Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 14 with Honduras (Regular Brew)

Honduras Breakfast Pair

Day 14 and I’m enjoying a cup of joe in Central America, specifically Honduras. What I like to do before each coffee tasting is really take in the freshly brewed aroma of each cup. I’ll then take a couple sips and let it sit on my palate so I can sense the true flavor of these single origin coffee.

The first flavor profiles I receive are a scent of nuts and a hint of lemon which are both soft and mild within this coffee. My first sip provided me with a light bitter flavor along with a smoky taste which left me with a mild aftertaste after every sip. If I was to compare the flavor of this coffee it would be close the Costa Rica Coffee but twice as strong in taste and flavor.

PRO TIP: This coffee would pair nicely with a ham and cheese croissant early in the morning.

 

 

 

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Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 13 with Guatemala Antiqua (Regular Brew)

Regular Basis Coffee

Day 13 and I am trying a wonderful cup of Teasia single origin coffee  from Central America: Guatemala Antiqua. One thing I love about all these single origin coffee beans is that drinking a cup of coffee takes me a trip around the world. I am able to enjoy different types of coffee, sitting right at home.

Upon first sip, I noticed was how soft the scent of the coffee was just that itself lets me know that this isn’t as strong of a coffee compared to all the others I’ve tried. I’m able to smell a scent of lemon and orange which really stand out for me whenever I take a whiff. This coffee does have a subtle bitterness to it, but it’s barely noticeable. So far just the flavor of this coffee has made this my favorite tasting coffee so far and I could see myself drinking this one on a regular basis.

PRO-TIP- Add some sugar for a sweeter taste. One of my latest favorite creamers is a caramel macchiato flavor. Who doesn’t love that?

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 6 with Ethiopia Yigracheffe (Regular Brew)

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It’s day 6 of my coffee taste testing and I’m starting to get really into all these wonderful single origin coffee beans. If you could only smell the aroma when the beans are freshly roasted, it’s simply amazing.

Today’s coffee is from Ethiopia and it’s a bit hard to pronounce: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe or Irgacheffe. The beans are known for of the highest quality Arabica coffee beans in the world. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has a high quality unique fragrance and distinctive flavor.

If I could compare this coffee I would say it’s close to Brazil Fazenda, they both have a strong yet smooth taste. There’s a well-balanced amount of flavor which consists of peach to the distinct amount of citrus, but the main flavor and smell is caramel.  YUM! How about a nice cup of freshly brewed single origin Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee enjoyed with a hearty breakfast with bacon and eggs to start your relaxing weekend. Afterwards, take a stroll on the beach to clear your mind.

PRO TIP: Due to its bright notes and vibrant aftertaste, this coffee makes an awesome iced coffee so don’t be afraid to add some ice and milk to enjoy!

 

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 5 with El Salvador (Regular Brew)

El Salvador Coffee

Grown in volcanic soils high in the mountains of El Salvador, most of these beans tend to be softer and exhibit less acidity than typical Central American beans. However, ours are of the Bourbon variety and are known for a more complex flavor and aroma – these beans grow slower (higher altitude) allowing them more time to absorb nutrients and develop the best possible flavor.

When I first sipped this coffee it was very smooth.  If I were to compare it to another coffee it would be a slightly softer brother of the Colombia Coffee. There’s a hint of apple after each sip along with a light after taste. This would pair wonderfully with a savory freshly baked cheese bread stick.

PRO TIP- Add a hint of milk or soy milk to get a wonderful creamy taste with each sip.

Jose’s Teasia Coffee-A-Day Tasting- Day 4 with Burundi (Latte)

latte coffee drop

A wonderful latte, gets better and better with each sip. The well-balanced and full bodied flavor is nicely accentuated with notes of black tea, sweet apricot along with a tang of orange juice.  This coffee Burundi was made with soy milk and it really complements the coffee beans. A perfect latte to drink during the cold winter and huddle around a campfire or cozy up under a warm blanket.  This latte goes down really smooth and has a wonderful after taste full of honey and soy milk.

Our Burundi coffee plant is grown in volcanic rich soil in the region of Mbirizi at an altitude of 1700-1800 meters. If you love East and Central African coffees such as Rwanda, Tanzania and Kivu, this roast is for you!

PRO TIP- Don’t feel like a warm drink? Make it an iced latte by adding some ice cubes and more soy milk for that creamy texture.

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.

 

Vanilla Honeybush Tea Recipe

Vanilla Honeybush

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

Double Chocolate Chunk Coffee Muffins

coffee chocolate chunk

We have something special for everyone today. Choose to enjoy these during breakfast or for dessert is completely up to you but we suggest giving them both a try. You can eat these with a side of fruit in the morning for a Friday treat or heat these little babies up and serve them with a side of ice cream for a chocolatey dessert a la mode. These muffins only take about 40 mins to make from start to finish.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

½ stick of butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon espresso powder
½ tablespoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee, cooled
¼ cup sour cream (if you don’t have it, skip it!)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter or spray your muffin tin.
  2. Place a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Add butter and half of the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from heat and stir chocolate until completely melted and then let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl stir together all of the dry ingredients. (Leaving out the leftover chocolate).
  4. Add in your Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee, sour cream, egg and vanilla extract to the bowl with melted chocolate and mix. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, whisk quickly. Stir in remaining chocolate.
  5. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  7. ENJOY!

Make sure you get your hands on the Teasia Coffee Indian Monsooned Malabar coffee for the best tasting chocolate chunk coffee muffins around!

In the comments below let us know if you tried these muffins for breakfast or dessert!

S’mores Please

autumn-mott-98514Fall brings some s’mores into our lives. Even when it’s getting chilly, we can huddle around a fire at anytime and make some s’mores!

November is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month so let’s celebrate with it right by closing off the month with this easy and delicious recipe and more!

There are a couple of different recipes that we like to mix in with the classic s’mores.

There will be a couple different ingredients to pick up but the basics to have on hand are of course:

Your Favorite Chocolate
Graham Crackers
Marshmallows

HACK ONE:
Of course hack number 1 is PEANUT BUTTER!

You can take care of this a couple different ways. The first way would be to just spread a generous amount of peanut butter onto one of your graham crackers prior to assembly.

The second is to cash in on a two-for-one and just pick up peanut butter cups to replace your regular chocolate. YUM!

Both are easy as can be so i guess the real question is, crunchy or smooth?

HACK TWO:

Hack number 2 is mini waffles!

You can pick these up at any grocery store. Replace your graham crackers with mini waffles and watch how much fun eating a s’more can really be.

You can toast these bad boys over the fire along with your marshmallows, or you can make it an at home bonfire in the kitchen!

This is a great recipe for little ones because they have something mini sized and delicious

I guarantee this s’more hack will be the talk on the bonfire.

HACK THREE:

Hack 3, PRETZELS!

Yes! Another graham cracker substitute for when you’re ready to shake it up! Pretzels are the perfect addition to any chocolate included recipe. Stick your marshmallow and chocolate in between two pretzels.

Salty, sweet, perfection!

HACK FOUR:

Four! Caramel!

Believe it or not there are people out there who do not enjoy chocolate, or even worse, they’re allergic!  Do not think we don’t have a hack for you!

The sticky, sweet, ooey, gooey, goodness that is caramel. This switch up will have even the most die hard chocolate lovers reaching for the caramel bottle.

Remember: If you’re unable to make s’mores around a bonfire outside because it’s too cold, you can always do it at home in a microwave. Just be careful not to burn yourself and don’t put the graham crackers in the microwave for too long. You just need enough to melt the chocolate. 

Please comment below with any of your favorite s’mores hacks! I can’t wait to try them out!

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.