Thursday, January 30, 2014

January is Hot Tea Month - Tea Review and Tea book recommendations




Why is my blog called Tea Time with Marce?  Well that is easy, everything is better with Tea, especially reading and as you can see from my blog button, I like dark, bloody reads, always by my side is a cup of tea.  I drink 3 - 6 cups of tea a day, yes that many, hot tea with cream and sugar, I'm a black tea girl, Earl Grey is my favourite.  I am the girl that will request a cup of tea at the bar, lol.  I make friends angry.

Did you know January was Hot Tea Month?  I am celebrating by reviewing some new teas and recommending some Tea themed books.

Tea from Buddha's Herbs - Go here for a presentation on Buddha's Herbs blog



I was contacted to review tea.  I usually will decline product reviews but was happy to do this one as I love tea.  When looking on Amazon, they currently have 5 star ratings on some of the teas.

In general I loved the teas because they had something for everyone, the traditional, sweet herbals, detox, weight loss and healthy living choices.  I received the following to try and have drank a few for 2 months to give a true feedback from 5 - 10 tea moments.  I really should have asked for Earl Grey also, I will have to buy that now.

Raspberry Tea - my favourite out of the 5, I would give a 5 for this, only a touch of sugar needed which is huge for me, I am a sugar addict when drinking tea, so this passed the test.  I tried without and enjoyed it but loved it with a touch.  This was also good when cold, so you can start popping hot, get distracted and still drink when cold and enjoy it. Raspberry tea also supports the female system, perfect to drink during your period. 

Natural Slim Herbal Tea - this is the perfect one to add to your healthy living when starting a diet or continuation after detoxing.  My mother and I both enjoyed this one and felt the taste was great with a bonus of it being a positive healthy outcome.  This will remain a norm addition to my tea collection.  I give this a 5 also.

St. John Wort Tea - I have tried different detox teas and they kill my stomach, sweating and sick feeling.  This one made me realize I was detoxing without feeling sick but knowing I am getting rid of waste.  Well done - note, I hate detoxing but it is good for you.  I give this a 4 1/2

Chamomile Tea - This is known for the relaxing traditional tea, it past the test after a stressful day but overall Chamomile is not my tea of choice.

Green Tea with Herbs - I have never enjoyed Green tea so did not even try.  On the box it states improves health and brings freshness and energy.



Recommended Tea Themed Books

Laura Childs - Tea Shop Mystery series


Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1)
Three Cups of Tea - Memoir by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Agatha Christie - The Harlequin Tea Set



20 comments:

  1. Oh they sound lovely. Can we see a picture of the boxes? It's sad but I only remember tea but their boxes.

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    1. Juju, I attached to the post, thanks for that, didn't even think about it.

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    2. My pleasure. Thank you! :) Now I know what to look for.

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  2. Mmm ... I love a good cup of tea! I don't know of any tea themed books, but I find that whenever I read a book that's more of a British book, the characters are always having a spot of tea, which means I have to go make a cup myself. Of course, that's much better than when I read Chocolat and needed chocolate the whole time!

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    1. You must try some Kristilyn. Thanks for the laugh with chocolate, I totally agree hahaha

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  3. I love tea too. Earl Grey is one of my favorites. I just received an organic earl grey green tea that is lovely.

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  4. I would be willing to try an earl grey green tea, intriguing.

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  5. I read your blog. Its amazing. really it having very good content. thanks for sharing this


    Gymnema Herbal Tea for Diabetics.

    Slimming Tea Green Tea

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  6. What a brilliant link, I love this and who'd have thought that you could recommend three such brilliant tea related books!

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    1. Thanks for visiting - The Laura Childs book is on sale right now also, the ebook.

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  7. I must try these teas! I love chamomile tea and that healthy slimming tea sounds really good. And I forgot Agatha Christie wrote a book with hot tea! I must get that to read with my new tea :-) Thanks so much for the suggestions!

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    1. I haven't read this Agatha C one but it is on my TBR list.

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  8. I read your blog.. Its having very good content. very useful to all. also see my website


    Herbal Green Tea for Weight loss

    Slimming Tea Green Tea

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  9. I did a similar post celebrating Hot Tea month. I didn't share any tea ideas and love all of your. I do love raspberry tea, but my favorite is green. Just a new obsession of mine. Great post thanks for sharing!

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    1. I cannot appreciate green tea, that is the ultimate of healthy ;-) even with sugar it is still not great in my opinion. I went to your post, we both put Laura Childs book.

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  10. Ooh I love tea too, the stronger the better. My fave (and friends have been bringing it out from the UK for me) is Yorkshire Gold, milk + 1 sugar lol. But last Christmas my son bought me a brewer and flask for cold tea and I love Turkish Apple and Fruitalicious, could drink it all day.

    Raspberry tea is lovely cold and I'll keep an eye out for St John's Wort tea, not seen it but you never know. Really enjoyed your review :)

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    1. The stronger the better for sure. I will have to try Yorkshire Gold, sounds lovely.

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  11. I love tea too (but have never ordered it at a bar, LOL) and, like you, don't care for Chamomile. Maybe we don't like to relax?

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  12. I feel satisfied after finding this one.Tea company

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  13. There many classes of tea. Sometimes it is served hot and at times its cold.

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