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DIY Herbal Blend: Goddess Tea Blend

DIY Herbal Blend: Goddess Tea Blend

Here are a few of my favorite common herbs to give you some ideas on your path to becoming a tea blending guru!

Ginger: digestive issues, nausea, colds, immune booster, improves diabetes, reduces inflammation

Chamomile: helps prevent illness, helps heal bacterial infections, calms muscle spasms including menstrual and digestive cramps, soothes the nervous system for decreased feelings of anxiety and improved sleep, promotes clear skin

Rose Buds: flushes toxins from body, immune booster, improves digestion and blood flow, improves skin elasticity, helps with menstrual cramping and stress

Peppermint: fever reducer, soothes nausea and stomach pain, opens airways, appetite suppressant, stimulates the mind

Elderberry: immune booster, contains fiber for gut health, heart health, improves and prevents diabetes, reduces joint pain, slows aging of skin

Raspberry Leaf: amazing for women, uterine tonic, antioxidant, protects against cancer, improves circulation

Hibiscus: blood pressure management, liver protection, lowers cholesterol, thirst quenching, can help with weight loss, tastes amazing!

Echinacea: immune booster, anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, mental health, improves skin, fights infection

Lemongrass: cleansing and detoxifying, can reduce arthritis pain, antimicrobial, antioxidants

HEALING HERBAL TEA RECIPE

If you want to create blends that you can premix and keep on your shelves you’ll want to use all dried herbs for each ingredient. Some of these herbs can be used fresh, you just won’t be able to save them.

GODDESS TEA BLEND

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A goddess inspired floral fusion! Package this one in a mason jar and tie it up with a big pink bow before gifting it to your bestie. Include:

  • rose buds
  • chamomile
  • red raspberry leaf
  • orange peel
  • hibiscus
  • honey or stevia (optional)

Repost from @ ZENNED OUT

THAI TEA RECIPE {MAKE THIS NOW}

THAI TEA RECIPE {MAKE THIS NOW}

During one of the conference days in Chicago, we escaped out to lunch at a local Thai restaurant to explore more of the city’s culinary offerings. As always, we’ll try to order something new and different. When we’re at a Thai restaurant, it normally involves ordering our favorites. This includes a curry dish,  one noodle dish and an appetizer. On top of that, we must always have Thai iced tea. Because how can we NOT have Thai iced tea when we eat Thai food? It’s one of those decant “dessert” drinks that helps soothe the burn when we overload on too much of Thai spice.

The tea we use to make this Thai iced tea is ICed Ceylon Black Tea. Our Iced Ceylon Black tea is a richly flavored, dark amber thirst-quencher with a refreshingly brisk kick. Made with premium Ceylon black tea leaves from Sri Lanka and a sunny disposition, Ceylon Black Iced Tea is a classic in the making. Just sit back and enjoy one of our most popular organic black iced teas.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 pouch Iced Ceylon Black Tea
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 anise stars
  • 1 green cardamom pod , smashed
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 cup half and half (approximately), (some folks also use coconut milk, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk)
  • ice
  • tablespoons of half and half for a creamier flavor.

USING ORGANIC TEA BAGS DIRECTIONS:

  • Bring water to boil and add the tea bags, sugar, anise starts, cardamom pod and cloves. Stir until all the sugar disolves. Gently boil tea for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Allow tea to steep for at least 30 minutes and allow it to cool. The more concentrated the tea flavor, the better the Thai tea tastes. We prefer to allow the tea bags to seep for about 2 hours for maximum flavor. During this time, the thai tea can cool.
  • Remove the tea bags and spoon out the anise starts, cardamom pod and cloves. If tea is still warm, we will refrigerate it so it can be chilled.
  • You can make this ahead of time and have the organic Thai tea chilling in the fridge.
  • Fill glasses with ice and pour in organic Thai tea leaving enough room to fill in your half and half (or other creamer). For an 8 oz. glass we like to add about 2-3 tablespoons of half and half for a creamier flavor.

The recipe is reposted from White on Rice Couple

How to make Matcha Swiss Roll

How to make Matcha Swiss Roll

Swill Rolls, or Roll Cakes (ロールケーキ) which we call in Japan, are a type of sponge cake filled with whipped cream, buttercream, custard cream, and sometimes include fruits like strawberries.

 Matcha Swiss Roll (抹茶ロールケーキ) is always a popular choice in Japan. If you have a soft spot for anything matcha green tea, I am pretty sure you’re going to be as obsessed with this cake as I am.

The main ingredient we used in this Matcha cake roll is our Premium Gyokuro Matcha.  Our Gyokuro Matcha originates from the foothills of Japan's tea capital, Uji where most Japanese teas are grown. Carefully hand selected, we ensure the highest quality of Matcha is shipped to us from Japan.

 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup matcha green tea powder, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup white suga
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

Direction:

Prep: 25 m

Cook: 8 m

Ready In 2 h 3 m

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, 3 tablespoons matcha powder, and baking powder together 3 times in a bowl.
  3. Beat egg whites in a clean bowl using an electric mixture until stiff peaks form.
  4. Beat egg yolks in a separate bowl using a clean beaters until very light. Add 1/2 cup sugar and sour cream; beat until light. Beat in flour mixture and milk until smooth. Fold in the egg whites. Smooth batter evenly over the prepared sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 8 minutes.
  6. Trim any uneven edges off the cake. Roll cake up in the parchment starting from the short side. Place on a rack and cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  7. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1 tablespoon matcha powder and 1 tablespoon sugar gradually, continuing to beat until stiff.
  8. Unroll the cake and spread whipped cream over the top. Roll the cake up, peeling the parchment away and discarding it. Refrigerate cake roll for 1 hour before slicing.

7 Gifts for Tea Lovers Under $100: The Definitive Gift Guide

7 Gifts for Tea Lovers Under $100: The Definitive Gift Guide

Practical or luxe, quirky or classic, these tea gifts will send just the right message to the people you are so grateful for this year.  Browse until you've checked everyone off your list (and maybe discovered a few gifts for you, too!)

 

Dragon Pearl Flowering Black Tea & Gift Box

$30.00

The black tea composition not only tastes amazing thanks to the herbs but can also support the normal functioning of the digestive and Immune system with its anti-inflammatory substances and Vitamins*. It also offers you soul harmony through its amazing visual charm. The tea can bloom in hot water just like the real flower in spring. 100% natural ingredient including, Yunnan raw Pu'erh tea, red rose, pink peony, white chrysanthemum, gold calendula. free ...

Premiere Japanese Kyoto Matcha Gift Set

$89.00

Our contemporary style Japanese Tea Ceremony Gift Set combining our finest hand-crafted matcha-ware with our signature Premiere Japanese Kyoto Matcha, perfect for your daily ritual The Social Tea HousePremiere Japanese Kyoto Matcha Gift Set combines our signature artisanal grade matcha with a carefully selected assortment of handcrafted matcha-ware products curated and designed to balance traditional ceremonial values with contemporary functionality. The kit contains our premiere Japanese Kyoto ...

Dragon Pearl Flowering Tea & Gift Box

$35.00

These flowering compositions not only tastes amazing thanks to the herbs but also help to settle your nervous system and relaxes your digestive system, especially good when stressed or tense.*It will also offer you soul harmony through its amazing visual charm. With the beautiful tea blooms in the water, you will feel like sitting in the garden surrounded by the fragrant flower. A selection of 18 hand-crafted dragon pearls with 6 purely delightful flavors including red rose and hibiscus, gold ch ...

Gold Imperial Chrysanthemum

$3.00

PURE, HAND PICKED AND HIGH QUALITY- Grown on the Huang Shan mountain, the imperial chrysanthemum was hand-picked during blossom season. To keep the elegant full blossom and original aroma, they were dried in low-temperature right after been freshly picked. BREW IT AND DRINK EVERYWHERE-Perfect for the hot, cold and special drink. When been put into hit water, you can witness the elegant coloration and full blossom chrysanthemum inside your teapot. The petals can expand to 4-5 inches with great fr ...

Premiere Japanese Kyoto Matcha Latte Gift Set

$59.00

Our contemporary style Japanese Tea Ceremony Gift Set combining our cutest lucky cat mug with signature Premiere Japanese Kyoto Matcha, bring luck and relax to your tea table. The Social Tea House Premiere Japanese Kyoto Sugaring Matcha Gift Set combines our signature artisanal grade sugaring matcha with a handcrafted lucky cat mug designed for you to enjoy a cup of homemade Matcha Latte. The kit contains our premiere Japanese Kyoto sugaring Matcha, a Handpainted Ceramic Mug, a Japanese style ha ...

Glass Tea Pot with Bamboo Lid

$30.00

Perfect for afternoon tea time to brew loose leaf or flower tea to share with your family and friends; Made of medical grade borosilicate glass that is safe for use with hot water. It is also lead-free and guaranteed for life against clouding. The beautiful design makes it an ideal table décor. The built-in filter allows tea leaves to expand and provide full infusion of the leaves. Capacity: Glass Tea Pot with Bamboo Lid: 1000 ml/30 oz 1500 ml/40 oz

Glass Tea Set with Marble Pattern

$50.00

The elegant marble pattern makes the pot a perfect décor for the dining table. Can be used for various teas, and can also be used to brew coffee and milk; Made of medical grade borosilicate glass that is safe for use with hot water. The heating base that is came with the pot can keep the tea warm The built-in filter allows tea leaves to expand and provide full infusion of the leaves. Capacity: 650 ml/20 oz.

Ceramic Seaside Plate Set

$20.00

Create a seaside retreat at your tea and dining table with the relaxed style of the Coastal Starfish, Shellfish, Whale & Fish Dinnerware Collection. It features a lovely starfish, coral, and shell shape design in daily blue or white ceramic. Durable earthenware Dishwasher safe Microwave safe for reheating The Social Tea House exclusive.

How to Make Raspberry Black Tea Cocktail

How to Make Raspberry Black Tea Cocktail

There’s no better time to mix up a sweet cocktail than Christmas! Our Raspberry Ceylon Black Tea pairs brilliantly with the tart lemon and peach flavor to create a refreshing beverage that is begging to be drunk poolside while listening to your favorite playlist. 
 
 

 

Prep time:  
Cook time:  
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients:
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1 small peach, sliced
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 pouch of Iced Raspberry Ceylon Black Tea, steep for 3 minutes in 1 quarter of water. 
  • Vodka
  • Ice
 
Instructions:
  1. Place raspberries, sliced peach, and lemon juice in Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker. Muddle until fruit until smooth.
  2. Pour brewed Raspberry Oolong into Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker. Add a splash of vodka. Place lid on and shake.
  3. Pour over ice and enjoy!

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