A Note From a Long Time Customer!

We love hearing from our customers, whether a first-timer or an established fan. Recently, we enclosed a bag of Makaibari Tea with all orders and we see it was thoroughly enjoyed!


 Apr 28, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve - A Satisfied Customer!

Always happy to hear from long time customers. Especially when they are Makaibari Darjeeling fans. Matt's been a customer for almost 20 years and he recently tried our Limited Manufacture First Flush Makaibari Darjeeling. With its  unusual leaf style - long, uncut leaves with greenish tips, it's a  style usually not employed for first flush Darjeeling teas.  The cup is pleasantly floral with very little astringency, and as with all Makaibari Estate teas, this Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve is Certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade.



 Feb 26, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Real Men Drink Tea

If Tea immediately conjures up images of chintz, lace, pinkies up and ladies who lunch, you will need to update your thinking. Gone are the days when Tea was reserved only for the feminine persuasion. Or for when you got sick. Or enjoyed in a drawing room with dainty sandwiches. It is often said that Image Lags. So true. The world of Tea has changed a while ago and it may need a little time for perception to catch up with reality. 

Real Men Drink Tea Blog Mustache Cup - Silver Tips Tea

Let's set the stage. Tea is more widely consumed in the world than coffee and is second only to water in popularity as a beverage worldwide. The revered Japanese Tea Ceremonies were conducted by men. Wars were...


 Jun 11, 2020  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Our 10 Tips for Making the Best Loose Leaf Iced Teas

Silver Tips Tea Iced Tea

June marks the official beginning of Summer – that wonderful season of time in the sun, long days, a book in your hand and a tall glass of iced tea nearby. Just as January is National Hot Tea Month, the month of June is dedicated to Iced Tea and June 10th is Iced Tea Day. It’s certainly come a long way from the hot summer of the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904 when people went in search of cold beverages.  One enterprising merchant added iced to the steeped loose leaf black tea he had and brought instant refreshment to the crowds.

Iced Tea is simple to prepare and a healthful alternative to soda and sugary drinks.  It needs just a few teaspoons of loose leaf...


 May 29, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller



Hello 2019 and welcome to the month of new beginnings. Here’s a shot at starting again, fixing those areas that need adjusting, improving where we must and trying different ways to get to the goal post.  We did some collective introspecting about life and Tea and here’s what we set down:


  • Observe, Don’t Judge: Important in a diverse work place or family where the impulse to overlay our opinion on every situation is ever-present.
  • You Must Enjoy what you Do: Look forward to the day. Make this the year to finally do something about a situation that you find untenable & constantly stressful.
  • Celebrate Wins: Be proud of what you do...


 Jan 08, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller


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