Teasia Whole Bean Coffee Review & Giveaway

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Vanilla Honeybush Tea Recipe

Vanilla Honeybush

Now that summer is over, we are looking to enjoy our teas hot. Today, we’re sharing a simple recipe which includes our popular Honeybush tea. We are going to make this tea vegan-friendly for all of our non-milk drinkers out there. It’s easy to swap out milk and use almond or soy milk in its place.

 Ingredients:

1 Teasia Honeybush kcup
2 tbsp Non-Dairy Milk like Unsweetened Vanilla flavored Almond or Soy Milk
½ tsp Vanilla extract
Cinnamon
Sugar -optionalInstructions:

  1. Brew Teasia Honeybush kcup per instructions
  2. Stir in milk, vanilla extract and sprinkle in cinnamon. Add sugar to taste.
  3. Enjoy!

 

PRO TIP:  This tea doesn’t contain caffeine so it’s ideal for right before bedtime.

Experiment with this recipe and try it with other flavors that are in our International Series Variety Pack

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 5 with Roasted Oolong Tea

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Day 5: Roasted Oolong Tea

Flavor Highlights: This drink was not my ‘cup of tea’. The darker, richer earthy taste of tea was a bit too much for me. This tea is almost along the lines of coffee but with that subtle tea flavor. I feel I enjoyed the Teasia Oolong Tea as it is so adding a roasting to it did not enhance it for me.

Nonetheless, this is a tea I would prefer drinking on a hot day served cold with ice and milk and sugar paired with something sweet like a scone or cupcakes!

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.

 

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 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!

How to Grind Coffee with a Blender

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Using a blender to grind your coffee can be a good alternative if you don’t have access to a coffee grinder. Although some blenders have the “grinder” option you still need to proceed with caution. If you don’t grind the beans enough, you won’t get the most benefit of the bean. But if you grind too much you risk burning the beans’ natural oils with the heating blades, making the coffee taste bitter.

Another important tip to remember is to only grind what you will be using. Coffee will lose its freshness and flavor 30 minutes after being ground because of the exposure to oxygen.  This being said, you will need to blend in small spurts. Our Brazil Fazenda roast is smooth, has light acidity, mild and buttery with hints of hazelnut and cocoa that balance the light and sweet berry tones.

Instructions

  1. Set your blender on high or “grinder” speed.
  2. Scoop in ¾ of a cup of coffee beans at a time (remember to only blend what you need).
  3. Blend until you have the consistency desired.

Pro Tip:

Depending on you preferred brewing method is wat will dictate the kind of grind you will need:

GRIND METHOD
Coarse French Press
Medium Coarse Chemex
Medium Machine Drip
Medium Fine  Siphon
Fine Aeropress Espresso
Turkish Turkish Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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