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February’s promotion is here!!  You will definitely go Head Over Heels for this decadent Chocolate and Mint themed package! We all know how great it tastes, but did you know that chocolate is good for the skin too? Our Chocolate and mint foot-soak and massage is moisturizing and uplifting. Chocolate has also been known to increase circulation and firm skin.

Come in alone or as part of a couple or group- this promotion will be available through the month of February. Snack on spicy Mexican chocolate cookies and sip our foam-topped mint hot chocolate..with just the right amount of spicy kick!

Call and make your reservations today!  February is filling up fast!

207.879.7625

Who Is This Guy???

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We love Earl Grey tea – in fact, our current tea of the day is Lavender Earl Grey. But who was Earl Grey and why is one of the world’s most beloved teas named after this man? Earl Grey tea, it turns out, was named after the 2nd Earl Grey who was British Prime Minister from 1830-1834. He is celebrated for the abolition of slavery through the Reform Bill of 1832 which was passed during his term. Why does the bergamot-infused black tea carry his namesake? Legend has it that one of Grey’s men rescued the son of a Chinese mandarin from drowning in 1803, and the man then presented the tea blend to the Earl as a symbol of his gratitude. Whether or not this story is true, we’re grateful for the existence of Earl Grey tea. We love it so much that we serve traditional Black Earl Grey, as well as Lavender Earl Grey, Green Earl Grey, and White Earl Grey!

Frozen Summit Tea and the Art of Oolongs

There are a great number of steps in the making of oolongs, more than any other tea. This makes oolongs one of the most complex teas to create. Their flavor ranges from mild and floral to strong and toasty, depending on the special techniques used to create each tea. Oolong tea has been found to increase metabolism, reduce high blood pressure, boost the immune system, and support dental health.

LP has chosen one of our favorite oolongs for this week’s tea pick: Frozen Summit.  This is a roasted, hand-rolled tea from Taiwan, with clear, crisp, floral notes. This tea can be infused many times and as the tea steeps, the tightly rolled leaves unfurl to show whole leaf tips and buds.

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Only the newly-sprouted leaf tips are plucked to make Frozen Summit. They are allowed to wither, and then are roasted and rolled up tight.

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s the tea steeps, the leaves begin to unfurl…

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nce brewed, the leaf tips and buds of the Frozen Summit tea can be admired.

The Spirit of SOAKtober

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October’s special is here!!  Have a wicked relaxing time with The Spirit of Soaktober!  A warming, fragrant, and detoxifying experience for the return of Fall.

Soak in our blend of ultra detoxifying activated charcoal sea salt with a shot of cinnamon and kick up your feet for a massage with our warm and fragrant cinnamon essential oil blend.  Snack on our Wicked Russian Tea Cakes and sip on our Fall favorite, Apple Pie Chai a blend of apple cider and traditional chai with a splash of milk.

Call and make your reservations today!  October is filling up fast!

207.879.7625

LP’s Tea Picks of the Week!

Spicy Cranberry w/ Black Mango
Spicy Cranberry w/ Black Mango

This week LP has chosen a splendid blend of herbal spicy cranberry and a black tea infused with mango.  This blend you are sure to FALL in love with!  It has a sweet and soothing taste with a kick of cinnamon.  Also, we are introducing for the first time APPLE PIE CHAI!  A steamed blend of traditional chai, apple cider, and caramel topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a whole lot of love.  Enjoy these in our teahouse, in our spa with a nice relaxing soak and massage, or to go for a crisp walk about town.

Matcha-do About Tea

Matcha is a Japanese ceremonial powdered green tea.  Matcha has special significance in Japan and is traditionally sipped from a traditional bowl and prepared in a Tea Ceremony called Chanoyu.  This  tea has a unique, creamy, sweet and rich oceanic taste.  Matcha is also one of the only types of teas where you ingest the leaf, thus providing larger health benefits than most other teas, like additional vitamin C and protein. Scroll below to find out how to prepare.

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The bright-green matcha powder in the bowl before water is added.
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The powder is vigorously whisked together with hot water until the surface is light-green and frothy.
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A perfect bowl of matcha!
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The lovely LP enjoying her tea.
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There are many ways to enjoy matcha. Here, LP has added soy milk and natural vanilla flavoring to make a iced matcha latte!

LP’s Tea Pick of the Week: Pitta herbal tea with Jasmine Pearls!

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We have been brewing up this concoction all week and serving samples in the tea-house!
Jasmine Pearls is a Chinese green tea infused with heat and jasmine blossoms, then hand rolled into small pearls. Pitta is an Ayurvedic herbal tea, made with rose petals, hibiscus, chamomile, and peppermint. It is a soothing, calming tea and has a sweet, floral flavor. These two teas blended together have a wonderfully fragrant aroma and a delicious flavor with a variety of floral notes.