Pop In our Pop Up

May 29, 2014

pop up shop

And just like that we will open!

With other businesses from around Atlanta, just add honey tea company will have a brick and mortar beginning Saturday, June 7.

We’re excited and we hope you’re excited too! In addition to our weekly Farmers Markets, you’ll have a place to pick up your tea. Anytime. All the time.

So… get your tea cups out and head on over to 171 Auburn Avenue – H2. We can’t wait to see you!!!

Cheers!

You have loose leaf tea in your pantry among all of that bagged tea stuff. It’s pretty. It smells good. But what do you do with it?!

Fret not! just add honey knows tea. And we know how to blend the perfect cup. Pay attention, folks.

All teas are brewed with different times and water temperatures. Have you had a bitter cup? Well, it’s probably because it wasn’t brewed properly.

First, what do I put these leaves in?

There are several brewing vessels that you can use to enjoy a good cup of loose leaf tea.

This stainless steel teaspoon infuser is perfect for a single cup. Fill one side with tea, level it off, and dunk it a 8oz cup of hot water.

These biodegradable, unbleached tea filters from TeaBrew are our personal favorite. They can be used for a single cup or a pot! But don’t over stuff your bag:: tea expands and if is stuffed; Where will it go? How will it breathe?

Do you have friends coming over? Good. Pull out this stainless steel teapot infuser and your good china. It rests inside of your teapot and fill it up based on how many cups your teapot will hold.

Get it. Got it. Good.

Now for the water and time.

Here’s an easy chart to get you started… It’s tea time!

Brewing Instructions

tea

temperature in°F

steeping time

black teas

{medium caffeine}

boiling (212°F)

2 ½ -3 minutes

green tea

{light caffeine}

steaming (180°F) 2-2½ minutes
herbal & fruit teas

{caffeine free}

boiling (212°F)

 up to 5 minutes

from the Queen Bee

January 20, 2012

The delicious honey we carry, TruBee, is perfect for the “Southern Pantry”. Just ask Bon Appetit!

Along with other talented artisianal food companies like Emily G’s jams and Phickles Pickles, TruBee honey was named in Bon Appetit’s article for it’s smooth taste, modern packaging, and southern flair. But we already knew that!

Order a jar of American raw honey today to complement your cup of tea. Because life is always sweeter, if you…

just add honey!

looking for last minute Holiday gifts?

Well… just add honey is here. Here. And over there! Here is an updated list of all of the locations you can grab a tin for you and a friend!

just add honey locations

florida

River City Gourmet Shoppe 2 Independent Drive. Suite 147. Jacksonville. 32202 904 654-4402

Southern Touch 301 Centre Street. Fernandina Beach 32034 http://www.ameliasoutherntouch.com

georgia

at the collective 280 Elizabeth Street. Atlanta. 30307 http://www.atthecollective.com

Atlanta Botanical Gardens 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE. Atlanta. 30309 http://www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

Bakeshop 903 Peachtree. Atlanta. 30308 http://www.bakeshopatl.com

Blue Eyed Daisy 5011 Selborne Lane. Serenbe. Palmetto. 30368 http://www.blueeyeddaisy.com

Boxcar Grocer 249 Peters Street. Atlanta. 30313 http://www.boxcargrocer.com

Café Jonah and the Magical Attic 3119 Paces Ferry Place. Atlanta. 30305 http://www.souperjennyatl.com

Casseroles 1393 N Highland Avenue. Atlanta. 30306 http://www.casserolesatlanta.com

Crimson & Clover 205 South 7th Street. Cordele. 31015 229 273-7555

Drip Coffee 928B Garrett Street. Atlanta. 30316 http://www.dripatl.com

Gub Gub’s Ice Cream and Coffee Club 1107 Gandy Dancer. Richmond Hill. 31324 http://www.gubgubsclub.com

HomeGrown 412 Church Street. Decatur. 30030 http://www.homegrowndecatur.com

Le Petit Marche 1963 Hosea L Williams Drive SE. Atlanta. 30317 http://www.thelittlemarket.net

Mama’s Handmade Bath & Body 743D E College Avenue Decatur. 30030 http://www.loveyourmama.com

Monastery of the Holy Spirit – Abbey Store 2625 Highway 212 SW. Conyers. 30094 http://www.trappist.net

Princess and Butch Boutique 659 Auburn Avenue. Suite G6. Atlanta. 30312 http://www.princessandbutch.com

Southern Flavors Atlanta International Airport. Concourse T

the art of touch massage 244 14th Street. Atlanta. 30309 http://www.theartoftouchmassage.com

the beehive 1250 Caroline Street. Suite C120. Atlanta. 30307 http://www.thebeehiveatl.com

Urban Cannibals 477 Flat Shoals Ave SE. Atlanta. 30316 http://www.urbancannibals.com

Young Blood Gallery & Boutique 636 N. Highland Avenue. Atlanta. 30306 http://www.youngbloodgallery.com

massachusetts

Mount Auburn Hospital – Gift Shop 330 Mount Auburn Street. Cambridge. 02138 617 575-8642

north carolina

Blue Ridge Design 134 North Washington Street. Rutherfordton. 28139 http://www.blueridgedesignllc.com

Millefleurs . A Thousand Flowers 796 Dutch Creek Road. Valle Crucis. 28691 828 963-4992

new york

Beehive Co-Op 337 Main Street. Mt Kisco. 10549 http://www.beehivecoop.com

rhode island

Craftland 235 Westminster Street. Providence. 02903 http://www.craftland.myshopify.com

south carolina

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System One St. Francis Drive. Greenville. 29601 http://www.stfrancishealth.org

For all the Right Seasons 616 Long Point Road. Suite A. Mount Pleasant. 29466 843 654-4132

texas

Bloom & Bee Swanky 210 South 9th Street. Waco. 76701 http://www.beeswanky.com

virginia

Victorian Parlour 23 South Main Street. Lexington. 24450 http://www.shenandoahattic.com

online retailers

Beehive Co Op Shops http://www.beehiveshop.com

Buyer’s Best Friend http://www.bbfdirect.com

Nature’s Garden Delivered ga.naturesgardendelivered.com

The Mostess Hostess http://www.themostesshostess.com

Why, yes he does!

Earl Grey tea was named after Charles Grey, the second Earl in his line. He was Prime Minister to King William IV in the early 19th Century. The legend is that a Chinese mandarin gave the Earl the recipe.

Earl Grey tea is a blend of Indian and Ceylon teas. Oil of bergamont is added to give it an unusual taste. Bergamont is a small acidic orange native to Southern Vietnam, hence the Chinese connection.

just add honey has added vanilla and flower petals to give you a twist on a traditional favorite. Enjoy!

the art of giving

March 31, 2011

As the saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive”. or “What you give is what you’ll get in return”. How about, “Thanks for nothing!” Okay, maybe you haven’t said the last one but thought it. Sometimes nothing is better than a unthoughtful gift.

No more excuses. No more of the same ole, same ole.

Introducing.. {drum roll}… The Mostess Hostess. And she is just that.

Beautiful presentation. Perfect gifts inside. And none of that stale jerky and crackers junk (side note:: she carries our tea!!!). She sources local companies, one of kind finds to offer you the best gift for your giftee. You can rest assure that nothing in your basket will be shared or re-gifted.

Stop stressing and consider your gifting done.

Nature's Garden Delivered

You wake up Saturday morning, get to the Farmers Market, and pick up your local good from farmers in your area. Sounds like a plan, right?

If you could only wrestle up the kids, convince your husband to throw on some clothes, hope it’s not raining, cold, or dreary. Not to mention, you must get home shortly after your visit because you don’t want your food to spoil.

Sounds typical? Well, problem solved!

Nature’s Garden Delivered lets the kids play, your husband stay in his pajamas, and answers any weather calls. As the name implys, they bring Nature’s Garden to your doorstep.

Speckled butter beans? Check!

Portabella mushrooms? Check!

Napa cabbage? Check!

Organic? Natural? Transitional? Local? Check! Check! Check! Check!

Not to mention our yummy teas, jams, granola, dog biscuits, to name a few.

Nature’s Garden Delivered offers a wide variety of fresh produce that changes with the season and crop availability. Which is how fresh food should be. With the click of a button, your bounty arrives on your doorstep.

Enjoy your leisure Saturdays. Nature’s Garden Delivered.

have you heard the news?!

January 13, 2011

just add honey is one of the newest members of Beehive Shops!

Lover of local {by design}, Petra Geiger offers talented crafters an outlet to sell handmade, not homemade, wares, gifts, and accessories. And just add honey has joined the ranks of talent from all around the US of A!

Featured on the site are our iced tea samplers. Coined the “champagne of the south”, iced tea is a Southern staple of most homes. Why not have our yummy teas to quench your thirst?! Included are 1oz tins of georgia peaches{black tea}, tropical green{green tea}, mint to be{herbal tea}, and berries!{friut tea}, honey sticks, and tea filters. The only thing missing are ice and friends.

We also have our love it a latte gift set available. But it’s only if a gift if you want to share.  1oz tins of chocolate delight {black tea} chocolate mint rooibos {herbal tea} green caramel {green tea} vanilla chai {black tea}, honey sticks, and tea filters. Perfect with milk, soy, or cream, each cup delivers happiness.

While you are filling your shopping carts with our teas also pick up a cup sleeve from SoSheSews. Quirky saying on each sleeve made from fused, recycled plastic bags, if you must drink your tea on the go, do it in style, please!

When the friends join you for a cup, pull out the good stuff! Lio and Linn handcraft elegant twig spoons that are perfect for any occasion. The spoons are cast in yellow bronze from hand-carved wax. Green tea with envy!

Too cute to use, tiny peepers screen printed kitchen towels are perfect alongside the teapot. Each 100% cotton towel is made by hand with water-based, non-toxic inks. Casually walk away and view the ooohs and ahhhs from a distance.

These are just a few of the talented designers on the site, but trust me there’s more. Don’t believe me, see it for yourself. Grab a cup of tea and browse. You’ll be there for a minute.

social media?

January 6, 2010

We have a blog. www.justaddhoney.wordpress.com

We have a facebook page. www.facebook.com/pages/just-add-honey/159772932372

We have a twitter account. @justaddhoney

what else do we need?

We are proactive in notifying our fans, followers, tweets, peeps… you name it about just add honey. We make sure that we keep top of the mind awareness with our products and services. But we feel so out of the loop.

There are classes, seminars, tutorials, and the like on social media. Sounds good, but who really has the time to be glued to a computer or smart phone and still be productive! just add honey could hire one of these social media gurus to campaign on our behalf, but how much is that investment?! What are the returns!?

We can say that you will hear lots more from just add honey in 2010. We will not drive you crazy with posts, comments, or over tweet, but you will hear from us. You will remember our name.

Talk to you soon. We promise.