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Tea of the Month: Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant, a holly tree that's native to South America. The tea brews slightly smoky and vegetal-sweet with complex earthy notes. Yerba mate is a great option if you're looking to reduce your caffeine content as it contains less caffeine than coffee, but more than black tea.  Yerba mate contains: Xanthines: Stimulants that includes caffeine and theobromine. Caffeoyl Derivatives: Antioxidant compounds found in tea. Saponins: Bitter compounds that has been known to have anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties. Polyphenols: A large group of antioxidants that has been linked to a reduced risk of many diseases. Yerba Mate may help boost energy and maintain mental focus through day to day activities. You can enjoy it to assist with weight...

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Tea Meets Beer - A Collaboration with LA Ale Works & Arrow Lodge Brewing

Tea + beer! Who would've thought?We've had the pleasure to collaborate with local breweries LA Ale Works in Los Angeles and Arrow Lodge Brewing in Covina for a few unique beers! First up is LA Ale Works' Karma Kolsch - a distinguishable beer that uses a custom blend of our teas for a gentle spice aroma with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and black tea earthiness. It's also caffeinatedLA Ale Works also teamed up with Arrow Lodge Brewing for Terms and Conditions. Terms is a juicy hazy pale ale brewed with puffed jasmine rice and our Pineapple Dreams Fruit Tea Blend. Conditions is a hazy pale ale made from cold-steeped Pineapple Dreams for a light bodied and dry beer with bright...

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BP Nest Notes | Switching From Coffee To Tea

There's no time like now to make a healthy lifestyle change, especially during our BP Semi-Annual Sale! Shop our nests, online & in-store to curate your best life.Read on for inspiration.If you have been feeling erratic lately, the consumption of too much caffeine might be to blame. The easiest lifestyle change to make for your general heart health and mental clarity is... SWITCHING FROM COFFEE TO TEA   Matchas are an exceptional replacement for coffee--with more active antioxidants than most teas and sustaining caffeine levels to boot, let this delicious Japanese favorite ease you through the workweek, without having to face that dreaded energy crash! Black teas are also a fabulous option for those looking for a little more flavor. Tossed and roasted with anything...

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