Steeping herbs in boiling water will either make excellent tea or get you arrested on one count of aggravated witchcraft. Stay out of hot water with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of organic teas from Longevité Tea online.
Longevité Tea rewards the senses with organic, hand-picked teas that have journeyed across the country to live in health-conscious stores such as Whole Foods and Berkeley Bowl. With a tasty variety of fair-trade-certified teas and tisanes, Longevité sources sustainably grown leaves directly from the farmers, offering sippers a chance to help out the earth, pay harvesters a living wage, and undermine the middleman one delicious slurp at a time.
Start by filling a drink dish with southern maté, an herbal offering that's blended with roobios ($13.99/3.5 oz.), or brew up a cup of chai-chi, organic black assam tea spiced with organic cinnamon and cloves ($15.99/4.5 oz.). Tea people can keep friends from sleeping in by banging on a tin of the English Morning ($13.99/3 oz.), wind down while tasting the Calm Cammie's Egyptian chamomile flowers ($13.99/1.75 oz.), or appreciate antioxidants with the Sencha Meditation, a grassy Japanese green tea ($26.99/4 oz.). Every tin of tea brews 35–50 cups of the good stuff, and all of those cups should be prepared at once to ensure the freshest possible taste.