Supply Chain Disruptions

With the holiday season around the corner and supply disruptions continuing, we thought we should update you on the situation and how we are managing through the various challenges.  As many of you already know, we had hoped that 2021 would be the year where things would go back to normal after Covid.  Alas, worldwide problems continue and for those of you not following all the details, here is an overview of the situation:

Vessel space:  Because of the severe disruptions and the staggered way in which the world tackled Covid lockdowns, shipping lines scrambled to be at the right ports at the right time.  Some were stranded at ports while others were re-directed to new destinations.  Some improvement has been seen but overall, there are still fewer vessels plying the ocean.

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 Oct 12, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Chai - Add a Little Spice to your Life!

: Just about every tourist takes a picture of a chaiwallah expertly mixing milk into an aluminum tea kettle, sitting cross-legged in a tea stall Just about every tourist in India takes a picture of a chaiwallah expertly mixing milk into an aluminum tea kettle, sitting cross-legged in a tea stall. Everyone knows Chai – the spicy, sweet, milky tea drink that is served everywhere.  What may not be so well known is that it originated in India and is ubiquitous.  The word “Chai” (the 'ch is pronounced like 'chair') means Tea in India.  The connotation here in the U.S., however, is definitely that of a Spiced Drink, not just a regular cup of Tea. ...

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 Sep 29, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Fall Bestsellers - Pumpkin & Apple Cinnamon

Pumpkin flavors are being introduced earlier and earlier each year.  This year, it made its appearance in August.  Walk into any Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks and there they are!  No longer just in lattes, it is now in donuts, muffins, pancakes, waffles, bread and, of course, pies.  We used to wait until October when the leaves actually started to turn into their brilliant yellow and gold hues, but our first inquiry this year for our Green Pumpkin Cream appeared in our inbox the middle of August!  So we followed everyone’s lead and brought back these seasonal favorites early.

We welcome Fall with our bestsellers - Green Pumpkin Cream, Caramel Pumpkin Spice and

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 Sep 23, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Summer Fun Giveaways

Silver Tips Tea Summer Fun Giveaways

It's Summer and we deserve some fun! After the challenging year we've all faced, we thought it was time to give away some freebies this summer.  Here's how it works:

Every week starting June 22 right through July 31, 2020, we will pick one winner at random every Monday from the previous week's orders for our Free Summer Giveaway. The 1st week's Freebie will be the Red Awaken Infuser Mug.  And best of all, you don't have to do anything differently.  Just place your order as usual.  All orders are automatically entered and eligible for the drawing.  

Each week's winner will be notified by e-mail. Our first winner was selected June 28 and received a Red Awaken Mug.  Our July 5 winner will receive an Oatmeal/Lemongrass Bar of Soap as well...

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 Jun 30, 2021  |  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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 Jun 22, 2021  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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