Refreshing Teasia Honeybush Tea Popsicles Recipe (With or Without Fruit)

photo-1499638472904-ea5c6178a300Summer is right around the corner and those sunny days are here to stay (for a while, at least). We are sharing one of our favorite recipes because who doesn’t love popsicles? This recipe is great for the kids and its also caffeine free.

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 4 hrs | Total: 4 hrs 20 mins

Makes: 10-12 popsicles

Popsicles without Fruit

Ingredients:
3 kcups of Honeybush tea
1 teaspoon of honey per cup (agave nectar works well here for fellow Vegans)
Sweetener for taste

Method:
1. Brew the tea as usual
2. Pour into a cup and add sweetener to taste while it is still hot
3. Set aside until completely cooled
4. Pour the sweetened tea into popsicle molds
5. Freeze for a few hours or overnight until completely frozen.

Popsicles with Fruit

Ingredients:

3 kcups of Honeybush tea
1 teaspoon of honey per cup (agave nectar)
Sweetener for taste
Few chunks of fruit of your choice. We recommend apricots!

Method:

  1. Brew kcups per instructions on the box.
  2. Pour into a cup and add sweetener to taste while it is still hot.
  3. Let it sit till it cools down.
  4. While the tea cools down, cut fruit into small chunks or slices.
  5. Pour sweetened tea into popsicle molds.
  6. Add the chunks/slices of fruit into the molds.
  7. Freeze overnight.

If you’re looking for another caffeine free tea, try our Rooibos Lemongrass Tea.

PRO TIP: Try adding additional fruits to make a mixed fruit popsicle everyone will enjoy. If you have any recipes you’d like to share with us, write it in the comments below.

 

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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.

12 Days of Recipes: No. 12 – Coconut Green Tea

Milk teas are not just a drink of choice, they are a way of life. We know it sounds a little dramatic but you won’t be able to blame us. Getting motivated to workout can be tough, especially during the holiday seasons. With all of the holiday food wearing you down it can feel like you’re in a slump. Or better yet, a food coma. The easiest way to get out of this is to get up and workout. It does help a little when you’ve got our secret ingredient waiting for you at the end of a long gym session. Packed with protein, dairy-free and made with Teasia Green Tea K-Cups , there is no way you will feel guilty about indulging in this post-workout treat.

Workout

What You’ll Need:
1 Teasia Green Tea K-Cup
2 TBSP virgin coconut oil
Vanilla whey protein powder (see instructions on back of package for measurements)
1 GENEROUS dash of cinnamon powder

Directions:
1. Prepare your Teasia Green Tea K-Cup as normal
2. 
Blend together tea and coconut oil while tea is still hot
3. Let mixture cool and then add protein powder and cinnamon
4. Enjoy!

Please let us know your favorite workouts in the comments below!

 

12 Days of Recipes: No. 5 – Vanilla Rooibos Tea

Cold days mean late nights cheering on our kids at the park! Whether it’s softball practice or baseball it can get cold out on those fields. With this next recipe in our 12 days of Recipes, you are sure to stay warm at every sporting event you attend this season. Winter in a cup, Vanilla Rooibos Lemongrass Tea made  with Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass Tea K-Cups. This caffeine free tea is perfect for late night outings when you’re brave enough to bare the crisp breeze. A splash of milk brings out the naturally sweet flavors of the tea. Pack this in your favorite thermos and hit the road!

vanilla

What You’ll Need:

1 Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass Tea K-Cup
2 Tablespoon of milk (we also like using almond milk)
½ Teaspoon of cinnamon
½ Teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon sugar

Directions:
1) Brew your Teasia Rooibos Lemongrass Tea K-Cup as normal
2) Add sugar into freshly brewed Teasia Tea
3) Stir until completely dissolved
4) Add vanilla extract, milk and cinnamon
5) Stir & Enjoy! YUMMMM

Please let us know your favorite Teasia Tea twist recipes in the comments below.

 

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.

 

Teasia Iced Peach Green Tea Recipe #1 of 8

During these hot summer months we know we are always trying to look for ways to cool off. What better way than to brew up some iced tea and add some fruit to it!

Today we are introducing our 8 days of iced tea recipes using all of our 8 delicious flavors from our Formosa Series and our Floral Series.

One of my favorite fruits are peaches. Especially during the summertime, there is nothing better than a sweet, juicy peach. Except of course, a sweet glass of iced peach green tea. To take the edge off of the heat, this drink is perfect to pair with a summertime BBQ or a lay out by the pool.

Teasia Peach Green Tea Recipe

WHAT  YOU’LL NEED:

5 Teasia Green Tea K-cups
2 large peaches
½ cup of water
½ cup of honey or agave nectar (if you want this recipe to be vegan-friendly).

DIRECTIONS:

First off combine water and honey in a saucepan and heat on the stovetop, stirring constantly. Once the honey has dissolved set aside to cool. This will be your simple syrup.

Brew the Teasia Green Tea K Cups as directed and add into a heat safe pitcher and set aside to cool.

Puree peaches and mix with 1 cup of water. Strain the puree to eliminate any extra pulp.

Combine peach puree,  tea, simple syrup and add a cup of water.

Garnish with peach slices.

ENJOY!

Tomorrow, we will be featuring our NEXT iced tea recipe in our Summer Iced Tea Recipe Series. Don’t miss out and share these delicious, healthy and refreshing recipes. They’re so easy and so delicious.

Let us know if you plan on serving this iced peach green tea featuring Teasia Green Tea Kcups at your next summer BBQ! Leave us a comment with your favorite green tea recipes below.

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!