Ardent tea drinkers take their beverage hot in December, cold in July, and steeped with beautiful Vermont foliage in October. Brew a year-round beverage with this Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of loose-leaf tea from Tea Embassy, plus free shipping.
From its base in Texas, Tea Embassy’s loose-leaf liaisons stockpile more than 200 cross-cultural blends of imported and domestic teas, which crowned them the winner of the Austin Chronicle’s Best Tea Selection in 2008. Austin’s historic Campbell-Miller house shelters Tea Embassy’s bounty of loose-leaf herbal concoctions, packaged in sizes ranging from 1 ounce to 16 ounces. Almond-cookie green tea ($6 for 2 oz.) intoxicates palates with sweet almond nuances, and wedding-cake rooibos tea ($6 for 2 oz.) uses the fragrant aromas of wedding cake to make taste buds and tongues fall in love all over again. Thaw out palates for the spring with a steaming cup of white pomegranate tea ($6 for 1 oz.), or breathe in the aromas of the Caucasus Mountains with a mug of Georgian Village black tea, a citrus-and-honey-scented tea grown in the high altitudes of Nagobilevi, Georgia ($9 for 1 oz.).