Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Free Tea!

Tis the season of giving and here comes yet another opportunity for FREE TEA from Best International Tea!

Click here to visit "In My Opinion" blog for your chance to enter to win three boxes of our loose tea. You must visit that review in order to enter the contest.

Good luck!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Tea Recipes

I've posted some interesting uses for tea in the past including some fun tea-infused cocktails! Since it's Thanksgiving week, I was excited to come across this board on Yummly featuring great ways to include tea in your feast.

A freshly brewed pot of tea is certainly a great complement to your dessert course. You can also use tea in baking desserts, breads and other dinner recipes — including sauces and seasonings for your turkey! The Yummly board includes gourmet tea-food fusions such as tea-poached pears, orange tea brined turkey, cranberry tea cake. We like all the unique harvest-themed beverages you can add to your holiday table including hot mulled tea, green tea cranberry punch, holiday spiced tea, pomegranate mar-tea-ni and more.

Enjoy perusing these recipes and hopefully you'll enjoy adding a taste of tea to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Another Great Giveaway at Tea For Me Please

We've got a second giveaway going on until Nov. 30 over at Tea For Me Please. Simply follow the instructions on the blog posting to enter the contest. There are lots of ways to enter including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The prize includes: English Breakfast, Lady Londonderry, and China Green Lemon & Mint teas!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Giveaway from Tea Happiness!

Be sure to pop on over to Tea Happiness for your chance to win a three-pack of our gourmet teas! Simply follow the instructions on the blog posting to enter the contest. The prize includes: English Breakfast, Lady Londonderry, and China Green Lemon & Mint teas!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Celebration Savings!

The fall harvest is in full swing and with Thanksgiving around the corner, we'd like to show our gratefulness for you our customers!

To show our appreciation, we're offering 20% off our teas for a limited time! With guests coming to town for a feast, why not add our S.D. Bell Teas to your Thanksgiving menu.

Visit our website, www.BestInternationalTea.com and shop around. When your basket is full, go to check out and at the bottom of the page enter the code 20OFF in the coupon/discount number space.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, leave us a comment to let us know what you are thankful for this year.

Friday, November 2, 2012

More About the Benefits of Tea

First things first — we hope all of our readers are safe and sound after the devastation that Hurricane Sandy has inflicted upon the East coast. We are based in New Jersey and really feel for the people in our state facing so many challenges and for our neighbors in NY and CT.  Once everything is back to normal, we hope everyone can decompress and unwind with a nice warm cup of tea — or if they can get their hands on one now, we promise it helps! 

In the meantime, we wanted to share yet another great article from the Washington Post about the benefits of tea. The fifth annual International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health was held on Sept. 19 and results from some recent studies were shared. The bottom line was that just about every single cell in the human body could potentially benefit from tea, with virtually no downsides.

All true tea (white, green, oolong and black - not herbals) comes from the Carmellia sinensis plant, which is composed of about one-third flavenoids, which are highly-beneficial to human cells. Professor Jeffrey Blumberg, chair of the symposium, said that "a serving of tea is like adding a serving of fruits or vegetables to your diet."

Here are some of the proven benefits of tea (the full article lists more):

It helps your heart
by keeping blood vessels unclogged and flexible. Blood pressure and stroke risk were reduced in epidemiological and clinical studies (even with sugar added).

It improves bone health. After drinking four to six cups of green tea daily for six months, post-menopausal women with low bone mass (osteopenia) achieve improvement in bone strength and muscle mass.

It can help your thinking. Tea helps your brain receive better blood flow and oxygen, reducing stress and inflammation, which results in improved cognitive function.

It can help you lose weight. Not only does tea have fewer calories than most beverages (zero without milk and sugar), but certain compounds in tea, and especially green tea, have been found to burn body fat.

Check out the full article for seven great tips for tea drinkers who want to improve their health!