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The LizzyKate Card program

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What is it? The LizzyKate Card program provides you a contact-less way to pay for your drink(s) when placing drink orders. How does it work? First, you need to log in… Go to https://app.lizzykate.com in a modern browser on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone. If you have a Drink Rewards account (perhaps set up by us in the shop) but don’t have a login or don’t remember it, just put in your email address and hit “Sign in”. This will produce an unsuccessful login prompt, but it will also produce the “Reset Password” link. Click on that, re-verify your...

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How to Make a Tea Latte at Home

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As many of you know, the LizzyKate tea lattes are popular at our Kirkland storefront. With everyone staying home these days, we wanted to share our recipe for making your own at home. Here's a recipe for 12 oz hot tea lattes. Steep 1 tablespoon of loose leaf tea in 8 oz of water. Follow the normal directions for water temperature and steep time on the LizzyKate package. The amount of tea will vary by tea type (less tea for a compact tea like a rolled oolong and more tea for a fluffy white tea). Add sweetener to taste (honey,...

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Donate Tea to Local Healthcare Heroes

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We hope you are staying healthy and enjoying tea during these tough times. Today we're launching a campaign to provide tea to local healthcare heroes. We hope you, our tea community, will partner with us in this project. For every $10 donation, LizzyKate will provide two healthcare workers each with a 1-oz package of tea and paper tea bags to make 8 of cups of tea. Donate here. The back story: recently, our neighbor who is an ER doctor ordered large amounts of tea on lizzykate.com.  She promised she wasn't hoarding the tea but rather giving it to her ER...

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Shop Update: Stay Home, Drink Tea

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Thank you to everyone who has continued to support LizzyKate and our team during these uncertain times.With a heavy heart, we have decided to temporarily close the Kirkland storefront during the Governor's Stay-at-Home order from Thurs. March 26 through Wed. April 8. While many of us believe tea is essential, we also believe it is our responsibility to you, our team and the community to flatten the curve as much as possible.As always, you can order loose leaf tea and teaware online. We are continuing to stock as much of our teas and teaware as possible. Some vendors have notified us...

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New hours: 9-6 daily

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Starting today, our shop hours will be 9-6 every day. This means we will close earlier on Friday and Saturday and be open later on Sunday.All drinks are takeout only. If other customers are ordering and paying for drinks, please stand back until they finish.If you're in our Rewards system, you can also order a drink at app.lizzykate.com in a browser. You'll need to set up a password if you haven’t used it before. Enter your email, click Sign-in and you'll be prompted to set up a password.After you place the order, we’ll have the drink waiting for you. You’ll still need to pay...

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Takeout Drinks and Loose Leaf Tea

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Starting today, all drinks are takeout only. You can order in the shop but won't be able to sit in the shop to drink it. We are open our regular hours of 10-6.If you're in our Rewards system, you can also order a drink at app.lizzykate.com in a browser. You'll need to set up a password if you haven’t used it before. Enter your email, click Sign-in and you'll be prompted to set up a password.After you place the order, we’ll have it waiting for you. You’ll still need to pay in the shop with your credit card. Starting today we’re no longer accepting...

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Tea Plus Cheese Pairings

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As you may have guessed, we enjoy pairing tea with different types of foods. Once or twice a year we host a Tea + Cheese flight at our tea shop in downtown Kirkland, WA. As many of you are home with time to experiment, we recommend pairing your favorite teas with cheese in your refrigerator.  Here are the teas on a tea flight pairing we did a couple of year ago: White Peony, Sencha Fukamushi, Ti Kwan Yin Imperial, Kenilworth Ceylon and Yunnan Imperial. The cheeses were brie, parmesan, goat cheese, mozzarella, and cheddar. Participants were able to pair five teas with...

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Additional Tea Shop Updates

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As you know the coronavirus situation is evolving every day. At the shop we are making these changes in addition to the ones announced in the last post:- all drinks will be served in paper to-go cups (no glass mugs or teapots and no traditional steeps)- 15% tip will be added to food and drink orders unless you tell us otherwise (this is to avoid you and our team both touching the iPad during a transaction)- we strongly encourage credit card payments (we will only accept credit cards starting 3/16)Later today there will be guidance from the local health department...

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Tea Shop Update

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Dear LizzyKate customers,Like many of you, we are concerned about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in King County and elsewhere in the US and abroad. We want to let you know about the regular and extra precautions we are taking at the shop: every morning and evening we sanitize all tables, chairs, tea bar, counter tops, scale buttons, and handles on equipment, sinks and doors during the day we sanitize the tables, chairs and tea bar between customers all dishes are sanitized in our commercial dishwasher and we are doing a double sanitizing on mugs during the outbreak we wear gloves...

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Tea Recommendations for a Cold

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Friends and customers often ask us for a tea recommendation to help them feel better when they're sick with a cold. In our opinion, any warm tea is soothing to your throat, especially with a little honey added! Here are some blends you can purchase in the shop and online which we recommend for colds (note that Moroccan Mint is the only one with "true tea" in it, while the others are non-tea herbals). Citrus Sunset: this wellness blend includes bits of apples, oranges and carrot pieces as well as eucalyptus leaves which may bring relief as you're drinking it and...

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Join the LizzyKate Drink Rewards Program

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We're excited to announce you can now join our digital Drink Rewards Program. The features include: a reward system for customer loyalty the ability to order your drinks in advance the ability to view your drink history a system to track your favorite drink(s) better accuracy and efficiency for our team when preparing your order. Starting today, you'll earn one Point for every $0.50 spent on drinks in the shop, including hot tea, tea lattes, iced tea, and kombucha on tap. At this time, loose leaf tea and teaware are not part of the program. We currently have two rewards...

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How to Prepare Matcha

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Matcha is a special type of green tea made from the fine powder of ground tea leaves. Instead of steeping it like you do with green leaves, you whisk it with hot (not boiling) water and consume the entire drink, including the powdered leaf. For many centuries, matcha has been used as a ceremonial beverage in the Japanese tea ceremony. These days you don't have to travel to Japan to experience traditional matcha. Here's an overview of the steps and tools used to make matcha in a more relaxed environment than a formal tea ceremony. Scoop about 1 1/2 teaspoons of ceremonial grade...

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