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Savvy Teas and Herbs


Savvy Teas and Herbs

As I write this post, I'm sipping on my Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea from Savvy Teas...and now I'm ready for bed! But, wait, I need to get this post up! At least I'm nice and relaxed now.

I am thrilled with the tea I have used from Savvy Teas and Herbs (a sweet little tight-knit family business in North Carolina. You can read more about them here.)

I have always loved tea and this past spring my thoughtful mother-in-law hosted a Four Generation Tea Party which was so wonderful. It was an incredibly special time!


It was actually at this tea party that I had my first opportunity to try tea that wasn't from a tea bag, but rather from actual tea leaves. My sister-in-law's mother-in-law came up from North Carolina to celebrate with us and brought this beautiful tea that actually unfurled when added to hot water. It was beautiful.

My little girl watching Mim's blooming tea

However, apart from this tea party, I've only ever used tea bags. And, wow, have I been missing out! Just opening a bag of one of Savvy Teas and Herbs is so wonderful. Oh my. The fragrance is amazing.

Savvy Teas offers tea with solid flavors (not the bland ones I've been having all these years!). They range in a variety of tastes and aromas whether it be Organic Green Chai, Early Bird Herbal, Organic Darjeeling, Organic Cranberry Orange or Organic Mango Ceylon (I love to just smell this one!).

Now that I'm using real tea, I definitely need one of these! It has the infuser right in it and would would save me from having to do this!


Health Benefits of Tea

I have recently been learning more and more about the health benefits of herbs. It's no surprise then that organic tea is so good for you. Of particular interest is tea's amazing antioxidant properties! Wow! What's equally amazing is it's anti-cancer fighting abilities.


Vanilla Green Tea Latte (from The Purposed Heart)

This recipe is so yummy and makes great use of Savvy Tea's Organic Green Chai Tea!

1 T. Savvy Tea's Organic Green Chai Tea
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. milk
1 T raw honey (I have a sweet tooth so I also added 1 T. organic brown sugar!)
1/2 t. vanilla extract

Steep your tea for 6 minutes. While the tea is steeping, heat milk in a small saucepan until it is very hot, but not boiling. Once the milk is hot and the green tea is done steeping, place the green tea, hot milk, honey and vanilla into your blender. Blend on high speed for 1 minute. Pour in mug and enjoy. It is amazing and just as good as anything Starbucks offers, but better for you!

You can read more about why tea needs to be a part of your regular diet here.

Check Out Savvy Teas and Herbs

I do hope you'll check out the lovely selection of organic teas and accessories from Savvy Teas and Herbs. And while you're there, don't forget about their January Special. (Use coupon code JAN15 at checkout to save 15% off their decaffeinated teas.)

Giveaway!

Savvy Teas and Herbs is giving away a $25 gift certificate to a blessed Purposeful Homemaking reader so be sure to enter the giveaway! Enter Here.

Disclosure: I was given product to keep from Savvy Teas and Herbs in exchange for a candid review. Purposeful Homemaking will not be held responsible for prizes not fulfilled by the sponsors. I have represented my sponsors wtih the expectation that they will fulfill their prizes and in a timely manner. The sponsors are shipping their items to you directly. They will not be shipped from Purposeful Homemaking.

3 comments:

Brittney said...

I love tea! These sound amazing!

Tara said...

sounds yummy! hope this is where to enter.
taraz9 at excite dot com

Becky @ purposefulhomemaking.com said...

From my mom :)

"I checked out the Savvy Tea site, too, and found it well done, informative. Sweet family, as you said."

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