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!

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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!

Green Tropical Smoothie w/ Tea!

bottle-852133_640Spring is here and the opportunity to kick our healthy lifestyle into high gear is here. We have a clean slate and it is up to us to start this year off strong! Eating healthy and keeping our bodies free of toxins is at the top of our to-do list this year. Keeping the healthy lifestyle alive is easier when you have delicious easy and quick go-to recipes. Which is why a detox green tea smoothie is the way to go. A blend of fruit, veggies and the highest quality tea available Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass tea K-Cups. Rooibos tea is known for its weight loss properties including helping to reduce the stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage. It is also known for its yummy taste and its perfect pairing with fruits and veggies in this delicious smoothie!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1 C of Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass K-Cups
1 Orange peeled
1 C Spinach
1 Carrot
1/4 C Pineapple
1 TBSP Flax seeds

DIRECTIONS:

Prepare Teasia Kcup as instructed and set aside to cool. Clean and wash the rest of the fruits and veggies. If you do not have fresh pineapple, frozen is enjoyable as well.

Once tea is cool, blend all ingredients together in a blender and serve. YUM!

Let us know in the comments below if you plan on enjoying one of these smoothies daily.

 

What Milk Options Are There For Coffee?

Coffee&MilkVariations_Post.jpgAfter a long week of work, we just want to sit back and enjoy the weekend a bit especially with some comforting coffee.  Who likes their coffee black? We do, however, there are ways to add some variety to your coffee if you’re in the mood to try something creamy.  The regular go-to is whole milk or even skim milk but lets venture out of the box and try some other options! Try these different options below and it just may give you a whole new perspective on new layers of flavor in your favorite drink.

Whole Milk

Whole milk is readily available at all stores and gives you what you expect. Add a splash of whole milk to your coffee and enjoy the rich, creamy texture.  We love this option, but it’s not always great for your waistline coming in at 180 calories per 12 oz.

Skim (Fat Free)  Milk

Another common option is  Skim Milk, which also contains dairy like Whole milk but is only 100 calories per 12 oz. While skim milk is reduced in fat, you may not get that creamy texture you’re looking for in whole milk. Don’t forget to watch out for the flavored skim milks that has added sugars for flavor.

2% Milk (Low Fat)

This milk is popular because it’s a low-fat option, which is only 150 calories per 12 oz serving, making this a good compromise between Whole and Skim Milk. If you think Skim is too watery and Whole Milk is too creamy, opt for 2% in your coffee latte.

Next we have the popular plant-based / dairy-free milk options.

Almond Milk

Almond milk has received a lot of attention lately and we know why! This plant-based milk is a favorite for adding into our coffee and even enjoying it with a bowl of cereal. Whether you’re vegan or perhaps lactose intolerant, Almond Milk makes a good alternative to dairy milk. Almond milk is light and nutty and is only 80 calories per serving.

Soy Milk

Soy Milk is the classic non-dairy milk alternative. Soy gives coffee a creamy texture and is only 130 calories per serving. If you’re not accustomed to the soy flavor, we recommend trying vanilla flavored soy that’s unsweetened. Who doesn’t like a hint of vanilla flavor in their coffee?

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk may be a hit or miss with us. If you love anything coconut flavored, then this is your dairy-free alternative. Coconut is a great alternative to grabbing that half and half because it is rich and creamy. Each serving is only 110 calories.

Whether you like making your coffee a latte by adding milk or dairy free milk or just enjoying a cup of coffee without any additions, we would love to hear what your favorite milk option is.

We have tons of single origin whole beans that are waiting for you to add a splash of milk into:
1) Malawi
2) Sumatra Mandheling 
3) Nicaragua Segovia 
4) Indian Monsooned Malabar
5) Sulawesi Toraja 
6) Colombia Huila
7) Panama Boquete
8) Costa Rica
9) Ethiopia Sidamo
10) Mexican Chiapas
11) Congo Kivu
12) Honduras

Stay tuned for our Green Beans so you can roast your own coffee beans.

Teasia Tea & Coffee Giveaway

LOVE IS IN THE AIR so It’s time for another GIVEAWAY! There will be THREE winners picked at random for either:

Full Size Teasia Rose Black Tea + Teasia mug
Sampler pack – 4 Rose Black Tea + 4 Rooibos Lemongrass Tea & an 8 oz coffee
Sampler pack -4 Rose Black Tea + 4 Honeybush Tea and an 8 oz coffee

Rules:

1) Simply like this photo and like our page Facebook Teasia.
2) SHARE THIS POST ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY.
3) Tag 3 friends in the comments below.
4) 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. only.

This giveaway will end on February 14th and the winners will be chosen at random! Good luck!giveaway

Teasia Detox Tea Recipe

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New Year, New Us. It is out with old and in with the new. Can you believe we are already 2 weeks into the New Year? It’s the perfect time to follow up on your New Year’s Resolutions.

If you’ve fallen off the bandwagon a bit, we can help out with that. Today we are sharing our cleansing tea recipe which can help help remove toxins and nourish your liver. We recommend adding this detox tea recipe to your current diet. Though this tea is not recommended to solely help you lose weight, there is no chance of it hurting your waistline. Make sure to first consult your physician about how a detox tea could fit into your regimen.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
7 Cups water
The contents of 5 Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea K-Cups1 Orange, cut into rings
1 Lemon cut into rings
1/4 Cup Frozen mango
1/4 Cup Frozen pineapple
1/4 Cup ginger,  peeled and sliced into rings

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine water and ginger into a pot and bring to a boil
  2. Remove from heat
  3. Add contents of 5 Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea K-Cups
  4. Steep for 15 minutes
  5. Strain the tea into a pitcher
  6. Discard ginger
  7. Add lemon, orange mango and pineapple
  8. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating
  9. Serve over ice & enjoy!

Please let us know in the comments below what your New Year’s Resolution is!

Detox Naturally After the New Year

Just as we are getting ready to celebrate New Years Eve, we are going to share a couple recipes that have helped us get back on the right path after all that decadent holiday eating. You or someone you know may have experienced discomfort from overindulging on food or perhaps are always on the run trying to get everything squared away during the busy holiday season.

Ginger

Our first recipe is a simple Honeybush Ginger Tea which all you’ll need is some fresh ginger and our Tea!

Ingredients:

1 Teasia Honeybush Kcup
Fresh Ginger Root
Lemon (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Brew tea as per directions
  2. Add freshly sliced ginger root
  3. You can also add a slice of lemon in there.
  4. Enjoy!

This simple recipe will surely help calm your stomach and it is also caffeine free, which will help you sleep better at night.

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Did you also know that our Chamomile Mint Tea will also help sooth your digestive tract as well as help calm your cold symptoms? We recommend adding a drizzle of honey if you prefer something slightly sweetened or drink it as is.

 

 

 

Let us know what helps calm your upset stomach in the comments below.

12 Days of Recipes: No. 12 – Coconut Green Tea

Milk teas are not just a drink of choice, they are a way of life. We know it sounds a little dramatic but you won’t be able to blame us. Getting motivated to workout can be tough, especially during the holiday seasons. With all of the holiday food wearing you down it can feel like you’re in a slump. Or better yet, a food coma. The easiest way to get out of this is to get up and workout. It does help a little when you’ve got our secret ingredient waiting for you at the end of a long gym session. Packed with protein, dairy-free and made with Teasia Green Tea K-Cups , there is no way you will feel guilty about indulging in this post-workout treat.

Workout

What You’ll Need:
1 Teasia Green Tea K-Cup
2 TBSP virgin coconut oil
Vanilla whey protein powder (see instructions on back of package for measurements)
1 GENEROUS dash of cinnamon powder

Directions:
1. Prepare your Teasia Green Tea K-Cup as normal
2. 
Blend together tea and coconut oil while tea is still hot
3. Let mixture cool and then add protein powder and cinnamon
4. Enjoy!

Please let us know your favorite workouts in the comments below!

 

12 Days of Recipes: No. 11 – Honeybush Tea Jelly

Honeybush is kinda our JAM. Just kidding, (not really) but it really has become one of our favorite jelly additions. Honeybush tea has flavors from South Africa which are light, and woody  with a taste of honey.  The naturally lightly sweetened caffeine free tea is perfect for a fruity and delicious jelly. Which is exactly what our Honey Buttered Biscuits from earlier in our 12 days of Christmas needs to be paired with. Which is why I want to share with you the perfectly light and sweet topping to a flaky biscuit. Made with Teasia Honeybush Tea K-Cups to create the highest quality taste, this jelly is sure to delight all the little (and big) elves running around your house.

 

Honeybush jellyWhat You’ll Need:

The contents of 6 Teasia Honeybush Tea K-Cups

Sure-Jell premium fruit pectin (follow instructions on box for quantity)
3 ¼ Cups sugar
2 ¼ Cups boiling water
¼ Cup fresh lemon juice

Directions:
1. Steep Teasia Honeybush Tea Contents in boiling water for 5 minutes
2. Strain water into a 6-8 quart pan
3. 
Add pectin, lemon juice and sugar to the pan
4. 
Bring to a boil over high heat
5. Cook for 25-30 mins stirring occasionally
6. Candy thermometer should read 220 F
7. 
Transfer the jelly into mason jars
8. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks

Pro-Tip: Serve with our Honey Buttered Biscuit!

Please leave us a comment below letting us know if you gave this recipe a try!

12 Days of Recipes: No. 10 – Honey Buttered Biscuits

A couple of days ago we talked about our love affair with brunches. We even shared a recipe that was perfect for a brisk morning, Rose Black Bubble Tea. Today, we want to share your next brunch binge: Honey Buttered Biscuits. The perfect pastry to pair with our Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea. The nutty taste and aroma of our Tea paired with the flaky buttery honey drizzled biscuits is enough to make anyone’s Sunday morning dreams come true. In a perfect world I would tear apart each layer and use them as blankets of buttery bliss, but since that utopia doesn’t exist yet, I’ll settle for breakfast.

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What You’ll Need:
3 Cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Cup milk
1 Teaspoon salt
¼ Cup honey
1 ½ sticks of cold unsalted butter
1 Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea K-Cup (Per person)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl combine: flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl combine: milk and honey. Stir until completely combined.
  5. Cut butter into chunks and add it to flour bowl.
  6. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour into the size of peas.
  7. Add milk and honey mixture to the flour mix and mix until there are no dry spots.
  8. Flour your work surface and roll dough out into a large rectangle.
  9. Roll it until it’s about a ½ inch thick and fold in thirds like a letter.
  10. Roll in again and fold into thirds again.
  11. Roll again, this time until it’s 1 inch thick.
  12. Use a 3 inch biscuit cutter and cut as many biscuits as you can.
  13. Re-roll the scraps until you get as many biscuits as you can from the dough.
  14. Place biscuits on baking sheet and brush tops with butter.
  15. Bake at 400 F for 12-14 minutes.
  16. While your biscuits are baking start brewing your Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea K-Cups.

Enjoy!

We always serve our biscuits drizzled with honey and set out jams for guests. Also a nice touch would be tomake sure everybody has a nice hot cup of Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea to wash down these sweet treats. Let us know in the comments below how you serve your biscuits!