Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 3 with Colombia Huila (Regular Brew)

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Day 3 of coffee is going to be exciting because it’s the Colombia Huila. A lot of my coworkers thoroughly enjoy this coffee brew because of the prominent coffee taste and everyone flocks to the coffee maker once a new pot brews.

Here’s some background about our Colombia Huila single origin coffee beans. In the growing region of the department of Huila, Colombia, most coffee comes from small family owned farms. These farmers will pick and process their own coffee before delivering to larger factories for sorting and packaging.

My Thoughts: You can smell the mixture of apple and caramel with a light hint of honey from the coffee. The caramel really hits the spot with its strong aroma and flavor. This is a smooth coffee that’s great for every morning (if you can get a cup before your coworkers drink it all). This Coffee would go great with something sweet like a cream filled donut or a nice chocolate bar with nuts.

PRO TIP- Add a hint of milk or soy milk to get a wonderful creamy taste with each sip.

  • STORAGE AND BREWING: To preserve the fresh roasted flavor of your Colombian coffee beans, store in an air-tight container (or very tightly seal the bag), and keep in a dark and cool location. For best results, we recommend grinding your Teasia coffee no more than 15 minutes prior to brewing!
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Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 2 with Brazil Fazenda (Regular Brew)

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Today’s coffee is prepared the old fashioned way in the coffee maker. The Brazil Fazenda is smooth with light acidity and has a mild and buttery taste with hints of hazelnut and cocoa.

Highlights:  A strong coffee with a smooth taste to it that I really enjoyed. It’s a great coffee for everyday and I would recommend it for someone who doesn’t drink coffee daily too. The cocoa flavor is very enjoyable with every sip you take. The best food to pair with would be a breakfast sandwich on a croissant.

PRO TIP- If you feel the cocoa taste is too strong, add some sugar to balance it out with some sweetness.

Next week, Jose is trying our Burundi which is full-bodied with notes of black tea, sweet apricot, juicy cherry and a tang of orange juice.

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.

 

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

Teasia’s Holiday Gift Guide

The Season of Giving is here! These gift bundles are great to gift friends, family and co-workers! We have 12 delicious flavors that are all crowd pleasers along with our snowman holiday mug.

FloralVariety_12CT_HolidayMugTeasia’s Floral Series consists of four delicious floral and herbal teas that deliver delectable flavor and great benefits with each sip. With two caffeinated teas and two caffeine-free teas, there’s a favorite in this collection for any time of the day! From the ever popular Jasmine Green Tea to the unique taste of African Rooibos Tea, Teasia Floral Series blends together the finest teas with natural ingredients such as rose petals and peppermint into a convenient K-cup form.


Order our Floral Sampler (12 ct) + Holiday Mug for only $15.99! 

FloralJasmineGreenTea_36CT_HolidayMugTeasia Jasmine Green Tea is a perfect combination of light and delicate flavors and sweet aromas, making it the perfect everyday tea.

Order our Jasmine Green Tea (36 ct) + Holiday Mug for only $21.99! 

 

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Teasia Oolong Tea is smooth and warm with a hint of sweet fruits. The subtle complexity makes it perfect for an everyday tea.

Order our Oolong Tea (36ct) + Holiday Mug for only $21.99! 

 

Friends & Family looking for some coffee? How about our single origin whole roasted coffee beans? InternationalBundle_8oz_Front

Teasia Coffee International Roasted Whole Bean Bundle- 3 (8oz) Bags- Tanzania Peaberry, Mexican Chiapas, Malawi

  • SINGLE ORIGIN – 100% TANZANIA COFFEE, 100% MEXICAN CHIAPAS COFFEE, 100% MALAWI COFFEE

Freshly roasted coffee beans can be purchased here: BUY NOW

For those who are looking for larger quantities of single origin coffee beans, we highly recommend our 2 pack whole roasted beans. Take a trip around the world and save by clipping our coupon. These items will arrive before Christmas so order today!

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Teasia Coffee, Uganda Bugisi, Single Origin, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2 lb bags (total 4

lbs): BUY NOW

  • CUPPING NOTES: Deeply flavored, brooding, rich buttery texture and heavier in body with nutty notes and a finish of cocoa and cherry.

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Teasia Coffee, Costa Rica, Single Origin, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2 lb bags (total 4 lbs): BUY NOW

  • CUPPING NOTES: Smooth body with high acidity – chocolate flavor is highlighted with caramelized sugars with surprising hints of tangerine and cantaloupe.

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Teasia Coffee, Timor, Single Origin, Medium Roast, Whole Bean, 2 lb bags (total 4 lbs): BUY NOW

  • CUPPING NOTES: Slightly spicy and herbal, with good acidity and an excellent body.

 

Classic Deviled Eggs

What to bring to that holiday potluck? You’ve exhausted all of your go-to dishes but don’t worry, we have something to share!

Deviled eggs are such a fun simple treat for everyone to enjoy, not to mention are extremely simple to make. The most time-consuming portion of this recipe is boiling he eggs! Presentation is key for this dish as well so don’t be afraid to use a piping bag opposed to a spoon. Once you get the technique down this will be a party favorite for you to make.

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Ingredients:

6 eggs
¼ cup of Mayonnaise
1 tsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Yellow Mustard
1/8 tsp Salt
Ground Black Pepper
Spanish Smoked Paprika

Instructions:

  1. Place eggs in saucepan making sure water is above 1.5 inches from eggs
  2. Heat uncovered on high until water begins to boil
  3. Once boiling, cover pan turning heat to low for 1 minute
  4. Remove from stove top and leave covered for 15 minutes
  5. Rinse under cold water for approximately 1 minute
  6. Place eggs in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes
  7. Crack eggs individually running under cold water
  8. Gently pat dry with paper towel
  9. Slice eggs in half
  10. Remove egg-yolks into a medium bowl
  11. Place egg-whites on serving platter
  12. Mix mustard, salt, vinegar, pepper, and mayonnaise mashing yolks well
  13. Scoop egg-yolk mix into a piping bag with tip design of your choice
  14. Evenly pipe egg-yolks into egg-whites
  15. Sprinkle paprika and enjoy!

PRO TIP:  The fresher the eggs, the harder they are to peel. Choose eggs that are 4-6 days older.

Best DrinkTeasia Green Tea on Ice

Whether you’re making a cup for yourself or for the whole family, don’t forget to add some honey and ice. Enjoy!

 

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 7 with Chamomile Mint Tea

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Day 7: Chamomile Mint Tea

Flavor Highlights: My ultimate FAVORITE of all! The aroma was truly relaxing and it gave me such happy vibes. I rarely have tea that I enjoy smelling, just as I do drinking.

This drink, in my opinion, would pair deliciously with chocolate and berries. This is a fun drink to mix into a smoothie or even cocktail! The delicious aroma of mint was just as enjoyable as the taste. I really enjoyed this fun flavor.

PRO TIP: Since flu season is starting to kick up, Chamomile Mint Tea is best with some honey and it’ll help soothe you and help you sleep. Share this non-caffeinated with others who may feeling a tad under the weather.

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 6 with Earl Grey Tea

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Day 6: Earl Grey Tea

Flavor Highlights: I like that this classic favorite is not just tasty but also is a great option for stomach pains or if you’d like to help improve your metabolism!  I have a weak stomach so anything to keep me from constantly having to take medicine is a win for me.

I would recommend pairing this drink with a favorite sweet dark chocolate treat of yours and even some pecans for that crunchy texture.

I enjoyed the roasted taste and smell.  Earl Grey is a definite go-to when craving a smooth drink that’s also healthy. Whenever I drink this tea, I imagine having a fancy tea party at my desk at work. This is definitely a mood booster as well.

Aromatherapy: Crockpot Version

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Crockpots just aren’t for the Fall & Winter time. It’s time to take it out and make some beauty recipes. While we wait for Fall to roll around, let’s enjoy it by using ingredients that remind us of the season: Cinnamon, pine cones, pumpkin guts and apple pie. Sometimes it’s hard to capture the aroma of Fall in your own home. It can especially be hard to find an affordable way to fill your home with the fragrance of Fall every day of the season. Luckily, we can create this season with our crockpot! This DIY at home fragrance maker can be a money saver! With just a few ingredients you can capture the aroma of Fall in your kitchen!

WHAT  YOU’LL NEED:

1  Teasia Rose Black Tea K-Cup
Handful of cinnamon sticks
Orange rind
2 TBSP of whole cloves
5 Bay Leaves

DIRECTIONS:

This is one of the absolute easiest DIY’s you will come across this Fall.

  1. Fill your crockpot with water
  2. Brew your Teasia Rose Black Tea K-Cup as directed
  3. Add all ingredients
  4. Simmer all day long!

The best part of this DIY is you can make it your own, for example if you like more of a fresh baked treat smell, leave out the orange rind and add a TBSP of vanilla extract.

Please leave a comment and share your DIY crockpot aroma recipe with us!