Cucumber Mint Guayusa

By May 12, 2014 Brewing Tea, Cocktails, Mocktails & More, Tea Profiles
Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

    Cucumber Mint Guayusa
    With summer just around the corner, and the weather getting warmer, time to pull out those pitchers, gather some friends, and enjoy the sunshine with some Cucumber Mint Guayusa iced tea. This easy to brew recipe is the perfect addition to any outdoor social or BBQ. All you need is the iced tea packet, and some sliced lemon, lime and cucumber. Combine with ice and water and enjoy with some tasty pastries and good friends.

    Cucumber Mint Guayusa
    Cucumber Mint Guayusa
    Cucumber Mint Guayusa

    Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

      You Might Also Like

      Digitox

      By May 6, 2014 Art of Tea News, Gifts, Holidays & Events, Health & Lifestyle, Our Beliefs
      Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

        Many of us have become so attached to our phones and other electronic devices, we can’t do anything without them. We at Art of Tea believe in taking time to enjoy the ritual of tea making, and enjoying the moment. What better way to do that than a digital detox challenge, Digitox? Challenge yourself every day for the month of May to take 8 minutes to unplug, sit back, and enjoy a cup of fresh brewed tea. Check out the infographic below for the benefits and other ideas you can do for your daily 8 minute digital detox. Show us how you’re unplugging and digitoxing by using the hashtag #AOTDigitox. We can’t wait to see what you do!
        Digitox
        Processed with VSCOcam with k2 preset

        Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

          You Might Also Like

          Mother’s Day Gift Guide

          By April 28, 2014 Gifts, Holidays & Events
          Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

            Looking for something special to give your lovely mom this Mother’s Day? Check out Art of Tea’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide below to find that perfect gift or inspiration for her day. Happy hunting!

            Mother's Day Gift Guide

             

            1. Art of Tea Tea for Her (Art of Tea)
            2. Frosted Glass Tea Pot (Art of Tea)
            3. Mother’s Day Card (Sugar Paper)
            4. Voluspa Metallo Candle (Leif)
            5. Monogrammed Mug (Anthropologie)
            6. Library of Flowers Hand Lotion (Library of Flowers)

             

            Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

              You Might Also Like

              Featured Wholesaler: Fifty Seven

              By April 24, 2014 Art of Tea News, Featured Partners
              Like what you're reading? Share with friends!
                1. What is the philosophy of Fifty Seven?
                “Fifty Seven is the Arts District restaurant that is passionate about innovation, education and encompassing creativity and expression!”
                This mission statement was written by our entire team collectively during training.  We spent a lot of time discussing what means the most to us about hospitality and being a part of a community.  Culture is everything to us!
                2. What experience would you like customers to have when they come dine at your restaurant?
                That sense of community that we strive for… to feel warm and welcomed.  The cocktails they are drinking have ingredients fresh picked from the farmer’s market.  The food is local, seasonal, and the freshest quality.  The wine list is filled with California wines from winemakers we respect and vineyards we love to visit.  Our plates and decor have been hand crafted by artists in the area.  We carry beer and spirits from local vendors.  We want guests to have a sense of home and feel a part of the community around them.
                Fifty Seven
                3. How do seasonal ingredients impact your menu?
                It is very important to us to only serve the freshest ingredients to our guests.  Our first chef, Chef David Nayfeld, is inspired by whatever our local farmers are currently excited about, or something he has brought back from foraging, and creates a dish around that.  He changes the menu on a daily basis depending on what looks and tastes best at the farmer’s market and what is currently in season.  Our lead bartender, Jeronimo Medina, also does the same with our cocktails.  When the seasons change, so will our menus.
                4. What is the premise behind rotating chefs every season?
                We love the idea of bringing in different chefs from across the country to Los Angeles for guests to experience different cuisines, flavor profiles, styles and backgrounds.  This keeps things constantly new and exciting, while still keeping the same warm service and atmosphere.  It is also a great opportunity for up and coming chefs to show their skills to the LA market.  We provide them the support they need to execute their ideas, and we get the benefit of learning from them!
                5. How do you determine what outside sources to carry at your restaurant?
                Something that has a story.  A farmer or a winemaker who we believe in.  People who are passionate about what they do and pour their heart and soul into a product.  We believe that energy transfers over to our staff and then to our guests.
                Art of Tea
                6. Why serve Art of Tea?
                Art of Tea represents everything we’ve mentioned.  They’re from Los Angeles, they take great pride and care in their products, and they have a strong emphasis on training which is very important to us.  The managers at Art of Tea trained our entire staff and management team on the beauty of tea and the process that goes into making every single type they carry.  They have so many flavors to chose from.   We have a non alcoholic pairing available where we can pair Art of Tea with food, and we are currently creating a hibiscus cocktail using Art of Tea hibiscus tea.  Last but not least, we just love to drink it ourselves!
                Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                  You Might Also Like

                  Matcha Tea Guide

                  By April 23, 2014 Brewing Tea, Tea Profiles
                  Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                    In honor of the tea of the month, Ceremonial Matcha, we have put together a guide to make the perfect cup of Matcha using our new bowl set. Check it out below!
                    Matcha Tea Guide
                    Matcha Set

                    Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                      You Might Also Like

                      MediTEAtion

                      By April 15, 2014 Health & Lifestyle, History and Culture of Tea, Our Beliefs
                      Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                        MediTEAtion

                        So many of us get caught up in our busy lives, we forget to sit back and enjoy the moment. The practice of of meditation is something we all can benefitfrom, even a mere five minutes. The next time you’re getting ready for work and brewing your tea, take in the fragrent smells. Think about each drink you take and enjoy every sip.

                        MediTEAtion2

                        Your meditation does not have to be long. It should be enough time to step back and appreciate the world around you. Think about five wonderful things in your life as you sip your morning cup. Take a deep breath and smell the flowers. These small changes add a new level of gratitude to your daily life. Not only is this exercise good for your mind, it improves your mood and outlook on life. (Get excited for our May challenge coming up. More details to come!)

                        Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                          You Might Also Like

                          April Music Playlist

                          By April 7, 2014 Health & Lifestyle
                          Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                            With the start of a new month and a new season, we at Art of Tea have put together some of our favorite songs for you to enjoy while drinking your favorite tea. Share with a good book, a good friend or a good piece of cake, kickback and enjoy.

                            April Music Playlist

                            Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                              You Might Also Like

                              Tea of the Month: Mango Tulsi

                              By March 31, 2014 Cocktails, Mocktails & More, Tea Profiles
                              Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                                Tea of the Month Click here to learn more about Mango Tulsi. Iced tea available here.

                                Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                                  You Might Also Like

                                  Prepare & Recover

                                  By March 17, 2014 Gifts, Holidays & Events, Health & Lifestyle, Tea Profiles
                                  Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                                    Art of Tea Pre-Post Tox
                                    Whatever your plans include, there is a tea to help you prepare or recover from your adventures. Check out the Pre-Tox and Post-Tox to find what suits your needs.

                                    Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                                      You Might Also Like

                                      Staff Spotlight

                                      By March 10, 2014 Art of Tea News, Health & Lifestyle, Our Beliefs
                                      Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                                        Art of Tea

                                        What is something you can’t leave home without?
                                        My moleskin notebook. I have gone through dozens of notepads since I started blending teas in my living room 10 years ago. I used to sleep with a notebook by my bed for when I’d wake up in the middle of the night with some new tea idea or blend inspiration. I like to keep them handy always, you never know when inspiration will strike.

                                         

                                        What is your favorite time of day?
                                        During my travels and sourcing trips in Asia, Middle East and Africa, I’ve learned to appreciate the stillness of dawn. The transition from dark to light especially in LA, is one of the most beautiful and inspiring tools to incorporate in the day. I call this my “hour of power,” and it’s a time to start before the world around me wakes and feel gratitude.  I focus, reflect, and work on building beyond my own self-limiting beliefs. This is when I dive deep into my Crossfit WOD or yoga practice. If I can challenge myself with the most difficult task mentally, physically and emotionally at the start of the day, then the rest of the day’s challenges seem much more achievable.

                                        Art of Tea

                                        What do you consider your “uniform”?
                                        A hand-stitched and ready for blending apron.  Tea is an agricultural product and we hand-sift and blend each batch to order, so it can produce a lot of aromatics. The apron acts as a nice barrier, but we still go home smelling great, like bergamot, passionfruit or chocolate. The aprons stay on-site.

                                        Art of Tea

                                        What is one ritual you do during the creation of new tea?
                                        I taste hundreds of teas a month — from raw, single origin teas to complex organic hot and iced tea blends that we hand-craft on site in our LA facility. Consistency is key and tasting every ingredient to ensure the delicate flavor profiles are on-point requires Olympic-style precision. My spoon is an extension of me and helps me to pinpoint slight variances, while unlocking the flavor story in each sip. I hand-shape spoons for new staff members at Art of Tea.

                                        Thanks Steve! (Special thanks to Tools of the Trade for interviewing Steve as well)

                                        Like what you're reading? Share with friends!

                                          You Might Also Like