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    Herbal Tea Recipes

    Tea Note Speaker - August 2011 Issue

    Editors Note
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    It's Hot -- Ways to Keep Cool

    Ice tea popsicles or granitas – A cool summer treat that is sure to please

    To start with either of these tea treat, pick a tea with a full, sweet and summery flavor. I like to use tisanes such as Berry Blue Tea, Sleepy Peach Blue Tea and White Tropic, but lots of teas and tisanes work.

    Begin by brewing your tea at double strength (you will use twice the leaves you would normally use). Then strain your tea leaves. Add your preferred sweetener, and more than you normally would use! (When the tea freezes, it looses a lot of the sweetness in the flavor.)

    I like to add flavor by blending in other ingredients like lemon juice, fruit nectars, finely chopped mint leaves, puréed strawberries or coconut. No matter what you add, it is important to incorporate into the mixture well.

    If you’re making tea pops, pour them into Popsicle molds (or into tall, narrow, heat-safe, freezer-safe plastic cups, with one spoon sticking out of each cup) and place them in the freezer.

    Stir the mixture after the first hour. This will help keep the sweetener and other ingredients from concentrating into the tips of the ice pops. Then, keep them in the freezer until frozen, about four hours. Serve immediately, or whenever you’re ready to eat them – just don’t leave them in the freezer for more than a week, or they may start to taste a bit like the freezer itself.


    If you are making a granita, pour the tea mixture into a shallow, heat- and freezer-safe dish. (If it’s a metal baking pan, be careful that the cold does not burn you) Place the dish flat in the freezer

    . After 45 to 60 minutes (or once ice crystals have formed across the top of the liquid’s surface), remove the dish and scrape a fork through it, breaking the ice into fine crystals. Repeat this process every 30 minutes, until the mixture is thoroughly frozen. Repeat this process, once again, immediately before serving.

    Serve your tea granita in small bowls or wide glasses, and garnish with mint or a slice of fruit for added color. Keep your tea granita (covered) in the freezer for up to a week.

    In Italy, the preferred texture for granitas will vary from town to town. If you want a smoother granita (with a consistency like an ICEE), scrape it more often. If you prefer larger ice crystals (with a consistency more like a Sno-Cone), scrape it less often. Depending on the final texture, it may be easier to consume it with a straw or with a spoon.

    Loyal E-zine Readers Deserve the Very Best Offers

    We are thrilled to be able to offer you our very loyal readers the very best price on our newly released ebook entitled Herbal Tea Recipes.

    This book contains so much useful information that I don’t know where to start. Many people today are beginning to recognize that herbs can be an important part of their food pantry as well as their medicine cabinet.

    People are looking for and becoming more interested in natural healing methods.

    Our readers already know that tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant offers many health benefits.

    Let’s take time now to explore the benefits of herbs. I urge you to find out how the New Herbal Tea Recipes Book Unlocks the Powerful Health Benefits of Tea and Herbs. DO NOT purchase the book on that page however; come back here to get an even better price offered only to our loyal readers.

    Plus you will receive ALL the bonus publications as well. (the tea wallet is not included in this price of $14.97)


    The Summer Growing Season

    Summer is in full swing and many have their gardens growing.

    My garden is always full of herbs that I can use to make teas and cook with, as well as, use for health purposes. There is a growing interest in how herbs promote health and well being.

    Many do not realize that much of today’s medicines have their beginnings in these herbs.

    Do you grow herbs in your garden for medicinal purposes? I would for you to share pictures of your garden, stories of how you came to grow a specific herb. If you would like to share a recipe that works, for an ailment, that would be most generous of you. You can do that here.

    Now let’s travel to cyberspace to learn more about growing your own herbs for health benefits at facts about tea. If gardening is not your favorite hobby you will find many herbs at Mountain Rose Herbs.




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