Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 6 with Ethiopia Yigracheffe (Regular Brew)

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It’s day 6 of my coffee taste testing and I’m starting to get really into all these wonderful single origin coffee beans. If you could only smell the aroma when the beans are freshly roasted, it’s simply amazing.

Today’s coffee is from Ethiopia and it’s a bit hard to pronounce: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe or Irgacheffe. The beans are known for of the highest quality Arabica coffee beans in the world. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has a high quality unique fragrance and distinctive flavor.

If I could compare this coffee I would say it’s close to Brazil Fazenda, they both have a strong yet smooth taste. There’s a well-balanced amount of flavor which consists of peach to the distinct amount of citrus, but the main flavor and smell is caramel.  YUM! How about a nice cup of freshly brewed single origin Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee enjoyed with a hearty breakfast with bacon and eggs to start your relaxing weekend. Afterwards, take a stroll on the beach to clear your mind.

PRO TIP: Due to its bright notes and vibrant aftertaste, this coffee makes an awesome iced coffee so don’t be afraid to add some ice and milk to enjoy!

 

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Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 5 with El Salvador (Regular Brew)

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Grown in volcanic soils high in the mountains of El Salvador, most of these beans tend to be softer and exhibit less acidity than typical Central American beans. However, ours are of the Bourbon variety and are known for a more complex flavor and aroma – these beans grow slower (higher altitude) allowing them more time to absorb nutrients and develop the best possible flavor.

When I first sipped this coffee it was very smooth.  If I were to compare it to another coffee it would be a slightly softer brother of the Colombia Coffee. There’s a hint of apple after each sip along with a light after taste. This would pair wonderfully with a savory freshly baked cheese bread stick.

PRO TIP- Add a hint of milk or soy milk to get a wonderful creamy taste with each sip.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 3 with Colombia Huila (Regular Brew)

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Day 3 of coffee is going to be exciting because it’s the Colombia Huila. A lot of my coworkers thoroughly enjoy this coffee brew because of the prominent coffee taste and everyone flocks to the coffee maker once a new pot brews.

Here’s some background about our Colombia Huila single origin coffee beans. In the growing region of the department of Huila, Colombia, most coffee comes from small family owned farms. These farmers will pick and process their own coffee before delivering to larger factories for sorting and packaging.

My Thoughts: You can smell the mixture of apple and caramel with a light hint of honey from the coffee. The caramel really hits the spot with its strong aroma and flavor. This is a smooth coffee that’s great for every morning (if you can get a cup before your coworkers drink it all). This Coffee would go great with something sweet like a cream filled donut or a nice chocolate bar with nuts.

PRO TIP- Add a hint of milk or soy milk to get a wonderful creamy taste with each sip.

  • STORAGE AND BREWING: To preserve the fresh roasted flavor of your Colombian coffee beans, store in an air-tight container (or very tightly seal the bag), and keep in a dark and cool location. For best results, we recommend grinding your Teasia coffee no more than 15 minutes prior to brewing!

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 2 with Brazil Fazenda (Regular Brew)

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Today’s coffee is prepared the old fashioned way in the coffee maker. The Brazil Fazenda is smooth with light acidity and has a mild and buttery taste with hints of hazelnut and cocoa.

Highlights:  A strong coffee with a smooth taste to it that I really enjoyed. It’s a great coffee for everyday and I would recommend it for someone who doesn’t drink coffee daily too. The cocoa flavor is very enjoyable with every sip you take. The best food to pair with would be a breakfast sandwich on a croissant.

PRO TIP- If you feel the cocoa taste is too strong, add some sugar to balance it out with some sweetness.

Next week, Jose is trying our Burundi which is full-bodied with notes of black tea, sweet apricot, juicy cherry and a tang of orange juice.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 1 with Bali Blue Moon (Cold Brew)

The New Year brings us a new face that has recently joined our Marketing Team here at Teasia. We would like to introduce our new Graphic Designer / Marketing Coordinator, Jose!

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Jose currently lives in Southern California in Costa Mesa and has studied Graphic Design, specializing in Marketing. Jose enjoys traveling, building computers and spending time with family. Stay tuned to find out which coffee and brewing styles Jose enjoyed most.

WELCOME.

Over the next few months, Jose will take you on a trip all over the world with our 25 single origin coffee beans.

Day 1 – Bali Blue Moon (Cold Brew)

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Highlights: This coffee is for anyone who wants a wake-up call each morning. The strong taste really packs a punch at first, but after taking a few more sips, my body is more awake and it becomes a really smooth drink. This coffee would go great with some sweet bread.

PRO TIP:  Add a bit of milk if it’s too strong of a taste for you, paired with some sugar for a delicious drink.

Cold Brew Quick Tip Preparation: 

Instructions
  1. Grind our Teasia Single Origin Coffee Beans into a coarse grind.
  2. Combine the ground coffee and water in the jar.
  3. Mix well together.
  4. Steep the coffee overnight in the fridge. (This works best so you have something ready in the AM when you really need it.)
  5. Strain the coffee liquid. The best way for straining is to use cheese cloth
  6. Pour extra cold brew to a new jar for storage OR share with coworkers.
  7. Enjoy right away OR add ice for some iced coffee.

Buy Teasia Coffee Bali Blue Moon – Smooth body, strong chocolatey tones, and hints of brown sugar, toffee and vanilla.

 

 

 

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea

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Are you ever craving for an extra creamy hot milk tea? If you’re into sweet and creamy, we’re taking you on a trip to Hong Kong! Instead of your typical milk and sugar recipe for you add into English tea, we are putting a spin into this classic Asian drink for all to enjoy.

Ingredients:
2 Teasia English Breakfast Tea Kcups
1 can sweetened condensed milk – (evaporated milk will work, but you’ll need to add some sugar)

Instructions:

  1. Brew Teasia English Breakfast Tea as instructed.
  2. Add contents into saucepan and stir in condensed milk.
  3. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

 PRO TIP:  This drink is also delicious on ICE but make sure to chill the tea first before adding ice.

 

 

Teasia Coffee Giveaway Hosted By Hanna Marie Lei

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For a chance to win some of our single origin coffee beans, check out our good friend Hanna Marie Lei  review of our whole roasted coffee beans. She is also hosting a special giveaway to our fans. Full rules are here: ENTER HERE

*Continental U.S. Entrants Only Please, One winner per residence please. Does not qualify for entrants who has already won a Teasia giveaway.

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.

 

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