Ginger

Spice Things Up With A Little Bit of Ginger!

Ginger. What makes it good for you? A breakdown of what ginger has to offer to your body when you accept it in your daily diet.

Besides being a popular cooking ingredient especially in Indian and Asian cuisine, it has also been used for thousands of years for its health and healing benefits. This versatile root can be consumed either fresh, powdered, dried, in oil form or as a juice.

Alkalising Food Chart Tea Bird Tea

Finding your balance with Tea Bird Tea Alkalising & Turmeric 10 day plan

Understanding how your body works and reacts to different foods or teas is a great help when optimising your health and managing stress, anxiety, weight and energy.

The Tea Bird Tea healthy 10 Day Alkalising with turmeric plan focuses on the popular theory that by maintaining an alkaline state in your body you can minimise inflammation in your joints, reduce acid in the tummy and therefore prevent the onset of diseases which are prevalent in our society today.

Some studies* believe that a high acidity

Tea Bird Tea House turns grow-your-own-herbs venture into tea business

Tea Bird Tea House turns grow-your-own-herbs venture into tea business

Growing up around Irish food philosophies, Ashleigh Cotterill was amused by friends who swore by supplements and protein powders. Although she leaves each to his own, she does believe in the medicinal properties of food. Herbs and spices have been used for healing by cultures around the world across civilisations and modern understanding of their curative properties backs this practice.

The Irish-born marketing executive and artist began actively propagating this in 2014 after her son was born, selling herb and vegetable seeds under the Balcony Bloomer brand in farmers’ markets around Bondi and the Gold Coast while living in Australia. Balcony Bloomer carried herbs such as basil to lower blood pressure, coriander to reduce inflammation in the joints, and mint and chilli to increase metabolism. As sales increased, so too did customer requests and subsequent ideas.

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Vanilla Tea Bird Iced Tea recipes

Vanilla Tea Bird Iced Tea recipes

Whether you’re taking your drinks to go or just chilling out at your own backyard, Iced Tea is the way to go! We want you enjoying life to your fullest. So here are our Top 3 Yummiest Summer Iced Tea concoctions guaranteed to shake off pounds while still satisfying your sweet cravings.
Summer Blends Morning, Noon and Night Retro designs and blends...

Summer Blends Morning, Noon and Night Retro designs and blends...

Kick back and relax with with our healthy Summer blends offer - Choose a healthy lifestyle and make healthy choices this summer with our organic summer blends bundle offer. Stop your hunger pangs with our healthy loose leaf organic tea bird tea blends. Stop snacking, stop bloating and kick water retention to the curb with our specially blended healthy daily morning, noon and night healthy lifestyle blends...

37 Ways to Drink Turmeric

37 Ways to Drink Turmeric

If you’ve ever been interested in the idea of replacing medicine with food, look no further than your spice cabinet. That ground turmeric that you use only in the occasional curry? It holds powers that will trump what’s in your medicine cabinet.

Turmeric is mostly known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This means that a few dashes of the spice will not only help with the inflammation that you can see, like swelling and rashes, but also with inflammation that takes place inside the body, like leaky gut syndrome.

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Water Retention

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Water Retention

5. Try Taking Dandelion

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is an herb that has been used as a natural diuretic in folk medicine for a long time (11).

Natural diuretics may help reduce water retention by making you pee more often.

In one study, 17 volunteers took three doses of dandelion leaf extract over a 24-hour period.

They monitored their fluid intake and output during the following days, and reported a significant increase in the amount of urine produced (12).

Although this was a small study with no control group, the results indicate that dandelion extract may be an effective diuretic.

Bottom Line: Dandelion may help reduce water retention, especially when consumed as a leaf extract.
Exclusive Tea Bird Tea Morning, Noon and Night Warrior for Lisa Von Tang

Exclusive Tea Bird Tea Morning, Noon and Night Warrior for Lisa Von Tang

Exclusively for Lisa Von Tang we bring you our finest tea blends to keep this warrior feeling fresh Morning, Noon and Night.

Morning Warrior 

Wake and rise with our morning Firecracker tea blend putting a fire in your heart from the earliest of starts. 

Noon Warrior

Boost your immune system with our Vanilla Rooibos tea blend a raging injection of anti oxidants making you feel ready to be a true Noon Warrior. 

Night Warrior

Reflect and recharge with our Lemongrass Night Warrior to cleanse your mind and body.

Hand packed, artisan, organic tea bird tea blends using our new biodegradable, organic teabags. 

Tea Bird Tea launches at Robinsons KL

Tea Bird Tea launches at Robinsons KL

Tea Bird Tea bringing the finest tea blends to Robinson's KL brand new store opening at the Four Seasons Hotel KLCC. Stocking both Tea Bird Tea Loose ranges and our delectable teabag range its the best place to pick up your tea gifts on the go.

Shoppers delight...

Whats more they have the best range of quick shopping fixes for the most discerning of shoppers. It is like a beautiful shopping haven for the serious shopper - over 500 brands available storewide with a healthy mix of both local and international brands available all under one roof.

Did you know? Robinsons have brought a staggering 60 new brands to KL!

The menswear floor is the most comprehensive I have seen in KL or rather since living in London, reason being its compact on 1 floor but it has a great range not just focusing on the bearded hipster or the suited and booted - there is something for all tastes in here.

 

Balcony Bloomer Grow in the tin herbs

Balcony Bloomer Grow in the tin herbs

Grow Plan

  1. Open the tin and remove the seeds
  2. Add water to the pellet and let pellet grow
  3. There is a hole in the top of the pellet make sure this is facing up
  4. Pour seeds into the hole and cover with soil from the pellet
  5. Set in the sun
  6. Make sure you keep the pellet moist by adding a few teaspoons of water everyday
  7. After 5 days you see some sprouts growing out of the pellet
  8. As the plant grows its good to let it have 4-6 hrs of sun everyday but make sure the area is partly shaded so your seedling doesn't get burnt in the hot Malaysian sun.
  9. After 20-30 days you will be able to repot you seedling by dropping the plant and its soil pellet straight into a larger pot with soil.
  10. You can start snipping your herbs to add to your meals everyday.
Roasted Dandelion Root Tea Bird Tea

Roasted Dandelion Root Tea

When we were putting together the Tea Bird range we wanted different teas to deal with different parts of the body. Skinny Teatoxing is all over the place at the moment but what is it actually doing to hep you? Often many of the skinny teas have a laxative in them which makes you feel like you are loosing weight as they are sending you to the toilet every 30 mins.

Are your teabags toxic?

Are your teabags toxic?

Are your teabags toxic? - We have been labouring over which teabags to use for our beautiful Tea Bird blends and we have a few customers who are always interested to know more - check out this interesting article from The Underground Health Reporter.

The Weightloss Connection with Oolong Tea Bird Tea

The Weightloss Connection with Oolong Tea Bird Tea

The Weight Loss Connection - article from Teas Etc

The two main ways to reduce food related body weight are; increase energy expenditure (EE) and inhibit the absorption of nutrients, including fat and carbohydrates. Caffeine is a stimulant so it is widely accepted that the caffeine in tea increases metabolism, hence increasing EE. So the question becomes, is it only the caffeine or are other compounds in the tea contributing to that increase?

Deborah Henry Opens Up On Her Struggle With Body Image

Deborah Henry Opens Up On Her Struggle With Body Image

Deborah Henry takes us through her journey as Miss Malaysia to become the person she is today, find out how she grew her relationship with food, learning to be strong rather than skinny and ultimately regained the health and her body and mind.

Purely B shot the interview at Tea Bird Tea House in Bangsar - Stay tuned for Part 2 where Deborah Henry shares what she drinks every day to maintain optimal health. You can find out which Tea Bird Tea is Deborah's daily must have home or away...
Cassandra J Poyong Blue Belt Competitor Singapore March 2018 - Quick Fire Q&A

Cassandra J Poyong Blue Belt Competitor Singapore March 2018 - Quick Fire Q&A

PROMO CODE: BEASTMODEON to support Cassandra follow us on instagram @teabirdteaorganic and use the promo code to receive your 20% discount on every order.

Tea Bird Tea Internship Program

Tea Bird Tea Internship Program

Tea Bird Tea is beginning an internship program offering both full and part time positions based at Tea Bird Tea House at 83 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar.

Internship areas

  1. Sales  - working across supermarket, internet, business development and cafe/restaurant channel read more...
Tea Bird Tea Sponsoring Cassandra J Poyong Blue Belt match Promo Code: Beast Mode On

Tea Bird Tea Sponsoring Cassandra J Poyong Blue Belt match Promo Code: Beast Mode On

Tea Bird Tea Sponsoring Cassandra J Poyong Blue Belt match Promo Code: Beast Mode On 20% off all orders

Tea Bird Tea is sponsoring Cassandra for her first Blue Belt fight in Singapore which is coming up in March 2018. We will be sharing some info on how she prepares for her fights and how drinking Tea Bird Tea helps to keep her calm and focused coming up to her fights. Cassandra is giving you 20% off your purchase on Tea Bird Tea just go online at www.teabirdtea.com and use the Promo Code: Beast Mode On to receive your 20% discount at the check out!
 

 

 

Processed foods and drinks are driving up rates of cancer...healthy diet?

Processed foods and drinks are driving up rates of cancer...healthy diet?

Processed foods and drinks are driving up rates of cancer: Major study reveals the health threat including cereal, energy bars, sausages and chocolate
Fugeelah Handmade Jewellery by the Students from Fugee School #fugeelah

Fugeelah Handmade Jewellery by the Students from Fugee School #fugeelah

I remember asking Deborah Henry Co-Founder of Fugee School so whats next how is the school going to continue? She said - this is it - it's here - its a school offering children education we have to keep it running... 

Charity is an interesting area - how many times can you rely on subscriptions, or kind hearted philanthropists and wealthy supporters travelling around handing out cash to pay the bills? 

The answer is you can't - there needs to be some understanding of creating something that can pay for itself otherwise there is no growth, for the students, the people running it - this school is changing peoples lives everyday and thats a great thing but creating a school which empowers, educates and creates enterprise amongst its students to enable them to come together and create Fugeelah well that is truly the GREAT achievement here - awesome job all round. 

 

Week 7 total weightloss 4 kilos Ashleigh Cotterill uses herself as the litmus test for Tea Bird Tea

Week 7 total weightloss 4 kilos Ashleigh Cotterill uses herself as the litmus test for Tea Bird Tea

Week 7 and only 45 weeks to go on the OYNB challenge - weightloss is slow as I fight my love for sugar, time which seems to run out on a daily basis just like Ground Hog Day , my sporadical attempts at going to the gym and my insane ability to watch netflix while I am working into the wee hrs of the morning.
#RUIHINTHECITY Event for CNY2018 Bangsar

#RUIHINTHECITY Event for CNY2018 Bangsar

Here is the recipe for the flavour of the day its super easy to make at home!

Hibiscus Tea Bird Teabag plus 1 Vanilla Tea Bird Teabag

1 litre boiling water - you can make 2 litres but its up to you on the strength of the taste you would like..

1 sliced orange - can leave peel on or off as you prefer 

Honey or Tea Bird Tea Syrup to sweeten as desired

Preparation

  1. We like to cook in a  saucepan so you can boil up the orange and get that extra layer of taste.
  2. If you are using our loose leaf blends you can add both blends into 1 teapot at the same time using 1 teaspoon of each.
  3. Add boiling water
  4.  Let brew for 10-15 mins - there are no tannins in these teas so they will not taste bitter when left to steep.
  5. Pour into saucepan with your sliced orange
  6. Simmer until orange is saturated with the tea blends

Serve hot and add honey or Tea Bird Tea Syrup to sweeten optional

Serve cold - left cool then place in a jug in the fridge - the taste is strong so you can happily add as much ice as you like

Kept running got back ache stopped and ate some ice-cream - did you know that people who sleep less are on average 10pounds heavier than people who get 8 hrs a night?...Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 6 Total weight loss 3.5 kilos - TBT123

Kept running got back ache stopped and ate some ice-cream - did you know that people who sleep less are on average 10pounds heavier than people who get 8 hrs a night?...Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 6 Total weight loss 3.5 kilos - TBT123

Did you know that people who sleep less are on average 10 pounds heavier than people who get 8 hrs a night? I have literally not slept in a week - if I spend 1 night working then I am sure to finish the ice-cream, and then be woken up by the kids on the remaining 4 work nights of the weeks.
I started running again which felt great...Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 5 Total weight loss 3 kilos - TBT123

I started running again which felt great...Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 5 Total weight loss 3 kilos - TBT123

In my minds eye this is exactly how I look everyday ;0/ No self esteem issues here then! But seriously I don't know if its a hindrance or a help to have self belief, I mean I am not one of those girls who goes out wearing next to nothing but as I have put weight on my posture has become worse over the years. Late nights on the laptop don't help either - in fact I just spent some time reading about how too much stress can significantly effect your weight loss and the speed there off so this week I am going to putting work to the side as such and make sure I get my 7-8 hrs sleep a night and see if it changes anything.
Tea Bird Tea Ashleigh Cotterill Are your Friends making you fat?

Are your friends making you FAT not PHAT? We think this is totally true - I have many great friends I love eating with...

This is true - when I sit down with myself I always overeat but when I sit down with a skinny person I am always feeling anxious about them watching me eat. This kind of influence works both ways though - I currently work with Cassandra who is a bad ass Jiujitsu Blue Belt competing in ADCC in Singapore next month and we will be following how she prepares for her competition and what it really takes to change your state of mind whether you are a new gym starter,
Why does your weight go up when you hit the gym? Apparently my muscles are in micro trauma right now...Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 4 Total weightloss 2.5 kilos - TBT123

Why does your weight go up when you hit the gym? Apparently my muscles are in micro trauma right now...Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 4 Total weightloss 2.5 kilos - TBT123

Week 4 End Week 4 Ashleigh Cotterill 78 kilos TBT123 total weight loss 2.5 kilos - frumpy gear Victoria Beckham called she wants her pants back so she can hide her shoes ;0) Theory: I admit that I am an expert at self sabotage - I have a naughty streak when it comes to sweet stuff which I really enjoy!
Hibiscus and Rose tea

6 teas to aid weight loss and general health - Watch the video...

Great top 6 video on the best teas to use to support weight loss and how to prepare them. Shows you which teas work well with your healthy diet - check out some great tips and some interesting points on the health benefits of the teas we sell. Drinking oolong tea helps to boost your antioxidants and helps you to stay alert throughout the day increasing your metabolism and aids fat burn.
Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 3 Total weightloss 3 kilos - TBT123

Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 3 Total weightloss 3 kilos - TBT123

Stopped Week 3 of new regime no alcohol now adding reducing salt 

Began hitting the gym managed 4 sessions and had to take Panadol extend in between just to keep moving. As always my weight went up at first as did my hunger but less sugar cravings from the previous week...

 

Dr Manoj Kutteri talks tips on eating healthy to be healthy and fasting is in there - check it out...

Dr Manoj Kutteri talks tips on eating healthy to be healthy and fasting is in there - check it out...

Fasting has been recognized for its many health benefits dating back to Hippocrates. These benefits extend to everything from better weight management, improved cardiovascular health, healthier blood composition, and better cell recycling, and many others. Periodic fasting is highly recommended for prevention of illnesses and a better well-being. Fasting has also been recognized for its benefit in anti-ageing or healthy ageing.

Insomnia - 7 eating habits that are keeping you awake

Insomnia - 7 eating habits that are keeping you awake

  • From coffee to evening snacks, many foods and drinks can have an impact
  • Nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch says it's not just what you eat but when 
  • Eating habits can can make a huge difference to quality and quantity of sleep 
  • A third of people regularly suffer from difficulty sleeping, according to the NHS
  • Insomnia is linked to depression, obesity, heart attack, stroke and diabetes 
WHAT OUR BODIES NEED MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

WHAT OUR BODIES NEED MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT

Our bodies need nutrients, vitamins, minerals and water for good health and proper functioning. Amazingly, the human body is capable of producing thousands of nutrients that it needs to sustain its own life. The nutrients that the body manufactures itself are known as “nonessential” nutrients because the body is able to actually produce those nutrients itself, and it's not essential that you go out and get those nutrients from the food you eat.
Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 2 Complete Weight 78.5 kilos, lost 0.5 kilos - TBT123

Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 2 Complete Weight 78.5 kilos, lost 0.5 kilos - TBT123

Began really craving sugar and ate a lot of sweets - they tasted great but it definitely slowed down my progress in comparison to the first week of 1.5 ;0/ TBT123 of the week was Hibiscus - I really enjoy the taste as its slightly tarter than the others. Finally started back at the gym on the last day of the week so going to add this into week 3 and really focus on my healthy diet.

Fasting is it safe and does it work?

Intermittent Fasting As part of all of our Tea Bird Tea teatox plans we recommend using intermitt...
What’s Best to Eat Before and After Different Workouts - great article from Great Eastern

What’s Best to Eat Before and After Different Workouts - great article from Great Eastern

When it comes to fitness, there are definitely some key questions we have to get the most of our workouts. This includes: what is considered a health diet, how do we lose weight faster, does the same health diet suit all body types, burn more calories and feel energized enough to power through every training session? There is one specific and simple answer that answers all these questions and that is, eat the right food at the right times.
Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 1 Complete Weight 79 kilos, lost 1.5 kilos - TBT123

Ashleigh Cotterill, Tea Bird Tea - Week 1 Complete Weight 79 kilos, lost 1.5 kilos - TBT123

Theory: for me a healthy diet is lots of homemade soups and vegetables - salads rarely cut it for me - I grew up doing a lot of physical exercise outside and you can't spend 6 hrs a day working in cold weather and looking after animals on a salad without fainting - for that amount of activity you need to eat a healthy diet. I believe what you grew up on, wherever you are from, if it wasn't processed and was freshly cooked is probably what your body operates best on.
The slim women who say they bloat like a balloon within. . . an hour of eating carbs

The slim women who say they bloat like a balloon within. . . an hour of eating carbs

Our colon cleanse pictured, mint  and alkalizing blends are essential for daily digestive health and really ease ongoing bloating problems like these. Did you know if you recommend 3 friends to our mailing list we will send you a free trial pack just to prove it works?

What have you got to loose apart from your bloat!

 
Lose 4 inches and 5kg in 3 weeks

Lose 4 inches and 5kg in 3 weeks

Using intermittent fasting and a healthy diet really works - I feel lighter, brighter and more alert at work and my clothes feel comfortable but most of all people said they really noticed the difference in my skin and that I looked younger!