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New Recipes for Old Remedies

If you’ve listened to our show, particularly in the earlier days, you know that there are very specific amounts of time that you ought to be steeping your tea leaves.  Usually, it goes something like this: four minutes for black teas, three for greens, and two to three minutes for white teas.  Careful attention to these recommended times ensures a great tasting cup of tea, and when it comes down to it, it’s all about flavor.  That’s why we drink tea, and presumably, that’s why you drink it too. At four minutes, give or take, the flavors in black tea are rich and bold, and they haven’t yet become bitter or offensive, as tends to happen as they continue to steep.  But if you are drinking for specific purposes related to health, all of those instructions fly out the window. Read more…

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Talking Iced Tea – Part 3: Cold Brewing Methods

It has been an excruciatingly sticky summer, but those of you who have been tuning in to Steeping Around have likely found a bit of relief. Since last week, you all should be able to produce excellent iced tea from the comfort of your kitchen. It may not be so comfortable however; sometimes the last thing we want to do during the summertime is turn on the gas. This week, Manish offers a little relief: three easy and delicious ways to brew iced tea without nearing the stove. 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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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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