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Artisan Tea Blending Kit for Health and Enjoyment

Updated on November 30, 2013

As a work-at-home guy, I am usually cooped up in my home office for hours on end and to keep me hydrated, I try to drink as much liquid as possible throughout the day. Until a few years ago, I started the day with coffee and then had a couple more cups throughout the day. For most people, 3 cups of coffee per day is nothing and I'm sure many people indulge in a bit more. However when I read somewhere that coffee sometimes trigger panic attacks ( I've been having them for 7 years ) , I decided to stop drinking it. Instead I turned to tea.

Since I started drinking tea, I don't get the jitters anymore.

These days I usually start my mornings with a cup of hot green tea. During the summer, I also make sure to prepare a pitcher of iced tea. Oh the other hand, in the colder months, I turn to steaming mugs of hot herbal or green teas. Herbal teas can be extremely calming to the nerves and for people who have stressful lives, or those who suffer from panic attacks or anxiety problems like myself, can surely benefit. Not only that, teas also include antioxidants that are beneficial for your health.

Artisan Tea Blending Kit

This complete tea kit lets you mix and match to make your own original blend using 10 organic teas, herbs, flowers and spices including antioxidant rich green tea and rooibos and relaxing herbs such as lemongrass and orange peel. One of my go-to blends for winter is to mix rooibos with ginger. Have a cup of this and you'll feel your body warm up from the inside out. I'm serious! It works for me every winter and without this concoction I would probably freeze to death! For a refreshig pick-me-up, I suggest mixing green tea with some mint or lemongrass. It's healthy and delicious. The Artisan Tea Blending Kit also comes with a recipe book, 20 tea sacks and a glass teapot making it the perfect gift for tea lovers or anyone on your gift list.

Numi Organic Tea Flowering Gift Set in Handcrafted Mahogany Bamboo Chest: Glass Teapot & 6 Flowering Tea Blossoms
Numi Organic Tea Flowering Gift Set in Handcrafted Mahogany Bamboo Chest: Glass Teapot & 6 Flowering Tea Blossoms

This set of flowering tea blossoms includes a glass teapot and comes packaged in a beautiful bamgoo chest, making it the perfect gift for tea connoiseurs.

 
Herbal Teas: 101 Nourishing Blends for Daily Health & Vitality
Herbal Teas: 101 Nourishing Blends for Daily Health & Vitality

Learn what herbs can do for you and how they may enhance your overall health. A wonderful companion gift to one of the tea sets on this page.

 
Tea Forté SINGLE STEEPS Herbal Retreat Loose Leaf Tea Sampler, Assorted Variety Tea Box, 15 Single Serve Pouches - Relaxation Tea
Tea Forté SINGLE STEEPS Herbal Retreat Loose Leaf Tea Sampler, Assorted Variety Tea Box, 15 Single Serve Pouches - Relaxation Tea

The first time I had Tea Forte tea, it was at the Trump Hotel in Honolulu. It was amazing in that it was hard to believe there was no sugar in it because it had a natural sweetness to it. I've been a fan ever since.

 

What is your beverage of choice?

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There is a world of delicious and healthy teas out there. Do you have a favorite tea you'd like to share? Please feel free to share your comments.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I usually drink just regular green tea or a mint or lemon blend. I like the sound of the more exotic combinations that you mentioned. Let's see... my birthday is coming up in a few months. I just might have to put this kit on my wish list!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @ecogranny: I so miss visiting San Francisco. I recently purchased myself a guidebook for San Francisco as I am thinking about going again in the near future. I love the city.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      I love my morning cups of coffee (two), but my favorite beverage, and the one I choose more than any other, is plain water. I am fortunate to live in San Francisco, where we get fresh alpine water from the Sierras. It is delicious. In fact, I start the day with one or two cups of hot water, before I indulge in my sugar- and milk-laced coffee, which I think of as liquid candy. In the evenings, often as not, I like another cup of hot water, but quite often I enjoy a cup of tea. My favorite is Mighty Leaf Organic Mint Melange, but I also love Rishi Organic Green Tea Mint.

      The Numi Organic Flowering Tea Set you mentioned above is another favorite, and one I have gifted to special friends. It is lovely.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @DLeighAlexander: Ohh that sounds wonderful. Here in Japan it's difficult to find green tea that's flavored with other ingredients. :(

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @BLouw: I love both tea and coffee but I notice coffee gives me the jitters these days.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @MarathonRunning: I love all the teas you mentioned. In fact I wouldn't be able to choose my favorite.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sybil watson: Yes I know right? I also love the tea infusions that are available in Hawaii.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sousababy: Thanks for your thoughtful comments sousababy. Keep trying different ones until you find one you like.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Diana Wenzel: Chai is one of my favorite teas that's for sure.

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      RuthieDenise 4 years ago

      I love a lot of different ones. I love plain green tea. I also like citrus flavored teas.

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      I have a cup of green tea everyday; my favorite flavor is coconut passionfruit. But I also like several other kinds as well.

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      Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

      Although I always choose coffee I actually prefer tea (a bit like a chocolate bar v and orange!). Great idea to do your own blending - I never thought of it.

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      Martina 4 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      As sybil-watson, I also drink coffee in the morning and tea the rest of the day. My favorite sorts include Rooibos, Ginseng, Ginger and Green tea. Love your article and think that Tea blending kit can be a wonderful gift.

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      I drink coffee in the morning and tea the rest of the day. I had no idea that there are tea blending kits - how much fun would that be?!

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      sousababy 4 years ago

      I enjoy green tea on occasion, I really should try some others. Thank you for some thoughtful suggestions that would do nicely as gifts too.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      I really appreciate so many different teas. This time of year I love spiced teas. Chai is perhaps my favorite hot tea drink. It transports me to exotic places.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VinnWong: Ohh that melon tea sounds yummy! I'm gonna come over!

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      VinnWong 4 years ago

      I absolutely love Japanese tea. I bought this Melon Oolong tea a month ago. Still waiting to share it with my loved one. Can't wait to do that some time!

      I also love fruit tea, mixed with honey you've got some really natural and healthy beverage! On top of that, it's totally yummy.