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Makaibari 1st Flush 2017 dropped just last week, and already we're receiving rave reviews. Thanks, Mike!

Makaibari 1st Flush 2017 has Arrived!



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 12 Jun, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Rajah Banerjee: Darjeeling's Bad Boy

Raj Vable, our friend and the Founder of Young Mountain Tea and frequent visitor to India & Makaibari, shares his thoughts about owner Rajah Banerjee. We hope you enjoy reading about this enigmatic Tea master as much as we did! - Silver Tips Tea

Rajah Banerjee at the Makaibari Garden

“I don’t make mistakes; I only learn another way not to do it right.”

So says Rajah Banerjee, the iconic leader of Darjeeling’s legendary Makaibari Estate. As you can imagine from this quote, Rajah is a polarizing figure in the tea world – some call him a visionary, while others write him off as out of touch with reality.

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 07 Jun, 2017  |  Written by Raj Vable

It's Iced Tea Time Again!

June is National Iced Tea Month. And there's no drink on Earth better suited for both cooling off & quenching thirst than Iced Tea.  We offer a number of Teas that make an excellent glass. We love Iced Tea & in our travels we've learned a thing or two about what makes a great batch. 

Here are some tips to get you started:

Keep these tips in mind as you browse our Iced Tea collection. And if you're not sure what Tea will work best, write us a comment below and we'll get back to you!



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 01 Jun, 2017  |  Written by David Napolitano

Jasmine Cookies!

Last week we showed you how to make Jasmine Chicken Soup and Jasmine Lemonade, but there's a lot more you can do with Jasmine Tea. For those with a sweet tooth, indulge in this recipe for mouthwatering Jasmine Cookies.

Jasmine Tea Cookies - Silver Tips Tea Online Tea Shop


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 26 May, 2017  |  Written by David Napolitano

Tea Tasting at the Warner Library

We had a grand turnout on Monday evening despite the continuing rain and drizzle. Attendees included adults and children, men and woman, regular customers and new friends.  Our hosts at the Library, particularly Cassandra Troini, were gracious and accommodating and helped us get organized. We featured four Teas:

Da Hong Pao Oolong
Mint Jasmine
Turmeric Citrus Zest
Peach Fairies

After providing a brief background on both Silver Tips and the manufacture and origin of Tea, we began our sampling.  I mentioned to the audience that I had specifically selected teas that were not the usual Breakfast, Earl Grey or other well-known blends.  Here was an opportunity for everyone to venture beyond their...

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 24 May, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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