We’re excited to show you our series of informational videos about tea! This series focuses on the benefits of tea when it comes to health and spicing up your life! You’ll get to discover that tea is not just a calming and uplifting beverage which brings out the zen from within. You can also use it on your favorite recipes, find creative ways to use it, and finally get rid of those extra pounds.
So here are some short videos that we came up with as some sort of easy-to-digest information about this great beverage. Enjoy!
5 Great Reasons Why Drinking Tea is Good For You
This “enlightenment in a cup” has loads of health benefits that will improve your fitness. Get more out of life with a daily dose of zen – whenever you need it during the day.
Get To Know the Four Main Types of Tea
We recommend drinking these four types of tea for you to know which one (or more) really work for you! Each type of tea has its own set of benefits and flavor. You’ll be missing half of your life if you won’t explore each one of them.
How To Do a 7-Day Teatox
Here’s a safe way on how to do a tea detox for you to shed off those extra pounds. You’ll feel lighter and more vibrant with each succeeding day. Try it and see for yourself!
You can also know more about experiencing natural green tea detox the right way here.
5 Delicious Ways You Can Use Matcha at Home
There’s more to matcha than meets the eye. Try one or more of these tips for you to truly appreciate this nature’s wonder!
5 Easy Ways to Infuse Tea to Your Most Loved Recipes
Here are some ways you can bring out the best flavor out of meals using tea! You’ll be surprised with the delicious results.
We here at Kitchables created and launched the Kitchabox to bring joy to more coffee and tea lovers out there. We’ve developed a line of coffee and tea essentials to bring back the joy of brewing at home. The Kitchabox is what makes the home brewing experience more enjoyable, with a box of surprises coming home to you every month.
We’ve compiled this video series for you to know more about how you can make the most out of the coffees or teas you get every month. What’s the difference between getting a coffee or tea box? What can you make out of your Kitchabox? We’ve also added some videos on how you can hack your way to brewing every coffee or tea to perfection.
Coffee Vs. Tea: Which is Better?
Here are the differences, pros and cons of coffee and tea. We do, however, believe that one doesn’t trump the other. Both have their own unique differences that have made them the most loved beverages of the world.
Basic Types of Hot Coffee Drinks
Now that you have your own coffee beans, here are the basic types of hot coffee drinks you can make at home.
Get To Know the Four Main Types of Teas
Here are the four main types of tea, some of which you’ll get to receive when you go for a Kitchabox tea subscription. There is indeed enlightenment with every cup of tea.
Awesome Coffee Hacks You Need To Try
You don’t have to drink coffee as it is, when you can come up with so many different ways to enjoy it even more. Here are a few tips and tricks that can boost your coffee’s flavor and health benefits.
5 Easy Ways to Infuse Tea To Your Most Loved Recipes
There’s so much more you can do with a pot of brewed tea. Here are easy ways to make your recipes more flavorful using your favorite teas.
Every Kitchabox is thoughtfully crafted with the subscriber’s preferences in mind. Our coffee beans and loose leaf teas are curated fromthe best picks from around the world. Everything is made with love – from the ethically sourced coffee and tea to the stories behind each box. You can also opt to get coffee or tea brewing kits with a Kitchabox you purchase.
This guide will help you make the most out of each Kitchabox. We have separate guides for coffee and tea subscribers below. You can also check out more posts on our blog and Youtube channel for more information and inspiration about coffee and tea!
Here’s what you’ll read on this guide:
- Kitchabox Coffee Guide
- Coffee Brewing Guide
- Boost Your Coffee For Everyday Happiness
- Kitchabox Tea Guide
- Tea Brewing Guide
- Tea Brewing Tips
KITCHABOX COFFEE GUIDE
Coffee Brewing Guide
There are two types of coffee that subscribers are asked to choose when they sign up for a Kitchabox – Espresso and Drip.
Our espresso coffees include Brazilian Express, Ethiopian Forest, Coffee Farmer’s Pick, Soulful Blend, and so much more. We recommend a dose of 18 – 22 grams of coffee for a brewed volume or weight of 1.5 – 1.75 oz or 30 – 35 grams. Brewing water temperature should be 199 – 201 degrees Fahrenheit or 93 – 94 degrees Celsius. Allow a brew time of 25 – 30 seconds.
Our drip coffees include Colombian Sky, Kenyan Sunset, Dusk Till Dawn, Decadent Drip among others. We recommend a brewing ratio of 30 grams of coffee per 350 grams of water. Grind size should have a medium-fine coarseness. Allow a brewing time of 3 – 4 minutes.
Boost Your Coffee For Everyday Happiness
Here are some fun videos you might want to check out on how you can enhance the flavor of coffee, and also get the most out of its health benefits.
How To Give Your Coffee a Boost
Want to explore more coffee hacks? We made a video on the best ways to make your coffee healthier and more flavorful.
If you’re using a pour over coffee maker to brew your drip coffee beans, check out this video on pairings that go well with your coffee.
And If you want to turn your coffee up a notch, give your usual coffee a twist by making it into a bulletproof coffee! Here’s how you can make one.
KITCHABOX TEA GUIDE
Tea Brewing Guide
Our Kitchabox tea options include Black Tea (Premium Organic Ceylon, Begramot Earl Grey), Green Tea (Jasmine Green Tea, Organic China Sencha), Oolong (Formosa Oolong), White Tea (Pai Mu Tan), Fusion Teas (Herbs and Berries, Chamomile, Organic Blueberry Blend Rooibos), and Chai (Cinnamon Chai).
If you’re going to brew black tea, we recommend a brewing water temperature of 203 – 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Steep time should 4 – 5 minutes. Use 1 teaspoon tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water.
For green tea, use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water. Brewing water temperature should be 176 – 195 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow a steep time of 2 -3 minutes.
If you’re going to brew oolong tea, we recommend a brewing water temperature of 203 – 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Steep time should 4 – 5 minutes. Use 1 teaspoon tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water.
For white tea, use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water. Brewing water temperature should be 176 – 194 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow a steep time of 2 -3 minutes.
For the Herbs and Berries Fusion Tea, we recommend a brewing water temperature of 203 – 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Steep time should be 5 – 10 minutes. Use 1 teaspoon tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water.
For the Chamomile Fusion Tea, we recommend a brewing water temperature of 203 – 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Steep time should be 10 minutes. Use 2 – 3 teaspoons of tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water.
For Organic Blueberry Blend Rooibos, we recommend a brewing water temperature of 203 – 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Steep time should be 8 – 10 minutes. Use 1 – 2 teaspoons tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water.
For Cinnamon Chai Tea, we recommend a brewing water temperature of 203 – 212 degrees Fahrenheit. Steep time should be 4 – 5 minutes. Use 1 – 2 teaspoons tea leaves for every 6 ounces of water.
We have prepped up tea brewing tips and hacks over the past several months here at Kitchables. Here are our top links from how to make the perfect cup of tea to how you can make the most out of your brewed perfection.
Pour over brewing has revolutionized how people make coffee at home. Its simplicity and ingenuity makes brewing coffee a great ritual to look forward to. The resulting brewed coffee has a clean and flavorful taste. It definitely brings out the best flavor out of coffee beans.
We made a series of pour over coffee infographics for you to get a good grasp on what pour over is. We’ve got something from its history to the best way on how you can do it at home. Check these out and let us know what you think!
The Evolution of Drip Coffee Maker
This infographic gives you a general overview of how drip coffee makers evolved all throughout history. Pour overs or drip coffee makers have indeed come a long way.
How To Make the Best Brewed Coffee
If you’re a bit confused as to what you should do in order to make the best coffee possible, we simplify everything in this no-fuss infographic. You just need to remember three basic points – brew factors, grind size, and coffee tools. From there you can trace other points such as coffee-to-water ratio, proper grind size for each coffee maker, and what to buy to improve your brewing game.
How To Make A Perfect Pour Over Coffee
Drip brewing is not really rocket science, as we show you five easy steps on how to make the most out of your pour over coffee maker. Let the brewing games begin!
We at Kitchabes strive to provide the best experience for coffee and tea aficionados. We have developed coffee and tea essentials over the past few years which people love to buy for themselves or as gifts for their loved ones.
And now we are turning it up a notch by offering a coffee or tea subscription box specifically made for the subscriber’s lifestyle.
We curate coffee and tea blends from around the world with the subscriber’s preferences in mind. Our coffee and tea products are made with love – by upholding fair trade and environmental sustainability practices. Every box is filled with love and offers you a great farm to cup experience.
WHAT IS A KITCHABOX
The Kitchabox is a subscription box filled with fresh, delicious and ethically sourced coffee beans and loose leaf teas delivered to you (or someone else you want it to be sent to) every month. You have the option to subscribe for one, three, six or twelve months.
Your sign up process starts with a simple quiz which takes note of your preferences for coffee or tea. We will then curate coffee beans or loose leaf teas which suit your tastes. There will also be information pamphlets included in the Kitchabox for you to know more about where the coffee beans or loose leaf teas come from. There are also brewing guides included to help you make the perfect cup of coffee or tea.
HOW TO GET A KITCHABOX
Start your adventure of getting a Kitchabox by clicking here! http://box.kitchables.com/
Here’s how you can make the most out of your profiling quiz:
IF YOU CHOOSE TO GET A COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION BOX:
- There will be an option to choose between DRIP or ESPRESSO types of coffee. Choose the DRIP option If you are using drip coffee makers such as pour over, automatic drip machine, or coffee filter. Choose the ESPRESSO option if you use an espresso machine, aeropress, or French press.
- You will also be asked how many coffee bean bags you want delivered every month. Try estimating how many cups of coffee you make at home in a month. The “1 x 300 g” option is enough for 30 cups and the “2 x 300g” option gives you 60 cups.
- You have the option to choose how many months you want to get a Kitchabox. There’s a month-to-month, 3-month, 6-month, and yearly subscription plan.
- You’ll also be asked what your usual day is like – Easy going and relaxed? Busy but productive? Or non-stop hectic?
- Take note of what kind of coffee you like or what your taste buds usually crave. Do you like something sweet and savory? How about fruity and citrusy? Do you like chocolate notes with a nutty and bold flavor?
IF YOU CHOOSE TO GET A TEA SUBSCRIPTION BOX:
- You’ll be asked which teas you prefer – black, green, mixed, or fusion teas. Black and green teas are basic offerings, while mixed and fusion teas are a blend of complementary flavors.
- There’s also an option to choose how much tea you want – the “2 x 30g” option makes 30 cups of tea while the “4 x 30g” option makes 60 cups of tea.
- You have the option to choose how many months you want to get a Kitchabox tea subscription. There’s a month-to-month, 3-month, 6-month, and yearly subscription plan.
- You’ll also be asked what your usual day is like – Easy going and relaxed? Busy but productive? Or non-stop hectic?
- You’ll also get the chance to choose which particular benefits you want to get from you cup of tea. Choose among beauty, energy boosting, relaxation, or holistic health benefits.
HOW TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR KITCHABOX
We offer Kitchables Starter Kits (for coffee and tea) which you have the option to add to cart upon check out. The coffee subscription starter kits include a pour over coffee maker, gooseneck kettle, and double-walled glasses. The tea subscription starter kits include an imperial teapot, gooseneck kettle, and a set of teacups.
WAITING FOR YOUR MONTHLY GOODIES
Your monthly Kitchabox delivery would definitely be something to look forward to! It’s like getting a coffee or tea gift set for yourself or a loved one every month, for as long as you want. The Kitchabox is perfect for those who can’t get enough of coffee or tea, and would like to get surprised with awesome goodies every month. The subscription box is also perfect as a gift to impress your family members or friends.
Start your journey for the love of coffee and tea here — http://box.kitchables.com/
Everyone is looking forward to this time of the year, with good food on Christmas Eve, parties here and there, and people showing their love through gifts. We’ll help you choose the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones, especially when they are coffee and tea enthusiasts.
Are you ready for a curated list of the best coffee and tea Christmas gifts for your loved ones? Here we go…
FOR TEA LOVERS
TEA GIFT SETS
Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Culinary Grade) – Have your own mini (or perhaps informal) tea ceremony at home with this all-natural matcha powder. It’s an excellent source of antioxidants and amino acids. Matcha is a powerhouse of health benefits that boosts your well-being. Learn more about matcha in our feature article here.
Numi Organic Tea, Tea By Mood Gift Set – Bless your loved one with a tea gift set that uplifts their mood every single time. If they need healing, inspiration, motivation and focus, this tea gift set is their go-to mood booster for any purpose. Numi organic tea gift set has a whole lot of heart as it is made with fair trade practices and environmental-social sustainability.
Tea Forte SINGLE STEEPS Loose Tea Sampler – Give your loved one an assorted variety of teas with this gift set. The box contains a variety of high-quality teas from around the world. We recommend using the Kitchables Ceylon Glass Teapot to brew these teas.
Ceylon Glass Teapot – More and more people are loving this modern twist on a teapot that is your best friend in making fresh tea every single day. It has a fine mesh stainless steel diffuser for an even drink and glass material that withstands high heat temperatures. It’s the perfect tea essential that goes great with any kitchen.
Tea Cups (Set of 4) – Be the zen master as you serve these tea cups for your family and friends. Forget outdated porcelain saucers with our simple, elegant design made of borosilicate glass that’s light for easy maintenance and handling. Use your teacups how you want to – our glasses are mouth-blown, dishwasher and microwave safe and great with your favorite tea.
Hexagon Cork Coaster (Set of 12) – These coasters are the perfect addition to your tea rituals or your tea station at home. No more water rings, damaged wood or annoying drip and spill marks on your kitchen, office or dining table tops. Protect wood, glass and even marble furniture surfaces from liquids while adding a modern rustic touch to your home.
FOR COFFEE LOVERS
Driven Coffee – What we love about Driven Coffee is that their team of expert roasters are passionate about the art and science of making the perfect blend of coffee. They are currently offering free shipping on all orders, so it’s something you can’t miss! Check out our full review of Driven Coffee here.
Atlas Coffee Club – Atlas Coffee Club offers coffee sourced from all around the world. They are also passionate about teaching people about coffee with their clever brewing guides. Get curated coffee from around the world delivered to you or your loved one through this coffee subscription service.
Kitchabox Coffee and Tea Subscription – There’s an exciting surprise coming up as we are launching our coffee and tea subscription service. The Kitchabox is a personalized coffee and tea monthly subscription that takes into mind the personal preferences of the subscriber. Spoil your loved one with awesome coffee or tea packages every month, and help them get to know more about coffees and teas from around the world. Sign up now for you or your loved one for one coffee-and-tea fantastic year.
More coffee subscriptions – If you would like to know more coffee subscription options, check out our post on the top coffee subscription services in North America.
Love espressos like we do, but always burn your fingers on the glass? Our Espresso glasses fit under most machines and hold up to a double shot of espresso (2.7 or 80ml) and have a unique double-walled design. This is the perfect gift for your espresso-loving friends.
If you’re looking for the perfect pour over coffee maker, you’ll find it at Kitchables. Personalize your coffee to exactly how you want it and control every aspect of the brewing process. Give the gift of love to a family member or friend and bless their mornings with awesome dripped coffee
These permanent filters are the perfect upgrade for any pour over coffee maker. Made with 18/8 stainless steel with dual filter micro-mesh technology ensuring absolutely no clogging. Your loved one will thank you with this fuss-free, no paper filter way of brewing coffee.
Help your loved one have the freshest coffee beans in every single brew. It has a built-in Co2 AirFresh valve, which allows Co2 to escape one-way and with an airtight seal keeping oxygen out. It comes in 7 beautiful colors to choose from.
These Kitchables signature coasters are lovely and functional, perfect for any kitchen or coffee station at home. It’s the perfect fit under or over your cup or mug. Keep your furnishings water stain free, or use as a cover for fun outdoor summer drinks! Each coaster measure 3.34 inch and are compatible with all Kitchables double walled glasses
Here at Kitchables, we strive to fulfill the needs of coffee enthusiasts the world over. So we made a series of infographics that are fun to learn for people of all ages. In this series of infographics you’ll learn what to do and what not to do in a coffee shop, the healthy benefits of coffee, top cities to travel for coffee lovers, coffee versus wine, and awesome coffee drinks you need to try.
Coffee Shop Etiquette 101
Do you know what makes baristas cringe or what makes them appreciate you more as a customer? Take a look at these do’s and don’ts.
The Health Benefits of Coffee
This is a no-fuss guide on the holistic benefits of drinking coffee. In other words – more reasons to drink coffee and all the answers you need to say when someone asks you about your coffee habit.
Top Cities to Visit for a Great Cup of Coffee
Here are some travel recommendations from our insiders who have been there and done that! Where would you like to drink your next cup of coffee?
Cold Brew vs. Iced Coffee
As a coffee lover, it’s about time that you know the difference between the two. There are main differences in brewing method and flavor profile, and each type of coffee drink caters to different taste buds.
Coffee vs. Wine
From this infographic you’ll learn that it’s okay to have both – as long as you drink in moderation.
5 Awesome Brew Recipes
We recommend that you try these recipes out. You can make your own version of these drinks or check these popular recipes online.
It’s that time of the year again when everything smells like pumpkin spice. This is just the beginning of the festive season (Christmas and New Year coming soon!), and that much awaited Thanksgiving Dinner is the start of how we will end the year with grace and gratitude.
We did some digging around and looked for the best recipes you could easily make for Thanksgiving. The following are highly recommended cocktail, coffee, and dessert recipes which will fill you with joy over Thanksgiving weekend.
THANKSGIVING PARTY COCKTAILS
Pumpkin Spice Martini – You’ll love how fun and delicious this holiday cocktail is. It’s easy to make and leaves a great impression to your guests.
Holiday Punch II – Looking for a delicious non-alcoholic drink? All it takes to make this punch is cranberry juice, unsweetened pineapple juice, ginger ale, and some sweetness.
Apple Pie Shot – Nothing celebrates Thanksgiving better than a cocktail version of an apple pie. Get some vodka, apple cider, whipped cream, and cinnamon to concoct this superb cocktail.
Cranberry Champagne Cocktail – This classy drink tops off any Thanksgiving dinner with flair. All you need are four ingredients that add up to a flavorful mix.
Thanksgiving’s a Breeze Seabreezes – The name of this drink seems promising, but this is definitely a great reward for all your hard work in preparing a Thanksgiving dinner. You just need three ingredients to make this one, plus some mint sprigs for garnish.
Cranberry Sangria – This Spanish summertime favorite is also perfect for the fall and winter months. Use seasonal fruits with red or white wine. This complex mix makes Thanksgiving more special.
THANKSGIVING COFFEE RECIPES
Coffee Liqueur – This is a no-fuss coffee liqueur recipe which you can use for food and drinks that require a flavored liqueur. We love how it mixes well with milk or vodka.
Easy Cinnamon Dolce Latte – This can easily be your favorite alternative to the usual Starbucks drink. The recipe requires a love for cinnamon and some strong brewed coffee.
Salted Caramel Mocha – This lush mocha recipe does justice to the mix of coffee, cocoa, milk and caramel sauce. You can’t go wrong with a little kosher salt, sugar, whipped cream, and caramel on top.
Coffee S’more Milkshake, Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino, and Easy Peppermint Syrup – Mr. Coffee made a list of top 3 coffee recipes to serve after thanksgiving dinner, which we definitely agree as awesome nightcap recipes. We recommend the Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino for those who can’t get enough of this season’s favorite.
If you’re looking for the perfect cups to serve your coffee and cocktails this Thanksgiving, check out our shop for great deals this season.
THANKSGIVING PARTY DESSERTS
No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes – This is the perfect dessert for fall, no baking required. You’ll need gingersnap cookies, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract – plus some sugar, spice and everything nice.
Pumpkin Pie in a Jar – We love this idea as take-home party favors for guests. You’ll need some graham crackers and whip up some pumpkin mousse.
Salted Caramel Apple Parfaits – This gluten-free, nut free, and dairy free dessert is perfect for any health buff who still wants to enjoy something delicious for Thanksgiving. You’ll definitely enjoy the delectable layers of apple filling, coconut salted caramel, and coconut crumble.
Caramel Apple Trifles – We love desserts in shot glasses (but you can serve them on espresso cups too). You’ll be preparing some caramel mousse, caramel sauce, and apple crumble. But these ingredients go a long way as you serve them in small portions.
Butterscotch Pudding Shooters – This is another shot glass dessert that packs a flavorful punch. The layers of butterscotch pudding, gingersnap crumb crust, and cinnamon spiced whipped cream are quite lush. We recommend these trendy glass cups for the perfect dessert servings.
PARTY FAVORS, ANYONE?
Looking for the perfect tools to stock your coffee, tea or dessert station this Thanksgiving? How about party favors to give as gifts to your guests? Check out these highly recommended Kitchables products that bring a modern touch to any home!
Here at Kitchables, we want to help you choose the best kitchen and dining essentials that will enrich your lifestyle. In this series of infographics, we want to put the fun in learning more about coffee brewing tools and methods. These tools that you’ll incorporate in your lifestyle should be easy to use, extremely reliable, and bring out the best results.
This set of coffee infographics feature:
- How to Choose the Right Coffee Maker For Your Needs
- Coffee Gear (Coffee Brewing Tools) Essentials
- The Best Brew: How to Make the Best Brewed Coffee
Part 1: How to Choose the Right Coffee Maker For Your Needs
This is a crash course on the main coffee makers out there, and the pros and cons of each. Here at Kitchables, we offer Pour Over Coffee Makers (2-cup, 5-cup and 7-cup) and a clever Pour Over Coffee Dripper that bring out the best flavor out of coffee beans.
Part 2: Coffee Gear Essentials
Still confused on what coffee tools to buy without breaking your wallet? These are the main tools you need with whatever coffee maker you want to use as stated below.
Need help in choosing the perfect tools for brewing coffee? You’ll find these great essentials here:
Part 3: The Best Brew: How to Make the Best Brewed Coffee
To make brewing coffee a lot easier, you just need to remember three things – brewing factors, grind size, and brewing tools.