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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Exactly one year ago today, Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends was born! On a snowy day in York, PA I spent the day with a dear friend in the Mad Tea Science laboratory creating 15 of the blends we started with. My how we've grown!
To celebrate we're launching something our fans have been asking for, a quality, unflavored black tea with a delightful fragrance. The palate on this tea will please both the novice and tea aficionado alike.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
How Awesome is This?
Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends was featured in a collection of 5 unique ways to use tea this Holiday season. Butters, creams, and even desserts!
Monday, October 6, 2014
Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends
The first 16 oz tin order to come in gets a free 6 oz tea of their choice. Just add your choice in the message box at checkout. Worried you 'can't' be the first person? If you don't win, you'll still get a deluxe sample tin of the tea you chose for your prize, so there are NO losers.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Amy Blackthorn of Hoodoo Blends became inspired by tea when she was a young child, “It started probably when I was six or seven, with helping my mom in the kitchen. We lived on southern sweet tea. She would boil these tea bags for just a ridiculous amount of time. To a seven year old, this was some sort of arcane magic that only grown ups understand. But I wanted to be the one who understood it. So you fast forward… six or seven years, I start getting interested in not just how these things are grown, but how can I create these beautiful blends for other people.”
In 2005, Ms. Blackthorn began experimenting with different teas, applying the knowledge she had gained from herbal classes she took in high school. “I became the herb chick, I loved growing and cultivating the plants that were useful, not just pretty. The idea of being able to take something that was normally used to flavor food, but to take it to create interesting and diverse beverages…. I just thought it was the neatest thing.”
She explains her rationale for creating these delightful concoctions. She liked, “the idea that these different flowers, plants and herbs create something that was tasty and didn’t have caffeine. I can get away with a hint of sugar instead of the 3-4 cups of sugar for a gallon of tea that my mom has been making us all these years. These flowers actually taste like fruit, there’s vitamins and minerals.”
Her friends and family encouraged her to begin selling her custom blends. She then began to take her hobby more seriously. Ms. Blackthorn went to visit a friend during a blizzard. They spent the storm whipping up recipes, she adds, “For a day and a half, we had mad tea science.” From there she had the foundation of what is now Blackthorn Hoodoo Blends.
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