Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It's off to the Convention

Excited, flying to Vegas tomorrow for the World Tea Expo.  Sipping 3 year old Pu-erh from Ying Kee Tea House in Hong Kong.  Yum... reading that pouring the first pour off of teas reduces the caffeine, funny all Ying Kee's teas state to pour off to clean leaves before steeping.  Big Memorial weekend, ice tea and bubble teas were the big hits.  Looking forward to tea at the 4 Seasons in Vegas, low baller.

Ron W
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The tea thats not a tea with bubbles

Hello tea lovers,

As the summer approaches, the new beverage craze has to be bubble tea.  Discovered in Taiwan, this drink sensation has sugar, milk, tea or flavoring and fun to chew tapioca pearls that are all sipped thru a fat straw.  Most popular flavors are watermelon, cantaloupe, chai and mango. They also have bursting pearls with spritz of orange, strawberry or mango.  Asian restaurants are serving this beverage as an aperitif after the meal, and it can be served hot or cold.  Try it when you come across it, or better yet let your children try it.

Ron W.
Tea with Wheatley
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

As Spring continues, Summer on the way

Hello again, fellow tea enthusiasts.  Ice tea is the word of the day, besides the favorite Sweet tea, note most hot teas can be chilled and drunk as ice tea.  Local favorite Unsweetened White, Ginger, Orange, Peach.  Also, Bubble tea has arrived to the mid west. Already popular on the east and west coasts, this Asian phenomena of flavored, sweet, and often times milk based beverage with tapioca pearls has a great following of drinkers.  Also, saw Kombucha tea in our local Sentry market.  Looking forward to the Tea convention.  Something to ponder trying to book a flight, why when oil goes up the airfares increase, but when it drops they don't go down? Business has been slow as most consumers wait on the side line to see where our economy is headed.  Support your local businesses!

Ron W
Tea with Wheatley
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