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Stir It Up: Tea Punches – Something Cool for Summer

Fruit and Tea Punch
Berries, Citrus, Mint, and Tea

Tea and punch have a long history together. Some say punch originated in India, where it was made from five key ingredients. (In

Hindi, the word for five is “panch.” Many think this is where the word “punch” originated.)

These five key ingredients were: lemon or lime juice, sugar, water, liquor and vaguely defined “spice,” which could mean something we currently think of as “spice” (like nutmeg), something we would probably shun today (like a whale secretion that’s only used is perfume these days), or (yes, yes) tea.

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Santigold Hypes Samovar Tea Lounge in Blackbook Magazine

Santigold, Samovar sends the love right back!
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Indie-pop songstress Santigold hypes Samovar Tea Lounge in Blackbook Magazine; selecting Samovar for “What restaurant would you eat at every day if you could.”

Santigold says, “…right now I like this place called Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco. They should bring it to New York!”

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Read more of Vanita Salisbury’s June 11, 2009 interview at BlackBook.com