Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale

40% off on Green and Black tea

plus Free shipping when you spend $49 or more

40% off

Don’t miss a chance to save 40% on all green and black Forsman tea during Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale! (Including our best sellers Emperor’s Choice and Organic Pear Sencha)

Valid 28 Nov to 2nd Dec 2013. No coupon code needed.

 

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Butterfly Teabags

A few weeks ago, I spotted little butterfly tea bags here and immediately fell in love with them. The butterflies sit on the edge of the tea cup while the tea is seeping.

butterfly tea bags

These Butterfly Tea Bags are a novel way of enjoying your tea, especially with a friend.
If you like TEA, Butterfly and DIY crafts, then you might want to try one on those projects.

1) Butterfly Tea Bags by Craftberrybush.com

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You can create Butterfly by using Cricut, butterfly punch or cut out prints. Than place back to back, fold in the middle and cut a small slit just past half way point of butterfly, apply glue to the underside of both, place string from teabag onto butterfly and make a ‘sandwich’.

2) Butterfly Tea Bags by Yankeemagazine.com

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3) Hand Crafted Butterfly Teabags by Lindapendantedreams

Butterfly Tea Bags

4) Butterfly tea bag by Speckled-fawn

Butterfly tea bag

 

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Free Shipping

when you spend $49 or more for the rest of the 2013 calendar year

As the holidays get closer, stores get more crowded, parking spaces get scarce, checkout lines get longer, and patience dwindles. Save yourself from all this aggravation by getting your shopping done early.

Shop online with Free shipping for the rest of the 2013 calendar year.

You’ll then be able to focus on all the holiday activities you enjoy like baking goodies with the kids, decorating your home, mailing holiday cards, wrapping gifts, preparing special meals, and attending holiday parties.

Need gift ideas for your Holiday Shopping?

Check out our Gift Sets and Accessories section.

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Dream Tea Boutique Giveaway – Floating Lily tea infuser

Dream Tea Boutique would like to offer one of our readers/fans/subscribers chance to win Floating Lily tea infuser plus free shipping.

Growing interest in floating infusers have made this item very trendy.

The Water Lily serenely floats on the surface while the stainless steel mesh infuser below steeps your tea. The Floating Water Lily Tea Infuser works great with all types of loose tea and herbals. It’s a cinch to clean and very well constructed for years of joy. Made of food safe plastic and stainless steel mesh, with a pond stand drip caddy. (Just do not forget to add your favorite tea.)

This giveaway will run from November 7 to November 14, 2013 (midnight PST).  Winner, You have 72 hours to reply.  You must be 18+  Open to U.S. and Canadians Only. Good Luck!

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Tea party Halloween Costumes Ideas

If you’re still thinking of a Halloween costume, consider these tea-themed ones.

Teapot costume

A paper mache teapot! SO cool! Read about it here.

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This homemade tea party Halloween costume made from cardboard box

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Tea Party Princess. Note the sugar cube necklace and tea bag earrings!

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A chamomile tea bag!  How clever! Find out how to make your own Halloween Tea Bag Costume.
What tea-themed costume ideas do you have?

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The Beauty Benefits of Green tea

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Recent research shows that green tea extract is naturally rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body from free radicals – naturally occurring particles in the body associated with accelerated ageing and an increased risk of major diseases. Exposure to pollution, smoking and excess sunlight increases the number of free radicals in the blood, but the potent antioxidants found in green tea add strong weight to the belief that green tea not only promotes good health but also makes you look younger.

Beauty benefits

Traditionally, many types of make-up, lotions, creams and beauty preparations have used chemical antioxidants, or vitamins A, C and E as preservatives for their products. Now, with research indicating that green tea has even more antioxidant properties than these powerful vitamins, there is a surge in products capitalising on its natural benefits.

You don’t need to rush to the chemist to stock up on goodies. Concentrated green tea extract is simple to make at home and is a flexible addition to both your daily beauty routine and your medicine cabinet.

Soothing spritzer

Simply steep 100g of green tea in half a litre of still mineral water at room temperature for at least one hour. Strain the liquor and it’s ready to use! It’s better to make small quantities and use it fresh but surplus liquid can be poured into clean, sterilised bottles and refrigerated.

The liquid can be used as a spritzer, to freshen up the face, or cotton pads soaked in it can be particularly soothing for tired or strained eyes. It has antiseptic properties, so can be used to treat minor cuts and rashes, and is surprisingly effective when applied to spots and blemishes. It can even be used as a treatment for sunburn – soak a cloth in the liquid and leave on the skin until the area begins to cool.

Green tea eyes compress

Green tea contains vitamin K, which is a proven ingredient in the battle against dark circles and puffy eyes. Chill a cup of green tea in the refrigerator. Dip 2 cotton balls in the cool tea and place them on your closed eyelids. Sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes. As an alternative, you can swap the cotton balls for chilled, used tea bags.

Mighty mouth

Green tea is also known for its ability to prevent bad breath – and it has the added advantage of tasting good if it’s inadvertently swallowed. Try making your own toothpaste to test it out.

Pour one cup of boiling water over 100g of Green Tea and leave to infuse for at least 30 minutes. Make a paste using this liquid and one teaspoon of baking soda, and use this to brush your teeth as usual. The natural properties in the tea will curb mouth odour and help prevent plaque-forming microbes from attaching to the teeth.

Refreshing facemask

This gentle facemask will help remove toxins from your skin, as well as leaving it silky smooth. Mix three tablespoons of mayonnaise with one heaped teaspoon of organic green tea leaves. Apply evenly to the face, avoiding the delicate eye area, and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse the mask off, then dry and moisturise your face.

Green tea facial scrub

The slightly abrasive texture of dry green tea leaves acts as a great exfoliator to banish dead skin cells and purge pollutants. Mix 1 tablespoon of dry ground green tea leaves with enough honey to make a thick paste. Apply this paste all over your face and leave it on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Then rub it off in circular motions with your fingertips, rinsing away the excess with warm water. It will remove dirt and impurities from your pores.

Strengthening hair rinse

Protects hair from pollution and harsh products, while making it strong and shiny. Not only does green tea help ailments such as dandruff and psoriasis by reducing inflammation, it also stimulates hair growth and softens the strands. This happens due to high levels of panthenol, vitamin E and vitamin C, which are all well established hair conditioners. Steep 3-4 green tea bags in 1 liter of boiling water for about an hour. Let it cool and use the liquid as a final rinse after you’ve shampooed and conditioned.

Bath Soak

Toss in five tea bags while filling the bathtub with warm water (don’t use hot water. It strips the skin of moisture). The bath is ready when the water is tinted a greenish hue. The vitamins and minerals released into the water nourish and moisturize the skin, fight aging, and increase elasticity. A tea bath can also soothe sunburns, razor burns, nicks, and cuts.

Lose weight

British supermodel Sophie Dahl’s attributed her weight loss, in part, to drinking regular cups of green tea. Sophie followed Body Doctor David Marshall’s nutritional advice, which advocates drinking as much toxin-flushing green tea as possible.

Claims that it raises the metabolic rate and speeds up fat oxidation are supported by research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Dulloo A, et al 1999). It is also thought to reduce cholesterol levels and increase energy expenditure by inhibiting the digestion of fat in the intestine.

So next time you fancy a cuppa, consider going green. Not only will it provide you with a refreshing drink, it may also boost your health, help slow ageing and even make you slimmer!

Read more:  iVillage UK and Thebeautygypsy.com

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Top 5 Forsman tea flavors for Autumn

Whether you’re outside enjoying the crisp, fresh air, or cozying up with a blanket and a book, tea is the perfect fall companion. Here is a list of top Autumn teas from Forsman that we think will make you enjoy the season even more.

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1) Autumn Dream – To celebrate the arrival of autumn, here’s a great tea flavored with apple, honey and blueberry!
2) Chocolate tea – India-Ceylon tea spiced with chocolate and added lily flowers –  gives a caffeine boost and satisfies cravings.
3) Chai Latte – Indian black tea with added Eastern spices: cardamom, vanilla, coconut, black pepper and chili.
4) Sunset Fruit Tea – Entirely caffeine free sweet mix of hibiscus, rose hip, orange, lemon, grapefruit and apple pieces. Flavoured with fruit oils from peach and mandarin.
5) Rooibos Vanilla – This caffeine free blend of vanilla, rooibos and coconat is a the perfect compliment to a chilly fall day!

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Facebook Giveaway for Virgo

Facebook Giveaway

 

Every month we have a giveaway that will show our love for your comments. The giveaway will last the entire year and we’ll select monthly winner.

This month is Virgo! Tell us what is your favorite Forsman tea or the one you would like to try and say when is your birthday.

Prize – 2″ Mesh Tea Infuser (Infusologer) with attached Horoscope sign charm and Forsman Tea of your choice (50g of any type of tea)! Free shipping on us!

Please post your comment under this month photo on our Facebook page.

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New tea coming soon – Milky Oolong

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We would like to introduce you – Milky Oolong Forsman Tea – Traditionally produced shortly fermented sweet tasting green Oolong from Fujian county in China. Unique combination of sweetness, acidity and creaminess.

The name of this tea comes from the delicate milk scent of the tea which is brought on by a sudden change of weather during the harvest. In spite of its name, this tea contains no milk or dairy flavoring or additives.

As with all quality oolongs, Forsman Milk Oolong only gets better with each steeping so be sure to re-infuse these leaves up to 6 or 7 times.

Health Benefits:

  • Studies suggest that drinking oolong teas could aid in reducing body fat and preventing obesity
  • May lead to cleaner skin
  • The polyphenols in oolong may have been shown to promote free radical elimination and improve overall health
  • Has been shown to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay
  • May help relieve stress, mental and physical

Stay tuned Milky Oolong Forsman tea will be available during next two weeks.

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Summer treat – your favorite tea as popsicles!

What you need

  • 8 teaspoons (12 grams) of your favorite tea
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Popsicle mold
  • Popsicle sticks

How to make them

  1. Steep the tea for about 5 minutes. Because the tea ends up frozen you really can’t oversteep the tea
  2. Add sugar to the hot tea and mix
  3. Pour the tea into the molds
  4. Add the popsicle sticks (once the popsicles are about half frozen so they set in the middle)
  5. Freeze until they are popsicles!

A few teas to try as tea popsicles:

Pina Colada Tea
Sunset fruit tea
Rooibos vanilla
Rooibos chocolate
Anti stress

Try a Recipe:

Thai Tea Popsicles – Chef Bri
• Green Tea, Basil and Meyer Lemon Popsicle – ifood
Ginger Peach Iced Tea Popsicles – Food for my family
Green Tea + Ginger Beer Popsicles – Brit + Co
Avocado Green Tea Popsicles – Four green steps

photo: http://blog.grahnat.se/2011/05/tea-popsicles.html

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