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Summerville Sweet Tea the best glass of sweet tea is always the one you drink on the porch A History of Sweet Tea & Porch Sittin' In the late 1700's, the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, traveled all the way from China and ended up being successfully cultivated in South Carolina, which also became the birthplace of sweet tea a few years later.  Porches and sweet tea = a match made in heaven. Sweet tea was born in Summerville, South Carolina, in the late 1800's, around the same time when the concept of porches emerged in an effort to keep homes cool during the hot summer heat. Coincidentally, it turns out that sipping a sweetened iced tea while rocking on a...

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Celebrating 4 Years In Mesilla, New Mexico 🌵  get the scoop on our story 🌵 customer favorites and more inside 🌵 SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. IT'S WHAT WE DO This week marks a special occasion for our little tea company - it's our 4 year anniversary of sipping (usually iced) tea down south in the warm, yet completely enchanting desert. When you walk into the Old Barrel Tea Co. in Mesilla you are pleasantly greeted with bursts of vibrant color - the thing that the Mesilla store is known for, as their community is rich in diversity, flavor and culture.  Our team in Mesilla is composed of some of the most relatable, hospitable, and hard working people who are tea obsessed and always ready...

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GINGER: One of the first spices traded on the Silk Road soothes nausea ∙ boosts digestion ∙ promotes metabolism Chinese have grown and used ginger as both a medicine and food dating back all the way to the Confucius time period. Ginger's value holds strong to this day, as it was one of the first roots traded on the Silk Road, a network of trade routes connecting the East and West. The Silk Road was the bridge of economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between these regions from the 2nd century BCE to the 18th century. A MEDICINE AND FOOD   As ginger found its way around the world, everyone knew one thing for sure about it - it is food...

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IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH: Celebrating Tea Traditions Brought To America From Around The World June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States, and we love this month because our Old Barrel team is made up of people from all different walks of life from all different types of cultures! Celebrating culture and diversity is the very thing that inspires many of our tea blends, spices, and other products, and we think its pretty cool to fuse flavors in that special way. Immigrant Heritage Month is an initiative that seeks to celebrate our shared heritage as an immigrant nation, and the important contributions to our economy, culture, and common identity by immigrants from all around the world. To celebrate the beautiful...

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Coconut Limoncello 🥥🍋🥥 zesty ∙ tropical ∙ refreshing IN A NUTSHELL: This coconut and citrus blend is inspired by Italy in the summertime, where a meal would be concluded with a refreshing glass of limoncello! It is rich in antioxidants, protects against premature aging, and is beneficial for weight management. ☀️ PRO TIP ☀️️ Add your favorite limoncello to this blend for a refreshing tea digestif this season! Coconut Limoncello INGREDIENTS: white peony tea, shredded coconut, blue cornflowers, marigold flowers, lemon balm, lemon myrtle, and natural flavors  🍋 BREW TIPS: This blend is best served iced with a spoonful of honey! Add 1 - 2 teaspoons in 8 oz of hot water for 3 - 5 minutes. 🌿 THE HEALTH BENEFITS 🌿...

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