit The Books scholarship, which they award to college students within the United States.
Descended from one of the first cheese-importing companies in the United States, igourmet.com has been assembling and delivering baskets stuffed with rare and gourmet culinary treasures for more than 10 years. Hand-packed gift baskets and boxes burst with delectable delights such as fruits and vegetables, coffees, and meats. The Four Continents of Cheese gift box ($29.99) provides a whirlwind cheese tour of Europe, Australia, North America, and South America. Choose a sweet selection, such as the Ballotin box of chocolates by Michel Cluizel ($35.99), from the array of chocolates and desserts, and it will be melting in the mouths of loved ones in a manner of days. To give a gift that keeps on cooking, order a pantry item, such as the Vermont maple syrup and pancake mix gift box ($19.99).
Opened in 1911, Delicious Orchards has grown to a 110-acre operation that sows and harvests apples and stocks its family farm and country store with a plentitude of tasty treats. The aisles of the gourmet grocery shop shelter more than 400 cheeses, bakery goods, warm prepared entrees, fruits and vegetables, flowers, and more. Sweet teeth can chatter about the orchard-plucked apples that metamorphose into apple-cider donuts ($3.99) and apple pie ($11.99), while empty mouths gobble up a mound of chocolate-chip cookies ($3.99). After filling baskets with hearty meats, cheeses, and produce, shoppers can gawk at the honeybee hive, located at the front of the shop, where a swarm of buzzers busily milk honeycombs and keep the nearby wooden crates stocked with bottled nectar.