Monday, March 26, 2012

Shakespeare's Birthday - celebrate with PG Tips

Come and celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday and St. George's Day with us on April 23rd (a Monday this year).

Meanwhile, while you are enjoying your PG tips, read on...

In the 1930's Arthur Brooke created Pre-Gest Tee - meaning one could drink this before digesting food. Grocers then shortened this to PG and the tips of course came from the top two leaves and a bud used to make the tea.

PG tips went into tea bags and the 1960's and took off! It is now the best selling tea in England.

You'll be pleased to know that PG Tips is now a fully certified Rainforest Alliance partner - meaning the tea is grown using sustainable farming methods and insuring that the people who pick the tea can earn a better living and have access to education and medical care.

So brew up a cuppa for yourself or to share with a friend.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sakura Sencha is on its way!

Great news! Our seasonal Sakura Sencha, cherry scented Japan Green tea, will be arriving earlier than usual this year. The tea will be in the U.S. the 1st of February and we should have it shortly thereafter. Looking forward as we do every year for this delightful and beautiful tea.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Robert Burns!

Celebrate the birthday of Scotland's most famous poet - put your kettle on and have a cuppa. In shop - take a 15% discount on Taylor's of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast tea and Glenfiddich Mince tarts! On-line and on the phone mention the Robert Burns offer for your discount. Offer good today through Friday January 27th.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Meet a Bergamot - Earl Grey week

If you are in the Pike Place Market stop in this week through Saturday January 14 to meet a real live Bergamot, the heart of Earl Grey! And, enjoy a 10% discount on all of our Earl Grey blends - online or by phone, mention the Earl Grey offer, in store- your discount is automatic. From Harney and Sons Paris to Lavender Earl Grey, from Irish Earl Grey to our Earl Grey Extra, this is the week to stock up on one of the best known and best loved of all the flavored teas. All of our loose bergamot teas are naturally scented with the oil from this fragrant fruit.

Bergamots are traditionally grown in sunny Italy, but we have found a wonderful grower in California, Rising C Ranches,, and we are able to actually order bergamots to show off in the store.

If you do stop in, we have only a few bergamots left to sell - use the zest to add to chocolate truffles, the juice and zest in pound cakes, no end to what a bergamot lover can do!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ruby 18 at the Perennial Tea Room

You may have heard Bill Waddington talk about Ruby 18 on NPR's Splendid Table last weekend.

Ruby 18 is a tea we have enjoyed here in the shop for several years - it's a black tea, unusual for Formosa, known for it's oolongs. It's actually a hybrid that apparently took 40 years to develop and comes from the Sun Moon Lake region of Taiwan.

Definitely worth tasting so be sure to stop in, order some from us online, or call toll free - 888-448-4054.