green tea granola

Jasmine Green Tea Granola

July 5, 2017 in Main Course / Tea Recipe

When I first started getting creative in the kitchen with tea I would primarily make tea infused drinks such as smoothies. It seemed to be the easiest way to just add steeped tea to my base of fruit and veggies and blend away. Afterwards, I would upgrade my skills by replacing water with tea to cook oatmeal in for breakfast. It was such a simple change that made me regret all those times I ate boring and bland oatmeal because I only cooked it in water. Breakfast was the time I would make myself a morning cup of tea and find ways to add more tea into my morning fuel. This jasmine green tea granola is a perfect tribute to my first few moments of cooking with tea. Read more…

july blog round up

This Month In Tea // June Blog Round Up

July 3, 2017 in Monthly Round Up

This round up is a bit delayed (sorry!) due to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations which, of course, involved tea. Whether you celebrated Canada Day or not, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Since June is officially over that also means National Iced Tea Month has come to an end. But, don’t forget, you don’t need a national day or month as an excuse to drink tea 😉 In fact, you can still get my free iced tea ebook here to continue making your refreshing drinks all summer long! So pour yourself a tall, cool glass of your favourite iced tea and check out some of these great tea related blog posts from last month. Happy reading! Read more…

Canada 150 Tea

Canada 150 Tea Blends

June 28, 2017 in Tea News / Tea Thoughts

Canada is turning 150 years old July 1st this year! It’s the country I have called home all my life and a beautiful country I hope to travel throughout and see a lot more of every year. With this milestone, pretty much everywhere you go here is covered in the maple leaf and various Canada 150 memorabilia. There will be a Canada themed version of almost anything you need or want, including tea. While we may be seen as a country that loves their double double from Tim Hortons, tea has been around in Canada since the first shipment was imported by the Hudson Bay Company in 1716. This Canada Day you can steep yourself a cup of one of the many limited edition Canada 150 tea blends Canadian tea companies have available. Read more…

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…

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