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

Chai - A Feel-Good Drink

Chai 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...

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 Oct 16, 2018  |  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...

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 May 31, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

10 Ways to Enjoy Hot Tea Month

Fight off those Winter doldrums - January is Hot Tea Month, and we've got all kinds of ideas to mark the occasion:

  1. Master the Art of Steeping.

    One of my favorite quotes stresses the simplicity of Tea: "First you heat the water, then you make the tea, then you drink it properly, that is all you need to know" - Sen Rikyu.  Indeed.  Keep it simple.  You don't need fancy or expensive equipment to make the perfect cup of tea every time.  Be mindful of only three things - the amount of leaf, the temperature of the water and how long you steep.  Reliable tea purveyors will provide you steeping directions with every bag or canister of tea.  

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 Jan 24, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

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...

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 May 24, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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