We’ve created a cool gift from our Manly tea list.Â
Perfect for Father’s Day or anytime you need a classy, personal gift for Dad.
Elegant Wooden gift box includes 6 tins filled with 6 teas from the Manly ListÂ –
1.Â Â Â Â Lapsong Souchong â€“ This black tea has a smoky campfire-like flavor from the dryingÂ Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â process.Â Â Think single malt scotch or a fine cigar
2.Â Â Â Â Gen Mai Cha â€“ a Japanese blend of green tea with toasted rice kernels.Â It has a great full
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â body and served as a coffee substitute for me while living in Japan
3.Â Â Â Â Kukicha Toasted â€“ made from the stalks of tea plant, is nearly caffeine free but rich like
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â coffee. It has a strong, sweet, slightly chocolate-like flavor.
4.Â Â Â Â Gunpowder â€“ A great way to try a straight green tea, named for its tightly rolled leaf.Â Plus
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â what manly man wouldnâ€™t like something with the word â€œgunâ€ in it!
5.Â Â Â Â Tiramasu Marscapone â€“ Ok, I know this does not sound manly but this Rooibos makes a
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â great finish after a meal, it has no calories, caffeine and wonâ€™t add to your waistline
6.Â Â Â Â China Breakfast â€“ No milk or sugar needed in the great blend of Chinese black teas.Â A great
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â morning cup!Â Organic and Fair Trade
It’s that timeÂ again, when Bret and I are headed to theÂ biggest tea eventÂ Â of the year – The World Tea Expo! This trade show is the premier business-to-business event with a focus on specialty tea. For three days, we get to explore new trends, find out how we can optimize and expand our product line, network with others in the industry and of course……sample lots of wonderful teas.
Aside from the commercial aspect, the Tea Expo offers an educational conference whith seminars, panel discussions and workshops. This year alone, there will be 55 individual sessions.
- Â You can participate in focused tea tastings and learn about regional differences in flavor and aroma. There’ll be teasÂ Â Â Â Â Â fromÂ China, Africa, Japan, Taiwan – and even Hawaii!
- The lectures provide information on the latest research on tea and health, decaffination processes, how to source quality teas and herbals, and how to put together a successful tea tasting.Â
- Workshops are hands-on and participants can learn everything from tea blending techniques to Â how tea can be paired with food and desserts or used as a ingredient in cooking.
You can be sure that we are signed up for several of these sessions and will return with new product, new ideas and new information on all things tea related.
If you don’t want to wait until we get back, you can accompany us on our adventures by checking our blog where we will post updates and photos daily.
See you soon!
Kerstin and Bret