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Coffee & Tea

Each day we need to take time for ourselves, our cup of tea or coffee before the rest of the world awakes is the best time of the day for some, for others the day would not seem complete without their cup to complete dinner. Whatever your ritual is, take the time to enjoy it. A good tea can make the most stressful day seem to fade away, and a rich cup of coffee can make the rest of the day seem so much better! The sources we have selected below offer a wonderful variety of choices for you to enjoy with your current rituals or to spur inspiration to create new ones. Maybe a tea party with some old friends?

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CAFÉ LA SEMEUSE

Café La Semeuse is the Coffee Lovers' Secret. For more than 20 years, this award-winning coffee has been appreciated by culinary professionals and informed coffee consumers for this simple fact: It's never bitter! Although served at The James Beard House for more than a decade, the reason it is a secret: you will never see Cafe La Semeuse in a supermarket.

Rishi Tea - A direct relationships with tea growers allow them to provide the best quality & flavor . Less than 2% of the world's tea production has the hand crafted artisanal quality of Rishi Tea. Organic & Fair trade. We recently tried their 100% whole leaf tea powders, Love them! They come in tiny packets, just pour into water.
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The Republic of Tea - A selection of premium white, red, green, black, Oolong, and chai, and mate teas. They only sell full leaf teas. They travel to the tea gardens in Asia and India, to find the best unblended, estate-grown leaves. Their Certified Organically Grown Full-Leaf Estate Teas and Herb Blends, are fresh hand-harvested teas, herbs, flowers and spices, grown without the use of synthetic chemicals or pesticides, using only sustainable interdependent farming methods. We have sampled and enjoyed their Double Green Matcha, and most recently their Double Dark Chocolate Mate & Coconut Cocoa ( herbal) both are truly delicious and create a relaxing experience.
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Teatulia - Teatulia - a terrific concept all around. Their tea goes direct to you from their won tea gardens, 100% organic, 100% social responsibly -they run their tea garden in a mutually beneficial manner. Provide a living wage to worker, engage the community in a cooperative and protect/improve the environment. Our top pick is their white tea - long tea needles with a rich but subtle flavor, relaxing. We also love their eco packaging!
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Serendipitea - Committed to the highest quality loose leaf tea. Working closely with tea gardens, estates / specialists around the world. Environmentally responsible, utilizing organic farms and all-natural products. Earth-friendly packaging, socially responsible, employing people not machines, handcrafted rather than machine-milled.
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Gypsy Tea - Organic and fair-traded tea offering loose and bulk teas, teabags, gifts of white, black, green and herbal teas lovingly conceived to change the world one sip at a time...essential oils, organic fruit extracts, and incredible organically grown tea leave are used.
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Mighty Leaf Teas - Handcrafted artisan teas in beautiful silk pouches.
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Adagio Teas - Teas and tea wares.
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Teas of Green - A select menu of the world's very best green teas, oolong teas and black teas, high grade loose leaf tea.
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Itoen - World's leading supplier of green tea, ITO EN is dedicated to the promotion of the fine taste, traditions, and benefits of green tea.
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Numi Organic Teas & Teasans - Their hallmark is super premium, organic full leaf teas and herbal teasans, all made without the use of any oils, flavorings or tea dust. The "flowering teas" are hand sewn tea leaves that "bloom" into a flower when steeped!
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Paper Street Teas - Premium loose leaf teas.
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Mellow Monk - Single-estate green tea grown & shipped directly from ecologically friendly family farms. Mellow Monk green tea is high-grade tamaryokucha-a higher grade than ordinary sencha.
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Tea Forte - Silken-Tea-Infusers are individually hand crafted, and provide a unique way to brew a cup of tea. Only whole-leaf teas and rough cut herbs are use.
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Tea Revolution - Master-blended organic hot teas are bagged in innovative biodegradable tea bags. The Pyramid Bag allows you a clear view of the premium, full-leaf hot tea you are enjoying.
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Teaosophy - Beautiful pods of leaf teas.
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Salon Teas - Six custom designed tea blends The tea is imported from various international tea estates. The teas that are harvested are often first and second flushes, hand picked and rolled.
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Harney & Sons - Master tea blenders.
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Teavana - Over 100 fresh teas. Many interesting combinations - nice website.
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Tealuxe - Loose teas/supplies.
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Upton Tea Imports - Over 320 varieties of only the finest loose tea available worldwide.
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Tea Guys - Fine loose teas and tea accessories; also custom labeling/wholesale.
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Imperial Tea Court - A fine Chinese tea house in San Francisco, selling authentic, hand-crafted Chinese teas, tea pots, and tea ware.
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Storyville Coffee Company - Coffee Zealots! This company takes coffee to a higher level. Extreme care is taken in the exact art/science of roasting the very best beans. It will be shipped to you next day. They also offer gift sets that create a coffee experience. "The Awaking" is $99 and makes quite the impression. Beautiful Leather box with an exceptional presentation of their beans, mugs and stainless coffee press. Complete w/DVD & booklet. It is truly a wow gift. Of course the smell and the taste of the coffee is one of a kind. Highly recommended.
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Citizen Bean - Coffee of the month club that only selects the best sustainable fair trade coffees from small batch roasters in the USA.They develop a personal relationship with their subscribers. They believe each coffee is a unique adventure - and invite you to join them in supporting independent roasters and their artistry! Each coffee will arrive only a few days after roasting along with a few surprises to complete the experience. They were selected as one of Holiday Gift Picks! A unique coffee experience run by people with true passion for the coffee bean.
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Tulumba - Turkish coffee and tea.
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Cafe La Semeuse - Award-winning specialty coffee that has a full-flavor, very smooth. It is roasted in small batches at an altitude of 3,300 feet in the mountains of Switzerland: Reduced atmospheric pressure allows the beans to be heated longer without the risk of bitterness. The longer exposure to heat produces a full flavor. Here at Food411 we sampled both regular & decaf. The decaf was smooth, rich - really great. It actually tasted just like the regular! This is a really great coffee.
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GoCoffeeGo - The ultimate beans from several Super-Star Specialty Roasters throughout the country, known in their local communities as the "gods and goddesses" of coffee. We suggest giving a GoCoffeeGo Gift Card which will allow your recipient to choose the specific roaster and coffee. They were selected for our "Gift Picks 2009"
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Coffee Bean Direct - Fresh roasted coffee & gourmet whole leaf teas all at wholesale prices that are, frankly, hard to believe. We samples several of their beans and a few teas and were shocked how good the quality is! The teas were beautifyl whole leaves, fresh bright flavors.
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Intelligentsia Coffee - Fanatical attention to detail results in distinctive, award-winning coffees The coffee is roasted daily in vintage German roasters.
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Decaf and More - Catering to the decaf customers by offering 3 different grind options (whole bean, drip & espresso grind) for each of the decafs and 115 flavored coffees; regular and decaf. All 100% arabica coffee beans grown in Mexico. This Altura Pluma(high grown) coffee has a full, rich body and a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
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Martinez Fine Coffees - Premium estate coffees roasted to the customer's specification on the day of shipment - their coffee is hand-cultivated on single estates. Martinez relies on his coffee expertise to select the best estates, and close supervision on these small farms ensures high quality beans. Exclusive U.S. importers of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee from Clifton Mount Estate.
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Baltimore Coffee & Tea Co. - Family owned - they have established close relationships with growers, for a supply of the best green coffee - roasted in small batches, using French made Samiac roasters and pre air cooled. Roasted to order, the date and customer's name is printed on the bag.
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The Coffee Fool - Packed in small quantities right as it comes out of the roasters, direct to you.
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Caffe Pacori - Roast beans daily, offer wood roasted coffees.
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CoffeeAM.com - Coffee AM offers one of the largest selections the highest quality coffees, all made with 100% high-grown Arabica beans. Rare Organic Galapagos Island beans, the Jamaica Blue Mountain Blend, or Tanzania Peaberry. Search by country, flavor, type, and blend, or use the roast profile chart to select by coffee characteristics.
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Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Known as, "The Bean" to their followers this family run company offers their own coffee, teas, world famous "ice blends", wonderful biscotti, and pure coffee extract.
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Petaluma Coffee & Tea Company - Coffee roasters and fine tea.
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Caffé Botanica - Old-world coffee roasting techniques and a natural infusion process creating an organic gourmet coffee with an uncompromising taste and the added benefits of the herbs and minerals.
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Peet's Coffee & Tea - 32 varieties roasted by hand daily, handselected teas.
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters - They offer sevral catagories, Fair Trade and Organic, Signature Collection, Limited Edition Coffees Exotic Origins Coffees and Newman's Own Organics.
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La Colombe Torrefaction - Coffee sold in the finest restaurants.
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Distant Lands Coffee - Quality conscious specialty coffee roasting company.
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Cafe Costa - Costa Rican gourmet Tarrazu coffee and coffee-related products from the central mountain region of Tarrazu, Costa Rica.
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Wilder Rose Coffee - Delicious hand roasted coffee beans from one of America's finest roasters, Ron Rose. Premium quality coffee beans roasted in an antique Diedrich Roaster in small batches.
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Gimme Coffee - The best possible beans for quality-obsessed industry operators and home coffee fanatics. Orders ship within 24 hours. Great coffee educational info and blog.
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Remy Sol Coffee - Artisan coffee from co-ops of farmers in Costa Rica.
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Graffeo Coffee - Rich, full bodied coffee.
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Caffe Sanora - Organic coffee; In Italy centuries ago, people knew the coffee bean had medicinal value, but the roasting process destroyed most of its nutritional content. Their patented roasting process maintains the antioxidants naturally found in the bean, without affecting taste. Caffe Sanora is a rich tasting cup of premium coffee with the nutritional benefits intended by nature.
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Christopher Bean Coffee Co. - They seek only the finest crop offerings from top growing regions in the world. Then roast each variety of bean the old fashioned way by hand in small batches.
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Mountain View Coffee Roasters - Family owned and operated specialty coffee roaster, Fair Trade Coffees-organically and shade grown. Sustainable farming practices.
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Uncommon Grounds Gourmet Coffe - Roast to the Bean. Tailor each roast to the type, origin and blend of Green Coffee. Certified Organic and Fair Trade. They offer a large selection of Shade Grown, Organic and Fair Trade Certified Coffees.
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Boyd Coffee Company - Large selection of coffees.
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