Category : Black

CHAI HARD: RT Giveaway!
5:16 pm , August 27, 2013 Comments Off on CHAI HARD: RT Giveaway!
We’re giving away two tins of our very own yummy chai! Chai is a black, spicy tea and is centuries old; it plays an important role in many cultures. Ours is Certified Organic, 
Fair Trade, Kosher and from Sri Lanka, using nothing but pure and natural ingredients.

All you have to do to enter is follow @nourishtea on Twitter and retweet a contest tweet to enter!

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. We hereby release Twitter of any liability. To enter the competition, you must be: (a) a Canadian resident; (b) the age of majority in your Province; (c) follow @nourishtea on Twitter and (d) retweet one of the qualifying tweets. No purchase necessary. The closing date is Sunday, September 1st, 2013, 12:00 am EST. The draw will take place on September 2nd. Prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified. Winner will be contacted after the giveaway ends.

 

 

4 Interesting Facts About Tea
4:42 pm , July 5, 2013 Comments Off on 4 Interesting Facts About Tea

When you’re enjoying a cup of tea, do you ever think about how much tea the world drinks? Do you ever wonder what your dentist thinks of your tea drinking? Here are a few fun facts to think about next time you’re waiting for water to boil.

#4. Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world. Water is the first.

You read that right. Every time you’re drinking tea, most of the planet is enjoying it with you. In India alone over 3 billion cups are consumed per day.

#3. Tea was discovered by mistake.

It was discovered in the year 2737 BC by a Chinese Emperor named Shen Nung. The emperor had a rule that all of his water had to be boiled before he drank it. While one of his servants was boiling it for him, a gust of wind blew some tea leaves into his water. He drank it anyway and loved the taste. He then went on to share this discovery with the rest of his empire.

#2. If you drink green tea, your dentist will be happy with you.

Green tea, if consumed daily will make your entire mouth healthier. It contains powerful antioxidants that fight bacterial infections that cause bad things like cavities and gum disease, which has been linked to diabetes and heart disease.

#1. Tea is a superfood.

Whether it’s black, green, white, or oolong, each cup you drink can easily be part of a healthy lifestyle. On top of keeping your mouth clean; all types of tea can aid in lowering your blood pressure and help prevent cancer, osteoporosis, and strokes. It also helps prevent sunlight damage to your skin, which hekwrinkles.

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Cold Brewed Iced Tea
3:17 pm , May 25, 2013 Comments Off on Cold Brewed Iced Tea

Glass of iced tea + a warm, sunny day = paradise!

With this cold brewing method, it’s easy to always have iced tea on hand.

You will need:

A large glass pitcher
4 cups cold water
4-8 tbsp of your favourite nourishtea (any tea will work)
2 disposable tea filters
Steep at least 8 hours

Directions:
1. Divide the tea evenly among the 2 disposable filters.
2. Put the tea bags inside of the pitcher and fill with 4 cups of cold water.
3. Let steep for at least 8 hours in the fridge.
4. Sweeten with honey, agave nectar, or other soluble sweetener to taste.

Enjoy!

3 Teas To Help You De-stress
1:28 pm , May 16, 2013 Comments Off on 3 Teas To Help You De-stress
Posted in: Black, Featured, Green, Herbal

Feeling stressed out? We’ve got you covered– here’s our list of top 3 teas to help you mellow out.

Black tea

A dark black tea can help fight hormones that are released when you’re stressed out. The active ingredient in tea that helps with hormone balance is called ‘flavanoids’. Try a cup of our Sun Soaked Darjeeling and take a deep breath.

Green tea

Many people swear by green tea for overall good health, but did you know catechins and antioxidants in green tea can help reduce stress. How about a hot cup of our Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls and a good book?

Herbal

Long day? Chamomile is a time trusted herb that can help you relax. Sweeten your cup of Warming Chamomile tea with a spot of honey and kick up your feet.

Which tea helps you relax? Tell us in the comments, or @nourishtea.

Sources:
Black tea | Green tea | Herbal tea

Sunday: Classic Pancakes
9:45 am , April 14, 2013 Comments Off on Sunday: Classic Pancakes
Posted in: Black, Featured

Nothing says ‘Sunday morning’ like stack of hot pancakes topped with butter and real Canadian maple syrup. Serve with a pot of our Canadian Breakfast tea and indulge in the perfect Sunday morning breakfast.

You will need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk

Directions:
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in milk, egg and oil. Mix until smooth. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using about ¼ cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot. Top with pure Canadian maple syrup.

(Makes 4 servings)

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Thursday: Italian Egg Sandwich
8:30 am , April 11, 2013 Comments Off on Thursday: Italian Egg Sandwich
Posted in: Black, Featured

Who says sandwiches are just for lunch? This Italian inspired breakfast sandwich is satisfying and simple. Enjoy with a hot cup of our Duke of Earl tea and repeat after us: delizioso!

You will need:
2 slices of bread
1 slice of provolone cheese
A few slices of thinly sliced salami
1 egg
Freshly sliced tomato

Directions:

1. Spray a small pan with cooking spray and fry 1 egg until it is over-medium (yolk will be a bit firm).
2. In a toaster oven place the two slices of bread in a toaster oven. Place the cheese on one half of the bread. Toast until desired crispiness or until cheese melts.
3. While bread is toasting, slice a tomato.
4. Assemble the sandwich with the cheesy piece of bread on the bottom, the egg, and then layer remaining meat and tomato. Top with mayo or mustard if desired.

Tuesday: French Toast Muffins
9:30 am , April 9, 2013 Comments Off on Tuesday: French Toast Muffins
Posted in: Black, Featured

A breakfast favourite, but in muffin form! Start your day off cinnamon-y sweet with this recipe and a cup of our Sun Soaked Darjeeling tea. You can even prepare these muffins the night before, just seal in an airtight container and they’re ready to go for the next morning.

You will need:

1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup white sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
½ cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted

Topping:

1/3 cup butter, melted
¼ cup white sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper cups.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
3. Stir together egg, milk and 1/3 cup melted butter. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until just moistened (batter may be lumpy).
4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon When muffins are finished baking, dip tops in the melted butter, and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm.

(Yields 12 muffins)
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Craf-TEA March
7:00 pm , March 1, 2013 Comments Off on Craf-TEA March
Posted in: Black, Featured

Did you know March is ‘Craft Month’? As an hommage to our crafty tea fans, we thought it would be fun to share a tutorial on how to paint with tea!

Before you get started with your painting, you’ll need a few supplies that can be purchased at an art supply store.
You will need:

  • Water colour paper (any size)
  • Paint brushes (at least 1 small brush for detail)
  • Containers or cups for different strength teas
  • Boiling water
  • Black tea leaves

Before you get started, you may want to get an image you like to use for reference. Or, you can let the creativity flow, and paint freestyle!

  1.  First you will need to boil water and brew a few ‘colours’ of tea. We recommend to brew 3 different shades of tea. As a rule of thumb, remember more water and less tea will result in a lighter colour; less water and more tea will result in a darker colour. For the very light shade, you may want to remove the leaves with a spoon so the tea doesn’t get darker as you paint.
  2. Use a scrap piece of paper to test the strength of the colours. If they’re too dark, you can always add more water.
  3. You may want to set up some newspaper under your painting surface, as dark tea can stain.
  4. Start painting! We recommend painting on a flat surface as the paint is simply water, and can run very easily.
Tweet us your creations @nourishtea.
Painting via Etsy

Happy March, tea drinkers!

GIVEAWAY: Battle of the Teas
4:20 pm , February 27, 2013 Comments Off on GIVEAWAY: Battle of the Teas
Posted in: Black, Featured, Herbal

Spring is almost here! In the meantime, we have two of our teas duking it out for the title of Anti-Winter Tea.

In the yellow corner, straight from Egypt and puts everyone right to sleep: Warming Chamomile!

In the slightly-darker-shade-of-yellow, the full-bodied Himalayan sensation: Sun-Soaked Darjeeling!

Who will come out on top? YOU decide with your vote.

VOTE NOW on our Facebook page and you could WIN A TIN of your favourite!

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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. To enter the competition, you must be: (a) a Canadian resident; and (b) the age of majority in your Province. No purchase necessary. The closing date is March 10 at 11:59PM. The draw will take place on March 11. Prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified. Winner will be contacted after the giveaway ends.

 

Tea and Lemon: A Classic Combination
10:05 am , February 23, 2013 Comments Off on Tea and Lemon: A Classic Combination
Posted in: Black, Featured

Black tea and a slice of lemon have been married for a long time, and for good reason: the make a wonderfully complimentary pair.

Turn up the taste by serving this Lemon Lemon Loaf with our Canadian Breakfast tea.

You read that right, Lemon Lemon. This loaf is packed with so much flavour, naming it once wasn’t enough! Get the recipe here.