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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Raspberry Tea

Some tea manufacturers offer their fruit segment also raspberry tea. There are two different groups. Frequently, in fact, strictly speaking, to the raspberry leaf tea. Especially among midwives acted as a true miracle cure raspberry leaf tea. At the beginning of pregnancy, he should be able to alleviate nausea, towards the end, however, he is praised as labor conveyor, which can help birth the beginning of a bit on the jumps.

However, there are actual fruit , but this never consists solely of raspberries. On the contrary, raspberry fruits are quite expensive, so only raspberry flavor is mostly used even the fruits are used mostly apples, hibiscus and rose hip, partially refined with blackberry leaves.


As with all fruit teas, the health benefit is also in this case very clearly in the variety and quantity of the vitamins contained. Even the tea of ​​raspberry leaves can be counted among the vitamin bombs. It also contains large concentrations of calcium and iron. It owes its effect krampflockernde the high content of magnesium. Therefore, raspberry leaf tea is often also used as a traditional remedy for menstrual complaints.

Growing areas

Originally Raspberry especially in Europe grows. The further south, however, is the less frequent are wild plants. Meanwhile, there are also some breeding stocks of raspberries in North America, New Zealand and even Greenland.


Raspberries are quite complicated fruit. They grow on thorny bushes, although there are now harvesting machines, but the ripe fruit must be handled carefully, even as the proverbial raw egg. Raspberries are not very long shelf life and should not be pressed under any circumstances.

All these factors contribute to the fact that raspberries are among the more expensive fruits. Hardly a fruit producer is willing to pay that high price for a few dried raspberry pieces in his tea. It can be much cheaper to produce it if he uses the right aroma of dried fruit instead.


With raspberry tea you absolutely must look twice, because it does make a considerable difference whether one is the tea of ​​raspberry leaves, or against actually drinking fruit tea. However, one should not expect dried raspberries in his teapot you look at it. Especially in the relatively cheap tea bags, one must assume that one only takes this to be the flavor of raspberries. But even with loose Himbeertees the actual proportion of the named fruit is limited.

Nevertheless, raspberry tea is a fruity tea experience with velvety aftertaste and a gorgeous shade of red in the cup.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Lavender oil compared to Lavender Tea

Lavender oil and lavender tea: A comparison of the effect of the much more intense and complex lavender oil with the effect of milder lavender flower teas.

Lavender essential oil versus lavender tea

Owns the oil contained in lavender tea a same effect as the distilled essential oil of lavender oil ? This question is generally answered with a no. First is to say that for a tea infusion with flowers of Lavandula angustifolia should be used. Species such as lavender butterfly lavender, spike lavender and lavender wool suitable for their mucous membrane irritant effect hardly for internal use. Although it is the same starting materials, the lavender oil contained by the infusion in tea is not to be compared with the mode of action of lavender oil, which you can buy in bottles. The oil is best gained by cold distillation has a much wider range of active ingredients and a much more intense effect than those derived from the tea infusion. Characterized that the tea composition from its active ingredient is substantially softer than the oil that it permits an internal application. The essential oils obtained by the distillation are included in a considerably lower range and broader in lavender oil. In direct comparison, so there are significant differences.

Quality of oil and tea

In the lavender, which is used for the tea, there are also significant differences related to the quality, depending on the growing region, the weather and the soil composition. The lavender preferably calcareous soils. The lavender plant has been exposed to a necessary bracing climate, in which the active ingredients contained unfold particularly well? Is it a wild growth, a biological cultivation, or came pesticides / insecticides used and when was the time of harvest?

Consistent and good quality of the starting material is crucial to providing a health effect in both the application and Lavendeltees of lavender oil. The active ingredient content varies from as low to low, depending on quality.

Lavender oil in Lavender flower teas

To better illustrate the following approximate comparison of a very good oil and a very good tea can:

1.5 drops of lavender oil included - If you brew a cup of lavender tea with Lavandula angustifolia (lavender Real), recommended 2 tsp allow to 0.5 liters of water greater than 80 ° C for 3.5 minutes, then about 1 micron. It is to be noted however that some active ingredients in tea of ​​the essential oil are absent or very low. It is noteworthy that especially certain irritating ingredients are reduced, so the tea is generally quite easy to digest and can exert its positive effect is good. Moreover, it is lavender tea in a different combination of active ingredients as lavender oil, which plays a particularly important role.

Advantages of tea to the oil

So basically you should not judge that the lavender oil or lavender tea are better or worse. They offer due to their different composition rather different application areas. The lavender oil is much more versatile and generally equipped with a stronger effect. For the following specific purposes of lavender tea is superior / especially suitable:
  • Slight inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Fears and anxiety
  • Jetlag

Application in inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases

Because of its special composition mild and I've had good experiences with the lavender tea (Common Lavender) with very slight inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases. However, I emphasize this explicitly, that the tea should be avoided if possible because of the lavender essential oil contained in stronger to severe inflammatory diseases. Are strongly attracted to the mucous membranes, the lavender tea is counterproductive and exerts an irritating effect. In mild inflammation and irritation on the other hand, it can help with healing a lot. Please contact an application from your doctor or medical practitioner. My experience is that you can very quickly feel after ingestion, if the tea is helpful, or even harmful. I would not recommend for daily use as a cup of lavender tea. Preferably in the evening after dinner, with very slight problems between meals as possible and never sober.

Use in anxiety and restlessness

The tea has a very calming effect on our experience anxiety and restlessness. It is then advisable to take a maximum of two cups of lavender tea to yourself, preferably in the evening. This can be carried out over a longer period.

Application and jet lag

A second special application for the lavender tea lies in the better management of jet lag and the associated difficulty falling asleep. We recommend that as soon as possible after arrival at the destination take a cup of lavender tea. Imagine also, a prepared vial containing the appropriate amount is kept in the luggage so that it is ready upon arrival. The lavender tea works just as good cold as warm and holds its effect is not too high room temperature in a sealed bottle about 1-2 days.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to made lavender tea? Do lavender tea itself

The true lavender is not only an extremely popular garden plant because the subtle and well-scented lavender flowers a little Mediterranean flair holiday magic in the garden, but also a popular bedding plant in combination with roses.

But the lavender is not only visually attractive, but its curative effect is widely known for a long time. Act as bags filled with lavender calming, antispasmodic and relaxing, in addition, it is designed to relieve cough and healing effect against influenza, asthma and whooping cough.

Even those who suffer from sleep problems, is well served with lavender because it contributes to a peaceful and deep sleep at night. migraine pain , headache and dizziness should be treated equally successful lavender, which makes the subshrub a versatile medicinal plant.

Lavender tea recipe and preparation

If you want to relieve the symptoms already described, it may be helpful to a home-cooked lavender tea. Lavender tea is made in no time itself, assuming you have some fresh or dried lavender flowers for the Lavendelblütentee at hand.

Take one to two handfuls of lavender flowers and pour it with a cup of boiled water on. Then be drawn about 10 minutes the lavender tea and then strain the flowers. Now you can enjoy the lavender tea as a healing drink!

Effect of lavender tea

The lavender tea is relaxing, soothing and antiseptic. However, you should not overdose the lavender tea, otherwise the stomach or intestines may become irritated.

Did you know?

It is rumored that one prophetic dreams could have if you massaged before sleep forehead and temples with grated and crushed lavender flowers.

Similarly, the lavender has at times of plague served us well, as robbers and thieves with a so-called Three Robbers vinegar and four robbers vinegar einschmierten, which consisted of a juniper lavender, rosemary, angelica, and a fourth encore. This could prejudice the robbers break into houses where people had died of the plague - and they should have stayed healthy !

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fruit Tea

With the aroma of sweet dried fruits and exotic coconut children like the refreshing tea! The slightly sour note of rosehip tea is mitigated.

1 tsp rosehip tea (rosehip tea bag or 1)
1 tsp dried apple peels
1 tsp raisins
1 tsp grated coconut
1 shot apple juice

Step 1
Give hagebuttentee with apple peel, raisins and coconut flakes in a tea filter and hang in a pot.

Step 2
400 ml of water, bring to a boil and pour into the pot. Can be drawn covered 10 minutes, remove tea filter. Sweeten with apple juice and serve hot.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mint tea

The mint flavor fulfilled in a short time the whole room.

1 1/2 tsp Chinese green tea (best: Gunpowder)
8 tablespoons of sugar
12 sprigs of mint

Step 1
Give the green tea in a pot. Bring 1 liter of water to a boil. The tea with 1/4 liters of water pour over. Immediately pour off the water (as is the tea dust away).

Step 2
Übrigem brew the tea with water, stir in sugar and leave to swell for 1-2 minutes. Meanwhile, wash the mint, add to tea and leave for a further 2 minutes. Pour into glasses and serve hot.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fresh mint tea

Fresh peppermint is particularly effective and cheers.

1-2 fresh mint leaves , Agave nectar

Step 1
Wash the mint thoroughly and pour into a heat-resistant glass.

Step 2
Bring water to a boil and pour over the mint. Can be drawn as required 5-6 min and sweet with a little juice.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tea for children

Makes children tired perk: The essential oils of peppermint to stimulate and have a refreshing taste.

10 fresh mint leaves
3 hibiscus flowers
3 tsp dried rose hips
3 teaspoons of raspberry leaves
3 teaspoons of blackberry
1-2 tsp honey

Step 1
Wash the mint. Mix all dry ingredients in a tea bag, pour both in a jug with 1 liter of boiling water.
Step 2
After 5 min, remove the bag. Sweet tea with honey.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Ginger tea with mandarin syrup and rice

With ginger arm yourself against imminent colds in the winter! The best way to do this with the Asian cup.

1 small piece fresh ginger (15g) , Juice of two ripe tangerines (about 100 ml) , 2 tsp rice syrup (health food store)

Step 1
Peel the ginger and cut into thin slices. Bring ginger slices with ½ liter of water in a small saucepan to a boil and leave for about 20 minutes at low heat.

Step 2
The mandarins using a juicer juicing. Refine the hot ginger tea with tangerine juice and rice syrup. Strain the tea through a fine sieve and serve the warming drink.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Herbal fruit tea

The aromatic blend not only tastes great, but also iced in summer.

50 g of dried apple pieces (dried apples) , 40 g of dried rose hips , 30 g of blackberry , 15 g fennel seeds , 10 g of dried orange peel , 5 g of juniper berries , Honey to sweeten

Step 1
The dried apple pieces and the rose hips cut very small. Mix with the blackberry leaves, fennel seeds, dried orange peel and juniper berries and place in an airtight tin.

Step 2
Provide for the preparation of 1 liter of herbal tea 15 g (about 5 tablespoons) herbal fruit mixture in a tea bag or a tea strainer. Boil 1 liter of water and pour over the tea mixture bubbly. Cover and cook 10 minutes can be drawn.

Step 3
Accept, express and sweet tea with honey to taste the herbs fruit mixture from the water.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cold herbal tea

There is a reason why keeping old home remedy recipes for generations - to help them easily.

100 g of dried rosehip with seeds , 50 g of dried linden flowers , Fennel honey for sweetening , freshly squeezed lemon juice

Step 1
The rose hips with linden flowers mix well, pour into an airtight closing caddy.

Step 2
Provide for the preparation of 1 l Erkältungstee 5 tablespoons (15 g) tea mixture into a pot and pour 1 liter of cold water. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 3
Strain the tea through a fine sieve into cups. Sweet fennel 1 teaspoon per cup of honey. If only the tea is lukewarm, stir in 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Warm, but not hot drink.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

English Earl Grey tea

The British classic was named after Earl Charles Grey, who in 1830 brought this mix of a trip to China.

7 tsp Earl Grey tea (Chinese black tea flavored with bergamot)
1 liter of soft water
1 teaspoon dried cornflower petals
1 teaspoon dried marigold flowers
fresh whole milk and sugar

Step 1
A pot of hot water swing, pour the tea leaves. Boil the lime-water, remove the pan from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes, the water until it is 80 ° hot.

Step 2
Enter at will the flowers to the tea leaves into the pot. Pour the hot water over the mixture and let the tea steep for 3-4 minutes. Pour through a strainer into the teacups.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

English iced tea

In England there are few hot days so that the local residents prefer to take their favorite drink iced.

6 tsp Ceylon tea
1 liter of soft water
10 large ice cubes
100 g of sugar
50 ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice
 ½ liter of carbonated water
possibly lemon slices for garnish

Step 1
The Ceylon tea with boiling water, pour and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour through a sieve and leave to cool. Put the ice cubes into a jug and sprinkle with sugar. The lemon juice through a strainer to pour, fill the cold tea.
Step 2
Only shortly before serving pour sparkling mineral water. Pour into glasses and serve garnished with lemon slices as desired.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Orange Tea

For a tea in the English fashion, you especially need soft water. At higher degrees of hardness you should descale the water with a filter.

1 organic orange
1 liter of soft water
4 tsp Assam tea
3 tsp Ceylon tea
Sugar to taste

Step 1
Wash the orange hot, peel off a 5 cm long piece of paper-thin shell, place in a heatproof jug. Orange squeeze out the juice through a sieve to orange peel.

Step 2
Boil the water, pour the scalding half of the orange juice and let stand for 5 minutes. Preheat a teapot. Fill both types of tea in a tea strainer or a tea bag and put into the pot.

Step 3
The remaining pour hot water over the tea leaves, put the pot on a warmer and let the tea infusion draw 3-4 min. Remove the tea strainer and pour the orange extract to the tea, taking care to remove the orange peel. Pour the tea into tea glasses and serve with sugar.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Date tea "Ras el Hanout"

An exotic tea creation with fruit and spices insert - welcome to the Orient!

4 cardamom pods
1 teaspoon pink peppercorns (Schinus fruits)
3 cloves
3 allspice berries
1 small cinnamon stick
1 liter of soft water or still water
2 tablespoons walnuts
1 tablespoon pine nuts
4 pitted dates
50 g of sugar
5 tsp black tea (Assam or Yunnan)

Step 1
Crush the cardamom pods, give with the other spices in a pot. Boil water and pour over the boiling hot spices. Can be drawn 20 min.

Step 2
Meanwhile, the fry can easily nuts in a small frying pan, cool and chop. The dates cut into small pieces. Distribute nuts and dates to the tea glasses.

Step 3
Heat the flavored water again, stir in the sugar and tea and leave for 4-5 minutes. Through a sieve over the nut Dattelmischung pour and serve hot.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Mogador tea

An interesting blend of tea with rose petals as she is often drunk in the Orient.

2 tsp Chinese Gunpowder green tea
2 tsp Chinese Green Tea (Chun Mee possible)
2 tsp peppermint tea
2 tablespoons dried rose petals (to taste)
¾ liter of soft water

Step 1
Mix the tea and the rose petals. Rinse a can (preferably with trivet) hot, pour the tea mixture.

Step 2
Boil the water and let cool for 10 minutes in to about 70 °. Pour over the tea mixture. Put teapot on a warmer and let the tea infusion drag 3 min. Then pour into glasses of tea.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Syrian Anise Tea

A Anise Tea sprinkled with walnuts - in Syria you know what you may do with tea

2 teaspoons anise seeds
50 g of sugar
1 liter of soft water or still water
7 tsp black tea (Assam)
3 tablespoons walnuts

Step 1
The anise seeds with sugar and ½ liters of water boil. Can be drawn on a low heat in a covered 10 min. Fill the black tea in a tea bag and hang in a teapot.

Step 2
Boil the remaining water, let cool 1 minute, then pour over the tea leaves. The tea can be drawn 4-5 min. Chop the walnuts.

Step 3
Remove the tea bags from the pot and pour spiced tea through a strainer. Distribute the tea glasses and serve sprinkled with chopped nuts.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Rooibos tea

In South Africa, where he was considered a national drink rooibos tea is used not only as an everyday drink, but also used for cooking and baking.

8 tsp pure,
not flavored rooibos tea (rooibos, Koopman's Tea)
1 tsp dried orange peel
1 tsp ginger powder
1 liter of soft water

Step 1
Preheat a teapot. The rooibos tea, the dried orange peel and ginger fill the pot. Boil the water and pour it over the tea mixture.

Step 2
The pot on a warmer place and let the infusion stand for 3 minutes. Pour the tea through a strainer into tea glasses. Other tea may pour through the sieve into a second pot. Avoid sweet, it tastes even without sugar.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Karkadeh tea

In Egypt Karkedeh is a standard drink. In the dry heat of the country of drunk hot tea is a popular thirst quencher.

15 g (approx. 4 heaped tablespoons) dried hibiscus flowers (red mallow, mallow, from the health food store)
1 liter of soft water or still water
6-8 tsp sugar or hibiscus syrup

Step 1
Fill the hibiscus flowers in a pot. Boil the water, leave in about 4 min to cool to about 80 ° and pour over the hibiscus flowers. Cover and cook 10 minutes can be drawn.

Step 2
Karkadeh pour the tea through a strainer into glasses of tea, sweeten with sugar or hibiscus syrup to taste.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lapsang Souchong tea

The smoky, spicy flavor of this specialty Chinese is an asset especially for the seasoned tea lovers.

3-4 tsp Lapsang Souchong (smoked Chinese black tea)
1 ½ l-lime or filtered water

Step 1
On 4 large tea cups spread (preferably with a lid), the tea leaves. Boil the water, boil for 2 min bubbly, then let cool for about 1 minute to about 95 °. Fill the cups to keep the remaining water to a warmer warm.

Step 2
The teacups cover and wait 3-4 minutes until the leaves have fallen to the bottom of the cup, not stirring. Then slowly drink the tea until the cups are emptied to ⅔.

Step 3
The rest of the hot water over the tea leaves remaining fill, wait again until the leaves have fallen down, and enjoy the rest of tea.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ginger and lemongrass tea

Flavoring your tea you brew it yourself and Japanese green tea with ginger and lemongrass on.

1 stalk lemongrass
25 g fresh ginger
1 l-lime or filtered water
4-5 tsp Sencha (Japanese green tea)

Step 1
Wash the lemon grass, lightly tap the lower part with a hammer until it is soft. Cut this part into thin slices. Peel the ginger and cut into thin slices. Fill with ginger lemon slices in a pot.

Step 2
Boil the water and pour over the boiling hot lemongrass-ginger mixture. Let the infusion steep for about 10 minutes until the water is only about 75 ° hot. Then stir in the Sencha tea and leave for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3
Preheat a teapot. Pour the tea through a strainer into the pot and serve.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Japanese green tea

In Japan, tea drinking is an art and a philosophy.

4 tsp Japanese green tea (Bancha or Sencha)
1 l-lime or filtered water

Step 1
Preheat a heavy pot as possible. Pour the tea leaves. Boil the water and allow to cook briefly bubbling, then let cool 10-15 minutes at 65-70 °. Pour over the tea leaves and let stand for 1-2 minutes. When the leaves have fallen to the bottom of the pot, spread the tea into teacups.

Step 2
Pour the tea leaves in the pot with the remaining water, then let stand for about 5 minutes, then fill the cups.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cold lemon tea

The perfect thirst quencher when it is hot! Lemon and lemongrass give a fine spicy aroma as love Asians.

3-4 fresh lemon balm leaves
1 tsp dried lemongrass
1/2 tsp honey

Step 1
Bring 250 ml of water to a boil. Wash thoroughly and add lemon along with the lemon into a glass. Pour over the boiling water and leave for about 10 minutes.

Step 2
Lemongrass and lemon balm strain. Allow to cool and serve tea sweetened with honey. Tastes too warm.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cold Kitty

Refreshing as the shadows in Morocco. Take for those cold mint leaves absolutely fresh. You will see: This tea is incomparable.

Moroccan mint leaves 4-5
125 ml sweet juice such as orange
passion fruit juice or multivitamin

Step 1
Bring 125 ml of water to a boil. Wash mint leaves thoroughly, pat dry and place in a glass. Mint with Pour boiling water over and let stand for 10 minutes.

Step 2
Remove the mint leaves and allow the tea to cool. Finally, pour the cold fruit juice.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ginger-lime tea

Helps with colds and it's refreshing in summer.

1 liter of tap water
4 tablespoons honey
50 g ginger
1 piece of lime
1 piece mint sprig

Step 1
Peel the ginger, cut into cubes and chop the lime. Boil water with ginger and honey.

Step 2
Remove from heat and add lime and mint.

Step 3
5 - leave for 8 minutes and strain through a sieve. Serve warm or cold.

Teapot - circular one is perfect

Perfect teapot for brewing tea need to be circular. In a kettle lid should be a hole like here:

If there not a lid, brewing tea will suffocate itself, lose its flavor and the taste of it will be "empty." Teapot lid should be tight and well fitted. Inner edges caps should remind cylinder of which should go pretty deep into the kettle. Otherwise, if the mood strainer, lid is easy to fall off, and you beat your favorite cup.

Spout teapot should be high enough. It must conform to the body teapot at an angle of 30-35 degrees. If these conditions are violated, use the strainer so things will torment - the water from the spout will whip with terrible force, spilling over the edge.

Okay, if the ending is quite thin spout teapot (tea poured a thin stream) and in the place where the spout connects to the the body of the teapot is not a solid opening, but a unique grid. These two features are well protected against ingress of tea leaves in a cup. Notice the handle which is taken teapot. It is most commonly located on the side and has a shape of the letter "s." teapot is better not to wash, just rinse with water.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Oranges and melon ice tea

Since your guests will be amazed when frozen melon balls instead of boring ice cubes to keep the homemade ice tea and make it beautiful fruity.

500 ml of cold orange juice
2 bags of rooibos vanilla tea
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cantaloupe or honeydew melon (about 300 g)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
possibly mint for garnish

Step 1
Fill 125 ml of orange juice in an ice cube tray and freeze overnight is best.

Step 2
The tea bag with 375 ml of boiling water blanch and let stand for 10 minutes. Sweeten with the sugar and chill.

Step 3
Meanwhile, deseed the melon and cut the flesh with a melon baller from the shell. The melon balls with the lemon juice.

Step 4
The tea with the remaining orange juice mix, pour in the melon balls and orange ice. To taste with mint garnish.

Tea Etiquette

Rules of etiquette for a tea party plainness and meet the principle of expediency, which is guided by etiquette at all.
Most important rule - tea should be drunk slowly, especially not in one gulp, burning and puffing. But do not procrastinate too.
Pieces of sugar taken from the sugar tongs and put in a cup, trying not to spill a drink. They should not be with the power to crush the glass or cup - you need to wait until they dissolve themselves. Sugar take a spoon attached to the sugar bowl. Stir the sugar, a spoonful necessarily taken out of the cup, put on a plate, and took the cup with his right hand, drinking tea in small sips.
If you are located some distance away from the table, such as a chair, it is necessary to hold the saucer in his left hand. After drinking the tea, you need to put a cup on a saucer.
Should not lick the spoon or scrape it remained on the bottom of the sugar. If you want to add to any drink tea, you first pour it into a spoon, much of it in the cup. Slices of lemon take special fork and spoon in a cup and then squeeze juice out of it. Peel placed on the edge of the saucer. Remaining after tea lemon finish that should not be.
If by Tea is served, then take the left hand socket on the right - a dessert spoon and gently shift the jam into the outlet.
Cakes and pies usually eat a special fork or a teaspoon, but the solid cake can be eaten without them . If the cakes are on a platter on small paper towels, put them on your plate with this napkin and eat directly from it. Sliced ​​or custom-made dough take a common dish and eaten by hand without using a fork and spoon.

Please think of how many people to invite. This should take into account not only the purpose of your invitations, but also the size of your apartment.

Whom to invite - is also important question. Well, if the guests are familiar with each other, it will help to ensure that they quickly feel easy and natural.

To tea-table conversation is not related only to domestic problems, think of interesting topics for discussion.

Your apartment has a purity to shine, and some festive element (such as flowers or candles) gently tell your guests as they waited and happy to see. If the Tea Party takes place in the winter or fall, the curtains better push and lighted candles or lamps on the walls will make an additional sense of warmth and comfort to your home. If the window is warm summer or spring day, the light scent of flowering plants, green branch of a tree, or a ray of sunshine will bring a sense of cheerfulness and comfort.

Your clothes at a dinner tea party should be neither casual nor too dressy. And a bar - an unusual costume jewelery, interesting color of lipstick and so on - only accentuate the elegant simplicity of your outfit.

Is unacceptable to set the table in front of the guests - all prepared in advance, except for the tea (tea leaves).

Entire process of tea should be held in front of the guests: the mistress sitting at the samovar or teapots, tea brews, gives him a present, and then placing the cup all the guests around him, pouring tea. The cups must be passed from hand to hand lady guest.

Inadmissible to get guests with a kettle of boiling water.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Red Iced Tea

4 bags of Mallow
½ liter of cherry juice
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup blueberries (about 200 g)
6 toothpicks or skewers red party

Step 1
Pour the tea bags with about 1.2 liters of boiling water and leave to pack for information. Mix the tea with cherry juice and fresh lemon juice. Sweeten with sugar.

Step 2
Wash the blueberries and put on toothpicks or skewers party. The mix of iced tea with ice cubes and pour into glasses. Create a berry skewer on each glass.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Perfect Tea Canisters

This perfect Tea Canisters cost only 15.99$ on amazon, they in the pack of three.
They are light, looks good and they are perfect for holding loose tea, they can hold even 4 ounce of loose tea. On amazon these tea canister had 4.4/5 grade, which is very good.

Ginger and quince tea

Ginger has so many good qualities. It helps against colds and nausea. Therefore, this tea is a great companion, especially in pregnancy.

1 piece of ginger (about 1 cm)
1 tsp quince jelly

Step 1
Peel the ginger and cut into thin slices.

Step 2
Boil 200 ml of water and simmer for about 5 minutes with the ginger. Then pour the tea through a strainer into a cup and sweeten with the quince jelly.

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Even the scent of jasmine good for the soul. They therefore enjoy a freshly brewed cup of jasmine tea before bedtime. We wish relaxed dreams!

1/2 tsp of green jasmine tea leaves
1 piece of rind of 1 organic lemon (2 cm)
3-4 leaves lemon balm

Step 1
Bring 200 ml of water to a boil.

Step 2
Wash the lemon and grate the peel carefully. Pour boiling water over tea leaves and lemon zest with the water and let steep for about 3 minutes.

Step 3
Everything strain through a sieve into a cup. Wash the balm, put in the tea and serve tea immediately hot.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Raspberry leaf tea

Delicate and fruity: The tea with the delicate sweet flavor is prepared in just ten minutes and is not sweetened with granulated sugar, but with elderflower syrup.

1-2 teaspoons of raspberry leaves
1 tbsp elderflower syrup

Step 1
Boil 150 ml of water and pour over the raspberry leaves it. Everything can be drawn 5-8 min.

Step 2
Pour the tea through a strainer into a cup and sweeten with elderberry syrup.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rooibos tea with apple

The caffeine-free rooibos tea is flavored with dried apple pieces, cinnamon and clove and sweetened with apple juice. I have good mood after drink that tea.

2-3 tsp rooibos tea
1 clove
1 pinch cinnamon
3-4 dried apple pieces
1 shot apple juice (substitute honey)

Step 1
Boil ¼ l water. Give rooibos tea, clove, cinnamon and apple in a saucepan and pour over the water. Let the tea steep for 5 minutes.

Step 2
Pour the tea through a strainer and sweeten with apple juice.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Spiced Tea

The hot drink is an extended weekend breakfast on the icing on the cake.

1 walnut-sized piece of fresh ginger
5 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
200 ml milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon black tea leaves
Sugar or runny honey (to taste)

Step 1
Peel the ginger and cut into slices. The cardamom pods squishing, coarsely crumble the cinnamon. Give 400 ml of water with slices of ginger and spices in a saucepan, bring to the boil, cover and let simmer for about 10 minutes over low heat.

Step 2
Add milk and sugar and boil it all again. Add the tea leaves, remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to pull covered for 2-3 minutes. The Chai pour through a sieve and serve in the cups. Sweeten to taste.