Introducing Cherry Allure CRAFTea to enjoy for a limited time

Cherry Allure White Tea SpritzerSpring has officially sprung here at Short and Stout! Bring on the blue skies, blooming flowers, and delicious iced teas. To celebrate the beauty and sanctity of our natural world, we have crafted a commemorative iced CRAFTea inspired by Earth Day (April 22nd).

Cherry Allure is a refreshing drink appealing to both the eyes and the taste buds. Using our Cherry Blossom white tea, we add lemon, cherries, and sparkling water spritz for pizzazz. The result is a sweet, tart, and fizzy treat perfect for savoring outdoors in the spring sunshine.

Why Cherry Blossom? Cherry blossoms are steeped in cultural history and symbolism. The Japanese have long associated this special flower with spring’s arrival and nature’s ephemerality. “Hanami” is a centuries-old springtime custom dedicated to appreciating what cherry blossoms represent—the beauty of impermanence—and many uphold the tradition by feasting and drinking under cherry blossom trees.

We recommend pairing Cherry Allure with an Orange Blossom or Lemon macaron.

Happy Earth Day from Short and Stout! Get outside and enjoy the beauty that is all around you.

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What is Bubble Tea?

Bubble Tea Anatomy

Bubble Tea Anatomy

Some people who come into the shop and ask “What is Bubble Tea, anyway?”  The item on the menu catches their eye because they have heard of it, but never actually seen it. First a little history before I get into the details. Bubble tea is an up and coming drink that is established on the West Coast and some urban areas on the West Coast. Bubble Tea or more traditionally called Boba Tea originates from Taiwan. The boba or bubbles has nothing to do with fizz, but rather tapioca pearls. Wait…What? tapioca in a drink? Exactly and that is what makes Bubble Tea different from any other drink you’ve had before.

The way we describe Bubble Tea is to say it is a melted milkshake which comes in flavors like black tea, green tea, blueberry, almond, honeydew, coconut, mango, pineapple, strawberry, red bean and my favorite taro. So if sweet and creamy fruit flavored melted milkshake isn’t enough, at the bottom of the drink reside tapioca pearls. They taste like soft gummy bears. You drink this drink using an extra wide straw to make sure you get a healthy does of the tea and pearls all at once.

So yes, it is a polarizing drink where people are either addicted to it or they can’t get past the combination of textures. For those that try it are usually rewarded with a new favorite drink.

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