Friday, August 31, 2012

Flight of Iced Teas! September 1st & September 2nd

September has arrived! Though Fall is right around the corner, the sun is still shining and we are in celebration of Labor Day this weekend. Before your last trip to the beach or to a friend's backyard barbecue, don't forget to brew the iced tea for refreshments! This weekend, we are sampling a thirst-quenching iced tea flight of Organic Green with Citrus and Gingko, Pomegranate Oolong, and Decaf Passion Fruit.

This green tea blend awakens the senses with its added organic lemongrass and gingko leaves. Organic Green is a favorite in iced tea form, being a lovely green tea with a zesty taste and no bitterness.

Taking our large Ti Quan Yin leaves and blending it with tangy, fruity pomegranate creates Pomegranate Oolong. This tea creates a lighter brew but a tart taste that can be garnished with lemon or orange.

This full-leaf, decaffeinated Ceylon black tea is blended with succulent passion fruit flavors to create a favorite amongst our iced black tea blends. Quench your thirst with Decaf Passion Fruit and let the tropical flavors take your taste buds on a vacation!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flight of Iced Teas! August 25th & August 26th

Hello, again! This weekend is the last weekend of August, and before we say goodbye to the sunny summer days, we are squeezing in one fresh iced tea flight this weekend! Come feel refreshed with our flight of iced Japanese Sencha, iced Wenshan Baozhong, and iced Korakundah FOP.

This Japanese green can be found in many homes in Tokyo. Japanese Sencha is a quality green, with just the right amount of vegetal flavor and body. 

Wenshan Baozhong is an oolong that's hometown is all about teas: PingLing, Taiwan. Having tea museums, teapots on streetlights, and statues of tea pickers, PingLing also has a nature preserve that we feel we can taste through our Wenshan. A lighter brew with floral notes in the aroma and the body, this oolong is an excellent choice for any oolong lover, or beginner.

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Korakundah FOP is a black tea from the south of India. It is a traditional black tea; garnish this iced with lemon and it will be your new favorite iced tea!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flight of Iced Teas! August 18th & August 19th

Tea fans, we recognize the mornings are getting cooler, and as the summer's hottest month starts wiping its brow, this weekend's flight is inspired by one of the biggest traditions on a summer's night: campfires. Stop by our tasting bar and try what we find to be the flavors of a campfire, White Vanilla Grapefruit, Lapsang #1, and Chocolate Mint.

Sweets are crucial while sitting around the fire, such as the classic, marshmallows! Taken by the idea of a sweet flavor, White Vanilla Grapefruit is a white-based tea that has the sweet bite one enjoys. When brewed, the aroma of vanilla is stronger while a kiss of citrus lingers. There is a suggestive flavor of chocolate, and this tea may be lighter in brew but is rememberable in taste.

Lapsang #1 is an early season Lapsang Souchang, with smoky aromas but an overall sweeter flavor  than the traditional later season tea. The leaves are smoked over pine fires in the Wuyi Mountains of China, and this tea couldn't be a better pick for our campfire-inspired flight!

After a delicious barbecue dinner, there is nothing better than some chocolate to cleanse the palette and bring a smile to your soul. We have chosen Chocolate Mint to represent the sweets enjoyed around the fire, from s'mores to hot cocoa. In this tea blend, fresh peppermint leaves are tossed in to black tea accented with chocolate oils. Hot or iced, Chocolate Mint is the perfect after-dinner or after-barbecue tea!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Flight of Teas! August 11th & August 12th

Hello, hello tea fans! This weekend our taste buds are taking a trip to China, indulging in our newest green teas. Come join us at our tasting bar to try our new Weishan MaoFeng, Zisun, and Luan GuaPian.

Found in the back of the Buddhist temple in Weishan, a fabulous spring green was discovered. With a hint of roast flavors and light brew, Weishan MaoFeng is a delicate but delicious Chinese green to try.

Mike Harney has been a fan of green teas that come from the coastal province of Zhejiang, where Zisun, one of our newest greens was found! Being a spring tea, it also brews lightly, but carries a noticeable flavor.  

Considered one of the top ten green teas in China, Luan GuaPian comes from the Anhui Province, supplied by VeeVee, a friend of the Harney's. This tea creates a stronger cup in comparison to the previous two, and brews lovely vegetal flavors.