Wednesday, August 27, 2008

October Wine Class- A Tour Of Italy

Friday, October 17th~ 7:30pm-9:30pm
Join us as we take a tour through a variety of Italy's 20 wine regions. Taste 8 exceptional Italian wines with perfectly paired cheese selections from The Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop. Cost is $40 per person. Call 215-381-2226 to reserve your spot.

Special Storytelling Event Added! A Night Of A Thousand Wishes...

At the request of our customers we have added a special storytelling event to our calendar. On October 31st (Halloween) we will combine a special story from Story Artist Annie Hart with a mini teaparty. Enjoy mini pastries and a selection of hot tea while Annie spins a magical tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat. We will hold the event in the Garden Room at The Hill Tea Bar from 7:30pm-9:30pm and the cost is $25 per person. Please call 215-381-2226 to make your reservation; space is very limited.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Please Vote For The Hill Tea Bar!

I would like to ask our wonderful customers to vote for The Hill Tea Bar as one of Philadelphia area's best local businesses. We've been nominated for the Hot List as one of the best Tea House businesses.

Please vote for us at (under Specialty Food & Beverage- Tea House)

Thank You!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Chamong Estate Darjeeling is Here!

The Chamong Tea Estate was a finalist in the Super Black Tea category for the 2008 World Tea Competition and was awarded a final score of 93. The Hill Tea Bar has the Chamong whole leaf darjeeling Spring, Summer, Autumn and Monsoon flushes available- including a sampler pack. The tea is organic and was packed in July 2008. We are regularly asked about the darjeeling flushes and what it really means to the tea drinker.

Spring Flush- After a period of dormancy in the winter months the tea bushes present delicate new growth shoots that have a green/grey tea leaf appearance. The tea liquor will be fresh with a mild floral flavor.

Summer Flush- From May until the end of July the summer flush teas are produced. The tea leaves will have a sprinkling of silver tips. The aroma of summer flush tea will be full bodied while the flavor of the tea liquor will be mellow with a slight muscatel flavor.

Monsoon Flush- Produced from August until October the monsoon flush darjeeling will have a bolder flavor than the summer flush. The aroma is strong, fresh and sweet. The infused tea leaf will be light-coppery gold in color.

Autumn Flush- Produced from October until the winter season this tea liqor will have the boldest flavor of all of the darjeeling flushes. The aroma is sweet and the infused tea leaf will be bright coppery-gold in color.

Green Tea Mojito Cocktail

Hi. I wanted to post the recipe for the Green Tea Mojito that was so popular at the July 25th Storytelling Event. This icy cocktail is the perfect summer thirst quencher!

Green Tea Mojito
Serves 4
Brew 3 & 3/4 cups of Green Lemonade Tea and pour into a 1 quart heat-proof pitcher. Add sugar to hot tea and stir until dissolved. Add peppermint leaves to tea and stir. Allow the tea mixture to cool. Add lime juice and rum to cooled tea. Fill 4 tall glasses with ice and pour Green Tea Mojito over ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh peppermint.

3 3/4 freshly brewed Green Lemonade Tea (or lemon flavored green tea)
15 large peppermint leaves
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
Juice of 1 small lime
4 ounces white rum (optional)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Annie Hart- Storytelling Scheduled for August 22nd

Annie Hart's special story blend has been a tremendous hit at The Hill Tea Bar! The next event will be on August 22nd at 7pm. This month's theme will be stories of tea leaves....more to come.