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Monday, November 25, 2013

Chantal Tea Kettle / Enamel-On-Steel Classic

Classic Chantal Tea Kettle
Chantal make the most classic tea kettle from now on 30 years!
This one in the picture had two-tone harmonic whistle - it's nice to hear that! They have timeless design, with 3 colors to choose: Indigo Blue, Chili Red or Onyx.

This classic Tea Kettle had 1.8 quart of capacity. This one is made with magnetic carbon steel which means they will work on all cooktops INCLUDING induction ones.

You can give it to dishwasher, they also easy to clean to in hand.

Here there a video with example of two-tone harmonic whistle:

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Boba Tea also known like Bubble Tea

Bubble tea, also internationally known as the Pearl Milk Tea or Boba is a drink on the basis of sweetened green or blacktea , often with milk and fruit syrup added, and like a milk shake is prepared. The special feature of this drink, with the drinking straw is drunk, is to added colored balls of tapioca , or other starch , and the Popping Boba , beads of alginate with a liquid filling that burst when bitten.

History and distribution

Bubble tea was the mid-1980s in the Republic of China (Taiwan) invented, at least two teahouses claim authorship for himself. The original foam drink still contained no tapioca pearls, but only fruit syrup or puree and was sold by street vendors, especially to school children. Some time later, the Tapiokakugeln were added. It is said to have become popular only after a report of the Japanese television about the drink. In the 1990s bubble tea became a trendy drink in Asia and California , where the trend spread across the United States. In Asia, the United States and Australia, there are teahouse chains that exclusively sell bubble tea in different variants. There are now also in Germany and Austria bubble tea. In the inner cities, the number of bubble tea cafes rose sharply. Concept and interiors are very similar, the latter is often decorated in orange and green. They are partly in franchising operation.

It is mainly in Taiwan and China , and Southeast Asia very popular, but now also in the United States and in Australia . 2009 bubble tea was first in Germany offered. 2010 was followed by stores in Austria and 2012 shops in Switzerland . 2012 also sold McDonald's Bubble Tea in its stores in Germany and Austria.


Meanwhile there is the drink in many flavors in Taiwan are often sweet condensed milk and honey added. The traditional Tapiokakugeln be cooked for about 25 minutes, until they have a similar gum have consistency. As the starch is tasteless, the finished pellets are immersed in a sugar solution. You will then be sucked through a straw. In newer versions of bubble tea are Popping Boba added jelly beads of alginate (seaweed thickness) with a filling of flavored sugar syrup.
Bubble Tea is usually served cold with ice, but there are also variants and warm for some time a Bubble Coffee.

Health aspects

Bubble Tea is by nutrition experts because of its high sugar content, criticized by some of the soft drink equivalent. According to Stiftung Warentest contained various bubble tea drinks about as much sugar and caffeine as the soft drink Coke . Furthermore, it was in all the products tested, azo dyes and artificial flavors found in each extent permitted. The calorie content of bubble tea is different depending on the preparation. Pediatricians warn that young children swallow the diameter 5 to 8 mm small beads, thereby suffocating and may require appropriate warnings on the mugs. 
Scientists from the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, RWTH Aachen alleged to journalists the Rheinische Post in 2012 to have been found in bubble tea end cancer causing chemicals hazardous to health. A corresponding article led to wide media coverage in Germany. The Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia was then examined 84 samples. All were free of toxins. The brand manufacturer Possmei and Tea One gave analyzes of independent institutions in order, where also no toxins were found.
Responsible for the analysis of the Aachen Institute scientist Manfred Möller, who had been quoted in the media as saying in Bubble Tea located is "a lot of dirt," claimed in 2013 that never had been made ​​statements about the possible health risks that it in the analysis have been only a test of a new instrument and distanced himself from scandalous media reports, which he described as a "smear campaign". However, affected business owners see the fault in the corresponding institution which had rashly and negligently turned to the press. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a liquid lipophilic substance obtained by steam distillation from the leaves and twigs of Australian Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), or from other several tea trees from the myrtle family.

The Active Ingredients Of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil it is effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi. They helps with the causes of acne, colds, flu, herpes or fight and helps with insect bites and the effective control of mites, lice, fleas and ticks. This effect it owes about 100 substances and compounds contained. Terpinene (terpinene-4-ol), and cineole are the main ingredients of this healing mixture. Both substances have anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, desinifizierende and antifungal properties. Therefore it can be used with almost any skin disease.

The Various Uses Of Tea Tree Oil

Bottle of tea tree oil
The oil is a healing factor for both physical and mental disorders. The applications of tea tree oil are very diverse. In skin diseases of all kinds, the distinct mixture acts both wound-healing and anti-inflammatory and antibacterial because it kills bacteria. The affected parts of the body may treated with a few drops directly. In this way, acne and pimples, but also unsightly warts can be effectively combated. Furthermore, the oil also acts as anti-bacterial, fungus body so that can be effectively treated. Tea tree oil is often used in colds and infections. Especially inflammation, which have settled in the neck can be controlled by oral use. Since this is a pure natural product, side effects of physical nature are as good as impossible. In some cases, however, it is possible that the user is allergic to the treatment. Respect, a doctor should be contacted, but they can also arrange a comprehensive skin test prior to the actual application. The skin compatibility is checked. Both the eyes and the mucous membranes should be spared in any easy way of a contact.

Tea tree oil also helps the psyche. In recent years it has also the psychological effect that emanates from the oil, to be scientifically proven. Tea tree oil is strikingly similar in consistency of the plant marjoram. As a result, the drug is also a rejuvenator that acts against both anxiety and boosts self-confidence of the user. To this end, a few drops of the oil to be heated in a fragrance tray so that the aromatic fragrance can spread throughout the room. In addition, the agent is also effective against anxiety and stress states. At this point should be mentioned that the diet for a healthy psyche is of great importance.

Tea Tree Oil In The Cosmetics Industry

A main field of application is from tea tree oil, the cosmetic industry, where many other natural oils. It is to the effect used in both commercial as well as hygiene products, shampoos, creams as well as oral hygiene and acne. By the mixing of different ingredients is a comprehensive mode of action, as it guarantees the pure tea tree oil, nearly impossible. The different products are enriched with only a small proportion of tea tree oil. The further down the tea tree oil is placed in the list of ingredients, the lower is the actual mixture. In most cases only a small percentage is used by the oil, so that the other hand, the active ingredient is inhibited. In that regard, the skin in the treatment of a backlash shows, other ingredients can be considered as the main cause into consideration. Alternatively, consumers should instead use pure tea tree oil, so that the actual healing effect can be achieved.


The Correct Application

Tea tree oil must be applied correctly to the active substance can develop well. Since the recipe is against many diseases, the main cause is bacteria used, the light yellow essential oil is considered a panacea. It is particularly important that the use is controlled in order to guarantee an effective treatment.

Been in business, consumers should make sure that the favored product really does come from the leaves of "Melaleuca alternifolia". Such information can be derived directly from the ingredients. Some of the goods on offer are also offered with the botanical synonym "Melaleuca Aetheroleum". It is important that the tea tree oil is used in its pure form, as additional raw material may limit the effect. Especially organic tea tree oil guarantees a pesticide-free production.

When the oil is a comparatively sensitive medicinal substance. Therefore, the product must be kept protected from the harmful effects of light and air. Otherwise, could reduce the beneficial effect adversely oxygen reaction. By optimal storage is durable to use guaranteed as tea tree oil for many years is preserved across. During the storage time of the agent is however not reduced.

Tea Tree Oil and Animals

Often, treatment of pets with tea tree oil is recommended. This pet owners should always check the compatibility before. Some pets can not absorb the essential oils extensively, so that healing can occur instead of an outright poisoning. Before tea tree oil is therefore used in animals holder should definitely consult with the vet. Doctors and researchers do not recommend that pure tea tree oil is applied during use. Otherwise, it is possible that the healthy skin irritation against struggling with the essential oil. Especially with pimples, it is sometimes difficult to separate the healthy from the infected skin. Here it helps to dilute the tea tree oil with another oil so that on the one hand decreases the concentration, on the other hand the healing effect is not excluded. In general, tea tree oil is mixed with almond oil. Skin irritation may also be prevented in that the concentration of tea tree oil is only gradually increased. Mixing with water, however, is not effective because there is oil in the raw life can not dissolve sufficiently. Accordingly, the actual concentration is not reduced, so that skin irritation or irritation can not be excluded.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Assorted Tazo - Tea Bags from Tazo

In this Tazo Box we find 8 flavors of tea, 24 bags in box, 3 of each flavor.
This flavors are:
- calm
- china green tips
- earl grey
- passion
- refresh
- tazo chai 
- zen

I love that box, 8 flavors to pick from, 8.15$ for box on amazon, this is not a high price for that quality.

My score: 4/5

Friday, November 1, 2013

Question of Age

I wanted to see in Yunnan ancient tea trees. The Tea farmer took us along narrow forest paths to the 300, 600 or even 1000 year old trees. In fact, no one really know so exactly how old the tea trees are. There will always only be estimated on the basis of trunk circumference.

There are the plants of the species Camellia sinensis var Assamica the tea trees to be.

There are two types of tea plants:

- Tea bush , Camellia sinensis var sinensis, is widespread in China, Taiwan and Japan . Leaves are small, round and gives it an aromatic, mild infusion. The plants can only be up to 100 years old.

50 years old tea plant Camellia sinensis var sinensis

- Tea tree , Camellia sinensis var Assamica, originally from Yunnan. The plant has a single stem can be very high. The leaves are very large and robust. The tea trees, in contrast to the tea bush are several hundred years old.

Tea tree, Camellia sinensis var Assamica

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pu Erh Concentrate

Ever heard of Pu Erh concentrate? I've tried it.

It should be one of the latest trends in the pu-erh production. Mr. Wang Xi Qun of the Cha Ma Si tea factory told me that the model for the concentrate Cha Gao, Pu Erh or paste, which should be made already for the first time in the Tang Dynasty. The information on this rare tea was found in ancient Chinese medicine books. The Pu Erh paste should have a positive effect on digestion and quickly helped to sober up after drinking. The manufacturing process was long considered lost.

In the 50-ies tea producer in Yunnan were commissioned by the Chinese government Pu Erh paste (Cha Ga o) to produce applications for the Chinese army in Tibet. It was assumed that the paste would provide the Army with the essential nutrients that were scarce in the high mountains of Tibet. After tinkering and experimenting long it has developed a manufacturing process for the Erh Pu concentrate.

Today you need 8 KG Maocha sheets for 500 g of Pu Erh concentrate. Therefore, the tea is very expensive. The small lump dissolves very quickly in water and result is a slightly sweet, mild Pu Erh tea. The preparation is quick, easy and a positive effect on our well-being is guaranteed, according to Chinese studies. What more could you want: a perfect tea for European and American market.

Also on Pu Erh powder is worked hard. At the Tea Conference in Pu Erh City an instant powder was introduced from Pu Erh in June this year. Whether or not join a Pu Erh Matcha trend after trend? Let's see ...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Matcha Banana Shake

This is a fast Matcha banana shake, so start your day perfect.
The important thing is a frozen banana. The frozen banana replaced the ice in this shake. 
evening you put the banana in the freezer. 
The next morning you peel the banana, cut it into pieces and give them to the blender. 
comes this 1/4 liter of milk is also delicious almond -. rice milk or 
the end you give a heaped teaspoon of organic matcha Shizen
Add all the ingredients are mixed so long until a creamy shake occurs. 
You have to really try, because it tastes incredibly good. 
Simply experimenting with different fruits or even add vanilla or chocolate ...