tea talk and tips

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During this warm weather it is a perfect time for you to try different drinks and foods to stay healthy and enjoy a great summer.

Let me hear from you. If you have any ideas, new recipes, please write to sandy@innteas.com.

With any new teas or honey recipe ideas we will send you a free tea strainer. Please include some images of your recipes.

Image: free tea strainer in exchange for an original recipe.

You may also add a recipe or comment on our In Nature page on Facebook, which will also qualify for a gift from us.

Hoping to hear from you soon

Kindest Regards,
Sandy

How to Increase Your Pesticide and Other Toxins Intake

Simple, drink Teavana and Celestial Seasoning teas!

Or at least if the reports are to be believed.

Almost 12 months ago, Glaucus Research, a Californian based corporate research company investigated the Teavana – Starbucks deal.

Their report was quite shocking.

It suggested that Teavana, suppliers of supposedly expensive high quality pesticide free teas were duping their customers. In their report, they claimed that pesticide levels were above both US and EU permitted levels in the majority of tested samples.

The report can be found here.

Additionally, they claimed that Teavana trained staff were also misleading customers by making claims that were untrue such as the teas being pesticide free and organic.

For a more in depth discussion, visit the Steepster site – http://steepster.com/discuss/3934-dangerous-levels-of-pesticides-in-teavana-tea

But Teavana are not the only large tea company implicated. Celestial Seasonings offer a wide variety of adulterated teas several of which were tested in a European independent laboratory and also found to be contaminated with pesticides. Despite this, Celestial Seasoning naturally deny it. You can find an interesting discussion on the www.metabunk.org site.

But why not play it safe and buy In Nature teas. Hand picked loose leaf teas as Mother Nature herself intended – http://www.innteas.com/organic-tea.php

Pure, organic tea.

Easy Green Tea Recipes

Green TeaDelicious, high in anti-oxidants and perfect for detoxing, we all know that Green Tea is considered a super-food, and with good reason! However, did you know that in order to retain maximum health benefits from this humble tea leaf, you should eat it in addition to drinking it? Here are our top tips for incorporating green tea into your meals!

Salads. A quick and easy way of ensuring you get your five a day, we particular enjoy a fresh salad during the summer months. For a unique twist, try sprinkling some green tea leaves such as Spring Green – Bi Luo Chun (Alpine Tea) on top for a delicious boost in anti-oxidants.

Stir-fry. As above, a delicious stir-fry is a quick and healthy meal. Once again, try stirring in some green tea leaves for an added boost and a unique and delicious taste!

Porridge. A fantastic way to start the day, instead of making your bowl with unhealthy cream or boring water, why not steep some green tea and make with this instead? An incredibly healthy breakfast, it can also be sweetened with a drop of honey for a special treat.

Smoothies. A popular treat, especially after a workout, add some tea leave to the blender next time you mix up this wholesome treat.

We’d love to hear your top tips!