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 29, 2020  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Fruit Tisanes: Not Your Ordinary Herbal Tea

 Fruit Tisane Blog Story

Tisanes are infusions.  The word Tisane comes from France and in ancient times, it originated as a medicinal drink that was chiefly barley water.  Over time, it has evolved.  Common herbal infusions are, of course, with Mint and other herbs such as Chamomile or Lemongrass.  You may also have tried infusing Cinnamon, Ginger Root or Lemon Verbena.  Tisanes are not Teas although the term ‘herbal tea’ is now synonymously used for herbal blends, fruit tisanes, rooibos and decaffeinated teas.  An astute tea vendor will probe further when a customer walks in and asks for Herbal Tea. 

Hibiscus and Apple Tisanes - Silver...
            
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 Sep 28, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Our Very Popular Passion Berry Iced Tea

Customers often write to us after having tasted our teas at local coffee shops or tea rooms.  We have had requests from around the corner and as far away as Oregon.  The two teas most inquired about are the Iced Passion Berry tea and, of course, Toasted Almond which enjoys a fan club all its own.

Last week, a customer wrote to us:

"I recently learned about your Passion Berry Black iced Tea from my local coffee shop.  I noticed you only sell to businesses.  Do you offer sales to non-wholesale customers like myself?  I can buy it in bulk too since I love it so much!"


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 Sep 12, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

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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 May 29, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Peach Nectar Iced Tea Recipe

Fruity flavors are particularly well-suited for Iced Tea. Try our Peach Apricot or Ginger Peach for this delicious Peach Nectar Iced Tea Recipe. The nectar (found in cans or in the frozen section of your supermarket) adds a creaminess and substance to the blend. Add a scoop of ice cream and you have Summer in a glass!

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 Jun 28, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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