Haylee MeyersHaylee Meyers

Haylee Meyers had her first taste of herbal tea two years ago, and since then, her passion for exceptional teas has only continued to grow. Over the last two years, she has written a variety of articles and blog posts on teas, herbs and healthy living. She is passionate about the joy and sense of fulfillment a more natural lifestyle can provide, and loves to share her discoveries on the power of natural living with others.

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New Product Debut: Matcha NOW!

This month, we are officially launching a product over a year in the making – our very first ready-to-drink tea, Matcha NOW! In today’s post, we’ll give you an overview of what makes Matcha NOW special, the story behind it, and how YOU can get your hands on this delicious drink for yourself!


Steep History: Saffron Tea

Our Steep History articles have often ranged in subject from much-loved teas to more obscure herbal curiosities, but today’s subject is literally one for the ages: saffron, the most prized spice in the world. Spanning thousands of years and numerous cultures, the history of saffron could easily fill a book. We may not be able  

7 Teas to Help You Sip Your Stress Away

For most of us, stress is an inevitable part of life, and it can feel overwhelming. But what if that ‘overwhelming’ feeling wasn’t so inevitable after all? Rather than accepting the effects of stress, you can fight back against it, all with a simple cup of tea.


Buddha Teas Blend Breakdown: Zen Cleanse

Today we’re taking a look at the perfect tea for a fresh summer detox: Zen Cleanse. With eight herbal ingredients at your disposal, the Zen Cleanse blend is a powerful go-to detoxifier. We’ll take you through each blend and the ingredients that make them so beneficial.


How to Use a Gaiwan for Easy, Delicious Tea

Many people find a gaiwan to be intimidating, and never give it a try. However, a gaiwan can allow you to experience loose-leaf teas in a completely new way, and its benefits are more than worth a little trial and error. Just follow these few simple steps, and you can begin enjoying your loose-leaf tea as you never have before.


Steep History: Gunpowder Green Tea

Many green teas carry intriguing and imaginative names, like “dragon well”, “matcha” and “gyokuro”. There is, however, one green tea that seems to break the mold: Gunpowder. How did this tea get its baffling name, and why does it seem to be popular in spite of that? Steep a cup for yourself and sit down with us as we unravel the mystery of gunpowder tea.


Teas Around the World: Teas of France

It may be true that France has long had a love affair with the café, but the tea culture in France is much stronger – and older – than you’d likely expect. And it’s making a comeback.


Which is Better: Tea Bags or Loose-Leaf Tea?

The lines have been drawn. You must choose where you stand: Tea bags, or loose-leaf? Today, we’ll take you through the ins and outs of this epic struggle.


Hawthorn Tea’s Happy Heart Health Benefits

Hawthorn tea is one of the most valuable – yet often overlooked – of herbal remedies for heart health. Today, we’re digging a little deeper into the heart health benefits of hawthorn tea.


Steep History: Rooibos Tea

This sweet herbal tea has been getting increased attention in recent years, and is one South Africans are proud to produce. Pour yourself a cup of your own and find out how this humble bush plant gained such a following.


10 Delightful Mother’s Day Activities

Mother’s Day isn’t just a time to shower mom with appreciation. It’s also a chance to make some special memories. Rather than going with the default Mother’s Day brunch, consider these entertaining activities and events that will make her feel truly special!


Slow Skin Aging with Tea

If you’re interested in a skin solution that’s simple, natural and inexpensive, you can find it all in one word – tea. We’re covering all of the different ways that tea can benefit your skin. Read on and see its potential for yourself!


Celebrating Earth Day, Buddha Teas Style!

Earth Day – a day when people stop to consider what they can do to help our planet and keep it thriving. We’re huge believers in a healthier, cleaner world, and we strive to support that idea in all areas of our company. This Earth Day, we want to take this moment to examine everything we do to promote a better world, and why we believe it’s so important.


5 Unexpected Health Benefits of Dandelion Tea

Want to find out what that ‘pesky garden weed’ is actually worth? Dandelions have been a cornerstone of herbal medicine for centuries, and now modern science is backing this up. Here are the top five unexpected benefits of drinking dandelion tea!


Steep History: Assam Black Tea

Welcome to another edition of our Steep History series! Today’s article takes us through a three-minute history of Assam tea, a tea that’s fun to say and even more fun to drink. Come take a closer look at one of India’s treasures, and see how it came to be.


Matcha Madness: Matcha Mixing Methods

Now you’ve got some matcha of your own, and you’re ready to enjoy it. But how do you do that, exactly? Before you’re tempted to give up, don’t stress! We’ll cover the various matcha mixing methods, from the traditional to the quick and dirty. Read on and see which one suits you best!


Matcha Madness: 5 Traits of Quality Matcha

The truth is that not all matcha is created equal. News to you? Don’t worry – today’s Matcha Madness article boils down the top traits of matcha, and will teach you what to look for and what to avoid.


Matcha Madness: The Health Benefits of Matcha

This time, we’re going to take a more in-depth approach and explore the many health benefits matcha is becoming known for. Is it all hype, or is there really something to this special green tea? Brew up a cup or two now, because we have a lot to cover.


It’s Matcha Madness All Month Long!

This Japanese powdered green tea has been taking the world by storm, and we’re just as excited about it as the rest of you. That’s why we’ll be talking all throughout march about what makes matcha so amazing.


Six Splendid Teas for Sleep

If you’ve been struggling to catch your forty winks, you certainly aren’t alone. Studies have shown that most adults aren’t getting their required amount of sleep each night. Fortunately, nature might provide an answer. These six herbal teas might be just the ticket to help you fall asleep, stay asleep and love every minute of it.


Steep History: Chaga Tea

This unique mushroom has gained much attention in recent years for its astonishing antioxidant levels and its various health benefits for digestion, skin, and cellular protection. However, chaga tea’s history with humankind goes back much, much farther. Get your tea bag steeping and have a quick read!


Valentine’s Day, Buddha Teas Style (+Recipe!)

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to lavish your loved ones with some extra TLC. This week, we’re doing Valentine’s Day Buddha Teas-style, complete with gifts, decorations and tasty treats. Read on for some magical tea-spiration!


Teas for Your Blood Type: Type AB

Today marks the final post in our Teas for your Blood Type series, highlighting the best and worst teas for the rarest blood type of all, Type AB. Read on to see which teas best suit this unique blood type!


The Heavenly Health Benefits of Holy Basil Tea

If you enjoy a hearty pasta or a savory pesto, you likely have fond feelings toward the tasty herb called basil. However, if you’ve never heard of its Asian cousin, holy basil, you may be doing yourself a disservice! This sacred Indian herb is revered for its health benefits, and with good reason. Read on to see what holy basil has to offer you!


Teas for Your Blood Type: Type B

Today’s post covers part 4 of our Teas for your Blood Type series, highlighting the best and worst teas for Type B. Read on to discover which teas best suit this dynamic blood type!


Steep History: Pu-Erh Tea

Our first Steep History article of the year explores a tea that deserves much more love than it gets in the Western world: Pu-erh, a rich, flavorful tea made of post-fermented tea leaves. Its obscurity is especially unfortunate, since this tea has a lot to offer in terms of taste and history. Come discover what makes pu-erh so special!


Power Up Your Resolution with Tea

2016 is rapidly approaching, and for many people, a new year means new year’s resolutions. This year, however, you might have one more weapon to add to your arsenal – tea. We’ve highlighted a few helpful teas and how they might help you to succeed with your resolutions this year with flying colors.


Hosting a Holiday Tea Party: DIY Decorations

You want your setting to look bright and cheery as possible, but you don’t have the budget for high-priced decorations. What can you do? Don’t panic, there is hope! With a little crafting know-how, you can create classy and impressive holiday decorations without spending a fortune. We’ve put together a few of our favorites for you below!


Hosting a Holiday Tea Party: Holiday Treats

Once you have your delicious holiday tea menu figured out, it’s time to tackle the food. Desserts are a staple of the holiday, especially when paired with tasty teas. If you’re looking to budget your time but still want to serve something fresh and homemade, these festive desserts will be just the ticket.


Hosting a Holiday Tea Party: Tea Recipes

December is a busy time for most – and when you’re committed to hosting some form of holiday-themed tea party, it can feel downright overwhelming. Fortunately, Buddha Teas is here to help. We’ve put together a few quick and easy tips and ideas that can help you prep an amazing party to dazzle your guests. Today’s post – all about tea.


Teas for Your Blood Type: Type A

The third post in our Teas for your Blood Type series discusses the best and worst teas for the Type A. See what suits this unique blood type best!


Making the Buddha Teas Mugs: Guest Post

Buddha Teas has just debuted our beautiful handcrafted mugs, just in time for the holiday season. Each of these mugs was individually crafted by Lina Alvarez, a talented artist based in LA. Not only did she create these amazing mugs, but she has offered to share some thoughts and photos of the experience! We’re thrilled to be able to share what she had to say.


Teas for Your Blood Type: Type O

Earlier this month, we started our Teas for Your Blood Type series. Today’s post takes a more in-depth look at the Type O blood type, and what herbal teas work best for people with this blood type.


The Teas of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Herbs have a long history of medicinal use around the world, and in China, the use of herbs continues to thrive. Naturally, many of these herbs can be taken in the form of herbal teas. We’ll take a quick look at the herbal teas employed by TCM and what they’re used for.


Teas for Your Blood Type: Intro

Your blood type actually has a significant effect on your immune system and your health overall, and it also determines how your body reacts to certain foods – including herbal teas. We’re start a series that takes a deeper look at blood types and the best herbal teas for each type. Today, we look at the differences between the blood types and why it matters when choosing your perfect herbal tea.


New Buddha Teas Fruit Tea Line

Today, we’re especially thrilled to announce the launch of a product we’ve been working on for several months. Introducing the new Buddha Teas Fruit Teas! Featuring some of our best tea leaves blended with real fruit, these fruit teas will wow tea lovers from the first sip to the last. Read on to learn more!


Fermentation Vs. Oxidation

In the tea world, the terms “oxidized” and “fermented” seem to be used interchangeably. In truth, they’re very different things, and mixing them up can really impact your tea experience. In this article, we’ll discuss the difference between the two and which teas fall into what category, which can help you to avoid getting hoodwinked by second-rate tea distributors.


The Bountiful Health Benefits of Elderberry Tea

The rich, luxurious taste of elderberries is excellent for pies, pastries, jams and other lovely desserts. When steeped into a tea, however, these berries become even more valuable. Read on to see what healthy traits this fruity tea has to offer!


Meditating with Tea

In a world of stress, a short break can go a long way. In the time it takes you to steep and enjoy a cup of tea, you can refresh and replenish yourself and be better equipped to handle whatever the day throws at you. This post will take you through the simple steps of a tea meditation to help you make the most of your tea time.


3 Frozen Tea Treats

It’s the best time of year to indulge in a few tasty frozen treats. If you crave something a little more exciting this summer, you may want to take a look at these frozen tea treats you can make at home. See how these recipes go beyond a refreshing iced tea and turn your favorite drink into a frozen delight!


Steep History: Yerba Maté

There’s no denying that many South American regions are known for their magnificent coffee varieties, but there is in fact another beverage tradition that is held even higher: yerba maté. If you’ve never heard of it before, then you’re in for a treat. Today’s Steep History article explores the story behind yerba maté and what makes it such a powerful cultural tradition.


Choosing the Right Herbal Tea

In every culture, you will find a history of herbal medicines, and science still backs up many of their uses. The trouble is, with the countless herbal teas available, how do you know which is right for you? The answer may be simpler than you think. With a little know-how, you can find the perfect tea quickly and stress-free.


Store of the Month: Sunrise Natural Foods

Our expansion into retail has allowed us to partner with some amazing natural and health food stores, companies that share our commitment to natural ingredients and healthier products. Every month, we’ll highlight a store or chain we’ve partnered with whom we feel represents a true dedication to quality and service. This month’s featured store is Sunrise Natural Foods.


Reishi Mushroom Tea for Your Health

Also known by its Chinese name, Lingzhi, this large mushroom is unlike any other mushroom you may be familiar with. Behind its strange nature, however, is a compelling collection of health benefits. Whether you find it fascinating or strange, this exotic mushroom has much to offer.


3 Delicious Herbal Iced Tea Recipes

We’re here again with delicious herbal iced tea recipes! You can use fresh herbs if you have access to them, but if not, we have these herbs available in convenient tea bags, so you just can’t lose! Read on to see how these iced teas can add a fun and healthy dynamic to your summer.


Five Tea Traditions of Africa

It’s often said that tea is the world’s second-most popular drink, coming in just behind water. Naturally, as a global mainstay, it is hardly surprising that almost every country or region claims its own tea traditions reflecting its unique tea culture. Today, we’ll dive into such a culture as we explore these five African tea traditions.


Steep History: Oolong Tea

Unless you are a tea connoisseur with many years’ experience, chances are you’ve never heard of oolong, or you know it as “the tea with the funny name”. Those who’ve experienced it, however, know that this tea offers a unique appeal that marks it as a respectable tea in its own right.We’re taking a few minutes to examine oolong’s remarkable qualities and how it came to be what it is today.


Special Review: Swell Shades

As an organic company, we fully believe in the importance of embracing environmentally-friendly products and processes, and we salute other companies who adopt this same philosophy. We’ve recently been introduced to a brand that offers something truly unique: bamboo sunglasses.


Complete Your 4th of July Party With Tea!

What could be more patriotic than a cup of sweet iced tea? How about these dazzling beverages in red, white & blue? We’ve prepared a few festive selections to make your party pop with patriotism. Take a look at these delicious drink recipes while you celebrate everything that makes America great!


A Look Into Turmeric Ginger Tea’s Health Benefits

Our featured tea today is made up of not one ingredient, but two: Turmeric and Ginger. Both spices have a strong following in the holistic world due to their own unique benefits. When combined together into a single tasty brew, they become a powerful force for overall health. Take a closer look and learn how this rich golden tea can help to promote a better quality of life for you.