Enjoying High Tea

Posted by Oliver pluff on

  Starting in the month of May, The Hotel Loutrel in Charleston is beginning to offer high tea (Thursdays through Sunday) and will be serving Oliver Pluff Teas.   You can find more about the experience by visiting The Loutrel’s Experience page (click here).  If you get to visit Charleston over the coming weeks I hope you get the chance to attend!   With tea rooms on my mind,  my dear friend and I had a wonderful discussion about the Fine Tea Rooms she has had the opportunity to visit.  Please enjoy.   Dear Oliver,   One of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon is enjoying a lovely Afternoon or High Tea. I have found that having “Tea” can vary...

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To Boil or Not To Boil

Posted by Darren Hartford on

If you order tea from Oliver Pluff, you know our labels come with a guide for how long and at what temperature water to use to brew your tea. We have had several people ask if they need to boil the water or just get it to the minimum temperature recommend? When it comes to traditional tea, the answer is: yes, you always boil; whether you are making a delicate steamed green tea or a hearty herbal concoction; boil then cool to the desired temperature. While boiling water helps the flavor of tea this process also helps eliminate harmful bacteria and germs in the water. Never use pre-heated water from the tap or double boiled water, this will add an...

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