Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed mini golf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Today's Groupon offers the superb moistener for dry throats and mouths: for $7, you get $15 worth of tea from The Social Tea House online store.
The Social Tea House directly imports more than 100 varieties of fair-trade, organic, loose-leaf teas, steeping flavorful brews while donating portions of its profits to social causes. Multicolored herbs, blends, and leaves from Sri Lanka, China, Japan, India, and Oolongia eagerly transform into taste-bud-pleasing cups of tea, benefiting programs such as President Obama’s STEM project, which helps kids succeed in math and science.
Sip on the toasty, rich Keemun black tea ($9 for 4 oz.), or try the delicately scented jasmine tea to warm up an extra-cold heart ($11.50 for 4 oz.). Mug-huggers can poise pinkies for the coconut wulong, an oolong mixed with coconut flakes ($14.50 for 2 oz.), serve up an herbal tisane with the lemon yerba maté ($12 for 4 oz.), or break out the green Emperor’s Pride the next time a dynastic ruler drops by for tea and sympathy ($15 for 4 oz.). One big teaspoon of tea bubbles up an entire pot of herbal bliss; click here for classified information about brewing up a delicious cup of tea.
The Social Tea House
Throughout history, tea has stood as a symbol of goodwill between friends, strangers, and even warring nations. The Social Tea House is steeped in that culture. An online retailer of super-grade and high-grade loose-leaf teas, The Social Tea House gathers brews from throughout Japan, India, and China. Its customers range from casual sippers to global dignitaries—including foreign ambassadors, to whom the company ships its teas as gifts in place of the traditional American gift of boxes of hot dogs. But that generosity isn't limited to an international scale: The Social Tea House also helps various local organizations by designating proceeds from its line of "SocialChariteas."