Jul 19, 2022

Can drinking loose leaf tea make you smarter?

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the health benefits of drinking loose leaf tea. We know that tea tastes delicious. But is there truth to the claim that it actually makes you smarter? In this blog post, we will investigate the science behind drinking tea. Oh, and we'll also give you some tips on how to brew the perfect cup of tea!

May 3, 2022

Why our national perception of loose leaf tea drinking is all wrong

Unlike our cravings for coffee, our appetite for ales, or our wanting for wine, tea has never really tickled the tastebuds of the average American consumer. We don’t make it into the top 25 tea-drinking nations of the world and domestically coffee consumption continues to remain the caffeinated beverage of choice by a long shot. So just what is going on here? Why aren’t more Americans enjoying a fine blend of loose leaf tea?

Feb 28, 2022

Loose leaf tea warrior girl: The real historical figure of Mulan

There is a scene in the wildly popular 1998 Disney kids action animation Mulan, where the eponymous main character disguises herself as a man. The reason? To take her aging father’s place in his callup to serve his state during a time of war. Mulan then spends the rest of the film fighting bravely, proving that women warriors are just as courageous and noble as men. Sounds like the stuff of fiction, right? Wrong! 

Feb 10, 2022

The man behind the myth: How the Appleseed loose leaf tea champion was born

And it is from the latter where the Appleseed loose leaf tea blend takes its cues. And a lot of the mellowness of US Army Staff Sgt. Rick Walters shines through the taste and texture of the Appleseed blend. Heck, his likeness even made it through in the final design of the Appleseed champion. Yes, that is his face on the package (the one we are constantly asked by our customers to have made into a poster!). 

Dec 6, 2021

How to win on the home front: Loose leaf tea and the warrior mindset

How do soldiers transition back to facing a whole different set of challenges on the home front without losing their warrior mindset? Or let it overreact to the normal stresses of home life? The answer may surprise you: loose leaf tea.

Nov 10, 2021

The Warrior Mindset: Kicking Ass and Drinking Loose Leaf Tea

When the average person thinks about drinking loose leaf tea what comes to mind? Old, rich people in immaculate houses sipping daintily from fine porcelain. Quite possibly. The last thing the average Joe would think about is a hardened warrior fresh from the battlefield slurping down a revivifying tea blend.

May 24, 2021

The Reflection Run

The Event Yesterday we ran the Reflection Run here in our home state of Washington. We were proud to be a part of thi...
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