Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tea Time!

While at Whole Foods last week, I visited the TEA BOOTH to sample and ask questions. I ended up with two bags of wonderful tea leaves:

Organic Chamomile Medley
A calming chamomile blend with sweet honey-like character with a hint of mint, blended to relax and refresh.

Organic Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate (pronounced "yerba mahtay") is a medicinal and cultural drink of ancient origins. Introduced to the world by the Guarani Indians of South America, Mate contains ingredients that help keep its drinkers healthy and energetic. Mate has also become a cultural phenomenon throughout South America. It's benefits are obvious:

  • Energize The Body
  • Stimulate Mental Alertness
  • Aid Weight Loss
  • Cleanse The Colon
  • Gentle Diuretic
  • Accelerate Healing Process
  • Relieve Stress
  • Calm Allergies
  • Fortify Immune System
  • Increase Longevity

  • Add both tea blends together and serve.

    My first choice for sweetener is the local Round Rock native wildflower honey. This can be purchased at nearby farmer's markets, (soon HEB), and at Whole Foods. It is always best to consume LOCAL honey, as this can help fight against seasonal allergies.

    I've recently been introduced to Agave Nectar. This is another natural and healthy alternative to table sugar. Agave nectar comes from a cactus.

    Of course, the natural sweetener Stevia, which comes from a plant known as SWEET LEAF is another healthy sweetener.

    Check out my new tea cup from IKEA. This quaint mid-sized tea cup came in a set of 6 for only $9.99!!

    Time to relax with some tea!


    The WoodLand School said...

    Love the cute IKEA cups! I'm also thrilled to hear that HEB will be carrying the Round Rock honey. Yum!

    Patty said...

    Yum, I think I will go make myself a cut of tea!

    Anonymous said...

    I love tea.. but I never put sweetener in it unless I'm sick and then I add moon shine too ;)

    Daisy said...

    I'm ready to go in the kitchen and make myself a cup of tea now!:) That Yerba Mate tea sounds like some pretty good stuff!

    Interesting about consumming local honey and allergies!

    I like your new tea cups! Nothing like a nice hot tea in a new cup!

    Melanie said...

    I worked at a Coffee House and one of my favorite drinks was the White Chocolate Matte Latte! Brew the tea, add powdered white chocolate and steamed milk. WONDERFUL!!

    Texas Mom said...

    Silly me, but I had always thought that Starbucks only served coffee. I was voicing this thought at Starbucks and the cashier suggested I taste this African tea latte. YUM! That white chocolate matte latte sounds dangerously wonderful!