Friday, October 23, 2009

New Teapots from Bali

We just recently received these fantastic teapots made in Bali!

They're imported by a local company, and they're handmade from the local river clay in Pejaten in south central Bali.

The little animals on the cups are all made individually by hand, and each rattan handle is made to match the pot.

One of the best things about these teawares, though, is that they're all fair trade, and of course FDA certified lead-free.

Come and see these charming teapots in the shop!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Winter Seasonal Teas

Well, it certainly seem to be Autumn here in Seattle. It's been pouring rain the last few days, perfect for sitting inside looking out the window with a nice hot cup of tea. In fact, we just happen to have a couple of seasonal blends perfectly suited to this situation!

First up is our Winter Chocolate Spice, a black tea blended with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and other chai spices, along with real bits of roasted cacao beans.

It's great served as-is, but with a little milk and sugar, it's wonderfully decadent.

We also have Winter's Eve Rooibos, a no-caffeine version of the Winter Chocolate Spice, made with a rooibos base. The rooibos makes it a little lighter and gives it a slightly different flavor.

This blend also has pieces of cinnamon sticks, a lovely visual treat. Since it has no caffeine, this blend makes a great after-dinner drink to warm you up on those chilly evenings.

Both of these blends are also wonderful when made like a traditional chai; simmered with milk for a few minutes and then strained and sweetened to taste.

You can find them on our website as well as in the shop.

Just a quick note

Thanks to all the folks who came to the 2nd Annual Northwest Tea Festival!

It was a great success, and we hope to see you all again next year!