Tea Diaries

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    We know it's hard to choose, so we handpicked some holiday gift ideas ready to please any tea lover in your life!

  • 6 Ways to Reduce (or Increase!) Caffeine in Your Tea

    For every person who only drinks black tea for maximum focus, there’s someone who only drinks herbal tea since caffeine gives them a headache. But it’s less simple than choosing a type of tea and sticking with it.
  • A Guide to Every Type of Tea

    We get all sorts of questions about the different types of tea. What does it mean if tea is black as opposed to green? Is herbal tea actually tea? Does red tea even exist? We've written this blog post to demystify the colors.

  • An Inside Look At Our ADC Collaboration

    An interview with Paru founder Amy Truong and co-founder Kris Warren from An’s Dry Cleaning. We got the details about the tea and gelato infusing experience.

  • Finding Gol-tea-locks, or, a New York City Tea Tasting

    Hey there, this is Catherine, a Paru summer intern, and I’m here to review some New York tea rooms. While I’ve always been into tea, interning here has opened my eyes to all the distinctions that make me a slightly informed critic. So while vacationing in Manhattan with family, I decided to head out and see what NY has to offer. As I learned: whatever you want to buy or eat, Manhattan has a really, really good version of it. And this does not exclude tea by any means.

  • Tea + Tarot: A Crystallized, Moon-Charged Tea Experience

    Recently we took our tea to another level with our Tea + Tarot event. Working with mystical interior designer Rachel Larraine, we mixed our tea experience with horoscope readings, tarot cards, and crystals.
  • Paru Tea Box: The Whats, Whys and Hows

    We wanted to talk a little more about our new work of art, the Paru Tea Box. We’ve already been successful with our ecommerce, tea stand, and events, but we’ve decided to launch a subscription—why, you may ask? We hope you find these points illuminating.
  • Top Staff Tea Picks

    We asked everyone on our staff to pick their favorite Paru tea and explain why they love it. As it turns out, these teas are pretty meaningful to us.

  • Promoting Corporate Culture: An HG Fenton Tea Experience

    We had the pleasure of holding a tea workshop for HG Fenton, a local real estate company.

  • Sourcing Lavender from Keys Creek Farm

    Last month, the Paru team took a trip to Keys Creek Lavender Farm, located about an hour north of our office. It’s the only USDA-certified organic lavender farm in San Diego County, harvesting more than a dozen varieties of lavender across eight acres of land (about the size of eight football fields).
  • Tea As Medicine: Sensorium Art Installation

    Last weekend, we participated in the Sensorium Art Installation, a series of immersive, multi-sensory art experiences held inside the Idea1 apartments. San Diego-based art nonprofit Vanguard Culture hosted the event, and we collaborated with featured artist Melissa Browder Beck. Her piece involved a medicine cabinet filled with flowers and take-home tea. This installation highlighted tea’s attributes of health, comfort, and routine.
  • Hot Finds: Paru Tea Bar x San Diego Home/Garden Giveaway!

    We're in the March issue of San Diego Home/Garden this month and partnered up with them in a giveaway for a chance to win some San Diego made tea!...