Have you inspired someone to start drinking green tea? Make the difference in someone’s life. Inspire people to drink right. It’s the tea movement. It’s an effort to bring awareness about immense health benefits of tea and inspire people to include tea drinking as a part of their daily routine, young and old alike. So, reach out to someone today- your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, mom, dad, friend, boss- it’s time to reach out, join the tea movement and bring CHANGE. – Love for Tea
This is one of my favorite tea recipes for summer- it’s my refreshing Spice Tea Sangria. It has beautiful notes of many flavors of herbs, fruits and cinnamon, with refreshing and citrousy aftertaste.
3 Tbsp Black Tea (Black tea is preferred in infusions, as it goes well with strong flavors of fruits and spices)
2 Cinnamon sticks
3 Sliced Oranges
1 cup Sliced Peaches
1 cup Sliced Strawberries
3 Sliced Lemons
Red Wine (Optional)
In a teapot or jar, add tea leaves to pre-boiled water and steep for 4 minutes. Strain out leaves and let tea cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Top it with lots of mint leaves. Pour into ice-filled glasses. Makes 5 to 6 servings. Also, you can use oolong tea instead of black tea, if desired. Choose a lightly oxidized/fermented oolong to complement the sangria’s fruity, spicy flavors.
Summer parties along with summer dresses, with good music and company. It’s simple and perfect for moments when you want to surprise someone, give them some tea inspiration or just party away the summer!
“There is only one thing that could make me near homicidal. Yeah – this is called My Proper Tea.”- Doc Brown
Yes, definitely. Sometimes, life gets better when you jazz it up a bit, so does tea. But what kind of flavor tea you are having, defines if it’s healthy or not.
Flavored teas are becoming popular on account of varied tastes to suit an individual’s taste buds. Generally, black, green and oolong teas are used for flavoring and they are infused with fruits, flowers, herbs, organic essential oils and spices, to bring out the perfect blend. Teas like vanilla, mango, peach, strawberry and cardamom are flavoured with organic essential oils. But as flavored teas, with their strong added flavors, dominate the taste of tea, many manufacturers tend to use lower quality tea leaves for perfect flavoring. Sometimes, the flavours are also compromised using cheap and artificial essential oils. So, make sure to buy tea that uses high quality full leaf tea leaves as base, and organic essential oils and herbs for perfect flavoring. The idea should be to always mix health benefits with good taste because that’s what teaconomics is all about.
Yellow tea and me, it was love at first sight. I was in Hong Kong for work and I wanted to check out some local tea cafes during my stay. It was a bright chilly afternoon and I walked by Lock Cha Tea Shop, right in Hong Kong park, which seemed like a nice quiet pleasure in the busy city. When I walked in, I felt pure tea-nirvana.
The place is a tea museum and the entry is free. It’s very vibrant and has lot of stuff going around, from display of ancient tea pots, tea making equipment, lessons on how tea should be served, tea-wares consulting, to tea etiquette and whole lot of tea inspiration. Lock Cha Tea shop is a very traditional place where one can truly experience Chinese culture and where people are always thrilled to serve you some tea. The tea shop is equally spirited with a wonderful menu of more than 100 kinds of tea, with clear explanation about their flavors.
There was a tea-tasting ceremony happening at the tea shop and I just flew for it. It was a beautiful and a spiritual experience, that felt like a cross-country road trip along with tea, with so many varieties of tea and flavors, known and unknown, on the way. Here, I tasted yellow tea and it was sunshine in my cup.
The trend is slowly changing and if I had to choose one beverage among so many, I would probably take a nice cup of tea. My fifteen years long relationship with tea has been a thrilling and a learning experience. I was introduced to green tea by my friend/roommate from China, Lee, while I was studying in the US. Although it didn’t taste good, I enjoyed having an occasional cup of green tea, until it became a habit. My love for tea grew with time and I had a chance to visit a wonderful Taoist Tea Ceremony with my friend. It’s a Chinese ceremony that embodies the principles of harmony, respect, purity, tranquility and it’s always enjoyed with tea as a spiritual medium to practice. And my journey with tea began.