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!

 

Strawberry Oat Matcha Muffins

Tasty, energizing, and healthy; what else could you ask for from a muffin? These Strawberry Oat Matcha Muffins are the perfect mix of Pekoe Sip House Matcha and the sweetness of fresh spring strawberries.These muffins would pair perfectly with our Matcha Latte to get your day started on the right sip! Now time to bake, sip, and enjoy!

 

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place 8 cupcake liners in 2 tins, coated with non-stick spray. Mix together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Fold in the fresh diced strawberries. Fill each liner just shy of the top. Sprinkle the tops with sanding sugar for a crunchy crust. Bake for 10 minutes, then lower heat to 350 degrees F for another 12-15 minutes until the toothpick comes out clean. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack and they are ready to serve!

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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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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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.

Boba Tea - Featured Tea - Boulder Pekoe Sip House

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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Inspire Fun with Pekoe Palmers!

Pekoe Palmers Inspire Fun with refreshing and invigorating tea and lemonade. Choose organic Matcha (green tea), Black Tiger (black tea) and Forbidden Fruits (herbal) teas mixed with organic lemonade. Nourishing energy in every sip.

Inspire Fun with Pekoe Palmers - Matcha Palmers, Black Tiger Palmers, and Forbidden Fruits Palmers
Inspire Fun with Matcha Palmers (center), Black Tiger Palmers (right), and Forbidden Fruits Palmers (left)

The organic Matcha Palmer uses green tea for nourishing energy and health benefits, with organic lemonade for the sweet and tart finish.

Our organic Black Tiger Palmer uses black tea bestowing spirited energy and mixed with organic lemonade for refreshing, natural sweetness. Perfect for a hot day!

The organic Forbidden Fruits Palmer replenishes the body with hibiscus herbal blend and organic lemonade for a caffeine-free way to live life.

Try all our Pekoe Palmers using either Matcha, Black Tiger, Forbidden Fruits, Mate, or Rooibos. It’s your perfect cup to sip and always Inspire Fun!

Sip. Relax. Enjoy.

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Cafe Experience: Social or Solo?

One of the most curious things about a cafe experience is that the two most popular ways to have it are complete opposites. It is either a social outing or a solo indulgence.

Do you prefer a social experience, a solo moment, or both at your cafe?

I know that in the most hectic times of my life I crave a few simple minutes to myself, where I can sit quietly with my matcha latte in a Pekoe Sip House location, and just be. I can read a book, or catch up on emails, or enjoy a few minutes where I don’t have to be responsible for anyone or anything other than myself. I can truly enjoy my time, the precious and exceedingly rare moments I have alone and I emerge regenerated and refreshed.

Or, the exact opposite is what I crave. I will still go to Pekoe, but I am meeting a friend I haven’t seen in a long time, and nothing is going to feed my soul more than catching up with a good person I rarely get to see. I’ll drink my matcha latte indulgence, but this time I’m sharing a table, and maybe a snack with a good friend or two and really getting to savor the moment with good company. The sense of camaraderie surely livens my day, and connecting with other people feels really uplifting and energizing. Taking the time to slow down and really connect with other people is increasingly important in an age when we do most things online.

Both of these experiences feed us in important and meaningful ways (besides the caffeine buzz) and allow us to reconnect with others and ourselves. Even the simple task of slowing down to enjoy a beverage is calming and invigorating. Around the world coffee shops and teahouses are the preferred locales for taking “your time” for yourself or meeting with friends to catch up and enjoy a few precious free moments amidst the constant busyness of our lives. Go visit your favorite coffee or tea spot today, either alone or invite a friend, you deserve it!