Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Today's been one of those days where I just couldn't get warm. Didn't think I was into making a pot of coffee. Didn't want the extra calories from hot chocolate. I decided that a cup of hot tea would really do the trick.

Some years ago, as a Christmas gift, me and Hubby received a Teavana tea pot/strainer and a couple canisters of loose tea. Wow! We were hooked! Not to mention making the tea . . . adding the loose tea . . . watching it steep . . . then see it strain down into the cup . . . is so much fun!

We've actually given the whole Teavana pot and teas as gifts many times since we received ours. It really makes a great, and different, gift for a tea drinker that may not have used loose tea.

I like to mix the two blends you see here. Oh, I wish you could smell the delicious aroma wafting from these canisters when I take off the lids!!!

The Hazelnut Dolce is a Rooibos Tea that's from South Africa, and is high in antioxidants and helps improve digestion, among other benefits. The other tea, Mate Vana, is an Herbal Tea that's high in vitamins and minerals and works as an appetite suppressant. hmmm . . . maybe I should be drinking a whole lot more of this one!

Add the recommended amount of loose tea to the pot. When purchased at Teavana, the canisters or bags will have a chart on the back with the measurements for each type of tea.

Add boiling water and let step for recommended amount of time.

When you place the pot/strainer atop a certain width cup or mug, the plunger underneath is released an lets the liquid through while straining the loose tea. Fun!

Actually, I've seen these types of strainer pots around quite a bit. And, of course, loose tea is not too difficult to find. But if you step into a Teavana store, the selection of teas is amazing.

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Tammy518 said...

I love tea, but had never heard of the Teavana. What a neat pot for brewing tea. Off to Google it now!

BellaRosa said...

Carla amor, I have never heard of this...I love tea...lately I am on a chamomille & lemon tea...so relaxing and keeps me warm..for some reason...although I like coffee...it seems that I am just rewarming the cup all day long :) I also wanted to thank you for visiting me and leaving me a sweet birthday wish...made me smile! Besos, Rose

Darlene said...

I have never heard of that though it sounds really neat! I haven't had hot tea in a long, long time. I need to try it again and see if I would enjoy it now.

Audra said...

I am a tea-a-holic, a tea junkie, tea is my crack! seriously! I have never heard of this so I have to get one, because this rocks! I have the Ms. Tea and a blooming tea pot so of course I have to have this and what a great way to brew tea at the office.

Thanks for sharing.

Hopemore Studio said...

Carla, We have a Teavana in Cincinnati. I went in looking for apricot tea (this is surprising hard to find) of course they had it. Bob wanted to get me the whole 'tea experience' too but I talked him out of it. (I do that a lot)


Paula said...

Wow, I've never heard of Teavana. I'm not much of a tea drinker but I have a dear friend who is...bet she'd love it!

Lisa said...

Hi-my name is Lisa and I have a $50.00 a month Teavana tea habit. I call it liquid crack since I don't drink coffee or soda this is my favorite drink(well besides a martini) I make a double batch each night and drink it iced. my favorite is a mix of Tarocco Ruby Orange and Apple Lemon Pomegranate. Love Love Teavana.


CosmoGirl Carla said...

Your comment was hilarious! That's one addiction that's actually healthy for you. Keep it up!

It is perfect for work. I bought Hubby one that he keeps at his office.

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