Monday, February 27, 2012

Coffee & Tea NY Festival Recap

“I think tea drinkers are the most wonderful people; they’re thoughtful, they want to learn, they want to share experiences. They sip it here, it’s just a wonderful thing to see,” said Amy Milo.
That's such a great quote from our co-founder, Amy Milo, when asked to reflect upon the Coffee & Tea NY Festival that we attended this past weekend, Feb. 25-26. The Best International Tea crew had a great time exhibiting at the event, which was attended by a staggering 5000 people! The event was a delightful celebration of all things coffee, tea and more. The people in attendance had such a desire to learn more about not only about S.D. Bell, but also about the tea growing, processing and brewing process for all teas.

We had so much fun sharing the story of Best International Tea and SD Bell with the crowd and went through nearly 15 gallons of tea giving out samples! That's A LOT of tea. Even more so, we enjoyed touring the other exhibitors' booths and being in such a warm, welcome environment with others who are just as passionate about tea (and coffee!) as we are.

This article has a little more about the show. We hope to post more news from the event as it comes.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Jolly Good Business!

We are so excited to announce that Best International Tea has been featured in this month's issue of Inside New Jersey Magazine! A few months ago a reporter from the magazine interviewed us and we have waited patiently to see the results.

We think the article is great and hope you'll enjoy learning more about how Best International Tea came to be. You can enjoy the article online by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Coffee & Tea Festival

Best International Tea will be exhibiting at the NY Coffee & Tea Festival in two weeks Feb. 25-26) The event is open to the public and with the coupon above, you can get tickets for 1/2 price - either print this out or buy online with the promo code above.

Check out the Festival's website here.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Welcome to the Family

It's been an exciting couple of weeks for us at Best International Tea and we are thrilled to announce that we have expanded our line to include 15 different loose tea varieties and five bagged teas from S.D. Bell's in Belfast!

It all began for us with the English Breakfast Tea, which holds a special place in our heart as the very first S.D. Bell tea we tried and the reason we started Best International Tea. English Breakfast is the perfect tea — smooth, creamy, buttery — and it remains the flagship product in our line.

Now we welcome a whole host of teas to North America and we can't wait for you to try them! Some of the new varieties include: Chamomile, China Green Tea, Earl Gray, Lady Londonderry, Orange Pekoe, Peppermint and more. View the complete line here.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Toast to Your Health with Tea!

We liked this great article from Fitness Magazine, via Yahoo, regarding the health benefits of tea.

Below is an excerpt about black tea, read the whole article here.

Black Tea
What it tastes like
: Strong, earthy, astringent
The health benefits: It helps prevent heart disease and ovarian cancer.
The science behind it: Drinking three or more cups of black tea a day can reduce your risk of heart attack by 11 percent, British researchers recently reported after reviewing 14 years' worth of studies.
Black and green tea also protect against one of the deadliest cancers for women. Sipping just one cup every day will lower your risk of ovarian cancer by 24 percent; having a second cup will lower your risk by 46 percent, according to a Swedish study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. That's because the polyphenols in the tea may inhibit the growth of or even help destroy ovarian cancer cells, says study author Susanna Larsson, PhD. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Another Great Review

The folks over at Tea Review Blog spent some time with our Lapsong Souchong and penned this positive review in the fall.

Here's a sample:
"This tea is a premium quality Lapsang Souchong that is sure to please even the most discerning palate.  Without sweetener, this is a strongly smoky, yet silky tea. With a bit of honey, the nuttier flavors seem to open more."
And the full review can be read here.

Please let us know if you are interested in reviewing our teas and/or selling them in your stores!