Shop Indie: SBS Teas
I just placed an order for some coffee and cocoa from SBS Teas.
For those unfamiliar, SBS Teas is a woman-owned business and they sell fabulous loose teas, tea accessories, hot cocoa, and even coffee.
I used to buy tea frequently there in 2006. Not long after, the lovely west coast owner sold the business, and I just didn't try it again until holiday time.
I almost had forgotten aboout SBS. Don't ask me how, but I did--until I found some absolutely divine Fairy Tale Tisane in my cupboard. That sent a lightbulb off and I placed an order for things to put in my Mom's Christmas basket.
When I placed my holiday order, I was just as happy as I used to be as an SBS customer. The quality and service associated with this business (now located in Raleigh, NC) is great--just as it was before. The package--even in December-- arrived within 3 days. The coffee was good and the cocoa (particularly Caramel Praline) was delicious. Before I forget to mention it, if you love cocoa, you must try the Aztec Gold blend!
I was going to make some coffee this afternoon and noticed I am dangerously low on it. I wanted to purchase some from an Indie business and wasn't sure whether to order some from Pike Creek Coffee Roasters or SBS Teas.
I spotted the delicious holiday flavors on sale at an extremely low price. The sizes are a bit picked over, but I was able to get 8 ounce bags in 6 different flavors.
I'm trying the half pound sizes of:
Snowflake Sundae: a blend of
Spiced Egg Nog:
I also threw in a sampler of Decadent Sipping Chocolate to try as well. The total with shipping (darn the new USPS rates) was $25.25 for 3 pounds of coffee (6 flavors at 8 ounces each) and the sipping chocolate.
If you're a bakery lover AND a tea fan, I cannot emphasize enough how delicious the Fairy Tale Tisane is at SBS Teas. This is a blend of