Guys – Want to Find Your Perfect Tea?

By July 27, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

Tea is a powerhouse that’s long believed to improve things like exercise performance while potentially preventing disease and even providing anti-aging benefits. And for men, the value of drinking tea is enormous.

But guys usually aren’t the first to ask for a cup of tea. (We get that.) Here’s why you ought to drink more and why tea might be the best gift you could ever give your body!

Tea for Guys

Green Tea

Earthy and smooth, you can’t go wrong with this juggernaut. One sip of this tea and you’ll feel the wave of relaxation, calm, and peace of mind from this ancient tea. Green tea is also high in antioxidants called polyphenols as well as flavonoids, catechins, and amino acids, which is believed by many to fight heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and liver disease (some of which men are more at risk for).

We highly recommend our award-winning Green Pomegranate Tea, which includes organic raspberries and pomegranate to give your body extra nourishment.

Hibiscus

This tart and fruity drink is known for its deep magenta color and is packed with vitamin C. But men shouldn’t underestimate this pink drink — this beautiful tropical flower offers anti-inflammatory properties and could even help with weight loss.

Enjoy our certified organic Hibiscus Cooler tea, which offers smooth notes of lemongrass, perfectly balanced by the natural sweetness of our fresh stevia leaves.

Oolong

Oolong is as rich in antioxidants as it is diverse in flavor profiles, ranging from buttery to chocolatey to nutty. The body and complexity of this tea also sets it apart, falling between springy green tea and malty black tea in strength.

Indulge in our super delicious and organic Peach Oolong tea for a great fruity, yet woodsy flavor profile that will be sure to blow you away (especially on those hot summer days).

Rooibos

Recognizable by its distinct red color, rooibos is made not from a leaf but rather an herb grown exclusively in South Africa. This versatile tea boasts a smoky and sweet flavor that can’t be beat.

If you’re not quite a tea drinker (yet!), we suggest our organic and fair-trade certified Rooibos tea for a sweet, mellow, and creamy flavor that can’t be beat!

Darjeeling

Earning its nickname “the champagne of teas” for being grown in the Darjeeling district in the Himalayan foothills, it’s flavor varies from strong and fruity to light and floral, depending on when the leaf is picked. It includes complex compounds that are believed to protect against stomach ulcers — which are more common for men — and promote weight loss.

Doesn’t sound half bad, right?

Try our certified organic Darjeeling, winner of the “Best Black Tea” award at the World Tea Expo. Our select high-grown tea is hand-picked and offers a pink, light amber color, with a fresh floral and apple-like character and a slightly astringent finish.

Pu-erh

“Health-boosting bacteria” might not sound appealing, but this smooth and malty tea proves that wrong. Because of its long fermentation process before being brewed to drink, Pu-erh is believed to have ancient healing properties and improve the bacterial flora in the intestines.

Try our certified organic Tea For Him, which is specifically engineered for guys. It helps to re-energize and enhance performance, especially after extreme exercise, and delivers a musky, sweet finish with notes reminiscent of sandalwood.

With each of these 6 teas supporting a different aspect of your lifestyle, it’s never been easier — or more delicious — to feel great and enjoy all the benefits from tea. Between the variety of bold flavors and the countless health benefits of these teas, what’s not to love?

Happy brewing!

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Boost Your Exercise With Tea

By July 25, 2016 Health & Lifestyle

One of the absolute best ways to live a happier and healthier life is to exercise! Before your next workout, skip the energy drink or sugar-packed pre-workout supplement and get a natural boost of energy with a glass of quality tea.

Instead of having that jittery feeling or “crash” that comes with artificially made beverages (or even too much coffee), you’ll get a nice, smooth increase of energy from tea that will help power you to your best workout ever. Here’s what you should know.

Boost Exercise Tea

Using Tea to Exercise

To enhance your exercise experience, try drinking tea about 15 to 30 minutes before you actually begin working out. This will give your body a chance to adjust to the energy boost and give you time to feel truly prepared to work up a sweat.

It’s also a good idea to pick a tea that will boost your energy levels without having to drink too much of it. (Drinking two or three glasses before a workout, for example, may cause you to feel heavy and bloated, which won’t be conducive to a great workout.)

Then, once your exercise is finished, you can drink a little more tea to refresh yourself. Why? Well, if you work out in the morning before work, drinking some tea post-workout can help prevent feelings of fatigue and retain your energy levels so you can feel great throughout the day.

Picking the Right Tea for Your Workout

When picking the right tea for your exercise, choose one that you enjoy naturally so you don’t have to add anything to it; putting sugary add-ons into your tea could give you a sugar crash later in the gym.

Here are some great choices for our teas that give you an energy boost:

What if you’re about to enjoy a relaxing and invigorating activity like a yoga workout? Try a tea that will gently stimulate your mind and senses like:

If you’re serious about improving your health and staying in shape, try finding a nice tea to compliment your exercises. There are many more out there so feel free to sample as many as you like to get the best one for you. Your body will thank you and you will feel much better than you did with energy drinks and over-caffeinated beverages.

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White Coconut Creme Tea Pops

By July 22, 2016 Cocktails, Mocktails & More

Summer is in full swing and we’re looking for any way to escape this heat! These frosty popsicles made from our delicious White Coconut Creme tea are refreshing and perfect for tea lovers of all ages!

White Coconut Creme is a delightfully flavorful tea, so you don’t need to use many other ingredients to make delectable coconut creme popsicles. Make these healthy, vegan-friendly treats to wow guests at any summer soiree. (Or you can just keep a stash in your freezer to satisfy a sweet tooth!) 

White Coconut Creme Pops - Art of Tea

To make these, you’ll have to cold brew the White Coconut Creme tea for 8-10 hours. This will yield a smooth, full flavor with less tannins. Although this method sounds intimidating, it’s actually super simple! Our Iced Tea Brewing Guide gives full instructions on how to prep your tea this way.

The smooth and creamy elements of our award winning White Coconut Creme pair perfectly with coconut milk for a quick and easy treat that can be enjoyed all year round!

White Coconut Creme Tea Pops
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Ingredients
  1. 8 oz. White Coconut Creme Tea
  2. 8 oz. Coconut Cream
Instructions
  1. Cold brew the White Coconut Creme tea for 8-12 hours.
  2. Pour a layer of coconut cream into popsicle molds, freeze for approximately 1 hour.
  3. Remove from freezer and pour a layer of white coconut creme tea over the coconut cream in the molds. Freeze for 1 hour.
  4. Alternate layers until the mold is filled, freeze for 24 hours.
  5. Enjoy!
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Whether you’re making these for a backyard BBQ or just to enjoy on a warm summer day, the light and creamy coconut flavor will leave you feeling like you’re laying on the beach.

If you try this recipe out at home, be sure to share your photos with us on Twitter or Instagram by tagging Art of Tea or using the hashtag #MyArtofTea

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