12 Days of Recipes: No. 9 – Hot Toddy

It’s the 12 days of Recipes here at Teasia headquarters and we are celebrating in a big way. Peppermint this, gumdrop that, the whole nine yards. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with the honorary holiday beverage? That’s right. Today we’re making Hot Toddies. Of course, this drink is the perfect blend of spices. Around here it is known as Deliciousness in a cup. Made especially with our Teasia English Breakfast Tea K-Cups for an extra special flavor you won’t find anywhere else. Set this up at your next holiday party but make sure to set some aside for yourself because it goes quick (or just make this quick individual serving and enjoy it yourself and stay in watching movies).

Hot toddy

What You’ll Need:
1 Teasia English Breakfast Tea K-Cup
1 Cup water
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Stick cinnamon
1 Star anise
5 Cloves
2 Ounces whiskey, brandy or dark rum (your choice)
1 Squeeze of lemon

Directions:
1. In a saucepan combine spices and water.
2. Wait until water is just below boiling and remove from heat.
3. 
Add the contents of your Teasia English Breakfast Tea K-Cup.
4. Steep for 5 minutes and strain  into a mug.
5. Add honey.
6. Top your drink off with your preferred alcohol.
7. Add squeeze of lemon.

Enjoy!

Please leave a comment below with which alcohol you’ll be adding to your hot toddies this season!

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12 Days of Recipes: No. 7: Earl Grey Vanilla Pound Cake

Is it Friday yet? Don’t worry, while we wait, we can try some tea with cake. We have whipped up a recipe for the most delicious Earl Grey Tea cake. Earl grey tea is one of the best teas to bake with and there are countless recipes out there that include the essence of earl grey so we thought we’d create our very own. The flavor pairs well with simple vanilla.

If baking is one of your favorite pastimes or you love seeing that smile on someone’s face after they’ve tried what you’ve baked, then this one is for you.  Don’t forget that adding some tea into a recipe can really add another depth of layer to your recipes and everyone will be in love once they taste this cake. 

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What You’ll Need:
2 Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups
½ Cup butter
2 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
4 Teaspoons baking powder
2 Eggs
1 Cup whole milk
½ Teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Butter a cake pan
  3. In a small saucepan heat milk until hot
  4. Empty the contents of your Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups into saucepan and let it steep for 10 minutes
  5. Scoop out tea leaves from milk and set saucepan aside
  6. In a bowl cream sugar and butter
  7. Add eggs one at a time
  8. Add vanilla and mix together
  9. In another bowl combine flour and baking powder
  10. Add ⅓ of flour mix and ½ of the tea milk to your butter bowl
  11. Repeat until all combined
  12. Pour into cake pan
  13. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes
  14. Let cake cool for 10 minutes and transfer to a serving tray

Enjoy!

PRO TIP
Ice with a simple vanilla frosting and top with your favorite seasonal fruits.

Please let us know your favorite recipe to add Teasia Earl Grey Tea K-Cups too in the comments below.

12 Days of Recipes: No. 6 – Jasmine Tea Brown Sugar Caramels

Fa la la la la the holidays are upon us! You are probably wondering what you’re going to bring to all of the amazing Holiday soirees you’ve already been invited to. The parties are always a blast once you get there but the pressure of bringing the perfect dish can consume you pre-party. You want to bring something amazing but you also don’t want to spend your whole day in the kitchen.

Don’t worry! We have the perfect solution, Jasmine tea brown sugar caramels. It takes less than 30 minutes in the kitchen and you have yourself the perfect addition to your next Holiday party. Jasmine infused soft pillows of caramel. There is no way there is anything on Earth that will melt in your mouth the way that these babies do. YUM! These caramels call for the highest quality of jasmine tea you can get your hands on which is why Teasia Jasmine Green Tea K-Cups are the only way to go when it comes to this recipe.

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What You’ll Need:
The contents of two Teasia Jasmine Green Tea K-Cups
1 Cup half & half
1 Cup brown sugar
Sprinkle of salt
½ Cup light corn syrup
¼ Cup butter (Cut into cubes)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Butter a 8X8 pan and line it with buttered parchment paper
  2. Heat half & half in saucepan until it’s near boiling
  3. Add loose leaf tea into saucepan and let steep for 2-3 minutes
  4. Scoop out tea and set the saucepan aside
  5. Add brown sugar and butter to a separate saucepan, melt while whisking
  6. Once completely melted, add corn syrup, salt and half & half
  7. Whisk to combine
  8. Once combined stop whisking and bring saucepan to a simmer
  9. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 244F
  10. Remove from heat, add vanilla extract
  11. Pour into buttered 8X8 pan
  12. Allow to cool and cut into squares

Enjoy!

PRO TIP:

To store wrap in wax paper (so the caramel doesn’t stick).

Leave a comment below letting us know if you’ll try this recipe this holiday season!

 

Green Tea Refresher Spray

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There are so many reasons we are obsessed with our Teasia Green Tea . The taste and the health benefits are enough to make you keep drinking. Another passion we have is skincare. It is so important to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. What we wanted to share with you is that Teasia Green Tea can do wonders for your skin.

Some of these benefits include:

Help shrink pores.
Fight the signs of aging.
Anti-Inflammatory properties.
Reduces under eye puffiness.

Here is a quick and easy DIY beauty recipe that helps keep  skin nice and balanced any time of the year. 

Our Teasia Green Tea facial spray will help you stay refreshed and gives skin that extra boost it needs whether it’s warm and humid outside or if your skin is feeling dry and dull.

This takes less than 10 minutes to make but it will be your favorite way to end your summer days and get your skin prepped and hydrated for the cold weather.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

1 Teasia Green Tea Kcup
Aloe vera gel
Peppermint essential oil
Spray bottle

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Strongly brew your Teasia Green Tea and set it aside to cool
  2. Add about 2 squirts of aloe vera gel to your spray bottle
  3. Add your Teasia Green Tea, and about 10-30 drops of peppermint essential oil and shake until everything is all mixed together.
  4. Spray and see if the cooling effect is strong enough for you, if not add a couple more drops of peppermint essential oil.
  5. This spray is going to smell so good you will be obsessed and using it nonstop.

Let us know if you give this DIY a try in the comments below.

 

 

Introducing Teasia’s International Series

Explore the Natural Flavors and Fragrant Aromas of Teasia Teas.

Teasia’s teas are selected from the highest grade tea leaves and processed naturally so you can enjoy the purest of flavor in every cup.

  • Enjoy our 100% Natural Teas
  • Premium Quality (in Kcups!)
  • No Artificial Additives
  • High in Antioxidants

Sip local, brew global! Take a trip around the world with Teasia’s International Series teas without leaving the comfort of your own home. Each tea has been selected for their unique geography and quintessential flavors from the popular British Earl Grey Tea and English Black Tea to the South African Honeybush Tea and Japanese Genmaicha Green Tea. Our Teasia International Series blends together teas from all different continents to give you a taste of what the world has to offer straight from a convenient K-cup.

This series has 3 caffeinated teas and 1 caffeine-free tea:

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Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese green tea that is also known as “popcorn tea” due to the grains of rice that pop during the roasting process. The roasted rice lends to a rich and nutty aroma that blends perfectly with the fresh flavor of green tea.

Earl Grey Tea

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Earl Grey Tea is a timeless classic that first became popular in England. Black tea is flavored with oil of bergamot, adding a sweet and light citrus aroma. The pleasant and fresh finish after each sip makes Earl Grey a perfect afternoon tea.

English Breakfast Tea

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English Breakfast Tea is one of the world’s most popular black tea blends recognized by its robust and full-bodied flavor originating from Assam, Ceylon, and Kenya. We added a twist to this classic by adding Taiwan Black Tea leaves to the traditional blend. Enjoy with a splash of milk for a creamier texture.

Honeybush Tea (Caffeine-Free)

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Honeybush Tea is cultivated during the flowering period of the honeybush plant, which is only grown in small areas of South Africa. This naturally caffeine-free tea has a distinctive honey taste and is commonly enjoyed with milk and sugar or on ice!
Not sure which flavor you like best? We have a variety pack where you can try all four flavors! Shop Now. Let us know which flavor you love most on the comments below!

Teasia Iced Raspberry Roasted Oolong Tea Recipe #5 of 8

Roasted Oolong Raspberry Tea

We are falling in love with all of our delicious iced tea recipes. Have you ever tried adding fruit to our Teasia Roasted Oolong tea? This fall favorite, can now be enjoyed with some raspberry on ice during the summer time.  We went ahead and added fresh raspberries (frozen works too) and a splash of vodka to this already yummy tea.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

2 ½ cups of water
1 ½ tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of raspberries (frozen works too)
2 Teasia Roasted Oolong Kcups
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Vodka (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brew Teasia Oolong tea kcups as directed.
  2. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add raspberries and lemon juice.
  4. Strain mixture into pitcher.
  5. I added a splash of vodka to my glass so for a kick, try that.

ENJOY!

Leave a comment letting us know what you thought of this recipe and if you decided to add any vodka in!

Don’t miss out on previous recipes in our Teasia Summer Iced Tea Recipe Series:

Recipe 1: Teasia Iced Peach Green Tea
Recipe 2: Teasia Iced Pineapple Chamomile Mint Tea
Recipe 3: Teasia Iced Oolong Cinnamon Tea
Recipe 4: Teasia Iced Lavender Rose Black Tea

 

Teasia Iced Oolong Cinnamon Tea Recipe #3 of 8

Oolong Cinnamon TeaToday is day 3 of our Summer Iced Tea Recipe Series. If you missed days 1 & 2, check them out here:

Recipe 1: Teasia Iced Peach Green Tea

Recipe 2: Teasia Iced Pineapple Chamomile Mint Tea

For our next recipe, we are using our delicious Teasia Oolong Tea kcups. We’re bringing the flavors of cinnamon into this unique combo. The spice of a Chai tea really makes us happy during the winter, but with the heat of this summer we need our spice over ice!  

Here’s the recipe:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

6 Teasia Oolong Tea Kcup’s
3 cups of water
4 sticks of cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brew Teasia Oolong Tea kcups as directed and pour into a small pot.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks and bring tea to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Let cinnamon sticks steep for up to 5 minutes.
  4. Fill up a pitcher halfway with cold water and add the tea mixture to fill the rest.

Refrigerate for 3 hours but if you don’t want to wait, add some ice and start enjoying! If you’re looking for a creamier drink, try adding some soy milk. This recipe is vegan-friendly too.

Here are some fun health benefits of cinnamon:

Get your health on with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic as well as immunity-boosting abilities of cinnamon.

Did this recipe spice up your life? Leave a comment below!

Tomorrow we are going to debut our next tea recipe and there’s going to be some lavender & bourbon too. Get excited and don’t miss out.

 

Watermelon Green/Black Tea Slush Recipe

Summer is officially here because we are sharing our delicious Watermelon Green or Black Tea Slush recipe. Stay cool with this easy to make slush.

You will only need a few things and then you can start enjoying your refreshing drink right beside the pool or in front of the TV while you relax.

WatermelonSlushTea_PostWhat do you need:

Blender
5 cups seedless watermelon, diced
1 cup ice
1 kcup of Teasia Tea (Green Tea or Black Tea)
sprig of mint for garnish
1-2 tsp of sugar or Sweetener (Agave Nectar) – Optional. Some watermelons are naturally sweeter so it’s up to you.

Optional:
For a creamier texture, try some coconut milk or almond milk (a splash would be delish).

Simple Steps:

  1. Brew 1 kcup of either Teasia Green Tea or Black Tea and set aside to cool off.
  2. Add 5 cups of watermelon to blender along with ice cubes and cooled off tea and blend until you get a slushy consistency.
  3. Pour into tall glasses and enjoy immediately.

If you have any summer drink recipes you’d like to share, leave a comment below.

Happy Summer!