<![CDATA[Blog]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/ Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:45:16 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Need an Exciting Change? Try Coconut Tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Need-an-Exciting-Change-Try-Coconut-Tea/  

Some tea drinkers are adventurous; they go out of their way to try something new every time they order. However, the vast majority tend to stick to one variety. They may venture away occasionally and try something slightly different, but they quickly return to what they are comfortable with. If this sounds like you, then you are probably also feeling that it is time you lived on the edge a little and tried a flavor completely different than what you are used to. Of course, the biggest challenge is deciding which one of the many tempting flavors we have here at Zhi Tea you should try. We have two words for you; coconut tea!

Why Coconut Tea?

You may be wondering why you should try coconut tea as opposed to the countless other flavors. If record high temperatures don’t tempt your taste buds for something tropical, then there are actually other reasons as well.

This popular new flavor is not just delicious, it is healthy. Why buy a tea with artificial flavor, sugar and syrup when you can enjoy a phenomenal cup of organic tea that offers the same great benefits as other varieties?

This evocative black tea is good for your heart, and actually helps to protect your teeth and bones because it contains a specific class of polyphenols.

Think of the tea cocktails you can make with it! You can chill it and add fresh fruit for a punch or even add it to your banana smoothie in the blender. This is a versatile tea you will want to make a permanent flavor in your collection.



Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:24:01 +0000
<![CDATA[Choose from a range of exciting tea gifts for those who appreciate fine tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Choose-from-a-range-of-exciting-tea-gifts-for-those-who-appreciate-fine-tea/  

Buying gifts for people isn't always easy, as many of us have come to realise over the years. However, if you know someone who appreciates fine tea, then your task just got a lot simpler! You will find some wonderful tea gifts available on the market these days, with all sorts of delights designed to tantalize the taste buds of tea lovers.

Enjoy the Zhi Tea range of delightful tea gifts

At Zhi Tea you will find a variety of delightful tea gifts that have been designed to not only look great in terms of presentation but also to delight anyone who loves their tea. You can treat someone special to the chance to try out new and unique teas, kit out their kitchen with some great tea ware, or even present them with a beautiful gifts basket packed with wonderful tea related goodies.


Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:39:07 +0000
<![CDATA[Enjoy superb quality oolong green tea]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Enjoy-superb-quality-oolong-green-tea/  

Anyone who enjoys the taste of oolong tea will find a wide range of these teas to choose from these days, including the refreshing flavor and unique taste of oolong green tea. Of course, when you buy this sort of tea you want something that boasts great taste and quality so that you can reap the benefits of both the great taste and the health benefits that this tea can offer.

Get high quality oolong green tea from Zhi Tea

At Zhi Tea you will be able to make the most of your oolong green tea experience by enjoying superior quality at a great price. Our oolong teas are organically grown and handpicked to ensure excellent quality but they are also priced affordably so that more people can enjoy experiencing the fine taste of these teas. You can even order your tea with ease online and get it delivered quickly and conveniently to your door. 

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:18:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Buy fine tea wholesale with minimal hassle]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Buy-fine-tea-wholesale-with-minimal-hassle/  

If you are looking to buy fine tea wholesale, you can get some great prices and a wide choice of teas these days. Many industries are looking to buy tea wholesale to sell or provide to their customers and looking for a great deal and minimal hassle when buying your tea is important. This can help to make the process far quicker and help to ensure that you get a quality product at the right price.

Buy tea wholesale from Zhi Tea

If you want to buy tea wholesale with minimal hassle, enjoy competitive pricing, and ensure that you get high quality, organically grown, fine tea, you will find that Zhi Tea is just the place for you. Here, you can choose from a variety of exquisite teas that are designed to treat the palate whilst also benefitting from competitive pricing that will enable you to stay within budget.

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:40:39 +0000
<![CDATA[Give tea gifts to the tea lover in your life]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Give-tea-gifts-to-the-tea-lover-in-your-life/  

We all know someone who loves to try different kinds of teas or enjoys a particular type of refreshing tea, such as green tea or oolong tea. For these people, who want something more than just a regular teabag for their much loved cup of tea, buying tea gifts can be the ideal solution when a special occasion comes around. There are many different tea gifts that you can choose from, so there is something to suit every tea lover.

Choose from a range of tea gifts from Zhi Tea

At Zhi Tea you can choose from a range of different tea gifts to suit all sorts of tastes and preferences when it comes to tea. Not only can you choose from a variety of tea club gifts that will enable the recipient of your gift to enjoy the delivery of delicious teas to their door each month, but you also get to choose from gifts such as tea gift baskets or high quality teaware that will go down a real treat with any lover of fine teas. 

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:09:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Is it hard to brew Oolong Loose Tea?]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/Is-it-hard-to-brew-oolong-loose-tea/  

Oolong loose tea is as easy to brew as any other type of loose tea.  You should use filtered water for your tea and make sure that the water reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit.  Do not over boil the water because a higher temperature could burn the leaves and ruin the flavor of the tea.  You then add two teaspoons of tea to six ounces of water and let rest for three minutes.  Instead of increasing steeping time, you should use more leaves if you want stronger tea.

I made some Oolong Loose Tea but it was very weak

Many people think that if you want stronger tea, you should let it steep longer.  This is not the truth.  You should simply add more leaves to get a stronger flavor.  If your tea was weak, you may have used too much water or the water may have been too cool.  You could also be using the wrong type of measurement.  Tea should be measured in heaping teaspoons, not level. 

Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:14:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Do you offer Gift Baskets for Tea Newbies?]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/do-you-offer-gift-baskets-for-tea-newbies/  

We have several different gift baskets, for tea newbies and veterans.  No matter how long you have been enjoying the flavors offered by tea, we can help you find the perfect basket for any occasion.  If you have any questions, or want to order a custom basket, which contains your favorite blends and teas, please call us at 888-944-4832.  One of our customer service agents will be happy to help you create the perfect gift for any occasion.

What are the Options for Gift Baskets with Tea?

We currently offer several different options for gift baskets with tea.  You can choose from a monthly tea club subscription, where you friend, or yourself, would receive a monthly order of our organic tea.  You can choose from herbal, white, black, green, exotic or oolong.  The other option is to choose a one-time gift basket that offers the teas you choose and the accessories to brew the perfect cup.

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 20:02:52 +0000
<![CDATA[Buy oolong tea at low prices]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/buy-oolong-tea-at-low-prices/  

These days, many people are enjoying the experience of oolong tea. They not only enjoy its refreshing taste, but also want to benefit from the valuable antioxidants that it can provide. Of course, most people cannot afford to spend a fortune on trying new teas. When you buy oolong tea from Zhi Tea, however, you not only benefit from superb quality products, but also very competitive prices. This makes sampling oolong tea and other teas far more affordable.


Enjoy great quality when you buy oolong tea from Zhi


On top of getting great prices, you will also enjoy exceptional quality when you buy oolong tea from Zhi. You can choose from a great variety of oolong teas - all of which offer great taste, excellent quality, and a truly refreshing experience. These delicious teas are organically grown and come in a range of fantastic flavors to suit all tastes, such as Ginger Peach and Ginseng.

Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:42:15 +0000
<![CDATA[Enjoy giving someone special one of a range of tea gifts]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/enjoy-giving-someone-special-one-of-a-range-of-tea-gifts/  

Buying gifts for your loved ones can sometimes be difficult, especially if the person you are buying for already has everything that they need within your price range. However, if the person you are buying for is a lover of gourmet teas then a great gift idea is one of the range of beautiful tea gifts that you can get these days. These gifts are perfect for anyone who loves their cup of tea and is ideal for those who love refined teas and who would be open to trying new, unique teas.


Choose tea gifts to fit in with your budget


When you choose one of the range of stunning tea gifts from Zhi Tea, you will be able to enjoy great choice, some fabulous gifts that the recipient will be delighted to receive, and affordable prices so that you can stay within your budget. Some of the specialist gifts available for tea lovers include a choice of stunning custom or pre-made tea gift baskets or tea club memberships that will enable the recipient to receive monthly deliveries of some truly refined, delicious and refreshing teas.

Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:48:07 +0000
<![CDATA[E.A.S.T Studio Tour 2010]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/EAST_2010/ E.A.S.T Austin 2010

EAST is here again....come visit Zhi on 13th - 21st October, 2010!

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:00:02 +0000
<![CDATA[Tea and Chocolate Pairing]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/tea-and-chocolate/ Blissed Out ChocolatesZhi Tea will be pairing up with Austin's own Blissed Out Chocolates for an afternoon of tea and chocolate pairing. This class (or a version thereof) was the most highly attended and rated class at the World Tea Expo. I was there and it was amazing so I decided to do a version of it here at the Zhi Tea Gallery.

Of all the chocolate companies in Austin, I decided on Blissed Out. Erika, who runs the company has similar values as we do; quality, sustainability, beauty, and a strong grass-roots local focus. And, of course, her chocolates are amazing.

So we decided to do a pairing class of 5 of our teas with 5 of her chocolates. This will be a fun, tasty, and totally interactive class.

Cost is $15 and includes all your teas and chocolates. Admission also entitles you to discounts on tea and chocolate gifts for the Holidays if you so choose.

Seating is very limited, so don't wait!

Blissed Out Chocolate is local Austin company dedicated to brining the purest, most bliss inducing dark chocolate to the world. We specialize in organic gourmet gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, raw chocolates. Raw cacao, the main ingredient in all Blissed Out chocolates is one of the world's most nutrient dense foods. Vast arrays of these nutrients are destroyed during the conventional chocolate making process. They hand craft each small batch in such a way that ensures the 300+ enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals remain intact.

Fri, 04 Dec 2009 23:57:59 +0000
<![CDATA[Zhi Tea Events 2009]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/zhi-tea-events-2009/ It has been a very successful year for Zhi regarding Events in the Austin, TX area.....

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 21:03:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Austin Tea Festival]]> http://www.zhitea.com/blog/austin-tea-festival/ Zhi Tea StorefrontWe are excited to be hosting the Second Annual Edible Austin Tea Festival right here on the grounds of the Zhi Tea Gallery in East Austin SATURDAY 5th December from 10a-2p.

We will be joined by eight other local tea purveyors; Barefoot Botanicals, Jade Leaves, Sesa, Steeping Room, Sweet Leaf, Tea Embassy, Texas Medicinals, and Buddah's Brew Kambucha. We will all be sampling our lovely varieties of fresh teas and herbal tisanes.

Also on hand will be Jesse Bloom, chef extraordinaire of Ecstatic Cuisine. Jesse will be serving an Indian themed hot lunch with help from the young folks at Urban Roots. It is sure to be amazing as all of his creations are; using local, fresh ingredients. All proceeds from the lunch will go to Urban Roots.

10% of all sales at the Zhi Tea Gallery will to to Urban Roots.

Last year the event was attended by over 400, including a substantial influx of cyclists who were en route in the Urban Farm Bicycle Tour. Both of the above mentioned events are part of a huge week-long series of events known as Eat Local Week.

The Third Annual Eat Local Week is an invitation to Central Texans to explore and celebrate the abundance of local food and to raise money for Urban Roots, a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and to increase the access of healthy food in Austin. 15 farm interns, ages 14-17, are hired to work from February to July, growing more than 22,000 lbs of produce every year—donating 40% of that to hunger relief and selling 60% at farmers' markets and farm stands run by the farm interns.

Edible Austin Eat Local Week will kick off on December 5 at the Austin Farmers’ Market with the City of Austin’s proclamation and with support from GO TEXAN and other Central Texas communities.

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:26:02 +0000