Cold steep Tea

How To Cold Steep Tea (and Why!)

June 22, 2017 in Learn

Cold brew coffee is a thing and so is cold steep tea. The cold steep tea (aka cold brew tea) method is similar as it involves making your tea with cold water only, eliminating the water-heating process. Don’t confuse it with iced tea as cold steeping tea does not involve any ice but this method is still refreshing and offers many advantages. Since you are using no hot water here, the tea leaves are extracted much slower which may result in a lighter-bodied tea with less astringency and bitterness. It’s an easy way to enjoy any tea type (black, green, white, oolong, puerh and herbal) as they will all cold steep well, steep times varying. Read more…

Joyous Health

At The Tea Table with Joy McCarthy from Joyous Health

June 14, 2017 in At the Tea Table

If you’re a fan of Joy McCarthy and her holistic nutrition business, Joyous Health, then you may be aware that she’s also a tea lover. She once shared a list of some teas she was currently loving, and I’ve been following her blog ever since! From creating and selling her own herbal tea, to sharing recipes for her joyous style London Fog, Joy promotes guilt-free tea moments. However, she didn’t start drinking tea for the health benefits. In fact, Joy has been a tea drinker way before she became a certified holistic nutritionist. At the tea table we discussed her earliest tea memories, one of her favourite recipes to pair with tea, and some Toronto cafes that she recommends for a tea break, and of course, London Fog lattes. Read more…

Matcha Mojito

Matcha Mojito (Mocktail or Cocktail)

June 10, 2017 in Beverage / Tea Recipe

Back in college, Mondays were the perfect days for a mojito as they were always half off at a local restaurant. It’s funny to think my occasional Mojito Mondays have now turned into regular Matcha Mondays. Nowadays, I’m not really an alcohol fan but I won’t turn away a tea infused cocktail of some kind. When I had the challenge of making some iced tea recipes for my free ebook I started to play around with some matcha green tea first. After gathering the green tea powder, a sprig of mint, limes and other ingredients, I realized I have basically everything here that can make a great tasting mojito. Merging a college memory with my current tea obsession, I created this matcha mojito. Read more…

Honey Oolong

Honey Oolong from Tea Crowns

June 7, 2017 in Oolong Tea / Tea Review

To quote this company’s website: “Tea Crowns story began as a result of finding a passion and chance circumstances that Blanca and Viktor had over a span of four years in Taiwan. After they met in 2015, Viktor did an internship at a company where his mentor on one occasion gave him a pack of tea. Until then, they didn’t know much about Taiwanese teas and neither had any interest in it. Still, the tea was so good that drinking tea became their daily routine. The passion for tea was born and ever since they have been diving deeper into the world of tea.” Now, let’s discover a honey oolong from their tea collection. Read more…

round up

This Month in Tea // May Blog Round Up

June 1, 2017 in Monthly Round Up

It’s officially June which means National Iced Tea Month is here! My blogiversary is also coming up this Saturday (can you believe I have been tea blogging for 6 years!?) and to celebrate I have something fun to share with you in a few days. Be sure to subscribe to my blog’s newsletter so you can receive the little gift I’ve been working on with some fellow tea bloggers when it is released. Speaking of fellow bloggers, here is my monthly round up of some of the blog posts I really enjoyed checking out last month. This round up covers topics ranging from tea snobbery to cat loving tea drinkers. Happy reading! Read more…

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