Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 23 with Yemen Mocca (Regular Brew)

Weekend Yemen Mocca Coffee

It’s time for some Teasia Yemen Mocca single origin whole roasted coffee beans. If you’re looking for a well-balanced coffee, this one is it! My first sip was very pleasant with strong yet subtle flavors, which I highly enjoy. For the most part Yemen Coffee has a super smooth flavor and never once received any bitter taste. (Keep in mind, I am testing all of the coffee black so I can get a sense of all the flavors.)  This highly complex coffee can be easily compared to a rich port and I am really liking the velvety and chocolaty tones. Because of the chocolate tones, I would definitely add some hazelnut creamer to add another level of flavor and sweetness of course.

Celebrate! Teasia’s Yemen Mocca single origin whole roasted coffee beans is my last flavor of this taste test. Teasia has so many varieties of beans that it was such a great experience to be able to try every single one of them. I definitely have some of my top favorites and several least favorite ones. Stay tuned in the next few weeks to check out my summary of top roasts.

Don’t forget, we have launched single origin coffee k-cups as well as coffee blends in k-cups for your convenience, so check that out too.

Single Origin K-Cups:
Kenya AA
Brazil Fazenda
Ethiopia Yirgacheffe
Sumatra Mandheling

Coffee Blends  K-Cups:
Breakfast Blend
Donut Shop Blend
French Roast
Teasia House Blend

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Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 22 with Uganda Bugisu (Regular Brew)

Adding Creamer to Uganda Coffee

Wow, these coffee beans have FLAVOR. Today, I’m trying Teasia’s Uganda Bugisu single origin whole roasted coffee beans. As you already know, my favorite way to enjoy coffee is the latte version and it is highly recommended if you love creamy drinks, however, I did try this coffee black so that I can give you my two cents on the flavor profiles.

Besides noting that the first whiff had a punch of flavor, it is the strongest coffee aroma I have had so far. The flavor that  stood out to me was a mix of cocoa and cherry.  For sure this coffee needs some creamer to cut down on the high acidity. If you love black coffee that’s strong, this one is for you, but since I am into lighter roasts that aren’t acidic, I wouldn’t be able to drink this without having to add sugar and creamer to combat the bitter tasting coffee.

 

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 21 with Timor (Regular Brew)

Toast with Timor

I decided to try day 22 with 2 different styles of coffee: regular brew and the latte version. Don’t worry, I shared this delightful meal with my girlfriend since it’s the weekend.

The whole roasted single origin coffee, Timor, has a very strong aroma with notes of a variety of herbs.  The coffee wasn’t as acidic compared to the other coffees I’ve tried and it was really smooth.

Here’s a little background of the Timor coffee beans. They’re grown on a small island called Timor, and there are actually two sides of it: East Timor and the west side claimed by Indonesia. All Timor coffee beans are grown on small farms and due to the climate, there’s a smooth acidity to the coffee.

With several more sips, I tried the latte version, which is very enjoyable because of how flavorful this coffee is, adding some frothy milk to is really tones flavors down to the way I prefer. I remember that Teasia’s Indian Monsooned Malabar has similar flavor profiles and is definitely one of my favorite’s. This would blend perfectly with eggs and some toast early in the morning.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 8 with Kenya AA (Regular Brew)

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Starting off day 8 of coffee tasting with a delectable Kenya AA single origin coffee beans roasted by Teasia. Here’s some history about the coffee: Kenya AA is considered to be one of the world’s best coffee beans – the area has a reputation for absolute excellence, especially because it lies near the region where coffee beans first originated. Grown on volcanic soils and high altitudes, beans grow slower allowing more time for flavor development and maturity.

I received this brew at the perfect time when it was raining and cold outside.  The brew itself is really strong along with a strong citrus smell that I’m not a big fan of. I typically enjoy coffee that is creamier and sweet, which is why I’ve been recommending adding milk to coffee. After sipping this coffee, I was thinking that this would go great with a big breakfast platter with some eggs, pancakes, bacon, fruits, the works!

PRO TIP: If you’re a chocolate lover, you can always add some hot chocolate to coffee for a mocha!

Next week, we’re taking a trip to Mexico with Mexican Chiapas whole roasted beans.

 

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!

12 Days of Recipes: No. 3 – Rose Bubble Black Milk Tea

Celebrate Sunday Funday with our third recipe of our 12 Days of Recipes in Winter. Are you ready for some homemade brunch? Even during this cooler weather, we love to sit on the deck with friends and family and enjoy the breeze and the conversation. One of the simple luxuries you can enjoy on a Sunday morning is the sweet aroma of Teasia Rose Black Tea K-Cups. Mix that with a honey smothered croissant and you are ready for some serious relaxation. Step up your brunch game up with this recipe that adds tapioca pearls and a touch of sweetness for an all new take on Sunday mornings.

Sunday

Ingredients:
4 Teasia Rose Black Tea K-Cups
½ Cup of whole milk (substitute with almond milk or any other plant-based milk if you’re looking for something dairy free)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Cup tapioca pearls
Cocktail shaker

Directions:
1. Follow instructions on tapioca pearl packaging.
2.Brew your four Teasia Rose Black Tea K-Cups (strong).
3. Add sugar to freshly brewed hot Teasia tea and stir until dissolved.
4. 
Let tea completely chill in refrigerator before serving.
5. Add tapioca pearls to the bottom of two cups.
6. Add ice, milk and tea to cocktail shaker and strain into each cup.

Enjoy!

Please let us know what your favorite brunch dishes are for a Sunday morning in the comments below.

Loving all of these recipes? Check back tomorrow for a Chamomile Mint Tea recipe.

 

Sparkling Rose Black Tea Punch Recipe

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we have a wonderful recipe to share with everyone. This punch is perfect for brunch or any get together. Here are the ingredients that you will need:

4 Teasia Rose Black Tea kcups (makes a total of 8 cups)
1 (16-ounce) package frozen strawberries
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup crushed ice
1 cup club soda or ginger ale

Optional: Fresh mint, fresh strawberries

Serves 6-8

Instructions:
Brew 4 Teasia Rose Black Tea kcups twice per kcup for a total of 8 cups. Refrigerate for at least an hour, until chilled.

  1. In a blender, blend frozen strawberries, sugar and crushed ice until smooth.
  2. Stir into chilled tea (strain if necessary).
  3. When serving, stir in club soda/ginger ale.

Garnish: Chop up fresh mint leaves and fresh strawberries.

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