Time to Recharge

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Time to Recharge

It’s that time of year when the dorms are filled, the books are piling up, and everyone needs a little more energy and focus. Don’t worry, we have you covered on the perfect teas to get you back on track to have another successful start of school!

Let’s Focus!

In the summer months, we focus on friends, traveling, and new adventures. Now its time to reprogram our minds to books and classes which sounds less exciting then hiking a mountain. Becoming focused doesn’t have to be dull when you have something deliciously perfect to keep you on track.

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Try our Mango Mate! Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and savory with juicy mango and earthy roasted mate flavor. Yerba mate tea is energizing, builds focus, and enhances endurance. This invigorating blend with ginseng root can also aid concentration, making this tea the perfect companion at work or school.

 

Re-Energize for School!

Need more energy with that focus after all the traveling, sports, and events that used up all your summer energy but now you need your back-to-school energy? From the Blue Mountains of Nilgiri, India, where tigers run wild, our Black Tiger tea will make you find your inner tiger to energize you through the end of the school year.

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Sip on our Black Tiger! Named after the majestic creatures of Southern India, our loose leaf 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 it’s high in caffeine. Additionally, our Black Tiger tea is ideal selection for use as an iced tea, as it is thirst-quenching and refreshing.

 

Sleep to Success!

Accomplishing everything during the day is great but how about those 8 hours at night when you need sleep to recharge for the next full day. Letting your mind and body rest at night will only help bring that inner tiger out during the day! Find your happy place in a warm, cozy cup of chamomile infused Evening Solace before bed to recharge over night for a better tomorrow!

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Relax with Evening Solace! Savor this relaxing loose leaf herbal tea made of chamomile, mint and a hint of vanilla. We recommend serving hot and sipping after a meal, before bedtime, or whenever you need help relaxing.

Kid’s Tea Party Ideas

This winter, brew loose-leaf tea at home with your kids for a fun, easy, and delicious indoor activity. You can teach healthy habits and enjoy time together with a kids tea party!

BONUS: Learn how to order kid-friendly tea drinks on your next trip to our Boulder tea cafes.
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When it comes to kid favorites, there are two hands-down winners at Pekoe Sip House: Blueberry Virtue Rooibos Tea and Forbidden Fruits Tea. Both have delicious fruit flavor and vibrant color, and are naturally caffeine- and sugar-free.

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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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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.

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10 Boba Tea Drinks to Satisfy Every Craving

For the uninitiated, a Boba Tea (also known as Bubble Tea or Pearl Milk Tea) is a combination of tea and milk with tapioca pearls. To make the pearls, starch of the tapioca plant is mixed with water and kneaded into a dough. Small pieces are then broken off, rolled into balls, and laid out to dry. Just before serving, the dry tapioca pearls are tossed into a pot of boiling water and become the sweet, chewy bubbles we all enjoy munching on. At Pekoe Sip House, we prepare our boba fresh every morning to be added to your favorite cold drink.

As we mentioned in our Boba Tea Blog Feature, this exotic tea drink was invented in Taiwan during the 1980s. We have been making Boba Tea at Pekoe’s three Boulder locations since our doors first opened in 2003.

SIP TIP: All Boulder cafe loose-leaf teas can be enjoyed hot, cold, as a latte, or with boba pearls.

Pekoe Sip House Boulder Boba Tea Drinks

Those who have fallen in love with Boba Tea will attest, when you have a craving for Boba nothing else will do! We have a variety of Boba Tea options that should speak directly to those cravings.

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8 Tea and Coffee Cocktails for a Homemade Happy Hour

Hosting a homemade happy hour with tea cocktails is a terrific way to gather friends and family for an unforgettable end-of-summer hurrah or fun weekend brunch.

Whether your preference is shaken or stirred, the following eight tea cocktail recipes are sure to please. They feature loose-leaf tea and local Colorado spirits. All loose leaf teas used in the recipes are available to buy online.

The tea cocktail recipes below feature some of our favorite collaborations with three Boulder-local distilleries, all of them producing exceptionally ranked and flavorful artisan spirits: Geek Spirits Rum Distillery, Altitude Spirits, and Suerte Tequila. From savory to sweet, relaxing to energizing, tea cocktails offer the nourishing and hydrating benefits of tea. Cheers!


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Pekoe Sip House Iced Tea and Silver Rum Mojito Recipe using local Boulder ingredients

What happens when you take small-batch silver rum from organic Caribbean molasses and combine it with concentrated herbal hibiscus fruit tea, lime, and mint? The resulting mojito is an absolute gem. Try a Forbidden Mojito this August, while this limited-edition cocktail is being poured exclusively at Geek Spirits Rum Distillery in Boulder, CO.

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Rose Water Tea Cocktail Recipe

Delicious, refreshing, and easy to serve, watermelon is a key ingredient in more than one summer mixed drink. The Rose Water tea cocktail is a custom creation with Pekoe Sip House hibiscus tea.

Our latest tea cocktail is made with watermelon, agave nectar, fruit and flower herbal tea, lemon, and locally produced Altitude Spirits Vodka 14. Try it at your next backyard party and we guarantee it will become your #1 most requested drink!

Pekoe Sip House Rose Water Tea Cocktail with Vodka, Watermelon and Forbidden Fruits Loose Leaf Iced Tea
Pekoe Sip House Iced Tea Cocktail with Vodka, Watermelon and Forbidden Fruits Loose Leaf Iced Tea

Forbidden Mojito Tea Cocktail Recipe

Try this twist on a traditional Cuban cocktail with organic hibiscus herbal tea! The Forbidden Mojito is a collaboration between Pekoe Sip House and artisan rum distillery Geek Spirits.

With refreshing hibiscus herbal tea and small-batch silver rum as the base for this delightful cocktail – enlivened by lime, refreshed by mint, and lightened with sparkling water – we have to ask: What’s not to love?

Pekoe Sip House Iced Tea Mojito Recipe with local Boulder, Colorado ingredients.