Ok! This is what happened. I’ve been talking about a lot of wonderful teas, their origins and how they are processed. I got so fired up that I thought, why not give my readers a way to taste and smell the teas I mention for themselves. So, voila “FAST and EASY TEA RECIPES…No Matter the Ingredient!” is born. A tea recipe book written just for you! I wanted to reach out to the person who desires to learn how to perfect their method of making tea; to the one who is new to the world of tea and is looking for some guidance; and to the one who knows a lot about tea and just wants to add another great read to their library.
So What’s Inside This Book?
Inside this tea recipe book are a number of my most favorite, fun, fast and easy-to-follow instructions on how to best enjoy your tea. There are traditional and not-so-traditional tea recipes coupled with fun tips and facts of how to steep tea leaves, herbs, and spices in water. Also inside are some recipes that are geared toward promoting good health for your entire body from head-to-toe. As with any recipe, these instructions are simply suggestions to help inspire you. I say, mix them up and come back here to tell us all about your experiences. Some bonus features in this book include a neat little section called “Tea Hacks” that gives you some of my common sense solutions and ideas for re-purposing some things and substituting others. There is also a fairly robust glossary that helps to take the guess work out of what is meant when certain terms are used.
Don’t Drink The Bath Tea!
“BATH and BODY TEAS”. This chapter is all about bath tea recipes that you can actually soak your tensions away and relax in. Beginning on page 34, each recipe highlights a loose tea used specifically for the benefit of bathing and cleansing the skin and hair. These teas are prepared in the same manner as if to be consumed but is poured into a bath tub instead of a tea cup. Some benefits you can experience include treating skin inflammation, rashes, cuts, scrapes and abrasions. There are also remedies for colds, bronchitis, and allergy symptoms like sneezing and itching. PLUS: bathing in tea offers the wonderful help of aromatherapy. Disclaimer…….Beware! Test the tub for stain resistance before adding tea to a bath as tea may discolor the surface.
One Cup At A Time
I admit it! I have been known to drink a lot of tea in a day. While some might say that’s not a good practice, I’ve been drinking tea for a while and I know when to back off. A little secret? When I notice that my teeth are looking a little bit tinted, that’s when I know I need to back off for a week or two. Anywho! If you have read my previous blogs, you may be able to guess that there are recipes to cover the four main tea groups. For instance there are yummy black tea recipes, cool oolong tea recipes, creative white tea recipes and on page 12, a step-by-step guide of how to make matcha green tea latte (one of my most favorite recipes in this book).
Fruit and Spice Infused Tea Recipes
There are many loose tea recipes inspired by and imbued with fruits like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes and apples (see page 7 for “Grammie’s Peach Black Tea” a homemade tea recipe); spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves; as well as hibiscus and lavender flowers, chamomile blossoms and eucalyptus leaves just to name a few ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, tea is awesome all by itself and in most cases can stand alone even without being sweetened. However, I get totally excited when I start talking infusion. The combinations are limitless! Some of the infusions I have seen and tried are fantastic and tastes soooooo good! To celebrate the relationship between tea and other natural ingredients you will find a mix of this and that throughout this recipe book and I hope you enjoy every single one of them.
The Real Intent
This recipe book was written because when inspiration comes,one must adhere to it. There is this cool thing (I love) about tea, from preparing it to tasting and sipping it. For me, It is more than just consuming a beverage. I find a place of contemplation, imagination and relaxation. It is in those moments that there I discover resolution, peace and gratitude within my life. That being said, I simply desired to share with you how I go about keeping my sanity, recharging my batteries, and strengthening my spirit through a little conduit called tea.
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