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Amy's Coffee House - Tea and other mixes

A Tea Tradition... Legend has it that the delightful flavor of tea was discovered when leaves accidentally fell into a pot of boiling water. If this is true, what a lucky break for the rest of us! True teas are made from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis, a cousin of the camellia flower that many of us are familiar with. Herbal "teas" contain no true tea leaves, and are more accurately called tisanes or herbal infusions. Created from any number of herbs and spices, the botanical ingredients are combined to create exciting flavors and aromas in a rainbow of colors.

To make the perfect cup of tea, start with a preheated pot or cup (simply fill your teapot or cup with very hot water and let it stand for a moment). Use fresh cold water, and bring it to a rolling boil. Don't let it boil too long! It will boil away the flavor and result in a flat-tasting cup of tea. Pour boiling water on the tea leaves or tea bag. Brew for 3 to 5 minutes. For green teas, your water should be a bit cooler, and only steep for 1 to 3 minutes.

And, of course, for a great cup of tea, you have to start with a great tea, because all the care in the world can't improve a poor quality tea. Luckily for you, we've made it easy! We searched far and wide, and have chosen only the best of the best. All our teas are crafted from the finest natural ingredients, fresh and flavorful, our teas are available by the bag so you can easily mix and match the perfect combination. Pick your favorite, or try something new. $.32/single bag.

Want to fancy it up? Add our little brown gift box (holds 10 bags) or the big brown gift box (holds 25 bags) for $.25 either box.

Black Teas:

Darjeeling - Rare, fragrant amber-colored tea from India

Earl Grey or Earl Gray decaffeinated - Premium black teas scented with oil of bergamot

English Breakfast or English Breakfast decaffeinated - This old favorite is full-bodied and stimulating.

Cinnamon Apple or Cinnamon Apple Decaffeinated - Delicious tea spiced with Korinjte cinnamon and natural apple essence

Orange Spice - Robust black tea with orange essence, cinnamon, cloves and allspice

Wild Strawberry - delicious tea flavored with wild strawberries

Chai Spice - Captures the flavor of India in this exotic, aromatic blend of black teas, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, clove and cardamom

Spiced Raspberry or Spiced Raspberry Decaffeinated - Natural ripe raspberry essence in a fine black tea with cinnamon

Green Teas:

Sun, Moon & Stars - Delicious blend of top quality green tea leaves with classic flavor

Green Tea Garden - Flavorful green tea with plum and spice essences

Green Tea with Lemon & Ginseng - Green tea with sweet ginseng and true lemon

Green Tea with Mango & Citrus - Enjoy the tropical flavor!

Herbal Teas:

Chamomile & Fruit - Natural chamomile sweetness with complex fruit flavors

Cranberry Orange - Tart cranberries, rosehips, and hibiscus with sweet orange essence

Peppermint & Spice - Cool, refreshing mint with spice sweetness

Dessert Teas:

Unique teas, these are rich and flavorful herbal blends that brew dark and full-bodied in the cup, yet have no caffeine. They taste like irresistible desserts, without calories or fat! Choose from Vanilla Cream Spice, Raspberry Cream Pecan, Lemon Ginger, Cherries Jubilee, or Peach Praline.

Tea & Honey Teas:

These delicious teas contain real dried honey right in the tea bag. The honey dissolves instantly in the cup for a subtle sweetness. They're all herbal,caffeine-free, and only 18 calories per cup!

Children's Tea - You'll be delighted by this tea, even if you're not a child. It brews rosy-pink in the cup and bursts with a fresh berry-punch flavor.

Spearmint Orange Spice - 3 of the most popular tea flavors combined with a hint of sweet honey.

Meyer Lemon - What could be better than the tang of lemon combined with the smoothness of honey?

Exotica Teas -

Master tea blenders have found these beautiful teas in the famed tea growing regions of China, India, and Sri Lanka. These exceptional teas are available in small quantities, like a wine maker with a limited production of a particular vintage.

Champagne Oolong - one of the world's most subtle and expensive teas, light and mild, with a fruity, slightly sweet flavor that harmonizes the elements of black and green tea.

China White - This extraordinarily rare tea is produced only in Fukien province from 100% tip or buds of a special tea plant. Yields a pale golden cup.

Assam Breakfast - Pure Indian Assam, dark and robust, from the fertile Brahmaputra Valley. Its unique malty flavor is excellent with a splash of cold milk

Osmanthus - the haunting essence of Osmanthus flower used in the world's most famous fragrances scents this rare and delicate tea from China'sGuangxi province.

Tea Samplers Have a hard time making up your mind? Just want a little variety? Try one of our sampler boxes!

Black Tea Sampler - 2 teabags each of Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Cinnamon Apple, Orange Spice, and Wild Strawberry. $3.50

Herbal Tea Sampler - 2 teabags each of Chamomile & Fruit, Peppermint & Spice, Cranberry Orange, Vanilla Cream Spice, and Lemon Ginger. $3.50

Green Tea Sampler - 2 teabags each of Sun, Moon & Stars, Green Tea Garden, Green Tea with Lemon & Ginseng, and Green Tea with Mango & Citrus. $3.50

"No-Buzz" Sampler - 2 teabags each of Decaffeinated Earl Grey,Decaffeinated English Breakfast, Raspberry Cream Pecan, Cherries Jubilee, and Children's Tea. $3.50

Organic Sampler - 2 teabags of each of our organic teas: English Breakfast, Peppermint, Green with Lemon Myrtle, Rosehips, or Rooibos Spice. $3.50

Exotica Sampler - 2 teabags each of Assam Breakfast, Ceylon Estate Earl Grey, Champagne Oolong, China White, Dragonwell Green, Exotica Reserve Blend, Golden Darjeeling, Osmanthus, and Silver Jasmine. $5.70

Organic Teas Grown without pesticides, using sanctioned organic farming and processing methods, these teas are uncompromisingly delicious and rich in flavor. Single teabags, $.40 each. Available in Organic English Breakfast, Organic Peppermint, Organic Green with Lemon Myrtle, Organic Rosehips, or Organic Rooibos Spice.

Loose Teas Whether you've always preferred loose tea, or whether you're new to the experience, we have some delicious and unique varieties that you'll find hard to beat.

Jasmine Fancy - Aromatic scented tea from China, with a delicate floral bouquet and flavor. 2oz bag, $1.80

Lemon Rose - A gorgeous blend of light rose congou, lemon myrtle, lemon peel and luscious rose petals. 2oz bag, $2.50

Herbal Classic Chai - A premium herb blend with chamomile, cardamom, cinnamon cloves and vanilla. 2oz bag, $2.30

Japanese Sencha - The most popular green tea in Japan, with a long flat leaf and a very full flavor. 2oz bag, $2.00

And if you've hesitated to try loose teas because you don't want a muss or a fuss, hesitate no longer. BBGG is proud to carry the t-sac, a 'tea bag easy' way to brew a cup of quality loose leaf tea, without the mess and cleanup associated with tea balls or strainers. Made from chlorine-free, unbleached paper, it's as simple as spooning your tea into the bag and adding hot water -- no holder needed. The t-sac is available in two sizes Small (for cups and mugs) 10/$.60, 100 box/$5.60 Large (for large cups and small pots) 10/$.75, 100 box/$6.50

SPORTea You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy this delicious drink! A base of imported green and black teas, blended with herbs, SPORTea has a delicious, citrus-y flavor, and only traces of caffeine. Wonderful hot or cold! Teabags: Box of 20 cup-size bags $6.50 Biggie-bags: Box of 7 quart-size bags $6.50 Mini-pack: Pack of two individual teabags $1.10

Yerba Mate Yerba Mate is not a true tea, from the camellia sinensis plant, but is an herbal infusion from an evergreen member of the holly family (Ilex paraquariensis). It has been consumed by South American natives for centuries to combat fatigue and reduce stress, and believed it to be beneficial for a long list of other ailments. While these claims haven't been proven scientifically, it contains many vitamins and minerals, and its fans swear by it as a healthier alternative to coffee and tea. Why not try it for yourself? Yerba Mate is available in a bag of 25 tea bags for $5.50, or 1/2 pound of loose tea for $8.00.

Shaman Mate We've combine Yerba Mate and its health benefits with the wonderful smell and taste of lavender. Aromatic and flavorful, it's mystically stimulating! Available as loose tea only, 1/2 pound, $8.00

Flavored Honeystix Do you like honey in your tea? You'll love these! Each honeystix contains 1 teaspoon of pure honey, with a luscious hint of natural flavoring, and sealed in an environmentally safe plastic tube. Available in Clover, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Raspberry, or Cinnamon. Sold individually. $.20

Herbal Honeystix Infused with herbal extracts and fresh, pure royal jelly, these sticks add an herbal "boost" to the naturally soothing and healing properties of honey. Try Royal Jelly, Echinacea, Ginkgo Biloba, or Ginseng. $.30 each

Cappuccino Mix Individual packets of delicious instant cappuccino come in 5 delicious flavors. Excellent hot or cold! Choose from Snickerdoodle, Caramelicious, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, English Toffee or French Vanilla Creme. $.90 each

Hot Cocoa Mixes Our cocoas are rich and creamy, practically a dessert in a mug. Mix and match your favorite flavors. Choose from French Vanilla Bean, Irish Creme Torte, Double Fudge Brownie, White Chocolate Hazelnut, Raspberry Truffle, Cool Mocha Mint, Caramel Creme Brulee, Tiramisu Cheesecake, Maple, English Toffee, or Cappuccino, only $.90 per single-serve packet.

New for 2002! Sometimes a single serving just isn't enough. That's when you should reach for our BBGG "Big Bag" of cocoa! Available in Double Fudge Brownie or White Chocolate Hazelnut, 6 luscious servings are only $3.25

azteca d'oro 1519 Today, we call it chocolate, but "Xocolatl" was the name of the ceremonial drink the Aztecs of Mexico served the Spaniards when they arrived in 1519. And this Mexican Spiced Cocoa is definitely something special. Why not have a ceremony of your own? Single serve packets $1.20, 12oz canister $7.00

Chai Tea Mix Love the exotic flavor and spices of Chai tea, but hate the fuss of getting it "just right?" Our Chai Tea mixes are the answer. Each packet makes a smooth, creamy mug, with no more effort than adding hot water. Or try it iced! $1.60 each, available in six varieties: Green Tea, Chocolate, Raspberry, Spiced, Vanilla or Decaf Spiced. One serving not enough? Spiced Chai is available in a 10-serving size, too! $10.00

Frappe Mixes Incredibly easy, these mixes are equally delicious whether mixed with hot water for a steaming cup, or blended with water (or coffee or milk) and ice for a refreshingly cool treat. Choose from Mocha, Vanilla Latte, or Toffee Coffee in single serve packets, $1.90.

Spiced Apple Cider This blend of apples and spices is a mouth-watering treat. Ready to serve when mixed with hot water, or make a cool, refreshing apple cider by mixing with cold water and ice. Single serve packets, $1.10

Icy Treats Sometimes you?re just not in the mood for something hot. Why not treat yourself to the cool thrill of an iced delight?

Iced Teas - Enjoy the traditional refreshing taste of delicious iced tea combined with your choice of zesty lemons, ripe red raspberries, or juicy peaches. As easy as mixing these single-serving pouches with cold water and ice! $1.10 each

Iced Cappuccino - Refreshing, full-bodied coffee combined with the smoothness of rich cream. $1.20

"Boba" Tea Most of the time, if you find something chewy in your drink, it's time to get a new glass. Not this time! Boba tea, or "black pearl" or "bubble" tea, originated in Taiwan nearly two decades ago, is a frothy mix of tea, milk, sugar, and fruit syrups, with small marbles of tapioca. Yes, tapioca. The concoction is drunk with oversized straws, to accommodate the sweet, gummy balls. It's hard to describe, and a bit of a surprise the first time you try it, but it quickly becomes addicting! And it's amazingly easy to make yourself at home. Our mixes make it easy to create delicious tea lattes in a blender or a shaker, and the tapioca is as easy to prepare as boiling water. Why, we even have the jumbo straws! Serve it either hot or cold. Not ready to try the boba? The latte mixes make wonderful drinks without the tapioca, too!

Green Tea Latte or Plum Latte mix, single serving packets $1.80 Rainbow Tapioca balls, 2 oz bags (enough for 2-3 bobas) $ .50 7" Jumbo fat straws (5 straws) $ .50


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