Whether you are heading on a road trip, going camping, or simply on the move, it’s always good to have standby teas that let you skip the brewing but don’t skimp on taste. Check out our tried and true favorites that are convenient alternatives to brewing hot tea.
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Meet the teas:
SWEET MATCHA Sips by MOTION MATCHA
Matcha means ‘powdered tea’ in Japanese and Motion Matcha offers a kind that mixes instantly into water, milk or juice - no whisk needed! “Sweet Matcha’s” natural sweetness and flavor is due to monk fruit (luo han guo), a natural, low calorie alternative to sugar. Motion Matcha’s convenient packets allow you to bring the energy and health boost of matcha with you wherever you go.
Did you know? Matcha is extremely rich in l-theanine, an amino acid that has a calming effect and mitigates many of the negative effects of caffeine. Caffeine and l-theanine together are known to increase cognitive performance and mental focus.
About the brand: Motion Matcha is based in New York City, and was founded by Erik and Jess, a husband and wife team who want to make matcha more accessible to the average person trying to lead a healthier life.
Learn more about this Sweet Matcha and access special offers from Motion Matcha here.
CITRUS GINGER Sips by TEA DROPS
Simply release a flavor-packed tea drop into a cup of water, watch it dissolve, and your perfect cuppa is ready to go. Citrus Ginger is a bright and refreshing blend of fresh orange, lemon and crushed ginger. This caffeine-free tea soothes and awakens at the same time. Tea Drops are instantaneous, portable, and ideal for those days when you crave tea on the go, or simply prefer to avoid the waste that a traditional tea bag creates.
Did you know? Tea Drops’ signature trade is pressed, dissolvable tea. Think bath bombs, but made with tea leaves, spices, and organic sugar. As an added bonus, they press their tea drops into cute shapes, such as hearts and flowers.
About the brand: Tea Drops started out as a passion project for founder Sashee Chandran, who fell in love with tea and tea culture at an early age. As she grew older, she noticed the lack of premium yet convenient teas on the market and was inspired to develop a bagless, organic tea experience. Today, Tea Drops’ mission is to create magical tea moments that connect you to what's important, because when you buy Tea Drops, you support organic production, fair trade wages, and clean water aid.
Learn more about this Citrus Ginger tea and access special offers from Tea Drops here.
Use code SIPSBYCREW for 15% off your order at myteadrop.com .
CHAI TEA Sips by CUSA TEA
Simply mix the dissolvable tea crystals with hot or cold water. Enjoy this highly-caffeinated chai tea hot or iced and have an instantaneous moment of peace anywhere on the planet - no steeping, no waiting, no mess. This tea is perfect for making a refreshing iced chai latte during warmer months!
Did you know? Cusa Tea uses Cold Steeping Technology to make tea instantly. The process dehydrates tea after it has been cold-steeped for 8 hours, creating instantly dissolvable tea crystals, which can be re-hydrated when you mix it in water. This technology is especially groundbreaking because it removes the need for chemical preservatives - so it doesn't taste "instant" at all!
About the brand: Cusa Tea founder, Jim Lamancusa, began to experiment with tea after living in southeast Asia for two and a half years and quickly realized that existing production methods for instant beverages damaged tea characteristics, resulting in a final product that didn’t reflect the flavor and nuance of high-quality tea. Cusa Tea is tackling a challenge that many of us tea lovers face - quick, easy access to high quality tea wherever we are.
Learn more about this Chai Tea and access special offers from Cusa Tea here.
Use code SIPSBOGO to get a buy-one, get-one discount on your order at cusatea.com .
LYCHEE + ROSE COLD BREW Sips by TEAPIGS
Iced tea just got easier! Simply pop one in your water bottle before you head out the door. The new teapigs’ all-natural cold brew infusions have been specially made to brew quickly in cold water. Try this caffeine-free blend of lychee and rose on a fruity base that makes this light, sweet and flowery drink so amazing!
Did you know? teapigs really care about the environment; in fact, their tea temples and packaging are 100% recyclable and compostable.
About the brand: Nick and Louise (UK-based) started teapigs in November 2006 with one mission – to get people drinking real tea again. teapigs has a "no air, no graces, just fine tea" approach. They have a "mix and match" to where you can combine two of your preferred teas at a discount, and "piglets" which let you sample their variety of flavors.
Learn more about this Rose + Lychee Cold Brew tea and access special offers from teapigs here.
Use code SIPSBYSUMMER to $10 off of your $50 order at teapigs.com.
Fancy a cuppa?
Know someone who would fancy their very own Sips by subscription? This week and next week, when you purchase a 6 or 12-month gift card, you’ll receive a limited edition box that includes all four of these featured teas, for free! Simply use the code SUMMERTEAS in the discount field at checkout!
Interested in winning a Sips by Box with these teas? Enter our Christmas in July giveaway! We will be choosing one lucky Sips by account holder to win the ultimate prize, consisting of a Summer Teas Sips by tea box, a picnic travel rug from Skova, a small portable soft cooler from ICEMULE, three pints of ice cream from Cado Ice Cream, two boxes of natural wheat straws from HAY! Straws, and a reusable straw + a set of classic popsicle molds from Zoku!
Head over to our Instagram for a chance to win! Retail value: $300. The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 1st.