March 23, 2016

Personalized Tea Gifts for your next party

Personalized Tea Gifts for that Special Event! Tea is the perfect party favor or place setting gift. Make your next party extra special with your own personalized tea party favors.  Delight your guests with your brews and tasty treats, and then make the event even more special with a take home tea gift.  We offer any of our over 400+ teas and tisanes in 1oz, 2oz or 4oz tins that can be personalized with your name, the date and the event (i.e. Terri’s Garden Party, May 2016). We are often asked to create tea and/or herbal blends for customers to use as favors for wedding showers, bridal teas, birthdays, etc.   We can create an entirely new blend for you or use one of our already blended teas packaged […]
March 2, 2016

Jason’s Pork Roast with Tea Rub

Tea Rub? Yes! Jason is the kind of person we all need in our lives.  He’s kind, sweet, smart, handsome, and … he loves to cook.  Whenever he comes to visit we can be sure we’ll be eating fantastic concoctions. While he is a definite meat eater, he always makes a great effort to incorporate my vegetarian desires.  On his last visit he asked me about making a tea rub that he could put on a roast and that I could put on tofu.  Below is the recipe he developed.  It was great on my tofu and amazing (I’ve heard) on the roast they cooked in the rotisserie (that Jason brought with him!). Tea Rub 1 cup black tea (we used Assam) 1/8 cup lemon myrtle ¼ cup […]
February 18, 2016

Ben’s Nepal Tea, Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

One of the great benefits to having a Summer garden is being able to enjoy the splendor of your efforts in the Fall and Winter.  We were able to put up potatoes, onions, squash, apples, carrots and garlic as well as  lots of produce that we froze and canned.  The apples that haven’t been pressed into cider have been looking a little sad, so we found this fantastic recipe for Butternut Squash and apples that is heavenly.  And when I say “we” I don’t actually mean “me” since I had nothing to do with this for the most part.  I simply brewed the tea for the recipe then went back to work and waited for dinner.  It was worth the wait!  I hope you enjoy this soup as […]
February 1, 2016

Valentine’s Day Tea Treats

Treat your Valentine’s Day Tea Treats such as an aromatic, delectable cup of our new Valentine’s Day Tea or use our Valentine’s tea to make some delicious treats! No matter what time of the year, nothing says “I Love You” like a great cup of tea! Your sweetheart will enjoy sipping this well rounded, amber cup with its full flavor that lingers deliciously on the tongue. The aroma of decadent chocolate will draw you in, while the taste of rich chocolate and tart pomegranate will keep you coming back for more. Click here to read more about the making of this new tea blend!   Valentine’s Day Tea Cocktail   Infuse 1 Tbsp of Valentine’s Day Tea blend in a glass jar with 4 oz vodka.  Let steep […]
January 6, 2016

Enjoy National Hot Tea Month

January is recognized as national hot tea month – so let’s celebrate! You can start new habits and make new plans any time of the year, however, January is generally regarded as the month of re-birth and re-discovery.  The New Year is our opportunity to meditate on the previous year and make plans for the coming year.  It’s a time to assess the aspects of our life that are going well and work on the areas that need improvement.  While you contemplate the direction your life will take this year don’t forget to put on the kettle!     With 31 days to delve into the tea world we’ve listed a few suggestions below to help you make the most of National Tea Month this year.     […]
December 8, 2015

7 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Loose Tea And Coffee Lover For Under $40

Need some great gift ideas for the holidays? Have a loose tea or coffee drinker on your list? This year we’ve put together some great gift ideas that are mostly under $40. Some are even under $30. Here are seven gift ideas under $40 for you this holiday season: 1: Breakfast Time Gift Box – $29.75 Start your day with one of these fine quality tea blends. These hearty black teas are worthy of being called “breakfast” teas. Wake up to the heady aroma of one of these four-4 oz. selections of teas: • the smooth, full-bodied tasting English Breakfast • the malty flavor and slightly fruity aftertaste of our Dunmore East • the rich creamy brisk tea of Scottish Blend • the brisk tasting and subtle sweetness […]
November 20, 2015

Literary Tea Line: Bronte Sisters, Potter, Carroll

This is the final blog of our Literary Tea Line introduction series. We only have three authors left and, as you can see in the title, they are some big names. This week, we’ll go through the life of the Bronte sisters, Beatrix Potter, and Lewis Carroll and explain why we chose the blends we did for each of them. First off, we have the the Bronte sisters. We decided to make one tea blend for all three so we didn’t have to choose between them. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne lived and wrote in Yorkshire, England. Born in 1816, 1818 and 1820, respectively, the sisters lived very short lives, with Charlotte living the longest at 38. During their tragically truncated lifetimes, each sister produced novels that would become […]
November 18, 2015

Festive Recipes using our Holiday Teas

Delight your family and friends this Holiday season with these delectable Festive Recipes Holiday Tea Treats made with our Holiday Teas.  These teas are delicious brewed as hot teas, but the recipes below take the experience one step further.  Do you have a favorite recipe using our teas? Please share with us we’d love to try it!   Candy Cane Rooibos Our Candy Cane organic rooibos blend is delicious hot or cold (yes any time of year!).  Caffeine free and sugar free, this tisane brings joy to your taste buds! Try this cookie recipe for your next holiday party.  Easy to make and delightfully festive, they are certain to be a sensation!   Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies Chocolate and mint … a perfect combination especially during the holiday season! […]
November 14, 2015

Literary Tea Line: Dostoyevsky, Joyce, Dickinson, Whitman

To continue our series of Literary Tea introduction blogs, we move on to some authors who are less well-known. You may have heard their names before or be familiar with their work, but these four don’t command the same immediate recognition that Shakespeare, Austen, and Dickens enjoy. Some of the greatest works of literature require a knowledge of multiple languages or a great translator to be enjoyed by English readers. Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote many such novels. He was born in Moscow in 1821 and spent the first sixteen years of his life among the orphans, criminals, and asylum patients with whom his father worked. The 1846 publication of his novel Poor Folk gave the young Dostoyevsky his first taste of literary fame, but it is Crime & Punishment […]
November 11, 2015

Cocktails for the Fall & Winter

Tis the season of shorter days and chillier nights.  It’s a great time to kick back and relax after a long Summer of go-go-go.  When you’re curled up at night with a good book in front of the fire here are some tea inspired cocktails that will warm you from the inside.  Enjoy! Pumpkin Spice Tea Cocktail 4 oz water 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice black tea 1.5 oz vodka .25 oz lemon juice 1 tsp simple syrup (I used an Herbal Chai syrup that I had on hand – see recipe below) Boil water and pour over Pumpkin tea.  Steep for 5 minutes, then strain and cool. Place vodka, lemon juice, brewed tea and syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to chill, then pour into a […]