Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 New Tea Blends

At Praise Tea Co, we strive to truly be purveyors of premium loose leaf tea. In order to continuously provide fresh, high-quality teas and blends each year, we must retire or improve some teas. We will be adding several new Organic and Fair Trade tea blends and discontinuing old ones. While you may have a favorite may be discontinued, we have similar teas and new blends teas to both please and challenge your palette. Once the new 2011 teas are announced (by the end of January), we will update you to their availabilty on the website.

A sneak preview of some the flavors:

Divine - white tea with lychee and peach notes

Bolivian Green, Organic - organic green is light, delicately grassy, gentle & airy

Harmony, O, FT - Green tea with pear

Formosa Oolong - oolong from Taiwan's northwestern Hakka area

Milky Oolong - unique tea from Nantou, with hints of cinnamon and sugar

Se Chung Oolong, Organic - oolong with a nutty profile

Oolong Royal - oolong, aronia berries, mango and rose petals

Darjeeling Autumn, O, FT - Grown high in the foothills of the Himalayas on the famous Bio-dynamic Makaibari estate

China Pu-Erh, Organic

China Keemun, Organic

Assam Black Tea, Organic

Mary's Heart, Organic - black tea, apple, mango

Mango, Orangic - black tea, mango...a new blend

Lemon, Organic - black tea, lemon.. a new blend

Raspberdy, Orgnic - black tea, raspberry... a new blend

Cranberry, Orgnaic - black tea, cranberry... a new blend

Pure Rose, Organic - pu-reh tea and rose petals

Masala Chai, Organic - black tea, chai spices..a new blend

Gojiberry Pom - black tea, gojiberry and pomegrante

White Pearl - white/green tea, jasmine, apricot, rose

Roobios Tropics - rooibos, mango, strawberry

Mango n Friends - herbal blend of mango, pineapple and papaya

Peach Rave - herbal blend of Peaches, hibiscus, apple bits, elderberries, and sunflower petals

Summer Passion - herbal blend of apple, pineapple, papaya, bamboo, lemon

Lemon Twist, Organic - mate, lemon myrtle, mixed spice, new blend

Roasted Yerba Mate, Organic - roasted yerba mate, new blend

Yerba Mate, Organic - traditional mate, new blend

Envy, Organic - yerba mate, apple, apricot

Chocolate Mate - mate, rooibos, cocoa bits, cinnamon, etc

Pink Sonoma - wine infused white tea, rose petals, jasmine, cabernet

Assam Jungle - wine infused black tea, licorice root, cinnamon, cabernet

Herbs 4 Men

Herbs 4 Women



Saturday, January 8, 2011

January: National Hot Tea Month

January is National Hot Tea Month and most of us have already made resolutions of one sort or another. Those that are simple to incorporate into our lives are the ones we are most likely to keep past January. Make tea a part of your daily routine and lifestyle.

Research states that, tea is one way to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Maybe being healthier is one of your most important health resolutions for the New Year? Why not incorporate tea into your drink options and a little less of other types of drinks.

For those who are looking to shed a few holiday pounds. A study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that substances in tea may even promote weight loss by increasing the amount of energy spent by the body. The theory is that green tea, because of the catechin (pronounced "cat E kins") content, has thermogenic properties that promote fat oxidation, may work together with other chemicals to increase weight loss.

This antioxidant, nutrient-rich beverage has also been credited with protecting against and helping to lower the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

So do your happy dance and get your teapots steamed up for a cup your favorite Praise Tea. Tea lovers rejoice!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year filled with Tea and Good Health,

Tea Time Facts…
•The caffeine content of tea is 40 mg in one cup of tea as compared to 99 mg of caffeine in a cup of coffee.
•Black and Green teas contain a certain type of antioxidant called flavenoids.
•To be labeled "decaffeinated," the caffeine content per cup of tea must be approximately 5 mg.
•The difference between Black, Green, and Oolong tea is a result of the changes that occur during processing of the tea leaves. They are all made of the same type of tea leaves.