Getting Ready for Spring!! It’s Lemonade Time

Spring is finally in the air, so it’s time put away the winter gear and bring out the floral patterns. Let’s be honest, this past  winter was brutal for some of us, which makes the sight of warm temperatures and spring flowers even more pleasant. Now that you’ve survived winter, let’s bring out the Lemonade!  Recently on my Youtube channel, I began making different blends of teas using citrus, peppermint, and hibiscus. I found that combining these flavors, can make any non-teas drinker hooked.

If your not an avid tea lover, I have the perfect company that will make your  tea experience ongoing. Our tea makers at The Tea Spot supplies tea blends to support your everyday need, along with tea steepers, and stylish to-go bottles to accompany you anywhere. Here is my visual experience using tea leaves from my favorite spot.

 

Products Featured:
TUFFY STEEPER
Pink Rose Lemonade-Tea
Sugar Tamer-Tea
Blood Orange Smoothie-Tea

 

 

Before you steep the tea, you need a steeper. The Tuffy Steeper is so cute and fits in any average size tea cups with ease. Thankfully, the tea spot has an assembly of steeper ware and infusers to fit in any cup you choose. You will see me use the tuffy steeper  in the video below.

 

 

 

Pink Rose Lemonade-Tea

 

The Pink Rose Lemonade is the highlight! Usually, I don’t like to drink cold teas without sweeteners, but I had to make an exception. I used the steeper to strain the tea leaves, added ice cubes and made something completely new. In the video, I will show you a different way of adding your own twist for the perfect spring/summer drink.

 

Ingredients: lemongrass, lemon myrtle, orange peel, rose petals, lemon balm, spearmint, chamomile, lavender

Pink Rose Lemonade Recipe:
1 tsp of pink rose lemonade tea leaves
8 oz of boiling water
Half a cucumber sliced into thick wedges

 

 

 

Sugar Tamer-Tea

This is my rescue remedy for taming my sweet tooth. Let’s be honest, sometimes the urge to eat a whole box of chocolate comes out of nowhere, so this tea will keep the blood sugar in check. I love the tartiness and the combination of chamomile really gives a soothing after taste. Along with the sweet infusion of  hibiscus adds of fruity element that I very much appreciate.

 

Ingredients: organic hibiscus, organic peppermint, organic licorice, organic lavender, organic chamomile

 

 

 

Blood Orange Smoothie-Tea

I like to call this the good morning tea! The creative combination of the citrus, and vanilla is like having breakfast in a tea cup. I am just in love with this tea, because normally I don’t like to eat so much in the morning. So, I find this tea very satisfying.

Ingredients: red rooibos tea, orange peel, hibiscus, rosehips, safflowers, rose petals, natural orange & vanilla flavors

 

 

Here is my video review and demonstration of how to make My  Pink Rose Lemonade-with Cucumbers:

To purchase more of these products visit : https://theteaspot.com/ to see all of their nutritious tea blends to revitalize your spring and summer. Also to purchase the tea steeping equipment used in this video visit: https://theteaspot.com/steepware-tea-infuser

 

 

XoXo,

Danna

Holistic Living: Flavorful Teas from Numi Tea

Nothing cures a cold of the spring time like warm tea!!! I’m talking about delicious and warming tea from Numi Organic Tea. I have talked about teas before, but these teas are just incredible. The teas from Numi Teas has flavorful and requires no honey or added sweeteners, to taste. Here is my incredible tea journey.

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The Turmeric Tea Golden Tonic & Golden Chai:

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The Turmeric Tea Golden: The flavor of the Turmeric tea has a spicy and warm sensation, with a citrus and zesty finish.  This tea is an uplifting blend of turmeric, lemon verbena and dried lime come together for an exhilarating dance of flavor. Golden hues of organic turmeric have an earthy sweetness as notes of zesty citrus soar and enliven the senses. Made of only real, organic ingredients, Golden Tonic Turmeric Tea will leave you revitalized and refreshed.

The Golden Chai: This is the best Chai tea that I have ever tried! This warmth and flavor of this tea not only was delicious warm but cold too with milk. Golden Chai is a traditional Indian treasure. This blend is organic hearty Assam black tea with organic cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger for a rich and spicy tea. Great with milk!

 

 

Mate Lemon & Rooibos Chai:

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The Mate Lemon: This tea is so refreshing with the combination of  lemon and green tea is very awakening. The green tea just awakens me in the morning replacing my coffee, the lemon gives me an energizing boost. This infusion of organic South American Yerba Maté, Australian Lemon Myrtle, and green tea unfolds into a lemon taste with sweet, earthy undertones. Its stimulating effect evokes a cheerful mental lucidity.

 

The Rooibos Chai: This makes me feel like every day is Christmas!! I feel so jolly whenever I have a cup of this tea, plus this tea makes the best chai latte. This organic caffeine-free Chai blends rich Rooibos and a sultry blend of spices. Piquant cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon mingle with sweet allspice, vivacious ginger and a kiss of cardamom. Great with milk! My number one favorite.

 

Please take the chance  and embark on a warm and trip to many countries. Visit:http://www.numitea.com/ and indulge in something new.

 

 

XoXo,
Danna

 

 

 

5 Incredible Teas For Weight Loss

By David Zinczenko

A steaming cup of tea is the perfect drink for soothing a sore throat, warming up on a cold winter’s night, or binge-watching Downton Abbey. But certain teas are also perfect for doing something else—helping you lose extra weight.

Each of these 5 Best Teas for Weight Loss has its own individual, magic properties, from dimming your hunger hormones to upping your calorie burn to—literally—melting the fat that’s stored in your fat cells. Oh, and they can also help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, too. (Stick to 3-4 cups—or tea bags—of tea per day, and choose brewed varieties over bottled to avoid extra calories and sweeteners.)

Here’s the full list, compliments of a revolutionary new book, The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse, which shows you how to eat and drink—and still shrink!

5. THE METABOLISM BOOSTER

Green Tea

DRINK THIS: Lipton, Yogi

BECAUSE IT: Unlocks your fat cells

Before a workout, turbocharge the fat-blasting effects by sipping a cup of green tea. In a recent 12-week study, participants who combined a daily habit of 4-5 cups of green tea each day with a 25-minute sweat session lost an average of two more pounds than the non tea-drinking exercisers. Thank the compounds in green tea called catechins, fat belly crusaders that blast adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat from fat cells (particularly in the belly), and then speeding up the liver’s capacity for turning that fat into energy.

4. THE POUND-A-WEEK MELTER

Oolong Tea

DRINK THIS: Bigelow, Stash

BECAUSE IT: Boosts metabolism

Oolong, a Chinese name for “black dragon,” is a light, floral tea that, like green tea, is also packed with catechins, which help to promote weight loss by boosting your body’s ability to metabolise lipids (fat). A study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine found that participants who regularly sipped oolong tea lost six pounds over the course of the six-week time period. That’s a pound a week! Shed more belly flab—rapidly—with one of the 4 Teas That Melt Fat!

3. THE CRAVINGS CRUSHER

Mint Tea

DRINK THIS: Tazo, Teavana

BECAUSE IT: Wards off the munchies

Fill a big teacup with soothing peppermint tea, and sniff yourself skinny! While certain scents can trigger hunger (a trick Cinnabon figured out long ago), others can actually suppress your appetite. One study published in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine found that people who sniffed peppermint every two hours lost an average of 5 pounds a month. (Although tea is relatively low in caffeine—about 25% of what a cup of coffee delivers—decaffeinated varieties are great to have on hand for a soothing bedtime treat.) Consider also adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your pillow or burning a minty candle to fill the room with slimming smells.

2. THE FAT BLOCKER

White Tea

DRINK THIS: Twinings, The Republic of Tea, Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime

BECAUSE IT: Prevents new fat cells from forming

White tea is dried naturally, often in sunlight, making it the least processed and richest source of antioxidants among teas (as much as three times as many polyphenols as green tea!). A study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism showed that white tea can simultaneously boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and block adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells) due to high levels of ingredients thought to be active on human fat cells. If there’s such a thing as diet tea, this is it. And keep your waistline toned and tight—in record time—with these essential 7 Best Foods for Rapid Weight Loss.

1. THE HUNGER HALTER

Rooibos Tea

DRINK THIS: Celestial Seasonings, Harney & Sons

BECAUSE IT: Regulates fat-storage hormones

Rooibos tea is made from the leaves of the “red bush” plant, grown exclusively in the small Cederberg region of South Africa, near Cape Town. What makes rooibos tea particularly good for your belly is a unique and powerful flavonoid called Aspalathin. Research shows this compound can reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage and are linked to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Yup, sometimes the kettle can be as effective as the kettlebell.

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