Mel’s special Karma Sutra Spiced Chai Latte

  2 tea spoons of Love Leaf Tea’s Karma Sutra Spiced Chai 1 ½ tea spoons of caster sugar ½ a cup of water ½ a cup of milk of your choice Heat a pan and add ½ a cup of water and milk to the Karma Sutra Spiced Chai and caster sugar Bring to the boil stirring occasionally Using a … Continue reading

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White Tea – Healthy & Delicious!

Unfermented white tea is packed with the same types of antioxidants as green tea, but in higher quantity. Therefore its health properties are even greater.  Both white and green teas come from the plant camellia sinensis. However, white tea leaves are harvested earlier than green tea leaves and go through the least amount of processing out of all teas. As … Continue reading

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Post-Exercise, Health & Gynostemma

Gynostemma pentaphyllum or jiagulan as it is also known, is a native tea from China, Korea, Vietnam or Japan. It is a tea which comes from a vine originating in the cucumber family. Traditionally it is often used as herbal medicine or consumed as hot tea. Gynostemma is famously known for it’s amazing health benefits (including anti-ageing), and consequently is … Continue reading

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The Miracle Herb: Why Sage is More than just a Seasoning

With one particular tea featuring highly in our sales this month, we thought you might like to know exactly what one of its key ingredients – simple Sage – is doing to benefit your health. The positive effects of sage go to show that you don’t need fancy superfoods or expensive supplements to get the boost you need – sometimes … Continue reading

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Moving On Up: 10 Tips For Settling Into Your New House

There are boxes everywhere and the car’s still full, but at least that kettle’s on! We’ve ‘tea’med up with the lovely student letting agency Letslivehere to give you 10 top tips for making your new place feel like home before the start of a new academic year. 1. Smells Like Student Spirit Whether it’s damp (we hope not!) or just … Continue reading

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Safflower and Hibiscus: The Love Leaf Teas you’re going crazy for

We’ve seen a huge spike in sales of two particular teas this summer: Pomegranate and Hibiscus Tea, and our Safflower Petals Drinking Herb. Sound curious? It certainly did to us, so we did a bit of research into why these particular ingredients are flying off the shelves – and the results were amazing! Safflower Petals There’s been a run on … Continue reading

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Summer Highs, Revision Lows: Tips for Reducing Exam Stress

We’ve been waiting for the sun to come out for so long, and now that it’s finally here student exam season is upon us. As a student myself, I know the miserable feeling of staring out of the library window at the sun-kissed streets of Newcastle, a pile of books my only friend. Revision and essay writing is hard, and … Continue reading

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Love Leaf Loses Weight: The Best Teas for Healthy Slimming

With the weather showing very few signs of getting warmer and a long (and delicious) Easter weekend behind them, three of us Love Leaf ladies have gone on a health kick in preparation for summer. Of course, none of us were considering giving up the Great British drink: a good old cuppa! Whether you’re looking for a healthy drink to … Continue reading

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Ready, Steady… Bake!

Happy Easter, Love Leaf Readers! So you’ve got to the end of a long weekend roasting, buttering and eating. Perhaps the last thing on your mind is baking something cake-like. However, the kids are still on their school holidays and it’s not quite warm enough for a day trip to the beach… why not settle down in the warm and … Continue reading

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Our afternoon with the baking society

Anyone who thinks working on a weekend is a bore should try working for Love Leaf Tea! Last Sunday we  tea’med up (geddit?) with the Newcastle University Baking Society for their first meeting since becoming an official group, serving the healthiest shots in the world (samples of Stinging Mint and Cranberry and Apple Tea!) and some classics too, like English … Continue reading

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