Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 1

RoseBlackHey guys I’m Paulina!  I’m a recent college graduate trying to find my way in the workforce while balancing my social/ family life along the way. I’m a very busy person so any chance I’m able to take some ‘me time’ I do. I like going on long jogs, hiking, reading, Netflix (binge-watching), crafting and above all staying physically and mentally healthy.

I’ve recently started being more attentive to the things a put in my body as well as to the things I’m not. Teas are a great and delicious way to give my body a boost without adding harsh chemicals nor unnecessary sugars I don’t need. Not to mention they all have health benefits as well as most have antioxidants. What I love most about Teasia Teas specifically are the wide range of flavors offered, sure to meet and exceed anyone’s taste buds!

Day 1: Rose Black Tea

Flavor Highlights: I like this tea with a splash of milk to balance with the bitterness of it. This tea is a fun option for when you’re wanting to get creative in the kitchen.  It is a great drink to serve cold, blended, and even used for a cocktail.

This tea also pairs great with a spicy snack. This is a definite romantic drink with different personalities depending on how it is worked into a drink, which is something we can’t say about many teas.

Let me know in the comments below on your favorite way of drinking rose black tea. If you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely recommend it. Since it’s the summer, add a few ice cubes in it and enjoy.

Stay tuned for the next tea I’m trying!

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Weekend Detox Elixir Recipe

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This recipe is great for when you need to clean out your system a bit because you’ve been eating junk food or are going to too many BBQs because summer is here. That’s OK because we have something tasty and easy to make and it’s super good for you too.

Here’s some background about the health benefits of the ingredients we are going to use for this recipe.

Lemon – Stay cool and feel refreshed with lemons. This citrus fruit has wonderful benefits that nourish your body such as vitamins C, B6, A, and E. You can also find: folate, niacin thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus and protein.

Beets – Beets are so healthy that not only will this root vegetable give you a beautifully colored drink, you will reap its benefits such as immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium for healthy nerves and muscle function like potassium and manganese which will benefit your bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas.

Carrots – You always hear that carrots are good for you because of the nutrient beta-carotene and fiber. Improve eyesight and improve your digestion by adding carrots to your diet.

Green Tea – Teasia green tea is especially healthy because it is all natural and we pack it in a convenient kcup so all you have to do is pop it in your Keurig and you can brew a cup without needing to heat some water up on the stove. Green tea is packed with antioxidants and nutrients which may increase brain function, help you lose weight and lower risks of cancer. Did we mention how tasty it is too?

Weekend Detox Elixir with Green Tea

What do you need:

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1 medium beet, washed and peeled, cut into quarters
2 lemons, washed and peeled, cut into slices
1 carrot, washed and peeled, cut into coins
1 kcup of Teasia Tea Green Tea warm (if you want more tea, brew it a second time!)

Optional: ice cubes for something colder

Simple Steps:

  1. Brew 1 kcup of Teasia Green Tea and set aside.
  2. Juice all the ingredients above excluding the tea.
  3. Add tea and mix well.
  4. Enjoy immediately for full healthy benefits

If you have any great drink recipes to share with us, leave a comment below. Right now, we are having a special for FREE SHIPPING when you purchase on www.teasia.com when using promo code: FSINSTA.

 

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)

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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.

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. 8 – Roasted Oolong Ginger Tea

Flu season is here and so is the holiday season! Those two things certainly don’t pair well. I don’t know about you but we have zero time this season to be sick in bed. With shopping to do, pastries to bake and presents to wrap there is no room in our schedule to be under the weather. However, this dreaded flu season still looms over our heads and we’re not all going to make it out unscathed. Thankfully, we have the perfect cure for a sore throat and stuffy nose. One cup of this and kiss your symptoms goodbye. Try our Roasted Oolong Ginger Tea recipe which has Teasia Roasted Oolong Tea K-Cups mixed with ginger and lemon and it is exactly what the doctor ordered.

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What You’ll Need:
3 Cups water
1 Teaspoon ginger (finely chopped)
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
1 Teasia Roasted Oolong Tea K-Cup (per mug)
Sprig of mint

Directions:
1. Heat water in a pot and just as the water is about to boil (when you can see the bubbles forming on the inside of the pot), add ginger.

2.While water is boiling add the contents of your Teasia Roasted Oolong Tea K-Cup
3. Add in lemon juice.
4. Add sprig of mint.
5. Strain tea into a mug  and enjoy!

PRO TIP:
Add a little bit of honey or agave nectar to cut the sharp flavors of the ginger if you find it to be a little overwhelming. Just know that flavor is what kills all the germs!

Please leave a comment below with how hard flu season is hitting your home!

12 Days of Recipes: No. 7: Earl Grey Vanilla Pound Cake

Is it Friday yet? Don’t worry, while we wait, we can try some tea with cake. We have whipped up a recipe for the most delicious Earl Grey Tea cake. Earl grey tea is one of the best teas to bake with and there are countless recipes out there that include the essence of earl grey so we thought we’d create our very own. The flavor pairs well with simple vanilla.

If baking is one of your favorite pastimes or you love seeing that smile on someone’s face after they’ve tried what you’ve baked, then this one is for you.  Don’t forget that adding some tea into a recipe can really add another depth of layer to your recipes and everyone will be in love once they taste this cake. 

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What You’ll Need:
2 Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups
½ Cup butter
2 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
4 Teaspoons baking powder
2 Eggs
1 Cup whole milk
½ Teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Butter a cake pan
  3. In a small saucepan heat milk until hot
  4. Empty the contents of your Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups into saucepan and let it steep for 10 minutes
  5. Scoop out tea leaves from milk and set saucepan aside
  6. In a bowl cream sugar and butter
  7. Add eggs one at a time
  8. Add vanilla and mix together
  9. In another bowl combine flour and baking powder
  10. Add ⅓ of flour mix and ½ of the tea milk to your butter bowl
  11. Repeat until all combined
  12. Pour into cake pan
  13. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes
  14. Let cake cool for 10 minutes and transfer to a serving tray

Enjoy!

PRO TIP
Ice with a simple vanilla frosting and top with your favorite seasonal fruits.

Please let us know your favorite recipe to add Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups too in the comments below.

12 Days of Recipes: No. 5 – Vanilla Rooibos Tea

Cold days mean late nights cheering on our kids at the park! Whether it’s softball practice or baseball it can get cold out on those fields. With this next recipe in our 12 days of Recipes, you are sure to stay warm at every sporting event you attend this season. Winter in a cup, Vanilla Rooibos Lemongrass Tea made  with Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass Tea K-Cups. This caffeine free tea is perfect for late night outings when you’re brave enough to bare the crisp breeze. A splash of milk brings out the naturally sweet flavors of the tea. Pack this in your favorite thermos and hit the road!

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What You’ll Need:

1 Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass Tea K-Cup
2 Tablespoon of milk (we also like using almond milk)
½ Teaspoon of cinnamon
½ Teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon sugar

Directions:
1) Brew your Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass Tea K-Cup as normal
2) Add sugar into freshly brewed Teasia Tea
3) Stir until completely dissolved
4) Add vanilla extract, milk and cinnamon
5) Stir & Enjoy! YUMMMM

Please let us know your favorite Teasia Tea twist recipes in the comments below.