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Be our Valentine! Zhi Hosts Chocolate & Tea Pairing

Get in the mood! Let Zhi guide your heart and your taste buds at our upcoming Valentine Tea & Chocolate Pairing.

Together, we’ll explore the relationships between two great loves: tea and chocolate at the Zhi Tea Gallery, where we’ll present four decadent courses. We’ll consider their qualities, their complements, their contrasts, and how they pair with each other.

Each coupling has romantic potential, but what pair will steal your heart?

For your tasting pleasure, Zhi is proud to partner with the culinary wizards at The Chocolate Makers Studio. This talented chocolatier is new to Austin, and you’ll be delighted with their work. You’ll also receive a special event discount for 10% off all teas in the Gallery, plus a teaZer-sized sample to take home ($4 value). Seating limited! Please RSVP today.

Sat, Feb 9.
5 pm- 6:30 pm.
$25 a person; $40 a pair.

To RSVP:
-In person at the Zhi Gallery (cash/check/cc)
-Over the phone via credit card (512.539.0717)
-Or by PayPal to jeffrey@zhitea.com

Questions? email info@zhitea.com 

Monday Mashup: Mounds of Chai

Today marks Zhi Tea’s first documented mix and match experiment: the Monday Mashup. You can look forward to these creative premium tea combos and draw some inspiration for your own custom blends.

We were having a bit of a candy craving today, which became our inspiration for this week’s Monday Mashup. We mixed together our Coconut Chai and our Cacao Chai teas at about a 50/50 ratio to create what we’ve aptly named Mounds of Chai tea after the classic candy bar.

The refreshing blend marries our favorite dark chocolate and organic coconut flavors in a refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed alone or with organic milk and Fair Trade sugar for that true candy essence.

Try mixing the two at home to make an organic chai latte or a pure premium cup of tea, and let us know what you think! If you’ve mixed up other Zhi Teas and discovered the magic of blending, shoot us a suggestion for next week’s Monday Mashup, and your tea invention may be featured right here on the Zhi blog.

Tune in next Monday for another exciting Mashup and see what teas will join forces!

Tea and Chocolate Pairing

Blissed Out ChocolatesZhi Tea will be pairing up with Austin’s own Blissed Out Chocolates for an afternoon of tea and chocolate pairing. This class (or a version thereof) was the most highly attended and rated class at the World Tea Expo. I was there and it was amazing so I decided to do a version of it here at the Zhi Tea Gallery.

Of all the chocolate companies in Austin, I decided on Blissed Out. Erika, who runs the company has similar values as we do; quality, sustainability, beauty, and a strong grass-roots local focus. And, of course, her chocolates are amazing.

So we decided to do a pairing class of 5 of our teas with 5 of her chocolates. This will be a fun, tasty, and totally interactive class.

Cost is $15 and includes all your teas and chocolates. Admission also entitles you to discounts on tea and chocolate gifts for the Holidays if you so choose.

Seating is very limited, so don’t wait!

Blissed Out Chocolate is local Austin company dedicated to brining the purest, most bliss inducing dark chocolate to the world. We specialize in organic gourmet gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, raw chocolates. Raw cacao, the main ingredient in all Blissed Out chocolates is one of the world’s most nutrient dense foods. Vast arrays of these nutrients are destroyed during the conventional chocolate making process. They hand craft each small batch in such a way that ensures the 300+ enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals remain intact.