La Colombe now has its own tea; Target's new line includes a bamboo salad bowl

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La Colombe now has its own tea

 

Philadelphia's best-known coffee roaster is now in the tea business: La Colombe has a new line of teas and tisanes (that is, herbal teas), available in single servings in its cafes, as well as packaged in sachets for sale. Its organic, Chinese-grown black tea isn't cheap - but it's quality stuff, and the sachets of whole-leaf tea are meant to stand up to a second steeping.

- Samantha Melamed
La Colombe Yunnan Breakfast Organic Black Tea, $15 for a 1.1-ounce box (eight sachets), at La Colombe cafes, lacolombe.com

A sweet salad bowl

The latest name brand to collaborate with Target: Dwell magazine. The resulting collection of housewares is modern, sleek, and moderately priced. We like the bamboo salad bowl with white rim and matching, white-tipped bamboo servers.
- Samantha Melamed

 
Modern by Dwell magazine Bamboo Salad Bowl, $34.99, Salad Servers (two-piece set), $19.99, at Target or Target.com