What’s Brewing at Short and Stout Tea in April

Nine Pin Cider Collaboration

Through collaborating with Nine Pin Cider, we are happy to announce another tea infused cider. Earl Grey Black Tea infused cider is currently pouring in their tap room at 929 Broadway, Albany. On Wednesday, April 27th at 6pm we will be sampling this cider and other tea infused cider with a discussion.

Guilderland Library Tea Talk

The culture of tea has evolved since its birth 5000 years ago. This tea talk discusses where tea is going from here on out. Will it be traditional, will it be organic? What is Bubble Tea anyway? Registration is free at http://guilpl.evanced.info/

Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet

Again we are providing a special treat for Mother’s Day. We will be offering a brunch buffet on May 8th with seatings scheduled at 9:30 and 11:00. A large spread of eggs, meat, fruit and pastries as well as juices and a variety of tea will be available. RSVP at the lounge before May 1st, seating is limited and we did fill-up last year.

Teas with Benefits

With the change in weather for the better, now is the time that everyone wants to look and feel better. Green tea is known for its anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, but there are many other functional teas and tisanes.  Fit and Slim, Tulsi Detox, Sleep Tight and Tummy Soother that are designed to create a healthier you.

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Macaron Day Celebrated the weekend of the 19th

French Macaron

We can’t say enough about macarons. So we are offering them for FREE. For every $20 you spend at Short and Stout Tea Lounge on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th you can have a macaron on us. While supplies last.

Thailand Tea Tasting: Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm

Our travels to Thailand earlier this year provided us with an opportunity to procure a variety of unique teas. We will be offering a tasting of oolong, USDA Certified Organic matcha and black tea. Traditional Thai food will be offered. Register at the lounge, Cost $10.

Easter Tea Selection Paired with Macarons

Easter Brunch might never be the same when you bring Short and Stout Tea and macrons. Our monthly tea selection is Golden Yunnan Black Tea, Blue Pomegranate Green Tea and Almond Crisp Fruit Tisane. Pair these with our delectable macrons and you have a new family tradition.

Capital District Garden & Flower Show at HVCC2014-Young-Best-of-Show-Bronze-Award

The Garden & Flower Show is a premier event occurring at the 18th through the 20th of March at HVCC in Troy. There are a variety of activities including 100 vendors, flower design competition, educational and lectures. Top of the line landscapers will transform the melted ice rink into a neighborhood of backyard patios outfitted with gazebos, fountains and flowers, lots of flowers. Matthew will be giving a talk on Herbal Teas from Your Garden on Sunday.

The Next Generation of Tea: Thursday, April 7th at 7pm at Guilderland Public Library

Can’t teach a 5000 year old dog new tricks? I beg to differ. The culture of tea has ever evolved and this tea talk will build on March’s session on tea history and discuss where tea is going. Will it be traditional, will it be organic? What is Bubble Tea anyway? Registration is Free at www.guilpl.org

 

 

 

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Return From our Tea Journey:

Tea Estate Visit

Tea Estate Visit

We have returned from Thailand after visiting several tea estates. It was fantastic trip. We learned so much in such a little time and we have a few ways for you to learn about our Tea Journey.

  1. Short and Stout Tea Web Blog: Although I still have more to publish you can share in our experience while flying through Japan to Thailand. Before we made it to any Tea Estate we found that green tea is such a popular flavor to ice cream, candy, snack food and drinks. For ice cream it seems like green tea has replaced vanilla.
  2. Tea Journey Presentation at Short and Stout: Starting at 5pm on Thursday Feb 4th we will have our presentation. The format will be a casual “drop in” talk including a slide show and Q&A. The event is free. Stop in when you can for a few minutes or stay the whole time.

We are Re-Opened for Sundays:

While we were away Samantha did a fantastic job overseeing the day to day duties of the lounge, but we couldn’t ask her to do it for7 days a week. We had a great response for being open on Sundays in 2015, so we are re-opened on Sundays from 11:30am to 4pm, now through May.

Tea Talk at Guilderland Public Library:

In addition to the Tea Journey Presentation at S&S on 2/4 we are continuing our Tea Talk Series at Guilderland Public Library. Our next talk is January 28th at 7pm the topic is Health Benefits of Tea and Tisanes including brewing methods. Registration is free, please sign up on their calendar.

 

New Products:

Although many of our new loose teas from Thailand won’t be ready for another week, our new teaware is available.IMG_2519 (1)

  1. Yixing Teapots: For those looking for a Gongfu Cha teaware, we now have traditional Yixing Teapots with matching cups. Gongfu Cha is a brewing method preferred by the Chinese where several 30 second steepings occur within a small unglazed clay teapot.
  2. Teapot and Travel Mug Cozies: We have partnered with Fibres of Life which is a fair trade handmade fabric design company from Nepal. We offer beautiful teapot cozies made of felt wool with hand printed designs. They are perfect to keep your teapots warm on these cold mornings (pre-warming your teapots help as well). Also, we have travel mug cozies offered in a knit design.
  3. Glass Tumblers: We are excited to finally offer a glass travel tumbler with infuser. This is perfect for the tea drinker on the go. One side has a screw cap with a quality removable infuser and the other side has a screw cap for pouring or sipping. The glass is tempered to handle boiling water and the silicone gripper insulates the heat with ease.

Tea Quote:

When it comes to tea business, it’s more like family than customers- Tea Estate Owner.

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What’s Brewing at Short and Stout Tea in October

New Teas, Seasonal Favorites and a Load of AccessoriesFruit Fiesta Oolong

Chances are we have have new teas since your last visit and the most recent is Fruit Fiesta Oolong. It is a combination of green tea, black and jasmine pearls with a touch of strawberry. The bouquet is light and fruity as well as the flavor.

All things spiced pumpkin is everywhere. Our pumpkin chai lovers know that the freshly made drinks never go out of season, but we have brought back our pumpkin chai scones and pumpkin spice rooibos.

We have expanded our offering of accessories. There are too many things to name the but the handmade hedgehog tea pot cozies are worth a IMG_9605mention.

October 1st is our 2nd Year Anniversary

We’re in the mood to celebrate in t


he fall because it’s Anniversary Time! This year we are offering 20% off of pastries
, teas and tea accessories on Thursday, October 1st through Saturday, October 3rd. Click on the following link to  receive a coupon.

20% Coupon

Special Activities at the LoungeVegetable Carving

On Saturday, October 17th from 1030 to 1230, one of our talented kitchen helper, Kwan will  be giving a  demonstration and training on Food Carving. This will be an opportunity for
you to learn the skill of decorative
food carving of apples and cucumbers into leaves and tomatoes into roses. Instruction, specialty carving tool, food to carve and a pot of tea will be provided for $20. Please reserve in advance.

We also have new artists displaying their craft on the lounge’s walls. Marty Bannan medium is photography that he focuses on a vibrant orange among slate tones. He passes these pictures through filters to add an interesting perspective. Trish Kocialski uses acrylics with a unique style to produce images of sweeping colorscapes.

Soon To Be Open on Sundays and Closing Early for Holidays in October

Starting October 18th through December 20th we will be open on

Sundays. Our hours will be from 11:30am to 4pm.

For the holidays in October we will be closed at 2pm on October 12th
Columbus Day and 2pm on October 31st Halloween.

Spectacular Party PlannerChildren Tea Party

We are now working with Clarisse an extremely enthusiastic party planner. She wants everyone know that having a children tea party with lots of activities can be affordable at Short and Stout Tea. Our private room is small enough to have an intimate and personal party setting but big enough to have a lot of fun. Inquire at the tea lounge or
ShortAndStoutTea@nullgmail.com

Where We Will Be This Month

We are happy to return back to Goold Apple and Wine Fest on October 10th and 11th. And will be at Niskayuna Craft Fair October 24th.

Tea Quote of the Month

“It is the whole leaf, that will make you fall in love with tea.”
Devin & Rachel

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What’s Brewing at Short and Stout Tea in June

Albany Tea Festival Friday June 5thAlbany Tea Festival

This Friday, June 5th from 5:30 to 9:00 is Albany’s First Tea Festival. Join Short and Stout with many other local tea vendors and educators for an event never seen in the area. Be a part of history and be at Albany Tea Fest.

Honest Weight Food Co-op “Backyard Herbal Teas” Presentation Thursday June 4th

At the Honest Weight Food Co-op in Albany I’ll be doing an educational seminar on Thursday, June 4th from 6:00 to 7:30. The event is free and registration is located here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/backyard-herbal-teas-tickets-17088866259

Colonie Farmer’s Market

Short and Stout is serving their delicious iced teas at the Colonie Crossings Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s from 9am to 1 pm.

 

Old Songs Festival

We are very excited to be a part of a large event called Old Songs Festival at Altamont Fair Grounds. This festival is taking place on June 26th to June 28th and it’s going to be a blast.kickin

 

Introduction of Kickin’ in the Caribbean

With all our iced teas and bubble teas we are adding another CrafTEA: Kickin’ in the Caribbean. The base is our Kickin’ Earl and we add passion fruit and sparkling water which will transport you to a get-away island.

 

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What’s Brewing at Short and Stout Tea for April and May

A Very Special Offering for Mother’s Day

Short and Stout has announced a Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet and Afternoon Tea on Sunday May 10th. We have hosted several birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, baby showers and now it’s time for us to host one ourselves for Mothers. RSVP by May 2nd. Click here for more information https://shortandstouttea.com/?p=1402

 

Spring Edition of Tea Talks Begin in May

Thursday May 14th at 6pm – Growing Tea in Your Backyard

Thursday May 28th at 6pm – Brewing Techniques and Recipes for Summer Drinks

Please call ahead. $3 per person

Blooming Tea

 

Blooming Teas are in Season

This is the season for blooming teas. Our Peach Fairy and Chrysanthemum bloom into beautiful blossoms which make perfect center pieces for your spring tea party. Just add water and enjoy. They can be infused multiple times so your party doesn’t have to stop when the pot is empty. We also carry a full line of glass tea pots if you are in need.

 

Wholesale Partners

Did you know you can find Short and Stout Tea in a many different communities throughout the area? Indian Ladder in Altamont, Café Calabria in Guilderland, Saati Catering in Loudonville, Better Bite in Downtown Albany, Local Flavor Café in Watervliet, Hudson River Coffee House in the Pine Hills of Albany and more to be added to the list. Have you had a matcha green tea doughnut from Cider Belly’s in Albany, yup you guessed it. That’s our tea!

We are always looking for more places to spread the joy of great tea. Let us know if you think your favorite place to go could up their tea offerings.

 

Our OutingsThe Crossings Farmer's Market

We love giving tea talks and we have a few lined up in May. We will be at the VA Hospital in Albany, Women’s League at Italian Community Center, Honest Weight Co-op in Albany and Avila Retirement. Let us know if you would like to have a tea talk at your place or ours.

We are excited to be back to the Colonie Crossings Farmers Market. It starts Saturday May 16th and is every Saturday until September from 9am to 1pm. There is a variety of vendor’s serving up their offerings.

 

Tea Quote

Tea is always a good idea.

-Anonymous

 

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet and Afternoon Tea

 

This Mother’s Day May 10th Short and Stout is offering something special. If you’ve been to one of our special hostings or anniversary party you know how much fun and tasty a Short and Stout Tea Party can be. Well its time to treat your Mom or give a big nudge to you children for this treat. There will be a variety of tea related food including marble tea eggs, Darjeeling roasted potatoes and of course tea infused scones. Mother's Day Tea Party

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What’s Brewing at Short and Stout in February

Macrons Are In!

Mac-RON-s are specialty pastries from France. It is made up of two
meringue

based biscuits with flavored cream or jam in the middle. The biscuits
are soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside.

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Our current selection includes lemon, cranberry, lychee rose, espresso,
dark chocolate, almond, raspberry and pistachio.

Tea Talks Continue in February

We are entering the second month of our winter tea talk session.
Anyone is welcome to come. Please call ahead or stop in the shop to
reserve your seat. $3 fee.
February 10th– What isn’t tea? We will be discussing and tasting
those “teas” that don’t come from the tea plant.
February 24th– Tea Lab – Why fuss with water temperature? We will be
discussing all elements associated with water temperature and how it
relates to tea brewing.

New Teas Added to the Wall

Golden Pu-erh is a perfectly aged black tea that infuses dark, bold,
yet smooth. Gyokuro is an exquisite tea providing a bright jade color
infusion. We have finally selected a perfect blend for all our
friends asking for strawberry black tea. Our answer is Strawberry
Rumba. Black tea has never tasted so luscious.

Short and Stout Activities

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We will be at the Times Union Home
Show outside the Convention Center by the Concourse February 6th
through the 8th.

We are excited to be at The Women’s Expo at Siena College on February
28th and March 1st.

Tea Quote of the Month

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;

if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”

William Ewart Gladstone

At Short and Stout – It’s Time for Tea

1736a Western Av. Albany, NY

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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.

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