Have you ever wanted a certain blend of tea, but couldn’t find that preexisting flavor? By mixing teas, you become your own tea sommelier, and can create an infinite number of possibilities. Maybe you’re in the mood for a green tea, but want there to be hints of mint? Combine one of our green teas with some of our Pacific Coast Mint for the perfect balance. We asked around the office at Art of Tea headquarters to find out what people are blending to make their perfect cup of tea. Let us know what some of your special creations are!
Looking for a gift or send off present to get for someone starting high school, college or their first job? Look no further than Art of Tea’s back to school essentials! From electronics, to a gift set tea tumbler, you are sure to find something perfect for any of these new mile stones.
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Looking to get out and be active in the last few weeks of summer? Check out some of our favorite national parks on the west coast. With so much natural beauty surrounding us, grab your favorite Art of Tea iced tea, put it in a thermos, and hit the road. Get lost in nature, and don’t forget to stay hydrated. Which is your tea of choice for long hikes?
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All over, people are drinking Art of Tea. Show us how you enjoy your tea by using the hashtag #MyTeaMoments, and every month we will showcase a handful of our favorites. It could be the art of your brewing process, enjoying a hot cup while reading your morning paper, or sipping iced tea with your friends. We want to see how you celebrate your tea moments. Check out some of our favorites from the last month.
Looking for a treat to cool down with? Look no further. These Hibiscus Cooler iced tea popsicles are the way to go. Bright, tasty and refreshing, both you and your guests can enjoy these tempting delights. Even better, they have no added sugar and are a fun way to “drink” your iced tea. All you need are the ingredients below, and a little bit of time for the popsicles to harden. Enjoy!
We worked with a team of mixologists to develop 6 new, tea-infused cocktails that are sure to delight you. Developing new drinks can be thirsty work, so we invited some friends over to help us taste test our new concoctions and before we knew it we were having a great time!
With summer in full swing, we surveyed everyone at Art of Tea headquarters to bring you the ultimate summer playlist, perfect for a BBQ, a drive down the coast or, sipping iced tea with friends. Enjoy!
At Art of Tea, we have been busy lately! We are honored to present a variety of articles that we have been featured in, including a behind the scenes interview with our founder and CEO Steve Schwartz with Acclaimed Food Critic S Irene Virbila from the LA Times. See the entire list below.
With the 4th of July right around the corner, many of you are gearing up to host a big BBQ bash. We have created a handy iced tea and BBQ food pairing guide, to help compliment the flavors of your favorite summer food. Happy Fourth and enjoy the fireworks!
Darjeeling, “the champagne of teas”, is notoriously easy to start a love affair with. It could be that this delicate rarity captures exactly what is appealing and pleasurable about tea. Like champagne, Darjeeling takes the name of its region and can’t be produced anywhere else. This region happens to be in the remote, rolling hills of West Bengal, where only the most delicate leaves are picked and tossed by hand.
The 1st and 2nd crops of spring (or “flushes”) are highly sought after and tend to be expensive. And then there’s this: our second flush Biodynamic Darjeeling. Hailing from the Makaibari estate, it is best steeped at the (relatively) low temperature of 180°F.
You can also brew it in the fridge (8+ hours) for a refined and cooling iced tea. The result is a pale amber, just as distinctive in taste as in color. It is round, rich, astringent, and leaves a noticeable dryness. Darjeeling iced tea may be uncommon, but it is definitely worthwhile!
There are many black teas that compare well with Darjeeling, and I don’t believe in such thing as a “control” when it comes to trying tea. So, I wanted something different and settled on Art of Tea’s Ancient Forest. Each leaf is hand-picked from ancient trees in the Blue Mountains of Yunnan province, China.
Once steeped (in the exact same conditions as the Darjeeling), it becomes clear that these two teas have little in common. Much darker in color, the Ancient Forest releases a smoky aroma. Full and bold, this better resembles iced tea as we know it (albeit much more earthy than anything you’ll find at your local supermarket).