Coconut Coffee Smoothie Recipe

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We know that it’s Fall and the weather is getting colder, but who can resist imaging a tropical island with your favorite beverage, COFFEE! Easy, delicious and dairy-free!

Ingredients:
1 cup Teasia Coffee (Ethiopia Sidamo)
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup of coconut milk
1 tbsp. of shredded coconut (optional)
1/4 cup of almond butter

Instructions:
Brew Teasia coffee and wait until cool to add into ice cube trays. Freeze for 2 hours. Using a blender, add all ingredients and blend. For added sweetness, try agave syrup for a vegan friendly delight.

 

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Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 10 with Black Tea

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Day 10: Black Tea

Flavor Highlights: I enjoy the nutty aftertaste with this black tea. This is a drink I would also have instead of a coffee because of the caffeine boost it gives me without getting shaky.

A whole wheat toast with strawberry jam is what I would pair this tea with.  I normally will not go for this tea because of its’ bitterness, but to my surprise, this tea is incredibly smooth. The aroma is therapeutic and also delicious.

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Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 9 with English Breakfast Tea

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Day 9: English Breakfast Tea

Flavor Highlights: I really enjoyed the leafy aroma. This tea would go great with a splash of milk and a bit of sugar for that creamy taste. This flavor is not subtle. Although dark and bitter, I surprisingly still enjoyed it. The subtle citrus after taste pairs great with its bitterness intensity.

There’s a reason why this tea is named English Breakfast! It is a great substitution drink for coffee because of the energy you get from this tea.

Don’t forget to enjoy this tea with a scone or even a muffin to start off the day right. With a tea and pastry in hand, I’m ready to jump start my morning full of energy.

 

 

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 8 with Genmaicha Tea

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Day 8: Genmaicha Green Tea

Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese green tea popularly known as “popcorn tea” from the grains of rice that pop during the roasting process. I’ve also seen Genmaicha used in some savory Japanese dishes so that may be another way to use this tea during a meal.

Flavor Highlights: Because of the bitterness, I would have this drink with lemon and accentuate the flavor.

This would be a definite go to when looking for an extra boost of energy. This was not a personal favorite because of the bitterness. But I do love sweet and sour which is why lemon and honey would go deliciously.

 

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 7 with Chamomile Mint Tea

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Day 7: Chamomile Mint Tea

Flavor Highlights: My ultimate FAVORITE of all! The aroma was truly relaxing and it gave me such happy vibes. I rarely have tea that I enjoy smelling, just as I do drinking.

This drink, in my opinion, would pair deliciously with chocolate and berries. This is a fun drink to mix into a smoothie or even cocktail! The delicious aroma of mint was just as enjoyable as the taste. I really enjoyed this fun flavor.

PRO TIP: Since flu season is starting to kick up, Chamomile Mint Tea is best with some honey and it’ll help soothe you and help you sleep. Share this non-caffeinated with others who may feeling a tad under the weather.

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 6 with Earl Grey Tea

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Day 6: Earl Grey Tea

Flavor Highlights: I like that this classic favorite is not just tasty but also is a great option for stomach pains or if you’d like to help improve your metabolism!  I have a weak stomach so anything to keep me from constantly having to take medicine is a win for me.

I would recommend pairing this drink with a favorite sweet dark chocolate treat of yours and even some pecans for that crunchy texture.

I enjoyed the roasted taste and smell.  Earl Grey is a definite go-to when craving a smooth drink that’s also healthy. Whenever I drink this tea, I imagine having a fancy tea party at my desk at work. This is definitely a mood booster as well.

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 5 with Roasted Oolong Tea

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Day 5: Roasted Oolong Tea

Flavor Highlights: This drink was not my ‘cup of tea’. The darker, richer earthy taste of tea was a bit too much for me. This tea is almost along the lines of coffee but with that subtle tea flavor. I feel I enjoyed the Teasia Oolong Tea as it is so adding a roasting to it did not enhance it for me.

Nonetheless, this is a tea I would prefer drinking on a hot day served cold with ice and milk and sugar paired with something sweet like a scone or cupcakes!

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 4 with Jasmine Green Tea

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For Day 4, I decided to pop in the Jasmine Green Tea kcup.

Flavor Highlights: I would recommend adding your favorite milk to this drink to help tone own the floral taste as it is pretty strong. If you like your teas sweet, don’t forget to add some sugar too!

Although this was not my personal favorite, I believe this drink would be best enjoyed while reading a book because of its’ energizing properties. I picked up on the floral aroma almost immediately. I didn’t like how much it smelled and tasted like flowers and I enjoy more toned down flavors for my tea. Several of my coworkers pick Jasmine Green Tea to be one of their top teas that they drink, but I’m more of a Green Tea type of girl.

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 3 with Oolong Tea

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Day 3: Oolong Tea

Here’s my take on Teasia’s Oolong Tea.

Flavor Highlights: This tea has a woody flavor with a hint of fruity and nutty aftertaste. I like that I could drink this as is or with honey and lemon, but most of all how many different flavors I Get out of one sip.

I would recommend this tea with a salty afternoon snack like a some roasted peanuts or even a small bag of potato chips. I enjoyed the flavor as well as appreciated the smoothness of it.  I thought this was a perfect middle ground from too strong and too light. This is a definite favorite!

The next tea that I’m going to try is Jasmine Green Tea. I really love green tea so stay tuned for my take on Jasmine.

Don’t forget, if you’re not sure which teas to try, there are variety packs with 4 different flavors in each series!

 

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 2 with Green Tea

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Day 2: Green Tea

I try to have at least one cup of green tea every day and I prefer this while working or enjoying a good book. What I enjoy most is the earthy blend of this Teasia tea. This blend is more flavorful than those I find in the grocery store. I like to use the K-cup twice before throwing it out, that’s how great of quality these are.

Flavor Highlights: Green tea is already a great go-to tea because of its’ health benefits and antioxidants, not to mention I definitely felt that caffeine boost after having a cup. This tea is enjoyable with honey and lemon.

The next tea that I’m trying is going to be Oolong Tea! I’m pretty excited about it so stay tuned.