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Showing posts with label Tea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tea. Show all posts

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spicy Lemon Ginger Tea #CIC

Use chili powder and honey to make a sweet and spicy tea.

Spicy and Sweet together in each sip!  Honey and chili powder are the ingredients for this month's crazy ingredient challenge.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Banana Chai Smoothie

Do you like Chai? 
 Do you like Bananas?
  How about having them together?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cinnamon Dolce Chai Latte

I am a big Chai fan.  I have to have at least one cup of chai per day.  I also like to make my own simple syrups and one of my favorite simple syrup is Cinnamon Dolce.  Putting the two together is Awesome!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Red Iced Tea

If you have been following me on any of my social media you know that I love, love teas.  Just about any kind of tea... cold, hot or in between.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chai Latte from Calmer Sutra Tea

I was given the chance of tasting Calmer Sutra Tea and I have to say that it is wonderful.  I was given Chai Tea, Peppermyntle Tea and a jar of Calmer Sutra Ginger infused Honey.
  I was not asked to do a review and all opinions are 100% mine

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ginger Lemon Rooibos Tea

I go in streaks were I will drink lemon water in the morning before I do anything else.  It happens every once in awhile.  I would like to do it every morning but I don't always seem to remember.  I found a wonderful recipe for a cleansing lemon drink with a punch in Get Naked in the Kitchen by Briana Santoro.  This book has wonderful recipes in it and I love that they give a story behind each recipe.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Belight Tea Review

A couple of weeks ago I received an email Toffler asking me if I would like to try a new tea.   In the email it mentioned that this tea helps with digestion, metabolism and reduces snacking.  I am in and sent back my reply right away.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

EZ Cup Review and Giveaway

I love my Keurig... Well I guess it really isn't mine as I bought it for my husband for his last birthday, but I still love it.  It is perfect for us as we don't drink lots of coffee at a time and I really don't like coffee after it has sat in the pot for many hours.   Now we can have a perfect cup of coffee right when we want it.  The biggest problem with the Keurig is the expense of buy all the coffee pods... But it can be cheaper...

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Passion Tea

Last summer as I was shopping I found this Tazo Passion Tea
I believe that it is the same as they use in Starbucks.

It is perfect for those warm summer days.

Passion Tea

1 Passion Tea Bag
1 qt hot water (1 litre)
1 qt cold water ( 1 litre)
ice cubes
lemon slices
fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries) ~ optional

Place 1 teabag in container that is safe for hot water.  Pour 1 qt of hot water over tea bag.  Let steep for 5 minutes.  Add cold water.  Cut up lemon into slices and add.  Chill. Optional add fresh strawberries and blueberries.  Serve over ice.


*** I do reuse the teabag a second time.  The second batch isn't as strong but still is good.  I usually try to add fresh fruit to the second batch. 

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Homemade White Chai Concentrate

I am a big tea drinker... love tea and Chai tea especially...
I have at least once cup a day if not more often. 
I have thought many times to make my own and today was the day..
Maybe because it is -40F degrees out and we have 10 feet of snow outside...
Ok maybe not -40 but at least -7F and we probably only have about 3 feet but it felt like 10 feet when I was shoveling today.
So a cup of Chai just hit the spot.
I decided that I would make my Chai with white tea instead of black.
I found a few recipes that sounded good to make a recipe. 
These are the recipes that I read ~ Tasty Yummies, Tasty Kitchen and Healthful Pursuits
and this is what I came up with...

Homemade White Chai Concentrate

4 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp peppercorn
3/4 of fresh nutmeg
7 cardamom
1/4 tsp anise
1 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 in fresh ginger
1 tsp orange peel 
1/2 tsp lemon peel
1 vanilla pod
8 white tea bags
1 tbsp honey
Cheesecloth and twine

Place cheesecloth on table and add peppercorn, nutmeg, cardamom, anise, ginger, nutmeg orange peel, lemon peel and vanilla pod (cut in thirds).  Bring up edges of cheesecloth and tie around spices.  Set aside.
In pot place water and brown sugar, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer.  Add tea bags, spice mixture, star anise and cinnamon sticks.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Cool and place in jar.  Makes approximately 1 quart.  Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. 


add teabag, cinnamon sticks and star anise
To make Chai Latte, add chai concentrate to milk of your choice.  Most instructions say to use 1 part chai concentrate to 3 parts milk but I like to do it half and half.  I also like to use French Vanilla Creamer in my Chai... So I used evaporated milk and French Vanilla Creamer.  I did run out of Creamer so used French Vanilla Syrup instead of the creamer and it tasted just as good.  You can always heat the milk if you want, it makes the tea warmer.  Chai can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Chai Latte and Chai concentrate



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