Welcome to Distinctly Steeped® Me and Tea Blog.  Here you will  Learn about tea & discover delicious blends, health benefits, brewing tips, recipes & interesting tea facts that every tea lover should know.

June is Distinctly Tea Iced Tea Month

Fruit & Rooibos teas are a favorite type of tea to drink iced. Use approximately 1/4 cup of tea per 6 cups of water. An easy method is to add tea to a heatproof pitcher, fill half with boiling water (stir in sweetener at this time or see our tips on “Ways to sweeten your tea” below) then let cool to room temperature. Top up the pitcher with cold water and place it in the fridge to finish chilling. Some favorite Rooibos teas our customers loved iced are Lemon Chiffon Rooibos, Peach Apricot, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Fruity Orange.

Red Fruit Tea Smoothie Recipe

1 cup boiling water 3 tsp. Strawberry Kiwi Fruit or any other favourite  Red Berry Fruit Tea 2 tbsp. sweetener 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt (can use frozen yogurt) 1/2 cup ice cubes ( about 3-4 ) 

Natural Ingredient Smoothie Recipes – Smoothie Basics 

Step 1: Add fruits and/or vegetables Fruits can be frozen or fresh –most fruits work well for smoothies. Two fruits work great.
 Spinach is the most popular green to add but you can experiment with adding different greens like kale, romaine lettuce, etc. Step 2: Add Liquid Add between 1-2 cups of liquid for every 3 cups of fruit Note: bananas and mangos create a thicker smoothie and fruits like watermelon create a more liquid type. Liquids to add: milk or milk alternatives, fruit juice, water, iced coffee, iced green/black tea.

SPRING IS DETOX TIME

Sunny daffodils and robins everywhere, it is clear that spring is here! With the shedding of our winter coats, we feel a little lighter, and many of us start itching for a change. We clean our houses, try a new haircut, shop for a summer wardrobe (even if it is still too cold to wear our […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

A great snack cake for lunches or afternoon TEA with a refreshing lemon taste. 1/2 cup strongly brewed Lemon Chiffon Rooibos TEA (Steep 2 tsp. Lemon Chiffon Rooibos TEA in 3/4 cup boiling water. Steep until cool. Strain TEA)

Rooibos (Red Bush) and Your Health

Pronounced 'royboss' this herb is extraordinarily rich in naturally occurring nutrients. Minerals including iron, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, flouride, manganese & sodium. Vitamins in Rooibos are E, C, bioflavonoids & carotene, to name a few. Rooibos is naturally caffeine free. Ingredients: Red Rooibos Unflavoured Organic.

Make your Matcha like a pro!

When making Matcha in a traditional style, it helps to have the right tools. At Distinctly Tea, you can get everything you need to make your Matcha the way it’s supposed to be made. Whisks and scoops (pictured) are always available, as are a variety of different Matcha bowls. 🍵 #japanesematcha #matchalatte #matchagreentea #matcharecipes #matchacake […]

Smoky Potato Leek Soup

3 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 leeks (use the white & light green parts) thinly sliced 1 rib of celery and 1 carrot 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 Yukon gold Potatoes (2 lbs.) peeled and chopped 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 4 cups strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong ( 10 […]