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How is Jasmine Green Tea Scented?

How is Jasmine Green Tea Scented?History: Our China Wuyuan Jasmine and Dragon Pheonix Pearls are two very popular teas that can be found at Tin Roof Teas. What is Jasmine tea you ask and who is it scented? Well Jasmine tea is of course, tea that is scented with the aroma of fresh jasmine blossoms. […]

What is Passionflower & what are it’s medicinal properties?

What is Passionflower & what are it’s medicinal properties? Passionflower (Maypop) is an above ground plant, whose parts are used for medicinal purposes. The herb was originally discovered in 1569, when Spanish explorers came across the plant in Peru, believing that Christ’s passion was giving them approval for their exploration of the country. Hence the […]

5 Tea Discoveries We’re Thankful for this November

5 Tea Discoveries We’re Thankful for this November Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and we’ve got a lot to be thankful for! With that in mind, here’s a list of 5 tea discoveries that we’re thankful for this November: 1. Lapsang Souchong This dark, smoky-flavored tea was discovered by accident when a batch of tea […]

A Heated Debate: Should Tea Be Microwaved?

A Heated Debate: Should Tea Be Microwaved? “I microwave my tea.” These words can turn friends into enemies as fast as pineapple on pizza. Australian Scientist Dr. Quan Vuong started a wave of controversy across social media when he suggested the optimum way to steep tea was using the household microwave. As it turns out, […]

The Origin of Earl Grey Tea

The Origin of Earl Grey Tea: Love it or hate it, Earl Grey is inarguably the grand champion of tea flavors. It’s one of the most commonly consumed varieties of tea in the world. Earl Grey blends come in hundreds of varieties, and it’s been used as inspiration for culinary ventures all around the globe. […]

Drinking Tea in the Company of Cats: Japan’s Cat Cafés

Drinking Tea in the Company of Cats: Japan’s Cat Cafés If you’re a cat owner, the concept of drinking tea with your cat present probably isn’t anything out of the ordinary—but did you know there are people that pay money to drink tea with cats? ‘Cat cafés’ in Japan offer customers the opportunity to enjoy […]

How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

How to Make Bubble Tea at Home: Bubble tea, bubble tea, bubble tea— this desserty drink has become an unstoppable craze, inspiring vendors to pop up all over the east and west coast. Traditionally, bubble tea is sweetened milk tea with tapioca pearls inside. The drink is consumed through a large straw, allowing the pearls […]

What is Marshmallow Root?

What is Marshmallow Root? With cold season comes the ever-increasing demand for cold preventative tea. At Tin Roof, we have a few cold preventative teas, for upper respiratory and sinus (Decongest Decoction), sore throat (5th Chakra), and immune boosters (Superhero Formula). The one herb that ties these teas together is Marshmallow Root. Marshmallow root is […]

Health Benefits of Green Tea Catechins

Health Benefits of Green Tea Catechins: Green tea catechins have been found to improve wellness and longevity. What are the health benefits of green tea polyphenol catechins other than cardiovascular health, improving immune function and reducing the risk of cancer? Well let’s take a look shall we. Over recent years green tea has built up […]

Spooky Halloween Tea Party Tips

Spooky Halloween Tea Party Tips Have you ever entertained the idea of a Halloween tea party? If you’re looking for a creative way to celebrate Halloween this year, we at Tin Roof Teas are ready to give you some spooky inspiration! There’s no better way to get into the spirit of Halloween than by celebrating […]