Stir Tea 506778 en-nz Stir Tea 30 Considering a Plant Based Diet? Here's What You Need to Know Plant based diets are becoming very popular, especially with the change in season. We discuss what a plant based diet is, why many are choosing one and some tips on how you can start including more fruit and vegetables into your diet. 001, 1 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +1300 Summer News 2020 See our latest news and recipes. 049, 4 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +1300 Complimentary Tea of the Moment Sample with Your Online Order Enjoy a cup of tea on us. Choose your complimentary tea of the moment sample from our sample selection at checkout and we will include this with your online order. There is enough for a few cups or it is a lovely item to pass on to a tea loving friend or workmate. Click here to see the current tea of the moment - it changes often. 049, 1 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +1300 Stir Tea Guide on Choosing the Perfect Tea Are you searching for tea for yourself or as a gift? Are you stuck on which tea or tisane to purchase? Let us walk you through the process we use to help customers choose the perfect tea along with recommendations from our range. 049, 30 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +1300 Spring News 2020 039, 24 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1200 How Do I Know How Much Tea Leaf to Use? Our Simple Guide to Finding the Perfect Measure Is there an exact quantity of tea leaf I should be using in my pot? We take a look at the factors that come into play when making this decision, helping you find the perfect measure. 037, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1200 Does Your Teacup Shape Influence Your Tea Drinking Experience? In part two of our series on teacups, we look into whether or not the shape, size and material of your teacup can have an influence on your tea drinking experience. 036, 1 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +1200 Stock Updates - Read about our new blends, stock arrivals and new harvests Here you will find a monthly update on what is happening in our stock room. Read about new arrivals, expected arrivals and new blends we have released. 031, 30 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +1200 Winter News 2020 025, 17 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 Does the Colour of your Cup Influence Your Tea Experience? In part one of a two part series, we take a look at the influence the colour of the cup we use can have on how we perceive the colour and taste of the tea we drink. 023, 4 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 A cup of tea is a hot, wet, aromatic Swiss army knife. "I am not sure what I’d do without tea" - read this light hearted view of life with tea. Article originally posted on The Guardian, written by Hannah Jane Parkinson 1 May 2020. 023, 4 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +1200 What Makes Earl Grey Tea Unique? Earl Grey tea is a delightful tea with a difference: the inclusion of bergamot. We look at the history behind the creation of Earl Grey tea, with a special focus on the oh so aromatic bergamot. 014, 1 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +1300 Summer News 2020 008, 19 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 Introducing Our New White Bag Tea Packaging Over the past 12 months, we've undertaken significant research into choosing new tea packaging with the ultimate aim of reducing our environmental footprint. We have now reached the final testing stage of our new white bag packaging and would love to share the journey we've taken to get here with you. 049, 5 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Tea Folklore and Superstitions We Just Have to Share! Whether or not you believe them, tea folklore and superstitions are a fun way of connecting with the past and having a laugh over the teacups. We share our favourite superstitions with you today! 049, 3 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Tea Poem By Anita May Blanchett Enjoy a cuppa and take a read of this delightful tea poem by Anita May Blanchett. 045, 7 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Spring News 2019 044, 30 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Exploring the Delicacies of White Tea We take a look at the delicate flavour and aroma white tea gives us, comparing the differences between itself and green tea. We discuss how white tea got its name and look at some exciting research into the benefits white tea can provide. 044, 28 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Enjoying the Dance of the Tea Leaves (aka The Agony of the Leaf) When was the last time you paused and took a moment to enjoy the dance of the tea leaves? That moment when boiling or hot water is poured over the dried leaf to awaken it from its slumber, to stir it from its sleep. It’s something we love here at Stir Tea and today we’re going to explain more about this beautiful process and its benefits. 040, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Winter News 2019 See our latest news and recipes. 031, 1 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 Taking an In-Depth Look at Rooibos (aka Red Bush) We explore the delightful Rooibos plant and how it has become one of our most popular caffeine free beverages. We'll take you to its indigenous home of South African and discuss the likely benefits of choosing rooibos as your daily beverage of choice. 030, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 It’s 9am: Time for Aunt Daisy & a Cup of Tea! Listening to Aunt Daisy while drinking a cup of tea was one of life's most enjoyable moments for many of New Zealand's past generations. Come with us on a journey to learn about one of our most precious treasures, and grab some of her tea-themed tips along the way. 030, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 Drinking Rooibos to Chase Away Colds Drinking Rooibos can enhance the body's natural defense system. Try it as part of your cold and flu fighting strategy as scientists have identified evidence that drinking Rooibos helps enhance your body's natural defense system. 030, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 Keep Updated With the Stir Team on Facebook We'd love for you to receive regular updates from the Stir Tea team. Changes to Facebook have meant that some of our customers are no longer seeing our posts in their feeds or receiving notifications. Learn how you can easily remedy this in four quick and easy steps. 030, 23 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 What Plant Based Milk is a Good Alternative to Cow’s Milk in My Black Tea? Milk helps induce sleep, fortifies the nervous system and is rich in proteins and minerals. Increasingly tea drinkers who are trying to reduce or eliminate dairy from their diet are asking us for a plant based milk alternative. We decided the best way to answer this was to test it for ourselves. So, we set aside an afternoon to run a blind tasting with five non-dairy plant based milk alternatives. 023, 7 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +1200 Autumn News 2019 See our latest news and recipes. 014, 5 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Must You Brew Tea in a Teapot? If So, Which is the Best Type to Use: Ceramic, Glass, Metal or Porcelain? We’re often asked teapot questions - Do you have to brew Stir loose leaf tea in a teapot? What is the best type of teapot to use? Is it a traditional ceramic or stoneware teapot? Or maybe a more modern glass teapot is the answer? We share our teapot thoughts (and other options for brewing) with you so you can decide. 013, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Stir Tea receives an A grade food certification - current to 2020 Stir Tea has received an A Grade (top grade) food registration under the National Programme Level 3 certification. Our commitment to quality control processes continues. The grading is current to March 2020. 007, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 New Zealand Guide to Tea Etiquette (or as we like to think of it Tea Manners) New Zealanders have developed their own form of tea etiquette over the years but retained many of the old traditions that travelled to NZ with UK settlers. Here is a reminder of what some of those traditions are to try at your next tea party! 048, 26 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 5 Creative Ways to Enjoy Iced Tea This Summer At Stir Tea, we’re huge fans of relaxing in summer with a cold glass of iced tea! Today we’re sharing five of our favourite and most creative ways for you to enjoy iced tea with family and friends over the summer months. 047, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 The Power of Tea in a Crisis Nurse Adam Miller reminds us all of the power of a cup tea in a time of ill health. 031, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Creative tea trends good news for NZ dairy Fonterra creates a new business section to accommodate the growth in the young Chinese tea drinker market wanting to add yoghurt, cream cheese, cream (or all of the above) to their tea beverage. 026, 30 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Tea and Iron Absorption Does the consumption of tea affect the absorption of iron from your food. Read the answers in this report by a UK Tea research organisation, Tea Advisory Panel. 016, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Does a hot cup of tea really cool you down on a hot day? Pop the kettle on and have a read to find out. 007, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Stir Tea Newsletter February 2018 See our latest tea news and recipes. 007, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Summer 2018 with Stir - Tea is the New Black Qt Magazine spent an hour chatting over a cup of tea. They declared: Michelle Casson is Queenstown’s undisputed “queen of tea” - read what else they discovered about Stir. 002, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 Benefits of Creating your online account Read about the benefits of having an online account 049, 5 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Existing customers creating new online accounts 049, 5 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +1300 044, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea 044, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +1300 02/11/17 - Welcome to our new website We hope you enjoy our updated website and find this enhances your shopping experience with us. 044, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Iced Tea Hints and Tips View below PDF for our helpful hints on preparing Iced Tea 044, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Pause when brewing for greater effect Read why it is important to allow your tea time to steep. 043, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 2018 Food Registration Certificate Our tea is all packaged in Queenstown. Here is a copy of our current food premise registration. 043, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 White Tea Research Read about research findings from Kingston University London August 2009 043, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Tea and Human Health Here is the full report on speaker summaries from the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health 043, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Green Tea - Weight Loss and Cancer Research Read what recent studies show on this subject 043, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Grow your own Tea - NZ Gardener Article Read how to grow your own camellia sinensis (tea) trees. 043, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 043, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Queenstown Life Blogger Jane Guy spends an afternoon with Stir "Stir Tea, a brand that wants to give you that feeling of magic with every cup." So wrote popular Queenstown Life blogger and tea lover, Jane Guy after spending an afternoon with us in March 2016. Read her insightful and interesting piece about Stir complete with her beautiful images. 043, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 The best way to store your tea Read how to keep your dry tea leaf in the best condition possible. 043, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 New Blend - All Day Rooibos We have just released our new blend 043, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Stir Tea Packaging & Reducing Waste Conscious about packaging? Take a read to understand why we use the packaging we do and how we reduce waste. 043, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 QT Magazine - Stir Tea and Remarkables Market Stir Tea featured in QT Magazine, a lifestyle publication situated in Central Otago, when they did an article on the fantastic Saturday Remarkables Farmers Market held in the red barn just along from Remarkables Park in Frankton. We have been a stallholder at since the market first opened. 042, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 Delicious Magazine - Australian Master Chef Judge discovers Stir Matt Preston, author, highly respected food critic and chef describes the Stir Tea herbal blends in his article in the March 2010 issue covering his visit to Central Otago as "wonderfully clean and vivid fruit teas" 042, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 We rush our cuppa, expert Michelle Casson says Making good tea takes time. Read this full article written by food expert Charmian Smith for the Food & Wine section of the Otago Daily Times in October 2009. 042, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 As featured in Dish Magazine in August 2009 the humble cuppa has come a long way in recent years, Melinda Williams explores the explosion in New Zealand’s love for tea. The article includes our very own Stir. 042, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300