Beverage Photography: BOS Iced Teas

Sip This Tea: What We Love About BOS Rooibos Iced Tea

If you haven’t noticed from our social media bio, our tea posts, and coverage on our site, we LOVE tea! All kinds of teas. We are known to enjoy a cup or two of hot tea all year round. We also go completely out of the box with experimenting with flavor mixing for both hot and iced teas. This is why we were so excited when we were first introduced to BOS Rooibos Iced Tea, a delicious range of South African flavored Rooibos iced teas. Thanks to creators, Grant Rushmore, and Richard Bowsher, we may have come upon our favorite flavored iced teas.

Beverage Photography: BOS Iced Teas

We love these delicious iced teas for several reasons. First, we love Rooibos tea! For those not “in the know”, Rooibos is a ridiculously healthy plant that only grows in South Africa. This red tea is only slightly less in antioxidants than green tea. It helps slow down the aging process, helps you detox, and helps reduce wrinkles. We love its superb full bodied and refreshing flavor. The flavor combinations of BOS Rooibos Iced Tea reminds us of our own tea flavor experiments. It’s sweetened with organic sugar cane. You can enjoy it anytime, day or night. And because BOS gives back. BOS Rooibos Iced Tea plants and maintains one tree in under privileged areas of South Africa for every 2,000 cans that are sold.

Beverage Photography: BOS Lemon Iced Teas

Get ready for an ice tea with a refreshing zest. You think you’ve tasted all lemon flavored iced teas? Think again. The BOS Lemon Iced Tea just might change your mind.

Beverage Photography: BOS Yuzu Iced Teas

This Japanese super fruit is already amazing on its own with triple the amount of vitamin C as a lemon. Combined with the antioxidant packed Rooibos and this The BOS Yuzu Iced tea is unstoppable.

Beverage Photography: BOS Peach Iced Teas

What else says summer than sun-ripened fruits! You’ll love the combination of flavors in this peachy-keen beverage.

Beverage Photography: BOS Berry Iced Teas

Boasting a multitude of red berries, your taste buds will appreciate the boisterous flavors of the BOS Berry Iced Tea.

Beverage Photography: BOS Lime & Ginger Iced Teas

Fresh and fiery, the combination of flavors brings out the best of the BOS Lime & Ginger Iced Tea.

BOS Rooibos Iced Teas are available in 12.oz cans and make a fantastic mixer for tea-based cocktails. BOS Rooibos Ice Tea is available in five refreshing ice teas which boasts the combination of organic Rooibos and natural fruit flavors – Lemon, Green Rooibos & Yuzu, Peach, Berry, and Lime & Ginger. Almost all five varieties of BOS ice teas have only five to six ingredients, with the exception of the Lime & Ginger, which has eight. Our favorite flavors were the Yuzu, and Lime & Ginger. There’s something about these refreshing exotic flavors that really resonated with us. We know you’ll feel the same upon first sip.

Tea Time w/ Teavana, and Taylors of Harrogate Teas

Hello fellow tea lovers, we hope you guys kept warm with a mug or two of one of our delicious hot toddy recipes. We continue celebrating Hot Tea Month with some non-alcoholic tea options. If you haven’t heard, we’re in for a bit of snow off and on for the next 2 1/2 weeks, nothing too major, but just enough to break out a few cups of tea to warm you up. If you don’t have any tea at home, we recommend you picking up teas from two of our favorite tea brands, Teavana, and Taylors of Harrogate.

TEAVANA OPRAH CHAI

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The above set is actually a holiday set we’re still enjoying and sadly its no longer available, but you can snag the equally wonderful Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Ritual Set (pictured below), a five piece set that comes with Oprah Chai Tea in a Tea Tin, a 32 oz Perfectea Maker, and two double wall glass mugs (we especially love these mugs because we don’t burn our hands like ceramic mugs do).

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Aside from its amazing taste, your purchase of the Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Ritual Set, a $4.00 donation will be made to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation to support educational opportunities for young people, including Girls Inc., National CARES Mentoring Movement, Pathways to College and U.S. Dream Academy. This is a tea with a great purpose. not only does it warm your body, it warms your heart as well. We’ve probably stated this before but our favorite tea is chai, we love the combination of these Indian tea leaves, milk, sugar, and blended spices including cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and cloves. To us, it is the perfect combination of creamy, sweet and spicy. Grab the Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Ritual Set on sale now for $44.98 from www.teavana.com.

TAYLORS OF HARROGATE

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When you have a legacy of tea that spans 130 years, chances are you know your teas and trust us when we say Taylors of Harrogate knows all there is to know about tea. From black and green teas to flavored and herbal teas, Taylors’ collection of tea offerings has something for every tea lover. Taylors prides themselves in harvesting unparalleled quality and flavor for their teas, so they are put through the most stringent testing to make sure nothing sub-par makes it into their production. With fans that include the British Royal Family, you know you’re getting the best.

Today we’re highlighting the Taylors of Harrogate Variety Tea Pack, which boasts a 48-count of the following eight tea flavors including, English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Decaffeinated Breakfast, Lemon & Orange, Pure Assam, Green Tea with Jasmine, Organic Peppermint, and Organic Chamomile. Not only is tea delicious and healthier for you, imagine all the hot toddy varieties you will enjoy with this variety pack. We’re really excited to try the Assam Tea, a rich, strong and full-bodied black tea with malty notes that is best served with milk. Of course, we still love the old favorites we grew up on such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey; thanks to Taylors of Harrogate, you can indulge in classic tea flavors and discover a few new ones. Visit Brands of Britain to purchase a tea or two and to learn more about Taylors of Harrogate teas.

Now that we’ve introduced you to Teavana, and Taylors of Harrogate, will you be adding more tea to your daily routine? What teas are you enjoying during Hot tea Month? Share your thoughts in our comments section.

The Republic of Tea – The Cup of Life

As the weather gets cooler, I love to indulge in a cup or to of tea. While people go nuts for coffee (including my family who are all coffee lovers), I am a 100% tea lover. I do my own ice tea, I enjoy ice tea popsicles, tea cocktails, I also mix in fruit or fruit flavors in my ice tea for variety or an exotic flavor. When I drink hot tea, I also tend to mix flavors – I love all things tea and love to experiment. One of my favorite tea brands is The Republic of Tea. They have such a wonderful range of premium teas – from Black to Rooibos, Chocolate to Cherry, Pumpkin to Apple Cider, and so on. The Republic of Tea has also introduced a new range of SuperHerb™ TeasMoringa, Jiaogulan, and Baobab.

This selection of SuperHerb™ leaf teas features powerful herbs that are known for their healing properties. These ancient herbal plant blends offer antioxidant benefits in their tiny leaves, and The Republic of Tea combines these wonder herbs with enticing ingredients such as ginger root and mint to result in superb tea bags that are as delicious as they are healthy.

Known as the “miracle tree,” Moringa (mor-IN-ga) has small, vibrant leaves that have long been prized in indigenous cultures for their healing properties. Sourced from sustainable farms in hot, tropical climates where the trees thrive and are traditionally used as medicine or cooked into soups and stews, moringa is also delightful steeped for sipping. The Republic of Tea combined moringa leaves with green rooibos and natural mango flavor for a sweet, fruity note to the grassy, herbal base.

A wild vine native to southern China, jiaogulan (JEE-ow-goo-lan) is described by local inhabitants as the “immortality herb.” Ancient cultures believe this adaptogenic herb, similar to ginseng, could benefit the whole body. Recognized for over a thousand years for its anti-aging, anti-anxiety and antioxidant properties, Jiaogulan is thought in Chinese culture to provide unusual longevity. This fragrant, healthy cuppa is infused with monk fruit, a celebrated natural sweetener, and a hint of spicy ginger root. Refreshing sipped hot or over ice. I love the hint of ginger in this tea and it’s a great tasting way to beautify yourself inside and out.

Known locally as kuka, baobab (BAH-oh-bab) is considered the “tree of life” for its massive, drought-resistant trunks that provide shade and shelter in Africa. The earthy, light notes of the baobab leaf are blended with a touch of mint for a grounding, healthy tea experience. Baobab is thought to be an antioxidant in Africa. Traditionally used as a versatile medicine, baobab has a reputation for fighting asthma and soothing inflammation and fatigue.

Are you a tea drinker? What are some of your favorite tea leaves?