Happy Spring!

March 31, 2014

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Here in the South, we know Spring has arrived by our noses. The equation goes…
beautiful blooms = sneezing + scratchy throats
It’s ok! Local honey helps relive the woes of the season. And just add honey tea company wouldn’t be a tea company if we didn’t have a little of Spring’s ‘liquid gold’ to help you through the season. So while brewing your cup of tea, stir in a spoonful of honey.
Cheers!

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How sweet!

January 22, 2014

how sweet!

how sweet!

Yes! Our company is called just add honey, but every now and then a spoonful of sugar is necessary. And what better way to enjoy a cup of tea.

Now available on our site for the tea lover in your life {or yourself}.

Because everyone needs a little something sweet!

I’ll drink to that!

October 31, 2013

The perfect cup of tea for you on the go now available on our website

simply better tea

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IT’S NATIONAL ICED TEA MONTH

iced tea sangria

June is National Iced Tea Month. And just add honey loves to celebrate!!!!!

So… We’ve created new flavors for the Spring/Summer that you are sure to love, Love, LOVE!

Visit us every Saturday at the Piedmont Park Farmer’s Market and sample our new flavors. We promise they will quench your thirst and make you a believer.

See you this Saturday!

photo courtesy of:: Martha Stewart

it’s tea tuesday

May 21, 2013

chamomile vanilla bean

chamomile vanilla bean

yellow:: uplifting and invigorating, yellow has been proven to stimulate the brain, making you more alert and decisive. it’s associated with intellectual thinking: discernment, memory, and good judgement

cheers!

we have flavor!

March 7, 2013

just add honey is honored to be chosen as a finalist in the Flavor of Georgia 2013 contest!

georgia_peachesBusinesses in Georgia submitted their best and our Georgia Peaches loose leaf tea was chosen as a finalist {exciting, huh}. We will strut our stuff along side so many talented Georgia food companies.

Our friends at Chocolate South are also finalist! Amy Stankus, creator and proprietor, created a Georgia Peaches BonBon that has our Georgia Peaches tea infused in her chocolate goodness {my mouth waters just typing the words}.

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Other companies include sauces, jams and jellies, meat, cheeses, and snacks…

So, if you’re free and in the Atlanta area, stop by the freight Depot and have a sample. You can decide for yourself who has the Flavor of Georgia. We will be there to wash down your thirsty little mouths with our soon to be award-winning Georgia Peaches tea!

ooh honey!

July 6, 2012

Here’s our favorite Summer honey recipe:

{from our friends at TruBee Honey}

Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream

2 cups milk
{I use 2 percent}

3/4 cup honey
{you can use all but 2 oz. of a 12 oz. TruBee jar, saving the remainder for topping}

dash of salt

2 eggs, beaten

2 cups heavy cream

1 tablespoon real vanilla extract

In saucepan, heat milk but don’t burn or “scald” it.
Stir in honey and salt.
Pour small amount of warm liquid into eggs; return to milk mixture and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or less, stirring constantly.
Cool thoroughly.
Stir in cream and vanilla.
Chill.
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s directions.
When serving, drizzle with remaining honey.
Makes about 5 cups and is delicious on a hot summer evening!

Variation: I plan to try it with fresh Georgia peaches this weekend, but strawberries or blueberries would also be good.

Have you ever seen a cacao bean?! It’s as beautiful as it’s end results.

In this informative and picturesque blog, on the cocoa trail, author Juliet Bray gives details about the tree and the harvesting process.

From tree to bean: the cacao harvest

But she doesn’t stop there. Every blog post is about the wonderful bean that we readily enjoy in our tea, coffee, candy, desserts…

just add honey uses the bean in several of our teas. It creates a nutty, rich flavor that you will enjoy cup after cup. Served best hot with steamed milk {our favorite is unsweetened almond}, our cacao blended teas, are sure to delight. Cheers!

chocolate mint rooibos {herbal tea}

chocolate delight {black tea}

green caramel {green tea}

You have loose leaf tea in your pantry among all of that bagged tea stuff. It’s pretty. It smells good. But what do you do with it?!

Fret not! just add honey knows tea. And we know how to blend the perfect cup. Pay attention, folks.

All teas are brewed with different times and water temperatures. Have you had a bitter cup? Well, it’s probably because it wasn’t brewed properly.

First, what do I put these leaves in?

There are several brewing vessels that you can use to enjoy a good cup of loose leaf tea.

This stainless steel teaspoon infuser is perfect for a single cup. Fill one side with tea, level it off, and dunk it a 8oz cup of hot water.

These biodegradable, unbleached tea filters from TeaBrew are our personal favorite. They can be used for a single cup or a pot! But don’t over stuff your bag:: tea expands and if is stuffed; Where will it go? How will it breathe?

Do you have friends coming over? Good. Pull out this stainless steel teapot infuser and your good china. It rests inside of your teapot and fill it up based on how many cups your teapot will hold.

Get it. Got it. Good.

Now for the water and time.

Here’s an easy chart to get you started… It’s tea time!

Brewing Instructions

tea

temperature in°F

steeping time

black teas

{medium caffeine}

boiling (212°F)

2 ½ -3 minutes

green tea

{light caffeine}

steaming (180°F) 2-2½ minutes
herbal & fruit teas

{caffeine free}

boiling (212°F)

 up to 5 minutes

from the Queen Bee

January 20, 2012

The delicious honey we carry, TruBee, is perfect for the “Southern Pantry”. Just ask Bon Appetit!

Along with other talented artisianal food companies like Emily G’s jams and Phickles Pickles, TruBee honey was named in Bon Appetit’s article for it’s smooth taste, modern packaging, and southern flair. But we already knew that!

Order a jar of American raw honey today to complement your cup of tea. Because life is always sweeter, if you…

just add honey!