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It’s finally fall! I love summer but I think I love the beginning of fall even more. There’s nothing better than a crisp, cool, sunny day in the Pacific Northwest. With fall comes all of the things I love — sweaters, boots, warm drinks and football! During the summer I normally take my coffee and tea iced but once the weather cools down, I love a warm mug of deliciousness! This year I’ve been treated to some an awesome tea sampler from Stefanie, an independent consultant with Steeped Tea. She’s very knowledgable about tea and offers a wide variety of tea and accessories that are perfect for tea drinking year round! Stefanie introduced me to some teas I’d never heard of that clearly I had been missing out on — they are fantastic!
She sent me this Pop Top Tumbler which is really cool. The double-walled, vacuum-sealed stainless steel tumbler keeps your tea hot for hours. I love taking it with me to my kid’s soccer and football games! Inside is a removable fine mesh infuser that works will all tea varieties so you can steep your loose tea very conveniently! This is a MUST HAVE and comes in a variety of colors.
Stefanie sent me a wide variety of teas to try. I was most intrigued with the Matcha teas. I did a little research on my own and found that this type of tea has a ton of health benefits but it also comes with some concerns. Depending on where the tea is harvested, it can contain lead. I asked Stefanie about this and here is what she said:
“Our Matcha is only grown in Nishio, Japan under excellent conditions. Steeped Tea only uses suppliers that challenge the status quo in high standards of quality, food safety, and the disuse of pesticides, heavy metals and microbiology.”
It was exactly what I needed to hear and I’ve been enjoying Matcha almost every morning since! Matcha is a superfood consisting of finely ground green tea which means you actually consume the whole leaf. The powder dissolves into liquid rather than being steeped like most other teas. You can mix Matcha into water, lemonade, orange juice, milk or basically any liquid. I really enjoyed the Pineapple Punch Matcha, Sweet Strawberry Matcha and Vanilla Matcha mixed into orange juice. They’re delicious and offer a calm energy rather than a quick buzz like coffee.
Stefanie also sent me a variety of other teas including white tea, Rooibos tea, Pu’erh tea, black tea, Fruit tea and green tea. She let me know how to brew each one and than many of them can be steeped several times! I love that I can get more out of my tea by “reusing” it!
I haven’t tried all of my samples yet but here are the ones I especially loved:
- Peaches and Cream White Tea — just YUM!
- Toffee Caramel Pu’erh Tea — I put a little Italian Sweet Cream in this one and it was yummy!
- Summer Berry Sangria Fruit Tea — I loved this one and want to actually make some sangria with it. This one is more flavorful than many of the other teas I tried. I had it hot but it would have been even more awesome iced!
- Curious Cumin Herbal Tea — this tea contains turmeric which is great for inflammation. I’ve had this on several nights when my back was hurting instead of taking Motrin and I swear it worked!
I learned that Rooibos Tea is naturally caffeine free and also full of antioxidants that are great for your skin. I also learned that you can burn tea if you steep it in water that is too hot. I didn’t think I would like loose tea but I did! And I kind of felt like it was a special treat — something gourmet just for me. There are so many different types of tea and flavors to choose from. Stefanie would be happy to help you pick something out for yourself or as a gift. Honestly, I think these teas would make a fantastic gift for any tea lover! Be sure to visit Stefanie’s webpage at http://www.mysteepedteaparty.com/TEATIMEWITHSTEF/
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