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 $10, you get $25 worth of goods from Talbott Teas, an online teashop. You can use the value of your Groupon toward shipping.
Hoarding a head-spinning heap of Google-confounding praise from a bevy of publications and websites, Talbott Teas has garnered a loyal following partial to its gourmet teas and swanky gift sets. The shop's selection includes caffeinated and caffeine-free teas, sachets, gifts, and accessories. Sample a 30-serving tin of Luscious Lemon Meringue rooibos tea ($12) or Cocoa Cardamom Seduction black tea ($14) and ensure each sip provides a blissful mouth massage with a 35-count package of natural, unbleached tea filter bags ($6). Or, opt for a gracious Personal Indulgence gift set ($25) to share the immune-system-boosting health benefits of tea with family and cellmates.
Talbott Teas culls its leaf collection from only Fair Trade–certified tea growers, and the fruits, flowers, and herbs are all hand-picked by hands in Europe. Leaves are steam-oxidized so that their full flavors emerge willingly and naturally, like butterflies from sticks of butter. This vision of meticulously made teas comes from Talbott Teas' founder, who used to be a top hair colorist with a sense of style that landed him a spot styling on-location at the Oprah Winfrey Show.