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 $15, you get $32 worth of tea from California Tea House, an online loose-leaf boutique boasting a huge selection of gourmet steepables. Shipping is free.
California Tea House takes pride in carrying loose-leaf tea of the highest quality, including hand-crafted blooming teas and certified-organic varieties. The virtual store's stock is extensive, including tasty representatives from nearly every realm of the rainbow, with the exception of the leprechaun realm, which is mostly dedicated to molten gold and hard liquor. Green teas range from the clean and refreshing simplicity of Moroccan mint ($12) to the creamy, decadent aromatics and flavors of pistachio gelato ($19). Black and white varieties span an equally comprehensive range of tastes, including apricot chai ($15), almond butter ($14), and silver needle ($18). If so many options make you anxious, opt for a decaf drink, or have a friend or cartoon mouse make online selections for you. (Prices are for 4-ounce sizes.)
The staffers at this online tea emporium vet all the teas they sell, ensuring the greatest sipping satisfaction. In addition to contributing to top-notch taste and texture, the quality of California Tea House’s products boosts the beverages’ already bountiful health benefits, which include but are not limited to having a full tank of happy tears.
- My husband, who is more of a tea drinker than I am, was excited, particularly for the opportunity to try the Vanilla Creme Earl Gray and the Endless Summer Blooming Tea. – Jenn, In My Bag
- Rich in essential antioxidants and minerals the average cup offers up about half of the caffeine of coffee with twice the verifiable health benefits. Now, thank s [sic] to The California Tea House sipping this goodness has gotten better. – Amy Sommer, Westside Today