It’s spring time and we are happy to provide some special deals for our customers. This week we will be offering Harbor Fresh Tea and Chrysanthemum Herbal Tea for just three dollars ($3). This offer will run until March 29th, 2016. Both these teas are great for you and a refreshing way to kick back as the weather warms up in Florida.
We hope to see you soon at Naga Tea!
Address: 10950 N. 56th Street Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Phone number: 813-989-2682
Naga Tea will host a fundraiser for Journey to the East on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 all day from 12PM-10PM. During that time, people who come into the shop and mention Journey to the East will help fundraise for the cause. Representatives from student organizations will be at the shop throughout the day sipping on tea and playing games in a game night.
Journey to the East is an annual week-long celebration of Asian culture between students organizations at the University of South Florida. Journey to the East: Breaking Boundaries will take place on Monday, September 14th through Sunday, September 20th of 2015.
Naga Tea is in the running for “Best Tea Shop” in Creative Loafing‘s Best of the Bay 2015! We would appreciate it if you could submit your VOTE For us in this competition. Votes are being accepted from now until September 8th, 2015. Vote here and tell your friends: http://creativeloafing.wufoo.com/forms/food-and-drink/
We are thankful for having so many passionate supporters for our business and look forward to being able to provide you great tea in the future.
Our Naga Tea of the Week is Dragon Green Tea. From Monday, March 23rd, to Sunday, March 29th, 2015 you can enjoy this drink for just $3 with tax included*. Our Dragon Green Tea is more commonly known as Longjing tea or lóngjǐng chá in pinyin, which literally means Dragon Well Tea. Taiwanese green teas mostly come from Sanxia, two hours south of Taipei. It is believed that Dragon Well has a cooling effect and thus this tea is consumed more in the spring and summer months in Asia.
Longjing tea is a mixture of pan-roasted green tea that is mostly produced by hand and well-known for it’s quality and fresh fruit aroma. The tea is not-fermented like most green and white teas which stops the oxidation process of the tea and boosts the antioxidant benefits of the tea. There is a press processing for this tea which makes the leaves long and flat. Tea handlers have to be careful to not over roast the tea since it is very delicate.
Antioxidants have been shown in studies to help in the fight against certain cancers, lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, reduce the likely-hood of getting the flu and other infections, and help reduce the signs of aging. There is also enough fluoride in green tea to aid against plaque and other oral bacteria.
Come in and enjoy our Dragon Green Tea this week!
Our Tea of the Week this week is Mint Chamomile. From Monday, March 9th, to Sunday, March 15th, 2015 you can enjoy this drink for just $3 with tax included*.
Mint Chamomile is an herbal tea and many studies have been done into the possible benefits of both mint and chamomile when consumed in reasonable amounts. Here are a few:
- Allergies: Rosmarinic acid, an antioxidant found in mint, has been known to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help treatment of allergies.
- Antioxidants: Chamomile is rich in antioxidants and can help fight inflammation and chronic diseases in addition to slowing the effects of aging such as wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity.
- Fighting the common cold/menstrual cramps: Mint contains menthol which is a natural decongestant that helps break up mucus and phlegm. A study published in the Jan. 26 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has also found that chamomile tea contains compounds that may help fight infections due to colds and relieve menstrual cramps.
- Indigestion: Mint has been used for thousands of years to help aid upset stomach and indigestion. Germany’s Commission E researches consider chamomile to also be helpful in treating gastrointestinal complaints such as indigestion.
- Stress/Anxiety/Depression: Chamomile has been shown to have calming properties that can help relax upon consumption.
- Sleep Aid: Due to the calming properties of chamomile, studies indicate that chamomile tea may help relax the body and help you sleep if you’re having trouble getting to bed and has been used since ancient times to help treat insomnia.
*Does not include toppings
Our Tea of the Week this week is Naga Milk Tea. From Monday, March 2nd, to Sunday, March 8th, 2015 you can enjoy this drink for just $3 with tax included*.
Milk tea is also known as pearl tea or bubble tea and in Taiwan they refer to it as zhēn zhū nǎi chá”, or “zhēn nǎi” (珍珠奶茶 or 珍奶) for short. Our Naga Milk Tea is a key item on our menu that is important to bubble tea’s history and culture. If you haven’t haven’t tried it yet, this is your opportunity.
Bubble tea was founded in 1980s in Taiwan, although the exact founder of bubble tea is unknown. When it comes to bubble tea, Naga Tea prides itself on serving a high-quality product and our tea drinks are shaken and not blended or automated to give premium taste to our teas. Enjoy Naga Milk Tea this week!
*Does not include toppings
Last week we re-launched our Naga Tea Fan of the Week contest. Every Friday we post something on Facebook and supporters who like and share our post are entered in a random drawing to win a FREE drink. We see this as a way to thank or supporters for their loyal(tea).
This week’s winner is Brandon Ladia, an undergraduate student at USF (Go Bulls!) and the Secretary of the Foodies Club, a new student organization at USF that seeks to expand food culture at USF. Here is some information on our lucky fan:
Name: Brandon Ladia
Major: Public Health
Favorite Naga Tea drink? Passion Fruit Black Tea with Rainbow Jelly
What’s your favorite thing about Naga Tea? I enjoy the fresh fruits used in the fruit teas, the jelly options, and also the decor of Naga Tea.
Our burning question – Big boba or small boba? I’ll go with small boba.
Want to win Naga Tea Fan of the Week? Check out our Facebook page on Fridays! http://www.facebook.com/NagaTeaTampa
We are launching a new promotion at Naga Tea called Naga Tea of the Week. We will discount one tea each week and tell you about the benefits of the tea. Promotions will run from Monday-Sunday. Our first tea is Oolong Black from Monday, February 23rd to Sunday, March 1st, 2015. Enjoy Oolong Black Tea for just $3 with tax included during this time*.
Oolong Black is one of our fresh teas at Naga Tea served hot, iced, or in a latte. Oolong is a traditional tea made in a unique process that includes withering the plant under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Taiwan’s diverse geography produces a wide-variety of Oolong teas with high altitude mountains producing premium teas.
Benefits of Oolong Tea
Numerous health benefits from drinking Oolong Tea have been identified by researchers. As with anything, it is important to drink Oolong Tea in moderation to achieve the benefits listed below. Here are a few discovered from studies:
- Weight loss: Ooolong tea can boost your metabolism and increase weight loss for up to 2 hours after consumption. If drinking for weight loss, consider using honey as an alternative to sugar in your tea.
- Stress levels: Regular consumption of Oolong Tea has been shown to lower stress levels in research participants. Does school or work have you stressed out? Grab some Oolong Tea and relax.
- Lower cholesterol: Oolong tea can boost the health of your heart. The oxidation process aids in this.
- Healthy skin: Studies indicate drinking 3 cups of Oolong Tea throughout the day can benefit patients diagnosed with eczema. The polyphenols in Oolong are believed to be anti-allergenic. After 1 month patients had a 63% improvement in their skin condition and after 6 months 54% continued the good response according to a clinical trial.
- Digestion: The benefits of tea to digestion have long been used in Asia. Oolong Tea alkalizes the digestive tract, which reduces acid reflux and ulcer problems. In addition, Oolong Tea can help reduce bad bacteria because it is mildly antiseptic.
- Blood sugar stabilization: Type 2 diabetics and those watching their sugar intake can benefit from Oolong Tea’s regulation of blood glucose levels.
*Price for special does not include toppings. No stamps will be accepted during the promotion for those who take advantage of the special.
Naga Tea wants our customers to have a Happy Valentine’s Day! We are offering a special on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 for the special occasion. Buy 2 drinks at Naga Tea on Valentine’s Day and get 15% off your order! Couples and friends alike can enjoy this special and stop by Naga Tea to celebrate the holiday.
Want a romantic drink choice? Our new mint chocolate strawberry drink tastes like a chocolate-covered strawberry. Perfect for the occasion!
Naga Tea tabled tonight at the 4th Annual East Meets West in the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center Amphitheatre! The event aims to bring eastern and western culturally-themed Greek and student organizations together for one night. We served our NEW coffee milk tea at the event which was presented by Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., and alpha Kappa Delta Phi International Sorority, Inc.
Some other organizations at the event included V.E.N.U.S. at USF, Vietnamese Student Association at USF, Asian Students in America, Latin American Student Association, Bengali Student Association, and more. Performers included our very own Kyle Mercado, Ingyou Kim, 90s Ink, Casper Yen, Bulls Bhangra, and more!
Here are some instagram posts from the event:
Thank you to all the partner organizations. We’re glad we could be a part of this great event!