Raiding local trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it won't make a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of tea and more at Balanced Nutrition & Tea Store in Clive.
Balanced Nutrition & Tea Store stocks its shelves with more than 75 teas and supplements to nourish the bodies and souls of health gurus and thoughtful gift givers. Red teas, including Get Clean, Get Relief, and Get Charged, insist that taste receptors follow commands and listen to their mothers. Well-traveled taste buds can roam the aromatic Republic of Chai or mull the spearmint undertones in Moroccan mint, and raw-green-mango, chili, and black-currant organic teas boast the zest of fresh-picked produce. More than a dozen brand-name vitamins and supplements flex invitingly amid the sea of teas, challenging customers to sample their beneficial properties.
Shoppers can customize lovely gift baskets for health-conscious companions, coworkers, and preening pets. A basket stocked with loose-leaf teas ($8.99–$37.99 for a 3–4 oz. container or bag), Italian skincare products, and fruit-juice jellybeans would satisfy any clean-shaven Easter bunny or Vatican-born vegan. Balanced Nutrition & Tea Store also vends teapots, teacups, and other glass and cookware.