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Tea Lovers

This is a group set up for anyone who has a passion for tea, tea drinkers, tea tasters, tea bloggers, and tea wholesalers! This is a place to post your tea experiences for all to enjoy and learn from! Join in the passion- Enjoy a cuppa’ today!

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Taking my passion for Tea to a new Height - Tea Party Wedding and Special Events Coordinator and Blogger

Started by Avion Anderson Oct 9. 0 Replies

Greetings from the Caribbean, my Tea Lover Friends. I love and enjoy chocolate, coffee, tea and tea parties and have taken it to new heights and started a blog and a part-time business as a Day-of…Continue

Tags: parties, recipes, tea

Bulk Tea and Herb vendors?

Started by Jake Koch. Last reply by Matt Oct 1, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello fellow tea lovers!I work at a local coffee shop who is going to start blending their own teas as well as some herbal blends. We are looking for bulk tea and herb blenders which are high in…Continue

Serving Tea in a Coffee Shop

Started by Matt Milletto. Last reply by Coffee Dramatist Nov 11, 2010. 13 Replies

In every coffee shop I have managed we have served tea in one form or another. I feel it is important to serve a high quality tea that compliments the quality coffee and espresso beverages on the…Continue

Mighty Leaf Tea

Started by Brandi Heath. Last reply by Khristian Ortiz Sep 27, 2010. 3 Replies

We just switched from Octavia teas to Mighty Leaf teas. I really really loved octavia but they were really unreliable when it came to ordering from them. Some orders would take up to four months to…Continue

Chinese Tea, for coffee shops

Started by Peter Tam. Last reply by Peter Tam Aug 18, 2010. 5 Replies

It was said that the Chinese tea, like green tea, is becoming popular in the west countries. Due to the very different ways of pouring Chinese tea, I would like to know if anyone is interested in it.…Continue

Tea: What are you drinking today?

Started by Bryan Wray. Last reply by Tommy Smith Mar 14, 2010. 15 Replies

A discussion about what teas you have tried and liked or tried and hated or somewhere in the middle.

What teas would you start with?

Started by Barbara Adams. Last reply by Michael Oughtred Oct 9, 2009. 5 Replies

So completely new to teas. I drink them at home, but don;t really have a true understanding about origins and popularity.Since we are opening up in a few weeks, can someone suggest the following:1.…Continue

Sources for brewing techniques

Started by espresso Neat. Last reply by The Tea House Times Aug 17, 2009. 1 Reply

What are good sources for tea brewing techniques (from simple to most complex) for various types of teas (white, green, oolong, black, chai, tisane)?

Tags: green tea, black tea, oolong, chai, brewing methods

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Comment by Tea Daubenspeck on June 22, 2010 at 10:00pm
Has anyone come across a black tea flavored with cherry and black licorice. A friend of mine bought some for me in 2000 when I was going to have have my daughter (who is 9 now). My mom, daughter and myself love this tea. It was purchased in Portland, OR I believe but do not know where. I have to this date been unable to find this wonderful tea. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Thanks
Comment by Tea Daubenspeck on May 18, 2010 at 2:31pm
Hi I'm Tea. Yes that is my nickname given to me by a nephew (he took the letters out of my name Teresa. I have a culinary arts degree and have loved tea all my life. In fact I also host tea parties from time to time where I not only serve new teas but cook all the food as well. Making dishes with tea and with coffee is very exciting. There is a proper way to serve tea even in a coffee shop. However not everyone enjoys tea so thanks to members of my family who love coffee I also am making a point to learn just as much about coffee as I do tea. I am finding that baking with both adds a new element and tastes great. What an extra good way to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee then with a yummy baked good. Hope to learn much through my place of work at Jolinda's in Stevenson, WA.
Comment by espresso Neat on March 14, 2010 at 3:30pm
We are investing a lot of time and research into having our baristii properly serve tea and herbal tisanes. I've consulting a number of sources (Doug Palas from Intelli, Silas Moulton, Mark Mooradian of MEM Imports, and Norwood Pratt to name a few) and we carry tea from those sources as well as barismo's new offerings from Taiwan. There is a lot of conflicting info on how to do tea and I found it necessary to do research and seek some expert counsel. If there's no one at your shop who wants to really focus on tea, and the shop is positioning itself as a high quality cafe, it seems like a good idea to work with Rishi, Tea Source, MEM Imports, or someone similar who can provide you with already "dialed in" brew instructions, set you up with nice bulk AND retail packaging, and offer a variety of price points for their tea and tisanes. If anyone wants to chat more about this you can email me at annenyc@aol.com. I'm no expert but I have been spending alot of time sorting through wholesalers and tea research since our store opened in August and would be happy to share learning and perspectives!
Comment by Dawn E Donson on September 28, 2009 at 1:13pm
Today, took a nice Wild Berry organic black tea and made the best organic vanilla soy latte... Very good. Basically, I will have to make a toddy tea mix to recreate these lovely tea lattes...we'll see.
Comment by Dawn E Donson on September 23, 2009 at 1:56pm
Just joined the ranks...the tea ranks that is. I want to learn more on incorporating tea into our completely sold our souls to coffee, but we are willing to entertain tea and do it well on the side. Rishi tea has really got my attention and we plan on using this tea in our shop. I can't rave enough on how good it is...and that is all I have to say for now.
Comment by Davide Birse on May 6, 2009 at 1:54pm
Cool, a tea forum, hope to learn something. including if teas is more difficult than coffee or not. :)
Comment by Jason Haeger on April 21, 2009 at 8:20pm
Well, then maybe this group just isn't for you. :p.

I love tea. I love coffee more, mind you, but I still love tea.
Comment by Mike McGinness on April 21, 2009 at 8:16pm
Yet the Group shows created by Matt Milletto not Two Leaves and a Bud. So it seems Matt is promoting their advertising not them...
Comment by Jason Haeger on April 21, 2009 at 8:01pm
Mike, the official "group website" is,
"Website: http://twoleavesandabud.com"

This implies to me that this is for neither category, really, unless this is a new option for advertisers that I was previously unaware of.
Comment by Mike McGinness on April 21, 2009 at 7:01pm
I would add that I don't necessarily like the name of the group. While I believe in the viability of tea in a coffee house, sell loose leaf Teas by the cup and have started retailing to take home, and do in fact occasionally drink teas, I am not a Tea Lover per se.

Maybe something like Coffeehouses & Tea would be more appropriate since that seems the direction most posts have taken so far. Just my opinion.

Then again, maybe the intent of the Group really is for Tea Lovers, not people whose focus is coffee but want/need to learn more about tea so they can provide it for for said tea lovers who frequent their coffeehouses...
 

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