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We are a specialty tea company based in the Portland, Oregon area. Founded in 1972, Stash Tea Company has been offering a complete line of 100% natural teas for 40 years.

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Our Berry Black Cocktail is a quick ‘n’ easy Happy Hour treat!
serves 1Ingredients 1 English Breakfast tea bag 1/2 cup hot water 1/2 cup sugar 2 oranges 3 large strawberries 2 ounces vodka
Directions Steep the black tea bag in the hot water for five minutes. Remove the tea bag, pour the tea into a small saucepan, and add sugar. Warm over medium-high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. Add the strawberries and juice of the oranges into a blender and pulse until smooth. You can choose to strain the purée through a fine mesh sieve or use as is. Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add 1 ounce of the sweetened black tea, 3 ounces of fruit purée and 2 ounces vodka. Shake for 15 seconds, until ice-cold. Serve immediately.
Find more recipes in our free summer recipe book, Ice Days Ahead!   High-res

Our Berry Black Cocktail is a quick ‘n’ easy Happy Hour treat!

serves 1
Ingredients
English Breakfast tea bag
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup sugar
2 oranges
3 large strawberries
2 ounces vodka

Directions
Steep the black tea bag in the hot water for five minutes. Remove the tea bag, pour the tea into a small saucepan, and add sugar. Warm over medium-high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.

Add the strawberries and juice of the oranges into a blender and pulse until smooth. You can choose to strain the purée through a fine mesh sieve or use as is.

Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full with ice. Add 1 ounce of the sweetened black tea, 3 ounces of fruit purée and 2 ounces vodka. Shake for 15 seconds, until ice-cold. Serve immediately.

Find more recipes in our free summer recipe book, Ice Days Ahead!

This summer, we’re all about dressing up our favorite iced teas with flavored ice cubes. These decorative lemonade ice cubes create a slow-melt Arnold Palmer (iced tea & lemonade) without diluting your tea! The recipe is so simple, we wish we had heard of it sooner! 
Here’s what you’ll need:2 c. fresh lemonade12 fresh raspberries1 qt. of your favorite Stash Iced Tea
Step 1: In an empty ice cube tray, place one fresh raspberry into each compartment.
Step 2: Fill each compartment half way with fresh lemonade and let freeze for about 2 hours.
Step 3: Once frozen, fill each compartment completely with lemonade and freeze until completely solid.
Step 4: Add to a glass of Stash iced tea and enjoy! Excellent with English Breakfast Black Tea, Tropical Fruit Iced Tea, or Wild Raspberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea.  *For a fun twist, we recommend making the ice cubes with raspberry or pink lemonade.   High-res

This summer, we’re all about dressing up our favorite iced teas with flavored ice cubes. These decorative lemonade ice cubes create a slow-melt Arnold Palmer (iced tea & lemonade) without diluting your tea! The recipe is so simple, we wish we had heard of it sooner!

Here’s what you’ll need:
2 c. fresh lemonade
12 fresh raspberries
1 qt. of your favorite Stash Iced Tea

Step 1: In an empty ice cube tray, place one fresh raspberry into each compartment.

Step 2: Fill each compartment half way with fresh lemonade and let freeze for about 2 hours.

Step 3: Once frozen, fill each compartment completely with lemonade and freeze until completely solid.

Step 4: Add to a glass of Stash iced tea and enjoy! Excellent with English Breakfast Black Tea, Tropical Fruit Iced Tea, or Wild Raspberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea.

*For a fun twist, we recommend making the ice cubes with raspberry or pink lemonade.

DIY your own drink parasols! These fun umbrellas won’t keep your iced drinks cold, but they make a great added feature to any summer party!

Materials
White paper
Wooden skewers
Scissors
Glue or tapeOur parasol patterns

Directions
Cut your wooden skewers to a couple of inches longer than the height of your drinking glasses.

Download and print our umbrella designs onto plain white paper. Cut them out with scissors, then cut along the dotted line.

Create a cone by slightly overlapping the edges; secure using a glue stick or tape underneath. Poke a skewer through the underside of the cone’s point and place inside your cup.   High-res

DIY your own drink parasols! These fun umbrellas won’t keep your iced drinks cold, but they make a great added feature to any summer party!

Materials
White paper
Wooden skewers
Scissors
Glue or tape
Our parasol patterns

Directions
Cut your wooden skewers to a couple of inches longer than the height of your drinking glasses.

Download and print our umbrella designs onto plain white paper. Cut them out with scissors, then cut along the dotted line.

Create a cone by slightly overlapping the edges; secure using a glue stick or tape underneath. Poke a skewer through the underside of the cone’s point and place inside your cup.

Recipe: Kori Ginger Coke (or Pepsi)


photo credit: Pepper.ph

The minute we spotted this creative beverage on Pepper.ph we thought what a great idea! Ice cubes made with English Breakfast tea, fresh ginger and lemon to flavor your cola. Why didn’t we think of that!

We recommend using Stash English Breakfast Black Tea or Stash English Breakfast Decaf Black Tea for this beverage.

Kori Ginger Coke
makes 3
3 cans regular Coca Cola
2 bags English Breakfast tea
3 pieces thumb-sized peeled ginger (about 2 Tbsp)
1 lemon, quartered
2 cups water

In a pot, put tea bags, ginger, lemon and water.
Heat and boil for 2 minutes. (Start count when it begins to boil.)
Let cool. When ready, pour into ice trays and freeze.
Put ice cubes in a glass and add soda. Serve immediately.