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Tea in the workplace.

14 Oct

You may find it hard to mix tea and work. The hustle and bustle, lack of hot water, inability to bring in high-quality tea-ware all scream: TEA-BAG! But that doesn’t have to be the case, new technologies, and a little brain-power can go along way in helping you enjoy tea at work. Read full story HERE.


Tips to Enjoying a Cup of Oolong Tea

18 Aug

Most people are not familiar with oolong tea. Here are some easy tips that will help you along the way to oolong harmony.

Tips…

  • New to oolong? Begin with a fruit-infused version. (We have a great one called Plum Bliss, under Slenderizer)
  • Quality oolongs, however, are best enjoyed warm.
  • Observe the tea as it steeps.
  • Note that the best oolong teas won’t get bitter when oversteeped. Many oolongs taste better with multiple steepings.
  • The greener the tea, the lighter the food pairing should be.

Items your kitchen can’t be without

4 Aug

If staying healthy is a big part of your life then these products are a must in your kitchen..

Products:

  • Blender
  • Cookbook
  • Cooking spray
  • Crockpot/Slow Cooker
  • Grill pan
  • Kitchen Scale
  • Nonstick Pans
  • Rice Cooker/Steamer
  • Spices/seasonings/herbs
  • Truvia/Stevia/Agave

Find out why these products are so important to healthy eating

Innovative new idea that will help those in need

3 Aug

This is really neat, not only can you heat up your tea but you can also charge your cellphone! Watch the video here ———> http://bit.ly/qp5SXu

The Science of Tasting and Brewing Tea.

27 Jul

Tasting tea is just about as artful as tasting wine. Tea tasters have their own vocabulary to describe and evaluate various teas; (which can get intimidating) so here’s your guide to tasting and trying new teas.

Tea Gadget of the Future

22 Jul

There doesn’t seem to be any shortage of new Tea gadgets out there, and this new innovative gadget will make life easier for any dedicated tea drinker. Read full story here———-> http://bit.ly/qOqxFj

A "Perfect" Cup of Tea

9 Feb

There is no perfect way to brew a cup of tea. Customs and rituals associated with tea drinking date back thousands of years ago with countless traditions originating from China, Japan, and the UK. With a culturally diverse history, the art of brewing the best cup of tea changes with personal preference. We would love to learn more about how you brew your tea all over the world. For now, we wanted to offer a few helpful hints.

  •   Best Water Quality – For Flavor

When preparing tea, be sure to use fresh water. Artesian spring water is preferred over tap water. Tap water should generally be avoided due to water treatments with chlorine and fluoride which can affect the taste of your tea. Never use hot tap water because impurities can arise from the water heater. You should also be careful when using bottled water since spring water and purified water all have different mineral content. Choosing the type of water is the most fundamental step if you want to improve the flavor of your tea. Try preparing multiple cups of tea with different sources of water and you will taste the difference.

  • Best Tea Quality

Finding the best quality tea is not an easy task. At major grocers you’ll mostly find average-quality bagged teas. If you’re willing to sacrifice quality and taste for cost then bagged teas are perfect for you. These types of teas are mass-produced and lack the quality and full-flavor of loose leaf tea. When it comes to purchasing quality tea, health food stores and tea houses are a great place to start. The demand for quality tea is growing and choosing a good supplier is important. Here at Tiesta Tea we strive to make the highest quality teas more accessible to you. You can see our full selection here.

  • How much tea should I use?

Start with 1 to 2 teaspoons per 8 ounces and slowly adjust the ratio to your personal preference. Tiesta Tea makes this process simple by including the recommended measurements and water temperature for brewing right on our packaging. Check it out below.


  • Water Temperature

Even though Tiesta Tea puts the ideal water temperature for each tea right on the package, there’s no harm in learning more. Water temperature is a critical element in the process of preparing a perfect cup of tea. It doesn’t matter which method of water boiling you choose to take because they all follow the same guidelines: Heat the water in glass, clay, or ceramic teapot until boiling (~212̊ F) and then allow the water to cool to the recommended temperature before brewing.

Questions for you:

1. How do you brew your tea?

2. Are there tea-drinking traditions and customs in your family?

3. Do you generally drink bagged teas or loose leaf?

4. Do you want higher quality teas available at your major grocers?

The "Perfect" Cup of Tea

9 Jan

Do you believe in a perfect cup of tea? Maybe with Tiesta brewing… 

The Perfect Cup – Designed by Callum Kenny

Learn more here.

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