Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Celestial Seasonings is one of the most well-known brands of tea in the Unites States. It all started in Boulder, Colorado with two hippies named Mo Siegel and Peggy Clute. They began by gathering herbs and flowers in the mountains surrounding Boulder. Then they blended these healthy products to create their own original blend of teas. It was 1969 when Moe and Peggy sold them to local food stores in the area. Within a year, they became a company that started blooming. Soon they began making popular herbal tea blends such as "Sleepytime Tea" which I drink almost every night before I go to bed. Celestial Seasonings is a fabulous brand of tea that provides many great blends of tea. Of course, Celestial Seasonings today is a multimillion dollar business that has remain environmentally conscious throughout the years. In fact, they even make a statement about why they use no string or a tag on their tea bags. So, if you ever decide to try their product make sure to take the time to read the literature that surrounds their boxes. You're sure to get an education about their tea making traditions as well as a famous quote to ponder about while you sip a soothing cup of tea.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven't had any tea for a week...
The bottom is out of the Universe.
|My mother has one almost identical to this one|
Chai tea is one of my favorite teas to drink. From what I know, it is a centuries old beverage that is a combo of milk, black tea, and spices. The spices in this tea will vary, but for most people they are pretty exotic. In American coffee shops, they often have the choice to order Oregon or Bhakti chai. I almost always order Oregon chai over Bhakti chai. Oregon chai is sweeter than Bhakti chai and isn't as spicy. Bhakti chai has a harsher taste, but is said to have more nutritional value than the sweeter Oregon chai. When you buy the chai powder at the store, you often have the choice to make it hot or iced. More often I prefer to indulge in iced chai tea. Chai is a delicious aromatic tea that nowadays can be found in almost any American coffee shop and bought at any grocery store. It definitely awakens one's senses taking your thoughts to markets in far away lands.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Green tea can come in variety of added flavors which may vary from white tea, ginseng, rosehips, lemon, or vanilla. Of course, to get the most benefits from it , you should consume green tea in its natural form with no addtives including sugar or other sweetners. The antioxidants in it are what help the body. It is said that green tea can help reduce the risk of cancer by 15%. Also, if a lot of green tea is drunk, it could help boost your metabolism. To use it as a metabolism booster, one would probably have to have at least three cups of tea a day. Green tea is said to help prevent problems with age such as dementia and heart disease. Overall, green tea is a beneficial and healthy beverage.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
I have always been very inclined to grow my own tea, but never have been patient enough to do so. Here is how you would do it:
2. If you don't live in a warm climate, consider growing your tea indoors
3. Once you have a pot with dirt, sow your seeds about 3/4" under
4. Keep the dirt moist and keep the plant mostly in the sun
5. Wait. It may be over a year before your plant will be ready to harvest.
Although this can be a very long process, I think it would be very fun and something interesting to try.