Adventures in Tea

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Ancona’s Market introduces Ridgefield’s own Sea of Tea™ premium loose leaf teas

Beginning today, Ridgefielders can find a selection of Sea of Tea’s premium tea blends at Ancona’s Market. Choose from Stir It Up Vanilla Black Tea; Blue Brew Blueberry Green Tea; or Peace, Love, & Happiness Rooibos Mint Tea.

“We are thrilled to have our product carried in such a long-standing Ridgefield institution as Ancona’s,” says Stephen Galistinos, owner of Sea of Tea™. “We hope to emulate their spirit of community as we continue to grow our own local business.”

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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Herbal Cows

Stowe, VT—A dairy farmer stopped by our booth to sniff out our herbal blends. Apparently, he had been experimenting with feeding various herbs to his herd and found the herbs even had benefits to cows, such as increased milk production and better-tasting dairy products. Who knew?

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

American ingenuity lost in translation

Hildene, VT—Two lovely British-American sisters shared this priceless story at our show in Hildene, Vermont. We hope you find it as amusing.

It is widely known that an American tea merchant was the first to accidentally invent the idea of the tea bag. When sending samples of his tea to prospective clients, he would put a small sample in a small pouch. He later found that his clients never opened the bags and were brewing tea right in the pouch, thus voilà, the tea bag. However, the tea bag never gained international popularity and was viewed as yet another American phenomenon.

Getting back to our story, when our lovely sisters from Hildene moved to the states about forty years ago, they thought their dear mother in England would enjoy the convenience of the tea bag and thus sent a box of bagged tea over to her for her enjoyment. When they didn’t hear from her, they asked if she had received the packaged. “Why, yes,” she replied, “but I don’t understand these Americans’ need for excessive cleanliness around the tea. Do you know how long it took me to open and empty all of those tiny packets of tea?”

Thank you for sharing.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

A great sunny day at the Milford Oyster Festival

Thank you to all who came out to the Milford Oyster Festival on Saturday, August 18. We enjoyed meeting everyone who stopped by our booth. We hope you are enjoying your tea!!

Look for us next in Nyack, New York, for FallFest on September 9.

Sept 14 – 16, at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, New York.

We will also be appearing at Hildene, Vermont, September 28 – 30, and Stowe, Vermont, October 5 – 6.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sea of Tea™ now sold at Parker East Dry Goods in Ridgefield

Parker East Dry Goods, a fashionable women’s boutique on Main Street in Ridgefield, begins carrying Sea of Tea™, a new line of premium loose-leaf herbal, black, and green tea blends.

“Parker East is well-known for being ahead of fashion trends, and we consider it the greatest compliment that they are the first to carry our premium line of loose-leaf teas,” says Stephen Galistinos, owner Sea of Tea™.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Update from the World Tea Expo 2007

We have just returned from the World Tea Expo 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia, and can’t wait to share what we experienced. We learned about the role tea has played in history dating back 2000 years in Indian, Chinese, and Japanese cultures. Classes in food pairings with tea have inspired us to post even more recipes using Sea of Tea’s fresh herbal teas.

We also learned more about the health benefits of Rooibos tea; we will share more thoughts and research on the topic with you. Look for these and more topics and share your thoughts with us on other topics you would like to see.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Jasmine flower rice

Jasmine Flower Rice

Jasmine Green Tea

  1. 2 c. water
  2. 1 c. basmati rice
  3. 2 tbsp. Sea of Tea™ Jasmine Green Tea
  4. 1 tbsp. butter
  5. Pinch of salt

Bring water, salt, tea, and butter to a boil. Remove from heat and add rice. Serves 4.

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