Getting your anti-inflammatory herbs and spices has never been easier with this turmeric based tea. Mildly sweet with earthy undertones.
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in Southern California or the Australian Gold Coast, getting that all-over warm golden glowcan be tough. Thankfully, for those of us in colder, less sunny climes, we’ve prepared a concoction of spices, fruits andvegetables to give your sun-starved skin the boost it needs.
This luscious potpourri of flavors and aromas builds on a number of ingredients sought after by herbalists and natural health practitioners for their positive effect on the skin. (Interestingly, skin is the largest organ of the body, weighing in at an averageof 8 lbs!) Let’s take a look at a few of the key ingredients:
Ginger: Thought to protect against aging and improve elasticity of the dermis (skin). Turmeric: Said to possess anti-inflammatory qualities that calm overactive pores. Carrots: Packed with beta-carotene – an antioxidant that repairs skin tissue. Beets: High in folate, beets are said to stimulate the repair of skin cells.
We’ve taken this potent combo of Mother Nature’s bounty and blended it with all-natural fruit flavors for a cup that’ll make you feel like you’ve hit the beach at high summer. All that’s missing is a beach umbrella. Simply divine.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of herbal tea or 1 tea bag for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the better the flavor as more fruit and herb flavor is extracted). Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 11⁄4 cups/315ml over the herbal tea. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 2 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional 1⁄2 serving. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
Organic Roasted Yerba Mate
Roasted Mate gives coffee snobs something to enjoy when tea is our only option!
But for tea lovers, Roasted Yerba Mate from South America does the following:
Yerba mate provides a smooth increase in energy. ...
Yerba mate boosts mental functions of all kinds. ...
Yerba mate is a nutritional powerhouse loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. ...
Yerba mate has a long history of traditional medicinal uses. ...
Yerba mate can boost the immune system.
Roasted Yerba Mate has a refreshing nutty taste with soft undertones of caramel. A naturally stimulating beverage. It gives you a gentle and calm energy increase. Superb iced.
Yerba Mate was a part of indigenous peoples of South America, and is now even part of modern day households in Argentina and even Syria! You can read more about it's history HERE
Origin: South America 85 mg of caffeine per 8 ounce cup Brewing: water - 6 oz. & 212F / leaves - 1 teascoop / steeping - 3 mins.
Here are a couple of recipes to enjoy this amazing tea:
YERBA MATE ESPRESSO
Place 2 tablespoons of yerba mate into a small cup or dish. Add enough cool water to the cup to make a paste with the yerba mate. Add the yerba mate paste into the porto filter of the espresso machine, packing lightly.
YERBA MATE LATTE
Brew 8-ounces of yerba mate. Add 4-ounces of warmed milk and sugar, honey or maple syrup. Top with milk foam. (Make the foam by placing a small amount of milk in a jar, tighten the lid and shake vigorously, remove the lid and warm in the microwave for several seconds). Sprinkle with O-JOE Apple Pie Spice.
YERBA MATE ICED TEA
Add 1 large teaspoon of yerba mate to a teapot or French press along with 8-ounces of hot, but not boiling, water. Hot water, rather than cold helps to strengthen the flavor and keeps the tea from becoming too weak flavored when the ice is added. After allowing the mixture to sit for approximately 10 minutes, pour into a glass pitcher and allow it to cool completely. Strain while pouring, if needed. Add honey or any other sweetener preferred and stir thoroughly. Fill a tall glass with ice and pour the yerba mate mixture over the top. Garnish with mint leaves or crush and add a couple directly to the drink for more flavor.
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