As the weather cools off I am enjoying warmer "cozy" teas as I refer to them. This one specifically is apple cinamon tea from Tim Horton's. I enjoy the taste but am looking for a more flavourful apple cinamon in loose leaf. Any suggestions? Happy sipping!
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Welcome once again to tea time. I am posting two tea times today because the scheduled post for last Tuesday did not work. I was away on an old car tour called the Normoska with my grandparents. Anyways the tea I was enjoying throughout the week was Blackberry Vanilla by Lipton. I also brought along a few teabags of Earl Grey Vanilla. I also tried two new teas; Calm (a blend of camomile, lemongrass, peppermint, and hibiscus) which was interesting but not my favoirite, though I could get used to it, and Awake, a black tea, meant for those slow mornings or late night study sessions.
Thursday, 16 August 2012
1. Fresh Fruit
Fresh fruit from local farms and farmers markets is a great way to support your local economy. Buying local is highly cost effective and has many other benefits. When you go to the market you can talk to and interact with the farmers and learn about how the food has been cultivated and what is in season.
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2. Iced teasI am a brewing tea lover (pun intended!) so I had to throw this in. Tea has many health benefits including antioxidents which are believed to help inhibit cancer causers. It is also a tasty alternative to high sugar beverages like soda and energy drinks. Tea is a warm drink on a cold day, perfect for getting cozy with a book, but is also great on a warm day when brewed over ice. Tea is hydrating and light, which wont slow you down and make you feel sluggish like sodas do. Overall tea is a great beverage any time of day, all year round.
How I brew cold/iced tea:
In a tassimo/keurig machine:
1) put loose tea or tea bag/packet into machine or mesh k-cup.
2) fill cup/mug with ice
3) brew over ice to chill
1) In a mug add tea bag or infuser for loose tea
2) Pour near boiled water into mug and steep tea
3) When tea is brewed to your liking chill in refridgerator with ice or fill larger cup with ice and pour tea over ice.
Remember whichever method you you choose it may take some practice and fine tuning to perfect your iced tea. I am still trying to make the perfect iced tea.
3. Couscous or Quinoa Salad
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
It is a Cranberry Tea. I'm not really sure about the details specifically, but it comes from a generic brand at the grocery store in bag form. Not bad when steeped for 4-6 minutes, no sugar added. I prefer fruity herbal teas, especially in the summer, however I do enjoy a good Vanilla Earl Grey or Chai come fall.
I'm drinking it out of an old cup from my Great Grandparents house with an antique car on the front, a 1907 Pope-Waverly. The cup its self is rather cute and reminds me of them.
I am also very interested in getting more into loose leaf teas and to start off I have my eye on a few tea infusers to start out with. The first a Tea pot with infuser, mug set from ModCloth. The second, a simple mesh tea ball infuser from DAVIDs tea, you can get these pretty much anywhere that sells tea.
Update- I'm going to do my Top Three Thursday's instead and post about my favourite, new or current tea related loves on Tuesdays, Tea Time. So watch for my top three on Thursday and Tea Time within the hour!
Friday, 27 July 2012
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