Welcome Marketers!

If you're visiting my blog for the first time, and/or you are a patron from the Fort Detrick Farmer's Market held on Tues., Nov. 20, 2012 - WELCOME to Keen Tea Thyme! Please take a look around. There's lots of stuff happening here - and much more in 2013.

If you purchased any of my blends from the Farmer's Market, thank you for your purchase! To save paper, I decided to post here how to brew each of the blends for sale. These blends are also available in my Keen Tea Thyme shop on Tea Trade.

The Christmas/Holiday Season teas premiering this year are Lil' Leapin' Lordy Lou and Let It Snow.

Lil' Leapin' Lordy Lou is a blend of naturally energizing guayusa, cinnamon bark, and peppermint and spearmint, with little sugar snowflakes and metallic gold sugar sprinkles. This blend contains caffeine. Brew one heaping teaspoon at almost boiling water for 4-5 minutes. The leaves can be reinfused at least once. (I am usually able to get two additional cuppas from each serving.) If you use a filter bag, especially once you purchased from me at the Market, these are biodegradable and can be composted - or just toss them in the trash.

Let It Snow is a blend of cinnamon black tea, peppermint and a hint of spearmint, with sugar snowflakes. This also contains caffeine. Brew one teaspoon at almost (205 degrees) boiling water. These leaves can be infused once, or you can leave the filter bag to brew for the length of the cuppa. (That's what I do with this blend as I enjoy a flavorful, spicy cup.)

My other blends for sale were Pink Pearls, San Diego Sunshine and Candy Cane Spice.

Pink Pearls is a blend of green rooibos and jasmine dragon pearl tea, with shimmery pink sugar pearls. This blend has caffeine, but not as much as the new Christmas blends. Brew one teaspoon at about 195 degrees (the oolong setting), and steep for at least 5 minutes. Because of the rooibos base you can steep this for longer and not worry about a bitter flavor.

San Diego Sunshine is caffeine-free - a green rooibos, citrusy blend. Brew one teaspoon for at least 5 minutes at almost boiling. Green rooibos is naturally sweet and naturally caffeine-free, a great alternative for those on a caffeine-free diet. I tend to let this one steep for the length of the cuppa, and even if you do that you can still get another cup from the leaves. This is also fantastic iced!

Candy Cane Spice is a blend of spicy black tea and a mint medley, with tiny candy-cane sprinkles - which also are peppermint-flavored. Brew one teaspoon at almost boiling water. Generally you can brew this blend for an additional infusion.

I also had several of my Adagio blends for sale:

These are my custom-blend creations from Adagio Teas. Click on the links above to see the blend online. Another top seller from Adagio (and one of the few teas my husband will drink) is Toasted Marshmallow. I blend all these creations before posting on Adagio.

On tap for 2013 are more CelebriTEA interviews - features of fellow tea bloggers - company profiles, surveys, contests, giveaways, coupons/deals and much more.

Got any questions? Do you blog about tea and wanna be featured? Email me!

Thanks again for stopping by Keen Tea Thyme!

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