Tea Gifts - Samplers & Tea-of-the Month Club

 

Despite the growing popularity of Tea, coffee continues to reign supreme.  And it is still easier to buy coffee as a gift rather than Tea.  Why?  First, coffee is more readily available.  Second, there are fewer choices when buying coffee.  And lastly, it seems familiar.  Not so with Tea.  Often, even a habitual tea drinker knows the tea they enjoy but not much beyond their own category.  The Black tea drinker is confounded by Greens and Oolongs and the Ginger Peach Iced Tea customer knows only a tall glass of iced bliss.  As for those that fancy herbal teas – they swear by hibiscus or lemongrass but know very little about real tea.

With all this in mind, we designed our Tea Gifts to address these problems plus a few others. Ask yourself...

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 Nov 23, 2019  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Fruit Tisanes: Not Your Ordinary Herbal Tea

 Fruit Tisane Blog Story

Tisanes are infusions.  The word Tisane comes from France and in ancient times, it originated as a medicinal drink that was chiefly barley water.  Over time, it has evolved.  Common herbal infusions are, of course, with Mint and other herbs such as Chamomile or Lemongrass.  You may also have tried infusing Cinnamon, Ginger Root or Lemon Verbena.  Tisanes are not Teas although the term ‘herbal tea’ is now synonymously used for herbal blends, fruit tisanes, rooibos and decaffeinated teas.  An astute tea vendor will probe further when a customer walks in and asks for Herbal Tea. 

Hibiscus and Apple Tisanes - Silver...
            
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 Sep 28, 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

Toasted Almond - still in a class all its own!

Toasted Almond, is a runaway favorite and our bestselling Fruit Tisane.  What is it with this blend!  If you've ever been to a Cinnabon bakery where they've just made a fresh batch of cinnamon rolls, then you will understand the very special invitation of Toasted Almond.  It is apples, and cinnamon and almonds blended into a cup of warmth!  Toasted Almond has a following that borders on addiction.  Just listen to the reviews:
"I went on a quest to find the product to bring home.  This is a feast for every sense.."
"Tastes like the holidays!"

Toasted Almond falls into the family of Fruit Tisanes.  A Tisane is typically a blend of edible fruits and botanicals.  Most steep a dark red as they usually have hibiscus to...

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 Nov 14, 2018  |  Written by Anupa Mueller
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