Healthy Benefits of Ginger Root

By Jennifer Jackson on April 07, 2016   /   autumn sunset china decaffeinated detoxing digestion ginger healthy india menstral nausea pregnancy steep sugarloaf tea tea 101 tisane weight loss wellness    /   0 Comments

Fresh Ginger

Ginger, a warming herb with a sweet, pungent flavor is used in food and beverage preparations across the world.  Ginger is cultivated in India, China, and other parts of Asia and can also be grown at home from rhizomes purchased at the supermarket. 

The knobby root can be easily steeped into teas like Autumn Sunset or Coconut Vanilla Chai to enjoy its health benefits which include settling the stomach and stimulating circulation.

Ginger tea is known to soothe aid digestion, soothe inflammation, and help with menstrual pain relief. Ginger is often used to aid with nausea during pregnancy. When added to the daily diet, this amazing herb can help with health issues or can just be enjoyed for its fine flavor.

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Healthy Benefits of Hibiscus Teas

By Jennifer Jackson on March 02, 2016   /   antioxidants anxiety decaffeinated detoxing digestion fruit healthy heart disease hibiscus new steep tea tea 101 tisane wellness    /   0 Comments

Hibiscus Flowers

Hibiscus leaf teas are a delicious beverage with several known health benefits. The colorful bright tea has been enjoyed across the globe for generations. Hibiscus leaf tea is made from the dried petals of the tropical hibiscus flower.

Medical research has demonstrated that hibiscus tea has the ability to reduce blood pressure. The tea also shows promise for treating high cholesterol and has other heart benefits.

You can easily incorporate the health benefits of hibiscus leaves into your diet by adding a few cups of hibiscus leaves to your teas. Not Just Tea blends delicious hibiscus leaves in your favorite herbals teas like Sassy Strawberry and Fruit Sangria.  These best selling teas are easily prepared and delicious.

Simply add the tea leaves to hot water with sweetener and other ingredients of your choice such as lime, cinnamon, and mint leaves. Let the teas steep for a few minutes until the water is a bright red color and enjoy! Hibiscus leaves can be enjoyed both hot and iced.

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Tea 101: Weight Loss Miracle? Myths about Oolong Teas

By Jennifer Jackson on February 24, 2015   /   195 autumn sunset caffeine caribbean breeze chinese detoxing digestion formosa green jade jasmine garden oolong ooling steep taiwan tea tea 101 weight loss wellness    /   0 Comments

Tea 101: Oolong Teas - Easy, Breezy Weight Loss?

I love Oolong teas!  They are literally my favorite teas because they are a delicious hybrid of the best parts of green and black teas.  

Oolong teas are made through centuries-old, complex techniques and produce an exotic and exciting elixir. Oolong teas are the most difficult of the artisan teas to produce. In some cases, the process can exceed 2 days preparation with constant monitoring of aroma, feel and look. As with any artisan tea, it is the expertise of the tea master which will ultimately determine the quality and desirability of the final product.

There are two types of Oolongs:

Jade Oolong - Light, airy like an earthy sweet robust green tea

This legendary oolong is a cup of pure romance. It produces a beautiful jade colored infusion. The flavor has a natural sweetness, with lingering notes of Spring greens. The Iron Goddess is a Tie Guan Yin oolong from Fujian Province, China. Hand harvested and produced through a traditional process whereby the large tea leaves are very tightly rolled. This is the one of the most revered Chinese oolongs.

We are introducing a new Organic Jade Oolong into our tea line at the Somerset, NJ Sugarloaf Festival in March called Organic Slimming Jade Oolong.  

Formosa or Taiwanese Oolong - Dark and Robust 

Formosa Oolongs have had longer oxidation exposure then the Chinese oolongs; this accounts for their darker appearance. Often referred to for their weight loss characteristics, oolong teas are used in many diet and health plans.

 We carry 3 different Formosa oolongs at Not Just Tea - Caribbean Breeze, Jasmine Garden Oolong and Autumn Sunset.


Proper Steeping Instructions:
Oolong teas support multiple infusions;  they can be infused 6-7 times. With each steeping, oolong teas leaves unfurl more and impart differing flavors making it one of the most interesting teas as well. 

 - Use 2 tsp per 6-8 oz cup

 - Heat water to 195 degrees and pour over the leaves then dump the steep out after 20 seconds. T

 - The Chinese say you have “awakened the Dragon"!

 - For the next steep, use same temperature water and allow to steep 2 minute

 - The more steeps you have, the longer the steeping time up to 3-4 minutes

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Tea 101: Best Teas For Detoxing and Wellness

By Jennifer Jackson on June 19, 2014   /   detoxing healthy tea 101 wellness white tea    /   1 Comment

 

Today, we are going to talk about the best teas for detoxing!  We all need a little spring 'cleaning' of our bodies and minds. The warm weather is here so goodbye arm camouflaging cardigans....hello sheer sleeveless dresses!  

 

White Teas - Best Teas For Detoxing and Wellness!

 

White tea is green tea's healthier little sister!  White tea is named after the tiny white and silver hairs at tip of each plant shoot.  White teas can be found in China,  Japan, the Himalyas and as far away as Kenya!

 

These lightly processed teas are made from the unopened tea bud.  Once plucked, these brand new baby tea buds are carefully gathered, lightly steamed (or not at all), shaped by hand and dried.

 

White teas have such minimal processing, they retain most of their beneficial antioxidants.  They are the HEALTHIEST and MOST DETOXIFYING teas of all types of tea.  Here are some additional white tea healthy benefits:

  • High in antioxidants that boost the immune system
  • Improves brain function
  • Prevents diseases like cancer and heart disease
  • Very little caffeine

When brewed, they give a light, very pale, champagne-colored liquor that has a very light, soft, sweet and velvety flavor.  I think they taste like a delicious dream or like the clouds.  

 

Looking for a healthy tea for increased wellness?  Try one of our 3 delicious hand-blended white teas:

White Cherry Rose - Young tea leaves blended with cherry blossoms and rose petals.

Sweet Nothing - Baby tea leaves with a hint of lemony sweetness.

Apricot White - A delicate white tea with sweet peaches and rich apricot pieces.

You won't be disappointed and your body will thank you!

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