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Allison Banister

Allison Banister
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It was while living abroad in China, immersed in the Chinese language and culture, that Allison cultivated her adoration for tea-drinking and Eastern healing philosophies. She graduated with honors from Boston University with a major in marketing and a minor Mandarin Chinese. After studying nutrition and integrative health, she led the development of an innovative wellness center for adults with Autism. Allison now lives in Los Angeles and loves reading, yoga, all things healthy-living, and her furbaby, Leo.

The Best Cinnamon Tea, Health Benefits And 3 Recipes

Did you know cinnamon is one of the most widely used spices in the world next to black pepper? (1) And wow does it have...

How to do a 3-Day Sugar Detox to Reset Your Mind and Body

A high-sugar diet could be the culprit behind your health issues. Why not try a sugar detox to improve your health? Let this be your guide.

All About Turmeric: Health Benefits + 3 Tasty Turmeric Tea Recipes

If you’ve ever had Indian food, you’ve probably had turmeric. It’s what gives curry dishes (and curry powder!) that vivid orangish-yellow color.  It’s also one...

Tea vs Coffee: The Ultimate Guide

Worldwide, coffee and tea are among the most widely consumed beverages. (1) A whopping 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day! (2) That’s...

Decaf Tea: The Pros and Cons

So you’ve been hearing about the awesome potential health benefits of drinking tea daily.  But maybe you’re wary of the caffeine in tea? Decaf tea might...

How (and Why) to Eat Seasonally

Strawberries in December? Pumpkin in March? Thanks to modern agriculture and distribution methods, we can get virtually any kind of produce we want, from anywhere...

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How To Make Kombucha, Safely And Easily

Thanks to its delightful flavors and remarkable health properties, kombucha tea has recently grown in popularity and is now available at many grocery stores. However,...

5 Health Benefits of Rosemary Tea — And Side Effects to Watch For

Rosemary - or rosmarinus officinalis - is a member of the mint family, grown in the Mediterranean region along with its other herbal cousins...

What to Know About Getting Tea Drunk

If you’ve ever heard the term “tea drunk,” you may be wondering whether it’s really possible to get drunk when drinking tea. (!?!) Regular tea...

Matcha Lemonade

Quench your thirst and get a boost of antioxidants from this tart, sweet and earthy matcha lemonade. It’s the perfect way to perk up...

Pistachio Latte

This creamy latte is full of nutty pistachio flavor made with no artificial flavors in sight!  Pistachio lattes are making their way into cafes and...

English Breakfast Thai Iced Tea

This thai-inspired iced tea has all the complex flavor you love from the classic beverage made with ingredients so good for you it can...