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 $8, you get $20 worth of tea and tea accessories at Steeped and Infused. Choose from two locations:
- 1258 Queen Street East
- 338 Queen Street East
Steeped and Infused offers an abundant selection of high-quality loose-leaf teas, with the specially dried shreds of everything from organic black teas to fruit-flavoured flakes and healthful herbal infusions, in their quaint Toronto shops. Stop in for a satchel of green & white mango supreme ($8.95+) for a flavourful antioxidant boost, or opt for a sack of the soothing, naturally caffeine-free honeybush raspberry ($7.50+) to calm an overactive central nervous system or child. Yerba Mates ($7.50+), gourmet greens ($5.50+), whites ($8.95+), and oolongs ($16.95+) are offered alongside top-of-the-line tea-brewing accessories to enable tea addicts to brew a tasty blend every time.
The well-documented health benefits of tea make it a significantly more beneficial daily brew than your typical morningly can of clam juice, and the good teamongers at Steeped and Infused ensure that all their products and packaging are recyclable and eco-friendly. So stop in for a to-go bag of top-of-the-line tea flakes, or gift this Groupon to an infused-water enthusiast.
Steeped and Infused
Jennifer Best couldn't sleep. A bout of fibromyalgia was keeping her wide awake, and though she experimented with allopathic and naturopathic sleep remedies, it was no use. Then she tried something new: a tea blend called Sweet Dreams. The brew was so effective that not only did it give Jennifer some much-needed shut-eye, but by morning it had inspired her to change careers. She explored the local loose-leaf-tea market and was amazed to find how many good varietals were out there, varietals she thought others might appreciate the way she had appreciated Sweet Dreams.
Jennifer started small, founding Steeped and Infused in 2007 as an online store that sold 20 different teas. But her fan base blossomed, and today the website—which now sells roughly 70 varieties. Like the queen's childhood toy box, her inventory includes everyday black, green, and rooibos teas, but also features yerba mate and pu-erh—a centuries old Chinese blend made from high-quality large leaves. She complements these with a small selection of accessories, such as tea filters and mesh steeping balls.