The sun is shining and so is our Key Largo Lime #FlavorBurst!

This Immunity blend’s combination of lemon jelly pieces, sweet blackberry leaves and sunflower petals is an amazing dessert treat! Our key lime pie-inspired tea is the perfect cure for any rainy day ailment and will leave you feeling brighter than the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

4oz Brewed Key Largo Lime (use 3 tbsp of loose tea leaves when brewing)

1 Cup Ice

1 tbsp Lime Juice

1 Lime

1 Cup Crushed Graham Crackers

DIRECTIONS:

+ Brew up our Key Largo Lime Tea and steep for 5-7 minutes.

+  After steeping is complete, add ice and set aside.

+ Rub a lime wedge across the rim of a glass and roll the crushed graham crackers onto the glass.

+ Pour the tea & lime juice in a glass, and garnish with a lime wedge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR KEY LARGO LIME TEA:

Key Lime Pie Rooibos Tea

FUNCTION: Immunity

TEA TYPE: Rooibos Tea

CAFFEINE: None

INGREDIENTS: rooibos tea + lemon peel + lemon jelly pieces (lemon, sugar) + lemon edges + sweet blackberry leaves + freeze-dried yogurt pieces + lime oil + natural flavors + sunflower petals (CONTAINS MILK)


Spring has sprung & so has our Citrus Detox #FlavorBurst Smoothie!

This Eternity blend’s combination of green tea, spearmint and garden fresh flower petals are full of antioxidants! Together, with greek yogurt, this smoothie creates a minty fresh, protein & probiotic rich beverage that will help you stay full longer and deal with the effects of aging.

 

 

 

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

4oz Brewed Citrus Detox Tea (use 3 tbsp of loose tea leaves when brewing)

1.5 Cup of Ice

1/4 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt

Fresh Mint

DIRECTIONS

+ Brew up our Citrus Detox tea and steep for 5-7 minutes.

+  After steeping is complete, blend together tea, ice, greek yogurt & mint for smoothie consistency.

+ Pour into a 16oz glass and top with a mint leaf garnish.

ABOUT OUR CITRUS DETOX TEA:

Ginger Citrus Herbal Tea

FUNCTION: Eternity

TEA TYPE: Herbal Tea

CAFFEINE: High

INGREDIENTS: nettle leaves + ginger + green mate + green tea + spearmint + turmeric + sunflower petals + rose petals + mallow flowers + natural citrus flavors

 

 

 

The perfect tea to help ya punch that ‘refresh button’

🌻🌱🍋


Love is in the air! This Valentine’s Day, spend quality time with the people you love, indulge in all of the chocolatey treats your heart desires and share a cup of tea. Our Chocolate Raspberry Bon Bon #FlavorBurst will send your taste buds soaring!

Topping our already brewed Chocolate Raspberry Fruit Tea with whipped cream, sea salt and frozen raspberries enhances the already rich raspberry flavor of this particular tea blend, while adding a little extra sweetness right on top.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

8oz Brewed Chocolate Raspberry Bon Bon Tea

Whipped Cream

2 Small Handfuls of Frozen Raspberries

Sea Salt

DIRECTIONS

+ Brew up our Chocolate Raspberry Bon Bon tea and steep for 5-7 minutes.

+  After steeping is complete, add a small handful of frozen raspberries into the brewed tea.

+ Top with desired amount of whipped cream, second small handful of frozen raspberries and sea salt.

ABOUT OUR CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY BON BON TEA:

Chocolate Raspberry Fruit Tea

FUNCTION: Immunity

TEA TYPE: Fruit Tea

CAFFEINE: None

INGREDIENTS: apple pieces + chocolate chunks + hibiscus + raspberry pieces + sweet blackberry leaves + natural flavors (CONTAINS MILK)

 

When chocolate chunks, hibiscus & raspberry

pieces collide, anything is possible!

 

   

 


Here at Tiesta Tea, we pride ourselves on producing unique and flavorful teas. We LOVE experimenting with simple drink add-ins that provide a fun, flavorful twist on our tea blends!

In honor of National Chocolate Lovers Month, we dedicate our first ever #FlavorBurst to the union of two classics: Hot Chocolate & our Chai Love tea.

The delicious cloves, cardamom and pink peppercorns mixed with the richness of the hot chocolate add just a little spicy kick to this tea latte recipe.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

4oz Brewed Chai Love Tea

4oz Hot Chocolate

Whipped Cream

Small Handful of Marshmallows

Chocolate Drizzle

DIRECTIONS

+ Brew up our Chai Love tea and set aside for steeping.

+ Heat up a cup of milk and add your favorite hot chocolate mix.

+ Combine the tea and hot chocolate together, mixing well.

+ Top with desired amount of whipped cream, small handful of marshmallows and chocolate drizzle.

ABOUT OUR CHAI LOVE TEA:

Spiced Chai Black Tea

FUNCTION: Energizer

TEA TYPE: Black Tea

CAFFEINE: High

INGREDIENTS: black tea + ginger + cardamom

+ cloves + cassia vera + pink peppercorns

 

Our Chai Love Tea is like a loving hug – warm, comforting, and energizing all at once!

 

     

 

 


“This is only the beginning. This is something we want to be bigger than us. So thank you guys…for kicking it off with us, for being here from the very beginning: believing in us, supporting us, believing in your city and supporting your community.” – Tiesta Tea’s Director of Marketing, Ashley Whitney

 

For the second year in a row, we joined forces with family, friends, local businesses and our sponsors to bring a little warmth & love to the city of Chicago. January is statistically the coldest month of the year for our city, so over 140 volunteers went out into our community to provide warm essentials, food, hot tea and a little companionship to those in shelters and soup kitchens for one night.

We were absolutely floored by the amount of support, donations and volunteers that helped make this event one to remember! After last year’s Spread The Warmth event, we wanted to DOUBLE our efforts. That meant warming 1,000 hearts with hot tea & giving out 300 Warmth Kits in 2017.

Through generous donations from Button & Zipper, Jewel-Osco, Deitz & Watson, Big Time Products, Accion Chicago, Think Jerky, Westin Hotels, Headquarters Beercade, family and friends, we not only met our goal, but we EXCEEDED it! Together, we created 350 Warmth Kits, passed out 2,000 cups of hot tea and visited 10 social service agencies in the Chicagoland area.

 

WARMTH KITS INCLUDED:

+200 deli sandwiches
+ 250 coats
+ 835 water bottles
+ 1230 granola snacks
+ 350 beef jerky packets
+ 392 gloves
+ 450 pairs of socks
+ 300 flashlights

+ 250 hats, scarves & blankets

 

 

 

 

We would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made our 2nd Annual Spread The Warmth event an amazing success! We could not have done it without each & every person that donated their time, money or warm items. We would also like to thank our special guests Anthony ‘Spice’ Adams, Dee Brown & Antonio Maestranzi for joining us!

“This is a time for us to be able to give back. This is a time for us to be able to contribute directly to people that need it. Not just donating to a charity, but actually handing stuff physically to people that need it…At the end of the day, there is nothing better than that. And that’s why we are here. We are not here to do business, we are not here to sell tea, we are here to make lives better.” – Tiesta Tea’s CEO, Dan Klein

 

 

WANT TO JOIN US AGAIN NEXT YEAR?

Spread The Warmth 2018 will be held on January 19th, 2018!

Mark your calendars! To sign up & donate, click here or reach out to our Director of Marketing, Ashley Whitney at ashley@tiestea.com!

 


In 2016, we had an AMAZING year expanding our tea horizons, making new tea friends, and Living Loose! A new year means new resolutions, new goals & new dreams just waiting to unfold and boy, do we have a lot of them.

This National Hot Tea Month, after reflecting on the past year while we sipped on lots of tea, we have decided that this year, we have one simple goal…

OUR 2017 GOAL:

“Live In The Wow with every cup of tea.”

We will continue to expand on our mission of creating understandable, affordable and accessible quality loose leaf tea blends that help make every moment count.

We will continue to support our Chicago community, Extra Special Teas and use our passion and resources to make a difference.

We will make WOW moments happen. Will you join us?

We have some incredible new teas, events and milestones coming up this year and we are extremely excited to share them with all of you. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, from those of you who have been with us from the very beginning to those of you who are just starting to Live Loose with us; we couldn’t do it without you.

Live Loose and create WOW moments this year.

Cheers! Here’s to an amazing 2017!


“Share your blessings, share your wealth, share what you have.” – Tiesta Tea’s President, Patrick Tannous

With our Spread The Warmth event less than one month away, we are absolutely ecstatic about the amount of volunteers that have signed up, the TONS of generous donations we have received and the wonderful support we are being given from the community. We are well on our way to DOUBLING our efforts from last year and will hopefully be able to reach our goal of warming 1,000 hearts & giving out 300 Warmth Kits!

So far, we have collected over 70 Warmth Kits that were donated from individuals in our community and over 70 volunteers will be joining us to pass out hot tea and Warmth Kits. In addition, we have received generous donations from Think Jerky, Button & Zipper, Jewel-Osco, Westin Hotels, Dietz & Watson, Accion Chicago, Spice Adams and Big Time Products that will be essential in helping us fill up more Warmth Kits. Every little bit helps and there will always be more hearts to warm. So we are asking for your help. If you have any toiletries, blankets or warm clothing items to donate please click here. Thanks to everyone who attended and donated to Spread The Warmth during our Tiesta Tea 2016 Holiday Party clothing drive!

By the way, did we mention that former Chicago Bears defensive tackle, Anthony ‘Spice’ Adams, will be one of our volunteers? So if you are going to pass out tea or drive during the event, you are in for a special treat!

We are so excited for our 2nd Annual Spread the Warmth event and CANNOT WAIT until January 20th, 2017 when we get to help spread a little warmth and a little love throughout Chicago.

 

#SpreadTheWarmth Donated Items 2016

To sign up & donate click here, join our Spread The Warmth event on Facebook or reach out to our Director of Marketing, Ashley Whitney at ashley@tiestatea.com.


Sexy Hot Christmas Tea + Fireside Spice + Naughty or Anise + Cocoa Mocha Holiday Tea Recipes

‘Teas the season for warming up by an open fire, spending precious time with friends & loved ones, and, of course, drinking tea! This year, we have taken four of our holiday favorites and added just a little something extra to each to help kick off the holiday festivities.

Continue reading


Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits with Mai Tea Mai Tai

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits provided the alcohol for our Mai Tea Mai Tai

Last week, we participated in an incredible charity event hosted by our non-profit partner, Common Threads. Common Threads is a non-profit organization that educates children on the importance of healthy eating through after-school cooking and nutrition programs. We’re all about encouraging everyone to Live Loose and be the best version of themselves they can be, so we love their mission and it was an honor to be a part of Common Threads’s Sixth Annual Cook-off fundraiser. It was an incredible experience, and we met tons of amazing chefs and mixologists right in our backyard!

Continue reading


World Teachers Day

#WorldTeachersDay

We love TEAchers! (Sorry, we just couldn’t resist!)

We’re so grateful for all that our teachers have done for us over here at Tiesta Tea. In fact, they’re the reason we are here today!

Teachers are the reason any of us in this world have gotten where we are today- they are the wonderful people with whom we spend most of our waking hours outside of the home, and they shape us to be who we are. Luckily, our founders, Dan and Patrick, were fortunate enough to have teachers that inspired them to pursue their innate entrepreneurial spirit and do what seemed impossible: start a loose leaf tea company as college students!

Continue reading