Tag Archives: American Tea

American Tea Room’s Lady Grey

I know that I am on a kick of American Tea Room teas the last few days, but I just returned from a conference and got all of these new yummy samples to try.  I can honestly say that I have yet to try one of their teas that I don't like.  They are all so good and the quality of the ingredients is top notch.  So this morning I brewed their Lady Grey tea.  It is a black tea blended with cornflowers and has a citrusy & creamy aroma.  Here is my daily cup of tea picture:

lady grey tea, american tea room

You can try it yourself by clicking here.

American Tea Room’s Midori Sencha

Today I am sipping on American Tea Room's Midori Sencha, appropriately enough in my steep tea cup. Well perhaps not completely so because the cup shows a teabag, but I love it.  This blended tea is a lovely green loose tea flavored with melon and a number of flowers.  It is my first time trying it and I love it. The package mentions it is perfect hot or cold, which I've gotten to experience both this morning as it has taken me a while to finish my first cup 🙂

You can order some today by clicking here.

Daily Cup of Tea – January 21, 2010

In what I hope is a new feature I want to start sharing my daily cup of tea with you in photos.  Today I am drinking an Earl Grey Rooibos from American Tea Room.  It is a delightful red rooibos flavored with bergamot.  It is one of the best Earl Grey teas that I have tried and a wonderful decaf option.  Plus it is organic to boot.

What kind of tea are you drinking today? Click on this link to buy some today.

American Tea Room Oolong Tea Sale

In celebration of the New Year, American Tea Room is offering an Oolong tea sale.  All of their Taiwanese High Mountain Oolongs are 25% off through then end of January.  They are offering four of their varieties at this special price.  Their Bao Zhong Royale Oolong is pictured to the left.  It is described as a tea with a sweet, floral taste perfect for those new to tea.  It is also great for multiple infusions.

Also available in the sale is Dong-Ding Oolong, Oriental Beauty Oolong, and Organic Formosa Plum Oolong tea.  Don't miss out on this chance to try out American Tea Room's Oolong teas at a great price.  Plus receive free shipping on orders over $60.

Teapot Strainers & Tea Infusers

Today I would like to discuss teapot strainers and tea infusers in a bit more depth.  Specifically how they should have some depth to them in order to allow the tea leaves to unfurl, expand and impart all of their goodness to hot water. Let's discuss the different types of loose leaf tea strainers out there.

  • Tea Infuser BallTea Infuser Ball - This type of infuser is good for brewing a single cup of tea.  It keeps the tea leaves contained, but not allow them to expand and unfurl much.  I find them a bit tricky to fill, so that takes some practice. Once you have it mastered though, this is a great way to steep tea.
  • Teapot StrainerTeapot Strainer - We love this option for its versatility.  It can sit inside the rim of our teapot or on the rim of a teacup.  All you have to do is put it in place, fill with tea leaves, and then pour water into it.  The tea leaves have a lot of room to expand and unfurl, plus the mesh is small enough that even rooibos tea is contained.  Cleanup is a breeze too.  Just rinse it out to remove the tea leaves and pop it in the dishwasher.

Whatever type of teapot strainer or tea infuser that you prefer, they are both great ways to enjoy loose leaf tea.  Right now they are 20% off at American Tea Room, along with their teapots, matcha, and accessories.  What is your favorite kind? Let us know in the comments below.

American Tea Room Teapot Sale

Sakura TeapotAmerican Tea Room is offering a sale of 20% off their entire stock of teapots.  This teapot sale does not require a special coupon code and it runs through 12/31/2009.  What a fabulous deal and great timing too.  Order  some teapots for Holiday gift giving or perhaps a new one for yourself.

The cast iron Tetsubin pictured above is beautiful and functional.  Handcrafted with Sakura, or cherry blossoms, it will keep your tea warm longer.  Plus it is a teapot that will last for a long time.

American Tea Room offers many different types of teapots, including stainless steel, porcelain, glass, and cast iron.  They are sure to have  a teapot that fits your style.

They are also running a Sale-a-bration for the rest of December as well.  Receive 10% off 2 of the same item or 20% off 4 of the same item. Plus any order over $50 will receive free shipping.  These special deals do not require a coupon code.  Have fun shopping!

Christmas Teas

I've had a couple of people ask me recently what would be a perfect Christmas tea.  With the Holidays fast approaching, now is the time to be thinking of this.  Just think of those long, cold winter nights, the gifts to wrap and cards that you need to address.  Plus Christmas dinner!  Lots of occasions to have a hot pot of tea to sip. Here are some of my suggestions.

Art of Tea Holiday Berry Green TeaFirst up is Art of Tea's Holiday Berry Green Tea.  It has a base of organic Sencha & pan fired tea leaves and it is paired with strawberries, raspberries, cornflowers, rosehips, pink peppercorn, and safflower.  Most of the ingredients are organic.  This is a very colorful tea.  It is described to have a sweet and slightly spicy finish.

Toasted Nut Brulee OolongTeavana has a whole selection of teas that they recommend for Christmas and the Holidays.  I love their Toasted Nut Brulee Oolong tea.  This blend contains oolong and rooibos tea with apple, pineapple, papaya, cinnamon, chicory root, ginger, coconut, hazelnut, almonds, and cardamom.  Toasting nuts in the oven is such a Christmas tradition, so this tea is the perfect complement.

Masala Chai NoirThe American Tea Room does not list anything as a Christmas tea but you can not go wrong with a classic chai.  A blend of black tea and spices is the perfect pairing to Christmas dinner.  Their Masala Tea Noir is a wonderful blend of black tea leaves with ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and green cardamom.

All of these teas come in either sample sizes or 2 to 4 ounce increments.  Which is a great way to try out any of these Christmas teas.  What is your favorite tea for drinking during the Holidays? Share in the comments below.

American Tea Room Black Friday Deal

American Tea Room Your Ultimate Tea Resource

In our ongoing series of Black Friday deals, today the deal is for American Tea Room.  Starting today (Happy Thanksgiving!) and ending on Tuesday 12/1/2009 you will receive 10% off your order.  This is on top of any other discounts on their sale items.

Use this special discount to try out some new teas.  It is also the perfect opportunity to purchase gifts for your friends and family.  Share your love of tea with them.  It is a thoughtful gift that may grow into them having their own tea cabinet someday.

American Tea Room has a full line of Tea Gifts that are packaged in unique boxes, such as black lacquer bento boxes.  They come with an assortment of teas, each in their own stainless steel tea tin.  Tea Gifts

Relax in the comfort of your own home, sipping a cup of Tangier tea, and get your shopping done.  Miss out on the crowds and take advantage of this Black Friday deal.  Use coupon code BlackFriday to get the 10% off and enjoy free shipping with a $50 order.

How to Make Matcha

Matcha is finely ground green tea leaves.  This powder is whisked into hot water to create a very fine tea drink.  There is a fine art to creating Matcha tea and this helpful video shows just how it is done.

You can purchase some really great Matcha from the American Tea Room.

Le Palais Gourmet is Now American Tea Room

American Tea Room Your Ultimate Tea ResourceLe Palais Gourmet has been a fixture in Beverly Hills for years.  Recently they have undergone a renovation of sorts, changing their name to better reflect their company.  They are now known as American Tea Room.  There were several reasons for the switch, including an easier name for their customers to remember.  It does not signal a change in their really great tea selection though.

Recently I received some tea samples and they are definitely my new favorite source of loose leaf tea.  The three varieties in our tea cabinet are Immortal Green, Tangier, and St. Tropez.

Immortal Green is a green tea blended with peach.  I have always loved the pairing of tea with peach and this is a really delightful one.  The green tea is a very high quality, the leave unfurl nicely in the water, and the tea is wonderful to drink.

Tangier is a very special black tea blend.  It is Ceylon black tea leaves with saffron and and apricot petals.  Very exquisite.  I could drink this tea all day long, either as a hot tea or an iced tea.

I am a big fan of Rooibos tea.  It is naturally caffeine free, so it is perfect to share with my daughter or the times when I do not want to be kept up late.  St. Tropez is a green Rooibos with red currants, blue mallow blossoms, and a hint of wild berries.  It is a nice fruity tea.  I've tried it hot, but think it would also make a really great iced tea.  I highly recommend this one.

American Tea Room is a great choice for loose leaf tea, tea pots, and other tea accessories.  They even have a selection of teas in pyramid shaped tea bags, perfect when you are on the go.  As they change over from Le Palais Gourmet, they are also having a sale on their teas.  Check them out today and buy some for your tea cabinet.