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The History of Adding Milk to Tea

The History of Adding Milk to Tea It is speculative whether or not the English were the first to add milk to their tea. It’s believed that they were not, but rather following suit to a previous destinations fashion to do so. Tea arrived in Briton in 1660, however in 1655, a Dutch traveler by […]

Which Herbs Benefit Pregnant Women & Why?

Which Herbs Benefit Pregnant Women & Why? Whenever it comes to the topic of pregnancy, we have a lot of women that come into Tin Roof Teas in need of single origin herbs, and herbal blends to help out with specific needs depending on which trimester they are in. One of our newest organic blend […]

Flavored Honeys: Sweeten Your Relationship with Honey

Flavored Honeys: Sweeten Your Relationship with Honey – Sweeteners have the potential to completely change the flavor profile of any drink or dish. Honey, particularly raw honey, is a popular sweetener because of its nutritional benefits and great taste. Honey has its own great flavor, but at Tin Roof Teas we’ve taken it upon ourselves […]

Turmeric: The Miracle Root

Turmeric: The Miracle Root – One of our latest up and coming blends in the shop revolve around Turmeric. Why? Turmeric supports healthy joint mobility, and whenever combined with ginger and black pepper (piperine) it is a true elixir for joint health (arthritis). What is turmeric? Turmeric is a tropical perennial plant that is found […]

Black Tea Leaf Grades & What They Mean?

Black Tea Leaf Grades & What They Mean? In America we enjoy our caffeine, and lots of it. Our most popular section within the tea shop centers around our Black tea portion of the wall. Depending on your palate, and level of caffeine that you wish to consume, we have just about anything. Breakfast teas, […]

5 Teas for People Who Don’t Normally Like Tea

5 Teas for People Who Don’t Normally Like Tea – Tea lovers like ourselves have a hard time imagining how anyone could shrink away at the thought of a sinfully smooth, perfectly steeped cup of tea, but tea doesn’t agree with everyone. We all have that friend that turns their nose up at tea-based beverages […]

The Tin Roof Guide to Tea Jargon

The Tin Roof Guide to Tea Jargon – “Jargon” refers to certain words or expressions that are generally only understood by a small group with a specialized interest. Because the world of tea is so varied and complex, tea hobbyists have a tendency to rely on jargon when discussing tea. This can be a bit […]

How to Make Pitcher-Perfect Iced Tea

How to Make Pitcher-Perfect Iced Tea – High temperatures and punishing hours of sunlight don’t pair well with hot beverages. What are we tea-lovers to do? Drink our tea iced, of course! Preparing an iced tea is deceptively simple. Whether you’re new to the process or just in need of a few pointers, Tin Roof […]

Guayusa v/s Yerba Mate?

Guayusa v/s Yerba Mate? What is guayusa (pronounced gwy-yoo-suh), also known as “Night Watchman’s Tea”? It’s a member of the holly family, and it’s Equador’s version of yerba mat’e, providing a similar caffeine jolt that you would find in Yerba, but without the pronounced bitterness found in yerba. Guayusa has a very mild flavor, similar […]