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October 18, 2007

Pu-Ehr – Boom or Bust?

Filed under: Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 10:20 am

Pu-Erh CakeFor those following the Local Real Estate market, stories of escalating prices, rampant speculation and the talk of bubbles bursting is common.?

? However, the news here is in the Pu-Erh (puer) Markets.? ? Pu-Erh is a fermented tea from China often sold in “cakes” with a key property being that they improve with age like wine.? The prices for these cakes are spiking and fluctuating.? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal tells of cakes costing upwards of $13,000.?

? As one speculator put it “even if I cannot sell it, I’ll drink it.”?

October 8, 2007

Souvia voted Phoenix “Top Shop”

Filed under: Phoenix,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 3:56 pm



wavelength mag cover.jpgThanks to our customers and KJZZ/KBAQ listeners, Souvia was selected as a Phoenix “Top Shop” in Wavelength Magazine

? Wavelength Magazine September 2007.pdf


As a corporate sponsor of both stations we are glad to the local listeners have given us such postive recognition.? ? Thank You!

October 3, 2007

What’s in your Cup

A great article in the New York Times makes the point that much of the tea consumed in the US is not all that healthy…? From the article

“But a 16-ounce bottle of the popular Arizona Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey, for instance, contains 140 calories and 34 grams of sugar. (By comparison, a similar amount of Coke has 194 calories and 54 grams of sugar.) A grande Tazo chai tea latte at Starbucks packs 240 calories and 41 grams of sugar.”

this is a benefit of brewing your own tea or drinking good quality leaf teas without all the additions.

? You can read the rest here….

October 2, 2007

Souvia Tea Nominated for Sterling Awards

Filed under: Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 3:56 pm

Souvia has been nominated for the 2007 Sterling Awards by the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce.? ? From their website: Sterling Award is one of the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous application, judging and selection process.”

? We are? glad to be part of the Valley community and greatly appreciate this recognition.? Thanks to all of our customers for their support.?