The Blog

Connect with the Many Voices of Piper & Leaf!

We're a small, family oriented & run business, and greatly value each of our folks. Knowing they have tons of valuable knowledge and insight, we've asked our team to contribute their experiences and how-to's right here for the benefit of all. Enjoy!
Santa Lucia Day

Family Christmas Traditions: Santa Lucia Day

When my sisters and I read Kirsten’s Surprise (an American Girls story about a pioneer girl from Sweden), we were inspired to recreate the Swedish tradition of Santa Lucia Day. Santa Lucia Day, also called St. Lucy’s Day, is on December 13. It celebrates the legend of Saint Lucy bringing food to persecuted Christians in […]

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Tea Ideas

Tea Ideas: Gifts for Tea Lovers

Do you have a friend who claims to drink tea often, but you don’t know what to get them? Here’s a list of great tea ideas and tips! Loose Leaf Tea –> this is the easiest thing to get your friends. If you know they love tea, you can’t go wrong with the Front Porch […]

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Homemade Jelly Made with Cherry Christmas Tea

Homemade Jelly. Just like Grandma made. Can you smell it? Can you taste it? The holiday season is rushing towards us with cooling weather, steaming hot drinks, snuggly scarves and your long list of presents to buy for family, friends, school teachers, co-workers, and others. Don’t forget about making cookies for Santa! But, your budget […]

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History of Tea

The History of Tea Part 1: How did tea get here?

Tea is a fascinating, world-changing, and of course, delicious subject. Its impact on and simultaneous expansion with the rise of the modern world seems to point to more than a mere correlation. The origin of tea in the ancient world is also linked undeniably with the religions that also spawned from the same areas. There […]

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Success Stories: Piper & Leaf Artisan Tea Co.

Success Stories: The Collective Journeys that Brought Us to Tea

People often come up to us and ask, “How did this happen? How did your family start working together selling tea? What is your success story?” Well the short and simple answer is that there is no short and simple answer to any of those questions, and we are not a success story, but multiple […]

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Photo: by Rocket City Rachel - Piper & Leaf's Pumpkin Moonshine tea-glazed oats with cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts make the best granola recipe for a crisp Fall treat.

The Best Granola Recipe – Tea-Glazed Granola

Whether you eat granola as a snack by itself, or add it to yogurt for a parfait, or pack it into a bar for on-the-go mornings, you will enjoy this simple granola recipe. This is the easiest and the best granola recipe you will ever make! Once you make this recipe, you will never buy […]

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