Holiday Black Tea Recipe

Black Tea Recipe.jpgLooking for a Splendid and delicious tea for the holidays, look no further because this Christmas Black tea taste like no other. The cinnamon sticks some pineapple all mixed with Black Tea really flow perfectly together giving it a taste you need to try. Don’t let me tell you all about it go ahead and make it for yourself today!

Ingredients:

2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp whole cloves
3 cups sugar (1.5 cup for less sweet)
1 qt. boiling water
1 kcup of Teasia Black Tea
3 lemons squeezed
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3 quarts boiling water

Recipe:

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add some Teasia black Tea; Cover for at least 3-5 minutes according to taste. Discard tea k-cups. Stir in 3 cups of sugar until dissolved. Transfer to a pitcher; cool slightly. Stir in 1 cup of pineapple juices and orange juices.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Serve over ice. Garnish as desired.

PRO TIP: For a stronger tea flavor, add 3 Teasia Black tea kcups (brewed) and reduce the amount of water you boil.

Let us know how you enjoy this recipe.

 

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Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

brownie-cake-chocolate-45202The holidays are here! Start it off right with a Bundt Cake made with your favorite Teasia Coffee flavor. By the end of this holiday season your whole family will want the recipe.  A fun and favorable recipe that all your family members will surely enjoy, don’t take our word make it yourself today.

Ingredients:
Vegetable oil spray
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of Uganda Bugisu (brewed)
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. To make the cake: Place the cup of brewed Uganda Bugisu coffee, butter, and cocoa in a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Heat, stirring, until the butter melts. Remove from the heat, and whisk until smooth. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.
  3. While the chocolate is cooling, put the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour into a mixing bowl, whisking to combine.
  4. Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and mix until thoroughly combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and mix again to incorporate any residue.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, eggs, and heavy cream. Mix into the chocolate batter, stirring until thoroughly combined.
  6. Thoroughly grease a 10- to 12-cup Bundt pan, preferably non-stick. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 50 to 55 minutes, until a long toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Note: a pan with a dark interior will bake the cake more quickly; start checking at about 40 minutes.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven, wait 5 minutes, and turn the pan over onto a cooling rack. After 5 more minutes, lift the pan off the cake. Let the cake cool completely before icing.
  8. To make the icing: Combine the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over medium heat. Heat until the cream starts to bubble around the edges.
  9. Remove from the heat, and stir until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Spoon the icing over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides.
  10. Store any leftover cake at room temperature, well wrapped, for several days. Freeze for longer storage.

PRO TIP:  To intensify the chocolate flavor of this cake and cut down on the sweetness level, try a stronger brew of Teasia Coffee .

STRONG:  Teasia Rwanda Coffee

SWEET: Teasia Tanzania Peaberry Coffee

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.

 

S’mores Please

autumn-mott-98514Fall brings some s’mores into our lives. Even when it’s getting chilly, we can huddle around a fire at anytime and make some s’mores!

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month so let’s celebrate with it right by closing off the month with this easy and delicious recipe and more!

There are a couple of different recipes that we like to mix in with the classic s’mores.

There will be a couple different ingredients to pick up but the basics to have on hand are of course:

Your Favorite Chocolate
Graham Crackers
Marshmallows

HACK ONE:
Of course hack number 1 is PEANUT BUTTER!

You can take care of this a couple different ways. The first way would be to just spread a generous amount of peanut butter onto one of your graham crackers prior to assembly.

The second is to cash in on a two-for-one and just pick up peanut butter cups to replace your regular chocolate. YUM!

Both are easy as can be so i guess the real question is, crunchy or smooth?

HACK TWO:

Hack number 2 is mini waffles!

You can pick these up at any grocery store. Replace your graham crackers with mini waffles and watch how much fun eating a s’more can really be.

You can toast these bad boys over the fire along with your marshmallows, or you can make it an at home bonfire in the kitchen!

This is a great recipe for little ones because they have something mini sized and delicious

I guarantee this s’more hack will be the talk on the bonfire.

HACK THREE:

Hack 3, PRETZELS!

Yes! Another graham cracker substitute for when you’re ready to shake it up! Pretzels are the perfect addition to any chocolate included recipe. Stick your marshmallow and chocolate in between two pretzels.

Salty, sweet, perfection!

HACK FOUR:

Four! Caramel!

Believe it or not there are people out there who do not enjoy chocolate, or even worse, they’re allergic!  Do not think we don’t have a hack for you!

The sticky, sweet, ooey, gooey, goodness that is caramel. This switch up will have even the most die hard chocolate lovers reaching for the caramel bottle.

Remember: If you’re unable to make s’mores around a bonfire outside because it’s too cold, you can always do it at home in a microwave. Just be careful not to burn yourself and don’t put the graham crackers in the microwave for too long. You just need enough to melt the chocolate. 

Please comment below with any of your favorite s’mores hacks! I can’t wait to try them out!

Celebrate World Environment Day

Every year on June 5th, it’s important to take the time to recognize World Environment Day. This year Canada is hosting the event. They have chosen “Connecting People to Nature” as this year’s theme. Since 1972, World Environment Day has been bringing people together all around the globe to take part in causes such as, cleaning up the oceans, planting trees and discussing the effects of climate change.

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This year’s theme is all about motivating everyone to spend more time outside and to enjoy and observe nature. To be connected with nature in a more intimate way.

National park fees are either being waived or reduced to encourage you to go outside! Whether or not you are in Canada, remember to take a step outside and admire what nature has to offer us.

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Some fun outdoor activities are:

  • Finding shapes in clouds
  • Hiking to the peak of a mountain
  • Skipping Rocks in a lake

What other outdoor activities do you enjoy alone, with a friend and with family members?

Here at Teasia, we believe everyday should be World Environment Day. We are committed to helping change the world we live in for the better. Teasia processes all of our teas naturally so that you can enjoy nature at its finest through every brewed leaf. We know that when you put good in, you get good out. We are also passionate about supporting charities who support the environment. A portion of all of our proceeds are always donated towards charities in the areas of environment, education, healthcare and poverty. Some of the environmental charities we partner with include: Arbor Day Foundation, Waste Ventures and, The Nature Conservancy, to name a few.

Use June 5th as a jump start to the beginning of your close relationship with nature. Go barefoot, have a picnic with your family and watch for stars at night.Remember to take the time to say thank you for how much this planet has given to us. “From your backyard to your favorite national park, nature is closer than you think. It’s time to get out and enjoy it.”

Lakeside PicnicPlease let us know how you plan to celebrate W.E.D in the comments below!

For more information, check out: World Environment Day Website