Happy New Year, TeaPeeps™. Here we are in the middle of January, and this only my second blog post. Where has the time gone? You’ll be happy to know I’ve been sipping and sampling some very nice teas these last few weeks. I’m a lucky TeaGirl!
Ok, so the big news for the new year is that our “Drink for Change” Obama Blendtea has made it to TEA. A MAGAZINE. Yep you will see it, yet again, on the cover of the Winter 2009 Issue. Thanks to Pearl Dexter, Editor/Publisher for approaching us! She has also featured a little story about us and Jack Chengon Page 28. See what one little Twittercan do? If you haven’t already picked up your issue, scurry on out and scoop up a copy. This issue could sell out quickly! I believe it hits news stands… any second. History making cover? Yes. Amazing tea illustration? Absolutely. Tasty tea blend? You will love it.
Order Drink for Change! $15.50 (3 oz) Let me be absolutely clear, this organic African Red Bush Rooibos based tea has Honeybush, Pineapple, Papaya, Ginger, Rose petals and Cornflowers. It’s smooth, fresh and lacks bitterness. Environmentally friendly, unexpected, and a little left of center. Contributes to your overall well being and Health(care). Steep for 3-5 minutes and enjoy. Caffeine Free!
*10% of each sale will go to the Washington Humane Society
** Tea illustration by Jack Cheng
Here’s to our new President Barack Obama (let’s send him positive energy) and the beginning of living and sipping change!
As a self proclaimed “tea snob” sometimes its hard to wrap my hands around a trendy blend. Especially some that are just… the oddest of concoctions. I’ll refrain from mentioning anything specific, but one that comes to mind is a tea with so much strawberry in it I dumped it out immediately. It wasnt tea, it was Strawberry Quick!
We don’t sell “crazy blends.” I like a blended tea that keeps with the integrity and mission of the company which is to: source and sell the best leaf with the best flavor. Quite simply: I like quality. Recently, a fellow TeaPeep & tea merchant strongly recommended I give chocolate tea a try. Here is what happened:
I loved it.
With just a touch of local honey (buy local!) to boost the chocolate flavor – you’ve got yourself one of the best secrets out there! Rich, smooth and creamy it reminded me of sitting fireside in Vail … watching everyone ski and snowboard into each other.
Do you have a chocolate addiction? Consider yourself a choco-holic? Like a chocolate-y snack around midnight? Try chocolate tea to satisfy the craving. I highly recommend this wonderful, surpising tea as a way of enjoying chocolate and tea without… consequence. (ie: calories).
Im not really a political person but recent events have me wondering…. Was tea served during the weekend pow-wow to figure out how to bailout our current financial situation? (Because Im “tea-centric” I think like this and tend to bring things back to how it relates to tea.) I think a pot of Sencha to create a zen-like atmosphere as they contemplated a decision that could send the country into a major recession if not a depression might have helped. (Not really but I can dream.)
Im thinking… probably not. Im thinking… barrels of coffee were wheeled in (along with Red Bull, Gin and carry-out from Old Ebbitt Grill). Maybe… an old box of Lipton made it into the room, who knows.
Im wondering… could tea make a difference in the world? Affect our decision-making abilities by making us more relaxed, centered and just plain happy? I want to yell out: “YES!” because Im a Pollyanna Tea Girl…. watching her 401k shrink by the minute…