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September 2, 2007 09:36 - Labor Day Special From Dragonwater!

Labor Day is tomorrow and pretty much everybody will thankfully have the day off. This also marks the time when 99% of schools are back in full force, including mine.

It's also the time when a lot of businesses have sales, and dragonwater is one of them!

If you order more than $25, they're giving you a $5 coupon off. So really you're getting a 20% discount. Not too bad in my books.

If you were looking to get some tea, now is the time because this sale ends on Midnight of Labor Day.

Here are a few links to some of their best selling products.

Rooibos Spicy Chai

Earl Grey Double Shot

Dragonwell (Organic)

Green Chai (Speaking of this, I think I might go grab a cup of this myself)

Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess)

There's a nice list for you to choose from. Have fun!


PS - Adagio Teas finally got their UtiliTEA Kettle
back in stock and I got a chance to purchase it. I have to say, it's definitely the best teapot out there under $150. And it's WAY under that. It's right on the homepage if you click that link and believe me, you'll love it.

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August 13, 2007 13:38 - Stress Affects Health - Wash It Away With Tea!

I'm sitting outside this morning. It's a gorgeous day (although a bit humid for my taste), I have a cup of darjeeling #22 next to me, and I can't help but wonder why more people don't do things like this.

Sure, people are starting to drink more tea around the world and I'm excstatic about that. But are they actually getting the true culture and essence of tea drinking? Tea is supposed to be drunk while relaxing. It's supposed to calm the nervous system down and let you unwind; or simply gather your thoughts for the day.

If you don't allow yourself time everyday to relax and unwind with a cup of tea, you're limiting yourself on your capabilities everyday. How is that you say?

Well, stress affects health in a major and negative way, and tea helps to relieve stress. Without your daily cup of tea and relaxation, the stress accumulates in your body. It then affects the way you act, think, sleep, eat, and how your entire body functions.

When you're less stressed, you perform better in any given situation. Muscle reaction time is faster, thinking is clearer, food choices are better, your attitude is improved, and so on.

So make it a point to have at least a cup of tea everyday and let yourself have 10-15 minutes of just "you" time where you can go in a quiet place to relax your body and mind.

As for me, I'm going back inside because it's starting to get uncomfortably hot out here. I think I should have made a nice cold iced tea instead of hot tea :).

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