Why Hydrate with Iced Tea

Hydrate and Nourish your Body with Refreshing Herbal Infusions!

We all know that we should drink roughly 6-8  eight ounce glasses of water or more daily.  Why not switch it up and make a batch of Iced Tea!  Try Nuovo’s  tasty herbal infusions to replace fluids and give your body lots of tasty nourishing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!

What teas are best to get that nourishing hydration for your body?  Choose Herbals!
Anything with pure herbs like mint, hibiscus, and Rooibos or blends with fruit or citrus.
Fruited white and green teas which have little caffeine are excellent iced!

If you need to have a little pick-me-up though, you have to have an Iced Matcha Latte!!!  Yum!!!

NOTE:  Skip the sugar or use a natural sweetener like agave or stevia.   DON’T hydrate with energy drinks or high caffeine sports beverages.  They can dehydrate and/or give unwanted artificial ingredients and sugar.

CHECK OUT THESE ARTICLES!
Can Iced tea replace water for the body? In short, YES!

https://www.livestrong.com/article/441469-can-iced-tea-replace-water-for-the-body/
https://www.livestrong.com/article/464140-is-drinking-tea-equivalent-to-water/

NUOVO SUMMER TEA SALE! 
$5 off large canister or $5 off a sampler canister of regular tea.
Don’t forget the Iced Tea Pitcher!
Check out our featured teas on our website for July savings!
Watermelon Cooler
Wild Strawberry
Blood Orange
Raspberry Patch
Fruit Medley
**For an extra nourishing and hydrating summer WELLNESS blends you’ll love these:
Active Life Tea
Sol Mate
Summer Bouquet
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Making Matcha

The Nuovo team hopes you  are enjoying your Matcha twice daily as recommended.  To help you on your matcha journey, here is a simple, traditional Matcha recipe:

Traditional Matcha Recipe

1 tsp. (or more or less to taste)

Matcha Bowl

Matcha whisk

Matcha Spoon

Steaming Water (170-190 max)

  1. Prepare the matcha bowl.  Pour a few ounces steaming into matcha bowl. Swirl water with Matcha whisk.  (wetting the whisk helps keep it healthy).  Discard this water.  Dry the bowl.
  2. With your matcha spoon, scoop about a 1 tsp of matcha powder into your matcha bowl.
  3. Pour 2-3 oz. of steaming water into the bowl (to the side of powder).
  4. Whisk vigorously in a zig-zag fashion for 20-30seconds.
  5. Enjoy your Matcha! You can add natural sweetener of your choice.
  6. Make it a Matcha Latte by adding 2-4 oz steamed non-dairy milk of your choice.

SIMPLE ICED MATCHA LATTE

1. Follow steps 1-5 above.
2. Add 2-4 oz COLD non-dairy milk
3. Pour over ice!
VOILA!!! 

We sell only the finest organic ceremonial grade matcha from Japan and all the tools you need to make your matcha experience the best it can be.

 

Teas for the Men in Your Life

Father’s Day Sale!

Take an extra $15 off Large Canister Matcha Green Tea, and $10 off large canisters of Just for MenMen’s Health Blend, and Turmeric Bliss Through Sunday June 21st, 2020!

Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate all the amazing men in our lives!  …And we need to keep them healthy!

Nuovo Tea is committed to providing teas that

promote health and wellness for our customers.

Did you know we have teas that target men’s health?

So what teas and herbal blends are the best to promote health and wellness in men?

Drinking teas brewed from whole leaves and tisanes brewed from the whole leaves, flowers, or roots of medicinal plants have amazing health benefits.  Men love teas that are satisfying to the taste as well as having potent benefits for health. Three teas that Nuovo recommends for men are 1) Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha, 2) Just for Men Herbal Blend, and 3) Men’s Health Blend.  A fourth would be Turmeric Bliss, as it complements Matcha in terms of it’s anti-inflammatory and health promoting properties.

So, why exactly are Matcha, Just for Men, and Men’s Health Blend the best choices for men’s health?  Let’s examine these three teas closely.

Matcha

You probably know that drinking green tea is recommended for it’s powerful antioxidants, which fight disease causing free radicals in our bodies.  You should know that  matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than 1 cup of brewed green tea.  This means that the health promotion and disease fighting ability of matcha is more than amazing…and we all should make drinking at least 2 servings a day..3-4 if trying to lose weight or make dramatic changes in reducing cholesterol.  Here are 5 reasons men should drink matcha:

1) Matcha green tea’s anti-aging antioxidants — responsible for protecting us from the negative effects of UV radiation, giving us younger-looking skin, and preventing a number of life-threatening maladies – cancers including prostate cancer, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

2) Mood, memory, concentration, and relaxation booster – L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain, which induces relaxation without the drowsiness. L-theanine produced in matcha green tea helps to relax but focus the brain.  L-theanine also helps produce chemicals in the brain, which enhances mood, improves memory and promotes better concentration — dopamine and serotonin.

3) Ramps up energy levels and endurance – Tea naturally contains caffeine (but are usually lower than coffee). But the combination of caffeine and other nutrients in matcha such as L-Theanine creates matcha green tea’s amazing energizing properties without the usual side effects of stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension.

4) Matcha green tea  boosts metabolism, which helps the body, burn fat about four – six times faster than average. Matcha helps support a healthy weight and body composition and it was found that consuming green tea increased thermogenesis (the body’s rate of burning calories) from 8-10% to 35-43% of daily energy expenditure and that exercising immediately after drinking matcha green tea resulted in 25% more fat burning during exercise.

5) Potent anti-inflammatory and immune booster – Drinking matcha twice a day helps reduce inflammation in the body, and helps treat and prevent rheumatoid arthritis.  The copious anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals keep the immune system strong and prevents illness.

Just for Men Herbal Blend

Although Just for Men contains 2 types of ginseng to help energize the body naturally, it also contains herbs such as scullcap and gotu kola for brain health, hibiscus for controlling blood pressure, ginger for anti-inflammatory and anti- viral properties, as well as other herbs to hydrate and nourish muscles and joints for proper function.  The blend supports energy, stamina, libido; reduces stress; nourishes muscles, joints, brain, liver and heart.  This blend contains Ashwagandha, dandelion root, Siberian Ginseng (eleuthero), peppermint, skullcap, nettles, gotu kola, and licorice root, rooibos, hibiscus, ginger
Men love it!

Men’s Health Blend

An excellent complement to Just for Men!  The herbs in this blend target prostate health, hormone balance, heart health, and provide energy and stamina.  The spices is in this blend help ward off infection and keep the immune system strong!
Eleuthero, Ashwagandha, nettle root and leaf, dandelion leaf, saw palmetto, Horny goat weed, sarsaparilla, tribulus fruit, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom.

Don’t forget the LOVE TEA!

Love Tea – This tea is to be shared with your partner!  It nourishes the nervous system and libido.  Feel radiant, strong and connected!  Milky oats, damiana, eleuthero, shatavari, muira pauma, fennel, peppermint, ginger, rose petals, orange peel

and…

Turmeric Bliss – Potent anti-inflammatory, treats pain, prevents arthritis, cleanses the liver, promotes brain health; treats arthritis and joint problems, antiviral, antibacterial, aids digestion, promotes gut health, boosts immunity, antioxidants, good for cholesterol and blood pressure. Turmeric, Black Pepper, Ginger, Cranberry, Mango, Apple, Orange Peel.

and….

40 Winks Plus– Helps you go to sleep and stay asleep!  This combination of herbs calms the nervous system, helps relieve insomnia and tension in the body. Valerian Root, Honey bush, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Dried Cherries, Blue Flowers, Spearmint, kava

Ask our Nuovo Team how to save on bundling these Men’s favorites for Father’s Day Savings!

Cheers to your health!

~ The Nuovo Team

Green Tea Guide

You’ve heard that green tea is healthy. But did you know that it doesn’t have to taste like grass clippings?

Part of the magic of good green tea is in the brewing and part of it is in buying good quality leaves.

All types of tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Green tea gets its name from the emerald green color created when brewing unprocessed, unfermented tea leaves. With origins going back as far as 5,000 years, green tea is commonly drunk and widely grown in the Far East where the health properties are well regarded.

While Green Tea comes from the same type of plant as black tea, oolong tea and white tea. In many tea-producing areas, it’s made from a different variety, which has thinner, smaller leaves and a more delicate flavor. Due to the thinner, smaller leaves, it also brews faster, which is why green tea is more finicky about temperatures and times than black tea.

As you may remember from our post on brewing tea, green tea is best prepared with simmering water (rather than boiling water). A teaspoon tea per cup water works well. And in general, you’ll want to brew for well under four minutes for best results. Check the instructions that come with you tea and you’ll do just fine.

As for the teas, well, we can recommend a few in a moment. But first, let’s talk about what green tea is (and isn’t).

Different types of green tea

The difference between green and black tea results from the manufacturing process. Unlike black tea, green tea is NOT oxidized before it’s heated and dried. This means that it’s quite similar to the fresh leaf in terms of color and flavor. Black tea undergoes fermentation which transforms its color and flavor, whereas green tea remains unprocessed and retains its color. Green tea is grown in higher altitudes, more specifically the mountainous regions of East Asia.

Sencha is the most popular of Japan’s green teas. There are numerous grades which can affect the price and quality. Sencha leaves are first steamed and then shaped. Sencha tea produces a clear yellow/green tea with a sweet, grassy but slightly astringent flavor.

Matcha is made from green tea leaves grown in the shade. The leaves have a higher chlorophyll content which makes them a vibrant green color. To make matcha, the entire leaf is ground down into a powder. The powder is mixed with steaming water and gently whisked before being served.

When buying tea leaves, avoid older leaves. This is the same principle as with coffee beans.

There are a lot of health claims out there about green tea. Some of them are absolutely true! But there’s one we’d like to set the record straight on: Green tea is NOT caffeine-free. Just like white tea, oolong tea and black tea, it naturally contains caffeine. However, unlike coffee, sodas and energy drinks this naturally-occurring caffeine is counterbalanced by naturally-occurring L-theanine. The result? You’re less likely to have the jolt-and-crash feeling that you get with colas, energy drinks and even coffee. So, while green tea DOES contain caffeine, it’s not THAT kind of caffeine, if you catch our drift.

OK, so now that you know what green tea is (and isn’t), let’s get into the good stuff… our customers’ favorites! Here are a few of our best-selling green teas:

Nutritional Highlights

Green tea does have more health benefits than black tea which can be attributed to its lack of processing. There are many health claims surrounding green tea from a reduced risk of cancer to weight loss. Green tea is higher in protective polyphenols. The major polyphenols in green tea are flavonoids, the most active of which are catechins and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which function as powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to protect the body against disease and are an important part of a healthy diet. Antioxidants can be found in a range of fruits, vegetables and other unprocessed foods. As part of a balanced diet, green tea can be a good source of antioxidants.

Mmm, mmm. Perhaps the only thing we love more than good tea is seeing our customers thrilled by good tea! We hope you love your Nuovo Teas just as much as all our customers do.

Again, if you have any tea questions at all, just hit reply and send me a message anytime! I’d love to help you on your tea journey.

Cheers,
Kathleen and the Nuovo Tea Team

Immune Boosting Tea Sale!

How are you holding up? We hope you and your family are doing alright and keeping your spirits up.

To help you stay strong during these crazy times we are featuring all our Immune Boosting Teas. Our featured teas help boost your immune system naturally. Get 10% off 8 oz. of our selected herbal immune blends and 10% off 10 oz. canister of Traditional for flavored Matcha!

These soothing blends feature health-promoting ingredients like elderberries, echinacea, astragalus, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and chamomile.

Sip, savor and be well!

We could all use a little extra wellness in our lives these days. Tea is a great way to pause and take a break from the stress we’re all facing. Check out our blog post on Health Benefits of drinking tea to learn more.

Hang in there, we’ll get through this together!

The Nuovo Tea Team

Brewing the Perfect Cup

The Perfect cup of Tea!

Have you had a chance to try Nuovo Teas yet? If you love our teas, please let others know by writing a quick review on our website, google or facebook.

If you did not love your teas … we need to talk. For real.

It could be that the tea you ordered simply isn’t your favorite tea. (I was thinking, there are teas I don’t love as well) In our years of selling tea, we find that the problem with a bad cup of tea is, to put it nicely, is sometimes a ‘user error’.

To put it bluntly, what we mean is that bad brewing makes for bad tea.

And bad tea really makes us feel bummed out. Bringing tea to our customers that they love delights us. So, we’re here with a few tips on how you brew your perfect cup of tea!

Put some water on to boil. If it’s boiling, then it’s perfect for herbals, rooibos’ and most black teas. Yet, it’ll also ruin most green teas, oolongs, white teas and yerba matés!

If you’re brewing a Green tea, Oolong,White tea, or Yerba Mate,  use water that’s closer to a simmer than a boil. In particular, steamed green teas (like SenchaMatcha, or Dragonwell, need water that’s just starting to have small bubbles rise up in it. (For those of you with a kitchen thermometer, that’s about 165 degrees Fahrenheit.)

If you’re brewing a Black Tea, or Herbal Tea,

Go ahead and let that kettle sing before you brew! Most of the time, it’ll result in a perfect brew. And on the off chance that your black tea tastes too bitter, try it with slightly cooler water (or a shorter brewing time) next time and see what happens.

Now let’s talk about how much tea to use with how much water. If you’ve had weak tea in the past it could have been because your water was not hot enough or the brewing time was too short. Most likely there was not enough tea or too much water.

So, in general, you want to use about one (1) teaspoon of tea (from the camellia sinensis tea plant) per eight (8) ounce cup of water. My EZ Brewer is perfect and takes the guesswork out of this, but I also love my tea pot that has a deep, open infuser in it.   Some lighter, less dense teas, such as white silver needle tea, you’ll need to use two (2) teaspoons instead.

The general rule of thumb for herbal teas is to use 1 TBSP per cup, or use a little more or less to taste.  All our teas are sent with brewing instructions on the labels.

Brew the tea for the time indicated on the label. Pour your water over the tea and set the time. Most teas take about three to five minutes to brew to perfection. Some teas, like delicate whites and greens, only take 2-3 minutes. Check the brewing instructions and set the timer.

When the timer goes off, strain the leaves from the tea and enjoy your perfect cup of tea!