General Tea

We've compiled a trove of fun information and stories about our favorite subject: tea! Read on to learn more about our favorites, the history of different teas, and more.

Tea and Pipe Tobacco Pairings

Drinking Tea and Smoking Pipes are both ritualistic experiences. If you or someone you know enjoys smoking pipes, tea deserves consideration. Tea can be used to complement the pipe smoking experience by combining flavors and aromas.

Food Safety with Decaf Tea and Coffee

There are several methods of removing caffeine from tea. Two of the cheaper 'chemical methods' are also used for decaf coffee, and this is where there has been some recent controversy. The Carbon Dioxide method is the most expensive, but keeps the teas original flavor the most intact, along with all the beneficial compounds.

Celebrating Earth Day: Our Eco-Concious Efforts

As an eco-conscious company, we try our best to implement as many eco-friendly business practices as possible. The most obvious to our customers is that we try our best to help YOU choose reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable products to keep your love of tea eco-friendly too!

Coffee to Tea How To Switch

If you're used to your morning beverage of choice being a mean cup of joe, you might be thinking... Tea tastes like water. Will I like switching from coffee to tea? We've taken some of this guess work out by coming up with our select favorites if you are ready to switch from coffee to tea.

Does Tea Grade Affect Tea Flavor?

Believe it or not, the grade of a tea leaf doesn't always signify quality. Unfortunately, tea leaf grading focuses more on the look of a tea leaf or time of harvest of a tea than the "love and care" that was put into it. You can take the same looking tea from two different tea gardens and most likely they will taste different.

Lapsang Souchong: A Journey into the World of Smoky Elegance

In the vast landscape of teas that grace our cups, there exists a unique and enigmatic variety that captivates the senses with its distinctive aroma and flavor – Lapsang Souchong. Originating from the misty mountains of the Fujian province in China, this tea stands out among its counterparts for its bold, smoky profile that evokes a sense of mystery and refinement.

The Whistling Kettle 2023 Gift Guide

The quest to elicit a delighted "I love it!" response to your holiday gift is one we've perfected. For Holidays 2023, enjoy festive seasonal flavors that are sure to please anyone on your list. Explore our collection and discover the perfect tea-inspired presents for your loved ones this holiday season!

Coffee vs Tea: Is Coffee or Tea Better For You?

Coffee can provide that quick pick me up we all need in the morning. However, very high caffeine consumption can not only cause potential problems with irregular heartbeat, but also lead to anxiety and insomnia. Fortunately, tea can provide both stimulation and boost awareness without consuming potentially harmful levels of caffeine.