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    Tea DIY: Matcha Yogurt Dipped Strawberries

    It’s been a pretty hot and humid summer. The other day I was craving something cool and refreshing but also sweet. Dipping strawberries in yogurt popped into my head and I started thinking about how I could involve tea. Matcha is always a go to since it’s easy to incorporate the powder into just about anything. Ingredients -1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt -1 teaspoon of matcha -Approximately 15 strawberries 1. Add the matcha to the yogurt and stir until thoroughly incorportated 2. Dip strawberries in matcha yogurt, coating evenly. It helps to grasp the leaves as you do this. 3. Evenly space coated strawberries onto a baking sheet covered with wax paper…

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    The Perfect Arnold Palmer featuring the Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker

    Did you know that June is National Iced Tea month?  I thought it would be a perfect time to share my recipe for making a perfect Arnold Palmer. Named after the American golfer, this combination of iced tea and lemonade is one of my favorite summer drinks. The Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker makes it super easy to brew the tea and juice the lemons, all with a single tool. The Citrus Juicer attachment is super handy and I plan to play around with it a lot more this summer. Ingredients: 2 packets of Takeya Classic Black Flash Chill Iced Tea 6 lemons (5 for juicing and 1 for garnish) 4 cups of water 1…

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    Tea DIY: Leaf Print Tote Bag

    Now that I’ve put together a handy little travel tea set, I realized that I need something to keep it all in. My inner Girl Scout leader decided to get a bit crafty. Why not use tea to make prints on a tote bag? I had never thought of doing this before but two teas immediately came to mind because of their large leaves: Mauna Kea Organic Premium Green Tea – 2014 1st Flush and Wild Tea Qi Mengku Rich Valley Raw Puerh. Water based acrylic paint is the best kind to use for this type of project. It cleans up easily in case there is a spill or mess and the final…

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    Tea DIY: Matcha Morning Wake Up

        I’ve seen a few tea retailers post about mixing matcha with fruit juice lately. I was skeptical but I had a morning off of work so I thought that I would give it a try. The result was actually surprisingly tasty. The matcha smooths out the citrus bite of the juice. It’s a great way to get a healthy dose of Vitamin C as well as antioxidants. I don’t drink coffee so this will be my go-to pick me up on days when I am feeling really groggy. Ingredients 1 teaspoon of matcha1 cup of orange juice Mix together thoroughly and enjoy! I usually take step by step pictures for tutorials…