What’s Brewing at Short and Stout in January

New Artwork Displayed Starting January 12th

We are happy to announce two new artists donning our walls. Their
display will be up for 2 months.

If you known anyone who would like to display their artwork, have
them contact Matthew at ShortAndStoutTea@nullgmail.com or have them stop
into the shop.

Our Tea Talk Schedule for 2015 is Published!

The following are dates for our Tea Talk. The fee is $3 and each
session typically lasts an hour which includes a tasting of selected
teas. Reservation recommended.

Tuesday, January 13th at 6pm – What is Tea?

Tuesday, February 10th at 6pm – What isn’t Tea?

Tuesday, March 10th at 6pm – Cooking with Tea

Introducing in 2015, “Tea Lab” which are interactive and experimental
sessions on various topics on teas. Reserve your seat for $3.

Monday, January 17th at 10am – What are Breakfast Blends and how are
they different?

Tuesday, February 24th at 6pm – Why fuss with water temperature?

Tuesday, March 24th at 6pm – Different styles of infusers: Do they
affect the taste of tea?

January is Hot Tea Month

We are celebrating Hot Tea Month with discounted

pots of tea served in house.

Two Cup Pot for Two Bucks

Four Cup Pot for Four Bucks

Additional fee will be applied for Rare and Master Blends.

Short and Stout Activities

We will be at the Spinning Room in Altamont on Sunday the 11th at 2pm
for an Annual Downton Abbey Event. We will be doing a Tea Talk and
Tasting.

Looking for answers regarding love in the New Year? Angela Kaufman
your 21st Century Relationship Psychic will be doing private
Intuitive Attraction Readings at Short and Stout on Saturday 1/17
from 10:00 to 12:00. Contact her at trionfi78@nullgmail.com or
513-622-9178

Short and Stout Tea Blog

Our newest blog entry is “Four Teas That Aren’t Teas At All”. You can
find this and all our articles at www.ShortAndStoutTea.com/blog – http://www.ShortAndStoutTea.com/blog .

New Year’s Resolution

My New Year’s Resolution is going to be to get this newsletter out by
the 5th of every month. Email me at ShortAndStoutTea@nullgmail.com to sign and and find out how I do.

At Short and Stout – It’s Time for Tea

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4 Teas That Are Not Teas At All

Relaxing chamomile tea, healthy herbal teas, refreshing hibiscus-based fruit teas and caffeine free rooibos or “Red Tea” are all very popular. The trouble is that none of these contain the tea plant. So why do we call them teas? The beverage “tea” has become generalized for a drink made by steeping anything in hot water. Technically, if what you’re steeping isn’t from the tea plant, it is a tisane.

1. Herbal Tisanes

Herbal Tisanes are very popular because they are functional. Many of these tisanes are ayurvedics (a-your-vay-dics) which is the name for the Indian system of medicine. There is no denying the effects of many plant-based tisanes and the affect on the body. Most people have experienced the effects of ginger to sooth their stomach or feel calming effects of chamomile tea. Some examples of herbal tisanes we carry at Short and Stout include Chamomile Citrus, Tummy Soother, Cold Chaser, Sleep Tight and Fit and Slim.

2. Fruit Tisanes

Fruit Tisanes are especially popular. Most have a hibiscus base which is tart. They can be enjoyed hot and also make great iced teas. Strawberry Festival, Blueberry Jubilee, Orange Pineapple Punch and Black and Blue (all the berries you can imagine) are some favorites at Short and Stout. Add a little bit of sugar and the flavor is as bold as a juice. Children of all ages love them.

3. Rooibos

Rooibos (roy-boss) also known as Red Tea is from a bush in South Africa that is well-regarded as a black tea alternative because of its robust flavor and its natural caffeine free quality. These make great desert drinks with flavors like Choco Mint Fantasy, Caramel Mystique and Vanilla Cream. We also have fruit flavors including Wild Blueberry and Orange Creamsicle.

4. Yerba Mate

The odd ball of all these caffeine free tisanes is Yerba Mate from Argentina. Yerba Mate is made either as green or roasted, but either way it has as much caffeine as coffee. Recently it has made its way as an ingredient into many energy drinks. Roasted Yerba Mate takes flavoring very well. Our Carnival Caramel and Hazelnut Mocha provide a strong bodied cup with great flavor. Yerba Mate is also in our Java Junction black tea. This tea actually has whole coffee beans, so it makes a great transition tea for those making the switch from coffee to tea.

Tea is only half of what’s available at Short and Stout. If you haven’t tried Fruit, Herbal, Rooibos or Yerba Mate tisanes you are missing another world just as rich as tea. Read more about tea at ShortAndStoutTea.com/blog.

At Short and Stout…It’s Time for Tea…and Tisanes!

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