Tea View from and Ancient Tea Tree Forest, Vietnam

Tea Trip to Vietnam

Cynthia Fazekas

Our periodic tea exploring adventures have taken us recently to Vietnam as part of the Tea Masters Cup event. We explored ancient tea tree forests that are akin to the most famous ones in Yunnan, China.

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Tea The best Boba Tea Drinks use fresh, full tea leaves.

Tea Drinks for July

Cynthia Fazekas

The hottest (or coolest) trends for summer and tea are those that combine tea with tasty things like lemonade, soda/sparkling water, boba, juices, and various adult beverages. It all starts with great quality tea and a great infusion.

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Tea Tea is a little bit of white magic, perhaps.

Tea Trends and June Tea Menus

Cynthia Fazekas

The latest wave of trends in the tea world are spiritual/metaphysical in nature. The concept of holistically healing ties the ethereal and the sippable together. Spiritual healers of one sort or another are enhancing their offering with teas and herbal blends that support their clientele in the physical realm as they help work on their metaphysical growth.

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Tea Throat Therapy offers soothing comfort.

March Brings Cooties and Teas to Help!

Cynthia Fazekas

Despite what you might see online, there is still no cure for the common cold. That said, tea and tisanes may certainly help make their symptoms more tolerable. The mere act of sipping a hot beverage can ease congestion and soothe a scratchy throat. If you have to suffer, why not suffer with a hot cup of something lovely?

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Tea Turmeric Bliss for a Golden New Year Latte

New Year and Wellness Trends

Cynthia Fazekas

As we wiggle, wobble, and waddle from the holidays into the New Year, consumers will be seeking wellness help from their tea sellers. We have recently expanded our wellness options with two new teas: Minty Comfort and Speedy Recovery to help comfort during cold and flu season.

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Tea Spiced Apple Chai - so warm and cozy

Spicy Teas as Holiday Treats

Cynthia Fazekas

Festive tea options sparkle during holiday season as well as throughout the cold weather months. Be sure to include various chai blend options for hot tea, tea lattes, and boba if you serve it to warm those chilly winter souls.

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Tea High Mountain Tea Garden in Taiwan

Oolongs for October

Cynthia Fazekas

Sure, the rest of the world might be apple and pumpkin smitten right now, but tea aficionados are thinking about oolong teas. As the weather cools, and our bodies adapt to the season, a warm, toasty rock oolong or a crisp, lilting jade oolong sooth the soul and palate.

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Selling Tea and wellness go hand in hand.

Tea and Comfort

Cynthia Fazekas

Tea has a long history of being associated with wellness. One of the very first things the early tea sippers in ancient China noticed was the way drinking a warm cup of camellia sinensis made them feel, so this association is well entwined within the history of tea. In addition, herbal infusions, aka tisanes, are also universally seen as folk medicine, are also viewed colloquially as "tea." This presents a unique problem for passionate tea lovers and sellers who have fallen in love with true tea, camellia sinensis, for its wonderfully vast variety of tastes. The problem it presents is that people seek tea for potential health benefits versus how it tastes versus seeking it for the enjoyment value.

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Tea spicy Masala Chai is a great choice for you autumn menu

Plan Your Autumn Tea Menu

Cynthia Fazekas

While the August sun still burns brightly, each day is a little bit shorter as we approach autumn in the US. Now is the time to plan your autumn tea menu so you can purchase ahead and be ready when the hot tea seekers come calling.

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