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Tea Autopsy AND Tynan's Traveling Tea Set

Athletes aspire to get their own sneaker. I'm not an athlete and I don't wear sneakers, but today I'm announcing the equivalent in my world: my own tea set!

But first, a little background. I don't remember when I first drank tea, but I do remember that at the time that I found out how healthy it is, I hated tea. I thought that it tasted like bathwater. But newly aware of its health benefits, I was determined to like it. My method was to drink six cups a day until I changed my mind -- aggressive taste acquiring.

And, sure enough, after a week or so of little Lipton tea bags, I decided that I liked green tea enough to continue to drink it. I wasn't a connoisseur, but I was an enthusiast, downing the stuff solely for the health benefits.

Introducing Californian Persian Black Tea

On Samovar

This week I want to introduce you to Samovar California Persian Organic Black Tea. A custom blend that we formulated here at Samovar Tea Lounge, you won't find this modern take on classic Persian black tea anywhere else. This tea pays homage to the classic black tea scented with bergamot oil, jasmine flowers, and rose buds, but then kicks it up a notch with a dose of orange peel and cardamom seeds. I think you'll love the resulting brew: soft floral and citrusy notes balanced by spicy, brisk undertones. Californian Persian is a versatile tea and fantasic to drink straight up, but it also works with a shot of milk and sugar--in essence, the Middle Eastern version of Earl Grey, another tea scented with the citrus fruit bergamot.

For one week, blog readers can use coupon code CALI20 and save 20% off Californian Persian (through Wednesday, October 31, 2012).

3 Ounce Tea Box: $19 is $15.20, save $3.801 Pound Bag:  $86 is $68.88, save $17.204 Pound Bag:  $324 is $259.20, save $64.80!

Learn More & Order Samovar Californian Persian Black Tea

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