Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Marbeliz Message Mugs make the perfect gift

Brown Marbleiz Mug: "Mornings wouldn't be so bad, if they just started later."
Blue Marbleiz Mug: "I'm on a 30 day diet so far I've lost 15 days."
Cream Marbleiz Mug: "Too much of a good thing is wonderful."
Red Marbleiz Mug: "You will always be my friend you know too much."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who Says The Savings Start on Black Friday

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Special

As a special thank you to all our Veterans, enjoy 20% off all online purchases.

Coupon Code: Vet20

Expires midnight Saturday, October 13th.

Happy Sipping!

Monday, November 8, 2010

20% off Special Offer from Praise Tea

The Holidays are around the corner and to celebrate this holiday season, Praise Tea is ready to serve your gift giving wants. Praise Tea is offering you 20% off of your next purchase. Order online to receive the discount. Online Promo Code: HOLITEA20 Expires December 1, 2010

Gift Cards - Gorgeous cards in any denomination and will never expire. This month 10% off all cards! Coupon Code: Gift10

Tea Ritual Clubs - Several 6 and 12 month Tea Club offerings. A tine of tea goes out every month.

Give the gift of health, beauty and calm - Praise Tea. We appreciate your business, "Enjoy Life, One Sip At A Time".

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Brew or not to brew….cold!

Ahh, so you want iced tea (yes even in the fall), but to go through all the hassle of heating water, steeping, icing and THEN drinking. Well, there is another method and that’s cold brew or cold infusion! It is one of the easiest way to brew iced tea.

The cold brewing method has two surprising and very pleasant benefits. Cold water draws out or pulls the flavor from the leaf as opposed to hot water, used in traditional brewing, which pushes the flavor from the leaf. Subsequently, cold infusion is a much slower, gentle method that results in a smooth, more subtle, naturally sweet tasting tea.

Iced tea that sits in your refrigerator will normally become cloudy. Cold brewed iced tea will not, and will remain transparent and more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Iced tea made this way will also have less tannins, which means less astringency. Tthe astringency of the tea leaves will not be released into the water creating an infusion that may not be quite as richly flavored as a hot water brewed tea, but a much less bitter brew. This type of brewing is terrific for oolong teas, Pu’erh tea, and black teas

To prepare a cold infusion you will need;
1. A glass jar or container with a top
2. 4 – 6 tablespoons of premium loose-leaf tea
3. 8 cups of cold water

Poured water over the tea leaves and place the container in the refrigerator for 8-10 hours, perferably overnight. When the tea is ready, remove the leaves and enjoy.

One word of caution, brewed tea has a shelf life! So,

Tea stored in the refrigerator should be kept no longer than 3 days

Tea stored at room temperature should be kept no longer than 2 days.

What added tea flavor? Try making ice cubes out of the tea and serving them with the iced tea to keep the flavor from diluting as the ice melts.