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Book Club Spring 2016

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Events & Sightings | Comments Off on Book Club Spring 2016

Book Club has recently made our selections for the upcoming months: February to be discussed in March is Rooville by Julie Long. The meet up for this book is going to be hosted in a space other than the Tea Loft on March 5th as part of a larger event. Details will be coming VERY SOON! March to be discussed in April is Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout April to be discussed in May is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah May to be discussed in June is A Thousand Naked Strangers by Kevin Hazzard June to be discussed in July is Switch a Wish by...

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Kicking Off 2016

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Events & Sightings | Comments Off on Kicking Off 2016

  It’s a NEW YEAR! Amazing how exciting this time of year can be. Setting new goals, working on yourself, organizing everything in sight…. AHHHHHH!!!!!   At Tupelo Honey Teas, I am doing much of the same. I have many new goals including working on having a more engaging website.  Joe Bucco is back writing recipes. I am working on some online classes for you to enjoy. AND…. VIDEOS! I have a goal to get some videos up on the site. Tupelo Honey Teas has been working on itself a LOT last year. I joined New Sun...

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The Earthiness of Pu-Erh

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Pu-erh, Tea | Comments Off on The Earthiness of Pu-Erh

It isn’t often that people know what pu-erh (pu’er) tea is.  It is one of the most asked questions in the Tea Loft and when I am out in the community. Pu-erh tea is a type of tea that is only grown in the Yunnan province of China. It is also the only tea that takes on a secondary fermentation process. These two factors make pu-erh the real thing.   Let’s discuss each one. First, it HAS to be grown in the Yunnan province. There are other teas which are fermented the same way but if it isn’t grown within the Yunnan...

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Cafe On The Way!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Press | 12 comments

I’m a gal who likes to dream big. In fact my motto is “Go Big or Go Home”. Why do something half assed when you can do it with your whole ass, right? Shortly after starting Tupelo Honey Teas, I told my husband I wanted to open a tea shop in Millvale. “You are CRAZY” he said. And subsequently everyone I told that I wanted to put a shop there told me I was CRAZY. “It floods” “There isn’t a market for your product” “Why Millvale?!?!? You should move to Lawrenceville” YADDA,...

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Tea Drinker’s Manifesto Part 1

Posted by on Aug 13, 2015 in Take a Moment | 1 comment

About two years ago, I sat down with a fantastic lady, Vanessa. Vanessa was helping me with the marketing of opening the Tea Loft. In one of the meetings, she said to me, “You need to write a manifesto.” and so I went home and I wrote a fourteen point manifesto.  These were things about tea and about the art of drinking tea that I believe to be true. These manifesto points are on paper hung in the Tea Loft, however, lately I have been looking at them and thinking they are far over looked. In the coming months, I am going to...

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Book Launch Party- The Next Best Thing by Amanda Schutzman

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Events & Sightings | Comments Off on Book Launch Party- The Next Best Thing by Amanda Schutzman

We hosted our first book launch party back in April. It was such a success we decided to hunt for other local authors who were looking to launch books. We found Amanda Schutzman.   Amanda was born and raised in Pittsburgh and attended Point Park University. She wrote and published her first book The Next Best Thing. We are excited to have her at the Tea Loft!   The Tea Loft Presents: A BOOK LAUNCH PARTY The Next Best Thing by Amanda Schutzman August 14, 2015 6:30-8:30 at the Tea Loft 3812 William Flinn Hwy Bulding 4, 2nd Floor...

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Summer Book Club Reads

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Events & Sightings | Comments Off on Summer Book Club Reads

Last night we had a Book Club meeting at the Tea Loft. There is nothing better for the soul than snacks, tea, and a bunch of ladies (although we aren’t exclusively a ladies group) nerd chatting about books. We have chosen books for the next few months. June: TINY, BEAUTIFUL THINGS: ADVICE ON LOVE AND LIFE FROM DEAR SUGAR by Cheryl Strayed July: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins August*: THE NEXT BEST THING by Amanda Schultzman and THE CASTAWAYS by Elin Hilderbrand September and October**: THE HISTORIAN by Elizabeth Kostova  ...

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Join our VIP Club!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Tea Specials | Comments Off on Join our VIP Club!

Anyone who knows me knows I am technologically backwards. I break technology that a 3 year old can fix. So what I am about to tell you may shock those who understand the gravity of the two sentences that precede this one…… Tupelo Honey Teas and the Tea Loft now send coupons, specials and promotions by text. WHAAAA… WHAAAAAAAAT?!?!?!?! Yes, you have read that correctly! Actually the company I am working with has made it so simple, stupid proof that it was a no brainer. Here is how this works: Text TEA to 51660 to receive...

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Book Launch Party

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Events & Sightings | Comments Off on Book Launch Party

Exciting things are happening over at the Tea Loft. If you aren’t familiar, the Tea Loft is our funky, little shop in Allison Park, PA. Two of my biggest loves in life are reading a good book drinking tea. It is just happenstance that they go together really well. I started a book club through the shop and honestly, it ended up taking the back burner when things got crazy in the business, which happened way too often. I really wanted the book club to take off, so I enlisted a long time book clubber, Emily Eichas, to take over and run...

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Unique Tea Gifts for Mother’s Day

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Take a Moment | Comments Off on Unique Tea Gifts for Mother’s Day

Unique Tea Gifts for Mother’s Day

As the Tea Lady, I’m an entrepreneur. I’m also a mom. There’s nothing more precious and valuable to me than time. Quality time. Time spent with my kids Time spent with my husband Time spent with family Time spent making the wheels of the business go Time spent with friends Time spent with myself to recharge my batteries Give your favorite mom a minute for herself. Tupelo Honey Teas has put together some great “time” inspired gifts for Mother’s Day. They combine beautiful and delicious responsibly sourced...

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