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.

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Oolong Tea vs. Roasted Oolong Tea: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever tried Oolong Tea before? How about Roasted Oolong Tea? Let’s see what some of the similarities and differences are with taste, health benefits  as well as what additions you can add in there to enhance the enjoyment of having tea.

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Oolong Tea is smooth and warm with a hint of sweet fruits. The subtle complexity makes it perfect for an everyday tea. Many consider oolong tea to offer the most complete tea drinking experience as it brings the light, fresh flavors of green tea and the complex flavors of black tea into a perfect balance. Teasia Oolong Tea is smooth and warm with a hint of sweet fruits. The subtle complexity makes it perfect for an everyday tea.

Try adding a splash of milk and drizzle some honey for a sweeter tea served on ice, or drink the tea by itself and enjoy its natural delicious flavors.

Roasted Oolong Tea has a natural roasted, earthy flavor.  To all those coffee lovers out there, this brew is the right one for you. The long-lasting fragrance will captivate your senses. In comparison to un-roasted oolong tea, which is lighter and brews a light yellow/green color, roasted oolong produces a darker, richer brew. Our Roasted Oolong Tea has a natural roasted, earthy flavor with a long-lasting fragrance that will captivate your senses.

 

Enjoy this cup of tea with your breakfast and get started on the right foot.

Health Benefits:

Everyone knows that drinking tea reaps many health benefits and here are some listed that may help you become healthier. Oolong tea may be able to help reduce chronic health issues like heart disease, inflammatory disorders as well as high cholesterol levels. This tea also helps promote  superior bone structure, increases the health of your skin as well as dental health.

Formosa Series: Black Tea | Green Tea | Oolong Tea | Roasted Oolong Tea | Variety Pack (all 4 flavors)

12 ct and 36 ct. Available online.

Let us know what your favorite tea flavor along with your favorite tea recipes!

 

How Much Caffeine is in Your Beverage?

Do you find yourself drinking 2 cups of coffee and then a can of soda to keep up with your busy day? You can find caffeine in beverages you drink on a daily basis and you may not be aware of how many milligrams of caffeine is in each serving and how it affects your body. Here, we break down a few common beverages just for your reference compared to teas:

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Coffee is a popular drink among us all and please keep in mind that the caffeine levels we represent are for reference only and may vary depending on various factors such as grinding and brewing procedures. In a mug of brewed coffee (about 8 ounces) may contain between 95 mg to 200 mg of caffeine. What does that mean? Some side effects may include headaches, anxiety, an upset stomach as well as trouble sleeping.

Up garbage-1024806_640next we have Energy Drinks, you know, that fizzy drink that usually comes in an aluminum can. You will find 27 to 39 grams of sugar in an 8 ounce serving of a typical energy drink as well as synthetic caffeine between 6 mg to 242 mg per serving! Good luck trying to find some healthy ingredients in this beverage as there are little to no health benefits, so we recommend you avoid these if you’re looking for some energy. Some side effects may include restlessness, fast heartbeat and insomnia.

 

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Next we have the beloved
Soda. This sugary drink is enjoyed by adults and children because of the sweet flavors, the fizziness and the caffeine. Not only is a typical 12 ounce can packed with unhealthy ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and phosphor acid but it may contain between 16 to 55mg of caffeine. Similar to an energy drink, sodas do not offer any health benefits and have been blamed to cause weight gain and type 2 diabetes.

 

 

Lastly, onformosa-variety-packe of our favorite types of beverage whether it’s on ice or in a mug enjoyed hot, we have Tea. In our Teasia Formosa Series, we have our traditional Black Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and Roasted Oolong Tea. The caffeine levels range in this series and are listed here:

 

Type of Tea Caffeine Level*
Black Tea 60-90 mg
Green Tea 35-70 mg
Roasted Oolong Tea 55-80mg
Oolong Tea 50-75mg

General estimates of caffeine per 8 ounce cup. Teasia’s k-cup offers a second brew without losing flavor. The second brew will naturally have lower caffeine levels.

As you can tell, black tea offers half the amount of caffeine compared to coffee. With the variety of flavors found in our Formosa and Floral series, you’ll find your favorite flavors. Our teas are also all natural so you will not find any unhealthy ingredients found in energy drinks and soda.

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Our Floral Series offers Jasmine Green Tea, Rose Black Tea, Chamomile Mint Tea (Caffeine Free) and Rooibos Lemongrass Tea (Caffeine Free).

 

Type of Tea Caffeine Level*
Rose Tea 60-90 mg
Jasmine Green Tea 14-60 mg
Rooibos Lemongrass Tea None
Chamomile Mint Tea None

General estimates of caffeine per 8 ounce cup. Teasia’s k-cup offers a second brew without losing flavor. The second brew will naturally have lower caffeine levels.