Wow, what a fantastic few months it’s been here at Tea People!
We’ve celebrated even more awards, welcomed a game-changing new arrival on-site and been absolutely delighted to get back out on the road – spreading the word about our teas and our mission, and making some wonderful new friends along the way. So, without further ado, let’s get you up to speed on what’s been going on at Tea People since our last update …
Great Taste Awards – our first ever 3-star winner
You already know that our teas taste great but it’s always nice to make things official, isn’t it?
And last month, at the 2021 Great Taste Awards, we were delighted to add another six teas to our growing list of award-winners - taking our curr
Did you know every July, we celebrate one of the most amazing and versatile plants - HEMP!
Hemp plants have been around for a long time. They have been mentioned in early Indian scriptures more than 10,000 years ago. However hemp plants have also been mired in controversy and even exiled as they are often mistaken for their intoxicating cousin, Marijuana. Now, legal advancements are changing how people view and access hemp. Also careful breeding and selection have given rise to cultivars exceptionally low in the chemical compounds considered intoxicating. National Hemp Month offers an occasion to rediscover hemp and its usefulness for both people and the environment.
Matcha is a powdered green tea made by grinding high quality tea leaves. Although the process of making and consuming powdered green tea was originally invented in China a long time ago, it was in Japan that the process was converted into a fine art. Even now Japanese matchas are considered the finest and the Ceremonial grade of Matcha (Matcha Gold) is used in prestigious tea ceremonies.
The use of matcha has skyrocketed in popularity lately due to its unique taste and myriad health benefits, with matcha shots, lattes, teas, and even desserts appearing everywhere from health stores to coffee shops. Therefore, we have an amazing recipe for a Matcha Latte you can have hot or cold!
Matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf, which results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in other green tea. Studies of matcha have shown its components have a variety of benefits, showing that it can help protect the liver, promote heart health, and even aid in weight loss.
- 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
- Sweetener to taste
- 3 tbsp warm water
- 250ml cold milk or 300ml hot milk (For vegans, use a barista version of you favorite plant milk)
How To Prepare
- Spoon the Matcha and the sweetener(if using) into a mug or cup.
- Add the warm water and mix with a spoon until it is a smooth dark green paste to ensure no lumps form.
- Warm the milk in a small saucepan and pour into the mug until nearly full. Use cold milk for an iced latte.
- Use a whisk to mix the paste and milk together until frothy and smooth.
- If you so wish, you can add a few sprinkles
Have you been taking part in Dry January this year? If so, we have some delicious non-alcoholic cocktails for you to try, just because a cocktail is alcohol-free doesn't mean it can't be fun and delicious.
These tasty alcohol-free mocktails bring all of the fun without the booze; they also have the added health benefits of being infused with one of our yummy teas! So, let’s get mixing...
Truth be told, I stumbled upon this recipe completely by accident. I had a hot cup of peppermint tea brewed and ready but the way things are in a growing business, I never got around to drinking it and it grew cold. Someone had mentioned cucumbers go well with mint so I chopped up a fresh cucumber, dropped it into my now cold tea and stuck the cup into the fridge....and voila! a cold tea that made you tingle with cold even during the hottest day of the year!
I have now made slight changes to the recipe to further simplify and perfect the recipe. Have fun!
We just received our new consignment of teas from Sri Lanka. They have travelled a long way from the tea gardens to the sea port at Colombo to Felixstowe port in Britain and finally to us.
As we opened our teas one by one, we were overwhelmed by the beautiful aromas of the various teas wafting in the air.
Our Apricot and Peach Ceylon tea reminded us of fresh ripe fruits in warm sunshine and since we are enjoying a rather warm and sunny spring here, we decided to create an iced tea latte with it. Milk has a way of further bringing out the peach and apricot in this tea and is highly recommended, whether you use this recipe or just want to drink the tea hot.
Happy Easter Everyone! Great time to watch spring flowers underneath great big trees in the park, little leaves appear on trees, little baby animals being born and follow their mums around, time for rejuvenation! And what better way to rejuvenate yourself than with the superfood antioxidant rich healthiest powdered green tea--Matcha.
Matcha is very versatile and can be had in different forms; as a tea, in smoothies or as an ingredient to cook with. Today we share with you our very own Gillian's recipe for Matcha Ice Cream. Hope you enjoy making and eating it. And don't forget to share your thoughts. We're on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
By Vishaka Agarwal, Chief Product Officer, Tea People
With cold and dark wintry days behind us, it's time to say hello to some warmth and sunshine, and how better to do that than raising a glass of some yummy non-alcoholic iced tea. Here's our first in the series - a Ceylon Green Mojito recipe.
A lot of people say that Valentine’s Day is a gimmicky holiday, one that is solely advertised for the point of, well, advertising. A Hallmark Holiday, as it’s known in the United States, emphasizing the commercialized nature that most consider Valentine’s Day to have.
But here at Tea People we have another way of thinking about it.
February is cold, dark, and often sprinkled with rain and snow. The days are short and the time seems long before the warmth and hope of summer is finally upon us again. So that’s where this holiday comes in.
Valentine’s Day is a chance to escape the dreary depths of February for just one day, dedicating the whole 24 hours to the one you love. It brings warmth, happiness and affection to an otherwise difficult time of year. And we think that’s a holiday worth celebrating!
By: Vishaka C. Agarwal
For us at Tea People, tea has always been our favorite beverage. But now it’s officially out…Tea is gaining popularity over all other beverages and is the second most consumed beverage in the world, next only to WATER!!!
Now the question…why is tea gaining popularity? What is it about tea that makes it so popular? To begin with is the fact that tea is such a healthy drink! All those special extras in tea to keep you younger and healthier longer.… why tea is almost like your veritable water from the fountain of youth! And we have the research to prove it!
The other reason is the fact that tea is such a social drink and we are very social animals! Whenever you need a shoulder to cry on; when you are feeling low; or a chat with a friend to enjoy a few hours of blissful companionship, or a healer to help you battle those mental or physical ailments, the first question always asked is ”Shall I put the kettle on?” As someone said…’ you always brew a pot of tea-- it is a drink to share’