Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tea!!

Alright... so i Got some new delicious teas because of my new "cut down of the coffee" rule, and i wanted to share a few of them with you and also some tea 101 that ive learned from my 6 years of working at a coffee shop.. Enjoy!!



London Fog Tea Latte Recipe
 London Fog Latte  is a combination of Earl Grey, steamed milk and vanilla syrup. My sister Richelle reminded me of the deliciousness that are "tea lattes!!" so exciting because i can still put my espresso to good use adn still get a little punch of caffeine in the mornings!! (instead of vanilla i use vanilla soy because im lactose intolerant.. or you can just add sugar or leave it plain)



Relax tea
Trader Joe’s Relax Organic Tea contains no caffeine and is made with a blend of herbs designed to calm and help you to unwind. These herbs include fennel seed, licorice, rooibos, anise, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, peppermint and strawberry leaf. It has a medium body and a great, smooth flavor. So nice before bed!


The combination of coconut and chai tea on a black tea background in Zhena’s Gypsy Coconut Chai is absolutely brilliant... and not just because its bold and caffeinated :) The organic, fair trade tea has a rich and spicy flavor to it, with notes of ginger and cardamom. The coconut flavor is subtle, but clear, and really comes through if you decide to sweeten the tea and not just drink it black.




Harney & Sons Premium Japanese Sencha Tea Bags 20ct
Green Tea is the best kind of tea for you. It is rich in powerful antioxidants – so powerful that they can even outdo those found in Vitamin C 10 times – which has a huge impact on your health, both on the inner and outer organs of your body. Skin benefits from this especially, as skin cells can interact with antioxidants in many ways, and use them to recover quicker.

Tea 101:
The more processing tea leaves undergo, the darker they will turn. (Green tea and white tea are the least processed tea and steamed quickly. Black and oolong teas are partially dried, crushed and fermented)

You want to steep (brew) your tea  for 3-5 minutes max... any more or less causes bitterness, and dont squeeze your tea bags when you take them out!! just remove them and drink.

Little tips and tricks: Green and White teas are very fragile, steep them for 2 minutes and not in scorching hot temperatures because it can cause the tea leaves to burn and lose flavor.

1 comment:

"The Happy Eclectic" said...

Thanks for sharing the technical name with me...love my Earl Grey :)

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