All posts tagged brew

Mmmmm… Maya Tea Mead!

The first time I tried mead was in Flagstaff, a little college town tucked into the pines at the base of Arizona’s tallest mountain.  I was on vacation, visiting one of my closest girlfriends and her husband.  One early afternoon, Tony (the husband) handed me a glass of what looked like liquor.  I gave him my most incredulous look and pointed at the high-reaching hands of the clock.  “You’re on vacation!” he argued.  I shook my head.  “Maybe if it was a beer,” I said, “but you can’t start me off this early with liquor.  I’ll never make it through the day.”  He pushed the glass under my nose—“It’s mead, not liquor.  I made it.  Myself.”  Oh, hell—I thought.  He made it.  I was obligated. Read more…

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Talking Iced Tea – Part 2

Last week on Steeping Around, your host recounted the short but colorful history of iced tea and made honorary mention of some of the delicious variations that have become popular in different cultures and regions. Among these were the infamous Southern Sweet Tea, the rich and creamy Thai Iced Tea, and the increasingly available gourmet blends at coffee shops. On behalf of the Maya Tea company, I would like to apologize for leaving your mouth watering. Read more…

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Talking Iced Tea – Part 1

In sweltering Tucson, where the Maya clan has planted their stakes, we are feeling every excruciating second of summer. The average high temperature during the past week was a staggering 106°, and amidst sweaty brows and steaming asphalt we don’t even want to talk about hot tea anymore.

And so Manish doesn’t—in episode four of “Steeping Around,” he turns his attention to iced tea, introducing the first of a frosty four part series. We’re keeping the temperatures a little cooler over the next few episodes, examining every aspect of iced tea: its history, varieties, brewing, serving, and spicing. Read more…

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How to Make a Great Cup of Tea – The Sequel

It is not uncommon for a member of Maya Tea to be dubbed a “tea snob.” While the phrase, in its inclusion of the word snob, carries a negative connotation, it is not a label that we shy away from. Being a tea snob means that we understand the qualities and characteristics of a good cup of tea, and that we strive to ensure that every cup we enjoy embodies those things. Read more…

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