new tea tuesday: the green teahouse creme earl grey princess

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My nickname as a child was Princess.

My Granny gave each of us kids a nickname.  My older brother is Sport, my sister is Muffin and my little brother is Bug.  I am Princess.

Watching every Disney movie imaginable as a kid I always thought the princess in the story was so beautiful and strong. Battling something that was often much bigger than her but finding the right people to ultimately help her get it done. Luckily for me, the movies always ended happily- which isn’t always true in real life. Anyways that is a story for another day!

When I found this Earl Grey at The Green Teahouse in West Hartford, I knew I wanted to try it out partially because it was an Earl, but mostly because it said Princess 😉 . The first thing I noticed about this organic black tea, was that the flowers added were…

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TEA-Garitas Anyone? DIY Tea Cocktails

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Cinco de Mayo is almost here & margaritas are on everyone’s mind! Put a spin on a classic & get mixing with TEA.

A lot of restaurants & bars use margarita mix, which is loaded with sugar, empty calories & artificial ingredients (leaving you with a terrible headache the next morning!)

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Try a TEA-GARITA instead! Tea is a healthy low-calorie mixer.

Celebrate while replenishing your body with antioxidants, vitamins & minerals. Plus you’ll love trying a unique & delicious take on a classic.

Get steeping at home with 3 Refreshing, Healthy & Easy Tea Cocktail Recipes!


 

Watermelon Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Silver Tequila
  • 3 oz Sweet Watermelon Tea
  • 1 tbs Agave
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt (for rimming glass) optional
  • fresh berries to garnish

Directions:

  1. Steep 1 tbs of Sweet Watermelon in 3 oz boiling water for 3 minutes. While tea is steeping sweeten with agave.
  2. Strain out tea leaves & let tea cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. While tea is cooling, prepare cocktail glass with salt rim if desired (*see below for easy DIY tip). 
  4. Fill glass with ice then pour in tea & tequila.
  5. Garnish & enjoy!

 


 

Starfruit Green Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Reposado Tequila
  • 3 oz Starfruit Green Tea
  • 2 tbs fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbs Agave
  • pineapple slices

Directions:

  1. Steep 1 tbs Starfruit Green in 3 oz of under-boiled water (170°F) for 2 minutes. While tea is steeping sweeten with agave.
  2. Strain out tea leaves & let tea cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. While tea is cooling, prepare cocktail glass & lime juice.
  4. Fill glass with ice then pour in tea & tequila.
  5. Top it off with lime juice, garnish & enjoy!

 


Tangerine Ginger Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Gold Tequila
  • 3 oz Tangerine Ginger Tea
  • 2 tbs fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbs Agave
  • lemon/orange slice to garnish

Directions:

  1. Steep 1 tbs Tangerine Ginger in 3 oz of boiling water for 3 minutes. While tea is steeping sweeten with agave.
  2. Strain out tea leaves & let cool for about 5 minutes.
  3. While tea is cooling prepare cocktail glass & orange juice.
  4. Fill glass with ice then pour in tea & tequila.
  5. Top it off with orange juice, garnish & enjoy!

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Enjoy your Tea-Garitas & celebrations, and be safe!

Try this recipe at home? Tag us in your photos on Instagram, we’d love to hear from you!


Enjoy your margarita with salt?

*To Rim Glass: Run a lime wedge along the rim of your cocktail glass. Pour 1/4 cup coarse salt onto a small plate. Hold glass upside down & twist the rim in the salt back & forth until its evenly coated.*

Iced Pumpkin Cream Spice Latte

pcs latteRelieve your spring allergies, fight inflammation & reduce stress with ROOIBOS!

Get steeping at home & try our Pumpkin Cream Spice Latte. A warm rooibos blend with masala spice, vanilla, clove, dried pumpkin & cardamom.

It’s delicious iced or hot!

 

ICED PUMPKIN CREAM SPICE LATTE

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Steep teas in 8 oz hot water for 3 minutes.
  2. While tea is steeping stir in sweetener.
  3. Fill cup with 8 oz of ice.
  4. Pour steeped tea over ice.
  5. Top with milk, a dash of cinnamon & enjoy!

Matcha Berry Smoothie Bowl

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There’s nothing like starting off your day with a healthy breakfast. It keeps you full until lunch, nourishes your body, and inspires you to continue making healthy choices throughout the day!

Get blending & try our new favorite Matcha Recipe…MATCHA BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL. It features our ceremonial grade RASPBERRY MATCHA, that’s blended with natural raspberry extract. What’s not love about a quick DIY breakfast that’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, burns fat & packed with fiber?

MATCHA BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 TSP Raspberry Matcha
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend on high until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  3. Pour into your favorite breakfast bowl.
  4. Top with fun healthy ingredients like chia seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruit etc.
  5. ENJOY!

 

Drink Matcha, Stay Healthy

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MATCHA is truly a magical tea. It has numerous health benefits & is considered the healthiest green tea for you. It originates from Japan, and is the entire green tea leaf stone ground into a powder (matcha means powder in Japanese). One cup of MATCHA has 10 times the antioxidants of a regular cup of green tea.

MATCHA is a great alternative to coffee. It doesn’t increase blood pressure. And it also gives you long lasting energy without the caffeine crash & jitters like coffee. It contains an amino acid (L-theanine) that improves cognitive function, increases alertness, and promotes relaxation…also known as zenergy. Studies have shown MATCHA can offer many health benefits, read below to learn more!

15 REASONS TO DRINK MATCHA

  1. Boosts Metabolism
  2. Strengthens Immune System
  3. Antioxidant Rich
  4. Increases Endurance
  5. Promotes Healthy Skin
  6. Mood Enhancer
  7. Lowers Cholesterol
  8. Detoxifies
  9. Helps Prevent Cancer & Shrink Tumor Growth
  10. Stabilizes Blood Sugar
  11. Rich in Vitamin A, C, Iron, Potassium & Calcium
  12. Anti-Inflammatory
  13. Relieves Stress
  14. Burns Fat
  15. Improves Memory

 

Matcha Isn’t Just for Drinking!

Because MATCHA is a fine powder, you can cook with it too! Try some of our delicious recipes: