Posts Tagged ‘tea’

Tea Rebellion

 

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Are you a tea rebel? The good folks at Tea Rebellion certainly are, and this month they are celebrating their first anniversary! If you haven’t tried their tea yet, you really should. Continue »



Gift a Green

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In this digital age, getting a personal letter or greeting card in the mail is a rare thing, and when we do find a real card in the mailbox it is pretty exciting! Picking out the perfect card to send is half the fun, and the good folks behind Gift a Green have made greeting cards more fun than ever, both to send and receive. Continue »



Toronto’s Biggest Tea Party!

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Are you a tea lover? If so you will be excited to learn that next weekend, February 3rd and 4,th the Toronto Reference Library will be hosting The Toronto Tea Festival, a weekend-long celebration of , after water, the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Indeed, according to anthropologist Allan MacFarlane, author of Empire of Teamore tea is consumed throughout the world than coffee, pop, alcohol and cocao combined. Continue »



Thank You Very Matcha

 

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Have you tried matcha yet? Health enthusiasts everywhere are extolling the virtues of this fine powder tea, adding it to smoothies, making desserts and ice cream from it, and it even makes an appearance in Green Tea lattes at your favourite coffee joint.You can brew it thick or thin, and drink it hot or cold, mixed with milk and sugar, or add it to tempura batter. Matcha, it seems, as a drink or dessert or supplement is here to stay.Matcha is made from shade-grown green tea leaves; about 3 weeks before harvesting the buds, the plant is protected from the sun to stimulate the production of chlorophyll and amino acids. The dark green buds are laid out in the shade to dry, and the veins of the leaves and stems are removed. When totally dried, the buds are stone-ground into a bright, fine green powder. Continue »



Rooibos

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At the end of last week we were talking about taking baby steps toward achieving positive change and good health, and one of the suggestions we made involved having a cup of rooibos tea every now and then, perhaps instead of a more calorie-laden or caffeine charged beverage.

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