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French gangsters, a goofball anti-hero, and a pretty American in Paris are the main ingredients in Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 New Wave masterpiece Breathless (À Bout de Souffle) that inspired our black tea blend, Breathless.

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Sweet tea has a special place in American cuisine. Our tea blends make out-of-this world sweet tea. Even if you usually avoid sugary drinks, making your own sweet tea is a refreshing summertime treat.
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This modern cocktail captures the majesty of tropical flowers. We infused 7 year Flor de Caña rum with our Black Metallic tea with violet and elderberry notes. This extravagant drink is guaranteed to impress your guests.
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This drink conjures Balinese dreams. Our roasted oolong Eventide mellows the bitterness of porter beer, leaving sumptuously smooth, lightly effervescent toasted coconut flavor. It’s a rich and dreamy drink. 

Get the island vacation flavor in an elegant alternative to plain iced tea or soda. This aromatic swizzle may taste complicated, but it’s a simple recipe that anyone can make.
Have you had a tea affogato? It’s the bolder cousin of the ice cream float. Smoky tea and coffee ice cream swirl together in each magical spoonful of this drinkable dessert. This recipe transforms your tea into a fancy dessert.
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90s indie rock darlings Stereolab have a strong influence on August cofounders Gina and Aaron. Their album Dots and Loops was the inspiration for the name of their eponymous apple fennel black tea. Read more about the music that inspired this tea.
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Over the years, the name of our best-selling pumpkin caramel rooibos tea has perplexed, delighted, and even angered some. It’s named for the debut album of one of our favorite bands, The Jesus and Mary Chain. Read about the music that inspired this tea.
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As children of the 70s, America is a band about which we are deeply sentimental. Their song Ventura Highway has a mood that inspired us in the first sip of our organic green oolong from Thailand. Read about the music that inspired this tea.

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Our Far Afield herbal blend of ginger, sage, and mandarin makes an extraordinary mocktail. Sparkling orange soda gives this spicy herbal tea a bright citrus lift. A hint of sage adds a refreshing herbal aroma.

Here’s a piña colada in disguise. It’s light and refreshing, yet packed with island flavor.
Tea affogatos are one of our favorite favorite way to enjoy our herbal blend, Cult of Demeter. The barley, cocoa, and anise in this tea comes alive with almond ice cream. 
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