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...


 24 May, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Turmeric - Full of Health

Silver Tips Tea Online Loose Leaf Store Turmeric Blends

Turmeric is what gives Indian food and curries their characteristic, well-known vermilion/yellow color.  It is a spice and has been used in India for thousands of years. Apart from its common use in food, it is widely used in India as a poultice to reduce inflammation.  It's also used with honey as a face mask. And now we blend it into Tea!

What is Turmeric?  It is a perennial herbaceous plant from the ginger family. It's native to southern Asia and usually used in its dried powder form. Its chief use is in cooking and secondarily used as a dye.  Its root contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin.  Although its benefits have been known in Asia for centuries, recently it has taken on new acclaim in the West as a disease-preventing agent with over 6,000 articles and studies referencing its...


 14 Apr, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Celebrating Ceylon Tea

Ceylon tea comes from the island republic of Sri Lanka which is in the Bay of Bengal below the southeastern tip of India.  Sri Lanka was formerly a British crown colony and it kept this name almost a quarter century after its independence.  In 1972, the country changed its name to Sri Lanka and after heated debate, it was decided that abandoning the name "Ceylon Tea" would be devastating to its thriving tea industry. So a priceless brand was saved.


The famous Lion symbol of Ceylon Tea comes with specific burdens of use.  First, any tea bearing the Lion Logo must be grown, manufactured & packed in Sri Lanka.  Even a blend that is 95% Sri Lankan cannot be described as Ceylon Tea.  Overseas, 100% tea from Sri Lanka may be called Ceylon Tea but not bear the famous Lion...


 31 Mar, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Spring - Flowers, Sunshine & Allergies!

Silver Tips Tea Loose Leaf Herbal Wellness Blends

In a few days we Spring Forward and gain a welcome hour of daylight.  Finally, we start saying goodbye to the grey and gloom of winter.  Daffodils and crocus appear, the grass turns from brown to green and spirits lift.  The Spring Solstice on March 20 heralds in the official start of the Spring Season and so too come the dreaded Allergies.  Long-time sufferers stock up on tissues, anti-histamines and sneeze their way through the day.  Everyone looks for natural remedies.  One such solution is honey bee pollen.

Bee Pollen is the food of the young bee and made by honeybees.  It is one of nature's nourishing superfoods and contains more amino acids than some animal proteins such as eggs or beef. Bee Pollen is often a recommended energy food by doctors and has many benefits, chief...


 09 Mar, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Chai - A Feel-Good Drink

is like a cup of cocoa – comforting, warm and relaxing.   In summer, it’s a tall cold glass on a hot day, a perfect alternative to a milk shake. The ideal Chai should be rich, creamy with the fully developed taste of Tea, Milk & Spices.  It shouldn’t be too watery or sugary-sweet.  Often this is what you find at many coffee shops and large chain quick-service establishments....


 13 Jul, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller


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