From Our Editors
Boulder-based The Tea Spot stocks sippers? cupboards with a massive menu of loose-leaf teas, including organic and fair-trade-certified varieties, as well as a suite of Steepware brand tea tools. The blood-orange-smoothie tea melts rooibos, orange, and vanilla essences into a dreamsicle-like dark-red liquor that?s naturally caffeine- and sarcasm-free ($17), and mugs eagerly await the hot kiss of the re-infusable organic Iron Goddess oolong tea ($16). Alternatively, small tea leaves or model sailboat sails easily unfurl inside the roomy confines of a 32-ounce, tea-infusing Steep & Chill pitcher ($44.95). The Tea Spot donates 10% of every sale to cancer-wellness and community-building programs, infusing each sip of tea with the warmth of good will, though warming tea with actual heat is still recommended.