Monthly Archives: March 2010

Spoon Explains How the Band Builds a Set List


Came across this article in the March 29th issue of New York Magazine. If you haven't heard of Spoon yet, it's time to check them out! They're a great band. 🙂

1. Dateline: Amsterdam
This was Spoon’s set list on February 18; they never play the same one two times in a row. “It would absolutely drive me batty,” Daniel says. “We tried doing it, and after two shows, I started feeling like, ‘Whoa, where am I … Am I in yesterday or tomorrow?’ ”

2. Go Cerebral Early
“I like putting ‘The Mystery Zone’ at the top because it’s long and wordy, and I don’t know if anybody, including us, will have patience for it toward the end.”

3. The Dependable Fan Favorite
“My Mathematical Mind,” a classic slow-build, piano-heavy Spoon song,
“is always a big release and a guaranteed rocker,” says Daniel, who notes that he usually puts it toward the end.

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Women’s HERstory Month Special: $1 “Pink Lemonade” Green Tea (hot or iced)

Come celebrate Women's History Month with our Sip for the Cure Pink Lemonade green tea by The Republic of Tea for just $1 this weekend. And when you're all warmed up, let's sing along with this hilarious song by SNL's Will Forte called "Women's HERstory: Did You See What I Did There?"


Ray Welch from Thirs-Tea Corp


Our friend Ray Welch from Thirs-Tea Corp stopped in today and tried his FIRST bubble tea ever. We made him a lychee flavored bubble tea with tapioca, and he loved it! Something tells us we'll be seeing him again pretty soon. 😉


Korean “Walnuts & Job’s Tears” Tea – Made from 100% Hard Work?


One of our customers asked if we have a Korean tea called "ulmoo" (Yul-mu-cha) tea. So we asked our Korean friend Maryann if she knows about it. She brought us a tea called "Walnuts & Job's Tears" Tea. So we tried it. It tastes deliciously creamy & grainy, not too sweet, and it has real walnut pieces in the drink! 🙂 It doesn't have any actual tea leaves inside the package. The ingredients consist of ground up walnut, "job's tears", pine nut, glutinous rice & glucose. It is also known as a Korean breakfast tea. If you're like us and didn't know what "job's tears" means, here is an explanation along with some fun facts from

Job's tears receives its name from the hard, shiny, tear-shaped beads that enclose the seed kernels. They are off-white or dark in colour and are 6 to 12 mm long. They are sometimes used for jewelry and rosaries.

Job's tears is native to the Indian subcontinent but is now widespread throughout the tropical zone. It grows in marshy places and is cultivated in China, the seed kernel having a long-applied medicinal value. The seed kernel is also edible, and forms of it are used as cereal foods in parts of East Asia and in the Philippines.

Job's Tears Properties: Sweet and bland in flavor, slightly cold in nature, it is related to the spleen, stomach and lung channels.

Job's Tears Functions: Induces diuresis (increased excretion of urine), removes dampness and edema (excess accumulation of serous fluid in connective tissue), strengthens the spleen, eliminates stagnation, nourishes the digestive functions, clears away heat and promotes the discharge of pus.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Come celebrate with friends. Buy one get one FREE! On any green tea (iced or hot) & green tea smoothie! 🙂


Bon voyage p0ps & Ruth!


Bon voyage p0ps & Ruth, thanks for being so kind and sharing your knowledge with us, we'll miss you! 🙂

Tati & Ginger


These wonder girls were once dinosaurs millions of years ago.




This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.