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The 1, 2, 3’s of Steeping Teas!

The 1, 2, 3’s of Steeping Teas!

Steeping tea in hot or cold water allows the unique flavors, aromas, and health-promoting compounds to be extracted from the dried leaves and other additions so start with the freshest ingredients possible.

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Tacos... Tea... and Tequila!

Tacos... Tea... and Tequila!

The Paloma is a refreshing and fizzy sweet citrus drink that pairs perfectly with taco night, and despite it playing second fiddle to the margarita here in America, it’s a beverage that is consumed in quantity across our southern border.

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Creating Our 'Cascara Rose' Tea Blend

Creating Our 'Cascara Rose' Tea Blend

What inspires a custom brew of tea?  Where does the process begin?     We work with what they call a Tea Master. Similar to a wine tasting, tea masters engage in the cupping process with various blends of ingredients to sample. The process is much like a winery owner sitting down with the winemaker.  Drinking gourmet tea is an adventure in flavors and we get to pick our ingredients from all over the world, not just where we grow them! Cascara was on the radar of our tea master, and so we began blending Cascara with lots of other ingredients....

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Take a Break For Tea and Cake

Take a Break For Tea and Cake

Looking through recipes and cookbooks I discovered this Earl Grey Lemon Blueberry Cake… when the blueberries and citrus zest are baked they get an aromatic scent that is just like our Russian Earl Grey! 

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Love is a Cup of Tea

Love is a Cup of Tea

Valentine's day is almost here and what better way to say I love you than a gift of Whidbey’s gourmet specialty blend tea? Why not share a cup of our handcrafted tea with your loved ones while enjoying time together over the phone or on video — thanks to modern technology, we can share these precious moments with each other. Even in these difficult times of Covid-19, we are still able to spend some quality time with family and friends, despite not being physically close. Each of our custom blended teas has a unique totem animal representing the “soul” of...

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