Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 11 with Rooibos Lemongrass Tea

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Day 11: Rooibos Lemongrass Tea

Flavor Highlights:  I enjoyed the subtle sweetness of this tea.  Although hesitant at first because I’ve never heard of Rooibos before, this drink exceeded my expectations.

I would enjoy this drink after a long day coming home to relax and enjoy a favorite TV show or book. The plus side of this drink is there’s no caffeine in it so I won’t have to worry about having trouble falling asleep.

What I liked most was the smoothness and sweetness of it. If you’re looking to add anything to this tea, I like it just the way it is.

 

 

 

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Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 9 with English Breakfast Tea

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Day 9: English Breakfast Tea

Flavor Highlights: I really enjoyed the leafy aroma. This tea would go great with a splash of milk and a bit of sugar for that creamy taste. This flavor is not subtle. Although dark and bitter, I surprisingly still enjoyed it. The subtle citrus after taste pairs great with its bitterness intensity.

There’s a reason why this tea is named English Breakfast! It is a great substitution drink for coffee because of the energy you get from this tea.

Don’t forget to enjoy this tea with a scone or even a muffin to start off the day right. With a tea and pastry in hand, I’m ready to jump start my morning full of energy.

 

 

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 8 with Genmaicha Tea

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Day 8: Genmaicha Green Tea

Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese green tea popularly known as “popcorn tea” from the grains of rice that pop during the roasting process. I’ve also seen Genmaicha used in some savory Japanese dishes so that may be another way to use this tea during a meal.

Flavor Highlights: Because of the bitterness, I would have this drink with lemon and accentuate the flavor.

This would be a definite go to when looking for an extra boost of energy. This was not a personal favorite because of the bitterness. But I do love sweet and sour which is why lemon and honey would go deliciously.

 

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 4 with Jasmine Green Tea

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For Day 4, I decided to pop in the Jasmine Green Tea kcup.

Flavor Highlights: I would recommend adding your favorite milk to this drink to help tone own the floral taste as it is pretty strong. If you like your teas sweet, don’t forget to add some sugar too!

Although this was not my personal favorite, I believe this drink would be best enjoyed while reading a book because of its’ energizing properties. I picked up on the floral aroma almost immediately. I didn’t like how much it smelled and tasted like flowers and I enjoy more toned down flavors for my tea. Several of my coworkers pick Jasmine Green Tea to be one of their top teas that they drink, but I’m more of a Green Tea type of girl.

 

Relaxing Facial Steam Recipe

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Ready for a relaxing facial steam? This is a great at home remedy to try after you’ve had a long day and are wanting to kick back and begin unwinding for the day. These vitamin packed ingredients will leave your skin feeling healthy and refreshed, not to mention it’ll help open your pores helping rid of any unwanted toxins.

Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea is a soothing blend with a hint of peppermint that truly makes it a great ingredient for a night cap.

Ingredients:
1 kcup of Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea
5 drops of Geranium Oil
1 tsp Lavender Oil
1/2 tsp of Sage
2 tsp Dried Rose Petals
Juice of Half a Lemon

 Instructions:

  1. Prepare the K-Cup Chamomile Mint Tea as instructed per box.
  2. Source all of your other ingredients and combine them in a medium sized bowl that will cover the circumference of your face.
  3. Slowly pour he Chamomile Mint Tea into the bowl
  4. Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon for about 30 seconds
  5. Strain the herbs and flowers
  6. Wash your face and remove all makeup
  7. Facing down towards the facial steam, drape the towel over the back of your head
  8. Steam for up to 10 minutes or until the steam ends
  9. Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry
  10. Relax and enjoy!

Let us know how radiant your skin is and if you have any other DIY beauty recipes on the comments below.

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.

 

DIY Green Tea Sugar Scrub

Green Tea Sugar Scrub.PNGBecause the weather, at least here in Southern California has been unpredictable, our skin has been suffering. It seems like with the weather moving from hot to cold from the elements and then indoors we are experiencing a little dry spell. It’s very important to exfoliate the top layer of your skin to help make room for the baby soft skin underneath. A good product to use is sugar scrubs and homemade ones are the best! One of the girl’s here has made her own using our very own green tea! Here’s what Lindsay says helps soothe her skin and has added it to her beauty regime. The secret ingredient is Teasia Green Tea  . She has combined both of her beauty secrets to create a dry skin haven! Next time your skin is suffering, whip up this homemade scrub and treat yo self to an exfoliating heaven.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
⅛ cup of brewed Teasia Green Tea
⅛ cup of olive oil
The contents of 1 Teasia Green Tea K-Cup
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cute container of your choice (make sure it has a tight lid)

DIRECTIONS:
1) Combine all ingredients (adding a little brewed tea at a time) and mix well.

PRO-TIP: Brew your Teasia Green Tea K-Cup strong, set your keurig to the small cup setting!

Leave a comment below letting us know if you tried this DIY at home and how much it soothed your skin!

 

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.

 

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.

Beauty Tips of Tea

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Drinking a cup of tea whether it’s hot or iced is a great way to relax and quench your thirst, but did you know that tea is good for beauty too? Below are some beauty tips using our very own tea.

Tip #1 Add Shine to Dull Hair:
Use Teasia black tea or Teasia green tea  to rinse your hair to give them a boost of shine. Use one kcup and prepare as instructed on the box. Set aside cup of tea for 15 minutes until completely cool.  Pour it onto wet hair & leave it for 10 minutes. Shampoo and condition after. Notice how beautiful and shiny your hair becomes without any chemicals.

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Tip #2 Minimize Bug Bites:
Chamomile tea can be used to calm down sting and bumps. Use a Teasia chamomile tea kcup and brew as usual. Once the tea cools down, dip a cotton ball in the tea and apply directly onto the affected area and let it sit for a while to ease the itchiness and redness.

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Tip #3 Reduce Dark Under Eye Circles
Cheap but effective under eye treatment found right in your kitchen. Brew a Teasia earl grey tea kcup and let it cool down. Use two round cotton pads and soak in the tea. Press the pads to get rid of excess tea and place onto your eyes. Rest for 10-20 minutes to get rid of puffiness.

night-portrait-canon-flash-74472Tip #4 Tone and Moisturize Skin:

Who knew that tea could be used to tone and moisturize your face. Prepare one kcup of Teasia green tea. Let it cool down and pour into a clean spray bottle. Use the spray onto the face day/night to draw out impurities, shrink pores, and add a glow to your skin.

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Tip #5 Soothe Legs After Shaving:

Tea can be used to soothe redness and irritation after shaving. Using a Teasia black tea kcup, open the lid and pour the tea blend into some hot water. Once cooled down, put the tea in a spray bottle and use it to spray your legs after shaving. No need to rinse.

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Tea is an amazing natural ingredient that can be added to your skin care routine. There are many ways you can use tea to improve your skin’s health so go ahead and try the tips mentioned above and let us know which one worked for you the best!