Posts tagged tea
Posts tagged tea
Here’s Lizzy (age 5) showing off her Wittlebee box for October 2012.
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wittlebee haul from October 2012 (from the top)
Summer’s officially over! Living in Florida, I look most forward to autumn. And with a new season, that means a new look!
The September BirchBox came with some great rejuvenating products AND a great “fall lookbook” (a mini-mag) filled with great fall trends!
In the September BB here’s what I got:
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Tea party anyone? Well if you are a tea drinker, bored with the ho-hum selection at the supermarkets, check out this artisan tea company called Handmade Tea Just follow my link and tell Caleb, jenny @ boxacross sent ya!!
This is the August 2012 HMT selection. Say hello the the Mighty Aphrodite tea. This is a mild smokey tea that is complimented by rose hips and rosemary. I think this tea is a great going into fall tea, a little smokey and it a bit of sweetness from the rose hips and warmth from the rosemary.
Now when my husband Josh saw this tea, he must have been reading my mind. I am a tea drinking gal, but I also have been known to cook with tea. And so @joshtronic says to me, “ooohhh this would be good as a BBQ dry rub base for some grilled chicken!” While I was thinking, “Add some s&p and maybe fresh garlic and you have yourself a rub.” Then we started talking about using the Mighty Aphrodite tea in a focaccia bread (we happened to already be proofing a loaf of bread for tonight’s dinner) so next weekend we may be posting a recipes for the home made bread and the BBQ rub if we decide to do it.
I’ll be tasting this along with the tasting video that Caleb puts up every month for the tea selection.
So stay posted on what what else we do with the tea! This is another winner in our book!
nice job caleb @handmadetea
*note, I noted the past 2 months the tea tin labels do not have the steeping info on the tin… i miss that.
One thing Eco Emi does is wrap everything in their monthly boxes in such a way that it just looks nice! This month was no exception!
So as you can see, this box had a lot of good things; With school just around the corner, there are some nice relaxing products to try AND some great health snacks too!
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I like mint, a lot! Mint chocolate is my favorite ice-cream. So naturally I was excited to see that this month’s Handmade Tea was a mint flavored tea!
Now as you can see the Yerba Mate is a very fine chop tea leaf. Thankfully in the first Handmade Tea shipment, Caleb made sure to include a mini micro tea strainer which came in hand when I made this tea.
Along side the fine cut tea leaves, were some beautiful organically grown chocolate mint leaves and dried elderberries.
This tea was really mild, it was nice - nothing overly minty or chocolately. I happen to love mint tea so I would have liked it to me a little MORE minty, but the chocolate mint has a much milder mint flavor than peppermint or spearmint.
This photo came out fuzzy, but I wanted to show you the tin.
So if you love tea as much as I do, go subscribe to Handmade Teas today, follow my link so Caleb knows that I sent ya! http://handmadetea.com/?invite=91-e08dfa
Here is my first haul from a “monthly” subscription service called GOOD & LOVELY - which sends a care package every month for your time of the month when aunt FLO comes to visit. For $13.99 each month you can get lovely delivered. The boxes even have upgrade options where you can personalize you box by ordering extra supplies (for an additional cost)
The boxes are sweet and put together like something a girl-friend would but together… like a period survival kit of sorts!!
I am never disappointed when I open my Conscious Box every month.
Tea Forte sample pack (flavors included: cherry marzipan, cucumber mint & honey yuzu)
Powbab boabab superfruit chews
St. Claire’s Organic Peppermints
Mughty Leaf Tea Iced Tea in Calypso Mango
The All Natural Face - eyes shadow in Fairy Mist
Betty Lou’s Just Great Stuff Organic Superberry Acai organic bar
Sun Warrior Warrior Blend Raw Protein in Vanilla
Enzyme Fresh Home — floor cleaner
Jadience Muscle & Joint Therapeutic Cream
Madhava Natural Sweetener Organic Coconut Sugar
GoGo Squeeze apple-mango applesauce on the go
Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Deck
Sweet Orange essential oil
Here’s the July 2012 BirchBox haul
Jouer lip gloss mini in Wind
Manna Kadar sheer glo shimmer lotion
Oscar de la Renta perfume sample in Live on Love
Tea Forte mint teas in ginger pear
BB exclusive earbuds
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Here’s what was inside of the MOM Vox Box influenster 2012 box.
This month handmade tea sent a smokin’ tea!! No not really, but they did send a great smoked tea!
The Smoked Lemon Thyme tea was a new flavor configuration that I had never tried before. Now the smoked tea wasn’t my personal favorite for sipping or drinking, so *pun intended, it wasn’t my cup of tea. HOWEVER, I’m ok with that BECAUSE… when I first saw this tea I had other plans for it.
Yes, ulterior motives, indeed.
Let me explain. When I saw this tea offering, I didn’t Immediately think oooohhhh sipping this will be all round and smokey like a good whiskey, scotch or brandy… which I think it would be, BUT I thought, “I’m so going to cook with this!” The tea leaves had a fragrant smokiness to them, there were large chunks of dried lemon peel and some beautiful dried thyme leaves… the prettiest thyme I’ve ever seen!
So here is what I ended up doing with the Smoked Lemon Thyme loose tea.
In a mortar & pestle I crushed the tea with some crushed black pepper and kosher salt. Once the leaves were a third of their regular size, I was done. I didn’t turn them into dust, just wanted to break them up a bit and also crush the lemon peel a bit. I kept this “experiment” as simple and true to what was originally sent.
I cleaned and deboned the fish filet, drizzled and rubbed it with some olive oil and then sprinkled the crushed tea leaves over the piece of fish (red grouper). The filet was topped with a few thin slices of fresh lemon and baked at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes. I served it with fresh zucchini and edamame.
Dinner was really great! The smokiness of the tea imparted a smokey flavor to the fish without being too overpowering, and the lemon and thyme kept the flavor bright and summery!
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