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 15, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Toasted Almond - still in a class all its own!

Well, here it is again - our annual Sale on Toasted Almond, a runaway favorite.  What is it with this blend!  If you've ever been to a Cinnabon bakery where they've just made a fresh batch of cinnamon rolls, then you will understand the very special invitation of Toasted Almond.  It is apples, and cinnamon and almonds blended into a cup of warmth!  Toasted Almond has a following that borders on addiction.  Just listen to the reviews:
"I went on a quest to find the product to bring home.  This is a feast for every sense.."
"Tastes like the holidays!"

Toasted Almond falls into the family of Fruit Tisanes.  A Tisane is typically a blend of edible fruits and botanicals.  Most steep a dark red as they...

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 Nov 14, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Cranberry Orange - Fall Bestseller!

 

The glorious season of Autumn brings with it two immensely popular flavors – Pumpkin and Cranberry Orange. In recent years, popular chains have begun introducing their Pumpkin Spice beverages earlier and earlier, some even launching their drinks in August.  In our view, this is way too early!  October seems to be the perfect month for Pumpkin and we think November is Cranberry Orange season.

As early as 1683, The Compleat Cook’s Guide included a reference to cranberry juice.  Harvard University even served cranberries at their commencement dinner in 1702.  This evergreen shrub with trailing vines producing a tart berry is now welcomed into homes as a holiday tradition.  Where did the name Cranberry come from?  In the 17th century, German and Dutch colonists in New England thought the flower, stem and petals...

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 Nov 08, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Must-try Matcha Recipes You will Love!

Collage of Matcha Green Tea Powder Recipes - Silver Tips Tea

Matcha is versatile.  Already famed as a energizing, healthy drink, it has now found its way into many delicious foods.  Probably the best known is Mochi Green Tea Ice Cream served in many Japanese restaurants.  Inside a soft sticky rice cake is a mouth-watering Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream.  Other flavors are also popular but for many, this may have been their first introduction to Matcha.

Matcha Ice Cream is hugely popular and numerous recipes can be found.  One of our favorites is:

Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream - Silver Tips Tea Online Tea ShopIngredients:

1 cup of heavy cream1/4 cup of sugar1/2 cup condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 - 2 Tbsp. 

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 Jul 20, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

June is National Iced Tea Month!

June National Iced Tea Month - Silver Tips Tea

Just as January is considered Hot Tea Month, the month of June is dedicated to Iced Tea.  June marks the official beginning of Summer - that wondrous season of time in the sun, long days, carefree thoughts and a tall glass to refresh.  Iced Tea has come a long way from the hot summer of the World's Fair in St. Louis in 1904 where people went in search of cold beverages. An enterprising merchant added ice to the steeped tea and brought instant refreshment to the crowds.

Iced Tea is simple to prepare and enjoy, not to mention an inexpensive healthful alternative to soda and sugary drinks.  It requires just a few teaspoons of loose leaf tea,...

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 May 31, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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