TheTeaTable.com Offers Affordable Luxury, Stress Relief for Tight Times

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While a coffee-shop drink often costs upwards of $4.00, premium loose teas from http://www.TheTeaTable.com provide rich flavors at typically 10 to 50 cents per cup. This offers an affordable alternative to the pricey gourmet beverages that consumers may be cutting back on in today's challenging economy. Loose tea also is part of a simple art that provides the sense of relief and enjoyment that many people are longing for with the uncertainties of today.

While a coffee-shop drink often costs upwards of $4.00, premium loose teas from http://www.TheTeaTable.com provide rich flavors at typically 10 to 50 cents per cup. This offers an affordable alternative to the pricey gourmet beverages that consumers may be cutting back on in today's challenging economy.

Premium loose teas also give you more for your dollar than the common tea bag. Those available at http://www.TheTeaTable.com create a more distinctive beverage than mass-produced grocery-store brands, which typically are highly processed and derived from industrial farming operations. Loose leaf teas generally are produced in smaller batches, and many are grown on traditional estates, some of which date back hundreds of years. Although certain specialty teas are becoming more widely available for home brewing, popular brands may sacrifice product quality for the cost of eye-catching packaging. Registered dietitian and owner of The Tea Table, Lori Bricker, advises, "Put your money into the tea itself. Don't waste your pennies on a pretty package. Spend it on the contents." A package of loose leaf tea also goes much farther than the same amount of coffee, since you typically need only a tablespoon of tea to brew an entire pot.

Premium loose tea is part of a simple art that provides the sense of relief and enjoyment that many people are longing for with the uncertainties of today. Bricker comments, "The afternoon tea or any kind of tea ritual can relieve stress. Research also indicates that certain compounds in black and green tea seem to have a calming effect."

An important part of any tea ritual is proper brewing. "People who have only used tea bags may think that brewing loose leaf tea is complicated and expensive, but it's really not. Infusers start at around $2.00, and there are lots of products that make it easy to brew tea even at work," Bricker advises. "Tea 101" on TheTeaTable.com lists easy instructions, essential tea definitions, and answers to frequently asked questions. The site also offers over 200 loose leaf teas, several tea-of-the-month-club plans, tea accessories, and other unique gifts.

To view additional tea-related educational resources, as well as a wide selection of premium loose teas and tea accessories, please visit http://www.TheTeaTable.com.

About TheTeaTable.com:
TheTeaTable.com offers over 200 premium, rare, and single-estate loose leaf teas, several tea-of-the-month-club plans, tea accessories, and other unique gifts. The site's "Tea 101" section provides extensive educational resources for tea selection and brewing. Founded in 2000, The Tea Table supplies packaged teas for individual consumers and resale, as well as wholesale bulk teas for coffee shops, hotels, and other establishments.

Contact:
Lori Bricker, MS, RD, owner
John Rice, operations manager
The Tea Table
866-551-5520
http://www.theteatable.com

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