Cranberry Orange - Fall Bestseller!

 

The glorious season of Autumn brings with it two immensely popular flavors – Pumpkin and Cranberry Orange. In recent years, popular chains have begun introducing their Pumpkin Spice beverages earlier and earlier, some even launching their drinks in August.  In our view, this is way too early!  October seems to be the perfect month for Pumpkin and we think November is Cranberry Orange season.

As early as 1683, The Compleat Cook’s Guide included a reference to cranberry juice.  Harvard University even served cranberries at their commencement dinner in 1702.  This evergreen shrub with trailing vines producing a tart berry is now welcomed into homes as a holiday tradition.  Where did the name Cranberry come from?  In the 17th century, German and Dutch colonists in New England thought the flower, stem and petals...

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 Nov 01, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Our Very Popular Passion Berry Iced Tea

Customers often write to us after having tasted our teas at local coffee shops or tea rooms.  We have had requests from around the corner and as far away as Oregon.  The two teas most inquired about are the Iced Passion Berry tea and, of course, Toasted Almond which enjoys a fan club all its own.

Last week, a customer wrote to us:

"I recently learned about your Passion Berry Black iced Tea from my local coffee shop.  I noticed you only sell to businesses.  Do you offer sales to non-wholesale customers like myself?  I can buy it in bulk too since I love it so much!"


Ah yes. We have...

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 Sep 12, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Tea - Good for Allergies as Well!

Tea Remedies for Allergy Relief

If you're someone who sneezes through the Spring, suffers from runny eyes and the sniffles, you know how miserable this season can be. You're not alone.  Studies indicate that over 25% of the population is affected by allergies which can be triggered by pollen, animal dander, specific foods, air pollution, dust mites, mold and even ingredients in beauty products to name just a few. Why do allergies occur?  They do so when your specific...

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 Aug 27, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Matcha - a Superfood

Matcha Green Tea Powder - Silver Tips Tea

This is the heyday of  When we started our tea company over 20 years ago, Matcha was not even included in our tea catalogue. The only Japan teas we carried were the well-known Sencha, Bancha, Genmaicha, Gyokuro and a few others such as Houjicha.  About 4 years ago, the world of Japanese tea in the U.S. changed significantly.  Along came Matcha – a finely ground powder of specially selected tea leaves.  Never mind that it had been used in Japan for centuries.  It came into prominence here with an . Well-known media giants such as CBS news, The Huffington Post, Bon Appetit and trade magazines, began giving it coverage. It is now widely available by the pound, in smaller canisters, in...

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 Jun 30, 2019  |  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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 May 29, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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