Friday, May 15, 2015

TEA FORTE White Ambrosia



I am a FAN of this tea. It has great flavor.  I like the coconut in it.  It is not over powering, but it is there subtly.  I really like this tea.



white tea
Rarest Pai Mu Tan white tea is a plucked in early spring from a special varietal tea bush called “chaicha”. Blended with fragrant Madagascar vanilla and the tropical tease of island coconut. Delicate, refreshing and divine

Did You Know?
Coconut is a tropical fruit that is rich in protein. The meat of the coconut is very good in destroying intestinal parasites, that we get from eating infected food. Coconut water is good for kidney and urinary bladder problems

Ingredients
white tea, coconut chips, safflower, flavoring


 
FROM THE WEBSITE
More Info
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals.  Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods
White tea is considered the purest of all teas. Plucked only a few days each spring when the Camellia sinensisplants are reemerging from winter dormancy, it is revered by tea connoisseurs for its delicate, fresh flavor.
Our white tea is one of the most highly-prized teas available, comprised of carefully plucked unopened buds and the younger leaves of the plant. The leaves arenaturally dried in the sun before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation, keeping  the leaves closer to their natural state,low in caffeine and high in antioxidants.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mate Factor Tropical Lime




Tropical Lime Yerba Mate Tea Bags (formerly Hibiscus Lime Yerba Mate)

Contains 100% Organic Ingredients

Our Tropical Lime tea box contains 20 large tea-bags. All of our tea-bags contain 3.5 grams of tea, DOUBLE the size of most tea-bags on the market, so you can enjoy more of the flavor, nutrition, and energizing effects of Yerba Mate!
Ingredients: Organic Green Yerba Mate, Organic Hibiscus Flowers, Organic Sun-Dried Lime
You can also get this product in 100-count boxes!

Naturally High in Vitamin C

This amazing, fruity Tropical Lime yerba mate blend is not only refreshing hot or cold, but is an amazing booster to your body's defense system








This is a fun tea.  I like the taste.  You have to be sure not to over steep it or it can be a bit tart.  Once brewed/steeped correctly, I think you will really enjoy this tea. 



Monday, May 11, 2015

Making mint tea in France with Mint Brook Meadows Tea


Here I am in FRANCE!  I am on a mission trip- I am staying with a couple I have never met before.  But this lady soon becomes a kindred spirit!  We both love tea.  She has some frozen mint and frozen Lemon Verbena - and I brought some Mint Brook Meadows Tea from Dalton, Ohio.  So, we made my mom's tea recipe.
  
Sun Tea/Ditch Tea
3/4 of a gallon of water.
Mom told me that she learned- if you take the leaf off the stem it will make the tea less bitter.  So, I took the leaves off the stems.
Once the water was boiling, we added the tea leaves, and I added 3 bags of Mint Brook Tea
Add lid and let it steep for 15-20 minutes
Mom then poured it into a pitcher, she uses a strainer to catch the tea bags and leaves
Mom then adds about 2/3 cups sugar

To this recipe I doubled it and I did 3 bags of Spearmint Mint Brook and 3 bags of Peppermint and then we also added Lemon Verbena




I drank it warm and boy was it good!!!  I enjoyed it the next few days too.  Fun to be in France and have reminders of home :)