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Hello Tea People: Lu Ann Pannunzio

Hello, tea lovers! We wanted to give you a behind the scenes of an interview with one of our "Hello Tea People." We are lucky to have here Lu Ann Pannunzio give us a peak at her new book Tea-spiration and her story behind it all. Lu Ann Pannunzio is a tea enthusiast and writer based in Ontario, Canada. She is the blogger behind the tea blog, The Cup of Life, where she shares her steeps, tea infused recipes and crafts to show the world just how versatile and inspirational the beverage of tea truly is. Her blog is well recognized and has been nominated for the World Tea Awards’ Best Tea Blog three years in a row. Lu Ann’s...

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Fancy Cool-Off Cubes Recipe

There is a reason it’s called the dog days of summer around this time of the year and everyone has their own ways of cooling off. Whether it’s lounging by the pool, sucking on a sugary frozen popsicle, or hitting the beach, we have a recipe to help cool you off. This summer try an easy recipe for an easy refreshing drink… ICED TEA CUBES! Here’s the breakdown: Overnight fill an ice tray with some refreshing coconut water and add some cut up fresh fruit or mint leaves to each slot in the tray. The next day, brew your tea of choice as usual and add your newly made cubes to your glass. It adds a little burst of flavor...

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Love Your Sore Body

So we all know that summertime is the best time to keep that beach body in shape. Whether you actively engage in some yoga, or you train in CrossFit or HIIT Training, it can be awesome to break a sweat when you get the results you want. The only downside that we all hate is waking up to the soreness and painfully stiff muscles the next morning. Not the greatest wake-up call, ouch! But here at Hello Tea, we have five easy ways to avoid and lessen the pain the next morning. Try a contrast showerSo we know that after a great workout you might be craving a hot shower. Although that may make you feel amazing, a contrast shower...

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Hello Tea Summer Refreshments Time

We all know that the summers can be stifling hot. One of our favorite things to do here at Hello Tea is to lounge by the poolside or at the beach with a refreshing tea drink. Instead of spending all your money on those fancy schmancy refreshers from Starbucks, why don’t you try some of our products to cool off with? One of our adored customers had a similar idea with our Hibiscus & Rose Herbal Tea. She decided to experiment with some chilly french soda! We loved the idea so much we wanted to tell all of our other customers about it too! To check out her recipe, head over to Emily’s website  and read her French Soda blog post. Also,...

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Matcha Ice Cream

We all know the summers are super hot and stifling. So, we decided to find an easy recipe for you to try and to cool you off in these sunny days to come… Matcha Ice cream! You won’t need a fancy machine for this recipe so do not fret. But, what you do need is 4 simple ingredients. 1 cup heavy cream, cold (240ml) ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) sweetened condensed milk, cold (76g) 4½ teaspoons matcha green tea powder (12g) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract for additional flavor Now, the process is fairly simple. Let’s break it down: Mix 4½ teaspoons of green tea powder in 3 tablespoons of hot water and let cool. Whip 1 cup of cold heavy...

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