Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bolthouse Vanilla Chai Tea


I love this stuff!!!!  It is just the right mixture of  spices and I love that it is soy and not milk.  It is dairy and gluten free.  There is no chalky taste, it is smooth and refreshing. 


I am huge fan of this chai.  And when I see the store has it on sale I usually buy a bottle or two.  


Ingredients: Soy milk from Concentrate (Water, soy, and milk concentrate), Cane sugar, Soy Protein Isolate, Natural Flavors, Acacia Gum, Sea Salt, Green Tea (Water, Green Tea Extract- Natural, antioxidant rich green tea. Chai spices of cardamom, clove and ginger. A hint of real, tropical grown vanilla.)

Soy Milk From Concentrate (Water, Soy Milk Concentrate), Cane Sugar, Soy Protein Isolate, Natural Flavors, Acacia Gum, Sea 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Eranthe tea bags



From the Eranthe website:
  • " ❤ TOP QUALITY MATERIAL -- Our Tea Filter Bags are made from food grade Natural Wood Pulp Filter Paper material, chlorine-free, ultraviolet sterilization & infra red drying process, make sure they are safe & healthy for your daily use.
  • ❤ PERFECTLY KEEP THE TEA FLAVOR -- Natural eco-friendly filter papers are slim and thin with the perfect permeate function, let you can get the original flavor of the tea at utmost.
  • ❤ SIMPLE TO USE AND CLEAN-UP -- The professional drawstring type design let the tea-leaves never enter the mouth to influent taste. And the Tea Filter Bag is degradable that allow you directly discard it, also used tea bags have a lot of physiotherapy.
  • ❤ USE IT ANYWHERE ANYTIME -- Our Tea Filter Bags are portable and convenient for you to carry anywhere. Especially suitable for tea-time, friends meet, use teapot to brew.
  • ❤ MULTIPURPOSE -- Our Tea Filter Bags can be widely used for making Tea, coffee, Coffee milk tea, Herbal tea, Chinese herbal medicine, Foot bath bag, Condiment bag, Putting bamboo charcoal inside to taste and purify air, Perfume bag, Camphor ball, Making desiccant etc. "

I love these bags for making iced tea and kombucha with loose leaf tea.  They are durable and hold a great amount of tea.

 

When making iced tea or Kombucha I need a larger amount of loose leaf tea.  The opening of the bag is nice to scoop tea inside with a spoon.  If you are looking for a nice nice tea bag, this is a great one!





Thursday, September 13, 2018

Homemade Tea stand

Some may see a lemonade stand, but me?  I  see a TEA STAND....


A friend was getting married and wanted a lemonade stand at the wedding.  She saw these on pintrest.  






A co-workers husband was able to make one for the wedding.   I want one!  I think if I had the right tools I could make it from pallets and 2x4's.  It is so cute!  Perfect for the sale of TEA!!!




It looked great at the wedding!!!  And now I want one!  I want a tea stand!  I could sell Bubble tea in the summer and Chai in the fall.



A beautiful outdoor wedding with a vintage theme.




Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Teavana poached pear



This is not good tea.  I am sad to say I did not like this Teavana tea.  I tried it warm and cold brewed.  There was too much cinnamon and not enough pear flavor for me. The cinnamon was too over powering. 

Teavana is no longer in business. so unless you have this already in your home, you probably will never have a chance to buy this tea.  And in that case- you are okay, you have not wasted your money.




Trying it cold brewed- not a fan.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Hibiscus flower/tea


I love hibiscus tea!  And this plant is gorgeous too. I am going to try to grow one next year by seed.



I love this flower!  I love that God had made so many flowers, I have to say this is one of my favorite flowers.  It's big and bold...kind of like me- hahahaha



Here is some tried hibiscus flowers I bought, these flowers make the best iced tea!!!  I like the tart and sweet flavor of the tea. 
I put the loose flowers/tea in the Eranthe tea bags and run it through my iced tea maker.  I just use about 1/4 cup of sugar with the tea and water and it makes my all time favorite tea.  It is just like the Passion Tea that Starbucks and Tazo sells.


See how beautiful the color is!!  I am able to run the water through twice and make 2 gallons of tea.