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

It's Iced Tea Time Again!

June is National Iced Tea Month. And there's no drink on Earth better suited for both cooling off & quenching thirst than Iced Tea.  We offer a number of Teas that make an excellent glass. We love Iced Tea & in our travels we've learned a thing or two about what makes a great batch. 

Here are some tips to get you started:

Keep these tips in mind as you browse our Iced Tea collection. And if you're not sure what Tea will work best, write us a comment below and we'll get back to you!


 Jun 01, 2017  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

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...


 Jan 18, 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:

 Nov 11, 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.


 Dec 03, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller


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