How to get your friends into tea
One of the many things we love most about tea is it brings people together. We want to share our favorite things with our favorite people. Tea encourages us to slow down and be in the moment.
Tea is easy to share, tastes delicious, and it makes us feel good so of course we want to encourage our friends to get into tea.
For many of us, sharing our love of tea is a way we enjoy ourselves. Host a meal and pair one of the dishes with tea. A favorite tea served with your meal can turn a regular dinner into something unique and special that brings out different layers of flavor in both the dish and the drink. Try a Bai Mu Dan white tea with a lightly flavored vegetarian dish, broth-based soup, or poached salmon.
And as your guests are heading home, send them with a sampling of the tea they’ve tried.
Have friends and family over and pair classics like cheese and chocolate with different teas. Cheese is a perfect pairing; the buttery, milky notes come forward with the warmth of the tea.
Jasmine with Flowers Green Tea with dark chocolate
The next time you are invited to a potluck, bring tea or a tea-centric dish. Make a tea cocktail or offer to bring both a dessert of tea-infused shortbread and an easy-to-love tea like Organic Masala Chai. Use the same tea to flavor your shortbread; it’s a conversation starter for sure.
Tea at Work
Preparing tea at work can be an enjoyable part of your day, plus a great opportunity to introduce others to tea. Keep it simple and make it special. Have a stash of your favorite tea at work, plus the right accessories to share your favorite tea.