Flowers in my Tea!

Flowers in Tea - Silver Tips Tea Blog

Chrysanthemums in your Tea?  Oh yes.  Flowers have been used in food for centuries.  In fact, the first mention of it goes all the way back to 140 B.C. The Romans and Greeks used the yellow calendula (also called marigold) and even the Bible mentions dandelions.  Ancient South American histories of the Aztecs also reveal the use of flowers for religion and rituals. The Mayans used the sacred water lily in many ways.

The Language of Flowers - Silver Tips Tea Blog

In the Victorian era, Floriography or the “language of flowers” was developed and heightened by the publication of flower dictionaries. Flowers took on new significance as they were used to convey messages, both positive or negative.  A lengthy list was compiled,...

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 May 15, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Valentine Tea Cupcake

February - the month of Love! Everyone says I love you with flowers and candies, but tea-infused cupcakes may just be the way to the heart! 

Our chocolate cupcake is infused with Black tea. Try using Assam TGFOP or Grand Keemun. The Buttercream frosting is infused with our very own St. Valentine tea. Delicious and made with love - find Love in a tea leaf this Valentine's Day!St. Valentine Tea Cupcakes

You can download a printable version of the recipe HERE!

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 Feb 01, 2018  |  Written by Dina Dunnings

We're Ready for the Holidays - Are You?

Though other stores think the Holidays begin the day after Labor Day, we contain our excitement until Cyber Monday (it isn't easy, but we manage!). That's when we kicked off the Holiday season with a 20% off coupon that applied to ALL Teas site-wide, and that's only the beginning. We have a lot more in store for you this December.

To accommodate both our regular, repeat customers as well as newcomers, we picked our favorite ideas from the many we brainstormed.  Our Holiday Checklist page has them all:


 Nov 30, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Pumpkin & Spice & Everything Nice!

Pumpkin flavors are everywhere. Some stores started offering their Pumpkin Spice items as early as August. Dunkin' Donuts launched theirs on August 4th. Starbucks followed in early September. We tend to wait until October when the leaves actually start to turn and our towns of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow become wonderfully orange. Even the street signs are in orange. The Headless Horseman lives again. Washington Irving awaits. October is our time. 

So we've brought back our very popular Pumpkin Chai, Green Pumpkin Cream, and of course, Pumpkin Scones at the Tea Room.

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 Oct 04, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Green Limón-Marinated Grilled Chicken

The wide variety of flavors in Tea makes it a natural ingredient in cooking. Its flavors are distinct - woodsy, vegetal, citrus, ripe, sweet - and they can add nuance and layers to many dishes. Citrus Teas (On Sale now), have an appealing sweet/sour flavor that enhances many dishes. Adding a dash of Lemon or Orange Juice to a recipe can make it stand out, but why stop there? Marinate your Grilled Chicken with Green Limón Tea and you may never want anything else! 

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 Jul 14, 2017  |  Written by Martha Lavin
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