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Summer Punch

On the first day of summer, Tea Blendz gave to me:
a super awesome punch recipe
I know you're going to host a BBQ at some point this summer, so why not impress your guests with a delicious cocktail they wont forget!
Ingredients:
  • 25g of Tea Blendz Loose Leaf Strawberry Delight Tea
  • 500mL Ginger Ale
  • 3 Diced Kiwi's
  • 5 Sliced Strawberries
  • Cubed Honeydew melon (half will be plenty)
  • Prosecco
  • Ice
Directions:
Prep:
Steep Tea Blendz Strawberry Delight Tea for 10 minutes in 1.5L of boiled water
(let cool & Chill)
  1. Pour chilled Tea into punch bowl and add fruits,let sit to allow the fruits to infuse into the tea.
  2. Add ice, top with Ginger Ale and stir
  3. Fill wine glasses or champagne flutes halfway to 3/4  with Tea punch, top with prosecco

ENJOY!

    A simple do it yourself beauty project - DIY Tea Body Scrub

    A simple do it yourself beauty project 

    For a tea enthusiast, like myself, I am always trying to figure out a new way to incorporate tea into my everyday life. Of course, drinking tea is essential but where’s the fun if you can’t explore the options!
    As someone who exfoliates regularly, I thought; why not make a scrub that includes tea? I’ve seen the product out there for purchase, but why would I spend the money to buy it when I have all the necessities to make it right at home? And so I began..
    First, I needed the scrub base, something to help exfoliate when scrubbing, I used Epsom salts.  I also used a CTC (cut-tear-curl) type tea leaf, because I know this type of tea leaf will not change its consistency when exposed to moisture's such as steam, water or oils.
    For my CTC tea I used Irish Breakfast, Thankfully Tea Blendz has this available.
     
     
    Secondly I added some vanilla, because well…I simply like vanilla, besides it smells nice.
    The vanilla is optional please do not feel obligated to use it.
     
    Next I added a TBS of Tea Blendz Natural Raw Honey, olive oil and an essential-oil. 
     
     This portion is really up to what you like, I used Lavender essential-oil to help soothe out the warm tones the vanilla has set earlier.
    I am going for a relaxing scrub and lavender does the trick for me.
    As an added bonus, or should I say "extra pampering", maybe include some  Tea Blendz Lavender buds, after all, who doesn’t love the smell and lovely pastel color of Lavender!
     

    Last but not least, our final step – mixing!!

    Make sure to mix the above ingredients thoroughly to distribute the olive oil evenly and get a lovely unison texture. Here you have it – your very own home made
    Tea Body Scrub!!!

     

     
     
    Tip: Store extra in a spare mason jar and make sure to use within 2 weeks of making.
    February 10, 2016

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    Storing Your Favourite Teas - Knowing the Facts

    If you have bought fine teas you’ll want to be sure you store them properly, once you get them home.

    Let us tell you why!

    Tea is hygroscopic; that is, it absorbs moisture from the air and in addition to moisture it also absorbs odours and fragrances, which are in close proximity. Even though you have put your tea in a well-sealed container, it is best not to store it near anything that is highly fragrant, such as coffee, cinnamon or other fragrant spices.  

     “It is truly a shame when your favourite tea begins to tastes just like coffee, because it was convenient to put them in the same cabinet.”

    A general rule of thumb is that most teas should be consumed within a year or so of being purchased.  This is not because tea goes bad, but rather because it will lose it flavour over time.  Matcha, is the exception to the rule, it should be used within three months or so upon opening.  

    Storing your favourite Tea

     Store all of your favourite Tea Blendz teas away from light in a cool dry place, at room temperature and in an opaque airtight container. The container can be a ceramic canister, a tin, a foil pouch or non-permeable bag. 

    Moisture is detrimental to a delicate tea leaf, once wet, it begins to mold and decay. For this reason, we do not recommend storing tea in the refrigerator or freezer because continual opening and closing of the door relates to temperature differentials which causes rapid changes in humidity. This spike in humidity allows moisture to seep into the tea and robs the leaves of their flavour.

    When properly stored, your favourite loose-leaf teas can remain untainted, fresh, and enjoyable.

    Tea Blendz Tea Tin

     

    Try using a Tea Tin Today!