Take a Winter Break!

Snow, ice, sleet, slush.  Wouldn't it be nice to escape it all. I'm ready for a Winter Break. Schools have the right idea - they schedule a Winter Recess in the middle of icy February. And we're following suit.  Put your feet up and celebrate a little sun whether you're in Key West or in your kitchen.  

We're recommending 3 teas for your Winter Break:

Winter Break -...


 15 Feb, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

A Guide to Steeping Loose Leaf Tea

Over the years, we've heard just about every comment about steeping loose leaf Tea:

  • I hate Green tea - it's just too bitter!
  • Mine never comes out like yours!
  • When I make it at home, it's always too watery.
  • I can't taste anything!
  • I just stick to English Breakfast - it comes out perfect!
  • What am I doing wrong?!

    Yes, we understand your frustration. So let me share the 3 secrets to making the perfect cup every...


     17 Dec, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

    3 Rules to Storing Tea

    Tea is a hardy item.  It keeps well. Nevertheless, you have to follow some simple rules in maintaining its flavor and integrity. The most basic is - no glass jars. If you are buying your tea from a tea shop that keeps its tea in see-through glass jars, change your tea vendor! For proper tea - Black, Green, Oolong, White - tea must be stored in a container that follows these three basic rules:

     11 Nov, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

    Top 10 Bestsellers on our Website

    With the holiday season almost coming to a close, we thought it would be fun to tally what people have been buying this season.  Here's the list:

     1.  Makaibari Black - 2nd flush was the most popular.
     2.  Makaibari Green
     3.  Toasted Almond Fruit Tisane
     4.  Organic Assam
     5.  Disposable Filters
     6.  Green Canister
     7.  English Breakfast / Victoria's Cup, Organic Breakfast
     8.  Doomur Dullung Estate - Assam
     9.  Goddess of Mercy Organic China Oolong
    10.  Masterful Tea-of-the-Month Club subscription

    We are grateful to you, our loyal customers, for your support this past year.  Thank you also for taking the time to write and let us know that you appreciate the samples we include and the gourmet treats.  Your kind words let us know that you notice these extra little efforts we put into each order. May 2016 be a joyous one for...


     29 Dec, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

    Holiday Gifts at Silver Tips

    Share the pleasures of Tea this holiday season.  It makes a great gift and you get a lot for little.  An ounce of tea makes 10 -15 cups of tea.  One of our 2-ounce bags can cost as little as $5.  Add a teapot or canister or one of our infuser mugs and you have a wonderful gift for the tea lover in your life.  Here are some ideas for you - they are all at the Tea Room.  And select Teapots & Tea Mugs are also on our site - click here.


     03 Dec, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller


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