Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Earl Grey Tea Infused Cupcakes with Parma Violet Buttercream Frosting

If you already know about the Parma Violets then you've probably already started making these Earl Grey Tea Infused Cupcakes with Parma Violet Buttercream Frosting. If you don't know about Parma Violets they're little sugar candies with a flowery smell and taste and are most commonly recognized by those who grew up in England. You can find Mini Parma Violets on Amazon, the rest of the ingredients are available at most supermarkets. Enjoy this Earl Grey Tea Infused Cupcakes with Parma Violet Buttercream Frosting recipe provided below.
For the cupcakes:2/3 cup or 160ml of whole milk
4 Earl Grey tea bags
1 3/4 cups or 220g of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
1/3 cup or 80ml of sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup or 120ml of flavourless oil (Vegetable or canola etc. Don't use olive oil)
3/4 cup or 150g of sugar
2 large eggs
For the frosting:1 cup or 225g of unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups or 250g of icing/confectioner's sugar
4 packets of large Parma Violets plus 1 pack for garnish
1 tbsp or 20ml of milk
1. Warm your milk in a pan until it just starts to boil and bring it off the hob. Add your tea bags, give it a stir and leave it to steep for at least 30 minutes. Discard the tea bags and top up with more milk to replace any absorbed or lost to evaporation.
2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with large cupcake liners.
3. Sift together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
4. Whisk your oil and sugar together until well combined and add the eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition and add half of your dry ingredients.
5. Stir the sour cream and vanilla extract into the cooled milk and pour into your main mixing bowl. Add the rest of your flour mixture and mix until just combined.
6. Using a 1/4 cup measure or a spoon, add the batter to your prepare cupcake papers and bake for 15-17 minutes.
7. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack while you prepare the frosting.
8. You'll need to grind the Parma Violets into a fine powder - I used a makeshift pestle and mortar, but you could also try putting them into a sandwich bag and bashing them with a rolling pin, or it may even work to put them in a food processor.
9. With an electric mixer or incredibly strong forearm, whisk your butter until smooth and creamy and add the icing sugar and milk. Once incorporated, add the Parma Violet dust and combine. Give it a taste - if it needs more violet flavour, add more dust. If the consistency is too wet, add more sugar. If it's too dry, a splash more milk will sort it right out.
10. Frost your cupcakes liberally and garnish with more Parma Violets.
SRC: Find more information about these Earl Grey Tea Infused Cupcakes with Parma Violet Buttercream Frosting at: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ryan-barrell/earl-grey-tea-infused-cupcakes_b_6970268.html

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tea Smoked Salmon


Create a beautiful fish dish that has gourmet flavor by making this Tea Smoked Salmon. Although the cooking difficulty for this Tea Smoked Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise is not easy, it's not impossible either. If you don't try cooking new things or using new techniques you'll never get better, so embrace this recipe as a personal challenge. Enjoy your Tea Smoked Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise recipe provided below.
  •     1 tbsp tea leaves (see 'Try', below)
  •     2 tbsp uncooked white rice
  •     2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  •     4 salmon fillets, about 150g/5½oz each
  •     few drizzles olive oil
  •     ½ cucumber, cut lengthways into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  •     4 radishes, thinly sliced
  •     2 handfuls rocket
  •     drizzle red wine vinegar
Herb mayonnaise
  •     2 egg yolks
  •     1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  •     200ml olive oil (not extra virgin)
  •     squeeze lemon juice
  •     large handful herbs, such as parsley, chives and tarragon, finely chopped, plus extra for sprinkling
  1. To make the mayonnaise, put the egg yolks and mustard in a bowl. Whisk well, then gradually dribble in the oil, whisking continuously until thick. Add the lemon juice and herbs, then season. Keep in the fridge. Can be made up to 2 days ahead.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a flameproof roasting tin with a sheet of foil. Mix the tea, rice and sugar, and scatter over the foil (see step 1).   
  3. Cut another sheet of foil and fold to make a rectangle that will sit in the tin. Pierce lots of small holes in the foil (see step 2) and lay the salmon, skin-side down, on top (see step 3).
  4. Set the roasting tin on a high-ish heat on the hob until the tea is gently smoking, then lay the foil with the salmon over the tea. Cover the pan tightly with more foil and roast for 5 mins for rare, or 8 mins for salmon that is cooked through. Drizzle with olive oil and season with sea salt.
  5. Combine the cucumber, radishes and rocket in a bowl. Spoon some mayonnaise onto 4 plates, draw the spoon through to swipe, and put a salmon fillet on top. Dress the salad with oil and vinegar and divide between the plates. Serve sprinkled with herbs.
SRC: Find this Tea Smoked Salmon's Nutritional Information, tips and much more at: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2555637/teasmoked-salmon-with-herb-mayonnaise

Friday, March 27, 2015

Foggy Tea Latte

If you're looking for a great alternative to coffee try this Foggy Tea Latte. This frothy cup of tea is made from Earl Grey Tea, Milk, Vanilla and of course water. If you're looking to enjoy this Earl Grey Tea with extra relaxation just sprinkle some lavender on top and you'll be instantly soothed. Enjoy this Foggy Tea Latte by combining the ingredients listed below.
  • 16 oz of milk (note: we used 1/2 cup of almond milk and it worked just fine, though doesn't get as frothy)
  • 1 shot of vanilla syrup per 16 oz of milk (note: we threw a dash of vanilla extract into the milk, instead)
  • 1 bag of Earl Grey tea
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
SRC: Read details about the Foggy Tea Latte at: gothamist.com/2015/03/25/london_fog_tea_latte.php

Monday, March 23, 2015

Green Tea Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be so delicious and it's a very healthy breakfast when its not overloaded with sugar. Finding new ways to flavor your oatmeal is the trick to enjoying that healthy oatmeal breakfast morning after morning. One delicious way to add flavor to your morning meal is with green tea & fruit. This Green Tea Oatmeal is full of fresh flavor without turning it into a sugar-fest. Try it for yourself by following the recipe below.
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 cup milk (1% or soy)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup toppings (e.g. banana, dried fruit, chopped nuts, flaked coconut)
  1. Combine boiling water with the green tea bag in a saucepan and let them steep for 5 minutes together.
  2. Add in milk, oats, and ground flaxseed meal and turn the heat on to medium, beginning to stir when the liquid bubbles. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then turn off the heat. It should be thick and stick to your spoon - feel free to add additional liquid (water, milk, or additional green tea) now if you prefer thinner oatmeal.
  3. Stir in 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and then let the oatmeal sit for a minute.
  4. Split the oatmeal into two bowls and top with your favorite toppings.
SRC:  Find many photos and more information about this Green Tea Oatmeal recipe at: uprootfromoregon.com/2014/05/21/green-tea-oatmeal/

Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea

The time to master this Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea recipe is now so they are easy as pie to dish up this summer for your backyard barbecues. Friends and family will feel graciously hosted by you when you serve them this sweet and sour herbal tea Wild Turkey punch. Please responsibly enjoy this Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea recipe below.
  • 4 cp Water
  • 8 Red herbal tea bags (lemon zinger or hibiscus)
  • 2 cp Wild Turkey American Honey
  • splash Club soda
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  1. In a large saucepan, boil 2 cups of the water.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags
  3. Steep for 10 minutes and then discard the tea bags.
  4. Add the remaining 2 cups of water.
  5. Stir in the Wild Turkey American Honey, transfer to a pitcher and chill.
  6. Just before serving, add the lemon juice and club soda.
  7. Pour the drink into tall glasses filled with ice.
  8. Garnish each glass with a couple cherries. 
 SRC: Learn about this Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea cocktail profile at: liquor.com/recipes/wild-turkey-sparkling-tea/#BhwQ7h2oTjoqpOez.97

Enjoy a Mess-Free Cup of Tea

If you have ever burnt your fingers while attempting to save your teabag string from falling into your scolding hot cup of tea, then this tea accessory is for you. The beauty in t-sleeve is more than saving your fingers from pain it also allows you to make a mess-free cup of tea anywhere, even while on-the-go. Watch this video to see how easy it can be to make a cup of tea without the mess or stress. Then you can try a free sample by visiting: www.tsleeve.com/free-sample.html.
Step by step instructions for t-sleeve®:
  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!
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Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies

Pack in those antioxidants and vitamins easily with these Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies. The Dragon Fruit comes from a cactus plant and may be hard to find, if this is true for you the Kiwi fruit is a great alternative. Chewy and naturally sweet these Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies make a wonderful treat that you can enjoy without guilt. Once you get the technique down perhaps you can experiment with different teas to find your own custom tea gummy flavor. Enjoy your Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies recipe below.

  • 2 1/2 cups organic blueberry juice (no sugar added)
  • 2 rounded Tbsp green tea (I used Tea of the People’s Dragon Well Green Tea, Blueberry x Dragon Fruit)
  • 3/4 cup gelatin
  • 1/2 dragon fruit or 2 kiwis, skin removed
  • 1/2 cup organic blueberries
  • 1/4 cup agave or honey
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • non-stick vegetable oil spray
  1. In a large pitcher, cold steep the tea by combining it with the 2 1/2 cups of blueberry juice. Mix in the tea leaves so that they are able to fully and freely steep. Set this in the fridge to chill for 6-8 hours, then strain the leaves from the juice until ready to make the gummies.
  2. Purée the 1/2 dragon fruit (the white flesh only, not the tough pink rind) and 1/2 cup of blueberries in a blender on high. Set aside. Mix the gelatin into 1 1/2 cups of the blueberry juice tea, and allow it to bloom.
  3. Pour the other 1 cup of blueberry juice tea and the dragon fruit-blueberry purée into a large pot and bring it to a boil over low heat. When it comes up to heat, dump the bloomed gelatin into the hot juice-tea-puree mixture and let it gradually and completely dissolve. Turn off the heat, then skim off and discard any foam off the surface of the mixture. Mix the agave and stevia in until dissolved.
  4. Give the candy mold or baking pan a very light, even spray of vegetable oil. Pour the mixture from the large pot into a liquid measure. Fill each cavity of the mold, carefully pouring directly from the liquid measuring cup. If using the baking pan, pour the entire amount of the mixture from the large pot to the baking pan. Place the filled molds or pan into the fridge or freezer until the gummies are fully set and firm to the touch. In the freezer, it will only take about 5 minutes for the candy mold gummies to set.
  5. Use your fingers to remove the gummies from their molds. If using the candy mold, repeat steps 4 & 5 as many times as it takes to use up all the tea mixture. If the gelatin tea mixture starts to set in the measuring cup, give it a zap in the microwave for 10 seconds to return it to a liquid state. Store gummies in the fridge in an airtight container.

SRC: Find a list of equipment used to make these Dragon Fruit Blueberry Tea Gummies at: hirstyfortea.com/2015/03/21/dragon-fruit-blueberry-tea-gummies/

Friday, March 20, 2015

Red Tea Poached Pears

When looking for something romantic and elegant to serve to that special someone try Red Tea Poached Pears. Rooibos Tea is used to make the syrup which offers a rich spicy flavor. Inspire your inner chief to come out and prepare these gorgeous Red Tea Poached Pears, you won't be sorry. Before you enjoy these Red Tea Poached Pear gather the ingredients from the list below.


  • 4 Bosc pears
    6 Cups Water
    6 Tablespoons Rooibos Tea, loose leaf
    ½ Cup Sugar
    20 pink Peppercorns
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 Vanilla Bean, halved and scraped
    1 Star Anise
    1 Bay Leaf
    2 orange slices
    1 lemon peel
    2 Cloves, whole
    3 allspice berries
    SRC: Now that you have your ingredients, Follow the step-by-step instruction accompanied by photos at: cookingstoned.tv/recipe/red-tea-poached-pear/
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Blueberry Tea Cocktail

The Blueberry Tea Cocktail is anything but blue and is without a blueberry flavor. The Blueberry Tea Cocktail is a very good warm drink that is highly aromatic. The orange liqueur, amaretto and orange pekoe tea used in this recipe provide the fruity fragrance. Enjoy this non-blueberry flavored, Blueberry Tea Cocktail recipe provided below.
  • 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier orange liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • Orange pekoe tea
  • Orange wheel for garnish

  1. Pour the Grand Marnier and amaretto into a preheated brandy snifter.
  2. Fill the snifter two-thirds of the way to the top with warm orange pekoe tea.
  3. Garnish with an orange wheel.
  4. Stir the drink.
SRC: Find helpful suggestions for best preparing this Blueberry Tea Cocktail at: cocktails.about.com/od/cocktailrecipes/r/blueberry_tea.htm

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jasmine Chicken Soup with Green Tea Soba

This Jasmine Chicken Soup with Green Tea Soba is wellness in a bowl. One smell of this dish and you'll be sure you fell into a gourmet kitchen. The vegetables can be switched out for personal preference or to utilize the seasonal vegetables available from your garden or local grocery store. If you don't have loose Jasmine tea, that's okay just remember to use your t-sleeve for a mess-free cup of tea to use in your Jasmine Chicken Soup with Green Tea Soba recipe provided below.
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil, divided
  • 3 medium-large carrots, peeled and sliced into 2- by 1/2-in. sticks
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced into half-moons
  • 1 large fennel bulb, stalks trimmed and bulb cored and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks (a generous 1/4 cup)
  • About 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • About 1 tsp. pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons loose-leaf jasmine tea
  • 2 qts. reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (2 lbs. total)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 pound green tea soba noodles or spaghettini (about 8 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup mixed chopped parsley, chives, and cilantro

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large, heavy ovenproof frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, fennel, ginger, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables soften, about 9 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and wipe pan clean.

2. Boil 3 cups water. Remove from heat, add tea leaves, cover, and let steep 5 minutes. Heat chicken broth to a slow simmer in a pot. Strain tea into broth. Season broth with some salt and set aside, covered.

3. Dry chicken with paper towels. Rub with 1 tsp. oil. Season all over with 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper and the coriander.

4. Heat same pan used for vegetables over high heat. Drizzle in remaining 2 tsp. oil, then add chicken, skin side down. Cook until skin turns very dark brown, almost black; then flip over with tongs and transfer pan to oven. Bake chicken until just opaque, in center, about 15 minutes (cut to check). Let stand until cool enough to handle.

5. Cook soba according to package directions. Drain and rinse. Remove chicken skin and slice meat from bones. Put 6 large, wide bowls into turned-off oven to warm. Bring broth to a simmer, covered.

6. Pile noodles into bowls. Top with chicken and vegetables, then ladle in broth. Sprinkle with herbs.
SRC: Learn the Nutritional Information and much more for this Jasmine Chicken Soup with Green Tea Soba recipe at: www.myrecipes.com/recipe/jasmine-chicken-soup-green-tea

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Best Tea Accessory | t-sleeve®


Have you seen this new tea accessory called t-sleeve? If not you can try a free t-sleeve for yourself to see how convenient this 'tea sleeve' can truly be. T-sleeve is an envelope that closes after you put your favorite tea bag and sweeteners inside. When you're needing that cup of tea, wherever you may be just break out your t-sleeve. Then it will provide as an anchor for that string, preventing it from falling in your cup. If you're a tea squeezer, you now have a way to squeeze your bag without getting your fingers wet. When your tea is done all the waste can go back into the t-sleeve serving as a container for disposal. Want to know more? Watch a video demonstration at: www.tsleeve.com

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Top 3 Green Tea Recipes for Weight Loss

Summer will be upon us soon, get ready by naturally letting go of that extra winter weight by drinking Green Tea. Green Tea is a great resource for natural weight loss. Drinking green tea will assist in booting your metabolism while helping keep your body hydrated. Try these top three green tea recipes for weight loss below.

Iced Green Tea

Ah, the good ol’ iced green tea. This simple recipe might be old, but it’s still effective when you’re losing weight. It can also lower your stress levels and help you digest your food better.

What You Need:

  • 4 cups of hot water
  • 5 to 8 bags of green tea
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • Ice cubes


  • Pour the hot water over the tea bags
  • Steep for 5 minutes
  • After steeping, remove the tea bags from the water
  • Pour the 2 cups of cold water
  • Let it cool then add the ice cubes
  • If you want to sweeten this drink, you can add sugar but not too much.

Iced Green Tea with Mint

Mint, a diuretic, speeds up the weight loss process. Through urination, it flushes out the excess amount of water and sodium away from your body. Also, mint produces a cool flavor – and that’s why this recipe is so delicious and refreshing.

What You Need:

  • 5 bags of green tea
  • Mint leaves (If you don’t have mint leaves you can use mint extract for flavoring)
  • Water
  • Ice cubes


  • Place the tea bags and mint leaves in a saucepan. Pour water in it and then boil.
  • Let it steep and after 5 minutes, take away the tea bags.
  • Pour your hot tea in a pitcher then let it cool.
  • After cooling, add the ice cubes.
  • Serve

Iced Green Tea with Mint and Honey

Fancy a refreshing drink that helps you cut weight and fight illnesses? Then, add honey to your mint iced green tea. Honey is one of the healthiest ingredients in the world. It prevents cancer, ulcer and heart conditions. Also, it cures cough and sore throat too. “But how can it help me lose weight?” you might ask. Well, it burns away your stored fats and gives you more energy when you’re working out.

What You Need:

  • 5 bags of green tea
  • Mint leaves (If you don’t have mint leaves you can use mint extract for flavoring)
  • Water
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • Ice cubes


  • Put the tea bags, honey and mint leaves in a saucepan. Pour water in it and then boil.
  • Let it steep in the boiling water and after 5 minutes, remove the tea bags.
  • Pour your hot tea in a pitcher then let it cool.
  • After cooling, add the ice cubes.
  • Serve
 SRC: Find two more amazing Green Tea Recipes for Weight Loss at: nscarpediem.hubpages.com/hub/5-Easy-to-Make-Green-Tea-Recipes-for-Weight-Loss

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Victorian Iced Tea

Enjoy some good company over some great tea this weekend by brewing a pitcher of Victorian Iced Tea. The delicious combination of juice concentrate and brewed tea make a flavorful beverage that is not only satisfying but also easily customizable. Try using your favorite tea with your favorite juice or switch it up to see what new flavors you can discover. Remember to use your t-sleeve® when brewing your tea bags to keep the fun mess-free. Enjoy your Victorian Iced Tea recipe provided below.
  • 4 tea bags
  • 4 c boiling water
  • 1 can(s) frozen juice concentrate
  • 4 c cold water
  • ice cubes, and fresh mint
  1. Place teabags in a heat proof pitcher, add boiling water
  2. cover and steep for 5 minutes, Remove and discard teabags. Cover and refigerate tea.
  3. Just before serving, combine concentrate and cold water
    in 2 1/2 qt Pitcher:
  4. Stir in tea, Serve on Ice...
  5. Garnish with mint!
SRC: Find photos, reviews and more for this Victorian Iced Tea at: www.justapinch.com/recipes/drink/drink-other-drink/victorian-iced-tea.html

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Tea Accessory t-sleeve® gives to Charities

The most convenient bagged tea accessory, t-sleeve® does so much more for the community than just providing a means for a mess-free cup of tea while on the go. With the first vision of the mess-free t-sleeve® came the intent to give back to the community. Read about t-sleeve's contributions to charities 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.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Earl Grey Tea Loaf

Homemade bread smells amazing but add some Earl Grey tea to the mix and you'll have the best air freshener an oven can provide. This Earl Grey Tea Loaf is moist without being overly sweet. Try a slice of this bread with your morning cup of tea or as a mid-day boosting snack. Enjoy making your Earl Grey Tea Loaf using the recipe provided below.
  • 3 bags Earl Grey vanilla tea (I used normal Earl Grey tea)
  •  ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  1 cup whole wheat flour
  •  2 tsp baking powder
  •  ½ tsp salt
  •  ¼ tsp cardamom
  •  ¼ tsp nutmeg
  •  ½ tsp cinnamon
  •  ¼ cup vegetable oil
  •  ¾ cup sugar (I used my vanilla-infused sugar for a bigger hit of vanilla flavour)
  •  ⅔ cup plain yogurt
  •  2 large eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of your loaf pan with parchment paper and butter that baby up.
  2. Place the milk in a small saucepan and empty the contents of the tea bags into the milk (just snip the tops off the tea bags and dump it all in). Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the milk is warm and the tea begins to steep. The milk will turn a rich brown and will smell incredible. Turn off the heat and set it aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the two flours, baking soda, salt, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the oil, sugar, yogurt, eggs and vanilla. Stir the milk and tea mixture into the wet ingredients.Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and fold it together until just combined (be careful not to over mix, don’t worry about lumps).
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake.
  7. Place on a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.
SRC: Follow Step by Step Photo Instructions for this Earl Grey Tea Loaf at: dailydishrecipes.com/gottagetbaked-earl-grey-tea-loaf/

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The 3 Basic Steps for using tsleeve®

T-sleeve® 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. Learn the three basic steps for using t-sleeve® using the easy to follow three step photo guide above. You can also follow the fuller, written step by step instructions provided below.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie

Looking for a yummy way to increase your vitamin intake naturally. Blend up a Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie for breakfast, after a workout or as a late afternoon energy boosting snack. Each ingredient in this Raspberry Green Tea Smoothie provides a nutritional benefit for our body, learn more about these health benefits below.
In case you aren’t familiar with some of the benefits of green tea, let me fill you in. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins. These catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in stopping oxidative damage to cells. So why do we not want oxidative damage to our cells? Easy, oxidative damage contributes to the development of cancer, and seriously, anything that helps stop the growth of cancer I’m all for! The best way to get these catechins into your body is through freshly brewed tea. Bottled, decafinated, and instant teas have less of these powerful compounds. To me this is one of the most important benefits, but I’m sure many of you are wondering about the metabolic or fat burning qualities of green tea.
SRC: Ready to try this Raspberry Green Tea Smoothies, get the recipe at: reciperunner.com/raspberry-green-tea-smoothie/

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Honeydew and Watermelon Iced Tea

Honeydew and Watermelon Iced Tea is a sweet treat that evokes summer thoughts. Substitute that slice of pie for a glass of this Honeydew and Watermelon Iced Tea to save on your caloric intake while supplying your body with some natural fruit nutrition. Enjoy this straight forward Honeydew and Watermelon Iced Tea recipe provided below.
8 bag green tea or hibiscus tea (such as Red Zinger)
1 c. 1-inch pieces watermelon
1 c. thinly sliced honeydew melon
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Let steep, stirring twice, for 4 minutes. Discard the tea bags and let the tea cool.
Stir the watermelon, honeydew, and 4 cups cold water into the iced tea concentrate. Serve over ice.
SRC: Learn the Cost per Serving and more about this Honeydew and Watermelon Iced Tea Recipe at: www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a34223/honeydew-watermelon-iced-tea-recipe-wdy0613/

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DIY Green Tea Lotion

Homemade or DIY Green Tea lotion is great for the skin while providing a mid sweet scent. Although the recipe for making this Green Tea Lotion is simple the steps need to be completed exactly to avoid burning the mixture and having to start over. This Green Tea lotion is so simple it only requires a double boiler pan and three ingredients, which are listed for you below.
All you will need is three ingredients; a packet of green tea, a cup of coconut oil and a few drops of green food coloring.  You don’t have to use the food coloring if you don’t want to, I happened to like the green color.
SRC: DIY Green Tea Lotion instructions are provided with assisting photos at: www.simplysouthernmom.com/2015/03/simple-green-tea-lotion-recipe.html

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Tea Smoked Chicken

Smoked Chicken sounds like more work than most of us have time for...not this time. This Tea Smoked Chicken is surprisingly easy and fast to make. Using a foil covered wok with a lid the smoking of this chicken took only half an hour. Learn the Chinese approach to smoking chicken below.
American-style smoking is often done when the protein is raw. The Chinese approach is to apply the smoking action after the protein is cooked. You can vary the outcome with smoking mixture. That’s to say, use more or less of the sugar, rice, tea and aromatics. If you didn’t smoke enough, no problem. There’s room for a re-do.
SRC: Don't miss out on this Tea Smoked Chicken, find your ingredients and recipe for making this dish at: www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/2015/03/tea-smoked-chicken-recipe.html

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Grocery Headquarters includes t-sleeve in their Winter Issue

Exciting news for the t-sleeve® family. Grocery Headquarters has included an article featuring t-sleeve® in their winter issue. T-sleeve® provides a mess-free tea drinking experience for on the go tea enjoyment. Check out Grocery Headquarters t-sleeve® article below.

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