Allergens in Tea

Chances are, if you drink Black, Green, Oolong or White Tea on a daily basis, you've never experienced an adverse reaction.  I'm talking about regular, straight tea in its finest, purest form - nothing added.  Sometimes, we refer to these as Varietals.  But Tea has evolved.  We flavor them, add flowers to it, blend it with fruits, mix it with spices, enhance it...

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 18 Jan, 2017  |  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

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.



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 03 Dec, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

A Nice Cup of Tea

Coffee Cup and SpoonTea is one of those areas where you can be amazed and delighted at what you don't know.  Every column and media coverage presents a point of view and information that adds to your knowledge.  We came across this great article earlier this week on BBC Food and would like to share it with you.  It also presents the significant quality difference between teabags and loose leaf citing the same analogy that we use - instant coffee and fresh ground coffee beans.  No one questions that one is vastly superior to the other.  Read on and discover your own enjoyment of tea.

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 12 Apr, 2013  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Tea Canisters

A couple of months ago, we made it our mission to get everyone to own and use Creamers and Milk Pitchers.  Now we've moved our focus to Canisters.  If you are beyond the initial exploration and experimentation stage with tea, you should store your tea in a Canister.  The age-old principle to follow is - No light, No air, No moisture.  A canister with a good seal is all that is needed.  Food grade of course and not clear glass or plastic.  Throughout the year, we stock some basic ones online and at the Tea Room but for the holiday season, we bring in fancier ones.  4 ounces is the usual canister size and it corresponds to the most requested amount of tea purchased by consumers.  A size smaller will also do but buy larger canisters only if you are in...

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 02 Dec, 2010  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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