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Floating Tea Cup

Floating Tea Cup

By Key To Teas
A collection of recent events and personal stories that always connect to the World of Tea, one person, one teacup, one story at a time - to build communiTEA.
Jasmine Silver Needle
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The world goes right to Guangxi Province, Southern China for the heavenly, aromatic Jasmine flowers that have been cultivated in this region for centuries.  Summer harvest Jasmine flowers scent equally beautiful white tea buds 5x over to produce our amazing Jasmine Silver Needle, only available in limited quantities.  Enjoy a decadent cup of this scented white tea to soothe your senses and relax.  Closing Music: "Jasmine Flower" excerpt, from Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
February 23, 2022
Rooibos Chai
Learn about the beauty of South African Rooibos and how Key To Teas curates our tea portfolio.  We're on a health and wellness kick of highlighting tea blends that are intentionally designed with efficacious, aka good-for-you, ingredients.  Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, pepper, star anise & cloves to name a few.
February 08, 2022
Mint Harmony Ujjayi
Happy New Year! This is our first episode of 2022 and we're highlighting our Wellness Teas.  First up is Mint Harmony Ujjayi which is an amazing naturally caffeine-free mint blend which will soothe your soul and senses.
February 03, 2022
Nutcracker Suite Inspired Afternoon Tea Time
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Season's Greetings! This is a holiday episode inspired by the Pacific Northwest Ballet's performance of the Holiday classic,  "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker." Mostly from Act II, couldn't help myself concocting a tea-inspired afternoon tea menu full of sweets and delight.  Sharing and drinking tea is the perfect catalyst to conversation to any celebration, so why not surround ourselves with what we love and enjoy - mine is baking for others to enjoy or for eating myself! Love sharing some new & sweet inspirations to try and bake.  Cookie recipes will be posted on our blog at soon.
December 07, 2021
Linking the US Automotive Industry to the Ubiquitous Tea Bag
The tea industry isn't innovating fast enough.  The silver lining is in small specialty boutiques and purveyors scattered all around-the world.  Yet the largest actionable task is to continue to be educated about any industry and making empowered and conscientious choices to where our mission and values align.  I, Naoko, find something similar to the nascent US auto industry to the tea industry.  How about you?  Curious to know which tea companies you love and why. Which industries are truly innovating and impacting the entire industry for all players involved.
November 04, 2021
1 Year Anniversary
Today is Key To Teas one-year anniversary.  Tune-in to listen to what I've learned which hopefully are invaluable lessons for those considering to open a tea store, start-up or simply, another milestone journal entry for me, Naoko, Founder, Principal of KTT.  With gratitude.
October 19, 2021
English Breakfast
The ubiquitous English Breakfast tea.  What is it? And it's time to bust the status-quo by educating the discerning tea drinker where the tea comes from and how you can pivot and open your doors by trying a new type of English Breakfast.  I've seen it done before and will keep on elevating other regions that produce beautiful full-leaf black teas, that can be enjoyed pure on its own or by brewing double-strength, with your favorite dairy and sweetener of choice.
October 15, 2021
Hoboken, New Jersey and Lipton Tea
Listen to the beauty of Hoboken, NJ and the city's development and how it becomes the Headquarters of a famous tea brand.
September 28, 2021
20th Memorial of 9/11 triggers this 1st episode for our new podcast, Floating Tea Cup
Life is about continuing to search for purpose, meaning and most often painfully found after experiencing pivotal moments in our lives. What matters is to continue learning and make the best with the tools & resources we have.
September 14, 2021