Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tea Forte Jasmine pearl iced tea


I love jasmine tea.  I had it once cold, and I thought I would try to make it at home.  I loved it!!!!
 


When I was a tea shop in Portland, I learned that you should soak your jasmine pearls for 30-50 seconds before you make your first pot of tea.  I found that interesting, but now I do it every time.  The lady said you get a better first cup of tea.


 

 
Steeping- BUT NOT in boiling water, it will burn the leaves!!!

I let it chill in the frig.  Or if I wanted it right away, I would pour in a cup with ice.


 
Look how they opened by the time I am done making tea.  I find that you can make a second cup of iced-tea with the jasmine, since it only steeps 2-3 minutes.  Again, do not over steep, it will get bitter.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Argo Teappuccino- great or fail, see what I think.....


Even these were on sale, they were a big fail and not worth the sale price.  Not sure what it was, maybe too much of coffee feel or taste, but I kind of thought they were nasty.  I did not finish either one.  You can see what you think and let me know, but I doubt I would ever try them again. I hate to say that about a tea product, but this one was not for me.



Monday, September 19, 2016

Teavana Dragon Fruit Devotion


Making some iced tea. Using my new tea that I got when I bought the iced tea set at an auction.
 
 
http://www.teavana.com/us/en/tea/herbal-tea/dragonfruit-devotion-herbal-tea-31356.html



Vibrant hibiscus balanced with sweet dragonfruit, guava and mango
The enticing flavors of this fruit-ladendelight are steeped with a delicious medley of dragonfruit, orange, mango, guava, and luscious strawberry. It's a tropical journey, soothed with the lush tropical fragrance of rose and orange flower blossoms.
 

I followed the directions on the back of the bag.  It told me how much tea to put in, what the water temp should be, and how long to steep.  IT IS SO IMPORTANT to follow those directions. If your water is too hot when using a white tea, for example, you burn the leaves.  If you steep it a tea for too long it gets bitter.  They have those exact directions there for a reason.


Smells really good!  Nice thing to note about Teavana is that it is all natural.  You can eat anything that is in the bag.

I put the tea in the steeper add water and let it steep




add ice for iced tea

 
This tea was good.  Might be my favorite from the selection that was in the box.  It was a little sweet, so it was not one I would probably drink a lot of in one day.  But, it was still very good.
 
Below is the sunset at Beulah Beach. Oh, how I love this place!!!

Beulah Beach

My other purchase at the auction.  The lady behind me doesn't know what to think!!!!  I since have painted my electric scooter purple!