Our first flush Darjeeling arrived this week.? ? It is from Gopaldhara in the Darjeeling District and is grown at high altitudes resulting in a wonderful flavor unique to Darjeelings.
? These teas are limited in quantity and we have a very limited supply.? ? Stop in and have a pot or take some home to enjoy.
The Back Rub Co. Gives Back, July 20-26
Souvia Tea, Strawberry Hedgehog join Massage Week effort
Each July, the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) sponsors EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, an event geared towards helping those less fortunate, while raising the profession’s visibility. This year, The Back Rub Company, the valley’s largest on-site massage and wellness firm, has teamed up with ABMP to participate in the program.
From July 20-26, The Back Rub Company will donate 10% of its profits from each massage scheduled at one of their four valley clinics (Central and South Phoenix, South Scottsdale and Mesa) to 100 Club of Arizona. The organization provides assistance to the surviving families of public safety officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
“We hope to help the 100 Club as they raise funds to embark on a Hero’s Quest,” says Tiffany Richards, The Back Rub Company owner. “It’s a 3,500 mile bicycle journey from Phoenix to Panama City in an effort to raise at least $50,000 for the families of these real-life heroes.”
The Back Rub Company has also enlisted the help of other Local First member businesses, Souvia Tea, the valley’s premiere tea? shop and Strawberry Hedgehog, the Maricopa City-based makers of handmade vegan and eco-friendly bath and body products. Clients will receive a gift certificate for a pot of tea from Souvia as well as a complimentary half-pound jar of handmade bath salts from Strawberry Hedgehog.
“We’re excited to participate in EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week this year,” says Richards. “Anything to help others and educate the community about the benefits of massage is a great thing.”
While we encourage tea drinking for its sensory qualities, it is comforting to find increasing positive reports on what other cultures have known for thousands of years: Tea is good for your body…
? Some of the latest western studies:
? Coffee and Tea May Protect Against Stroke? – Medscape
Tea and coffee can help fight cancer, say experts – Glasgow Daily Record
? Melinda Messenger: The Health Benefits of Tea – Keep the doctor Away UK