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About Laura Brienza

Laura Brienza is the author of New York's Historic Restaurants, Inns, and Taverns (Globe Pequot Press 2016) and Discovering Vintage Washington, DC (Globe Pequot Press 2015).
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What is Navajo Tea?
2 months ago

What is Navajo Tea?

This week in herbal teas you should try: Navajo Tea.

An herbal beverage made by the Navajo Native Americans for generations, Navajo tea is made by brewing the plant greenthread, known by …
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What is Monkey-Picked Tea?
2 months ago

What is Monkey-Picked Tea?

Tea leaves picked by monkeys? Sounds great! But not too fast… Most tea experts and sellers agree that monkey-picked tea is just a legend. Let’s unpack the history behind this …
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Tea-Infused Pizza Recipes You Need in Your Oven
2 months ago

Tea-Infused Pizza Recipes You Need in Your Oven

Pizza.  Along with the hamburger and the hotdog, it’s as American as apple pie.  And we eat a lot of it.  According to a report written by the United States’ Department of …
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Tea-Infused Pasta Recipes You Need to Make
2 months ago

Tea-Infused Pasta Recipes You Need to Make

Tea is not just a drink. It’s an ingredient that belongs in your kitchen cabinets right next to salt and pepper. You can use tea to infuse many dinner dishes …
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Black Tea May Fight Flu
2 months ago

Black Tea May Fight Flu

As the fall approaches, so does flu season. But this year, you may have an extra defense against the flu: black tea.

According to researchers at Washington University in St. …
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Trend Watch: Cheese Tea Comes West
2 months ago

Trend Watch: Cheese Tea Comes West

By  •  Industry

Cream cheese and tea… a match made in Heaven?

Cheese tea is a new trend that’s sweeping across Asian cities, and it’s starting to pop up in the United States.


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Purple Tea: A New Player in the Industry
3 months ago

Purple Tea: A New Player in the Industry

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Purple tea is the latest innovation hitting the tea industry.  This colorful variety of the tea plant, camellia sinensis, is starting to crop up in the US after a few decades of …
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Cannabis-Infused Teas the Next Big Thing?
3 months ago

Cannabis-Infused Teas the Next Big Thing?

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As more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, the food and beverage industry has responded by offering cannabis-infused products to consumers. Fortune reports that the marijuana industry is …
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Teas That Will Make Going Back to School a Breeze
3 months ago

Teas That Will Make Going Back to School a Breeze

It’s that time of the year again. The days have started to get shorter, the kids are driving Mom and Dad crazy, and half-day Fridays are almost up. That’s right, summer …
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Drink Herbal Tea to Help Your Liver
3 months ago

Drink Herbal Tea to Help Your Liver

Drinking herbal tea may protect you against liver disease, according to a recent study.

Researchers at Erasmus MC University Medical Centre at Rotterdam in the Netherlands have concluded that frequent …
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