It wasn’t all that long ago that there was no such thing as a tea club. No was was able to experience the sheer bliss of receiving a new and different type of tea every month to try out for the first time ever. Can you imagine how much fun it must have been to be one of the first few people to take part in a “Tea of the Month” club?
These clubs began back when people started to take an interest in all of the different types of tea that were available 花茶茶葉. They wished for some way that they could sample these new and interesting-sounding teas they kept running across in the gourmet markets, for they weren’t sure whether or not they would like them well enough to purchase an entire box. A Tea Club was the perfect solution! For one fixed price, they could sample tea after tea after tea, for as long as they continued to be a member of the club.
Tea clubs were how many people first learned about green tea and grew to love it. The same goes for herbal tea. You never used to hear of anyone drinking mint or chamomile tea, though they had been on the market for quite some time. Some savvy marketer decided it would be a good idea to prominently display these teas, and tout them as “natural” alternatives to coffee and soda in order to get them to sell. This tactic worked, probably beyond this marketing guru’s wildest dreams! Suddenly, everyone who was hip and in style was drinking herbal teas, green teas, and black teas.
For people who loved tea, the Tea of the Month clubs seemed almost too good to be true. Where else could you have these wonderfully exotic sounding teas delivered right up to your front door? Word spread about this phenomenon, and more and more people decided that a Tea club was something that they would be interested in, as well.
They were even more pleased when they discovered that if they joined the club for six months or a year at a time, they would get a very nice free gift along with their first shipment of tea. That cinched the deal for many people, who joined so they could get the gift, which usually was a nice tea pot or tea kettle, along with enough tea to keep them satisfied from one month to the next.
Tea club members gradually became quite sophisticated as far as tea was concerned. Each month, it seemed that the teas that arrived at their homes were a little more exotic than they had been the month before. Friends in the same town planned a get-together on the day they all expected their tea to be delivered. They would bring cookies, muffins, and other baked goods, and everyone would thoroughly enjoy the new taste sensation in the form of a tea no one had tried before.
Occasionally, someone wouldn’t like that month’s selection, and that’s when the tea trading got under way. By the time everyone was ready to go home, they had swapped tea and sipped tea to their heart’s content, and were already making plans for the next month’s tea delivery day.
Today’s tea clubs are many are varied. Whereas someone who was interested in joining a Tea of the Month once had a hard time finding out anything about such a club, today there are tea clubs all over the Internet. Anyone can find quite a few clubs just by doing a simple web search. It’s a good thing that there are so many different Tea of the Month clubs available in this day and time, for people are taking their tea more seriously than ever before. There are tea clubs for green tea only, tea clubs just for herbal tea, tea clubs for black tea, organic tea… the list could go on and on. And, it seems that these clubs have no problem getting new members – most of them don’t even have to advertise!
They simply collect the membership dues and keep the tea going out to the eager club members. Tea of the Month clubs seem to attract peaceable people. There is never any arguing, any fussing, any rudeness during a get together than concerns Tea club shipments. Everyone is hospitable and gracious, looking forward to the tea they are going to sample far more than simply being there amongst the crowd of people that these get togethers seem to attract.
Have you ever heard of a Tea Pillow? According to Chinese medicine, in order to keep the entire body in harmony, you must start at the head. That is the purpose of the Tea Pillow. It is a 15 by 25 inch pillow stuffed with 100% green tea, and nothing else. The tea is from Mount Taimu’s natural tea gardens in Fuji.
Green tea is known to have soothing and healing properties, and the use of this pillow will improve sleep, help relieve stress, and help to even out the blood pressure by using the tea as an aromatherapy aid. The scent of the tea is soothing all by itself, and you can custom order a pillow with teas that are even more fragrant than green, such as oolong and lavender.
Tea leaves make a fantastic filler for a pillow that will be used for sleep. They allow heat from the body to dissipate quickly instead of building up in the pillow. The support and comfort of this pillow helps to keep the spine straight, supports your neck, and helps to stimulate several acupuncture points in the area of the neck. A Green Tea Pillow is a delightful gift and a unique way to enjoy tea!