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Reused Arbor Teas Tea Bands and Teaware Make Great Halloween Costume

Arbor Teas customer, Michael, recently made this pair of “goggles” for his son Gideon. To make the goggles Michael re-used the stretchy elastic band that wraps around the Arbor Teas bulk sized packages and an old tea ball with a broken clasp. Michael notes “The goggles have a kind of ‘steam punk’ look to them!” While Gideon wears them for fun and sometimes as eye protection if he is watching his Dad use power tools, we think they could also make an awesome accessory to a Halloween costume!

Happy Halloween!

Tea Band Googles

October 30 2013 | Tea Fun and Uncategorized | No Comments »

The 5 Personalities of Tea – Which Are You?

Here at Arbor Teas we have had a lot of time to observe the brewing techniques of our customers and ourselves.  In a fit of summertime fun and laughter, we created the top 5 Personalities of Tea.  Which are you?

We made a Facebook poll to keep track of which steeper is the most common! Let us know which Tea Personality YOU are by Monday, July 8, and we’ll enter you in a drawing to win a free Arbor Teas T-shirt.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Wednesday, July 10!

Super Steeper

The Super Steeper
Super Steepers pride themselves on getting the “most” out of their tea leaf. They purposefully steep their tea for long periods of time using boiling hot water. The resulting super brew is strong and caffeinated. Super Steepers re-steep habitually. Only in this way, can they extract all the “greatness” from the leaf.

Serious Steeper

The Serious Steeper
Serious Steepers are studious. They have researched the precise methods to brew each tea and implement them. Serious Steepers want to enjoy and document the unique characteristics of individual teas. Occasionally prone to carrying personal thermometers, they often “educate” bystanders on proper water temperature and steeping time.

Sidetracked Steeper

The Sidetracked Steeper
Sidetracked Steepers begin with the intent to brew tea using a specific method, but find themselves distracted by life. Inconsistency is the only thing constant. Sometimes the result is a fantastic cup of tea, sometimes not. Either way, it goes down the hatch while on-the-go.

Serene Steeper

The Serene Steeper
Serene Steepers prepare tea as a lifestyle. Although they are guided by best practices, Serene Steepers are not wed to the rules and are more likely to prepare tea according to their mood. Tea is usually enjoyed in tandem with another activity like reading a book, having a conversation, or enjoying the view.

Simple Steeper

The Simple Steeper
All teas are created equal in the Simple Steeper’s preparation of tea. Hot Water + Tea Leaves = Drink. Tea leaves are sometimes strained, sometimes not. Simple Steepers re-steep frequently and often do so by simply adding new leaves on top of the old leaves. Easy as that.

July 03 2013 | Tea Fun and Tea Preparation and Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Arbor Teas Annual Earth Day Sale – Monday, April 22, 2013

Our Annual Earth Day Sale is Monday, April 22!

Celebrate Earth Day with the Arbor Teas Annual Earth Day Sale. For one day only, we offer 15% off everything in our inventory – our largest sale of the year! To take advantage of the Earth Day Sale, place your order on the Arbor Teas website (www.arborteas.com) on April 22nd and input the following coupon code during checkout: EarthDay2013.

Earth Day Sale Details
Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: Between 12:01 am EST and 11:59 pm PST
Sale: 15% off everything in our inventory!
Bonus: Free shipping for orders over $60
Coupon Code: EarthDay2013

The Earth Day Discount is available while supplies last. In the past, we have sold out of certain teas and teaware, so order early! We’re sorry, but the Earth Day discount cannot be applied to orders placed before April 22nd and cannot be applied to orders placed after April 22nd. The Earth Day discount cannot be combined with other coupons and cannot be applied toward shipping costs, however we are pleased to offer free shipping for orders over $60!

PS – Don’t forget Mother’s Day is right around the corner – now is a perfect time to treat that special mom in your life to something delicious and healthy!

April 21 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Arbor Teas Annual Earth Day Sale – Sunday, April 22, 2012

Our Annual Earth Day Sale is Sunday, April 22!

Celebrate Earth Day with the Arbor Teas Annual Earth Day Sale. For one day only, we offer 15% off everything in our inventory – our largest sale of the year! To take advantage of the Earth Day Sale, place your order on the Arbor Teas website (www.arborteas.com) on April 22nd and input the following coupon code during checkout: EarthDay2012.

Earth Day Sale Details
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time: Between 12:01 am EST and 11:59 pm PST
Sale: 15% off everything in our inventory!
Bonus: Free shipping for orders over $60
Coupon Code: EarthDay2012

The Earth Day Discount is available while supplies last. In the past, we have sold out of certain teas and teaware, so order early! We’re sorry, but the Earth Day discount cannot be applied to orders placed before April 22nd and cannot be applied to orders placed after April 22nd. The Earth Day discount cannot be combined with other coupons and cannot be applied toward shipping costs, however we are pleased to offer free shipping for orders over $60!

PS – Don’t forget Mother’s Day is right around the corner – now is a perfect time to treat that special mom in your life to something delicious and healthy!

April 20 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Arbor Teas Holiday Hours

Arbor Teas will be closed for the Holidays, Dec 24, 2011 – Jan 2, 2012.

We will continue to accept orders via arborteas.com, but no shipments will be made during this time. All orders placed during this time frame will be promptly shipped beginning January 4.

Free Delivery in Ann Arbor will resume on Friday, January 6.

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Holiday and Happy New Year!

December 23 2011 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Tips for Returning Customers Logging into the New Arbor Teas Website

If you are a returning customer and logging into the new Arbor Teas website for the first time, here is a step-by-step guide to make your initial login easy!

Returning customers must create a new password during their initial login on the new ArborTeas.com. We know this is a bit of a pain and we’re sorry! Unfortunately, we were unable to move our customer’s old passwords to our new system. As a result, our new system thinks the old passwords are invalid.

Follow the steps below to login and immediately earn 100 rewards points as our way of saying “thanks”!

  1. Click on the Log In button. First, click on the “Log In” button located at the top right hand side of the Arbor Teas website.
  2. Click on the Forgot Password link. Next, click on the “Forgot your Password” link. Unfortunately, we were not able to migrate your old password to the new website. We know that you really didn’t forget your password – but this is the method by which you have to get a new password that works on the new website.
  3. Input your email address. After you click on the “Forgot your Password” link, input the email address that you use with your Arbor Teas account. Click the continue button.
  4. Check your Email. After you input your email address and click the continue button, check your email. An email will be sent to you with a link included in the email. Click on the link included in that email. When you click on the link, you are verifying that you are you and it will open a new window displaying the Arbor Teas login page. You are almost done, but you can’t login just yet!
  5. Check your Email Again. After you click on the link in the previous email, a second email will be sent to you that includes a new password. This is the password you will now use to login into your Arbor Teas account.
  6. Login. Go back to the Arbor Teas login page and input the email address you inputted in step #3 and the password sent to you in step #5. If you cut and paste your password from your email into the login screen, be careful not to accidentally grab an extra space at the beginning or end of your password. If you grab an extra space, our system will read your password as inaccurate. Either type in your password verbatim or be sure not to grab an extra space.
  7. Change your password. Once you are logged in, you will earn 100 rewards points as our way of saying “Thank You”! After you login, we recommend that you navigate to the “Account Details” section to change your password back to your old password or change it to something that you will easily remember.

October 24 2011 | Miscellaneous and Uncategorized | No Comments »

Latest Management News from Arbor Teas

PenelopeThere’s been a lot going at here at Arbor Teas lately.  This spring and summer saw the launch of our new “look”, and our industry-leading backyard compostable packaging was released with very positive reception.  Well, that isn’t all that’s been going on… As we’ve grown, we’ve felt the need to increase the size of the management team here at Arbor Teas, which has led to the recent addition of Penelope J. Lopatin on May 28, 2010.  Penelope will fill the newly created Director of Human Resources position.  She will be working in tandem with her older brother and Director of Time Management, Arthur, to oversee company morale and productivity.

All kidding aside, thank you all for being part of our larger “family”, and for sharing these moments in the growth of the Arbor Teas family with us!

June 30 2010 | Miscellaneous and Uncategorized | 5 Comments »