DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Green Tea Sugar Scrub.PNGBecause the weather, at least here in Southern California has been unpredictable, our skin has been suffering. It seems like with the weather moving from hot to cold from the elements and then indoors we are experiencing a little dry spell. It’s very important to exfoliate the top layer of your skin to help make room for the baby soft skin underneath. A good product to use is sugar scrubs and homemade ones are the best! One of the girl’s here has made her own using our very own green tea! Here’s what Lindsay says helps soothe her skin and has added it to her beauty regime. The secret ingredient is Teasia Green Tea  . She has combined both of her beauty secrets to create a dry skin haven! Next time your skin is suffering, whip up this homemade scrub and treat yo self to an exfoliating heaven.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
⅛ cup of brewed Teasia Green Tea
⅛ cup of olive oil
The contents of 1 Teasia Green Tea K-Cup
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cute container of your choice (make sure it has a tight lid)

DIRECTIONS:
1) Combine all ingredients (adding a little brewed tea at a time) and mix well.

PRO-TIP: Brew your Teasia Green Tea K-Cup strong, set your keurig to the small cup setting!

Leave a comment below letting us know if you tried this DIY at home and how much it soothed your skin!

 

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Blueberry Ice Black Tea Recipe

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How do you get out of this heat and cool down during the summer time? Try some blueberry iced tea using our delicious Teasia Black Tea in kcups. Here are the simple steps to making this happen:

What You Need

5 kcups of  Teasia’s Black Iced Tea
½ cup frozen blueberries
Strainer
Ice
Blender

Directions

  1. Brew all kcups and set aside to cool. Note: You can use the second brew in our kcup as well and make even more tea!
  2. Add blueberries and a cup of iced tea into a blender and puree until smooth. Make sure to strain the liquid so your drink isn’t chunky.
  3. Add into a pitcher or serve in glasses.
  4. Add some ice and fresh blueberries for garnish.

There are so many easy ways to mix up teas and this recipe is super delicious with green tea as well!

Please share your favorite recipes with us for a chance to get posted on our blog.

 

Teasia Coffee Review & Giveaway!

For a full Teasia Coffee review by our good friend Missy’s Product Reviews she tried 3 of our most popular flavors:

  1. Brazil Fazenda – Medium Roast
  2. Colombia Huila – Medium Roast
  3. El Salvador – Medium Roast

She is also hosting a giveaway until June 4th, so don’t forget to enter there! Don’t forget to follow us on:

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Your Very Own Mocha Coconut Frappuccino® at Home!

Homemade frapWith the weather finally getting warmer and more spring-like, a nice rich creamy Frappuccino is a must to try! Why spend so much money at a coffee shop, when you can make this delicious Frappuccino in your own kitchen. And the recipe is so easy that you would want to make this every day!

Prep: 10 mins | Total: 10 mins

Makes: 2 Cups of Frappuccinos

Ingredients:

4 tbsp. roasted coffee beans (we recommend the Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar flavor)
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup canned coconut milk
3 tbsp. honey
3 cups of ice cubes
Optional: Whipped cream

ground coffeeMethod:

  1. Grind the coffee beans as instructed on the box
  2. Combine the ground coffee with all ingredients and place into a blender
  3. Blend until it becomes an icy slush-like consistency
  4. Pour into a tall glass and add a cute straw to be fancy!
  5. If you want you can add whipped cream and sprinkle some cocoa powder on top.
  6. Enjoy your wonderful creation!

See, not too bad! Who said you can’t make your own coffee drinks at home. With only a few ingredients, and super easy method, you can make your own Frappuccino in under 10 mins! If you liked this recipe, let us know and we’ll be more than happy to add more coffee recipes.

 Note: Frappuccino® is a registered trademark of Starbucks. I am not claiming ownership of this trademark in any way. The name is simply used here for reference

PRO TIP: Make sure to brew your coffee right away after grinding to maintain the best flavors of our single origin coffee beans.

Leave your comments below and stay tuned for more recipes.

 

Refreshing Teasia Honeybush Tea Popsicles Recipe (With or Without Fruit)

photo-1499638472904-ea5c6178a300Summer is right around the corner and those sunny days are here to stay (for a while, at least). We are sharing one of our favorite recipes because who doesn’t love popsicles? This recipe is great for the kids and its also caffeine free.

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 4 hrs | Total: 4 hrs 20 mins

Makes: 10-12 popsicles

Popsicles without Fruit

Ingredients:
3 kcups of Honeybush tea
1 teaspoon of honey per cup (agave nectar works well here for fellow Vegans)
Sweetener for taste

Method:
1. Brew the tea as usual
2. Pour into a cup and add sweetener to taste while it is still hot
3. Set aside until completely cooled
4. Pour the sweetened tea into popsicle molds
5. Freeze for a few hours or overnight until completely frozen.

Popsicles with Fruit

Ingredients:

3 kcups of Honeybush tea
1 teaspoon of honey per cup (agave nectar)
Sweetener for taste
Few chunks of fruit of your choice. We recommend apricots!

Method:

  1. Brew kcups per instructions on the box.
  2. Pour into a cup and add sweetener to taste while it is still hot.
  3. Let it sit till it cools down.
  4. While the tea cools down, cut fruit into small chunks or slices.
  5. Pour sweetened tea into popsicle molds.
  6. Add the chunks/slices of fruit into the molds.
  7. Freeze overnight.

If you’re looking for another caffeine free tea, try our Rooibos Lemongrass Tea.

PRO TIP: Try adding additional fruits to make a mixed fruit popsicle everyone will enjoy. If you have any recipes you’d like to share with us, write it in the comments below.

 

How to make Coffee without a coffee maker.

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For most of us, our day doesn’t start until we’ve had our cup of coffee. But some of us don’t have a coffee maker and that keeps us from getting our daily kick of caffeine in the morning! However, fret not, because you don’t always need a coffee maker to brew your coffee. It can be done without it too!

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All you need is some roasted coffee beans, a grinder, filter, and some hot water! We have 25 new flavors of roasted whole beans that come in a variety of flavors and notes. Grab a pack now! Here are some of our recommendations:

Teasia Coffee Colombia Huila
Teasia Coffee Costa Rica
Teasia Coffee Malawi
Teasia Coffee Timor

Let’s dive into the making of coffee!

  1. Measure a tablespoon of coffee for one cup
  2. Grind your coffee on medium, it should end up looking like sand
  3. Place your filter on top of the coffee cup
  4. Pour a tiny amount of water on the grounds and let them sit for 30 seconds
  5. Pour half of the water slowly over the grounds (30 second duration)
  6. Pour the rest of the water in smaller increments (three or four)
  7. Toss the filter with the grounds
  8. There you have it! If you like, you can add creamer and sugar. But congrats on making your very own fresh cup of coffee!

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Next time you find yourself waking up somewhere without a coffee maker, don’t worry. You can easily make your coffee if you just follow the steps above!

Pro Tip: If your coffee tastes too bitter, add more coffee. If it tastes too sour, reduce the amount of coffee you use.

If you have any coffee making ideas for us, please share below in the comments section.

Beauty Tips of Tea

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Drinking a cup of tea whether it’s hot or iced is a great way to relax and quench your thirst, but did you know that tea is good for beauty too? Below are some beauty tips using our very own tea.

Tip #1 Add Shine to Dull Hair:
Use Teasia black tea or Teasia green tea  to rinse your hair to give them a boost of shine. Use one kcup and prepare as instructed on the box. Set aside cup of tea for 15 minutes until completely cool.  Pour it onto wet hair & leave it for 10 minutes. Shampoo and condition after. Notice how beautiful and shiny your hair becomes without any chemicals.

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Tip #2 Minimize Bug Bites:
Chamomile tea can be used to calm down sting and bumps. Use a Teasia chamomile tea kcup and brew as usual. Once the tea cools down, dip a cotton ball in the tea and apply directly onto the affected area and let it sit for a while to ease the itchiness and redness.

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Tip #3 Reduce Dark Under Eye Circles
Cheap but effective under eye treatment found right in your kitchen. Brew a Teasia earl grey tea kcup and let it cool down. Use two round cotton pads and soak in the tea. Press the pads to get rid of excess tea and place onto your eyes. Rest for 10-20 minutes to get rid of puffiness.

night-portrait-canon-flash-74472Tip #4 Tone and Moisturize Skin:

Who knew that tea could be used to tone and moisturize your face. Prepare one kcup of Teasia green tea. Let it cool down and pour into a clean spray bottle. Use the spray onto the face day/night to draw out impurities, shrink pores, and add a glow to your skin.

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Tip #5 Soothe Legs After Shaving:

Tea can be used to soothe redness and irritation after shaving. Using a Teasia black tea kcup, open the lid and pour the tea blend into some hot water. Once cooled down, put the tea in a spray bottle and use it to spray your legs after shaving. No need to rinse.

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Tea is an amazing natural ingredient that can be added to your skin care routine. There are many ways you can use tea to improve your skin’s health so go ahead and try the tips mentioned above and let us know which one worked for you the best!

First Spring Giveaway: Our New Coffee! ⠀

180410aPost an interesting photo of your favorite coffee mug and tag us to win our BRAND NEW Coffee! We will select our favorite THREE entries.

GRAND PRIZE: Teasia Mug + 2 Packs of 8 oz Coffee (Flavors: Brazil Fazenda & Columbia Huila).
2nd PRIZE: 3 Packs of 8 oz Coffee (Flavors: Brazil Fazenda, Columbia Huila, & El Salvador).
3rd PRIZE: 3 Packs of 8 oz Coffee (Flavors: Brazil Fazenda, Columbia Huila, & El Salvador).

Don’t forget to follow @Teasiateas on Facebook & on Instagram. Only 1 entry per social media account. This giveaway will end Friday 04/20/18. Remember, your account must be public and you must be over 18 years of age or older to participate. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Continental U.S. Winners only. For more details, send us a DM.⠀

Double Chocolate Chunk Coffee Muffins

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We have something special for everyone today. Choose to enjoy these during breakfast or for dessert is completely up to you but we suggest giving them both a try. You can eat these with a side of fruit in the morning for a Friday treat or heat these little babies up and serve them with a side of ice cream for a chocolatey dessert a la mode. These muffins only take about 40 mins to make from start to finish.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

½ stick of butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon espresso powder
½ tablespoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee, cooled
¼ cup sour cream (if you don’t have it, skip it!)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter or spray your muffin tin.
  2. Place a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Add butter and half of the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from heat and stir chocolate until completely melted and then let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together all of the dry ingredients. (Leaving out the leftover chocolate).
  4. Add in your Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract to the bowl with melted chocolate and mix. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, whisk quickly. Stir in remaining chocolate.
  5. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  7. ENJOY!

Make sure you get your hands on the Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee for the best tasting chocolate chunk coffee muffins around!

In the comments below let us know if you tried these muffins for breakfast or dessert!

Single Origin Coffee

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There is a lot of talk in the coffee world about single origin coffee. Mostly the buzz is about finding out exactly what “single origin coffee” means. Many  are saying that single origin coffee is just coffee that is a product of one region, country or farm. Others have said that it is not just the one farm production that makes this coffee unique but the tractability of the coffee that really makes all the difference. As consumers know exactly where their coffee is from and how it’s handled before enjoying that cup of joe.

Typically because of the unique traceability factor. Single origin coffee tend to be higher quality but it is worth the higher price. Due to the fact that it is traced back to a single source, the coffee is usually very specific rather than a blend. This can really make the taste unique to the specific farm that it has come from.

Single origin coffee has become increasingly more popular and now a lot of consumers are buying more of it. They can find comfort in the fact that they can see straight on the label the farm, climate, people, land, and processing that relates directly to their personal bag of coffee. Even with people who wouldn’t exactly call themselves coffee connoisseurs the word on the street about single origin coffee really has them seeking it out.

At Teasia, we  know how important it is that you have a cup of coffee that you can count on. To have the knowledge of what you’re sipping on is one of the most important things to us. Leave the heavy lifting up to us and just sit back and taste the flavors of all of the different single origin coffees that we offer. So many flavors, in both whole beans as well as unroasted green beans. We’ll harvest,  we’ll roast and you enjoy.

Try our Whole Beans!

Malawi
Sumatra Mandheling
Nicaragua Segovia
Indian Monsooned Malabar
Sulawesi Toraja
Colombia Huila
Panama Boquete
Costa Rica
Ethiopia Sidamo
Mexican Chiapas
Congo Kivu 
Honduras

Leave us a comment below and let us know which of our beans is your morning go-to!