November 19, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching and our little elves have been busy creating lovely a holiday gift for all the tea loving friends and family members on your list! After customer requests for tea only gifts, we introduced last year a few lovely selections.  This year we have improved these selections with the addition of our colorful gift labels. The holiday season should be a time to enjoy  ice skating, choral festivals, caroling, decorating the tree, visiting friends, baking, etc., however, it often descends into madness while you race from place to place searching for the “perfect” gifts for loved ones.  We hope these gifts will make your holiday shopping easier so you can enjoy the spirit of the season!       Black Tea […]
November 8, 2017

Easy & Delicious Holiday Cookies (Part II)

We introduced you to Refrigerator Shortbread Holiday Cookies in our previous blog post, now here’s another great recipe that you can make ahead of time and bake as needed.  It’s perfect for the busy holiday season and so unique and delectable your family and friends will truly be delighted! Matcha & Hibiscus Swirl Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup butter (softened) 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 cups flour ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp Kosher salt 1 pkg. Vanilla Matcha powder 1 ½ Tbsp Hibiscus, ground Directions: Cream together the butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix. Next add the flour, baking powder and salt, and mix well. Split the dough in half and put in separate bowls. […]
October 30, 2017

Easy & Delicious Holiday Cookies (Part I)

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and, while this can be a frantic time, it’s a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones baking holiday cookies.  This year we’d like to spend more time enjoying the company of our family and friends and less time in the kitchen preparing for these festivities. With that in mind we are passing on this delicious shortbread recipe.  You can make it ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freezer for a quick delicious treat anytime your guests arrive.  This recipe is also perfect for cookie swaps or gifts.  The best part….you can make one batch of these cookies and by adding variations to the dough you’ll have a lovely assortment of cookies. Delicious Refrigerator Shortbread 1 cup (2 […]
May 24, 2017

Mocktails and Cocktails with your favorite Iced Teas

It’s National Iced Tea Month!  We’ve just launched a new line of five different iced teabags.  These new iced teabags make it easy to brew up a batch of iced teas and, with one bag making a gallon of iced tea, it’s easy to make a few other drinks besides traditional iced tea.  Here are a few ideas to get you started. Traditional Black Tea:       This brisk black tea blend is made from orange pekoe and broken orange pekoe leaves that don’t cloud when brewed cold, making it the perfect iced tea choice for you and your guests. With or without sweeteners, this traditional black tea is bright and refreshing.       Try these recipes using the traditional teabags: Lemonade Iced Tea Mix 1/2 […]
August 24, 2016

Literary Tea Line: Louisa May Alcott and Edgar Allan Poe

It’s summer again and as the hot beverage business slows, we have time to revisit some old ideas for new tea blends and see where we can take them. Our Literary Tea Line has been hugely successful so far and we’re pleased to introduce you to its newest additions. We’ve been playing with a few ideas and we finally settled on the pair of authors for whom we’ve gotten the most requests. One of our new blends was created with the works of Louisa May Alcott in mind while the other was designed to evoke the stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Born on November 29, 1832 to Transcendentalist parents, Louisa May Alcott grew up poor among some of the most famous intellectuals of the 19th century. She and her […]