Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Shy Bunnies Order Online

If you are anything like this shy bunny then you're in luck because t-sleeve® provides online ordering. This means you don't have to come out of the rabbit hole to enjoy the things that you like best, such as your favorite tea anywhere you go. Being a shy bunny doesn't mean you never go outside but with the holiday shopping it is understandable to want to stay away from the packed crowds that surround the stores this time of year. Order online and skip dealing with the busy parking lots and long lines. Read more about how t-sleeve® works for you below.
This handy design starts as a carrying pouch for your favorite tea bag and package sweeteners. Take it with you on the go to work, a restaurant or meeting a friend for a cup of tea. T-Sleeve® then becomes a tea bag squeezer when you steep your tea. After you have steeped the tea, simply pull the tea bag up into the t-sleeve®, fold and squeeze the residual liquid out, and then discard. There’s no mess, no wet fingers and no drippy tea bag. T-Sleeve® is made of recyclable and compostable materials, so simply dispose of the t-sleeve® and tea bag into the garbage or compost container. T-Sleeve® will compost, so you can feel good about making a difference in the environment.  
SRC: Order your t-sleeve® Online at: www.tsleeve.com/buy-online.html

Earl of Bengal Cookies

These Earl of Bengal Cookies are have a distinctive citrus flavor from the Earl Grey Tea without being overpowering. These cookies are simple to make, thank you food processor, and the ingredients are not complicated. Nothing goes with a cup of Earl Grey Tea better than these Earl of Bengal Cookies. Find the ingredient list and directions for this Earl of Bengal Cookie recipe below, and enjoy.
9 tea bags of Teatulia Earl of Bengal Tea
2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 cup Confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Water
1 cup Unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces
Grind the tea from the tea bags into a fine powder (using a mortar and pestle works best). Pulse together all dry ingredients in a food processor and then add the vanilla, water and butter.
Pulse together until the dough is formed. Divide the dough in half. Place each half on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a 12 inch log, about 2 inches in diameter. Chill both wrapped logs for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap dough logs (one at a time to keep cold and hard) and slice into disks about 1/3 inch thick.
Place cookies on parchment or foil lined baking sheet about an inch apart.
Bake until edges are brown (10-12 minutes).
Let cool for a moment and then transfer to wire racks. Enjoy!
SRC: View this Earl of Bengal Cookies recipes at: www.teatulia.com/recipes/earl-of-bengal-cookies.htm

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tea for Winnie the Pooh

Whenever Winnie the Pooh is feeling down his best friend Piglet brings him some tea and honey. A true friend will always bring you tea when you are in need and that is why a friend comes prepared with t-sleeve®. Friends know with the help of t-sleeve® you can prepare your favorite bagged tea anywhere anytime. Be prepared with t-sleeve® for when you or a friend are in need of tea. Learn more about t-sleeve® below.
This handy design starts as a carrying pouch for your favorite tea bag and package sweeteners. Take it with you on the go to work, a restaurant or meeting a friend for a cup of tea. T-Sleeve® then becomes a tea bag squeezer when you steep your tea. After you have steeped the tea, simply pull the tea bag up into the t-sleeve®, fold and squeeze the residual liquid out, and then discard. There’s no mess, no wet fingers and no drippy tea bag. T-Sleeve® is made of recyclable and compostable materials, so simply dispose of the t-sleeve® and tea bag into the garbage or compost container. T-Sleeve® will compost, so you can feel good about making a difference in the environment. 
SRC: Learn more about t-sleeve® at: www.tsleeve.com/product-details.html 

Teacup Garden

Normally with small spaces plants can take up too much room, but a Teacup Garden can fit anywhere. This creative fun project allows you to enjoy mother nature in the smallest rooms of every home. This an easy task to complete and it is also very fun to pick out teacups for planting in, get creative with your colors and patterns. A bathroom or small kitchen can be transformed with a Teacup Garden, they also make great personal gifts for the holidays. Read what the originator of the Teacup Garden had to say about her small scale garden idea below.

While I admitted my plant challenges with the tale of my Fiddle Leaf Fig troubles, I still adore creative gardening in small spaces. It doesn’t matter whether the small garden is in a tea cup on my window sill, an old box on my porch, a pot on the deck, a pallet or even a little courtyard or small patio in my backyard. I just love being creative with plants in small spaces! I am not a plant or garden expert at all, it is just something I find therapeutic and fun! 
SRC: Learn more about small scale gardens like the Teacup Garden at: theinspiredroom.net/2014/02/25/creative-ways-to-plant-small-gardens/

Friday, November 21, 2014

Teacup Treats

While tea may be sweet it is not commonly served to children. Here is a fun way to share the tea party experience with the little ones, Teacup Treats. These Teacup Treats are cute and sweet to eat for kids and adults. Not only can these Teacup Treat provide tons of fun while playing and eating them, they are also a fantastic project to do with the kids or grandchildren. They will enjoy making and eating these as will you. Follow the instructions below to make these edible cups of tea.

  •     Vanilla sandwich cookie wafers
  •     Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups
  •     Ice cream sugar cones (top 1-1/2 inch)
  •     Circle pretzels (found in Chex Mix Sweet 'n Salty Honey Nut mix)
  •     Chocolate frosting (chocolate pudding, chocolate ganache, etc.)
  •     Chocolate or vanilla candy melts
  1. Cut the sugar cones to 1-1/2 inches. To avoid breaking them, dip the bottoms in warm water for 20 seconds. Using a serrated knife, trim off where the wet area meets the dry. Allow these to dry completely before assembling.
  2. Separate the cookie wafers and clean off filling.
  3. Trim off one small piece of the circle pretzels to create two handle points.
  4. Melt two ounces of chocolate or vanilla candy melts in a zip-top bag in the microwave (twice for 30 seconds usually does the trick).
  5. Snip off the corner of the zip-top bag and dab a little candy melt in the center of the cookie wafers.
  6. Place unwrapped Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups on top of the candy melt on the cookie wafers.
  7. Place the cut ice cream cones on top of the Reese's cups.
  8. Pipe more of the candy melt inside the ice cream cones, where the edge meets the Reese's cup.
  9. Pipe frosting, pudding or ganache inside the ice cream cones.
  10. Add a dab of candy melt to the cut off edges of the circle pretzels and attach them to the sides of the ice cream cones. You may need to hold them in place for a few seconds until the candy melt holds firmly and stays in place.
SRC: Find photos for each step as well as helpful hints making these Teacup Treats at: www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/962361/edible-teacup-cookies-recipe

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Contact t-sleeve®

At the official t-sleeve® website customers and retailers have the ability to contact t-sleeve® directly. Why would a customer contact t-sleeve®? If you're a customer and you have a question about the product, shipping, physical locations or you may want to know more about the charities t-sleeve® contributes to. Good news, t-sleeve® wants to talk to you and answer any questions you have. As a retailer you may be wondering if t-sleeve® is the right product to have on your shelves and t-sleeve® will help provide you with enough information to make that decision easier for you. Learn more about contacting t-sleeve® below, and remember to "FEED IT, STEEP IT, SQUEEZE IT, GO!"
Would you like more information on t-sleeve® or have a question? Do you have a foster care charity you would like t-sleeve® to consider? 
Do you want t-sleeve® available locally at your market?  Ask the store manager to contact us regarding stocking t-sleeve® at your local store. 
SRC: Contact t-sleeve® at: www.tsleeve.com/contact-us.html

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Peace with Tea

Seeing adorable animals cuddled up together makes people feel good, just like a good cup of tea. When you are able to enjoy your absolute favorite bagged tea while out on the go without a mess, you are able to achieve a similar happy good feeling. This is made possible by t-sleeve®, the tea squeezer that has the whole package in one. Not only is t-sleeve® a great tea accessory but it is also eco-friendly and comes from a charitable organization. Read how t-sleeve® is helping the world below.
This first version of t-sleeve® will give 10% of net profits to help Foster Children locally and nationally. Our charitable foundation plans to seek out community resources that assist in helping foster children. This could be foster care and stable home environments, events or activities for foster children or other options outside of local, state or federal government programs. This commitment will provide faith, love, hope and care to foster children in ways they may not otherwise experience in their daily lives.
SRC: Read more about  t-sleeve® Charities at: www.tsleeve.com/charities.html

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Mission of t-sleeve®

First of all the purpose to a t-sleeve® is to assist in the preparation of bagged tea while on the go. It is quite easy to make a cup of tea at home, but if you have ever tried to prepare bagged tea while out and about you already know finding your sugar, or keeping that string from falling in can be more difficult then it sounds. This handy t-sleeve® has the capability to store your preferred sugar and flavor of tea in an easy to find 'sleeve'. Then when you go to use the t-sleeve® the tea-string goes through a slot to help prevent a tea soaked sting and wet fingers from having to retrieve it. Afterwards the entire sleeve serves as a storage for your garbage until you are conveniently located to proper place of disposal. Can you hear how this t-sleeve® has accommodated for many annoying hassles of enjoying a simple cup of tea when you're out and about? Read the official mission statement from the company that provides you with t-sleeve® below.
"To provide the ultimate mess-free and convenient tea drinking experience for tea drinkers, with a disposable, recyclable and eco-friendly alternative to spoons or fingers, that can be used anytime and anywhere. T-sleeve®ultimate goal is to build a large, financially lucrative business, which in turn will allow us to create a foundation that gives 10% of the net profits from t-sleeve® to help foster children locally and nationally."
SRC: Learn more about t-sleeve® at: www.tsleeve.com/about-us.html 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tea: A 4,000 Year Old Beverage

This poster of the Alchemy Of Tea was designed by Sweetooth. This poster illustrates the course of how Traditional teas started and where they ended up. The top shows the original type of tea such as black, green, white or oolong. The Second level displays the added ingredient(s) to create the third level down which shows traditional tea prepared. These transitions keep happening, as you know teas keep evolving with new ways of preparing or combining them to create something new out of something 4,000 years old, tea. Read more about what the different cups in the illustration represent below.
To show the proper serving vessels for these various recipes, the group also illustrated traditional tea sets, like the floral-printed bone china of Britain, India's ornate brass sets, and the Chinese Yixing clay teapot, the first invented during the Song Dynasty. The full breadth of their research is available on their website, and offers insights into a drink that, as legend has it, was first discovered in the Yunnan province of China in 2737 B.C., when Emperor Shen Nong was boiling water and the leaves of a tea plant fell into his pot.
SRC: Read the full article about this Alchemy Of Tea at: www.fastcodesign.com/3034333/infographic-of-the-day/the-alchemy-of-tea-illustrated?partner=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+fastcodesign/feed+%28Co.Design%29

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Cup of Tea Outdoors

Believe it or not you're not the only one who enjoys a nice cup of tea outdoors. This little bird is always happy to visit his tea cup in the morning, rain or shine. Let tea be an inspiration to you and pass it on. Please do not try to feed the bird actual tea if you implement a similar bird feeder like in the photo, seeds are best.

Visit www.tsleeve.com/about-us.html to learn more about tsleeve®.

Always remember to "FEED IT, STEEP IT, SQUEEZE IT, GO!"

Cold Hands Warm Tea

Winter has made a grand entrance. Don't wait for the snow and ice to pile up at your front door before you stock up on what you'll need. Please check your home for the essentials i.e. flashlights with batteries, canned food with can opener and of course have plenty of tea bags with a box of tsleeve® so that you're ready for winter. If you plan ahead and stock up on what you need now you'll be grateful when you have your cup of tea warming up your cold hands while others are out in the cold still getting their supplies.

Stock up on tsleeve® so you can easily make a cup of tea in any situation. Get your tsleeve® today at: www.tsleeve.com/purchase-t-sleeve.html

Monday, November 10, 2014

Which Tea Today?

Some people has specific teas they drink no matter the day. Some people choose a tea based on their mood. Here we have a guide to assist you in your tea selection based on how you're feeling. If you have a stomach ache maybe from eating something that didn't agree with you, give chamomile the a shot to make things better. Perhaps you have a sore throat but must go on with your day, let some lemon tea help you get through it. Read how One Green Planet explains the benefits of Thyme for a cough below.
If you’ve got a cough that won’t quit, try a thyme tea. The thyme will help reduce the movement going on in your bronchial tubes and ease the pain of a coughing fit or a cold.
 SRC: Read more explanations of choosing the right tea for every condition at: www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/how-to-choose-the-right-tea-for-every-condition/

Enjoy A Cup of Cute

Not every cup of tea can be this cute but every cup of tea can be more convenient while on the go, with t-sleeve®. What is t-sleeve®? Well, t-sleeve® is a versatile tea bag pouch and squeezer, for tea drinkers who use tea bags seeking a mess-free, tea drinking experience on the go. Read below for the step by step process of exactly how t-sleeve® works, or watch a short video at: www.tsleeve.com/product-details.html if you rather. 
  1. Place your favorite tea bag and packaged sweeteners into t-sleeve®. Close pouch and take it on the go.
  2. Prior to steeping the tea, remove tea bag from pouch. Feed tea tab through opening at top.
  3. Steep the tea, allowing t-sleeve® to rest outside of cup on string and tea tab
  4. After steeping, pull tea tab up, drawing tea bag into the t-sleeve®.
  5. Once the tea bag is inside, fold in half and squeeze the residual liquid into cup.
  6. Discard the pouch/tea bag into trash receptacle or compost container.
  7. Enjoy your cup of tea!

SRC: Learn more about the benefits of using t-sleeve® at: www.tsleeve.com/product-details.html

Monday, November 3, 2014

Green Tea Salt

Green Tea Salt is a great way to add some health benefits to food in small does. Maybe your family is hesitant to get on the green tea train, or maybe they just don't need to know what they getting in their dinner. Whichever your reason, this recipe for Green Tea Salt will come in handy for many things. Try Green Tea Salt on your popcorn, on scrabbled eggs and even in your desserts. As you can see below the preparing this is easy and will add some beautiful color to your meals. 
Green Tea Salt
3 tablepsoons sea salt flakes
1 teaspoon green tea powder (matcha powder)*
SRC: Find more ways to make and use Green Tea Salt at: teafoodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/green-tea-salt-3-ways/

Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

There are many benefits to drinking Matcha Green Tea, but listed below are some of the best or less well known benefits. There are Match Green Tea bags available to purchase, and yes they fit great in  t-sleeve®. The t-sleeve® is a great way to enjoy your favorite tea no matter where you are, learn more about this at: www.tsleeve.com/ and learn about the benefits of Matcha Green Tea below.
Anti-aging.Matcha tea is loaded with catechins which are the most potent and beneficial antioxidants. One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. A 2003 study found that matcha tea had an extremely high EGCG content, “at least three times higher than the largest  literature value for other green teas”. Matcha powder contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea.
Fights Cancer.In a 2008 study done by researchers at the University of Mississippi, consuming EGCG (antioxidants found in matcha green
tea) significantly inhibits breast tumor growth in female mice.
Boosts the immune system.Matcha tea has extremely high levels of polyphenols, catechins, flavonoids and antioxidants that help improve the body’s defense system against bacteria and viruses. A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that drinking matcha everyday greatly enhanced the overall response of the immune system.
Helps with Bad Breath.Catechin, an amino acid in matcha tea, exhibits strong  antibacterial properties. They help to protect
your tooth enamel and fight germs and bacterias to improve bad breath. You can use it as a mouthwash or  mix it with your toothpaste before
brushing your teeth.
Helps Heal wounds Faster.Chlorophyll found in matcha aids in wound-healing and also exerts  anti-inflammatory actions.
SRC: Learn many more benefits of Match Green Tea at: www.lahealthyliving.com/health/11-unbelievable-benefits-of-matcha-green-tea/

Benefits of Peppermint Tea

There are many benefits of Peppermint Tea. Some benefits of peppermint tea include the relief of motion sickness, aid in a better digestive system, treatment of bowel syndrome, treatment of greasy skin and it also cures skin irritation, heals acne and promote hair growth.

Did you know that t-sleeve® has many benefits as well? Having t-sleeve® with you when you're away from home helps prevent you from spending money on someone else preparing your tea. The t-sleeve® helps keep all your tea condiments together in one place until you need them and it helps your squeeze your favorite tea bag without getting any tea on your fingers. The benefits of peppermint tea and t-sleeve® are amazing. Read more about t-sleeve® below.
The goal of t-sleeve® is to be not only a convenient way to enjoy tea, but to be as eco-friendly as possible. Both the box packaging and t-sleeve® are recyclable. Once t-sleeve®  comes in contact with the moist tea bag, it becomes a compostable product.  Feel good about doing your part for the environment and reducing your carbon footprint.
SRC; Learn more about t-sleeve® at: www.tsleeve.com/ and learn more about the benefits of peppermint tea at: www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-peppermint-tea-for-skin-hair-and-health/?ref=pin

Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte

Not everyone is a pumpkin flavor fan, we understand. For a fall time beverage that is warm and full of flavor try the Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte. This is another home version of a Starbucks favorite, so you know its going to be good, especially when you still have your five bucks. The creator of this Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte enjoys this particular cup with a serving of Netflix while in a big fleece blanket, but you enjoy it however you like. Enjoy the Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte recipe below.
  • 2 cups brewed chamoille tea (I use this honey & vanilla one)
  • 1 sweet apple, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  1. Bring the cinnamon, milk and honey to a simmer in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. In a blender, combine the brewed tea and the apple.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the tea and apple mixture into 2 mugs and top with the milk mixture from the sauce pan.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon.
SRC: Learn more about this Apple Cinnamon Tea Latte recipe creator at: www.runningtothekitchen.com/2013/10/apple-cinnamon-tea-latte/

Lamb Steaks with Mushroom Stuffing, Wok Vegetables & Green Tea Noodles

This is an amazing recipe for Lamb Steaks with Mushroom Stuffing, Wok Vegetables & Green Tea Noodles. The ingredient quantities provided below are for a total of 4 servings when finished. The Green Tea noodle alone are delicious but all together this is a mouthwatering dinner to show off your culinary skills. Below is the ingredient list, there are many elements to the preparation of this dish which can be found at Beef + Lamb New Zealand.
  • 4 Quality Mark lamb steaks
Mushroom stuffing 
  • 1 shallot or small onion, very finely chopped 
  • 250g button mushrooms, wiped and finely chopped
  • 1/2  cup canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
Sesame dressing 
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1  1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
 Wok vegetables 
  • 250g button mushrooms, wiped and quartered if large
  • 250g broccoli 
  • 1/2  cup chicken stock
  • 250g snow peas, trimmed
To serve  
  • 200-250g green tea noodles, cooked (or use buckwheat or egg noodles)
 SRC: Find Full Directions for this Lamb Steaks with Mushroom Stuffing, Wok Vegetables & Green Tea Noodles at: www.recipes.co.nz/shop/mEAT+MAGAZINE/Lamb+Steaks+with+Mushroom+Stuffing+Wok+Vegetables++Green+Tea+Noodles.html