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...

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 Jun 22, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

January is Hot Tea Month - Pour a Cup!

January – a time for new beginnings, a fresh healthy start – perfect for National Hot Tea Month. It’s cold outside and a hot cup of tea can warm up your resolve and your body.  Here are some ways you can celebrate the versatility of Tea:

BE MINDFUL WITH TEA
Make this the year you pause and take a moment to steep loose leaf tea.  Discard that teabag once and for all and enjoy the wide diversity and world of Tea.  The purposeful act of heating the water, measuring out the tea leaves, pouring the water over the leaves and waiting the few minutes for that perfect steep is a respite in the day. Be in the moment, focus on the simplicity of the task and then...

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 Jan 11, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Are you drinking real Matcha?

Matcha Green Tea Powder with Bowl and Whisk - Silver Tips Tea

You've heard about all the buzz around Matcha and you're ready to jump in.  But hold on! How do you know you're getting the real thing?  All manner of people and companies are trying to cash in on the Matcha phenomenon and you may end up in a powdery blur. Here are some simple guidelines to ensure you are getting the real thing:

First - origin:  It should be Japan.  Although China and Taiwan do produce matcha, the original Japanese Matcha should be in your cup.  Not only are the origin tea leaves perfectly suited to the manufacture of Matcha, green tea from this region...

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 Jul 13, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Matcha Made the List!

Specialty Food Magazine's Spring issue was just released with a list of the Food Service Buzzwords for 2017, and Matcha made the list. Get some now in special 2 oz canisters. They go great with whatever sophisticated soda is.

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 Apr 12, 2017  |  Written by David Napolitano
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