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Passport Tea guide

Passport Tea Guide- click here to download our tea guide


Fall and winter is a great time for rejuvenation, health and exploration.   Whether you’re drinking to new beginnings or your health, here are 10 great ways you can celebrate tea.  Try Passport loose leaf teas and taste the difference.

1.  Rejuvenate.  Revisit your old favorites such as herbal blends and traditional black teas. Clean out your cupboard and invest in some fresh teas.  Try a blend of teas with citrus like Grapefruit and Orange Green.

2.  Sip to Your Health.  Green Teas like Pomegranate Green, Chinese Pinhead Gun Powder, and Japanese Jade Sencha  are high in antioxidants and vitamin C.  The healthiest way is to drink these teas is in their purest form.  Skipping the calories from sugar or cream is a great healthy start to any day.

3.  Relax.  Herbal Tisanes are all 100% caffeine free.  The ingredients of our Relaxing Blend are Peppermint leaf and whole chamomile.  Sipping herbal tea is a great way to unwind and relax. A wonderful choice before bed because of the calming and soothing effects.

4.  Nurture.  Did you know Rooibos Teas are high in antioxidants and contain no caffeine? Similar to black tea in taste and looks but coming from a African bush that is not classified as tea (Camellia sinensis).  Desert Orange Rooibos is infused with crisp orange making this a delicious combination.

5.  Back to Basics.  Just because they are your old favorites does not mean they are boring.  Begin your day with an old world tea originating from India, such as English Breakfast or Darjeeling.  Traditional  English Breakfast makes a bright, straight forward brew, having a brisk character balanced by a smooth finish.

6.  Refresh.  Caffeine-free infusions – fine and relaxing brews are a pleasure to savor.  Tisanes come from the world’s botanicals such as dried fruits, herbs, spices and flowers and do not contain any teas so naturally they are caffeine free.  Fruit teas are much lower in calories and carbohydrates than fruit drinks, because they do not contain any added sugar.

7.  Explore.  Rare White tea comes from young tea leaves and it is picked just before the leaf opens on the stem, then air dried to lock in its color and flavor.  Aromatic and delicate-bodied, the Mutan is an excellent introduction to  rare white tea.

8.  Spice it up.   Scented or flavored black teas begin with smooth Chinese tea  adding fruit, herbs, botanicals and only the finest flavorings blend together producing a bright flavor.  Combinations with spices and flavors like  Cinnamon Orange Spice. is a wonderful winter tea.

9.  Brew the best.  When brewing teas, it is always necessary to brew at a proper temperature to enjoy the best flavor from the tea.  Improper brewing temperatures lead to a weak or bitter taste.
White Teas    170-190F
Green Teas    170-190F
Oolong Teas    185F-200F
Darjeeling Teas    200F – 212F
Black Teas    200F-212F
Herbals    212F

10. Store properly.  Exposure to excessive light, heat and moisture can and will rob tea leaves of its flavors.  Tea stays freshest when stored in a dry, cool, dark place in an air-tight container.  Black tea lasts the longest and  may be be kept for two years.  Green tea loses its freshness more quickly, usually in less than a year.  Gunpowder tea, its leaves being tightly rolled, keeps longer than more open-leafed green teas.  (An exception, Pu-erh tea improves with age.)

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Flavors for Every Holiday!

Announcing our holiday flavors are back! Just the perfect pairing for all the holidays.

 PASSPORT Holiday Coffees (shop here)

Almond Brittle- Buttery almond flavor blended with fresh coffee-what’s better than that?
Creme Brulee – Creamy vanilla reminiscent of the traditional dessert-this one is a year-round favorite!
Butterscotch Caramel – Sweet caramel and buttery butterscotch make this the perfect dessert coffee.
Maple Pecan – Toasty pecans drizzled with maple syrup? Yes please!
Chocolate Caramel – Another excellent dessert coffee!
Holiday Blend –  With a delicious toffee flavor, this one may be our most popular holiday blend!
Mistletoe Mocha – Creamy chocolate with a peppermint kick!
Christmas Cookie – Cinnamon sugar cookie…this one is an employee favorite!
Pumpkin Spice – Coffee with all the flavors of pumpkin pie-cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and, of course, pumpkin!
Cinnamon Pecan Roll – You can’t fit a cinnamon roll in your coffee cup (we tried), but this is the next best thing! Sweet pecan and cinnamon flavors make this the perfect breakfast complement.
Candy Cane - Sweet peppermint is sure to start your morning off with a kick!
Chocolate Fudge - Need we say more?
Chocolate Rum Cake - While there’s actually no alcohol in this, we won’t tell if you add a splash of rum. Or two. 
*All flavored coffees also available in decaf .

PASSPORT Holiday Teas 

Vanilla Chai Black Tea -This Vanilla Chai tea is loaded with traditional spices, like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, with a dash of vanilla.Delicious on it’s own or with milk!
Autumn Spice Tisane- This tea has a very exotic flavor profile. The delicious blend of orange hibiscus, tart dried fruits and cinnamon flavors combined create a reminder of this wonderful fall season.
Orange Dream - Creamy orange blended into the rich flavor of black tea
Citrus Blossom Green - One of our most popular! Real orange pieces give this a light citrus flavor while subtle honey tones float in the background.
Hibiscus Green - Blended with dried hibiscus flowers and a hint of fruit flavors. The hibiscus adds a sweet yet tart flavor and gives it a rich red color in the cup.
Cinnamon Apple Fruit - Hibiscus and sunflowers blended with dried apples and delicious cinnamon. The aroma alone will remind you a fresh baked apple pie.
Caramel Almond Fruit - Real almonds and dried apples with caramel flavor gives this tisane an aroma that is over the top!
Kiwi Strawberry Fruit- Delighting both young and old, this blend of rose hips, hibiscus, dried fruit and natural flavorings. Brews red!
Desert Fruit – This botanical blend is bursting with fruity flavor. Hibiscus, dried wild berries and natural flavorings combine and brews up a rich red color in the cup.
In addition to our flavored coffee/tea, we also offer a variety of holiday syrups and sauces.

 
 
 
 
 
         Torani Holiday Syrups*Gingerbread, Eggnog, Butter Pecan, Butter Rum, English Toffee, Pumpkin Pie, Peppermint

*We do ship Torani syrups, but it must be ordered it multiples of 12 (can be assorted flavors) and a $7.50 shipper charge is added on top of the regular shipping costs to prevent any damage.

 

 

 

          Torani Sauces (64-oz.)
Pumpkin Pie SauceThis one goes FAST! The perfect way to create a pumpkin pie latte at home; it tastes just like pumpkin pie. Promise.
Chocolate Sauce - This one has lots of uses! Make your own mocha or milkshake, serve on top of ice cream, drizzle over fruit, etc.
Caramel Sauce – Make yourself a caramel latte or use it to drizzle over Grandma’s Apple Pie at Thanksgiving.
White Chocolate Sauce - Great in all type of winter lattes!

 

*Also available in sugar free

 

 

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