Friday, March 19, 2010

Tea in Texas

Hey, all you Texans! There is a great tea magazine called Tea in Texas. It comes out every two months and filled with great tea information, recipes, and news of many, many tearooms in Texas. Apparently, tearooms are very popular in Texas.
Look them up on the internet for more information and to be able to subscribe. It's really a great magazine.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mystery of Tea

My education in tea continues to grow. I am working with Heavenly Special Teas, a home party company. I do not plan on doing home parties myself, but will offer these wonderful high quality teas through my mystery tea party business. I am also looking for consultants anywhere in the nation.
There are so many benefits to drinking tea. It's one beverage that contains no calories, no carbohydrates, no salt and no fat.
Green tea contains more antioxidant working for you than Vitamins C and E. Some studies suggest it may prevent rheumatoid arthritis and/or lessen pain from those already afflicted.
Black tea even contains fluoride which fights bacteria that causes gum disease and decay. Who knew?
Oolong tea has so many benefits I don't know where to begin! It aids in digestion, works as a diuretic and has cleansing actions in the system. It fights dark spots on the skin and wrinkles. It also has been shown to help lower blood pressure and reduce heart disease. This tea also helps prevent tooth decay. Many claim it also aids in weight reduction.
If you'd like to learn more about these amazing teas visit Please be sure to tell them Maxine sent you, or just give me a call at 951-301-7218. I'm on Pacific time, so if you're on the East Coast, please don't call before 9:00 a.m. your time!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mystery of tea

Iam learning so much about tea! I starting reading some tea forums on various websites. I soon discovered that many true tea lovers are not content with the teabags purchased at the local grocery store. They were ordering special teas and blends from different tea sources. They wrote with great passion about senchas and oolongs. They shared how long to steep various teas and worried about the temperature of the water. How long should the water boil? Should green tea steep longer than black?
Should you steep tea in a teapot with the cozy on or off? This last question led to a lengthy discussion, and several people performing tests.
The answers? Usually, water should just reach a boil. Green tea steeps for 3 minutes, black 5. Never cover a teapot while steeping tea. It "cooks" the tea and spoils the taste.