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What’s in My Cup? Ginger

Here at the Brew Lab, we consider ginger a superstar ingredient.

While the knobby root may not be the most aesthetically appealing herb, the flavor and health benefits more than make up for its looks. This spice also happens to be in good company with plant relatives like tumeric, cardamom and galangal.

Ginger is native to the warm regions in South Asia and today is cultivated and used pickled, dried, ground into powder, candied, and fresh. Depending on its preparation, its flavor can be quite spicy, sweet or mild. Because of this range, you’ll find this multipurpose ingredient in savory dinner dishes, sweet desserts, and beverages—our favorite being ginger tisane, of course.

Famed for its natural medicinal properties, ginger may be most well known for its use to ease nausea. There’s a reason you’re offered ginger ale when you have a stomachache (just make sure it has real ginger, and not ginger flavoring!). It is also attributed with immune-boosting properties and aides with general digestion.

Below are a couple of our favorite ginger blends, but be sure to check out our full collection here.

Black & Ginger:

A pure ginger tisane—because ginger doesn’t need additional ingredients to make it great. This tisane is delicious on its own or mixed in tea cocktail form, as designed by Owl’s Brew here.

Black and Ginger

The Siberian (Vanilla Houjicha Ginger):

This blend is considered a coffee lover’s blend because of the rich flavor combination of roasted green tea, vanilla and ginger.

vanilla houjicha ginger


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The Festive Owl is spreading his wings and sharing his flavorful knowledge with friends & family this holiday season with The Teaologist’s Holiday Gift Guide! Whether you are shopping for your friends, girlfriend, mother, sister, or boss, the Owl is confident that his unique tea blends will be the perfect solution for your “unshoppable ” secret Santa! The Owl’s got something for everyone.

Check out four of the Owl’s favorite ‘Winter Warmer’ blends, and order your options now  for the holidays! The owl guarantees that whether you choose Vanilla Houjicha Ginger aka “The Siberian“, The Honeybear, or anything else that strikes your fancy,  your gift will be flavorful, hydrating, warming, and healthful!

Happy Holidays!

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NYC Fashion Week Recap

Hoot Hoot!  The NYC Owl had a stylish fashion week.

Check out our visual recap of our uber-chic OWL Landings.

FNO Set-up at Molton Brown

Models Sipping Tea at the By Misha Presentation

Teaologist Jessica Brown with sipper Rachel Heller at The Daily Style Sessions


Ashley Greene and Jessica Stam at Modelinia’s Fashion Smashion event…can you spot the OWL?


Until February Fashion Week….



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After following his sweet tooth all over Manhattan, the Owl has landed on the Lower East Side’s Sugar Sweet Sunshine. For the last decade long time friends, Peg & Deb have established their bakery as a downtown destination. They have successfully assumed a reputation for not only offering wondrous baked goods, but for offering a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for the out of town shopper as well as the neighborhood regulars.

Sugar Sweet Sunshine offers cakes and cupcakes in every different size for every possibly occasion as well as pies, puddings, cookies, and the Owl’s specialTEA. With four custom blends available onsite you will find any flavor profile  you need to pair with your pastry.

Featured Teas:

Triple Lemon( Lemongrass, Lemon verbena, Lemon peel)

Black Forrest Berry(Rose petals, blueberries, cherries, rose hips,blue mallow blossoms,

strawberry leaves, & raspberry leaves)

Spring Bloom (Green Rooibos, Raspberry, Jasmine, Rose Petals)

Pure Ginger Tisane (Ginger)


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The Owl has landed not far from home at Gramercy Park’s Pure Food & Wine! A wonderful restaurant that has perfected the craft of raw food. With a seasonal menu that takes into consideration what is fresh and of the moment you will always experience something different in the dining room there.

As you know we at The Teaologist believe that flavor is knowledge  and love the style of cooking at Pure Food & Wine that preserves all of the original flavors of the ingredients. Keeping this and their natural style of cooking in mind the owl and his master teaologists worked closely with Pure Food & Wine to create blends that would compliment the menu.

All of The Teaologist blends available at Pure Food & Wine are organic while maintaining their robust flavor complete with healthful benefits. There are currently seven Teaologist Teas available daily on the menu: Organic Masala Chai(Black Tea, Cinnamon, Cardamom,Ginger, & Cloves),Organic Jasmine Green,Organic Green, Orange Peach Ginger,Organic Oolong Qilan, Organic Green, Red Rooibos, w/ Ginger,Peppermint, Lemongrass,Chamomile, and White Strawberry Razz Hibiscus.

In addition to our iced and hot teas served in the restaurant The Teaologist is also featured on their pure  cocktail list. The “Spring Crush” cocktail consists of our white tisane is paired with sake & lemonade, and is the perfect treat for an outdoor evening out in the city this Spring/Summer.


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The Owl is no stranger to nightlife in New York City, and has spent the last two weeks introducing the latest addition to bottle service in Manhattan; TEA! With the help of our good friends at Riff Raffs The Teaologist launched their ” tea mixer” pilot program on March 20 and just finished up last night. Ready to join the ranks of tabletop fixtures Orange Juice & Cranberry Juice the owl created three blends that compliment vodka better than the aforementioned juices.

Riff Raffs is a true pioneer within the nightlife scene, so the Owl and his team knew that not just any blend would do at a venue known for their creative cocktails. The bartenders serve cocktails in everything from a hollowed out coconut to replicas of tiki statuettes. With this in mind the Owl prepared his coconut chai, white tea & strawberry, and Berry Rooibos blends on alternating nights.


Tea on Display

Bringing new meaning to the term " bottle service"








In addition to the complimentary flavor of the prepared teas, the Owl was very conscious on including ingredients that are particularly hydrating so that individuals won’t feel the hard effects of late nights so quickly. Not only are teas more hydrating than the typical juices found with bottle service ,but they also have a lower calorie count.

The night owl is very excited about his latest endeavor as the teas were flying off the tables and exciting patrons all night long. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Riff Raffs yet we would highly recommend it– and if you do happen to find yourself in Park Avenue’s Tiki Palace make sure to ask for The Teaologist!

For more information on our custom blended teas visit the Owl online at http://www.theteaologist.com


The Boozy Owl

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The healthful Owl established temporary residency at New York City’s Javits Convention Center earlier this week during the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. The Teaologist was selected to be included  in an area of the show recognized as the ” Healthy Pavilion” . The Owl was in great company, surrounded by other booths, brands, and individuals promoting the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle through food.

Teaologist Founder Jennie Ripps

The Owl was thrilled to be able to impart his flavorful knowledge to the thousands of people that passed through over the course of the three day show. The Teaologist brought 10 of our most popular blends to sample, so that people could experience the flavor through all of their senses and not just by tasting.  ( In case you’ve never tried the aroma and textures of the blends really bring the flavor to life.) The Owl was serving iced tea with two of his most popular blends; Coconut Chai & Berry Rooibos.  The Teaologist team was so thrilled by the rave responses we received; one of the more popular being how truly refreshing our teas are!

Teaologist " Arnold Palmer" Blend

Tea Blends Display

In addition to the constant conversation about everything TEA: brewing instructions, flavor profiles, preferred temperatures, culinary possibilities, etc. Teaologist founder Jennie Ripps was on site providing daily demonstrations in the Healthy Solutions Culinary Theater. Jennie’s primary focus was to educate her audience on the function & flavor of tea, and how this is achieved in all Teaologist blends. She shared a variety of stories including our customized menus for restaurants & coffee shops, the mimicking of alcoholic beverages through tea, and the healthful benefits that Teaologist customers seek when creating their own blends. Listeners were able to sample the Owl’s infamous Bloody Maria if they were in the mood for a tea cocktail.

Healthy Solutions Speaker Schedule

Jennie Ripps Tea Presentation










Outside of booth 2147 the edible options were endless. It was impossible not to indulge as meandered the sprawling aisles of food, beverages, and everything in between. In the mood for some authentic Ramen? No problem; as there was an entire section of the show devoted to Asian cuisine. Perhaps you were in the mood for an alcoholic beverage to wash down all the treats you’d been sampling. Done. All you had to do was make your way to local breweries that had relocated themselves to the Javit’s Center.

There was so many things to sample that the Owl couldn’t even begin to pick a favorite, or share with you all of the various things he savored during the show.  Even with the Owl’s bird’s eye view of the building, he was often stuck in throngs of people that he had no chance but to sample whatever was in front of him. The Owl was so full by day 3 that he was certain his stomach was dragging on the ground when he flew.

The Owl and his team of teaologists met so many great people at the show, and can’t wait to share with you some of the amazing projects we are working on resulting from brand introductions at the show.


The Over Indulged OWL

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