We share tea and talk tea at assisted living homes, private homes and community centers. We play Teago Bingo with prizes for winners. We are also doing mystery tea events.
Spend time being refreshed by God's Word with a cup of tea. Relax in a comfy chair that gets some afternoon sun. Reflect on the goodness of life.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or
from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Wilfred T. Grenfell
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. Ps 100:4
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Blessings to you and your family. Have a TEA- rrrific day.
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Traveling TEA With Jesus
Monday, January 10, 2011
Have you ever thought about breaking from your everyday black tea routine, and trying some green tea? Perhaps you thought it was too exotic, or were unsure how it would taste. It's time to get out of your tea rut, and brew up a cup of green tea. It tastes great, is easy to make and is just packed with healthy stuff.
What is green tea?
What exactly is the difference between green tea, and the comfortable black tea you are used to? Well, it all comes from the same plant (Camellia sinensis), but the difference is in the processing. Green tea is dried, but not fermented. The shorter processing gives green tea a lighter flavor than black tea. It also helps keep all the beneficial chemicals intact, which is why green tea is so good for you.
But what does it taste like?
Don't expect green tea to taste like your regular tea. All the different kinds of green tea have different flavors, but they do have a taste in common. The flavor of green tea can be described as: fresh, light, green, or grassy. Some varieties of green tea are have a bit of sweetness to them, and some are a little astringent. Green tea is not usually served with milk or sugar, but you can decide that for yourself.
Too many kinds to choose from!
If you really want to experiment with good green tea, you may need to look beyond your grocery store. While most supermarkets will carry a few brands of green tea (usually in bags), there won't be much selection. If your city has a Chinatown area, you'll probably find some amazing green teas there, or you could try mail order. Some types to look for: sencha, gunpowder or Dragon Well. I've got a list of the top types of green tea. Grocery store packaged teas might just be marked 'green tea', without any distictive variety given. You might want to avoid these types of tea, as they will likely be blends of poor quality.
How do you brew green tea?
Just the same as you would brew any other kind of tea, whether you have bagged tea or loose green tea. One thing to watch out for: don't use fully boiling water. Green tea is more delicate than black, so you want to keep the water a little cooler. Brewing when your water is just about to hit the boil is good.
If you would like to check out teas from Tealightful Treasures go to www.tealightfultreasures.net/tea
We have some wonderful green teas like Superfruit Gogi Green tea, Walnut Green TEa. Try our Going Green TEa Sampler for only $42.50 and includes an infuser value at $6. Also , green tea can be steeped 2-3 times and so you can get 240- 360 cups of tea with this tea sampler which means one cup costs only 12-18 cents a cup! Great deal and some wonderful green teas!