RECIPE: Peach Iced Tea

A couple of days ago, we presented peach drinks with alcohol. Today, we have a favorite recipe for all, peach iced tea. You can make this recipe anytime with frozen peaches; but there is nothing better than puréeing ripe, luscious summer peaches. Keep an eye out for “specials” at the store: peaches have achieved peak…
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PRODUCT: Grow Your Own Tea

If you live in hardiness zones 8-10—the southern United States—and have a spot with full sun, you can grow your own tea with plants from Burpee. One individual commenting on the Burpee website had success in Zone 6. Here’s the USDA map of hardiness zones. Tea, Camellia sinensis, is a perennial plant. The same plant…
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PRODUCT: Matcha Tea

Matcha, the tea revered in the ancient Japanese tea ceremony (cha no yu), was brought from China to Japan by Zen Buddhist monks in the 12th century. Unlike other green teas, matcha is made from leaves that are shielded from direct sunlight. The tea plant is covered with reed screens three weeks before harvest, resulting…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A New Maté Drink With Sencha

Many people rely on energy drinks to keep up with busy schedules. Energy drinks generally contain caffeine plus other energy enhancers such as carnitine, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, glucuronolactone, guarana, and taurine—often made palatable by a large dose of sugar. Energy and enhanced cognitive activity are benefits. But drinking too much of a typical energy drink…
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RECIPE: Meet Your Matcha With A Green Tea Latte

With matcha tea, it is easy being green. Photo courtesy l’Âge de Thé. Green tea latte (matcha latte), a favorite coffee bar drink, is easy to make at home. Enjoy it hot or cold. Matcha is a powder of finely ground green tea leaves. It has a vibrant green color due to the high concentration…
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