Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tea, tea, fabulous TEA (Warmth on a Cold Day Blend)

This isn't a recipe. Well not a real recipe. But just one of my current favorite tea blends. During the summer I love to make my own shaken iced teas and in the winter, there is nothing more soothing to the soul than a warm cup of tea. I should warn you though, I am a tea snob. I will drink almost any unsweetened tea in a pinch, but when given a choice, I must have loose leaf teas. Only loose leaf teas can be messy when in a hotel or at school. I use the Teavana teamaker when I am at home, but it is bulky. So I have purchased filters to make my own tea blends. I purchase the larger bags, even though I use them for single cups, because it allows the leaves to fully expand.

As I make blends, some are so delicious, I want to share them! Unless you add milk or over sweeten your tea, it is a fabulous low-calorie and high antioxidant beverage.

One teaspoon of each of the following (this tea can be brewed several times, the strength and sweetness will decrease but it is still yummy for at least one or two extra cups):

Gingerbread Cookie Tea
Honeybush Vanilla Tea
Haute Chocolate Rooibos Tea
German Cane Sugar

Mix together in tea bag and tie up the bag. Toss it in a mug and pour hot water over tea. Steep for 2-5 minutes. Enjoy!

3 comments:

healthydelicious said...

mmm, those sounds great! I love tea too.

blackdove5 said...

sounds yummy! I don't make too many teas at home though.

I do have a tea question for you - where do you get the stuff you need to make bubble tea? I remember you making that over the summer, I've only had it once before and loved it, but they don't seem to have that sort of thing out in my area:-(

C.G. the Foodie said...

I have a cup of hot tea and a cup of iced tea next to me in the tournament tabulation room right now :-)

Heather, I tend to buy my tapioca at local Asian grocers. However, it can be hard to find. I know you can order some here: http://www.bobateadirect.com/Boba-Tapioca-Pearls-c-1.html

You may also be able to find some more online at other sources. Buy a small bag, they last a fairly long time!

Then you have a choice in how you use the boba/pearls/bubbles. I brew my own tea, do a shaken iced tea that is slightly sweetened, and pour it over the fresh cooked boba. You can also pour over smoothies or shaved ice with syrup for a "snow bubble"

Let me know if you have any more questions!

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