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Beverage Menu and Tea List
<Reminder – while we do not serve alcohol, Emma's is a BYOB establishment.
Feel free to bring any beer or wine that you may enjoy.>
~ ~ ~ Cold Beverages ~ ~ ~
Here at Emma’s, we brew all of our iced tea and lemonade in house. We always have at least one variety of black tea, one of green tea, and one of lemonade. Different brews are made regularly and seasonally. Our Kombucha is 100% homemade, the recipes created by Emma herself, and with new flavors available frequently. All our sodas are made with all-natural ingredients by responsible brewing companies using traditional methods.
Black Iced Tea (unsweetened) $2
Green Iced Tea (unsweetened) $2
Seasonal Iced Tea (when available) $3
Emma’s Lemonade $3
Diet Cola $3
Root Beer $3
Ginger Ale $3
~ ~ ~ Hot Beverages ~ ~ ~
All our Coffee is fair-trade, and comes from Fresh Roasted Coffee, roasted right here in Selinsgrove. Different varieties from all over the world come in regularly, so ask about our current blend and roast! We have local fresh milk, cream, and non-dairy coconut milk if you like, as well as liquid sugar, granulated sugar, local honey, and stevia. Our Hot Chocolate is made-to-order, with real chocolate! Perfect for the Winter months or a chilly day.
French Press $4
Hot Chocolate $4
Mulled Apple Cider (available seasonally in Autumn) $3
~ ~ ~ Our Tea List ~ ~ ~
All of our teas are served in individually sized teapots with a warmer. Teas are priced by the filter bag - refills of hot water are included. We also have locally produced milk, cream, and coconut milk on hand as a non-dairy option. There are also several options for sweeteners, including sugar in the raw, fresh local honey, and stevia. If you would prefer to appreciate your selected tea over ice, be sure to let your server know. Please allow your tea to steep 3 - 5 minutes before pouring, and as always, enjoy your tea!
~ Black Teas ~
Black Tea is more oxidized than Oolong, Green Tea and White Tea. All four varieties are made from leaves of Camellia Sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor and contains more caffeine than others. It contains flavonoid antioxidants said to prevent Cardiovascular disease and help lower Cholesterol.
english breakfast $6
English Breakfast is a full-bodied black tea blend that goes well with just about everything. The original cup was made with black Keemun tea from Anhui province in China. Made from top quality black Keemun tea, prized for its rich, slightly smoky flavor and perfectly 'on point' astringency. Balanced, very honeyed aroma. May be enjoyed plain or with a drop of milk.
earl grey moonlight $4
This is the Earl Grey 'cream' blend. Comforting flavors of vanilla and cream combine to soften the citrus notes of traditional Earl Grey. Your taste buds will swoon at first sip of our Earl Grey Moonlight.
ceylon waltz $5
'Ceylon Waltz' is another lively tea from the Vithanakande estate, also in the Dimbula region of Sri Lanka. Its leaves are marked by long silver lines. A great tea for a lazy afternoon. seasonal darjeeling $6 Early harvest black tea from the Darjeeling region of India. At 3200 feet above sea level, its reserve forests and mountain streams lend their character to this tea. Darjeeling is different with each batch, so slightly different versions become available with the different seasons and harvests. This is always a limited edition tea.
decaf ceylon tea $5
Black tea from Ceylon, decaffeinated using a superior CO-2 process. The latter is all natural and gentle, allowing tea leaves retain their delicate shape and flavor. Ceylon is Sri Lanka's colonial name, and the tea that grows here continued to be called this.
decaf raspberry tea $5
Crisp decaf Ceylon tea (CO2 process) with playful raspberry. Candy-like aroma, jammy flavor, tangy dry finish, not too 'cheeky.' A gentle, natural decaffeination process retains the delicate shape and flavor of the tea leaves.
Hibiscus is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as beta-carotene, making it an excellent antioxidant. Hibiscus tea has been the preferred drink of many cultures, dating as far back as ancient Egypt. Pharaohs would refresh themselves from the Nile Valley heat by enjoying a sour-sweet cupful. Our delicious Hibiscus Black pairs this tangy flower with bright and brisk Ceylon tea. Rich, tangy and punchy, with a layered, fruity-spicy aroma and flavor - great hot or iced!
A arming Ceylon Black with fresh, cozy spices and orange. Zesty, with a sweet finish.
~ Green Teas ~
Green Tea originally came from China and has become associated with many cultures in Asia from Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka to the West. Because different countries have different growing conditions, processing and harvesting time, there are many varieties and flavors of green tea in the markets. Green tea is high in polyphenols and phytochemicals, those antioxidants can keep your body in good health.
Sencha is a steamed green tea from the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, harvested in the early summer (the second flush). It produces a rich, brothy texture, with a clean, very refreshing green aroma. The cup develops a sweet flavor reminiscent of tender steamed veggies and fresh seaweed, with a rounded finish that coats the palate at the end.
cherry green tea $4
This premium green tea flavored with summer cherries is a treat, delectable both hot and cold.
white monkey $6
White Monkey or Bai Mao Hou is a green tea (do not be confused by its name) that grows along the slopes of the Taimu mountains in the Fujian province of China. The young leaves and unopened buds are carefully gathered and processed exclusively by hand. The result is a tea that appears intricately woven with large and beautiful white tips looking like white-haired monkey's paws, hence the name. It produces a warm colored cup, fresh and subtly seaweedy aroma infused with delicate sweetness and a slightly dry finish. mango green $4 Our Mango Green tea combines the vegetal goodness of green tea with the flavor of perfectly ripened mangoes. Juicy texture, with floral aromatics and sweetness.
spiced green $4
Fresh green tea from China with the warm flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. Rich, inviting aroma, zesty flavor and hearty finish. Not as potent as a some chai blends can be, so if you're interested in spiced tea, this lightly flavored cup is a very good place to start.
jasmine yin hao $5
Jasmine Yin Hao (meaning 'Silver Tip') is a deeply perfumy green tea from the Fujian province of China. Very layered and lingering floral aroma. Soft, full-bodied and sweet flavor with a slight dryness in the finish. Our Jasmine Yin Hao grade is among the highest for green jasmine teas. This jasmine green tea has been infused with jasmine many times over to create a truly unforgettable experience.
~ Oolong Teas ~
Oolong teas lie somewhere in between black and green teas. Because they are less fermented than black teas and more fermented than green, their infusion is smoother than black tea but less grassy than green teas. The literal English translation of Oolong is "Black Dragon." The name was given to the tea because it was thought that the intensely complex character of Oolong teas was similar to the spirit of the mythical creature. It is among the most popular types of teas served in typical Chinese restaurants. It's taste is stronger than normal black tea. There are many kinds of Oolong tea coming from China, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. Oolong tea is said to block the fat from absorbing into your intestines. It will give you energy and increase your metabolism. It is good for people who want to lose weight.
ooooh darjeeling $7
Ooooh Darjeeling is a rare oolong tea from Darjeeling, India, where it is fairly uncommon to produce anything other than black tea. However, the growers of Singbulli Estate have produced this exquisite exception. Complex muscat grape and apricot pit aroma (also a characteristic of fine Darjeeling black teas, interestingly), tangy dried fruit flavor and deep floral notes that linger like any great oolong should. This Darjeeling oolong is a must-try for anyone seeking to learn more about tea on a deeper level: this is an exercise in the taste of 'terroir', the place where the tea is grown.
fujian rain $6
Shui Xian, which translates to "Water Sprite," is an oolong produced in a similar style to Wuyi Oolongs. Therefore they share some similar traits, such as peachy-honey notes and a mineral "rock taste." This high-fired, medium grade version results in a rich tasting amber colored cup with the nuances of minerals, apricots and spice. Great for an everyday oolong option.
jade oolong $6
Jade oolong tea from the Tung Ting mountain in Nantou county, Taiwan. A highly prized tea, Jade oolongs are a beautiful deep green in appearance, with large, tightly rolled leaves. Once infused, these lightly oxidized leaves gradually unfurl to release their essential oils. Jade oolongs are known for their fresh green-floral aroma, sweet flavor and clean, delicate mouthfeel.
~ White Teas ~
White teas originate mainly from the mountainous regions of Fujian in Southern China. White tea consists of young leaves (new growth buds) that have undergone no or very little oxidation. The buds may be shielded from sunlight to prevent the formation of chlorophyll. Unlike black or green tea, white tea is not rolled. White tea is made with leaves that is processed in a manner to let them wilt slightly and lose the “grassy” taste of green tea, while undergoing minimal oxidation. There are many varieties of white tea. They come from China, Sri Lanka, Kenya and India. The different soils and weather results in a difference in taste. White tea is higher in polyphenols and antioxidants than green teas.
white peach $5
White Peach tea combines this Southern gem of a fruit with delicate, naturally sweet white tea from the Fujian province in China. Flowery peach-nectar aroma, juicy and very ripe flavor, slightly dry finish (just like peach fuzz!). Enjoy White Peach hot or iced and don't blame us if you become hooked!
white peony $5
Also known as Pai Mu Tan or Bai Mu Dan, White Peony is a sweet, mild Chinese tea made from unopened tea buds, as well as the two newest leaves to sprout. The freshly harvested leaf is allowed to wither dry in the sun. The natural oxidation that takes place during this withering gives White Peony beautiful, plush flavors. The nose is warm, floral and rich like fruit blossoms. The liquor is golden and bright. Clean, succulent floral-fruit flavor, melon sweetness, a touch of gentle savoriness and rounded mouthfeel. If you are beginning your exploration of white tea, or even just tea in general, White Peony tea will serve a wonderful introduction.
~ Rooibos Teas ~
Rooibos tea is a naturally caffeine-free tea made from the Rooibos shrub Aspalathus linearis, which grows only on the North Western Cape of South Africa. The word Rooibos means "red bush" in Afrikaans and is so named because when the green, needle-like leaves of the plant are cut and left to dry in the sun, they turn a beautiful mahogany red color. Rooibos Tea has been popular in South Africa for generations and is now consumed to all over the world as it has high levels of nutrients. It is good for headaches, sleeplessness and digestive problems. Rooibos is an herbal tea that does not contain caffeine, it is a light tea, it will not become bitter even when steeped for a longtime. Add a slice of lemon and sugar or honey to sweeten as you desire.
Rooibos, colloquially known as 'Red Tea' (although not from the actual tea bush), is a naturally caffeine-free herbal plant that grows only in South Africa. A flavorful alternative for those seeking a stimulant free beverage, our certified organic rooibos is fruity, sweet, rounded, mild and smooth with a refreshingly herbal texture. Very forgiving, it will not oversteep and blends well with other flavors such as nuts, herbs and fruits.
honeybush vanilla $5
Our Honeybush Vanilla combines the rich, warm dark sugar aroma of vanilla with the honeyed aroma and gentle earthy quality of organic Honeybush herb from South Africa. Soft, sweet and very 'beany' vanilla fragrance (like warm sugar cookies made with fresh vanilla beans). A comforting, caffeine free treat.
rooibos orange $4
A juicy cup of herbal sunshine, sweet and refreshing as a glass of freshly squeezed OJ. The slight dryness of the Florida orange flavor balances with the naturally sweet, mellow and mineral rooibos. Our organic Rooibos blended with fresh orange flavor makes the perfect partner for your morning meal. Because it's completely caffeine free, you can enjoy another cup in the evening, too.
rooibos cinnamon apple $4
Like freshly baked apple pie, this blend of cinnamon, apples and Rooibos tea will send your tastebuds into overdrive. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without a guilty conscience, indulge in a cup for an after-dinner treat. Naturally caffeine-free.
honeybush chocolate $5
Our Honeybush Chocolate tea is a prime example, combining the smoothness of Honeybush with sinful aroma and taste of fine, Belgian, dark chocolate. Smooth, rich and luxurious, like a chocolate liquor. Decadent, divine and completely caffeine free.
honeybush pumpkin chai $5
Masala Chai spices with a honeybush pumpkin base. Beautifully clear and bright cup, with a crisp, tangy-sweet flavor.
~ Herbal Teas ~
Though the selection is diverse, all of these herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free. Herbal tea are not really teas at all. This is because they are blended with various leaves, fresh or dried flowers, herbs, seeds or roots, fruits and spices for more flavor.
Our Chamomile tea is made of the finest chamomile flowers from the Nile River Valley in Egypt. Considered a remedy for all ills by the ancient Egyptians, this golden herb remains a modern favorite to promote calm and relieve anxiety. When steeped, these fragrant chamomile blossoms smell of freshly cut apples and produce a rich, golden cup with calming flavor and sweet, floral finish. Our Chamomile tea is made with whole flower pieces and produces a delicious, caffeine-free infusion. It may also be served with a dash of honey.
A native of the Mediterranean, spearmint was revered by ancient Romans for its ability to 'stir up the mind.' It continues to be savored for its refreshingly clear aroma and soothing qualities. If you find peppermint a bit too cool sometimes, spearmint is definitely for you. This herb has a rounded, slightly smoother and more grounded taste than peppermint, with warming and cooling notes. Very gentle to the palate, and naturally caffeine free.
watermelon cooler $5
Sweet, juicy and refreshing - these are the thoughts that come to mind when thinking of watermelon. Sips of our Watermelon Cooler will invoke the same delightful sensations. The sweetness of watermelon and the lively notes of cranberries and hibiscus when iced make this a perfect poolside treat. Add a pinch of mint or a twist of lime to create a tasty watermelon mocktail.
lemon grass $4
A native of Southeast Asia, lemon grass was introduced to the American palate with the growing popularity of Thai cuisine. It has a delicate Meyer lemon taste, with slight hint of sweet ginger, and very aromatic floral fragrance. Smooth and fragrant when steeped as a simple cup of tea, soft mouthfeel and clean finish. Greatly uplifting, yet naturally caffeine free.
raspberry patch $5
Raspberry is a complex flavor. It can be more sweet than tart, warm and chewy like a jam, or a fruit-floral accent. This blend plays to all of those nuances. Fresh raspberries, apple pieces, rose hips and hibiscus come together to tell the story of a raspberry. Zesty, tart and slightly sweet. A balanced cup that, because it's caffeine free, you can enjoy anytime.
~ CHAI ~
A gift from India, chai tea is a mixture of tea and a variety of spices synonymous with Indian cuisine. All of our chai teas are blended using artisan teas and only the very best natural flavors and spices. Our direct-trade advantage ensures superior taste, freshness and value.
thai chai $5
Creamy sweet coconut and playfully floral lemongrass highlight this succulent black tea chai blend. Let the aroma draw you in and you'll swear, you hear it beckoning to come closer, just take a sip. We suggest two heaping teaspoons per 8 oz cup, sugar, cream or coconut milk if desired.
masala chai $5
Our Masala Chai tea blend combines premium Ceylon black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger. In Indian culture, 'Masala' means 'a blend of spices', and 'chai' simply means 'tea.' So, Masala Chai is literally 'spiced tea'. Our interpretation tries to stay true to its definition thanks to a warm and inviting fragrance, zesty flavor (without being too hot or spicy) and invigorating, aromatic finish. We suggest two heaping teaspoons per 8 oz cup. Sugar or milk if desired.
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