Tag: rooibos

Tweaking your tea catalog

This month marks our seven-year anniversary, so I thought it might be fun to look back at which teas were the most popular at the beginning compared to our top-selling teas today. After running a comparison from 2006…

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Exploring tea and chocolate at the teahouse

Last week’s Tea and Chocolate Tasting at Essencha couldn’t have come at a better time with the austere, self-disciplined month of January having given way to a more hedonistic February replete with excuses to break new…

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Our customers are our business

Of all the businesses I have been involved in during my long career, retailing is the most fun. What makes retailing fun are the customers. I’ve never met so many fascinating and genuinely nice people…

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A cup a day

Health is something that is very important to me. Each and every day, I strive for optimum health and tea has become quite a big part of that. I began my tea journey about eight years ago and have fallen deeper and deeper in love with tea…

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We steep it pink for breast cancer awareness

At the core of The Tea Spot’s vision is the passionate desire to improve people’s health and longevity by making loose-leaf tea an everyday luxury. Our company commitments statement is encapsulated in the mantra “Modern…

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Will global warming affect the tea industry?

It never ceases to amaze me how much denial exists about global warming. I was listening to the radio the other day and discovered that politicians continue their denial of this critical climate change. It’s shocking on so many levels…

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Bottling tea

When my first partner and I started looking at what we wanted to include in our concept back in early 2004, one of the options was bottling a tea beverage I had developed. We visited two reputable bottling companies in our area…

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Rooibus and other herbal adventures

Awhile ago I wrote about how much we love Rooibos in our shop, California Tea & Coffee Brewery. And we sell a lot of it. I recently spoke by phone with a woman who is as passionate as we are about the redbush…

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A review of The Persimmon Tree’s Peach Apple Crisp tea

Recently I had the pleasure of trying The Persimmon Tree’s Peach Apple Crisp tea, which included a mingling of flavors that I had never experienced before. I love rooibos and have been devoted to it since I first tried it in Amsterdam…

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