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!

 

Mix Up Your Tea

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Mix Up Your Tea

Teas not only come in a wide range of different flavors to fulfill all your cravings but you can also customize it to make it personalized just for you! Fresh fruit, iced drinks, and the summer sun all make for the perfect recipe for the month of July. Here are our favorite iced tea combinations, show us your delicious creations too at #mixupyourtea #pekoe.

Coco’nuts’ For Tea
Add a splash of coconut milk to your black tea for a perfect morning pick-me-up with the flavors of sweet coconut!

What you Need:

  • 2-3 teaspoons of Black Tiger Tea
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut milk per 8oz
  • Infuser or Strainer

How to Make:

  1. Place 2-3 heaping teaspoons per 8oz of Black Tiger Tea into an infuser or strainer.
  2. Use a kettle to heat filtered cold water to a boil, then pour the hot water over tea.
  3. Steep the tea for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add ice cubes or refrigerate to chill.
  5. Add in a tablespoon of coconut, then add more ice if needed. ENJOY!

Fresh Forbidden Fruits
Add fresh strawberries to your forbidden fruits herbal tea for a summer favorite! Use our Iced Tea Pitcher to easily infused the fresh fruit flavors!

What you Need:

  • 2-3 teaspoons of Forbidden Fruits Tea (more if you are filling up the pitcher)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh strawberries per 8oz
  • Infuser or Iced Tea Pitcher

How to Make:

  1. Place 2-3 heaping teaspoons per 8oz of Forbidden Fruits Tea into an infuser or strainer.
  2. Use a kettle to heat filtered cold water to a boil, then pour the hot water over tea.
  3. Steep the tea for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add ice cubes or refrigerate to chill.
  5. Add in fresh strawberries, allow 1 hour for the strawberries to fully infuse in tea. ENJOY!

Twist of Lemonade
Add fresh squeezed lemonade to your mango mate tea for an energizing iced drink

What you Need:

  • 2-3 teaspoons of Mango Mate Tea
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemons per 8oz
  • Infuser or Strainer

How to Make:

  1. Place 2-3 heaping teaspoons per 8oz of Mango Mate Tea into an infuser or strainer.
  2. Use a kettle to heat filtered cold water to a boil, then pour the hot water over tea.
  3. Steep the tea for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add ice cubes or refrigerate to chill.
  5. Squeeze in 1/4 fresh lemons, add more ice if needed. ENJOY!

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.)

 

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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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.

4 Ways Iced Tea Makes Summer Awesome

June is National Iced Tea Month, or in other words, the most refreshing month of the year. Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and longer days with a pitcher of iced tea!

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The temperatures are rising, school’s out for the summer, and everyone’s ready for one of the best seasons of the year for outdoor fun and travel. Since 85% of tea consumed in America is iced, we are sharing our favorite ways to cool down with tea – wherever you go!

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How to Make Iced Tea At Home With Loose Leaf Tea

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Making your own loose leaf iced tea at home is a great way for you and your family to stay hydrated during the summer months. Especially as temps flirt with and tip the 100-degree scale, and you find yourself outside a lot — whether you’re relaxing on your patio with visiting family or cheering from the sidelines during summer league games.

When it comes to this flavorful beverage, it’s better to make your own loose leaf iced tea rather than purchasing a pre-mixed beverage. 

Here are two standout reasons why:

1. Many pre-bottled iced teas have added sugar — when you make your own iced tea at home with loose leaf tea, you know exactly what goes into your (and your family’s) tea.

2. You can choose exactly the right amount to make —  whether you’re ready to make a single glass of iced tea to sip alone or a big batch to share with friends and family, our loose leaf tea gives you complete control over the quantity you make.

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Celebrate Summer with Bottled Iced Tea

The summer in Colorado offers much to celebrate. We have beautiful weather, awesome people and delicious food… all the great makings for a lot of fun parties. Of course there are the usual celebrations and holidays, like the 4th of July and Labor Day, but my favorites are the more frivolous get-togethers – the BBQs and brunches that are merely an excuse to get together with good people and have a great time.

Celebrate Summer with Bottled Iced Tea from Pekoe Sip House in Boulder

I love the various music-in-the-park events (choose your park, nearly all of them offer something) where you can bring your picnic and dine alfresco. Even my three-year-old says, “Everything tastes better outside.” It’s easy to be social in the summer with more daylight and warmer weather, and it’s also a lot of fun. In my opinion, every one could use more fun.

The first step to having more fun is to recognize it and enjoy it when it shows up. We are all so busy that it’s tempting to turn down invitations for the aforementioned gatherings. Don’t do it. Have fun this summer and enjoy life and those you share it with. Who cares that it might be ninety-five degrees outside? My party guests will be able to cool down with frosty cold, small-batch bottled iced tea from Pekoe Sip House.

I like to create a do-it-yourself cocktail bar with bottles of fresh iced tea and iced chai concentrate, lemonade, sparkling water (add alcohol of choice, if you like). There are plenty of mixing options for many refreshing beverages to please every palate. And since it’s do-it-yourself, I can spend my time having fun with my family and friends.

I plan on looking for any excuse I can find to celebrate this summer season and I hope you do too! What are you going to celebrate this summer?

Featured Tea: Iced Green Tea

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy …

Get the grill ready and slip into the flip flops. Pour yourself a refreshing glass of iced green tea. It’s time to embrace the easy-going summer lifestyle. And yes, that means pool parties, backyard lounging with BBQs, fun family hikes, and park picnics.

 Get your freshly made Pekoe Sip House bottles of iced teas at the Boulder Whole Foods on Pearl Street or Baseline.

SIP TIP #1: A Pekoe Sip House, we serve a variety of delicious iced teas, including the energy-boosting iced Sunny Green Tea, a Japanese sencha green tea infused with summer-perfect pineapple and papaya.

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Ever-growing in popularity due to its incredible health benefits, green tea is a great go-to hot-sipping tea most often requested in the winter months, or when served side-by-side with mouth-watering sushi.

We get it.

Now you can enjoy green tea the summer-easy way: iced.

SIP TIP #2: Get your freshly made bottles of iced teas any of our 3 Boulder tea cafe locations.

The next time you’re deciding which iced beverage wins your affection while enjoying a sun-splashed day, consider an iced green tea for its many health benefits:

* Revs metabolism
* Burns fat
* Provides antioxidants
* Promotes a healthy heart
* Helps with stress

According to WebMD, Green tea’s antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries, burn fat, counteract oxidative stress on the brain, reduce risk of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, reduce risk of stroke, and improve cholesterol levels.

“It’s the healthiest thing I can think of to drink,” says Christopher Ochner, PhD, a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. “Green tea is beyond a super food.”

At Pekoe Sip House in Boulder, Colorado, we also offer a variety of black iced teas -- the traditional iced tea -- sweetened to taste that will also whet your whistle.

Not a fan of the green? No worries. At Pekoe Sip House, we also offer a variety of black tea — the traditional iced tea — sweetened to taste that will also whet your whistle.

You can stop in any Pekoe Sip House location in Boulder to try our popular Black Tiger iced tea and our caffeine-free Forbidden Fruits iced tea. Both pair perfectly with summertime fun.

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Featured Tea: Boba Tea

Boba, bubble, pearl … Call the tapioca balls found at the bottom what you want, the verdict is the same: Boba tea is fun to say, and drink!

Bubble tea was invented in Taiwan during the 1980s. We’ve been making Boba tea at our three Boulder Pekoe Sip House locations since our doors first opened in 2003.

SIP TIP: At Pekoe Sip House, you can add boba to your favorite cold drink, whatever that may be.

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At Pekoe Sip House, we add tapioca pearls to a variety of refreshing iced drinks. A few of our favorites include:

  • Chai Wallah Boba
  • Forbidden Freeze Boba
  • White Strawberry Boba
  • Iced Sunny Green Boba
  • Iced Vanilla Toddy Boba
  • Green Buddha Boba
  • Matcha Doshu Boba

FUN FACT: The straws to drink boba tea are bigger than normal iced tea straws so you can slurp up the tapioca pearls!

If you haven’t tried boba tea yet, be forewarned: Some say the tapioca pearls are an aquired taste due to their chewy texture. Others say you may get hooked after the first drink, insisting no other iced, blended, whipped or slushed drink will every be the same again.

What’s your favorite boba tea drink at Pekoe Sip House?

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