Oolong Tea vs. Roasted Oolong Tea: What’s the Difference?

Have you ever tried Oolong Tea before? How about Roasted Oolong Tea? Let’s see what some of the similarities and differences are with taste, health benefits  as well as what additions you can add in there to enhance the enjoyment of having tea.

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Oolong Tea is smooth and warm with a hint of sweet fruits. The subtle complexity makes it perfect for an everyday tea. Many consider oolong tea to offer the most complete tea drinking experience as it brings the light, fresh flavors of green tea and the complex flavors of black tea into a perfect balance. Teasia Oolong Tea is smooth and warm with a hint of sweet fruits. The subtle complexity makes it perfect for an everyday tea.

Try adding a splash of milk and drizzle some honey for a sweeter tea served on ice, or drink the tea by itself and enjoy its natural delicious flavors.

Roasted Oolong Tea has a natural roasted, earthy flavor.  To all those coffee lovers out there, this brew is the right one for you. The long-lasting fragrance will captivate your senses. In comparison to un-roasted oolong tea, which is lighter and brews a light yellow/green color, roasted oolong produces a darker, richer brew. Our Roasted Oolong Tea has a natural roasted, earthy flavor with a long-lasting fragrance that will captivate your senses.

 

Enjoy this cup of tea with your breakfast and get started on the right foot.

Health Benefits:

Everyone knows that drinking tea reaps many health benefits and here are some listed that may help you become healthier. Oolong tea may be able to help reduce chronic health issues like heart disease, inflammatory disorders as well as high cholesterol levels. This tea also helps promote  superior bone structure, increases the health of your skin as well as dental health.

Formosa Series: Black Tea | Green Tea | Oolong Tea | Roasted Oolong Tea | Variety Pack (all 4 flavors)

12 ct and 36 ct. Available online.

Let us know what your favorite tea flavor along with your favorite tea recipes!

 

Cook, Relax and Garden with Tea

Start your day with a nice hot cup of tea or brew some tea and add some honey and lemon to soothe a sore throat. Tea is not only meant for drinking, but have you tried to use it in other ways? There are many alternative uses for tea, and if you have any stale tea leaves laying around the cupboard or have our Teasia teas kcups, you can reuse the tea leaves inside for something useful around the house!

Below, you will find a few ideas on what how to use tea leaves for other purposes. If you have any household tea remedies you would like to share, please email us!

Cooking

Have you ever tried cooking using tea infused flavors? There are restaurants out there that use tea as an ingredient to flavor dishes or even tenderize proteins.

To tenderize meats, use our Teasia Black Tea for a few hours (best overnight) before you roast or grill the meat. Yum!

Seasoning: Ever wonder what you can do with already steeped tea leaves? Try our Teasia Oolong Tea or even Teasia Green Tea leaves to add some extra flavor to your morning breakfast omelet and add it to your favorite stir fry dish for dinner.

Now for our favorite, try adding your favorite tea flavor with cream to make ice cream. If you’re not feeling for a cold treat, try adding some coconut milk to your tea for a creamier texture or even your favorite fruit juice. The ideas are endless.

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Removing Odor

Tired of buying expensive chemical filled spray to cover up odors in your home? The good news is that tea leaves are highly absorbent and will be to attract the smelly odor from your carpet in no time. Try to sprinkle some dried or steeped tea leaves (make sure they’re dry as you do not want to leave any drippy stains) on your carpet and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Vacuum and you will notice the odors are long gone.

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Gardening

Now we are moving onto the outdoors. Tea leaves are a great way to add nutrients naturally to your plants as well as helping out the environment in your compost pile.

The naturally acidic tea leaves will thoroughly be enjoyed by your plants . If you have tea bags that have been steeped, throw the whole thing into the pile. If you use our Teasia tea k-cups, you can open up the foil and take out the tea leaves (after brewing) and put it in your compost pile. You may also recycle the k-cup in the appropriate recycle bin.

An additional way to use tea leaves are when you water and feed your plants. If you have some extra tea in your mug, do not pour it down the drain. You may water your plants with the tea. After brewing your Teasia tea, open up the k-cup and use the steeped tea leaves to scatter across your garden or potted plant. This extra layer will help feed your plants naturally.

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Remember, for every box of Teasia tea you purchase, a portion of its proceeds go to charity.

Potted Plant Milk Tea Recipe

Who doesn’t love milk tea? We are sharing our Potted Plant Green Milk Tea (Hot), but you can also add ice and enjoy it cold! YUM.

PottedPlantMilkTea_PostHere’s what you will need:
Heavy Whipping Cream
Teasia Green Tea Kcups
Milk (we like almond milk)
Oreo cookies (crushed)

For cream:
Pour about 2 cups of heavy whipping cream into your blender. You can add 1 tsp of vanilla extract for added flavor. Blend for 5-10 seconds. Make sure that you don’t blend for too long. The consistency you are looking for will be between liquid and stiff peaks. Set aside.

For milk tea:
Brew one Teasia Green Tea kcup (two brews in one cup). Add a splash or two of your milk of choice for a creamy texture. Lightly sweeten with sugar or agave.

Now it’s time to put everything together:
1. In your mug of green tea, add your cream on top and cover the top with the crushed
2. Oreos. Top it all off by placing a sprig of mint leaf.
3. Enjoy! If you don’t like green tea, you can always use Teasia’s Black Tea if that’s your preference.

Try using our Teasia Mug to enjoy this delicious & fun recipe.

Teasia Jasmine Green Bubble Milk Tea Recipe

Today we are sharing this wonderfully delicious recipe. If you’re looking to entertain some guests or just want to enjoy a glass of tea with a little bit of fun, try our Teasia Jasmine Green Bubble Milk Tea. This sweet drink is best enjoyed cold.

Teasia Jasmine Bubble Milk Tea

 

Ingredients

1 Teasia Jasmine Green Tea k-cup, brewed
1 Cup ice cubes
1-2 tablespoons (less if you like less sweet) of your favorite sweetener. We like agave nectar  (if you’re vegan) or sugar syrup (combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup dark brown sugar with 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan and stir over high heat. Once the syrup begins to simmer, remove from heat and cool before refrigeration. This syrup will last a month in a tightly sealed container ).
1/2 cup milk (soy, coconut or almond milk)
1/4 cup Tapioca Pearls aka Bubbles (you can find tapioca pearls at a fine online retail store. Follow instructions on the packaging)

Preparation

Brew your Teasia k-cup as you would in your Keurig. Combine the  jasmine tea with  ice, milk and sweetener. You may either blend all ingredients in a blender or use a cocktail shaker. Place  tapioca pearls in a tall glass. Pour tea mixture over pearls, and serve with a fat straw. Enjoy!

If you’re looking to make other milk teas, this recipe is great with our Teasia Green Tea as well as Teasia Black Tea from our Formosa Series.

 

 

Sneak Peek: New Spring 2017 Flavors

Who is excited to see what new flavors we are going to introduce in Spring? Here’s a sneak peek: Earl Grey Tea and Honeybush Tea. Can you guess what the next two tea flavors will complete our upcoming International Series?

SneakPeek_Spring2017_Post.jpgOur Teasia Earl Grey tea is our black tea blended with flavors of bergamot. This tea is delicious lightly sweetened with a splash of milk for that creamy texture. Enjoy this tea to relieve stress, increase energy as well as improving your digestion.

The next tea we are going to introduce is our Honeybush tea, which is similar to our Rooibos except it is slightly sweeter with flavors like honey. This tea is packed with minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and copper. Drink to your health!

Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts to find out what the other two flavors are.

For other teas, don’t forget to check out our Formosa Series and Floral Series which are on sale now in 36 count and 12 count boxes.