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!

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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!

Please share your favorite recipes with us for a chance to get posted on our blog.

 

Refreshing Teasia Honeybush Tea Popsicles Recipe (With or Without Fruit)

photo-1499638472904-ea5c6178a300Summer is right around the corner and those sunny days are here to stay (for a while, at least). We are sharing one of our favorite recipes because who doesn’t love popsicles? This recipe is great for the kids and its also caffeine free.

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 4 hrs | Total: 4 hrs 20 mins

Makes: 10-12 popsicles

Popsicles without Fruit

Ingredients:
3 kcups of Honeybush tea
1 teaspoon of honey per cup (agave nectar works well here for fellow Vegans)
Sweetener for taste

Method:
1. Brew the tea as usual
2. Pour into a cup and add sweetener to taste while it is still hot
3. Set aside until completely cooled
4. Pour the sweetened tea into popsicle molds
5. Freeze for a few hours or overnight until completely frozen.

Popsicles with Fruit

Ingredients:

3 kcups of Honeybush tea
1 teaspoon of honey per cup (agave nectar)
Sweetener for taste
Few chunks of fruit of your choice. We recommend apricots!

Method:

  1. Brew kcups per instructions on the box.
  2. Pour into a cup and add sweetener to taste while it is still hot.
  3. Let it sit till it cools down.
  4. While the tea cools down, cut fruit into small chunks or slices.
  5. Pour sweetened tea into popsicle molds.
  6. Add the chunks/slices of fruit into the molds.
  7. Freeze overnight.

If you’re looking for another caffeine free tea, try our Rooibos Lemongrass Tea.

PRO TIP: Try adding additional fruits to make a mixed fruit popsicle everyone will enjoy. If you have any recipes you’d like to share with us, write it in the comments below.

 

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.

First Spring Giveaway: Our New Coffee! ⠀

180410aPost an interesting photo of your favorite coffee mug and tag us to win our BRAND NEW Coffee! We will select our favorite THREE entries.

GRAND PRIZE: Teasia Mug + 2 Packs of 8 oz Coffee (Flavors: Brazil Fazenda & Columbia Huila).
2nd PRIZE: 3 Packs of 8 oz Coffee (Flavors: Brazil Fazenda, Columbia Huila, & El Salvador).
3rd PRIZE: 3 Packs of 8 oz Coffee (Flavors: Brazil Fazenda, Columbia Huila, & El Salvador).

Don’t forget to follow @Teasiateas on Facebook & on Instagram. Only 1 entry per social media account. This giveaway will end Friday 04/20/18. 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. Winners only. For more details, send us a DM.⠀