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3D Printing A Teapot
11:04 am , September 5, 2013 Comments Off on 3D Printing A Teapot
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In 2011 Shapeways.com introduced Glazed Ceramics as part of their materials catalogue. You may be wondering what that has to do with tea drinkers? The answer is very exciting.

3D printing is a similar process to your home computer printer, but adds the Z-axis function to the mix – and instead of ink and paper it uses a variety of materials. These printers have been in development since the 1980’s, and are getting more precise and more affordable. Right now, Makerbot.com is selling 3D printers for $2,199, making 3D printing mainstream. 3D rendering software is becoming comprehensible and available.

This means that anyone can get a hold of 3D rendering software and render 3D objects without too much difficulty, or use a 3D scanner ($1,400) to replicate (as well as modify) an existing tangible object. If a 3D printer is not within your budget, or you wish to 3D print in materials such as gold, silver or ceramics, then that is where shapeways.com come in. Shapeways is a company that takes your 3D object order and prints it for you in a variety of different materials.

Long story short: designing your own ceramic Foodsafe Tableware such as…TEAPOTS! As a matter of fact, teapots and 3D rendering already have a sort of in-joke in the computer graphics community with the Utah Teapot, which has become an industry standard reference object.

Now 3D enthuisasts are able to print their own customized Fine China. What would your design look like?

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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.

 

 

Show us your Teapot Giveaway!
2:46 pm , July 23, 2013 Comments Off on Show us your Teapot Giveaway!
Posted in: Featured

Is your teapot the coolest? In the shape of your favorite cartoon character/ politcal figure? the cheekiest novelty? came from the Bauhaus? the embodiment of Wabi Sabi? or maybe it is just loved so much that you want to submit a photograph and a short description as to why your teapot is the BEST, and should be nourishtea’s Teapot of the day!

Winner receives a triple tea prize pack:

A tin of nourishtea happy matcha, a glass travel tea decanter, and choice of one other tin of nourishtea!

Submit your photo & description to nourishtea.giveaway@gmail.com

Cheers, and good luck tea fans!

Follow us on Twitter @nourishtea.


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions To enter the competition, you must (a) be a Canadian resident; (b) the age of majority in your Province; (c)submit a photo of a teapot and (d) teapot must be owned by submitter. No purchase necessary. Contest ends Sunday July 28th, 2013 , 9PM EST. Prize is not exchangeable for cash or any other prize. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified. Winner will be contacted after the giveaway ends. Terms & Conditions of Winner, prize includes (a) one tin of happy matcha (only); (b) one glass travel decanter (only) and choice of one tin of nourishtea. ( must be in stock, winner will be notified of  prizes available )

 

Quick Fix Bourbon & Iced Tea
4:24 pm , July 17, 2013 Comments Off on Quick Fix Bourbon & Iced Tea
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Have you ever had company and needed a quick & delicious beverage to beat the heat? As a quick alternative to our Cold Brewed Iced Tea, try our Quick Fix Bourbon & Iced Tea!

 

What you’ll need:

French press, the largest you can get

Large pitcher 2L

 

1L boiling water/ or to fill French press

Pinch of nourishtea’s loose Minty Igloo (optional)

4-6 Tbsp your favorite loose nourishtea (any will do)

12 fluid oz Bourbon whiskey (or 2 oz per person)

1-2 lemons sliced

1-2 limes sliced

4 oz lemon juice

Ice

Easy dissolve sweetener/sugar

 

Directions

Boil and steep tea in French press until desired strength. While waiting for tea to steep, add Bourbon to the pitcher, which should be filled ¾ full of ice. Add sliced lemons, limes & lemon juice. When tea is to desired strength, press it and pour slowly over the ice in the pitcher so that the tea melts the ice and cools before accumulating at the bottom. Add quick dissolve sweetener / sugar to taste! Serves 4-6 people and ready in 10-15 minutes!

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Tea Soap
4:39 pm , July 16, 2013 Comments Off on Tea Soap
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For all you creative D.I.Y. tea lovers out there: make fancy, easy to make tea soap by combining your favorite tea with a soap kit!

Create rustic color, scent and texture to your soap by adding your favorite tea recipe!

Directions

  • Boil down your favorite scented nourishtea into a concentrate
  • Add concentrate to the melted soap mixture (Soap kits can be found at most craft stores)
  • Add a handful of loose nourishtea directly to the mixture as a pumice substitute!
  • Experiment: Add spices such as Cinnamon, cloves and ginger to nourishtea’s yummy chai for a fine texture exfoliator that smells… well…yummy!

Can’t wait to try nourishtea’s duke of earl!

For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melt_and_pour

 

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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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Virtual Tea Party
2:34 pm , June 10, 2013 Comments Off on Virtual Tea Party
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No need to lose touch with friends and family. May we suggest a virtual tea party?

Dedicate one day a week for “virtual tea time” – it’s easy, brew a cup, and meet online for a video chat. If you’re short on time, make it one cup. If you’ve got a lot to talk about, brew a pot!

Tell us who you would have a virtual tea party with @nourishtea.

Cheers to staying in touch, tea lovers.

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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

Green Tea Mojito
3:34 pm , May 7, 2013 Comments Off on Green Tea Mojito
Posted in: Featured, Green

You’ll definitely want to bookmark this Green Tea Mojito recipe before the hot summer days hit. Flavours of lime, mint and green tea will cool you down in a flash. Cheers to hot summer days ahead!

You will need:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 large spearmint leaves
  • 2 tsp honey or simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brewed green nourishtea (we like to use The Emerald Path), chilled
  • Splash of soda water
  • Sliced cucumber for garnish

Directions:

Muddle the mint in the lime juice in a tall glass. Fill the glass with ice, and pour in your chilled tea. Top with a splash of soda water and stir well. Garnish with a mint leaf and a slice of cucumber.