Besides their common use in hot drinks, tea leaves are often found wrapped around caterpillars, steeping the wormy beasts into winged beauty. Celebrate the transformative properties of tea with today’s Groupon: $5 buys you $10 worth of tea at WhiteAugust Tea Company. This relaxing depot of premium sips recently received a Best of Greater Cities Award for Best Tea of Greater Phoenix.
If drinking tea makes one wise, WhiteAugust has more wisdom than a microfiche containing two centuries of Greek philosophy. Green teas such as the Meyer-lemon-infused Playful Daydream ($5.50 for 50g, $10.50 for 100g) and the raspberry- and pomegranate-flavored Morning Geisha ($9.25/$17.75) satisfy the greenest cravings, while spicily colorful Kaleidoscope ($5.95/$9.95) and bold, vanilla-beaned Constellations ($15/$29.95) represent the richness of moderately caffeinated black teas. Whites, oolongs, herbal reme-teas, and the audacious new Camellia Sin teas help round out an impressive collection of rejuvenating extracts that will soon overflow and overwhelm the earth with pungent potabilities.
In all instances except for being alone in a room with a screaming lemur, two is better than one, and WhiteAugust has two locations to simplify tea procurement. Breathe easy as scents of simmered fronds tickle your nose hairs, tranquilize tension, and surround your body with a transparent force field that shields you from the jealous attacks of vicious jumping coffee beans.
- One of the goals of White August is to expose drinkers to various types of tea, ideally moving them from blends to pure teas. – April Corbin, World Tea News
- Seriously, the staff is the best part. They were amazingly helpful and incredibly knowledgeable. It's obvious they know a lot about tea, and they are eager to share that knowledge. – Megan M., Yelp