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.

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Latte of Ice Cream Cake

ice cream latteeRing in the New Year with this recipe!  Want to change up your latte game? Consider making a Teasia Coffee (Panama Boquete) Ice Cream Cake. You’ll be the hit of the party with this wonderful tasting treat.

Ingredients:

1 19.5-ounce family size box brownie mix (additional required ingredients)
1 28-ounce container coffee ice cream
1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of Teasia Coffee Panama Boquete (ground)
Cooking Spray

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350o. Line a 9 by 13-inch pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Prepare the brownie mix add Teasia Coffee Panama Boquete grounds into the brownie mix; pour into the pan and bake as directed. Let cool, then remove from the pan.

Cut out the three brownie circles: one the size of the bottom of the ice cream, one the size of the middle, and one for the top.

Carefully peel off the ice cream carton and remove the ice cream in one piece. Cut the ice cream in half crosswise.

Assemble the cake upside down on a baking sheet as shown; Put the largest brownie on the bottom, then the wider half of the ice cream, then the medium brownie, then the remaining ice cream, then the smallest one. Freeze for one hour.

PRO TIP: For larger portions, double this recipe to share with more friends and family!

 

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.

 

Poached Salmon Infused With Green Tea

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Ingredients:
10 cups water
2 limes, halved
6 tablespoons honey, divided
4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
4 to 6 Teasia Green Tea K-cups (prepare per instructions on package)
4 (6-ounce) boneless skinless salmon filets

Instructions:

  1. Put the water into a straight sided skillet or pot with a lid. Add 2 of the lime halves (squeezing the juice into the water before adding), 5 tablespoons of the honey, the ginger, salt and the peppercorns and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes to infuse the water with flavors. Remove and reserve ½ cup of this poaching liquid. Remove the pot from the heat and add the Teasia Green Tea. Carefully slide the salmon into the water. Cover and poach until the fish are just cooked through and firm to the touch, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small pot over low heat, simmer the reserve ½ cup of liquid along with the juice and zest of the remaining lime half, and remaining 1 tablespoon of honey. Cook until the liquid is reduced by 2/3 and thickened, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the fish with a slotted spoon and arrange on a serving plate. Drizzle a little bit of the sauce over each piece of salmon before serving.

PRO TIP: Try this recipe with our Teasia Black Tea!

 

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.

Vanilla Honeybush Tea Recipe

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Now that summer is over, we are looking to enjoy our teas hot. Today, we’re sharing a simple recipe which includes our popular Honeybush tea. We are going to make this tea vegan-friendly for all of our non-milk drinkers out there. It’s easy to swap out milk and use almond or soy milk in its place.

 Ingredients:

1 Teasia Honeybush kcup
2 tbsp Non-Dairy Milk like Unsweetened Vanilla flavored Almond or Soy Milk
½ tsp Vanilla extract
Cinnamon
Sugar -optionalInstructions:

  1. Brew Teasia Honeybush kcup per instructions
  2. Stir in milk, vanilla extract and sprinkle in cinnamon. Add sugar to taste.
  3. Enjoy!

 

PRO TIP:  This tea doesn’t contain caffeine so it’s ideal for right before bedtime.

Experiment with this recipe and try it with other flavors that are in our International Series Variety Pack

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 10 with Black Tea

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Day 10: Black Tea

Flavor Highlights: I enjoy the nutty aftertaste with this black tea. This is a drink I would also have instead of a coffee because of the caffeine boost it gives me without getting shaky.

A whole wheat toast with strawberry jam is what I would pair this tea with.  I normally will not go for this tea because of its’ bitterness, but to my surprise, this tea is incredibly smooth. The aroma is therapeutic and also delicious.

Want to try a variety of our Teasia teas without having to buy entire boxes of each flavor? Try our Variety Pack and discover your favorite! Each box includes our 4 flavors from our Formosa series: Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Roasted Oolong Tea, and Black Tea: Buy Now

 

 

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 3 with Oolong Tea

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Day 3: Oolong Tea

Here’s my take on Teasia’s Oolong Tea.

Flavor Highlights: This tea has a woody flavor with a hint of fruity and nutty aftertaste. I like that I could drink this as is or with honey and lemon, but most of all how many different flavors I Get out of one sip.

I would recommend this tea with a salty afternoon snack like a some roasted peanuts or even a small bag of potato chips. I enjoyed the flavor as well as appreciated the smoothness of it.  I thought this was a perfect middle ground from too strong and too light. This is a definite favorite!

The next tea that I’m going to try is Jasmine Green Tea. I really love green tea so stay tuned for my take on Jasmine.

Don’t forget, if you’re not sure which teas to try, there are variety packs with 4 different flavors in each series!

 

 

Relaxing Facial Steam Recipe

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Ready for a relaxing facial steam? This is a great at home remedy to try after you’ve had a long day and are wanting to kick back and begin unwinding for the day. These vitamin packed ingredients will leave your skin feeling healthy and refreshed, not to mention it’ll help open your pores helping rid of any unwanted toxins.

Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea is a soothing blend with a hint of peppermint that truly makes it a great ingredient for a night cap.

Ingredients:
1 kcup of Teasia Chamomile Mint Tea
5 drops of Geranium Oil
1 tsp Lavender Oil
1/2 tsp of Sage
2 tsp Dried Rose Petals
Juice of Half a Lemon

 Instructions:

  1. Prepare the K-Cup Chamomile Mint Tea as instructed per box.
  2. Source all of your other ingredients and combine them in a medium sized bowl that will cover the circumference of your face.
  3. Slowly pour he Chamomile Mint Tea into the bowl
  4. Mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon for about 30 seconds
  5. Strain the herbs and flowers
  6. Wash your face and remove all makeup
  7. Facing down towards the facial steam, drape the towel over the back of your head
  8. Steam for up to 10 minutes or until the steam ends
  9. Rinse your face with cold water and pat dry
  10. Relax and enjoy!

Let us know how radiant your skin is and if you have any other DIY beauty recipes on the comments below.