Recently I wrote about making a fast glass of loose iced tea. It is such a great method to cool off, during this record heat summer we are having. I'm going through iced tea so very quickly, that a pitcher doesn't last very long in my home.
Anyway I found a video that shows how to make a quick glass of iced tea. This Brewing Loose Iced Tea video is just over a minute long, so won't take long to watch. He uses what appears to be the Teavana Perfect Tea Maker, which is a great option for steeping both hot and iced tea.
You can find some great loose teas from Teavana along with tea making accessories. They are also offering free shipping with a $50 order right now, a great savings to your order.
What is your favorite tea from Teavana? I am a big fan of their herbal and rooibos blends.
There has been a bit of a hold up to my blogging, but I am back now with a brand new computer and a whole host of teas and accessories to talk about. Today is my daughter's last day of school and with that summer is officially here.
Which means it is time for some iced tea. Iced Tea every day, all day long. Okay maybe not quite that extreme, but you get the idea. Here are some loose teas that make for a fabulous pitcher of iced tea.
If you are traveling to Victoria, British Columbia this summer then you should definitely check out the afternoon tea at Butchart Gardens. This package includes entrance into Butchart Gardens and then afternoon tea at the Butchart home or Italian Gardens.
Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada and is privately owned by the Butchart family. Located on the island of Vancouver, it offers 55 acres of gardens to wander and explore.
Afternoon Tea at Butchart Gardens offers a number of loose teas to choose from as well as fresh fruit, tea sandwiches, scones, other sweets, and Devonshire cream. Book your tea tour before you go, to ensure your reservation for this unique afternoon tea experience. This tea tour is suitable for adults and families with children, as the gardens have a number of kid friendly activities, including a carousel. Stroller rental and Family Discovery Walk maps are available.
Over the weekend my husband and I went to a local farmer's market and were delighted to see a local tea company there. They are called Deckan Tea and they are based in Southfield, Michigan. They had a number of loose teas for sale as well some pyramid tea bags in canisters.
I love getting the chance to sample new teas, especially blends. They had a number of their teas in glass jars in order to sniff them. It was a nice warm morning and they had their Mango Beach Organic black tea available as an iced tea. It was very refreshing.
My husband is a huge fan of black tea, so we picked up a package of their Organic Ginger Peach Clove black tea to bring home. We brewed some right away as an iced tea and is was very good. This tea also has a touch of cinnamon in it, rounding off the flavors nicely.
Next time I want to get a package of their Green Apple Organic and Rooibos Chocolate Organic to try and review. If you are looking for a Michigan based tea company, then definitely check out Deckan Tea. They also offer coffee as well. They have a store location at Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills and ship all over the world.
One of my favorite places to get tea from is the American Tea Room. They offer high quality loose teas from many areas of the world. I was introduced to them late last year and they have very quickly become one of my favorite teas to drink. That is why it makes me very happy to be able to offer an American Tea Room Tea Giveaway!
They have given me three 3.5 ounce bags of tea, along with some tea bags if you are new to loose tea to steep it in. It includes my favorite Immortal Green, along with Tangier and Lemoncello. You will get to try a loose green tea, a loose black tea, and a rooibos tea. This prize has a retail value of $46.
How to Enter: To enter the giveaway, post a comment below and share what your favorite tea is. The contest is open to those with U.S. and Canadian addresses and ends on May 14, 2010. The winner will be chosen randomly.
Bonus Entry: Send out a Tweet and then leave a comment below letting us know you did so. Your Tweet should read:
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Recently I received a package from Tea Forte and I am really excited to share it with you. It contained the new Kati Loose Tea System and samples of their new individually packaged loose leaf tea. They have created a simple way to brew loose tea.
It is a double walled ceramic mug that contains a stainless steel steeping basket and is topped with a lid to retain heat. The mug holds 12 ounces and is dishwasher safe (always a plus for me). You can get it in white, green, or with a grass print.
The perfect pairing is Tea Forte's Loose Tea Single Steeps. They have packaged five of their popular loose teas in easy to open, single serving packets. All you need to do is tear off the top, pour into the steeping basket, and add hot water. Green Tango, Chamomile Citron, Earl Grey, Forte Breakfast, and Ginger Lemongrass are available.
I created a little video review to show you more:
I really enjoyed the Green Tango. It is an organic green tea that is described as a Chinese Jade Wing green tea that is blended with South African green honeybush and tropical mangoes. A luscious blend that is smooth, fruity, and naturally sweet. I liked blend of peppermint and ginger that lingered on my tongue after drinking.
I highly recommend this mug. It is both beautiful and practical. I usually use mugs with handles, but I really like the smoothness of this mug and the double walled style means my hand is not overly hot when holding it.
Happy Earth Day! In order to help you celebrate this wonderful planet that we live on, here is a Numi Tea coupon code to be used today only.
Receive 20% off your entire purchase when using the code EDay40 for one order on April 22, 2010. This is a great time to stock up on old favorites or try something new. Check out their extensive selection of loose teas. Many are certified organic.
Teavana is having a sale! Check out all the yummy teas and fill up your tea cabinet. They have a number of loose teas on sale along with tea cups, teapots, music CDs and more.
This is a great time to check out all that Teavana offers in the world of tea. They are a great source of loose tea. I am loving their Rooibos Peach Bloom tea right now. It is a green Rooibos blended with pieces of peach and safflower petals. It is especially good blended with Strawberry Kiwi Herbal Tea.
And to help you keep your New Year's Resolutions, Teavana offers a complete selection of diet teas. They claim that drinking Oolong tea in the morning and Mate tea for the rest of the day can help to speed up your metabolism and suppress hunger. You can check these out by clicking the banner below.