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J. Garcia Artisan Teas - Review

Not Just for Deadheads

Spirit of Sage J. Garcia Artisan Tea from the Republic of Tea

The Republic of Tea pays homage to legendary musician Jerry Garcia with a limited-edition series of five J. Garcia Artisan Teas. The world, of course, knows him as the late front man of the Grateful Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band, but people may not be aware that he was also an impassioned and prolific artist, creating roughly 500 pieces in watercolor, gouache, pencil, ink, airbrush and digital media.

Legendary musician and Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia

Each J. Garcia Artisan tea tin features a different work of art and a different flavor such as Spirit of Sage; Shady Grown; Jerry Cherry; Morning Brew; and Magic Herb Blend. Cost is $9 for a tin containing between 36 and 50 tea bags. Order at www.republicoftea.com, through The Republic of Tea's mail order catalogue or by calling 800-298-4832.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of J. Garcia Artisan Teas are donated to DrawBridge, a non-profit providing arts programs for homeless children.

Reviewed by Sylvie Greil

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