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How much loose leaf tea should you use? That depends on how strong do you like your tea. Measuring tea leave by weight helps you get the perfect strength tea every time. Read our tips for weighing tea and controlling strength.
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If your tea tastes bitter or weak, it may be a water temperature issue. Here are insider tips for making delicious tea that's not bitter by controlling water temperature. This article explains why green tea tastes bitter, and why we don't recommend cold brew techniques for our tea blends. Check out insider tips for how to fix bitter green tea, and brew strong herbal and black tea.
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Want to know which water makes the best tea? This article evaluates how different water types, including distilled water, reverse osmosis water, spring water and tap water affect flavor in tea.
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At August, what matter to us most is flavor. No matter what your ritual is, we want to help you get the best flavor out of any tea. In this series, we'll consider how each part of tea preparation affects flavor, and give you tips on how to control them.
How do you enjoy pumpkin in the summertime? Add vanilla ice cream to chilled tea for a pumpkin caramel bomb. Our bestselling pumpkin rooibos tea gets richer and sweeter with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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You've got to taste this floral citrus magic. Chamomile, rhubarb and lemon verbena come alive with the earthiness of tequila and pop of pink grapefruit juice. This light cocktail is the ideal sipper for all-day pool parties. Day drinking, Heyyyyy.
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This is a magical arnold palmer full of floral and citrus flavor. Sweet-tart limeade creates a lovely balance with the floral peach and rose notes of this rich oolong tea.

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Meet the chicest margarita on the block. Black tea with plum, bergamot and clove give tequila a sophisticated spin. Blended with black summer fruit, this black margarita is just the thing to beat the heat.
A drink worthy of a Garden District gala. This bellini is packed with lush flowers. Prosecco and peach make magic with the deep floral notes of our oolong tea with rose, lime and pistachio.
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Fancy a sweet, fizzy pumpkin cocktail? The shandy is a refreshing summer drink, enjoyed all over Europe. It’s known as a radler in Germany, and in France as a panaché or a monaco with lemon soda and grenadine. We swapped traditional lemon soda for our caramel pumpkin rooibos tea and our favorite cream ale, Boddingtons Pub Ale.
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We're bringing back this 80s classic cocktail. It's sweet and sour, nutty and rich, and utterly addictive. You'll wonder where this drink has been all your life. Bourbon gets some black magic with an infusion of rich black tea with cacao and almond.
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Close your eyes and you’ll swear this is a Dr. Pepper ice cream float with a hint of smoke. Vanilla ice cream turns up Outlaw's sweet cherry flavor and softens its tannins and smoke.