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4 Surprising Ways to Cook with Tea

Although we all think of tea first and foremost as a delicious warm beverage, it is in fact a type of herb, just like basil, mint and rosemary. This means that it can be used to add flavor and dimension to dishes, just like any other herb. Any tea lover who has yet to try their hand at incorporating tea leaves into their cooking is missing out big time on what this versatile leaf has to offer. But never fear, we have compiled a list of easy ways to start cooking with tea leaves. Chicken Noodle Soup – Green Tea Image Chicken noodle soup has long been the go-to meal for those recovering from a cold or flu and the addition of green tea only serves to enhance the medicinal qualities of this comforting soup. All you need to do is replace the water you would usually use for the broth with brewed green tea. Then simply make the soup as you usually would and enjoy the new flavour dimension. The green tea cuts through …

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3 Green Tea Home Beauty Treatments

Drinking green tea has some pretty impressive health benefits including reducing your risk of cancer, assisting in weight loss, improving dental health and even making you smarter. So it’s no surprise that green tea can also work wonders on your body from the outside. Topical applications of green tea can improve your complexion, reduce inflammation, protect your skin from UV damage and can even effectively treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea. Here are a few quick and easy ways to incorporate the benefits of green tea into your beauty routine. Green Tea Face Mask This face mask is the perfect way to fight fine lines and wrinkles while adding moisture and radiance to your complexion. It is also effective at clearing blackheads and spots and relieving redness. You will need: • One heaped teaspoon of iTea Green Tea • One teaspoon of organic honey Directions 1. Place green tea in a bowl and add enough warm water to moisten the leaves. 2. Mix in the organic honey and combine well 3. Apply the …

11.5.14

Did someone say cocktails?

By Breana MacPherson-Rice It’s quickly creeping up to that time of year – the end is nigh, and in between negotiating busy schedules preparing for the summer, there is a chance to celebrate in the sultry summer afternoons. What better way to get into the party spirit than getting creative with some tea cocktails? If you haven’t already heard of these, we’ll forgive you for being a little excited. It’s the perfect combination – your favourite teas all dressed up with some choice parings, the perfect take on a punchbowl or drinks for two. Plus, the nutritional goodness of tea is still hanging around, so there’s no need to second-guess this one! Check out some of our concoctions, or start experimenting with your own favourites! Tropical Twist Brew a pot of Pina Colada Green Tea and allow to cool before adding 3 teaspoons of sugar and chilling. When cool, combine 2 parts tea mixture with 2 parts young coconut juice and 1 part spiced rum. Serve with pineapple for a light and delicious tropical take on a …

12.20.13

Blueberry Iced Tea

Quite often I take samples of our Turkish Apple tea to the markets I do so that people get a chance to try it. I take it cold and people really find it very refreshing. The other day I was looking for recipes for ice tea that I could try and came across one for blueberry iced tea I gave it a few tweaks and was really happy how it ended up and the kids liked it also. So if you would like to give it a go here’s what you will need: The small packet of frozen blueberries from the supermarket I think it’s about 250gms. The juice from 2 lemons. 4 iTea English Breakfast Pyramid Bags about 1/2 cup of sugar…that was to my taste. 4 cups of water. ice Put the blueberries and lemon juice into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 mins. Remove from heat and pour through a fine sieve and squeeze out as much as possible with the back of …

2.2.13

How To Make The Perfect Iced Tea

If you want to enjoy a refreshing and healthy glass of iced tea this summer, like our gecko, it is very easy to do using iTea’s premium loose leaf tea. You might be tempted to use the handy tea bags from the supermarket but in doing so you will miss out on the full bodied flavour that only a premium loose leaf tea can provide. To make a delicious home-made iced tea fit for the most avid health conscious gourmet follow these few simple steps: 1. Firstly, you will need double your usual quantity of tea. 2. Immediately after infusing your tea pour into either a glass or a jug that has been filled to the top with ice. The sudden cooling of the tea will ensure that you keep the flavour and scent of the tea intact. 3. Garnish with a slice of lemon or a sprig of mint and you can sit back, relax and enjoy your glass of iced tea! Note: If you are wanting something a little different why not try …