Chocolate Darjeeling Chai

This delicious chocolate based chai combines cardamon pods with unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Hersheys, milk & Ateaz's Organic Darjeeling Tea.  This is also a great appetite suppressant and cold relief liquid with tons of antioxidants.  Drink up and ENJOY! 

 

1 cup of hot water

1/2 teaspoon Organic Darjeeling Tea

2-3 Cardamon Pods

a dash of Milk

Optional (Honey)

 

What Is Shade Grown Coffee

 
 

A healthier and more eco-friendly approach to producing food is developing without chemicals. The safe and eco-friendly technique eliminates the utilization of any toxic herbicides and pesticides to crop production. Organic fertilizers such as compost and mulch, are much more safer and advantageous to the harvest than your ordinary toxic pesticide treatment. Organic coffee, or for that matter any kind of organic crop, gains advantage from the pure nutrients that they absorb from the soil, and thereby significantly boosting their flavor. The term organic agriculture is often closely associated with fair trade methods and ethical trading, which opens up possibilities for conscientious consumers to shop for goods that comply with the norms that fair trade advocates for. Consequently, this helps producers in impoverished nations retain improved trading, which in turn provides alternatives for more sustainable living.

Health Advantages

Some of the health risks associated with taking in large amounts of coffee is often related to the chemical substance and pesticide derivatives present in it, instead of the coffee beans or even the brew itself. Organic coffee greatly removes the harmful risks because of the lack of chemical pesticides. Shade-grown coffee ensures the preservation of nutrients which are inside the coffee naturally, by cutting down sun exposure that bleaches vital elements in the top soil. The following are the main advantages of drinking certified organic coffee:

Benefits


High amounts of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.

Pesticide and herbicide free fertilizer, which minimizes the risk of toxic chemical consumption

Natural energy booster - organically-grown coffee contains caffeine in its most basic form

Higher levels of antioxidants versus conventionally-grown coffee, which translates into better protection against a variety of diseases

Shade-Grown Coffee Benefits

The benefits of shade grown organic coffee are extensive. Traditionally, all coffee used to be shade grown, but in more recent times hybrids of coffee were introduced to increase the production. Due to supply and demand, growers cut down trees which offered shade, exposing considerable forest area and expending natural soil reserves. As a result, species habitat was affected, resulting in a serious loss of animal and bird inhabitants. Besides the substantial environmental problems, shade grown coffee aids the soil by keeping a forest-like structure, sustaining species inhabit and minimizing soil deterioration. In terms of flavor, shade-grown coffee is much more palatable than conventional coffee; the coffee beans mature at a slow pace, therefore it yields robust coffee beans.


Oddly enough organic goods are slightly more expensive, in spite of it's lack of dependence on pricey chemical pesticides. This inflated cost is associated with the economies of scale, together with the time and effort that fair trade agriculture involves. Many people feel the value of organically grown items are marginal and essential to sustain a healthier standard of living and environment. 

Green Tea's Active Ingredients

 
 

Since early days, green tea has been valued as a classic pick-me-up for keeping the body and spirit in ideal condition. Today, medical research has established many of the historically held beliefs regarding green tea.  Major research has been conducted involving green tea and it's link to cancer prevention.  Other research demonstrates that green tea increases the heart's resistance to cardiovascular diseases, inhibits dental cavities, increases life span, cleanses the body, and vamps the immune function.  

The summary below is a  brief outline of the most fundamental active ingredients in green tea.

Polyphenols
These types of antioxidants are the components in tea and are responsible for potentially fighting off diseases.  Just to get a bit more technical: polyphenols consists of epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin and epigallocatechin gallate.

Caffeine
Small amounts of caffeine are found in tea. Theobromine and theophylline are similar substances also present in green tea, and they also have effects to those in caffeine.

Fragrant oils
As many as five hundred distinct aromatic oils in tea leaves play a role in the taste and aroma of tea.

Nutrients
In small amounts, tea possesses vitamins- Green tea has 10x the amount of vitamin C of in that of black tea.  Minerals, such as, chromium,calcium, iron, copper, zinc, fluoride and amino acids only to mention a few.

Each and every variety of tea consists of a minimum amount of polyphenols, but the minimal handling that green tea undergoes through guarantees that the majority of its polyphenols remain intact in the final product, which means that green tea has excellent antioxidant prospects. So, make today the day you decide to bring tea into your life and reap all of its health benefits.

Felicia B

Want To Improve Your Health? Read On For Excellent Nutrition Tips

 
 

Every year, millions of people take it for granted that they have access to a world of healthy, nutrient-dense foods that are capable of enhancing the quality and length of their lives. The information found in this handpicked selection of nutrition tips and tricks offers excellent insight into obtaining proper nutritional intake.

To improve your nutrition, you should keep track of what you eat. All food contains a certain number of calories that you should add up, to make sure you meet the amount of calories that you need everyday. Counting calories also helps you to reduce the quantity of food that you eat, if you tend to overeat.

You will want to consider pesticides and their effect on your food. They are generally portrayed as detrimental. But if you talk with farmers, you may come to a more nuanced view. For instance, you may hear that some fungicides are necessary; that a healthy crop cannot be produced without them, and that none of the chemical is retained on the produce you buy.

The best way to take control over eating healthy by packing your own lunch. This will assure that you are set up properly during the day. You can pack some meals in less than ten minutes.

Make sure that you are getting enough vitamin E in your diet. Vitamin E is a great antioxidant that helps maintain the health of cell membranes. It has potential benefits in the protection of the heart against disease. Vitamin E is also important to the health of your eyes and plays a role in the prevention of cataracts.

Tea

To improve your health, try skipping the sweet tea and drink green tea instead. Green tea has been shown to boost your metabolism and protect against many forms of cancer. It can also lower your cholesterol levels. Don't drink green tea from a box, though. Brew it yourself with a tea bag or use loose leaves.

Many people love drinking iced tea, but try drinking green iced tea instead of "regular" iced tea. Green tea has polyphenols, which help protect against cancer, lower cholesterol and have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Black tea contains polyphenols as well, but far less than green tea. Green tea also has less caffeine than black tea.

Unless you are diabetic, avoid eating two to three hours before you go to bed. Do something to take your mind off food like putting away leftovers, washing the dishes, or cleaning your teeth. Finish your evening with a nice cup of herbal tea. This will help you to relax and get to sleep.

Drink one cup of green tea everyday as part of your daily fluid intake. The caffeine found in tea stimulates alertness and can improve your mood. Green tea is also a rich source of catechins, an antioxidant which scientists believe could protect against heart disease and prevent the formation of blood clots.

With the advice found in this article, you can take the first step in revamping your current diet to include more healthy and nutritious foods and beverages. Whether you make a single, healthful adjustment or create an entirely new nutritional plan, you are sure to discover that you feel and look much better than you ever thought possible.

Berry Breakfast and Green Tea

 
 
 
 

Waking up to an empty stomach and gorging on pancakes sounds fabulous, but in reality it's not only bad, but counterproductive.  What you eat in a.m. not only dictates how you feel for the remainder of the day, but begins in a downward spiral.  I don't know about you, but whenever I start  my day with a donut or bagel the remainder of my day is ruined.  My day is spent stammering around in a fog, fighting off a headache and a bad state of mind.  Indulging in carbs once in a while is fine, but a morning routine, which consists of nutrient deficient carbohydrates is never a smart move.  

Give this berry breakfast a try and not only will you feel more energized and productive, but you'll lose weight and benefit from the amazing nutrients in berries and green tea.

If your always in a morning rush, prepare this the night before. Fill a mason jar with various berries, and refrigerate overnight. Buy a single serve infuser mug and leave it in the office with your sample tea packs.  My favorite Morning tea is the New Yorker & The Green Earl Grey

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Pomegranate Green Tea

 

For those who love Poms, but know little about there origin or amazing health benefits-then read on.

Pomegranate is indigenous to Iran and parts of Turkey. Pomegranates are known to excel in drier climates of Arizona & California, and have been harvested throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean province for thousands of years.

According to Pomwonderful; Pomegranates provide a substantial amount of nutrients, such as vitamin K, potassium and an array of pomegranate polyphenols, which is important part of a healthy, well rounded diet.

Anti-aging benefits:  The pom is packed with vitamin C, which protects against the wrinkling effects of the sun.  Polyphenol and supernutrients are compounds found in pomegranates, which fights damage from free radicals and increases the body's ability to conserve collagen.

If you love Pomegranates, but don't have the time or patience to score and open these amazing fruits then try our green tea version.

 

 

Cinnamon Earl Grey Chai Latte

 

I absolutely love Earl Grey Tea!!  What makes Earl Grey even more yummy is that milk can be incorporated into this bergamot aromatic tea to create a creamy, heavenly & cinammony treat.  Use our single serve tea infuser to create this delicious refreshment.

 

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Add a teaspoon of Earl Grey

 

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Pour Hot Water into the filter.

 

Cover and allow to brew for 3-5 minutes

 

Place filter on lid

 

Pour Hot Milk

 

Sprinkle Cinammon

 

Enjoy!

 

 
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If you love St.Patty's day and pistachios then you'll love these cupcakes with our Crispy Peach Tea! Yum!

For cupcakes:

  • 1 box of white cake mix and it's ingredients
  • 1 box of pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 tube of green food coloring
  • 1 batch of Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting (recipe below)

Instructions

For cupcakes:

  1. Combine cake mix and it's ingredients as per instructions.
  2. Add 2 small drops of food coloring.
  3. Add in pudding & mix well.
  4. Fill cupcake liners about halfway full with batter.
  5. Bake as directed on cake mix packaging.
  6. Cool and decorate as you like.

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-2 cups sifted powdered sugar ( Start off with a cup and increase based on your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 drop of green food coloring

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Beat room temperature butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer or paddle attachment for about 4-5 minutes until smooth
  2. lower speed and slowly add the sugar until well incorporated
  3. Add vanilla and mix until incorporated.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Why is Darjeeling Tea so Amazing!

 

Darjeeling tea also known as the "Champagne of Black Teas" is probably the most exported Indian tea among Japan, Europe, North America and Great Britain. India produces far more of this luxury brand of tea, which is notably known for it’s seasonal harvests and distinct tastes.

The current market of Darjeeling tea represents only 3% of the overall tea production of India. A garden in Darjeeling India generates about 400 lbs. or so of tea for every acre per calendar year. Since the productivity is so small; detailed attention is placed on every single harvest throughout the year. So where is the Darjeeling region of India and why are the teas so renowned?  High in the foothills of the spectacular Indian Himalayas, Darjeeling is a region of Western Bengal. The very first documented plantations in Darjeeling date from 1856. Today, the district of Darjeeling on it's own consists of more than 80 tea selections. Only gardens that tend to be recognized by the Darjeeling planters association have the right to market the tea within the international appellation of Darjeeling.

Tea is a seasonal item, which harvests mostly rely upon on the growing conditions of the trees. Environmental factors, such as sunlight, rain and temperatures all play a role on the extending of the shoots and the unfolding of the leaves. The interval between picking is crucial to the survival of the tea tree. Excessive picking can actually endanger the life and health of the tree. If you have ever tasted Darjeeling tea then you'll know that there are variations in color and flavor based on the time of year they were selected. The first cycle of picking takes place is between mid-March and the end of March and concludes around the second week of May. This first harvest yields light teas with intense aromas. The fresh grades of the shoots are enhanced by shorter oxidation times, which contribute to its blossomy aroma and powerful sweet aftertaste. The second harvest takes place from the end of June until mid-July, and it produces a greater volume. The leaves selected during the second harvesting are firmer and require longer oxidation times, which gives them a darker colored liquid and malty fragrance reminiscent of a ripe fruit. The final harvest, the fall harvest, takes place in October and November and has a less delicate flavor, but fuller body and darker color.

 

 

 

 

How To Brew Artisan Tea Using A Glass Teapot With Infuser

 
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STEP 2:

One heaping teaspoon of loose tea for every 8 oz cup.

 

STEP 3:

Add 2 heaping teaspoons of loose tea into the teapot filter

 

STEP 4:

Water quality and temperature are important. Do not pour hot boiling water on tea leaves. Allow the boiling water to sit a few minutes in the teapot before pouring it into the infuser.

 

 

STEP 5:

Let the tea leaves infuse anywhere between 3-7 minutes.  Smaller leaves will infuse more rapidly.

 

STEP 6: 

Stop the infusion by pouring the tea into a cup or removing the filter. Remember to follow the proper infusing times.  Infusing too long will overwhelm the flavor and cause bitterness, too short and the flavor of the tea won't reveal itself.

 

STEP 7:

Enjoy!! :-)

 




 

Benefits of Drinking Tea

 

 

It's no mystery that tea is unquestionably fabulous. Before loading up on your next cup of chai, make sure that "tea" is actually tea. Bona fide tea is derived from a plant named Camellia sinensis and consists of four varieties: green, black, white, and oolong. Anything else (herbal "tea") is a blend of different plants and isn’t considered tea.

With newer tea varieties drinkers not only reap the serious health benefits from every sip, but can also indulgence in the taste. Researchers credit tea’s health attributes to polyphenols (a form of antioxidants) and phytochemicals. Though most researchers have based most of there findings on the well-known green and black teas, white and oolong also provide an immense amount of health benefits. Continue reading to find out why tea is so beneficial to our health

 

1. Tea can increase fitness endurance. Researchers found the antioxidants in green tea extract boost the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which is responsible for improved endurance.

2. Consuming tea may prevent heart attacks. Tea may also safeguard against cardiovascular diseases.

3. Tea assists in fighting free radicals. Tea has high amounts of Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which is a showy approach to saying that it assists in destroying free radicals (which could damage DNA) in the body.

4. Despite it's caffeine content Tea is refreshing and hydrating to the body.

5. Hate UVA rays? Then load up on green tea. We realize it’s very important to restrict exposure to UV rays, and we all hate sunburns. The good news is that green tea may work as a back-up sunscreen.

6. Routine tea consumption may also combat some of the adverse effects associated with smoking and may even reduce the risk of lung cancer.

7. Tea might be beneficial to individuals with Type II diabetes. Studies report that natural compounds in green tea could help diabetic’s better process sugars

8. Use of white tea is recommended due to its  properties, which help in quickly repairing the damaged skin. It is also beneficial in protecting skin against effects of ultraviolet light.

9. Antioxidants in black tea can also help reverse the visible effects of aging (like wrinkles and reduced skin elasticity). Time, stress, excessive sun exposure, and unhealthy eating habits can hurt the skin and cause it to age more than we would like. This antioxidant-packed beverage works to reverse the damage, making your skin look younger, firmer, and more radiant.

10. White tea consists of nutrients and antibacterial qualities that safeguard the body against incidence of diseases. Green and black teas are mutually advantageous however it is the white tea that goes through a smaller amount processing which assists in preserving higher levels of phytochemicals

 

 

Organic Tea Is Better

Your normal variety tea is usually treated with various agricultural chemicals that are generally toxic to producers and the environment.  It’s a fact that many unregulated tea growers use raw sewage lines to irrigate crops, as well as the use of DDT as a pesticide.Tea farmers who prefer to grow organically understand that using chemical herbicides and pesticides are harmful to the tea compounds, our body and the planet. An organic certification demonstrates a farmer’s commitment to his crop. Securing an organic certification is costly, therefore only committed and passionate growers choose to attain an organic stamp.Organic teas are often chosen as a top contender in terms of overall taste, flavor and vigor. Tea connoisseurs can immediately identify any organic tea variety during a tea sampling. By United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards, legally organic soils must be free of synthetic chemicals and fertilizers for at least three years to be considered organic. 

Experience Organic Tea & Coffee And Love It

If you’ve never had ATEAZ Organic Coffee & Tea then you’re missing out on a treat. Out of habit a lot of people opt in to have instant coffee or tea in the morning because they are in a hurry. What they don’t realize is what all they are missing out on from not having organic coffee.
There are lots of benefits that comes from having organic tea and organic coffee. One of the benefits from having organic coffee is that your health improves a lot because it contains chromium minerals and magnesium which both of those benefits your health.