Spring Forward

Step out of the Winter Rut and Spring Forward

The Spring season is the time for recharging, moving forward, and enjoying the warmer days! After a long winter of snow, freezing temperatures, and shorter days, Spring is eagerly welcomed by everyone. The transition from winter to spring can sometimes seem hard so we want to give you that little nudge in the right direction to take advantage of this new season!

You have the motivated mindset to get out there so we are just suggesting the extra boost to get your legs moving!

The Health Powerhouse
Matcha: Organic Green Tea Powder

We can’t suggest Matcha enough for all its health benefits and versatile uses! This energizing tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which are known to fight heart disease and cancer. Green tea also increases endurance and enhances fat-burn before exercise. Whisk or blend this health powerhouse as a hot or iced tea in the morning and you will be ready for anything!

 

Try this great on-the-go breakfast or snack to keep you energized all day!

Your All Day Energy
Pekoe House: Organic Loose Leaf Chai Tea

Chai Tea is not only soothing in the Winter but also energizing in the Spring! When you have a busy day ahead, a cup of Pekoe House Chai provides long-lasting energy and focus without the jitters. A spirited organic Assam black tea wrapped in traditional chai spices will awaken the senses and energize body and mind.

 

Try all our Chai blends at our cafes to find your favorite go-to energy!

With the warm weather approaching a Chai Wallah is the refreshing energy your afternoon needs! Use our Pekoe app to order ahead + skip the line so you get your drink even quicker!

 

Traveling Tea

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The Traveling Tea

It’s that time of the year where we are all traveling and enjoying the outdoors any chance we get! The sun is always out, the temperatures are at their peak and we are energizing ourselves for our summer bucket lists. We believe that no matter where you go to vacation or how you decide to enjoy your down time that you should always have your favorite tea at your convenience! As well as, staying hydrated and energized, which is even more important during the summer months. Lucky for you, it really is that easy to enjoy your favorite iced tea flavors anytime you want!

Vacation pairings with your tea!

Overnight Camping and Hiking
If you are an avid hiker or athlete you know that summer is prime time to explore new lands and adventure to the highest points. For those on-the- go travelers we recommend our Black Tiger Tea!

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Spirited energy! Black Tiger – Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea This organic loose leaf black tea comes from the Blue Mountains of Nilgiri, India, where tigers run wild. Named after the majestic creatures of Southern India, our loose lead black tea is a light, naturally sweet tea with low acidity that offers nourishing and refreshing energy. It’s a terrific loose leaf tea to enjoy first thing in the morning, since its high in caffeine. Additionally, our Black Tiger tea is ideal selection for use as an iced, as it is a thirst-quenching and refreshing.

 

Family Vacation to Disney World
Taking the kids to Disney World or any other busy resort town? We know you will need a nice energy boost to keep up with the excited kids and extra fat-burning benefits for those extra ice-cream scoops you will want to enjoy! Sounds like you? Plus, you can save some money! Our recommendation for this vacation is our Sunny Green Tea!

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Nourishing energy! Sunny Green Tea – Loose Leaf Green Tea Our Sunny Green loose leaf tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatories and is a great tea for runners or any athlete looking to stay healthy. This loose leaf green tea will treat your taste buds while providing nourishing all-day energy and focus. Sunny Green tea makes a delicious iced tea too. Especially when seven chilled with a pineapple garnish.

 

Relaxing on a Beach
Sometimes just laying on the beach with a book in hand while sipping on something cold and refreshing is the best vacation you can find. You don’t need the extra energy boost but want to savor the moment you are currently in. Sounds good right? Your perfect recommendation here would be Forbidden Fruits!

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Replenishing! Forbidden Fruits – Organic Loose Leaf Herbal Tea Savor each sip of our refreshing caffeine-free hibiscus herbal tea. Pieces of apple, mango, and raspberry complete the fun flavor profile of this vibrantly colored organic tea! Enjoy hot or iced with a wedge of orange, lime, or lemon. Try missing with other fruits for a sangria-style experience.

 

Brew Wherever and Whenever You Want!
We love brewing the perfect cup of tea hot or cold for you each and every day at our Sip Houses. Unfortunately, we can’t personally follow you to all your destinations but our tea and brew guide can! You only need three easy traveling tea accessories to brew the perfect cup whenever you want it!

What You Need for the Perfect Traveling Tea

Pekoe Sip House, Infusers, Paper Filters, Loose Leaf Tea

 

Disposable Finum Tea Sacs
Aromatreu white paper (chlorine-free) ideal for tea portions for cups and mugs with easy-fill flap and expanding base.

 

 

Pekoe Sip House, Infusers, Loose Leaf Tea

 

Re-useable Finum Infuser
The combination of high quality plastic and stainless steel allow the user to have an aromatic enjoyable experience while the tea lid maintains the tea warmer for longer. Once the brew is complete, the lid can simply be flipped over and used as a drip-off tray for the tea filter.

 

Beverage Tumblers, Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Pekoe Sip House,

 

Tea Tumbler
Take your tea now wherever you go with this easy traveling cup.

 

 

 

Iced Tea Brew Guide

Make refreshing loose leaf iced tea at home in 4 easy steps:

1. Place 2-3 heaping teaspoons of loose leaf tea per 8 oz cup into and infuser or strainer. Use more tea if you desire a stronger flavor.

2. Use a kettle to heat filtered cold water to a boil, then pour the hot water over the tea. For green and white teas, use water that is barely steaming (170-180F).

3. Steep the tea. (Green teas need 2-3 minutes to steep, black teas 3-5 minutes, oolong teas 4-6 minutes, and herbal infusions 5-10 minutes.)

 

Best Unique Coffee in Boulder

Ahh, coffee. For many of us, there’s nothing better than the first cup of the day. While Pekoe Sip House specializes in tea, the heart of our philosophy is the “sip.” Our cafe experience and online shop aren’t confined to the world of loose-leaf tea, but include three tasty, signature coffee blends as well. How could we ignore one of the most popular drinks in America?

Pekoe Sip House offers three signature blends at cafes in Boulder

Hello, Coffee Drinkers

If you enjoy a cup or more of coffee each day, you are in good company. More than half of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee, averaging more than 3 cups of coffee per day! What’s more, National Geographic published the results of a study that found that “coffee is the top source of disease-fighting antioxidants in the U.S. diet.”

Coffee boasts a host of health benefits including increased energy and fat burn, thanks in large part to its caffeine content. In addition to boosting brain power, coffee may lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes and protect against Alzheimer’s and dementia. That’s certainly worth reaching for the french press.

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Sip It Your Way: Personalize Your Tea Drink at Pekoe

Your drink is about you! When you order tea or coffee at Pekoe Sip House there are two demands to balance: a flavor craving to satisfy, and the nourishment your body needs. Whether you want it healthier, tastier, or more energizing – personalize your tea drink! How, you ask?

  • Swap in a milk alternative
  • Toss in some chia seeds
  • Upgrade to a big straw with boba pearls
  • Stir in something sweet
  • Add a Skoop of whole food nutrition

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personalize your tea drink with chia, boba, sweeteners, plant-based powders, and more.

Make It Healthy!

Change Your Milk

Milk is a great source of calcium, vitamin D, and protein, it’s true – but for those with lactose allergies or vegan diets, we offer soy, rice, and almond milk alternatives. Each alternative fits a different lifestyle, and they all taste unique! Soy milk is a good source of protein and vitamin B. Almond Milk is a low calorie option with no saturated fat or cholesterol, and a good source of vitamins D and E. Rice Milk is good for those with nut allergies. Whether you’re searching for a new flavor or different health benefits, we have a milk that’s a fit for you.

Add a Detox or Protein

With newly available Skoop powders, you can quickly and easily add 100% plant-based whole food nutrition to your favorite drink. Cleanse and reboot your body with Detox A-Game, or shake in Super All-In-One, which delivers the protein and nutrition of a balanced meal and promotes digestive health.

Toss In Chia Seeds

Soaked chia does more than add fun texture. These tiny black seeds are high in fiber and protein, and are naturally gluten-free. A smart addition to any smoothie, iced tea, or breakfast bowl!

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The Best Tea for Colds

The holidays are over, school is back in session, and winter is in full swing. While you were busy enjoying the holidays, cold and flu season has crept up on us! January and February are the winter months that usually show a peak in cold and flu. This season, tea is your key to staying healthy. Read on to learn more about the best tea for colds.

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Prevent Winter Weight Gain with Tea

In Colorado, we know how to embrace the colder seasons. Vacationers flock to our state for world-class mountains and snow, families visit ski towns during the holidays, and in our foodie hometown of Boulder, the locals warm up with their favorite seasonal flavors.

Prevent Winter Weight Gain with these 9 Teas

The first snow of the season has fallen in Colorado, and as we wake up to the white-capped mountains in the distance, we begin to dream about the epic skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing awaiting us in the mountains. We know that the colder weather and shorter days will also bring a special charm to the streets as Boulder prepares for the holidays with twinkling lights. However, that same seasonal change brings with it seemingly inevitable winter weight gain.

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Why We Love Loose-Leaf Chai Tea During the Holidays

November is finally here, and the holidays are just around the corner! At Pekoe Sip House, we are preparing for the busy season ahead with a host of delicious and healthy warming beverages to keep energy high, colds at bay, and metabolism churning through the hearty meals ahead.

The colder weather brings with it cozy sweaters, family gatherings, and of course, our favorite fall and winter spices like cinnamon and ginger. It also brings travel-packed schedules, crowded shopping trips, and rich holiday foods. In the face of all of this excitement, a calm moment with a cup of chai tea can prepare your body for the season ahead.

Cinnamon: A healthy Spice in Masala Chai Tea

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7 Teas to Combat Sugar Cravings

There are so many reasons to love the colder months in Colorado: the snow-capped mountains, world-class slopes to ski, resort town vacations for wintry R&Reven as temperatures drop, Coloradans and vacationeers alike bundle up to play outside. The new season also brings sweet treats and holiday recipes loaded with sugar to the table. Read on to learn how to curb sugar cravings with a steaming mug of tea this fall and winter.

The excitement starts in October, when the leaves burst with reds and golds. We begin to dream about fall foliage hikes and drives, harvest festivals, hayrides and spooky ghost tours. (And pumpkin everything, of course!) As the seasons change, so do our cravings. And let’s face it, not all of our cravings are healthy ones!

The colder months are filled with savory winter breads, hearty helpings of soup and casserole, and drinks laden with chocolate, caramel, peppermint, and spice. Oh, yes—sugar and spice make everything (taste) nice.

Curb Cravings for Chocolate with Tea

With all of these sugar cravings looming on the horizon, we have an announcement for tea lovers: It IS possible to satisfy a sweet tooth with tea! Rather than overload on sugar and carbohydrates, experiment with substituting the teas listed below for common cold-weather cravings. In addition to being healthy and nourishing, all teas mentioned are naturally dairy-free and gluten-free. Those with dietary restrictions or food allergies, rejoice!

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5 Yoga Practices (And Their Perfect Tea Pairing)

September is National Yoga Month, and for the team at Pekoe Sip House, an ideal time to celebrate the connection between tea and the practice of yoga.

Traditionally, tea is served after class to help the mind and body process the yoga practice and prepare for the transition into a busy day. During this time, we mentally and physically move from an individual experience on the mat to the social experience of sharing tea. One of the most popular types of tea for this purpose is called ‘yogi tea.’ Pekoe House Chai is very similar to yogi tea, incorporating traditional Ayurvedic spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and cloves into an Assam black tea base. To serve as yogi tea is served, sweeten this spirited black tea blend with milk and honey.

Healthy Tea for Yoga Lovers

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Best Teas for Energy and Health

ENERGY. We all need it. We all seek it.

Before a busy day, a grueling workout, or a late night study session, we look to caffeine for energy. Some days our lives are a blur of activity, and our energy levels a constant game of keep-up!

Pekoe Sip House Blog: Best Tea for Energy and Health

Energy is often perceived as something external that we consume, like a double shot of espresso. It’s also perceived as something we need, daily, from external sources. And who can blame us?

We all want the energy to go out and seize the day! To accomplish that hard cycling climb up Flagstaff; to pitch a product to a new client; to push through the toughest moment of a long run; to enjoy family time at North Boulder park.

Yet, in order to get through a grueling workout or a busy day, we often turn to coffee or sugar-laden energy drinks. But those sources of energy are typically short-lived and cause “crashes.” Which makes us reach for more, no matter the time of day.

Our energy levels spike, then drop. It’s an up-and-down cycle that leaves us feeling completely drained at the end of the day.

Pekoe Sip House Caffeinated Teas for Long-Lasting Energy to hike, bike, climb, work, and run!

Do you know there’s an energy source that is more gentle and longer lasting?

This is where tea comes in! Tea provides long-lasting energy and focus, with a myriad of additional health benefits. Tea’s reputation as an energizing and health powerhouse often takes a back seat to coffee because the discussion centers around caffeine content. But we are here to tell you that the conversation is leaving something out!

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