Care For Some Tea?

 

Who likes tea? If you’re like 4 out of 5 Americans, then you’re at least a casual tea drinker.

You would be in good company if you agree that you like to drink tea – in 2014, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. About 84% of all tea consumed was Black Tea, 15% was Green Tea, and the small remaining amount was Oolong, White and Dark Tea. USA is the second largest importer of tea after Russia. As I said above, Approximately four in five consumers drink tea, with Millennials being the most likely (87% of millenniums drink tea).

On any given day, over one half of the American population drinks tea. On a regional basis, the South and Northeast have the greatest concentration of tea drinkers. As a former Southerner, I know that this fun fact is true – approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.

 

 

Luckily for us tea drinkers DealDash realizes the importance of tea to Americans, and that’s why they offer up a large and varied selection of tea and tea accessories. Let’s see what we can find up for auction to satisfy your favorite tea drinker that you know.

If you’re an iced tea drinker like myself, you might be interested in the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker. The Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker brews gourmet iced tea quickly and efficiently with one simple touch. Just add water (preferably filtered) to the reservoir, add loose tea leaves or tea bags to the brew basket, add ice to the pitcher, and press brew. The Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker makes up to 2.5 quarts of iced tea, and you can also regulate the strength of the tea. It’s also easy to keep clean – the glass pitcher, brew basket and permanent filter can be washed in the dishwasher. If you’re interested in some awesome iced tea brewed from home, check it out at this link here.

Mr. Coffee Tea Cafe Iced Tea Maker, Black

If you would like something even easier, how about an assortment box of tea bags? You can enjoy a cup of tea whenever you’d like with Celestial Seasonings Tea in 25 assorted flavors. This combo pack of Celestial Herbal Tea, 150ct, features a variety of 25 flavors you are sure to enjoy. All of these teas are caffeine free, as well. If you would like to try this great sampler, click this link here.

Hain-Celestial CST46003 Classic Teas, 25-BX, 150-CT, Assorted

Of course, if you are in the market for a tea kettle DealDash has you covered on those as well. Just click this link here and it will take you to a great selection of tea kettles you can browse on DealDash.

If tea isn’t really your drink of choice, don’t worry, DealDash has plenty of other awesome things to bid on. Check out the auctions and see what you can win today! Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

 

Lessons on Coffee With DealDash

 

Every age group from teens to seniors love coffee. However, a lot of people go through life not knowing much about it. Let’s change that.

Most people know that coffee is prepared from roasted coffee beans, but do you know how they get the beans in the first place? Coffee beans as you know them actually come from the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant. Coffee plants are cultivated (almost) all over the world, but primarily in the equatorial regions of the Americas, Southeast Asia, India and Africa. You won’t find any coffee plants growing in Antarctica, though,  they need a temperature of about 59 and 75 °F to grow and thrive. The two most commonly grown coffee plants are arabica, which coffee connoisseurs tend to love, and the slightly lower regarded but stronger robusta.

 

You might be wondering how you get the coffee beans from plant seeds. Well, it’s a long time-consuming process starting with the picking of the berries. After the berries have been picked (some places do it by HAND!) then they are sorted by ripeness and color and then the flesh of the berry is removed, usually by machine, then the seeds are fermented to remove the slimy layer of berry flesh still on the seed. After this process is finished, the seeds are washed with fresh water to remove the fermentation residue. Finally, the seeds are dried. After the drying is done the beans are called “green coffee.” The final step before being shipped off to your local supermarket or cafe is roasting the beans. After they have been roasted then they are the nice brown yummy-smelling beans that we are all used to.

There are many different ways to enjoy the coffee beans – espresso, cafe Americano, Turkish, cold brewed, or even the most humble instant coffee. When you think of having a coffee at home most people probably either think of the “regular” coffee maker that’s found in most homes or offices, and coming in a close second would probably be the newer “one cup” coffee makers that use the individually portioned “pods”. No matter which type you prefer you can get the machines themselves and also the re-fills from DealDash. Getting items such as coffee from DealDash makes so much sense – If you don’t win the item and end up having to Buy It Now (BIN), you will get all of your bids back, and a great product that you would have bought anyway.

Mr.Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker,Stainless Steel/BlackStarbucks Colombia Ground Coffee, 12 ozKeurig Platinum Mini BrewerKeurig Donut Shop Sweet & Creamy Iced Coffee K-Cups (16-Pack)

 

I hope this article has furthered your knowledge about coffee and how it goes from plant to your cup.  If you’re interested in getting some items to enjoy your coffee at home head on over to DealDash. DealDash has everything you need to have a nice hot cup of coffee at home. Check out the Kitchen & Dining category and I’m sure that you’ll find something that you can use to make your perfect cup of coffee. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!