• Warm Up this Holiday Season with a Cup of Tea

    by Danielle Beaudette

    Christmas tea dates as far back as the 1860s, when Royal tea parties were common throughout the season. Looking into the history of Christmas tea, you will find it almost always consists of a cup of hearty Indian black tea blended with a variety of seasonal spices such as ginger, cinnamon, car …

  • Tea for All

    by Irene Labombarde

    As the weather grows colder, people often turn to hot beverages for comfort, especially a soothing cup of tea. How many of us ever think about what goes into producing that perfect cup of tea?

    Danielle Beaudette, owner of The Cozy Tea Cart on Route 13 in Brookline, has years of educati …

  • The Great Herb Fair at John Jay Homestead

    Martha Stewart blogged about this annual Herb Fair, sponsored by the New York Unit of the Herb Society of America, and included several photos of The Cozy Tea Cart’s table at the fair!

  • The Lure of Pu-erh tea

    by Danielle Beaudette

    There are five categories of tea: white, green, oolong, black and dark teas. Pu-erh tea falls under the dark tea category. Dark tea (Hei Cha which translates to black tea in Chinese) is a post-fermented tea. It should not be confused with what we call black tea here in America, which is hong …

  • Warm Weather Tea Ideas

    by Danielle Beaudette

    Often people associate tea with the cooler months, utilizing its warmth to revitalize their bodies. And when the warmer weather approaches, the tea cup is set aside until the Fall weather arrives. Sure, many of us drink iced tea, but it is usually purchased in bottles from the local stores. So …

  • The Lure of Darjeeling Teas

    by Danielle Beaudette

    The tea gardens throughout Darjeeling produce teas with different characteristics in taste and aroma with little bitterness and astringency due to their geographical location near the Himalayas. The high elevation, mist and fog, sunny weather, and the rich soil are unique to this region. There …

  • Take a Moment for Yourself This Holiday Season

    by Danielle Beaudette

    Holidays can be stressful. We work hard to find the perfect gift, the proper greeting card, the best recipe for our holiday dinner. Stress can bring on so many emotions that we’ve all experienced. On a trip to China with the U.S. Tea Association members, I had a wonderful experience that …

  • Redefining what it means to be a Tea Shop

    by Teresa Santoski

    Some revolutions happen quietly, with changes taking place in little pockets of the country before they sweep through society as a whole.

    Such changes are brewing in a small plaza on Route 13 in Brookline, where Danielle Beaudette, owner of The Cozy Tea Cart Cafe, is redefining the mode …

  • Sponsor Welcome: Power Up For PCOS

    by Beth Wolf

    I am excited to announce that The Cozy Tea Cart will be contributing sample teas, coupons and tea information to our goody bags for the first 25 registered participants for our Power Up for PCOS 5K fundraiser to benefit Power Up for PCOS and InCYST Institute for Hormone Health.

    I have persona …

  • De-Stress and Stay Alert With Tea!

    by Danielle Beaudette

    All tea, whether white, green, oolong, or black, comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. For this reason, scientists recommend drinking any type of loose tea to get the maximum health benefits. Five cups per day is recommended, so give yourself some variety and choose a tea from each cat …