How to drink tea like a man

Tea: hot, hearty, bold, flavorful.

No doilies. No raised pinky fingers. No fuss.

In America, tea seems to be marketed to women, but, around the world both sexes drink large amounts of tea.

“There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.” –Gary Snyder

Tea has a manly history.

Tea wasn’t the only thing popular during the Victorian era, so were mustaches (hmmm… facial hair is enjoying a glorious return in recent years.) So much so the Mustache Cup was created. This cup was designed with a small lip inside that protected a man’s waxed mustache from his warm tea.

Beyond delicious, tea’s health benefits (it’s full of antioxidants, good for your heart, may enhance memory) make it a wise choice for men these days. Check it out.

This Dark Pearl Formosa Oolong is a rich experience; full flavored and heady. Very dark, roughened pearls unfurl into an even, full leaf and impart an amber infusion. The vibrant brew offers solid, woodsy flavors with roasted notes. The lingering aroma and mellow finish complete the complex balance of this tea.

Assam teas are prized for their powerful, malty flavors and abundant tannins. Our single-estate Assam tea delivers with a deep, bittersweet, malt-heavy aroma and flavor, balanced with hints of spice (think: cardamom) and fruit (think: apple).

This dark, formidable tea harks back to the ancient trade routes which first brought it from China to the Arab world. Mysterious, powerful and bittersweet, with its roasty aroma and thick mouthfeel, it’s an ideal choice for those looking for a green tea that’s off the beaten path.

Small, black leaves pack a big, blackened flavor in this intensely smokey brew. Like so many bold flavors out there, smoked teas are a love-it-or-hate-it kind of deal. The velvety, thick taste of pine smoke glides across the palate, leaving an aftertaste of smoldering pitch. To understand this tea, think barbecue, campfire, bonfire… and then take it a step stronger from there.

Green tea gives this blend aroma of toasted seaweed, while toasted and puffed brown rice add savory aromas of popcorn and grain. Its balanced, bright flavor is grainy, sweet and green, green, green and unlike any other tea.

The single ingredient has a smooth autumnal character and roasty flavor. The aroma of the dry leaf is earthy, and that comes through in each sip as well. Roasting the leaf gives it a sweeter tone, almost a malty caramel note, which balances the leaves’ natural astringency. This brew is invigorating, warm and rich.

No Fuss. After you choose the best loose-leaf tea, all you need is this Stainless Steel Tea Press Tumbler and you are on your way.

 

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