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Blend Your Own Tea Recipes Part Two!

It’s no secret that I’m a tea lover, but I have recently found my taste buds wanting more than the ordinary taste of normal white tea. Ever found yourself in that weird space where you want to drink something hot, but you’re not sure what? You know you don’t want coffee, hot chocolate or normal tea, so what can you have? 

Oh wait I think someone’s at your door, the bell rang, it might be Bruu coming to your rescue!

How does it work?

You can start with a simple subscription where you will get 3 different teas every month and each box can give you between 20-40 cups depending on the type of tea you get. However this is no luck of the draw, when you sign up and tell us all about your preferences, our magicians put together a personalised box just for you. You then rate our teas so the next set is better than your last.

Now that this door is open, let me introduce you to the world of creating your own tea with our Blend Your Own Tea kit. Yes, it’s real and you’re welcome.

What’s in the kit?

In the kit you get at least 7 raw ingredients namely:

  • Chamomile
  • Diced Liquorice Root
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Black/ Green Tea
  • Diced Pineapple and
  • Spearmint
  • 6 glass vials
  • A tea egg infuser and
  • 4 Bruu bags to store your blends in safely.

Let’s share some exciting recipes:

Pineapple tea:

Before you start thinking this is an odd flavour, pineapple is great if you’re looking to lose weight, boost your immune system, improve your metabolism, and prevent premature ageing, amongst a list of other benefits.

Boil water on a stove, add diced pineapple, a stick of cinnamon, 2 cloves, vanilla extract and some ginger. After 10 minutes, allow the tea to simmer and add honey for added flavour. Sieve, serve and sip.

Lemongrass 2 ways:

This is one of my favourites and can be enjoyed as a herbal infusion or as a tea 2 ways:

Boil water on a stove, add in the lemongrass, 2 pieces of cardamom and a stick of cinnamon. Once the water turns green, add a few leaves of fresh mint, allow the tea to simmer on low for 2 minutes, then turn the stove off.

This tea can also be enjoyed as a black/ milk tea as well:

Before adding the mint leaves, add either loose leaves/ a teabag. Once perfectly brewed, add in the mint leaves.

Sieve, serve and sip.

For a milk tea, let the tea leaves or tea bag brew longer, then add the milk and mint leaves. For added sweetness, normal sugar will do.

As always, Sieve, serve and enjoy :)

Did I ever mention there are endless health benefits to having lemongrass? Let’s name a few:

  • Relieves bloating,
  • Boosts red blood cell levels,
  • Contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties,
  • Regulates cholesterol levels and
  • Helps you lose weight.

Liquorice and Ginger tea:

This tea is great for coughs and colds. To a pot, add some ginger and liquorice pieces. After 10 minutes, turn your stove off and add some honey for taste. Sieve into your cup, serve and enjoy.

I’m sure your brain is short-circuiting at the endless options that are at your fingertips. Get your Tea-passports ready, because you’re about to take yourself around the world one sip at a time. 

Happy crafting and remember, sieve, serve and sip :)

- Ari

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