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August 24, 2007

Souvia on ABC15 SmartShopper

Filed under: Newsletter,Phoenix,Tea and Health,Tea in Arizona,White Tea — Administrator @ 7:10 am

The segment on loose tea vs. tea bags aired last evening.? We talked about white tea and looked inside a teabag.? ? Take a look at the video on the ABC15 site.

August 21, 2007

Souvia and ABC15 Smartshopper

Filed under: Phoenix,Tea Enjoyment,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 2:05 pm

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Watch for Souvia Tea on ABC15’s “Smartshopper” program with Daphne Munro on Thursday, August 23rd at 5pm.? We cover the differences between teabags and loose tea.? ? We use some loose tea from a popular gourmet store here in the valley and compare it to equivalent loose teas.

? Enjoy!

August 16, 2007

Dancing with Elephants – Part 2

Filed under: Phoenix,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 2:38 pm


One thing independent business don’t get are tax subsidies.? The Goldwater institute just filed a lawsuit against Phoenix North over a 100 MILLION dollar subsidy given to it as part of its development in the North Valley.


Regardless, of how you feel about this remember to shop locally when you can.? It keeps Phoenix vibrant and unique, keeps your tax dollars here, and creates empoyment opportunities for your fellow Arizonans.

August 14, 2007

Ask Souvia Tea: High Tea vs. Afternoon Tea

Filed under: Tea Culture,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 1:46 pm

Is High Tea the same as Afternoon Tea?

No! ? The Afternoon Tea Tradition started in the 1800’s when Lady Bedford had an Afternoon snack
prepared to tide her over until dinner. ? High Tea was so-called due to the high tables it was often served on. ? It was a full meal and not like anything served at a typical Tearoom. ? Many people use these terms interchangeably but they are very different things.

Have a tea question?? Send it to

August 7, 2007

More good news on Caffeine

Filed under: Tea and Health,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 11:10 am

Caffeine often gets a bad rap.? It is blamed for a host of problems? that are often the result of the delivery vehicle!?

While most people know that caffeine does improve alertness and concentration, today there is more good news.

? Scientific American reports that French researchers? “found that women who drank more than three cups of coffee per day, or its caffeine equivalent in tea, retained more of their verbal and — to a lesser extent — visual memories over four years”

Some people do need to go easy on caffeine for various reasons.? However, tea’s caffeine is often easier on the system due to L-theanine which has relaxing effects on the body often offsetting caffeine effects on heart rate and blood pressure.

? So, as always, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.? Consume caffeine in moderation if possible.

August 5, 2007

Rooibos – Did you know?

Filed under: herbals and fruit blends,Newsletter,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 10:53 am

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rooibos in the wildDid You Know…?
Ø? ? ? ? Rooibos gets better with age just like a good wine. It can be stored in the fridge without clouding and re-used later.
Ø? ? ? ? Rooibos can be used as a meat tenderizer or as a base for marinades.
Ø? ? ? ? Rooibos can be re-steeped.Rooibos in the cup
Ø? ? ? ? Rooibos will give dark hair a nice shine when used as a rinse.
Ø? ? ? ? Apply cold Rooibos with cotton balls to treat skin rashes and eczema.
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