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Monday Mashup! The Geisha’s Kiss

Good day, tea lovers!

Needing a boost in your tea routine?

Let us help you fall in love again with a brand new tea combo.

This Monday Mashup combines two of our favorite organic Zhi Teas: the romantic Cherry Sencha and feminine Jasmine Green.

Take a deep breath…and get ready. You may never be the same.

To make your lovely cup of iced tea, scoop 1 tsp of Cherry Sencha and 1 tsp of Jasmine Green into your Perfect Tea Maker. Then, pour 6 oz of hot water over the dry leaves. Take a big breath and relax. Steep for 3 minutes. Be sure to breathe in the incredible aromatics of this green tea combination.

While its steeping, find a large cup and fill with ice. When the timer goes off, pour another 6 oz of cold water into the tea maker. Dispense your steeped tea into your cup, over the ice. Stir to chill and combine. Take another deep breath…now sigh. Your iced tea is ready to enjoy.

What other kinds of green tea combinations should we try?

Lemon Blush! Cool down with Zhi

Fun in the sun!

Here in Texas, we know how to beat the heat. Organic iced tea, y’all!

This year, we are loving our new tea, Lemon Blush, in pretty pitchers with plenty of ice.

Our Lemon Blush can be considered a take on a pink lemonade. This new caffeine free herbal tea has tons of zesty lemon myrtle to give it a citrus zing. Then, we blended it with organic hibiscus flower to make a lovely crimson color. It’s slightly sweet on its own, or feel free to embellish with a splash of simple syrup or honey.

This summer, we’d be honored to see #zhitea at your picnics, potlucks, and pool parties. Please tag us in your tweets and Instagram pics! Always organic, always enjoyable over iced. What is your favorite iced Zhi Tea?

Go Green! Choose Gyokuro green tea

Japanese Green Tea Gyokuro Organic

Green!

The color of spring. Have you caught a glimpse of the oncoming season? Here in Texas, we’ve seen hints of winter’s end earlier than most of our tea loving friends across the country.

To celebrate, we’re drinking even more green tea than before. Here, we’d like to invite you to enjoy one with us: Gyokuro.

Gyokuro is a rare green tea from Japan. Not to be confused with sencha, gyokoru has its own harvesting, processing, and steeping methods which yield a distinctly different cup. The name “gyokuro” means “jade dew,” referring to the pale, whispy green color of the infusion.

If you like the grassy notes of sencha, you’ll love gyokuro. Before being harvested, gyokuro tea leaves are shielded from the sun for at least two weeks. This step heightens the naturally occurring photosynthesis of the plant. Here, the levels of both l-theanine and caffeine increases and there’s plenty of reasons to celebrate that effect! Plus, it gives gyokuro a distinct aroma and a slightly sweeter flavor from this covering process too.

Steep this delicate green tea at a lower temperature than most, and for less time. Experiment to find your perfect steep. Get lucky!

 

 

Fall in Love with Tea!

Roses are red, Tea cups are blue, Zhi Tea loves organic tea, and we want you to, too!

With over 100 ultra premium artisan teas to choose from, we’re sure as Cupid’s arrow that there is a tea out there for you and everyone you know.

Looking for a life long love affair? Zhi’s pure, unadulterated artisans are designed for every day enjoyment. Looking to flirt with new flavors? Zhi’s hand blended original signatures are made in small batches and range from fruity to floral.

Don’t know what tea to give? Draw inspiration from Valentine’s trifecta: strawberries, roses, and chocolate.

Zhi’s Vanilla Rose has a sweet malty base that is complimented by creamy vanilla and floral roses. This black tea is great on it’s own as it’s inherently silky and sweet, but go ahead and indulge: a splash of almond milk makes it truly decadent. The same can be said of our sexy Cacao Chai. Spicy, complex, with notes of chocolate and espresso, this blend gives one all the bliss and antioxidants of chocolate, but without any calories or sugar!  Rose teas, of course, are truly romantic. If you’re looking for caffeine free teas for your crush, Zhi’s Saigon Rose is caffeine free and our White Rose only has trace amounts.

This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with the leaf.  Truly. Madly. Steeply.

Haute Tea! Fashionably Celebrate National Hot Tea Month

National Hot Tea MonthHow do you take your tea, my dear?

Black? Green? With sugar or honey?

This January, in the height of winter, we’ll take ours hot, with a sigh, a gluten free macaroon, and a steaming tea cup of decadence.

January is National Hot Tea Month. Last year, Dr. Oolong suggested many great ways to Pause, Reflect, Connect over this tea holiday. This year, the girls at Zhi Tea have their own ideas! Lady GABA and the Ginger Peach want to celebrate “Haute Tea Month.”

All January, we’ll be drinking hot tea, reading fashion magazines and gushing over the gourgeousness found on Tea and Fashion’s tumblr account.

In this elevated state of luxury, one wonders why we ever started to ice this drink at all.  Pinkies up!

The Best Gift Ever! Gift Cards to Zhi Tea

Zhi Tea Gift Card

Let them have some of the fun!

Shopping online at ZhiTea.com is a visual delight. With over one hundred organic teas to choose from, it may be hard to choose what type of tea to give.

This year, let them enjoy the beautiful tea photography. They’ll love reading our detailed tea descriptions and learning about the health benefits of tea, the legends and all the useful steeping instructions. Plus, they’ll get to read user submitted reviews of all the teas as they’re helped by other tea lovers when making their selection.

Plus, giving this gift could not be easier.

Simply visit our gift card web store here. Starting at $50, you can choose other financial sizes of your organic tea gift. Then, they’ll be sent a instant notification of your gesture. You’ll also be able to choose to send it via email or through the mail. Then, once received, they’ll be able to shop online at their leisure.

Give them the world: give Zhi Tea!