English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast - What's the Difference?

Silver Tips Tea English Breakfast Tea

In the late 19th century, the English basically had two meals a day – a hearty breakfast with meat and bread, and then dinner.  The Duchess of Bedford, it is said, needed an in-between meal to get her through this long period between these two meals.  She began serving finger foods around 5 o’clock and thus began ‘afternoon tea’.  A few years later, an enterprising Scotsman named...

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 01 Mar, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Take a Winter Break!

Snow, ice, sleet, slush.  Wouldn't it be nice to escape it all. I'm ready for a Winter Break. Schools have the right idea - they schedule a Winter Recess in the middle of icy February. And we're following suit.  Put your feet up and celebrate a little sun whether you're in Key West or in your kitchen.  

We're recommending 3 teas for your Winter Break:

Winter Break -...

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 15 Feb, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Love Letters to Tea

Charles Baudelaire wrote, “Always be a poet, even in prose".  Here’s your chance as we begin February, the month of Love and Romance. Give wings to your flights of fancy, those thoughts you’ve been harboring in your heart and write your Ode to the cup you love, your beloved Tea.

From now through February 14, Valentine’s Day, we invite you to write your Love Letter to Tea.  Continue the great tradition...

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 01 Feb, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Allergens in Tea

Chances are, if you drink Black, Green, Oolong or White Tea on a daily basis, you've never experienced an adverse reaction.  I'm talking about regular, straight tea in its finest, purest form - nothing added.  Sometimes, we refer to these as Varietals.  But Tea has evolved.  We flavor them, add flowers to it, blend it with fruits, mix it...

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 18 Jan, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

3 Rules to Storing Tea

Tea is a hardy item.  It keeps well. Nevertheless, you have to follow some simple rules in maintaining its flavor and integrity. The most basic is - no glass jars. If you are buying your tea from a tea shop that keeps its tea in see-through glass jars, change your tea vendor! For proper tea - Black, Green, Oolong, White - tea must be stored in a container that follows these three basic rules:


 11 Nov, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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