A remarkably simple yet effective way to enjoy a cup of tea.
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Tip one side to brew tea (with the strainer positioned underwater), & then tip the other way to drink (when the strainer is positioned out of the water, the tea leaves are no longer being steeped).
The ingenious Finnish design was invented by Laura Bougdanos, who was inspired by the sleek efficiency of Nordic design & the rugged beauty of Finland's landscape – gleaming snow drifts & inky black lakes in the arctic night. Daniela Cubelic, Silk Road's Owner & Tea Master was a collaborator on the project, ensuring that TipCup brews a perfect cup of tea!
TipCup is an extraordinary design from the perspective of tea innovation. Tea has more than 4,000 years of recorded history, & in all this time, no one has come up with the idea of tipping a cup one way to brew tea, & then tipping it another way to stop the leaves from continuing to infuse. It's comparable to when teapots or teaballs were first invented. Although the TipCup is a newcomer on the tea-culture block, it has already won a honourable mention at the prestigious reddot design awards for 2011.
Due to safety concerns around Covid-19 we are not accepting any returns or exchanges at the store. All goods purchased at this time are considered a FINAL SALE.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve the tea’s superb flavour, freshness and nutrients. Normally, we encourage you to bring your empty tins into our shops to refill. However, this is currently on pause due to Covid-19. We’re delighted to offer another eco-friendly, low-waste way to re-use your tins!
Brown bag refills are available when you purchase tea in-store and online. Simply select “refill” to receive your tea in a brown bag refill. Immediately transfer the tea to the original tin it came in, once the brown bag refill is home or has arrived in the mail. Brown bags are 100% recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and made of post-consumer recycled paper.
CAN I STORE TEA IN THE BROWN BAG REFILL? No, it is a short term method for transport only and is not suitable for storing. It will not maintain tea’s freshness, nutrients and flavour. It does not protect against exposure to air, liquid or moisture. Air exposure causes nutrient & flavour loss; liquid/moisture causes tea to mildew. As soon as you get home from the shop, or when it arrives in the mail, transfer tea immediately into Silk Road tins - they are designed to preserve the tea.
ABOUT TEA SIZES Refer to the above chart - our loose teas are sold by volume, not weight.