Friday, February 23, 2018

Trailhead Chai, Lakewood Lemongrass- Denver CO

 While visiting friends in Denver we walked around downtown.  LoDo (Lower Downtown).  We went into the Market on Larimer Street .  What a great fun shop.  I picked up some "local" Colorado tea.

This tea is beautiful- the bright colors from the chamomile flower, the pepper corns and the cardamom pods blend so nicely.  The aroma is sweet and wonderful.  I love the look and the smell.
 I like this tea.  I am not a fan of chamomile- to be it has a buttery taste.  This tea has that buttery flavor, but it does work well with the lemongrass,  fennel and the cardamom- it gives is a somewhat spicy addition (which is nice).

Scrabble Tea Craft

I had so much fun making this tea Scrabble Tea board.  I tried to include all my favorite teas.  Just missing my Kombucha.  I enjoy a relaxing craft in the evening.  My nephew was very helpful to me in getting more teas on the board.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Keurig pomergrante raspberry Stash tea

This tea was good, not fabulous but good.  I have to admit I've not been overly pleased with tea pods from Keurigs. I think maybe because I'm not a fan of most bagged tea when I can have loose leaf tea... and the Keurig is even more broke down then bagged tea.  The Keurig info-mmercical went on and on how they work to make coffee taste just like you would in the store.  They used Starbucks as an example, they went on and on about the process to make it taste the same in your home as in the store.  I can say that the tea in the Keurig has been NOTHING like the tea in the store.  I'm finding some tea have Stevia  added to them, when the original does not... and I can't stand the Stevia aftertaste. I'll keep trying- but so far tea in the Keurig has been a miss for me.  Maybe they'll read this and offer me a job to help perfect the tea process!!  


IngredientsGreen tea, hibiscus, orange peel, chamomile, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor, citric acid, matcha

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Teabox, Kashmiri Kahwa chai


"Kahwa is a traditional green tea preparation made with exotic spices. Our signature blend features fine green tea which has been combined with rich ingredients, including cardamom, almonds, cinnamon and cloves. Its signature flavor is derived from the use of saffron strands, that are included in the blend. A truly celebratory tea, Kahwa is best served during brunch hours."- from the website

I'm enjoying a delicious cup of chai. This chai is amazing, one of my favorites I've ever made.

This is a green tea, so be sure that the water is less than 200 degrees.  You don't want to bruise the leaves. Steep this chai for five minutes.  I then added milk and sugar along with some redid whip

I add milk first- its the European way.

The smell of this chains amazing!! You can smell the herbal spice and cardamom

so very good

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Silicon Tea bag, Teavana Berry Basil Blast

6 colors for $12.99
I gave lots of these out for Christmas gift!  I am a fan of the silicon tea bag.  It holds the tea well and small leaves don't "sneak" out of the bag.  The bag also cleans out SUPER easy.
I love my Basil Berry Blast tea. It is a white tea- so you have to remember two have to keep your water at a lower temperature and you don't steep it as long!  These things play a huge part in how your tea tastes.  White teas like a temperature of 180 to 185° F and I tend to steep 2-3 minutes at the most.

I wish you could smell this tea!  It is so fresh and yummy

I blogged about this tea in 2013.  And just now when I went to get information from Teavana about the tea, it appears that the tea is no longer available....that is sad!  But, they do have other nice white teas.

                                  8 oz of water, 1 t of tea

Putting it on a lower temperature.

Steeping 2 minutes. 

This tea you can use again.  I will get 2-3 cups out of this white tea.

Vermilion Tea room - Old Jib's Corner

In 2001, while living at Beulah Beach in Vermilion I went to Old Jib's for lunch and tea with my mom ands sisters.  I sadly don't remember much about it, or have any photos.  I guess that means I need to go again and get ya'll  updated information!!!



So, in 2017 I went back and now its an antique store.  The nice lady who was working there said that they hoped to open it again into a tea and restaurant again.  I look forward to that!!

update 2019, Old Jib's is for sale...