Tea

ORGANIC APPLE GINGER MINT

When I heard the name of this tea I was intrigued. It had so many things that I liked just in the name – apple, ginger and mint. Yumm! So I had to give it a try. It is soft and subtle but with a great mint and fruit flavour. There is just the right amount of ginger to not make it too ‘gingery’ but still give it a bit of a kick. I wish I could add a scratch and sniff button the blog so you could smell it!

This tea has some great healing properties too.

I like to have it after a meal because the peppermint, chamomile and ginger are all known to aid in digestion and calm the stomach. Chamomile is also a great flower for soothing stress so you might want to try this one in the evening as well – or whenever you get a chance to take a little moment for yourself.

The ingredients in this lovely blend are:

Spearmint, peppermint, rosebuds, hibiscus petal,osmanthus petals, chamomile, apple pieces, honey-bush and organic ginger.

If you have tried any other teas from the  Steeped Tea collection let me know in the comments below. I am always looking for feedback on great tea!

You can find Apple Ginger Mint and lots of other delish tea combos on my Tea Page  under the shop button.

Cheers!

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EARL GREY DE LA CREME TEA

I took a poll on Facebook a few weeks ago asking people about their favourite teas. I got lots of different answers and learned about some new teas that I hadn’t tried before. The responses ranged from Masala Chai to Tulsi Tea to Lemon and Ginger and many more. It seems that each tea appeals to us differently according to our personality, palate and mood. This makes me happy because I always look forward to a my daily cup of tea and I can change it up depending on how I feel.  

In the fall and winter I seem to be drawn to spicy , warmer teas as natural way to warm up. Summer has me brewing up all kinds of fruity and green iced teas. ( ah summer….) But lately the tea that gets me  going in the morning with just enough caffeine to tackle the morning gong show is Earl Grey de la Creme. Yummy  on so many levels.

It’s a creamier version of your typical Earl Grey and has some pretty blue flower petals in it too. The trick with this one is that you have to brew it as instructed on the package otherwise it gets a little too bitter. I add a drop of maple syrup and a bit of almond milk to mine and voila! If you are feeling extra fancy you can even froth the almond milk and make a dairy free tea latte. It comes in a black tea and green tea version.

Check out Earl Grey de la Creme and tons of other teas at JASMINSTEAS. Steeped Tea will also donate $1.00 from every 100 gram bag sold to the Children’s Miracle Network .

If you have any questions about the teas you see just leave them in the comment section below and I will get back to you.

Happy Sipping!

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HOT YOGA TEA

As the weather changes over to a windy, cooler time of year I feel my body needing to warm itself up from the inside. To balance out the damp and cool I want something spicy and warming but not too sweet.

When I tried Hot Yoga Tea  I was pleasantly surprised at how delish it was. It was subtle, warm and spicy but still light. It gave me that cozy feeling I was craving and had a great flavour too. The bouquet is multi layered and smells similar to a chai tea but a little less heavy. The bonus of this tea is that is full of things that are good for you – especially as it gets colder out and the body needs to fortify.

The ingredients that make up this  spicy blend are:cinnamon, hawthorn leaves and flowers, ginger bits, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, safflowers and malava flowers. Ginger is warming and calming, cardamom can help ease digestive upset and freshen your breath while clove is said to have an anti inflammatory effect on the body. It is a great tasting combo for a cool fall night.

Yummmmm….

My love for all things tea has lead me to become a part time Tea Consultant for a company called Steeped Tea.  There are so many health benefits to drinking tea that I feel it is a perfect match for me and for my blog. I will be reviewing teas each month and if you like what you read you can purchase them directly through my online Steeped Tea page at  Jasmin’s Teas

 

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