Matcha for The Mind!

 

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  The start of a new school year can be hectic, overwhelming & exhausting to say the least! Summer is winding down, which means it’s time to re-focus and adapt to a new busy schedule.

Abandon your worries & let MATCHA help you through this stressful time!

*Did you know Matcha means powder in Japanese? It’s the entire green tea leaf ground into a fine powder!

WHY MATCHA WILL BECOME YOUR FAVORITE FALL DRINK:

  • Enhances Memory & Concentration – Matcha is high in L-theanine (an antioxidant rich amino acid), that increases the production of dopamine & serotonin. Both help improve our mood, enhance memory, & increase our ability to concentrate.
  • Calming Effects – L-theanine is a natural stress-relieving amino acid. It helps promote relaxation and increase overall calmness.

Start the new school year off right with MATCHA!

Visit The Green Teahouse online or in Blue Back Square to purchase MATCHA.

Choose from the following:

  1. Organic Grade A Matcha
  2. Blueberry Matcha
  3. Raspberry Matcha
  4. Matcha Peach Oolong

 

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Visit us in West Hartford to try a delicious Matcha Latte!

Celebrating 7 Years of Success!

This August The Green Teahouse is celebrating its 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! The teahouse first opened on August 15th, 2009,  in Blue Back Square. It quickly became a local favorite in the West Hartford Community!

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Store Front

THE GREEN TEAHOUSE’S STORY

The Green Teahouse was inspired by a family’s passion for unique & premium teas. While growing up in China, Ting and her brothers Wei & Lin learned the tradition & culture of loose-leaf tea. They became inspired to share their love & passion for tea with others!

In 2009, The Green Teahouse was established with hopes of sharing not only authentic premium teas, but their heritage, knowledge, and health benefits of tea as well.

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located in the Chengdu Sichuan province of China. To the right is Wei, Ting & Lin pictured in front!

The Green Teahouse could not exist without the hard work and perseverance of The Lou Family.

Today the fruits of their labor can be enjoyed in America and throughout the world; proudly offering only the finest teas worthy of bearing The Green Teahouse name.

Since opening The Green Teahouse has one various awards such as:

Best of Hartford Magazine 2016

Best of Connecticut Magazine 2015 & 2014

“Best Place to Buy Loose Tea” Best of Hartford 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011

Best of Hartford 2013: Best Teahouse

Meet Ting

Ting, performing a traditional Chinese ceremony

The Green Teahouse would like to thank Blue Back Square, The West Hartford Chamber of Commerce, and most importantly our wonderful customers. We cannot thank you enough for your loyalty and kindness! 

DIY Cold Steeping

There’s no better way to cool down during a heat wave than with a refreshing cup of iced tea! Follow this step-by-step guide to make a perfect pitcher of iced tea. Make life easy & prepare it the night before your next picnic, BBQ or beach trip.

FEATURED TEA: Tropical Ginger – A fruity caffeine free blend of Tangerine Ginger & Shanghai Sunset…a Green Teahouse favorite!

 

1) MEASURE 16 TBS TEA FOR EVERY 16 OZ OF WATER

2) ADD TEA TO PITCHER

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FILL PITCHER WITH COLD WATER & STORE IN FRIDGE FOR AT LEAST 4 HRS

We recommend using 1 TBS of tea for every 16 oz of water. So if your iced tea pitcher is a gallon, then you will use 8 tablespoons of tea.

LIKE YOUR TEA SWEET?

  1. Fill pitcher half-way with cold water.
  2. Dissolve desired amount of honey in 1 cup of hot water & add to pitcher.
  3. Then fill pitcher with more cold water until full.

If you prefer a stronger flavor, add an extra tablespoon of tea or refrigerate overnight!

 

 

Matcha Belgian Waffles

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Treat yourself to a satisfying breakfast that’s both delicious and healthy! MATCHA BELGIAN WAFFLES are low carb, gluten-free, high in protein, and rich in powerful antioxidants.

This simple recipe will become one of your favorites, not only because of its yummy flavor but for how great you’ll feel after eating it! Starting your day with a protein packed breakfast will:

  1.  Provide long-lasting energy
  2. Keep you fuller longer
  3. Curb mid-morning cravings
  4. Help build lean muscle
  5. Help maintain a healthy weight

If you’re new to the magic of MATCHA read all about its healthy powers from our friends at Bordeaux Nutrition: Matcha Making It’s Mark in 2016 

MATCHA BELGIAN WAFFLES

Ingredients:

  • 1 TBS Organic Matcha 
  • 4 TBS melted butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 1/2 TSP baking soda

Directions:

  1. In a blender, mix eggs and melted butter until well combined.
  2. Add honey, salt & baking powder and blend for about 30 seconds.
  3. Gradually add coconut flour, and mix well until batter is smooth and lump-free.
  4. Let batter sit for at least 5 minutes until thickened.
  5. Cook in belgian waffle maker & enjoy!

*We recommend topping it with fresh fruit, shredded coconut, & a drizzle of nut butter!*

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4TH of July Tea Cocktail: Berry Bliss

IMG_3115July is a wonderful time of year! We get to enjoy gorgeous weather, the outdoors, berry picking, cookouts with family & friends, and of course The Fourth of July!

We have a delicious & hydrating tea cocktail recipe to help you celebrate called, BERRY BLISS! It’s a blend of two popular summer teas Blueberry Silver, & Strawberry Slim Pu-erh. Whether you’re having a BBQ or heading to the beach, this drink is easy & simple to make.

It offers a rich berry flavor, plus health benefits like: antioxidants, vitamins, boosting metabolism, & detoxifying the body!

Making this recipe is EASY! The first step can be done the night before…

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Step One:

  • In a gallon sized iced tea pitcher add 7 TSP of both Blueberry Silver & Strawberry Slim
  • Fill pitcher half-way with room temperature water
  • Dissolve 3/4 cup of honey in 1 cup of boiling water & add to pitcher
  • Fill rest of pitcher with room temperature water
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight)

~BERRY BLISS TEA COCKTAIL RECIPE~

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. Berry Bliss Tea blend (see preparation above)
  • 2 oz. Vodka
  • Ice
  • Fresh lemon, mint or berries for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill 16 oz glass with ice.
  2. Add vodka, followed by tea and stir well.
  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge, fresh mint or berries
  4. ENJOY & please drink responsibly

 

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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