Wednesday, March 13, 2012
There’s nothing worse than receiving a Teavana order in the mail and realizing you’ve forgotten to order that one item needed to make a perfect cup of tea. Let us help you build the perfect tea pantry filled with favorites that you can use again and again.
We’ve made a list of tea pantry essentials to get you started:
Most tea lovers like to have several types of tea on hand. If you’re new to tea, you might find that you like a stronger tea in the morning, an energizing tea in the afternoon and a more delicate tea at night. You might drink, for example, black tea in the morning, green or maté tea in the afternoon, and white or herbal tea at night.
Whatever your preference, when building your tea pantry, make a list of the different types of tea you enjoy and shop accordingly.
Once you have your tea, it’s important to store it properly. Teavana storage tins will shield your tea from light, air and moisture, keeping your tea fresh for up to a year.
If you drink citrus tea, it’s important to keep your tea in a tin specifically designed for citrus tea. The citric acid will damage the interior of a regular tea tin.
If you like to sweeten your tea, you should always have some high-quality honey and German rock sugar on hand. Both sweeteners will enhance the natural flavor of the tea.
Brewing loose leaf tea at the perfect temperature is a must. That’s why it’s important to have a thermometer. This thermometer with built-in timer is the perfect all-in-one device. It even clips to the side of your cup!
If you don’t want to bother with a tea thermometer, then consider investing in an electric tea kettle or other tea appliances that will take the guesswork out of heating water for tea.
Other must-have accessories include the Teavana PerfecTea Maker, the Perfect Tea Spoon, the Perfect Preset Timer and a strainer like the Cool Touch Tea Strainer.