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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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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!

#MyMomIsTearrific GIVEAWAY
3:58 pm , May 7, 2013 Comments Off on #MyMomIsTearrific GIVEAWAY
Posted in: Herbal, White

Remember tea parties with Mom?

Sweet, cool, legendary. Sound like your Mom?

Enter our contest on Twitter and you could WIN your mom a triple tea prize pack!

 

Mom will win one tin of each nourishtea: Sweet Berry Breeze, Minty Igloo and Cresting Cranes of Legend.

 

Cheers, and good luck tea fans!

Follow us on Twitter @nourishtea.

Terms & Conditions To enter the competition, you must (a) be a Canadian resident; (b) the age of majority in your Province and (c) retweet one of the qualifying contest tweets. No purchase necessary. Contest ends Sunday May 12, 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.

 

Saturday: Breakfast Burritos
10:01 am , April 13, 2013 Comments Off on Saturday: Breakfast Burritos
Posted in: Featured, White

With a little more time in the morning, why not try something special in the kitchen? We love these breakfast burritos, especially topped with hot sauce. We’ve paired this recipe with our Cresting Cranes of Legend tea because it’s neutral flavour won’t overwhelm the spices in the burritos. Let’s eat!

You will need:
1 pack Italian sausages
12 eggs
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pinch salt
1 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
1 green pepper, diced
6 large flour tortillas
2 cups salsa

Directions

1. With tip of knife, slit casing down length of sausage; push meat into large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink; drain off fat.
2. Lightly beat together the eggs, pepper and salt; pour into pan with sausage and cook until beginning to set. Gently draw spatula across bottom of pan to form large soft curds; cook for about 3 minutes or until eggs are thickened and moist but no visible liquid remains. Stir in half of the cheese and the coriander.
3. Spoon egg mixture down centre of each tortilla; top with salsa, roll into a burrito.
4. Place seam down in a greased 13×9 glass baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese down the centre of the tortillas.
5. Bake in the oven at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through.
6. Meanwhile, stir green pepper and remaining coriander into remaining salsa. Serve as a side to burritos.

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Top 5 Benefits of White Tea
2:00 pm , February 26, 2013 Comments Off on Top 5 Benefits of White Tea
Posted in: Featured, White

Our Cresting Cranes of Legend white tea is a favourite among serious tea drinkers. It’s also the perfect for anyone watching their caffeine intake, with the least caffeine out of all teas, excluding herbal.

  1. It’s the highest in antioxidants of all teas.
  2. White tea extract has the ability to kill bacteria, viruses and fungi.
  3. Benefits heart health. Catechins in the tea can help dilate blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow and reducing cholesterol (American Journal of Epidemiology).
  4. Weight loss. Catechins in the tea can help to stimulate fat burning.
  5. White tea contains fluoride, which can help aid in oral health by preventing the growth of dental plaque

White tea can be enjoyed iced or hot, so you can sip it year round.  Cheers!

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Grand Holiday Giveaway: Win Eight Teas!
8:11 pm , December 10, 2012 2

After the success of our first Holiday Giveaway, we’ve decided to raise the stakes. We’re combining all of our Holiday Giveaways into one.

Instead of one prize of two teas, we’re going to give away TWO prizes of EIGHT teas!

The prize package includes:

  • The Duke of Earl: our Earl Grey grown in Sri Lanka with Italian bergamot oil is a crowd-favourite
  • Sun-Soaked Darjeeling: a full-bodied Himalayan black tea, great with milk and sugar or by itself
  • Yummy Chai: a Sri Lankan black tea with hints of ginger, cinnamon and cardamom
  • The Emerald Path: Maojian Chinese green tea, light, vaguely sweet and full of anti-oxidants
  • Cresting Cranes of Legend: Bai Mu Dan Chinese white tea, velvety-smooth with the highest anti-oxidants
  • Warming Chamomile: this Egyptian chamomile helps relieve stress and brings tranquility
  • Crimson Rooibos: this caffeine-free South African tea is low in tannins and bursting with anti-oxidants
  • Sweet Berry Breeze: this blend of hibiscus, black currants, cranberries and elderberries is sweet and sugar free, perfect for iced teas
Spread the word—if your friends win, you could share the teas and host amazing tea parties. How does that sound?

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This giveaway will run for 10 days, and don’t forget you can tweet about the contest once every day for more entries.

Cheers everyone, and best of luck!

Update: Thanks to everyone who entered—congrats to Maddy and Brooke for winning our two prize packs!

Happy Holidays to all!

SALE: Save on nourishtea at Longo's
7:12 pm , December 7, 2012 Comments Off on SALE: Save on nourishtea at Longo’s

Heads up: nourishtea is on sale at Longo’s until January 3rd!

Save $1 on these great organic loose-leaf teas:

It’s the perfect time to stock up for the cold winter, and they’re great gifts to show loved ones you care.

Pick up your favourites at a store near you!

 

What time is it?
6:57 pm , November 21, 2012 Comments Off on What time is it?
Posted in: White

Tea time!

Enjoy a cup of our Cresting Cranes of Legend tea. With only 5-15mg of caffeine, it’s the perfect tea for those monitoring their caffeine intake.

Pinwheel Wraps
8:24 pm , November 7, 2012 Comments Off on Pinwheel Wraps
Posted in: White

Traditional pinwheel sandwiches are a classic when served with tea. But for a modern approach to the tea luncheon, these rolled sandwiches are a tasty alternative with many possibilities. Serve with our Cresting Cranes of Legend tea.

First, lie out a large tortilla of choice. You can cut it into a square now to make rolling easier.

Coat the tortilla with a wet ingredient, like hummus, dijon or cream cheese. Not too thick, but enough to bind the other ingredients together. Next thinly lie out meat, cheese and veggies flat covering the surface of the wrap.

Try one of these combos or make your own!
Dijon, ham and swiss
Egg salad and spinach
Hummus and roasted veggies
Pesto, provolone and salami

Roll the wrap somewhat tightly into a log, and slice into even pinwheels. Use a decorative toothpick to hold the pinwheel together. Voila! Understated sandwiches for your next tea party.

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