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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Poached Salmon Infused With Green Tea

close-up-cooking-dinner-46239Looking for a healthy and delicious meal this holiday season, why not change it up by making a delicious Salmon poached in Teasia Green Tea. Not only is this recipe simple to make, but it’s even easier to eat.

Ingredients:
10 cups water
2 limes, halved
6 tablespoons honey, divided
4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
4 to 6 Teasia Green Tea K-cups (prepare per instructions on package)
4 (6-ounce) boneless skinless salmon filets

Instructions:

  1. Put the water into a straight sided skillet or pot with a lid. Add 2 of the lime halves (squeezing the juice into the water before adding), 5 tablespoons of the honey, the ginger, salt and the peppercorns and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes to infuse the water with flavors. Remove and reserve ½ cup of this poaching liquid. Remove the pot from the heat and add the Teasia Green Tea. Carefully slide the salmon into the water. Cover and poach until the fish are just cooked through and firm to the touch, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small pot over low heat, simmer the reserve ½ cup of liquid along with the juice and zest of the remaining lime half, and remaining 1 tablespoon of honey. Cook until the liquid is reduced by 2/3 and thickened, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the fish with a slotted spoon and arrange on a serving plate. Drizzle a little bit of the sauce over each piece of salmon before serving.

PRO TIP: Try this recipe with our Teasia Black Tea!

 

Pumpkin Spice Tea

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It’s time for some fabulous Fall drinks to welcome the colder weather. Cozy up with this popular Pumpkin Spice Tea that you can make at home or in the office.

Ingredients:
1 Teasia black tea kcup (brew 2x without losing its flavor)
fresh orange zest
1 cinnamon stick (for garnish)
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
3 cloves whole/pinch of ground cloves

Instructions:

  1. Brew tea kcup per instructions and add to a saucepan along with orange zest, cinnamon stick, cinnamon and cloves. Simmer for several minutes for flavors to infuse.
  2. Using a strainer, pour liquid into a mug.
  3. Contents are HOT so be careful. Enjoy!

 PRO TIP:  If you feel the spices are too strong, add a second brew of black tea to your mug.

Enjoy with: This drink is perfect with a nice flaky warm scone for breakfast.

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 12 with Honeybush Tea

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Day 12: Honeybush Tea

Flavor Highlights: I immediately got a sweet aroma resembling dark berries. I appreciate that could drink it on its own without anything added to it, as well as mixed to be created into a fun summer drink.

This is a fun sweet treat to also serve cold or blended with fruit to make a smoothie. I would definitely enjoy this tea on a hot day to share with friends.

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.

 

 

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 10 with Black Tea

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Day 10: Black Tea

Flavor Highlights: I enjoy the nutty aftertaste with this black tea. This is a drink I would also have instead of a coffee because of the caffeine boost it gives me without getting shaky.

A whole wheat toast with strawberry jam is what I would pair this tea with.  I normally will not go for this tea because of its’ bitterness, but to my surprise, this tea is incredibly smooth. The aroma is therapeutic and also delicious.

Want to try a variety of our Teasia teas without having to buy entire boxes of each flavor? Try our Variety Pack and discover your favorite! Each box includes our 4 flavors from our Formosa series: Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Roasted Oolong Tea, and Black Tea: Buy Now

 

 

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 3 with Oolong Tea

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Day 3: Oolong Tea

Here’s my take on Teasia’s Oolong Tea.

Flavor Highlights: This tea has a woody flavor with a hint of fruity and nutty aftertaste. I like that I could drink this as is or with honey and lemon, but most of all how many different flavors I Get out of one sip.

I would recommend this tea with a salty afternoon snack like a some roasted peanuts or even a small bag of potato chips. I enjoyed the flavor as well as appreciated the smoothness of it.  I thought this was a perfect middle ground from too strong and too light. This is a definite favorite!

The next tea that I’m going to try is Jasmine Green Tea. I really love green tea so stay tuned for my take on Jasmine.

Don’t forget, if you’re not sure which teas to try, there are variety packs with 4 different flavors in each series!

 

 

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 2 with Green Tea

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Day 2: Green Tea

I try to have at least one cup of green tea every day and I prefer this while working or enjoying a good book. What I enjoy most is the earthy blend of this Teasia tea. This blend is more flavorful than those I find in the grocery store. I like to use the K-cup twice before throwing it out, that’s how great of quality these are.

Flavor Highlights: Green tea is already a great go-to tea because of its’ health benefits and antioxidants, not to mention I definitely felt that caffeine boost after having a cup. This tea is enjoyable with honey and lemon.

The next tea that I’m trying is going to be Oolong Tea! I’m pretty excited about it so stay tuned.