What’s Brewing at Short and Stout in November

Additions to our Tea Selection
Pumpkin Spice Rooibos is new to our line up and its addition is perfect timing for the season. Rooibos is caffeine free and aids in digestion, perfect when partaking in too much during a festive meal.

Coconut Lover Black tea recipe has finally been nailed down for all the coconut fans out there.

We are also excited to have Raspberry Green Tea. This tea has a nice raspberry flavor and the hibiscus gives a little tart kick.

Beat the Crowd and Shop Early
Our full line of tea accessories are stocked up which include Bodum Tea Presses, Tea Pot Jewelry, Children’s Tea Sets and Mug Cozies. Our Travel Cup Tea Presses are prefect for college students and tea drinkers on the go.

Sweeten the Deal
We have a variety of ways for you to add some sweets into your favorite teas. We offer local raw honey from two bee keepers. One is blended honey with cinnamon. It is a must try.

We also offer Amber Rock Sugar that like honey adds a smooth sweetness, but without the honey flavor. If you are looking for flavor in your sweetener our Hail Sugar comes in Toffee Caramel and Vanilla Cream. Hail Sugar is a lot like Amber Rock Sugar but is porous so it dissolves quickly.

Our Tea Talks Continue
This month the tea talk topic will be “It’s Actually Easy Being Green”. It will be offered Wednesday, November 19th at 6pmWe will be talking and tasting everything Green Tea. Samples will include the likes of Sencha, Dragonwell, Organic Gunpowder, Matcha, Uji Genmichia and a few flavored teas. There is a nominal charge of $3 to reserve your seat.

We also have the honor of doing a tea talk and tasking at the VA Hospital on Holland Avenue on November 25th at noon.

Shopportunities
We will be at the Desmond for the Pride of New York Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th. We will be at Christian Brothers Academy Saturday
the 22nd. We will be at Mohonasen Orchestra Craft Fair at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam on Saturday the 29th.

Think of us on Small Business Saturday following Black Friday. This is a national movement in an effort to increase awareness by supporting local businesses. American Express gives statement credit to those who shop at approved businesses.   Click Here for more information.

Quote of the Month
“I maintain that one strong cup of tea is better than twenty weak ones.”
-George Orwell

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Tea Focus: Orange Spice White Tea

orange spice white teaNow that the cold weather is settling in our Orange Spice White Tea has been a favorite for people settling into our cozy chairs in our lounge.  This delicious tea is a blend of white tea, orange peel, cinnamon, almond, apple, and rose petal.  White tea is essentially unprocessed as the leaves are simply plucked, withered dry and sent to the market for sale.  It is known for its delicate flavor, low level of caffeine and higher level of antioxidants.  Studies have shown that white tea may help to build your immune system, making it a perfect choice during this time of year when colds and other illnesses run rampant!  The nut, fruit, and spice flavors blend together to create a memorable tea experience, perfect to enjoy during the chill of November.

While you’re visiting us, be sure to pick up some Orange Spice to take home with you and share with friends and family!  To brew a perfect cup, we recommend that you use 1.5 teaspoons of tea leaves for an 8 ounce cup.  Steep the tea for 3-5 minutes in 175-180 °F water.  If you like stronger cup of tea, add more tea leaves or steep longer. Relax and enjoy!  If you have any questions about how to brew your tea at home, our friendly staff is always happy to answer any of your questions.  We also carry a variety of tea accessories to help you brew the perfect cup at home.  If Orange Spice isn’t “your cup of tea,” we’d love to make some recommendations based on your taste and preferences.

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