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Tea Sparrow December Review 2013 | Cup of Tea

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Imagine a rainy day with a cup of hot tea. Wrap your hands around a cup of hot tea. Tea Sparrow is a Vancouver subscription box based loose leaf tea products delivered to your doorsteps. Each month, with your Tea Sparrow subscription, you’ll receive a mix of our 4 to 5 favorite premium loose leaf teas. That is about 35 to 40 cups of tea. Each tea box includes a selection of both herbal and caffeinated blends for your to explore.

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All the teas from Tea Sparrow are free of artificial ingredients and are sourced from tea blenders around the world. Tea Sparrow also hosts bi-monthly Tea Parties where they invite their members to taste and score the samples we receive. So you will recieve only the most well loved teas!

Tea Sparrow Dec 2013

 

You can order a box for as low as $20 / month. Get 60% off on order first Tea Sparrow order with Promo Code: teas.

60% Discount Offer: This entitles users to 60% off the first Tea Box in an ongoing subscription. It will not work with fixed term (gift purchases). Please feel free to share this code with family and friends!

Discount link: http://www.teasparrow.com/promo/
PromoCode: teas

 

Remember to like us on Facebook to stay updated with future promo discounts and giveaways!

Tea Sparrow Dec 2013

Tea Sparrow Dec 2013

 

How to get started?

Now you have a couple of options…

  • A One Time Tea Box – one Tea Box, one time ($25)
  • 3 Month Prepaid Subscription – three tea boxes over three months ($66)
  • 6 Month Prepaid Subscription – six tea boxes over six months ($120)
  • Ongoing subscription – here you can subscribe for ongoing tea boxes at $20 per month. You can start/ pause/ stop this subscription at any time.
  • Includes free shipping for Canada & continental USA!
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Tea Sparrow December Subscription Box included 5 different teas:

  1. Peppermint: The perfect peppermint tea
  2. Cherry Rose Green: Japanese Sencha Green Tea, rose petals and cherries. Caffeinated. Aroma of a spring orchard
  3. Snowflake: Ceylon and China black tea, coconut rasps, natural flavor, almond flakes. Caffeinated. A great blend of black tea with almond gives this tea a Marzipan flavor. Lovely with milk and honey.
  4. Santa’s Secret: Apple pieces, Hibiscus, Rose hip, cinnamon Ceylon, pears, quince, essential oils, organic orange, cloves, vanilla. Herbal Tea. Non Caffeinated.
  5. Nut Crunch Rooibos: Green honeybush, green rooibos, apple pieces, raisins, flavor, hazelnut pieces. This tea is deliciously devine. The green rooibos, fruit pieces and hazelnut crunch make this the perfect seasonal blend. With a dash of milk you have warm apple pie in a cup!

 

*At the bottom of each package is a link to where you are purchase more.

For full tea profiles head over toe

Tea Sparrow Dec 2013

 

In January, to help you with your recovery from the holidays or just keep you healthy this winter, Tea Sparrow will be featuring the ‘New Years’ Resolution’ box. The teas will be packed with their own natural healing properties: weight loss, liver cleansing, antioxidant immunity-boosting, and flu-fighting.

 

Don’t forget the 60% Discount Offer: This entitles users to 60% off the first Tea Box in an ongoing subscription. It will not work with fixed term (gift purchases). Please feel free to share this code with family and friends!

Discount link: http://www.teasparrow.com/promo/
PromoCode: teas

 

Remember to like us on Facebook to stay updated with future promo discounts and giveaways!

 

Holiday Cocktails from the Special Edition December Tea Box

COCKTAIL: Rooibos Nut Eggnog Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

PART ONE

  • 4 cups milk
  • 5 tbsp Rooibos Nut Crunch Tea
  • 5 cloves
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

PART TWO

  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 2 ½ cups light rum
  • 4 cups light cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

PART ONE

  1. Combine milk, cloves, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, Rooibos Nut Crunch Tea and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over a medium setting until it warms.
  2. Once the milk begins to boil, lower the heat to keep it at a light boil for 5 minutes.

PART TWO

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy.
  2. Slowly whisk the hot milk mixture from part one into the eggs.
  3. Pour entire mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil.
  4. Strain to remove cloves and tea, and let cool for about an hour.
  5. Stir in rum, cream, remaining vanilla extract and nutmeg.
  6. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Note: Serves about 12. You can half the recipe for smaller dinner parties.

 

COCKTAIL: Candy Cane Martini Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 6 oz Peppermint tea, chilled
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brew 2 tbsp of Peppermint tea in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 mins, and then set aside to cool.
  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  3. Strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses.

Note: Keep the left over tea cool in the fridge until you are ready to make the second round. Serves 2.

 

 

COCKTAIL: Santa’s Secret Martini Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 3 oz Santa’s Secret tea, chilled
  • 1 tbsp sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brew 2 tbsp of Santa’s Secret tea in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 mins, and then set aside to cool.
  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
  3. Strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses.

Note: Keep the left over tea cool in the fridge until you are ready to make the second round. Serves 2.

 

COCKTAIL Recipe: Green Tea Holiday Punch

INGREDIENTS:

  • 750 mL bottle dark rum
  • 750 mL bottle dry red wine
  • 3 cups Cherry Rose Green tea
  • 1 lb superfine sugar
  • 1 large orange, for juice
  • 1 lemon, for juice
  • 1 BBQ lighter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Brew the Cherry Rose Green Tea by adding 3 cups of not-quite boiling water to 6 tablespoons of tea. Brew for about 4 minutes, then set to the side and allow to cool.
  2. Heat the wine and chilled green tea with lemon and orange juices in a saucepan or chafing dish. Do not allow mixture to boil.
  3. One heated, transfer the mixture into a heatproof punch bowl.
  4. Place as much sugar as possible into a large ladle, and any excess sugar into the punch bowl.
  5. While holding the ladle over top of the punch bowl, saturate the sugar with dark rum.
  6. Ignite the rum and sugar mixture sitting in the ladle with the BBQ lighter, and then pour while still aflame into the punch bowl.
  7. Stir well and extinguish the flames.
  8. Pour the remainder of the rum into the punch. Stir well.

Note: This is the perfect drink for a holiday party, as the recipe makes 27 servings. Also, because there’s fire involved, don’t start making this one if you’re already drunk. It won’t end well.

 

What’s your favorite tea recipe? Please comment below and share with us!


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