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Teashops Take Root in Arizona

Glynis Legrand says she’s been “surprised to find out that there are so many closet tea drinkers.” Having recently opened the Urban Tea Loft – a tea shop, salon and restaurant – in Chandler Arizona, Legrand has joined the growing number of retail teashops arising in the American Southwest. Her story and those of other tea retailers in the area, recently came to light in an news article.

Why the trend toward tea? One reason might be the health benefits. “With blended, flavored coffee drinks pushing 300 and 400 calories, switching to tea sometimes or all the time can be a way to watch the waistline,” article author Geri Koeppel notes.

Legrand seems to agree, “I think people are really looking for an alternative.”

With few calories, and an impressive list of health benefits, tea does provide a distinct choice. But consumers also enjoy variety in the styles of tea venues springing up. While Legrand and her husband’s business is “gender-neutral,” other area establishments might be described as having the feminine touch. Like Tealicious in Ahwatukee, Arizona, which features old-fashioned tea parties, or Tea Dreams in Gilbert, described as the “ultimate girls’ day out retreat.” Not your cup of tea? Try your luck at Tea Infusion Bar and Cafe which has the easygoing atmosphere of a “casual hangout.”

To learn more about these establishments, or to plan your own tea getaway, read the full news story here.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Are you still looking for a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Something a little indulgent, but still sentimental? You might consider one of the delightful gift ideas from the online Bigelow Tea shop.
If you can’t serve Mom breakfast in bed on her special day (or even if you can!)  the cheery Hearty Breakfast Basket is a nice option. It features pancake mix, maple syrup, cinnamon toast sugar, a variety of tea and more.  Since warm weather has been slow to arrive, Mom might also appreciate the little bit of springtime in found Bigelow’s Flower of the Month Teacup and Saucers, available through the Spring catalog
For something a little less traditional, consider the Green Tea Spa BagIt’s a spring-green jute tote filled with a variety of bath essentials and your favorite green teas. (Psst, if you are a mom yourself, start dropping hints for this one now so you can spoil yourself this summer!) 
For any of these items, stop by the Bigelow Tea shop by clicking here. And, to draw an even bigger smile, consider adding a homemade card just like you did when you were a child! Here’s a sweet little verse to get you started:
Happy Mother’s Day!
A cup of tea to say thank you
For all the things you’ve done,
And wishes that the day will bring
You happiness and fun. (Unknown Author)