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Nesco Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator 2019 Review – Dry your own herbs, fruits, vegetables !

4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5) Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator

Drying food is a wonderful way to preserve food and their nutritive qualities. This Nesco Dehydrator allows to dry fruits, herbs and blossoms to dry your own herbal teas to use all year long. I personally own a Nesco FD-1018A Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator and have been experimenting with it for a few years now.

Dehydrated food is good also for camping and to eat inexpensive, organic, without additives and nutritious food during winter. A dehydrator works at very low temperatures which allows food to preserve their nutritive values.

We all know dried apricots, prunes, sun dried tomatoes, the fruit leather.. well, you can make those with the dehydrator without using preservatives found in commercial products…. Learn more about it !

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Buy Loose Leaf Tea Storage Containers – How To Choose

Read below to find the perfect storage for your teas and all the right questions to ask yourself before buying a loose leaf tea container. You will find advices, what to avoid and the ideal storage canister, exquisites loose leaf tea storage containers and tins that will make your tea routine a dream ! Learn how to properly store your loose leaf tea to keep all the aromas. Ok, and it will just look perfect on your counter.

Follow me, in 3 steps you will discover how to choose the right tea storage container.

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Tea Quotes and Inspirations

“Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” 
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

You will find here tea quotes and inspirations to enjoy while sipping on tea ! Perhaps some suggested readings, videos, texts, quotes and images.

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Chai Rooibos Tea Review and Recommendations – Stash Spice Dragon Red Chai Caffeine Free Herbal Tea and More

4 Stars (4 / 5) Stash Spice Dragon Red Chai Caffeine Free

That’s it. This morning the thermometer dropped for the first time after a hot summer. The very first morning that I feel a bit chilly in a while. So ! This morning I made myself a Chai tea. It’s a great morning to review Stash Spice Dragon Red Chai Caffeine Free Herbal Tea. Chai tea is great to fight a cold or flu. Read below to find out the properties of each ingredients in the Stash Spice Dragon Red Chai Caffeine Free tea and discover a video below on how to blend your own Chai Tea.

I will also give you information about the benefits of the spices that we find in chai tea and tell you about my favorite secret chai blend and how to make the blend yourself. I will add more chai rooibos herbal tea reviews with time in this post, so come often. Read on…

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In the summer, I have to admit that I drink a lot less tea. I brew a light herbal tea in the morning and I leave it on the table and drink it just warm or cold throughout the day. But when it gets a little cool outside, I need hot herbal tea 2 to 4 times a day.

I really love chai tea, especially rooibos chai herbal teas which are caffeine free and the rooibos taste wonderful with the spices. As I try different brands and spices, I will add them on this page.

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Review : Stash Spice Drago Red Chai Caffeine Free

4 Stars (4 / 5)
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 PROS  CONS
    • No artificial or natural flavors added.
    • Light spicy taste
    • Easy to make
    • 100% natural ingredients
    • Made in USA
    • Caffeine free
    • Gluten-free
  •  Weak taste
  • Short list of spices
  • Not certified organic

How I made it : I brewed the tea in a cup with 250 ml of water for 5 minutes and I did not add any sugar or milk. Preheat your cup before with hot water so that your tea stays warm for longer.

My opinion : If you like a light chai tea, this one is perfect. I personally enjoy when it is a little bit more spicy with cardamom and black pepper, but this is a very nice and enjoyable chai tea with a unique flavor. The sweet cinnamon taste is quite present.

Ideas and suggestions : This tea would be good with milk and I would add a pinch of crushed cardamom seeds straight in the cup. Also, because of the cinnamon taste, it would be a very nice tea to add to a recipe. Why not infuse milk with this tea in a spicy cake/cookie recipe. That’s a big, big yes ! If you want to make ice tea with it, brew with two bags.

 Product Specifications
Ingredients : cinnamon, rooibos, ginger root, clove
Tea Type : Teabag
Brewing instructions : Brew 3-5 minutes
Package Quantity: 18 Tea Bags, 1.2 oz (36 g)
Dimensions : 7.1 x 8.1 x 13 cm , 0.09 kg
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About Stash : Recognized for their quality teas. Located in Oregon, Portland, USA

Properties of the ingredients In Stash Spice Drago Red Chai

Rooibos :  Herbal tea from the plant Aspalathus linearis. Rooibos is an antioxidant and it is good for the heart. The red rooibos is fermented leaves.

Cinnamon : Relieves an upset stomach, enhances digestion. Antibacterial and antiviral, it is good against colds.

Ginger Root : Prevents motion sickness, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Good against colds.

Clove : Digestive aid and antibacterial.

So it is a great tea to drink during the cold season !

Do I recommend it : YES
Will I buy it again : YES

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Review : Chai Herbal Tea Organic by Starwest Botanicals Inc.

4 Stars (4 / 5)

Chai Herbal Tea Organic
from: Starwest Botanicals Inc.
Where to buy this tea :

Chai Herbal Tea Organic (Caffeine-Free)

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 PROS  CONS
    • Rich and flavorful list of ingredients
    • Orange peel zesty taste
    • Easy to make
    • 100% natural ingredients
    • Organic
    • Caffeine free
    • Certified organic products are grown and harvested without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and offer a more sustainable option for feeding ourselves and our communities.
  •  Is there any ? It is a matter of taste. For those who do not like the licorice or fennel taste, this one is not for you.


Suggestion :
I would take this exact blend and mix it with some loose Rooibos tea. Add 2 oz of hot milk (or dairy substitute), and sweeten with honey or sugar to taste.

Loose herbal tea : to brew the tea you need an infuser.

This combination of organic herbs and spices creates a delicious and uniquely different type of chai. Without being blended with black or green teas, it’s also caffeine-free. It’s a combination of sweet and zesty organic spices including cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and licorice. It’s a refreshing, spicy beverage with a soothing finish that is both healthful and full of flavor. Chai Tea is usually sweetened, so try adding a pinch of organic stevia, a dash of vanilla, or even milk. It tastes great whether served hot or cold! Caffeine-Free.

 

 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Ingredients : Organic cinnamon, organic cardamom, organic cloves, organic fennel, organic orange peel, organic ginger, organic licorice, and organic black pepper.
Tea Type : Loose Tea
Brewing instructions : Pour 8 oz of boiling water (212° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 4-5 minutes.
Package Quantity: 1 lb and 4 oz available
About Starwest Botanicals : Starwest is committed to selling high quality natural products while preserving the environment. They started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California.


Properties of the ingredients 

Cinnamon : Relieves an upset stomach, enhances digestion. Antibacterial and antiviral, it is good against colds.

Cardamom : Eases stomach pain and is a digestive stimulant and effective to counter bad breath.

Clove : Digestive aid and antibacterial.

Fennel : Anti-inflammatory, good to relieve a sore throat and it helps to relieve flatulence.

Orange peel : Helps to reduce flatulence. High levels of vitamin C to help fight cold and flu.

Ginger Root : Prevents motion sickness, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Good against colds.

Licorice : Amongst other benefits – anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, estrogenic, digestive aid.

Black pepper : Antibacterial.

Do I recommend it : YES
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Review : Rooibos Chai Tea Organic

3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)
Rooibos Chai Tea Organic 
from: Starwest Botanicals Inc.


Where to buy this tea :

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from: Starwest Botanicals Inc.

 PROS  CONS
    • Classic Chai ingredients with Rooibos tea
    • Spicy taste without licorice, fennel or orange, so it makes it a very gentle and classic chai taste
    • Easy to make
    • 100% natural ingredients
    • Organic
    • Caffeine free
    • Certified organic products are grown and harvested without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and offer a more sustainable option for feeding ourselves and our communities.
  •  Stevia has already a sweet taste for those who do not like the sweetness.

Suggestion : Do not add too much sugar to your chai tea because stevia already has a sweet taste. Add 2 oz of hot milk (or dairy substitute), and sweeten with honey or sugar to taste.

Loose herbal tea : to brew the tea you need an infuser.

This unique chai blend combines Organic Rooibos Tea with the traditional chai tea ingredients like cinnamon and cardamom along with stevia, creating a sweet and refreshing beverage. It tastes great whether served hot or cold! Caffeine-Free.

 

 PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Ingredients : Organic Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis), organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic cardamom, organic cloves, and organic stevia.
Tea Type : Loose tea
Brewing instructions : Pour 8 oz of boiling water (212° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 4-5 minutes.
Package Quantity: Available 1lb and 4 oz.
About Starwest Botanicals : Starwest is committed to selling high quality natural products while preserving the environment. They started as a small retail herb shop in 1975 in Sacramento, California.


Properties of the ingredients 

Rooibos :  Herbal tea from the plant Aspalathus linearis. Rooibos is an antioxidant and it is good for the heart. The red rooibos is fermented leaves.

Cinnamon : Relieves an upset stomach, enhances digestion. Antibacterial and antiviral, it is good against colds.

Ginger Root : Prevents motion sickness, expectorant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Good against colds.

Cardamom : Eases stomach pain and is a digestive stimulant and effective to counter bad breath.

Clove : Digestive aid and antibacterial.

Stevia : Natural sweet taste with no calories

Do I recommend this tea : YES
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My favorite Chai Blend – Make Your Own Blend !

5 Stars (5 / 5)

I also make my own blend of chai with rooibos, cardamom, ginger, fennel, black pepper and cloves. I like to made my blends because I can vary the amount of spices and the recipe. It also allows me to put more crushed cardamom seeds because I just love it !

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Chai Recipe – How To Brew The Best Chai Tea Ever

Recipe for 1 litre of chai tea

500 ml water
500 ml milk (or soya milk unsweetened)
4 teaspoon of chai blend spices
4 teaspoon of brown sugar

  • Boil water in a pot with a lid on the stove
  • Add your blend of spices and simmer for 5 minutes (it will allow the flavors from the seeds to infuse more = more tasty!)
  • Add milk and sugar and boil lightly and remove from the stove right away
  • Cover and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
  • Filter
  • Enjoy !

You can put more or less milk, more or less spices, more or less sugar.. make it how you love it !


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28 Original Gift Ideas For Tea Lovers – Trendy to Traditional

Making tea is that peaceful moment of pure happiness in the day for yourself and your wellness. Drinking herbal tea doesn’t cost a lot and is very simple, no need for special gadgets. But, tea lovers often enjoy that special mug that reminds them of a loved one or to leave that beautiful porcelain or glass teapot on the table for when the guests arrive.

If you are looking for gift ideas for tea lovers or for yourself, a top 15 that keeps growing and is  turning into top 20 or 40  as I stumble upon some nice things ! Check it out ! Enjoy ! And come back often !! I will put more, and more, and more for all the occasions !

 


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Funny Cat Picture Quotes and Health Advice – Learn About Plants and Herbs

Discover my Cat’s Health Advice of The Day ! With funny cat picture quotes and health advice for humans. Learn about plants and herbs and what they can do to benefit your health ! Come back often, my cute and sometimes grumpy cats will make you smile !

You can share the kitties pictures on your social media, make sure to link back to herbalteasforhealth.com

No cats have been harmed during the photo shoot ! Wishing you a healthy and happy life, follow me….

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Health Benefits of Ginger Root Tea – Scientifically Proven !

Ginger has been used since ancient times to treat digestive problems but it has so many more properties that we know of today ! Discover the multiple health benefits of ginger root tea in this post. Most of them have been scientifically proven, so yes ! Introducing more herbs, roots and spices can make a difference in your health. Ginger is a circulatory stimulant that makes it a great morning tea to replace a coffee … on top of being so, so flavorful. What I love about ginger tea is that it is so easy and cheap to make.

In this article, you will find a list of the health benefits of ginger root tea, some links to articles from medical research on ginger, precautions, how to brew ginger root tea, where to find ginger, some recipes and a video about how to plant and harvest the ginger ! Read on…


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Buy Loose Herbal Tea Blends Online – Top 5 Blends For Healthy Living

Herbal teas can be incredibly soothing when feeling under the weather. When it gets cold, when feeling sick, tired, stressed and anxious, when the feminine cycle comes around, herbal tea blends can calm a lot of symptoms. We all have our own rhytmns, strength and weaknesses and we gain from listening to our body and to learn to gently ease ourselves. Who else will do it for us…. !? Here is my Top 5 loose herbal tea blends online to have at home at all times to relieve, boost or relax.

Shop for loose herbal tea blends online right here and read my recommendations. Find out the price and ingredients of the tea blends.

Read the ingredients and shop for them here. Look up the shop below in the post with more than 35 different blends !
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How To Prepare Loose Leaf Tea in a Teapot – Watch the Video

Learn here how to prepare loose leaf tea in a teapot. It is quite simple, but a few tips and tricks might help make this moment even better.

Preparing herbal tea becomes like a ritual after time. It is an invitation to relax, discuss, daydream while sipping on delightful aromas. Drinking a warm cup of herbal tea helps to get through the cold months, stay warm, healthy and cosy. It is also lovely to drink herbal flavorful teas, warm or cold in the summer.

Make tea in a teapot to have a little bit more, to share at home or at work !

Watch the video in this post and a step-by-step guide on how to prepare loose leaf tea in a teapot.

 

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Best Tea Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh and Oprah Winfrey

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, writer, poet and peace activist. He teaches Mindfulness meditation which means to learn to live in the present moment and develop peace inside and around us. Watch the best tea meditation session with Oprah Winfrey and the interview. Feel free to share this tea meditation. Thank you for linking back to my website. Wishing you a peaceful and mindful tea time.

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Detox Teas For Weight Loss Diet – Do They Work ?

A professional herbalist would tell you about all the benefits of herbal teas for your health. But how about the best detox teas for weight loss diet and if they work ? Well, let’s see….

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Herbs have proven medicinal properties, some from anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic to sedative, laxative, diuretic or antibacterial etc.., containing some compounds that are replicated in pharmacology for medication.

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How To Make Fruit Teas DIY – A Great Supplement To Your Diet

How about surprising your tastebuds with fruity herbal teas ? How to make fruit teas ? Very simple, I will list you different ways to make fruit teas DIY and how to discover a whole world of flavours. Fruit teas are delicious and they are a good supplement to a healthy diet.

With an infusion, the body can easily benefit from the vitamins and minerals of the fruits. The fruit tea has cleansing properties and is perfect to add to a weight loss diet.  It will also helps to boost the immune system and to prevent colds. Often, a sweet tooth will enjoy those fruity healthy flavours !

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Guide to Herbal Teas and Tisanes – Where To Start ?

If you are new to herbal tea, do not expect me to tell you about a mysterious diet or detox plan ! But herbal teas can improve your overall health in many different ways. Perhaps, some of you may think that herbal tea tastes like infused grass from your backyard ! Or maybe you had tasteless experiences !

Well, even though some herbal and medicinal teas might not have much of an interesting flavor, there are ways to pimp your teas and to benefit from their properties !  Here is a little guide to herbal teas and tisanes and how to incorporate them in  a healthy diet.

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12 Great Benefits of Drinking Mint Tea – And More !

Who doesn’t love the smell of mint ! It tastes just as amazing… ! The health benefits of drinking mint tea are numerous. It has long been used as a digestive aid and tonic, it helps with nausea, nasal congestion, migraines and as a relief from colds.

It is a delicious tea to have after dinner as it helps the digestion process. Peppermint tea is caffeine free. It is said to promote clear thinking ! Eureka !  but there is more…

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What Are The Benefits of Drinking Chamomile Tea ? It Is Delicious and…

 

…it is well-known as a bedtime herbal tea ! The benefits of drinking chamomile tea are multiple and it has been used for centuries from people all around the world. Chamomile tea helps with insomnia, anxiety. Gently sedative, relaxant, it is also digestive and anti-inflammatory. It is good to calm stomach aches.

Add chamomile tea in your diet when you feel restless, before bed, or to ease an upset stomach. In folklore, this little plant restore strength, hope and confidence … who doesn’t need that nowadays…!

Here is a detailed list of the benefits of drinking chamomile tea and other traditional uses…

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