Thursday, February 13th, 2014 | Author: Brad Grier
Okay, tea fans, I tried it today with a flavoured tea, and truth be told, it tasted just fine. Now this way of drinking a beverage with grass-fed butter originated in Tibet BUT they drink tea not coffee. So much for needing to be only coffee!
However tea only has 11mg of caffeine vs 45 mg per 100g in coffee, so maybe you won’t get the same energy boost, but if you don’t like coffee, this maybe more palatable for you.
The MCT oil, well, it’s the add on that the guy who trademarked the name “bulletproof” and it is what might make this doable to fast until early afternoon. That part has some science behind it, although not much, google it to get the whole story with the sales pitch.
Happy sipping! Happy stepping, so far I’m maintaining my almost 5k per day, yippee!
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 | Author: Brad Grier
Lately we’ve been enjoying a great morning ‘wake up’ drink — Bulletproof Tea.
It’s based on the concept of Bulletproof Coffee, but we use Tea. This recipe is from a discussion in a Facebook group:
Two tsp of Irish Breakfast tea or your basic Assam tea in a coffee press (eeww, okay a well rinsed tea press) add 10 oz hot water, steep 2 minutes, for stronger tea add more tea don’t steep longer. Next, find yourself a personal blender bullet thing with a good seal on it: add a generous 1+ tbsp of butter, plus 1+tbsp MCT oil pour the hot tea in and blend. Drink fairly quickly, this isn’t a sipping tea as it will not taste good cold.
Taste test: Pretty darned good that is if you don’t want a real caffeine hit it certainly doesn’t taste like butter maybe cream but not butter. And the oil? well I’m used to that texture.
February 1st the new Steeped Tea catalogue and product line additions will be out. Having seen an early release, I must say I love it!
Spring is the theme, and the tea and accessory selection support that — think patio, warming days, blooming flowers and sun.
I’ll have more thoughts and my favourite items from the new catalogue in an upcoming blog post, to be sure.
But now, to quell my excitement, I think it’s time for a nice relaxing cuppa Chai…
Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 | Author: Tess
What does the 21 Day Challenge and Cross Fit have in common?
It’s what I’m going to attempt to do. WOD = burpees done the right way, learn how to do them right the first time. 10 minutes or 20 minutes a day I’ll do a new workout to the best of my ability.
The 21-Day Challenge In 30 Seconds
This is the Challenge. Do it for just 21 days and the results will speak for themselves.
- Eat real food.
- Avoid sugar, grains, unhealthy fats, beans/legumes.
- Align your carb intake with your weight goals and activity levels.
- Move frequently at a slow pace: Get between 2-5 hours per week of moderate aerobic exercise.
- Lift heavy things: Conduct 1-3 brief, intense sessions of full-body functional movements.
- Sprint: Go “all out” once a week.
- Get 8 hours of sleep every night.
- Get 15 minutes of direct sun exposure each day.
- Play! Find time to let go, disconnect, unwind and have fun each day.
Read more about this here:
What to Eat
Lately, as we’ve been developing our Steeped Tea business, we’ve been getting quite the education on tea! The big takeaway for me is that all teas are not the same!
Unlike the standard Orange Pekoe tea available in boxes at the grocery store 15 or 20 years ago, there are now a huge variety of teas and tea-like drinks available, usually made up of a blend of a variety of leaves and spices.
What this means is that each tea type is at its best when steeped at the correct temperature for that type of tea. Who knew!
So, without getting into all the different tea varieties (we’ll save that for a few follow-up blog posts) here’s a handy tea steeping guide to help you make and enjoy the perfect cuppa!
And, of course, if you’d like to know more about the teas we carry, or want to attend or host a tea tasting party, feel free to get in touch with me!