Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tiesta Tea: Have a Flavorful and Healthy Cup {and a Giveaway 2/7/13}

As our long time readers know, we are big fans of Tiesta Tea. They have many unique blends that will definitely have you coming back for more! This month, we had the opportunity to sample a couple more Tiesta blends. (Yay, us!) With starting a new year, it is the perfect time to start enjoying tea and kick-start some new lifestyle changes.

Ongoing research has been touting the health benefits of tea. I know that at its most basic level, certain teas can give me needed energy boosts that tend to be more sustained. Also, certain teas relax me, so that I can calm down after a rough day. (In fact, I remember a particular day when I was going nuts and Kat gave me a nice cup of tea to relax.) Plus, a cup of warm tea is definitely healthier than a bottled beverage with questionable chemical components. Here are some other possible health benefits of tea:
  • Teas are high in polyphenols which are antioxidants that can help prevent cell damage that may lead to disease including cancer.
  • Drinking 1-4 cups of green or black tea may decrease the chance of Parkinson's.
  • Green tea may help in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease or at least delaying some risk factors.
  • Green tea also may provide a metabolic boost and help burn fat.
  • Drinking black tea may lower blood pressure.
  • Oolong tea may help lower bad cholesterol.
Of course, more research needs to be done on the health benefits of tea. However, past studies definitely have looked promising!

For our recent tasting of Tiesta Tea, we tried Passion Berry Jolt and Sparkling White Grape.
We actually tried the Sparkling White Grape at a holiday party. The tea was truly a great option for a holiday party. Everyone loved the tea. The aroma of the tea is definitely grape. I was a little worried that the grape would be too much when tasting the tea.  However, the grape was pleasantly crisp, not overwhelming at all. Take a look at the Sparkling White Grape, it is quite a beautiful white tea blend:

 



We also tasted the Passion Berry Jolt. The blend itself sounds very exotic: black tea with marigolds, cornflowers, raspberry and passion fruit flavoring. I think that Kat captures this tea in her review: "I really liked the Passion Berry Jolt Energizer blend.  Even just smelling it is pleasant!  A combo of black tea, raspberry, marigolds, cornflowers and passion fruit flavoring give it a tasty punch." Take a peek:


Once again, Tiesta Tea has delivered some tasty and unique tea! I really think that they have a tea for every mood. We are so excited that we have another Tiesta Tea giveaway as our first giveaway of the year! One lucky winner will win 1 pouch of Earl Grey De La Creme, 1 pouch of Peaches N' Cream, 1 sample of Nutty Almond Cream (one of our faves), 1 sample of Granny's Garden (the blend that started it all), some tea filters, and an infuser. Definitely, try some Tiesta Tea for yourself! You are sure to find a blend or two or three that you will love! The giveaway is open to US residents ages 18-years-old and older only. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited. There will only be 1 winner for this prize. The giveaway will end February 7, 2013. See the rafflecopter below to enter:

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Sources: The Truth About the Health Benefits of Tea, Fox News.  Tea Benefits: 8 Ways It Could Benefit Our Bodies, Huffington Post. Types of Teas and their Health Benefits. WebMD.

**Disclosure: We did receive complementary pouches of tea to sample for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% our own. Pin It Now!

17 comments:

  1. Peaches and Cream sounds yummy!

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  2. I would love to try their Fireberry tea.

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  3. Passion berry jolt sounds good!

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  4. I'd like to try Nutty Almond Cream.The green teas look good too.

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  5. Louise Brimsley (Cynthia BrinsleyFebruary 1, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Fruity Pebbles!

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  6. Heather: passion berry volt sounds like something i need
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  7. rooibos tea!
    erum.shaukat@gmail.com

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  8. I'd like to try Chai Love.

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  9. Chai Love looks like a really nice blend.

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  10. Fireberry Immunity
    Nicole

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  11. I'd love to try Red Rose Roobios! Two of my favourite teas!

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  12. I am a new teaoholic. I would love to try the Earl Grey de la Creme!

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