Saturday, December 28, 2019

Ohio Tea Company, Canton, Oh


I was super excited when the president of my office said I could be a tea distributor for our office.  How pumped am I??  I knew the only place I wanted to purchase tea from for the office was Ohio Tea Company!!  The have the best loose leaf tea!!!


I contacted Ohio Tea and talked to Kurt and we worked out the details. And in January I am going to be helping my office learn to love tea and stay hydrated with the best drink around, lol!!


I am in my happy place, so I did a little personal shopping.
#Shoppinglocal!!



I just love their teas!!!  They also have the best prices on tea canisters.  Have you not visited them yet?  What are you waiting on???!!!  Tell me what your favorite tea is from there.

I love the Creamy Toasted Coconut Oolong, Hazelnut Vanilla, Winter Wonderland, Noel,  Thai Lanna Jasmine, Maple Roasted Almond, Salty Caramel Pumpkin, Blueberry Fields........



Even Jellybean made the photo!  Jellybean my faithful car will be 17 years old in January 2020.  I love her!!! 



Friday, December 27, 2019

Ohio Tea Company Moroccan Mint- cold brew


Gunpowder green tea | Organic Peppermint | Organic Spearmint

This is a really nice tea.  I am not a huge fan of gunpowder green tea, but the peppermint and spearmint come through really nicely.  I like this tea cold brewed over heated.  But, that is a personal choice.

The pitcher I used is great for cold brew, it has a filter in the middle.  I can add tea to brew to the infuser basket and then once the tea is ready I can pull the basket out.  I got it when I sold Tealightful.  I looked and they no longer sell them, but I found one like it on line.




Cold brew is a great way to drink tea.  By not heating it, you are not releasing the tannins and you can add cold water over and over again. Also you retain more antioxidants than hot brew and also it releases only half the caffeine.  I usually can add water 2-3 more times to my glass.

If I have bagged tea I do one bag per 8 oz of water.  When I do the loose leaf in a pitcher, I generally eye ball it, but if you want something more specific go with 4 Tbsp per 1 quart.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Pickwick Herbal Tea, Peppermint




The other morning I had a migraine and I needed a great peppermint tea. I have found that peppermint oil, peppermint tea, a cold Coke, and some dark chocolate help me when I have a migraine. 

This is a great strong peppermint tea.  If you are looking peppermint tea, this is a great one to reach for!



Pickwick tea is made by Smuckers.  Smuckers is in Orrville- that is my home town.  You can buy Pickwick tea at the Simply Smucker store in Orrville.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Mighty Leaf Spirulina Stamina


Merry Christmas!!!  I have decided to try this tea that I have had for awhile, but never tried.  I looked on the website and I could not find it. I wonder if I have had it so long that they stopped making it.


Spirulina Stamina is a blend of rosehip, cinnamon, balm mint, schizandra, black currant, black berry leaves, green mate, and spirulina.




This is a really nice tea, the ingredients play really well together.  I get the mint first and then the other fruity flavors come in, their is a tiny hint of cinnamon too. I am glad it is only a hint, since I am not a huge cinnamon fan.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Tea Drops - Cardamom Spice/Chai Spice


Finally we got some snow in Ohio.  It did not last long, but I enjoyed it while it was around.

I decided to try these teas, these teas are really unique!  They come individually packaged, you add the tea cake to the cup and add hot water- the tea dissolves and you drink.



Check out this cute box for $5.80!


From the website, 

"Perfect starter gift! Mini wood box comes with 2 of our best selling individually wrapped single serve tea drops - Chai Spice and Sweet Peppermint.
Wood box size 3.80" length x 1.25" height x 2.75" width.
Meet CHAI SPICE:
Paying homage to the delicate notes of Masala Chai Tea, this is a spicy and sweet treat that is best complemented by a dash of milk.
 Some sediment at the bottom of your cup is expected and drinkable. Lightly sweetened with organic cane sugar.
 PERSONALITY TRAITS: bold, adventurous, spicy, delicate, and sweet. 
She is fierce, spicy, and may or may not be"

Here is the tea cake

I added the water...



And I drank the tea. 


When they say there will be sediment in the bottom of the cup, they weren't kidding.  There was so much sediment in the bottom of the cup that I was able to make a second cup.  But, it all worked out.  Both cups were good, not fantastic but good.
I want more spice out of a chai.  But, I guess if it is just a cardamom tea then it was good, because that it was I tasted the most of.  But, if it was a chai tea it was a bit lacking.



Sediment at the bottom of the cup the first time I made it.  I did just add more water and made the second cup.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Faith Hope Tea, T-shirt


Mandi Teague of Sweet Teague Designs made this shirt for me.  She does a wonderful job!!!   I love this one.



Favorite Christmas light display this year.....