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.⠀

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What Milk Options Are There For Coffee?

Coffee&MilkVariations_Post.jpgAfter a long week of work, we just want to sit back and enjoy the weekend a bit especially with some comforting coffee.  Who likes their coffee black? We do, however, there are ways to add some variety to your coffee if you’re in the mood to try something creamy.  The regular go-to is whole milk or even skim milk but lets venture out of the box and try some other options! Try these different options below and it just may give you a whole new perspective on new layers of flavor in your favorite drink.

Whole Milk

Whole milk is readily available at all stores and gives you what you expect. Add a splash of whole milk to your coffee and enjoy the rich, creamy texture.  We love this option, but it’s not always great for your waistline coming in at 180 calories per 12 oz.

Skim (Fat Free)  Milk

Another common option is  Skim Milk, which also contains dairy like Whole milk but is only 100 calories per 12 oz. While skim milk is reduced in fat, you may not get that creamy texture you’re looking for in whole milk. Don’t forget to watch out for the flavored skim milks that has added sugars for flavor.

2% Milk (Low Fat)

This milk is popular because it’s a low-fat option, which is only 150 calories per 12 oz serving, making this a good compromise between Whole and Skim Milk. If you think Skim is too watery and Whole Milk is too creamy, opt for 2% in your coffee latte.

Next we have the popular plant-based / dairy-free milk options.

Almond Milk

Almond milk has received a lot of attention lately and we know why! This plant-based milk is a favorite for adding into our coffee and even enjoying it with a bowl of cereal. Whether you’re vegan or perhaps lactose intolerant, Almond Milk makes a good alternative to dairy milk. Almond milk is light and nutty and is only 80 calories per serving.

Soy Milk

Soy Milk is the classic non-dairy milk alternative. Soy gives coffee a creamy texture and is only 130 calories per serving. If you’re not accustomed to the soy flavor, we recommend trying vanilla flavored soy that’s unsweetened. Who doesn’t like a hint of vanilla flavor in their coffee?

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk may be a hit or miss with us. If you love anything coconut flavored, then this is your dairy-free alternative. Coconut is a great alternative to grabbing that half and half because it is rich and creamy. Each serving is only 110 calories.

Whether you like making your coffee a latte by adding milk or dairy free milk or just enjoying a cup of coffee without any additions, we would love to hear what your favorite milk option is.

We have tons of single origin whole beans that are waiting for you to add a splash of milk into:
1) Malawi
2) Sumatra Mandheling 
3) Nicaragua Segovia 
4) Indian Monsooned Malabar
5) Sulawesi Toraja 
6) Colombia Huila
7) Panama Boquete
8) Costa Rica
9) Ethiopia Sidamo
10) Mexican Chiapas
11) Congo Kivu
12) Honduras

Stay tuned for our Green Beans so you can roast your own coffee beans.

Teasia Tea & Coffee Giveaway

LOVE IS IN THE AIR so It’s time for another GIVEAWAY! There will be THREE winners picked at random for either:

Full Size Teasia Rose Black Tea + Teasia mug
Sampler pack – 4 Rose Black Tea + 4 Rooibos Lemongrass Tea & an 8 oz coffee
Sampler pack -4 Rose Black Tea + 4 Honeybush Tea and an 8 oz coffee

Rules:

1) Simply like this photo and like our page Facebook Teasia.
2) SHARE THIS POST ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY.
3) Tag 3 friends in the comments below.
4) 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. only.

This giveaway will end on February 14th and the winners will be chosen at random! Good luck!giveaway

12 Days of Recipes: No. 10 – Honey Buttered Biscuits

A couple of days ago we talked about our love affair with brunches. We even shared a recipe that was perfect for a brisk morning, Rose Black Bubble Tea. Today, we want to share your next brunch binge: Honey Buttered Biscuits. The perfect pastry to pair with our Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea. The nutty taste and aroma of our Tea paired with the flaky buttery honey drizzled biscuits is enough to make anyone’s Sunday morning dreams come true. In a perfect world I would tear apart each layer and use them as blankets of buttery bliss, but since that utopia doesn’t exist yet, I’ll settle for breakfast.

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What You’ll Need:
3 Cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 Cup milk
1 Teaspoon salt
¼ Cup honey
1 ½ sticks of cold unsalted butter
1 Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea K-Cup (Per person)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl combine: flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl combine: milk and honey. Stir until completely combined.
  5. Cut butter into chunks and add it to flour bowl.
  6. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour into the size of peas.
  7. Add milk and honey mixture to the flour mix and mix until there are no dry spots.
  8. Flour your work surface and roll dough out into a large rectangle.
  9. Roll it until it’s about a ½ inch thick and fold in thirds like a letter.
  10. Roll in again and fold into thirds again.
  11. Roll again, this time until it’s 1 inch thick.
  12. Use a 3 inch biscuit cutter and cut as many biscuits as you can.
  13. Re-roll the scraps until you get as many biscuits as you can from the dough.
  14. Place biscuits on baking sheet and brush tops with butter.
  15. Bake at 400 F for 12-14 minutes.
  16. While your biscuits are baking start brewing your Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea K-Cups.

Enjoy!

We always serve our biscuits drizzled with honey and set out jams for guests. Also a nice touch would be tomake sure everybody has a nice hot cup of Teasia Genmaicha Green Tea to wash down these sweet treats. Let us know in the comments below how you serve your biscuits!

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.

Benefits of Chamomile Mint Tea

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There is always time for tea. Especially Chamomile Mint which is one of our customers’ favorites. The flavor is so inviting, with a hint of peppermint that is so relaxing and warming, it really is a hug in a mug. Chamomile tea is made from a daisy-like plant, bringing that extra sunshine to each cup. Besides its minty flavor, there are several other reasons why you should be enjoying a glass of chamomile tea regularly.

THE BENEFITS

Here are the many wonderful benefits you get from drinking this caffeine-free tea.

SLEEP AID

Where Chamomile gets most of its recognition is the fact that it is a natural sleep-aid. Enjoying a cup of chamomile tea about a half an hour before you decide to hit the hay, will really make a difference in the period of time it takes you to fall into a deep sleep. Start counting your sheep…ZzzZZzzzzZz.

DARK CIRCLES

Waking up to dark circles under your eyes is like waking up to find out you used your last Teasia K-Cup yesterday. Tragic. However, make sure you stock up because the key to relieving those dark under eyes is Chamomile! Chamomile helps act as an anti-inflammatory so it will help soothe and refresh those tired eyes. It takes just 5 minutes. Take our K-cup and pour the contents out into the center of a 4×4 cut of muslin (cheesecloth). Bring the corners of the cloth together and tie with bakers twine into little tea bags. Brew tea as normal, once the bags have completely cooled place them on your eyes. Sit back, relax and enjoy the 10 minute mini spa session!

MUSCLE SPASMS

Sometimes our day to day life can get a little exhausting; all that stress on your body can lead to the dreaded back spasms. Glycine directly affects muscle spasms. Chamomile has been proven to help the glycine levels in your body rise. When the levels rise it helps calm the uncomfortable spasms you may be feeling in your back from time to time. Drink up!

ACNE & SKIN IRRITATION

Chamomile is loaded with bacteria fighting antioxidants, the same bacteria that produces acne. Adding Chamomile to your beauty routine might be just the trick to clear up your skin. The best way to reap the benefits is to brew our K-cups normally, then pour the tea into a separate bowl and hold your face in the steam. Chamomile also helps with bug bites, sunburns and eczema. Take some of those fancy tea bags you’ve made using our K-cups, bring them to a boil, let them cool and then place them on the irritated areas. This will help relieve your skin while conditioning the irritated area. Ahhhhhh…we can feel the relief already.

Chamomile Tea

STOMACH CRAMPS

Our favorite reason to enjoy Chamomile tea is to help relieve stomach cramps. The only natural remedy we have found that works as quickly and effectively as medicine. Drink this tea twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Also because our Chamomile Mint Tea has the perfect amount of peppermint in it, it can also help you when you’re feeling a little under the weather. Sore throat? Peppermint tea. Cough? Peppermint tea. Congested? Peppermint tea. Add some honey with this tea and it’ll soothe your cough in no time. The possibilities are endless!

Brew up a cup of Chamomile Mint today. We’ve made it even more convenient to enjoy by capturing the magic of Chamomile inside our ready to use K-cup!

If you have any at home remedies that include Chamomile Mint Tea, please share them with us in the comments below!

Summertime Fruit Snacks

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Summer is still here and we are constantly looking for some healthy snacks to help cancel out is such a treat and it can always be enjoyed on the go which is a real bonus when you’re busy with your summer activities. The best part about my summertime fruit treats are that you can enjoy fruit in so many different ways so it never feels like the same old boring snack. Today we are  sharing a couple different ways to enjoy fruit!

SNACK ONE: Frozen Grapes

We love freezing grapes overnight in the freezer. This helps give that cold refreshing Popsicle taste with all natural sugars.grapes

PRO TIP:

We also like to take these frozen grapes and throw them in my sangria or white wine to mimic ice cubes. It helps keep things super cold without watering down the drink.  Perfect for those warm summer nights!

SNACK TWO: Apple Cinnamon Ginger Chips

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If you love cinnamon tortilla chips, then you will love these chips.

  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel, core and slice your apples a quarter inch thick (we like granny smith apples).
  3. Bring water to a boil on your stove.
  4. Once boiled add a cinnamon stick.
  5. Drop apple slices in an let boil for 5 minutes. Pat apples dry.
  6. In a separate bowl mix equal parts ground cinnamon, ground ginger and curry powder.
  7. Toss the apple slices in mixture and then pop them in the oven for about two hours or until you see the edges start to turn up.

Make a big batch ahead of time and you can have the most delicious sweet and crunchy snack this summer!

SNACK THREE: Strawberry S’mores

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If you don’t have time to toast a marshmallow over the fire this summer you need to try this recipe. Try this at home! Here’s a  fruit fused s’more that is bound to cure your sweet tooth.

Start here:

  1. Take marshmallows and cut them in half and cut the tops off of strawberries.
  2. Take one half of a marshmallow and toothpick it in place on top of a strawberry.
  3. Melt milk chocolate in a bowl, and in a separate bowl crush graham crackers into crumbs.
  4. Holding the toothpick, dip the strawberries in milk chocolate and then dip them straight into the graham cracker crumbs.
  5. Once finished, refrigerate them and let them set for about an hour or two.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any summertime fruit snacks you’d like to share!