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10 unique ways to use tea

Trista Laborn

Tags bath teas, beauty treatment, tea, tea leaves

10 unique ways to use tea

Now that you started drinking loose leaf, what do you do after drinking the best tea of your life? Here are 10 unique ways you can use tea and the old tea leaves.   1. Cooking with Tea. You can use different types of tea to cooking with in spices. Different spices can create a type of smoke for meats while grilling. This type of method is increasingly becoming very popular today. Even as a marinade, chai blends are excellent for marinating and tenderizing meats. *Bonus Tip: You can also use it as an alternative to making smoothies. Instead of adding...


How to make cold brew tea and why you should

How to make cold brew tea and why you should

Tea is the 2nd most popular drink in the world next to water! Facts stated by the U.S. Tea Association.  The cold brewing method with tea is slowly becoming popular next to coffee. There are many benefits to cold brewing tea. If you haven’t made cold brew tea yet, you are missing out! Cold brewing loose leaf tea is tasty, refreshing and it’s a simple way to enjoy the benefits of each type of loose leaf tea. Black is the most popular here in the U.S and Europe. Whereas Green Tea is popular in most Asian countries. What is Cold Brewing Cold...


What is Chai?

Trista Laborn

Tags chai, herbal tea, loose leaf tea, Tea

What is Chai?

For a while, I tried different types of chai, the store brand “Chai” concentrate liquid, the store tea bags and of course Starbucks chai tea lattes. Ever since trying out loose leaf chai, Which is black tea with different types of spices, It blew my mind. What is Chai? Chai from its origin comes from India and it means “Tea” in Hindi, or more accurately Masala chai tea, which is steeped with a spice blend. There are a thousand different ways of making “Masala tea” or “Chai”. It varies from across continents, cultures, different towns and families.   The Origin of...


What is Herbal Tea?

Trista Laborn

Tags health, health benefits, herbal tea, inflammation, loose leaf tea, Tea

What is Herbal Tea?

Herbal Tea consists of Herbs & Spices. If it doesn’t contain leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant it is considered an herbal tea.    Herbal tea is also considered to be caffeine-free, except for Yerba Mate (which I will explain later). Herbal tea's you may have heard, that are common are Peppermint, Chamomile, lavender, etc. They are mixed with dried flowers, fruits, herbs, and spices. The benefits of herbal tea Herbal Tea has a variety of options when it comes to its blends. There are the blends of rose petals, jasmine, ginger, turmeric, etc. Most herbal teas are caffeine-free as I...


The beginner’s guide to loose leaf tea

Trista Laborn

Tags beginnger's guide, fruity tea, health benefits, loose leaf tea, Tea

The beginner’s guide to loose leaf tea

When I started drinking loose leaf tea it transformed my world. I began looking for different types of loose leaf teas and was quickly overwhelmed and stepped back from the world of tea because I didn’t know what to do first. What is loose leaf tea? I first learned about loose leaf tea from my mom. She is a nurse and is always teaching me about health and wellness. I began to do research and found that loose leaf tea is soo much better than the store brand. Loose leaf tea is actual loose tea leaves that are not in bags. The...