Blog.CoffeeCakes.com » Tea http://blog.coffeecakes.com All About Cakes, Coffee Time, Tea Time and Party Time! Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:50:29 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 Coffee Cake & Tea Cups: Buying Of These Makes Any Day A Festive Occasion http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/12/28/coffee-cake-tea-cups-buying-of-these-makes-any-day-a-festive-occasion/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2012/12/28/coffee-cake-tea-cups-buying-of-these-makes-any-day-a-festive-occasion/#comments Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:49:19 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=416 Besides being the excellent addition to tea/dinner time ware collection, tea cups are excellent gift options also that every recipient would love to have. Every sip of tea or coffee in perfectly selected cup seems better in taste. Apart from this fantastic festive buy option, coffee cake is the other item that brings the happiness for one and all.

Nice tea cups and tasty coffee cake are the true companions for any holiday. There can’t be anything so affordable that we can enjoy sitting in house around the TV or watching the nature sitting at balcony. The best advantage is the utility of both of these is not limited just to a particular family member. Both can be used anytime by anyone. Besides being the excellent addition to tea/dinner time ware collection, these are excellent gift options also that every recipient would love to have.

Tea cups are not a new thing for anyone. Still, the variety available in the market and in super stores makes these a thing to be upgraded regularly or at least on special occasion or during festive season. The standard of cups, which you use on the arrival of guests state yours living and earning standards besides stating how much you do value to the guest. Therefore, despite being a low cost item, tea or coffee cups set defining the latest, popular or designer trend is very important.

Every sip of tea or coffee in perfectly selected cup seems tastier. The handles of branded cups are designed by professionals who know how to design for best handling comfort and comfortable grip. The edges are smoothed specially to further extend the comfort of sipping. Round cups have been the preferred choice since decades but nowadays other shapes are also liked by the smart buyers. Oval or rectangular shapes are more in to the fashion.

Themes cups are also popular among the elite community that wants to make every occasion special. Theme cups help to enjoy your mood. For example, if you are in mood to have nice cup of tea in Garden, go for nature theme; if you like to have tea in bedroom go for some creature or inspiring theme. Kids always love to sip their drinks in cartoon theme cups.

Apart from this fantastic festive buy option, coffee cake is the other item that brings the happiness for one and all. It is a very good option if your kids do not like to eat enough as regular meal. Just one or two servings give them the enough energy. It can be served anytime. Although it can be baked easily at home also but if you are a busy lady, option to get the variety of fresh and all natural gradient coffee cakes through numbers of online coffee cake store is always open. Most of time, the delivery of ordered goods is made within 3-4 days.

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Brand New From CoffeeCakes: Tea Forte Cocktail Mixology Gift Set http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/09/14/brand-new-from-coffeecakes-tea-forte-cocktail-mixology-gift-set/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/09/14/brand-new-from-coffeecakes-tea-forte-cocktail-mixology-gift-set/#comments Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:15:34 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=117 At CoffeeCakes.com, we’re proud to introduce the Cocktail Mixology Gift Set–a wonderfully innovative line of tea and accessories that’s a must-have for tea and cocktail connoisseurs alike.  The Mixology set includes everything you need to create an exotic, naturally infused cocktail at home:  two glass infusion chambers, the Cocktail Infusions Collection box of eight infusers, and the Tea Forte Cocktail Infusions recipe booklet.

It’s a fresh, fun creative way to mix drinks!

To become a master mixologist at your next gathering …

-  Place an infuser inside one of the specially-designed Infusion Chambers

-  Pour alcohol over the infuser and let it steep; watch the colors swirl as the flavors release

-  Pour the alcohol infusion over ice in a cocktail glass

-  Add any remaining ingredients, and enjoy!

There’s no hot water needed; the infuser imparts all the exotic, fresh taste of the tea.

Our Cocktail Infusions Collection box includes three tantalizing flavors.

Lavender citrus, with grapefruit, bergamot and violet, infuses well with martinis and cosmopolitans.  Mix Lemongrass mint, with lemon myrtle and spearmint, into mojitos and gin & tonics.  Silkroad chai contains ginger, cardamom and cinnamon, and infuses well with rum & tonics and white Russians.  Experiment to mix up your own creations!

For some inspiration, check out our Tea Forte Cocktail Mixology video tutorials.

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Herbal Teas: Delicious Ancient Herbal Remedies of Today http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/04/07/herbal-teas-delicious-ancient-herbal-remedies-of-today/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/04/07/herbal-teas-delicious-ancient-herbal-remedies-of-today/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 19:17:12 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=67

Numi Flowering Tea

Numi Flowering Tea

At CoffeeCakes.com, we encourage you to take time from your busy day to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.  Enjoying a cup of tea daily can help you relax, rewind, and benefit your overall health and well being.

Even before tea, people have been making use of herbs and spices to cure everyday ailments and boost the immune system.  Many popular and well-known herbal teas host a variety of health benefits, for instance mint, hibiscus, chamomile, rooibos, lavender, licorice, and many others.  If you’re a tea lover, you’ll be interested to know that tea goes way beyond pleasurable aromatherapy and taste.  The benefits of teas and herbal infusions vary depending on which variety you choose.  Knowing a little bit about the properties of each will help choose the right tea for the right occasion so you’ll sleep better, digest your food more efficiently, relax, and get energized.

Here are a few well-known varieties of tea:

De-Stress your day with a calming cup of Rosebud tea.  You can enjoy the sweet aroma and soothe away all stress and strain.  If you need a pick-me-up, Rosebud tea is also believed to have anti-depressant and anti-anxiety properties as well.  Other benefits include improved blood circulation, improved skin tone and skin nourishment as well.

Ginseng root makes for a delicious tea that’s both palatable and nourishing. The leaves are sweetish, with a slight aromatic, warm pungency. The roots are supposed to have aphrodisiac virtues, and have been long regarded by many as an excellent restorative for both the body and mind.

Give yourself a powerful immunity boost with Hibiscus tea.  Rich in Vitamin C, Hibiscus and has been used to fight fevers and infections, as well as ward off mild colds and sickness.  A few cups of Hibiscus tea and you’ll decrease your chances of catching a cold this winter!

If you do catch a cold, Lemongrass tea is a great natural remedy.  Traditionally used to help relieve coughs and nasal congestion, Lemongrass will relieve minor cold symptoms and comfort you while you recover.

Many people have trouble sleeping these days, and one easy natural remedy is Lavender or Chamomile tea.  Encourage restful sleep with a cup or two before bedtime—both Lavender and Chamomile are very soothing and comforting.  Lavender has long been used as an herb to encourage restful sleep, and is effective as a drink, body lotion, and potpourri.  Chamomile tea is also very thirst quenching and delicious cold in iced tea glasses.

After a big meal, consider drinking a cup of Peppermint Tea as it’ll aid in digestion. It’s a minty, refreshing drink that is highly satisfying both hot in ceramic tea cups and cold in iced tea glasses.

Experiment with different blends and varieties of teas and come up with your own herbal combinations to best serve your mood or provide the desired medicinal effects.  Discover a blend that gives you the relaxation, pick me up, or health benefits that you want!

Glass Teapot

Glass Teapot

Treasure Teatime with CoffeeCakes.com and select from our wide variety of teapots and teapot sets Teapots, Travel Tea & Coffee Mugs, Tea & Coffee Glasses and Flowering Tea Gift Sets.

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Cocktail Recipe: Blood Orange Smoothie Tea http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/03/30/cocktail-recipe-blood-orange-smoothie-tea/ http://blog.coffeecakes.com/2010/03/30/cocktail-recipe-blood-orange-smoothie-tea/#comments Tue, 30 Mar 2010 16:42:10 +0000 Administrator http://blog.coffeecakes.com/?p=48 Here at coffeecakes.com, we love tea and encourage you to take time from your busy day to enjoy a cup or two.

Our latest favorite is a creamy blend of naturally caffeine-free South African red rooibos, orange, and vanilla is herbal bliss!  This herbal tea combines rooibos, orange peel, hibiscus, rosehips, apples, safflowers, rose petals, vanilla, and citrus flavors.   After brewing, the naturally sweet, creamy taste and aroma is reminiscent of orange creamsicles and Orange Julius smoothies! You cannot over–steep this tea (the longer the better) and the health benefits of rooibos are numerous; it is full of antioxidants and healthy minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and fluoride.

We’ve stumbled across a decadent cocktail recipe for “Blood Orange Blush”.

Blood Orange Blush

Servings: 8 champagne flutes

Ingredients:

2 tsp BLOOD ORANGE SMOOTHIE tea leaves, yielding ½ cup tea concentrate*
2 tsp sugar, honey, or agave sweetener
1/2 cup Gin
1/2 cup Campari
1 750-ml bottle chilled sparkling white wine, Champagne, Cava, Spumanti or Prosecco

Directions:

1. *Make BLOOD ORANGE SMOOTHIE tea concentrate:

Place 2 tsp of BLOOD ORANGE SMOOTHIE tea leaves in a 10 oz Steeping cup. Bring 4 ounces of water to boil. Pour hot water over tea leaves and steep for 6 minutes. Strain out tea leaves. Sweeten with 2 tsp sugar, honey or agave. Chill.

2. Combine chilled tea concentrate with Gin and Campari.

3. Divide tea/liquor mix amongst 8 champagne flutes. Fill remainder of flutes with chilled sparkling wine.

And enjoy!  You can re-create this exotic and unique cocktail with the special Red Rocks Caffeine-Free Loose Herbal Tea.  If you’re a tea lover, check out our variety of teapots and teapot sets, as well as our teatime gift sets too!

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