Tea of the Month: Mango Tulsi

By March 31, 2014 Cocktails, Mocktails & More, Tea Profiles
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    Tea of the Month Click here to learn more about Mango Tulsi. Iced tea available here.

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      Prepare & Recover

      By March 17, 2014 Gifts, Holidays & Events, Health & Lifestyle, Tea Profiles
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        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.

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          Staff Spotlight

          By March 10, 2014 Art of Tea News, Health & Lifestyle, Our Beliefs
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            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.

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            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.

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            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)

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              By February 24, 2014 Art of Tea News
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                Art of Tea Newsletter

                You may have been noticing some changes around here on artoftea.com. We have recently launched our updated website to create a better experience for the customer and user. Take a look around, and while you’re at it, subscribe to our new and improved newsletters. Trust us, you won’t want to miss these. [To sign up, visit the bottom right side of our homepage.]

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                  Core Values

                  By February 19, 2014 Our Beliefs
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                      Happy Valentine’s Day

                      By February 14, 2014 Gifts, Holidays & Events
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                          Valentine’s Day Pairing

                          By February 12, 2014 Cocktails, Mocktails & More, Gifts, Holidays & Events, Tea Profiles
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                            The week of love is upon us, and people across the globe are getting ready to celebrate. Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, family or pals, this drink is sure to be a hit at any table. And while you’re sipping away, grab a heart cookie or two to really get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.
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                            Want to try this tea? Check it out here!

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                              Book Pairing

                              By February 3, 2014 Health & Lifestyle, Tea Profiles
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                                Who doesn’t like to curl up next to the fire with a good book and a nice cup of tea. To all of you in areas below freezing (or anyone looking for their next read), check out these tea and book pairings from some of our staff here at Art of Tea! Who knows, you may just find that book that gives you your next big idea. Enjoy!

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                                  Reader Survey

                                  By January 28, 2014 Art of Tea News
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                                    We at Art of Tea want to know what YOU the reader are interested in hearing about on our blog. Comment below on this post with any ideas or suggestions for future posts.

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                                    Don’t forget, only a few more days to post your “tea_moments” on twitter and Instagram.

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                                      Pursuing Dreams

                                      By January 20, 2014 Health & Lifestyle, Our Beliefs
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                                        In honor of a man who wasn’t afraid to dream, Art of Tea is asking YOU what your dreams are. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us all that it is never the wrong time to stand up for what you believe in, and go after your dreams, no matter how big or daunting they may seem. Starting off in the new year, many of us made resolutions to make improvements in 2014. How are you sticking to your resolutions? If you feel like you may be dreaming big, but struggling with the execution, grab a cup of hot tea (the January tea of the month, 1896, is a delicious choice), a notebook and make a list of what you want to accomplish. Who knows where your brainstorm will take you. Here’s to making all of our dreams a reality in the new year!
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                                        Don’t forget to tag your #tea_moments on Instagram to show us how you are enjoying National Hot Tea Month!

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