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January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

Published by Modern Steep on Jan 6th 2021

We hope you enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday season as you said farewell and, perhaps, good riddance, to 2020.

After a busy holiday season, we’re jumping right into action with several new things in place for the new year, including the use of our new compostable packaging as you’ll read about below.

In addition, as we enter the new year amidst continuing delays in the shipping world, we thought we’d get a head start on Valentine’s Day offerings so that you can place gift orders in a timely manner ahead of the usual rush. And, we have added some tasty edible treats to the line up this year! We invite you to read on for all the updates…


New Year, New Packaging

In late December, we started using new compostable packaging and updated labels. We’re happy to take this big step as we increase our sustainability efforts. Learn more about the new packaging and what it means for tea storage and handling by visiting our information page. Along with the roll out, we updated our tea labels with new graphics and info. The image on the new labels is a graphic rendering we made of the beautiful tea fields of Shizuoka - home to some of our lovely Japanese teas. We hope you enjoy the new look.


New Gift Tins Options

Check out the newest additions to our Gift Tin category:

  • Cherry Rose Small Gift Tin
  • Wonder Woman Large Gift Tin
  • Luna Rossa Large Gift Tin

  • Gift Boxes Now Available

    We’re excited to introduce our first ever custom Gift Box. Made in the USA, our new gift boxes will add a special touch when sending the gift of healthful tea to friends and family. We will use these for current and future gift sets and/or they can be purchased a la carte. Check out the details online.


    Valentine's for Tea Lovers

    Let Cupid a la Modern Steep deliver some love and joy this Valentine’s Day with one of our themed gift sets. Choose from one of our pre-selected assortments or build your own using our gift box.

    For the Love of Tea & Chocolate

    • Earl La Crème Gift Tin
    • Wonder Woman Gift Tin
    • Choice of Theo Chocolate Bar
    • Greeting Card
    • Gift Box

    Herbal Lover’s Collection

    • Wonder Woman Small Gift Tin
    • Red Satin Small Gift Tin
    • Choice of Theo Chocolate Bar
    • Greeting Card
    • Gift Box

    Sale Prices Valid Through February 10, 2021.


    Add Some Decadence To Your Gift

    In advance of Valentine Day, we’ve brought in some of the world’s finest chocolate from the place where chocolate magic begins and ends, Theo Chocolate! Theo’s was the first organic, fair-trade certified chocolate maker in North America. Selections include:

    • 85% Dark Chocolate
    • 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberry
    • 70% Dark Chocolate with Salted Almond

    Available while supplies last for only $3.00 each (msrp $3.99).


    Special Edition Tea Available

    For a limited time, we are offering Satin Kisses -- a custom blend with similarities to our popular Red Satin blend. Satin Kisses contain a small caffeine kick thanks to an infusion of roasted yerba maté. Cuddle up this Valentine’s season with a cup of this tantalizing blend featuring organic honeybush, dark roasted yerba maté, peppermint leaf, spearmint leaf, cacao nibs and vanilla. With its lightly roasted, slightly earthy sweet taste and hint of mint and dark chocolate on the finish, you'll crave cup after velvety cup.

    The 4-ounce pack yields approximately 40 eight-ounce servings plus an opportunity to steep the leaves at least one additional time. (Reg. $16, Sale $9.95)


    Looking Ahead

    We have some new and exciting things to look forward to in the coming months. First, we are eagerly awaiting arrival of new large batch blending equipment in the next week or so. This means we’ll be able to do more production of our custom tea blends in-house rather than through outsourcing that specialized service. This gives us a lot more flexibility in addition to more price control for this rather involved part of our process.

    On the product side, we have recently tasted several new and rather delightful pure leaf teas that we intend to bring in for either short- or long-term positions on our menu. We will certainly share more about these in future newsletters as they are here and ready to share.

    And, amongst other interesting stories we hope to share this year from our customers, we look forward to spotlighting the work of a Pennsylvania meadery that is currently brewing up a couple of new meads using our teas. We're looking forward to tasting their unique creations and sharing the results with you as just another example of the versatility of tea!


    Thanks for reading along. We are truly excited about the opportunities that await us in 2021 and beyond. The world has seen some rather dark times as of the past year or so though we are encouraged by ongoing methods to kick this pandemic down. We also remain hopeful that our country will find peace and unity in the years ahead. Perhaps people just need to drink more tea!

    We wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year!