Questions? Find answers here
How to make MiniMarieTea
MiniMarieTea is the easiest infusion in the world.
Our tea can never turn bitter because it doesn't contain thein, caffeine or artificial flavors. In fact, the longer you steep the infusion, the more flavors develop and the better it gets. So take your tea time. Don't rush. Just like all good things in life, nature takes time.
Let each blend steep for at least 5 min or as long as you want.
You can serve MiniMarieTea any way you or your child prefers: warm, tepid or cold. But keep in mind: never serve hot drinks to children.
Cold or tepid
The kids way
MiniMarieTea is actually developed for cold brewing. This means you don't need hot water to prepare your favorite infusion.
Good to go after 10 min. or even the next morning after a night in the fridge!
The classic way
Insert the MiniMarieTea tea bag and submerge properly in the water.
Steep for 5 minutes.
TIP: Always make sure to first pour the water, and only then add the herbs. This way, the herbs will release their flavours more gently, leading to a better result in your cup.
The summer way
MiniMarieTea makes an excellent ice tea. Fill a large glass or tumblers with ice cubes, top up with water, and insert the tea bag.
Steep for at least 10 minutes.
In the meantime, why not pimp your drink with a slice of orange or lemon, fresh mint leaves, a cinnamon stick or fresh cranberries.
Do try MiniMarieTea cold brewed in sparkling water too! Marie's sister Jill loves this!
On the go
The fast way
We think convenience is important. MiniMarieTea is bottle-ready, which makes it an essential addition to any school or work lunchbox, handbag or sports bag.
Simply drop a bag in your water bottle, leaving the tag hanging over the top of the bottle.
Tighten the cap of your bottle, making sure the tag remains outside.
Off you go!
Ice tea recipes
Ingredients and materials
100% pure nature
No theine. No Caffeine. No added sugars. No added flavors. Just pure dried fruits, flowers and herbs. All 100% organic.
Our herbs are strictly whole leaf. You don't get the "bottom-of-the-machine" tea dust you find in many commercial teas today. Whole leaf means it's packed with flavour and aromas, while at the same time bringing a visual sensation when the herbs and flowers unfold in the water.
Certifications and food safety
MiniMarieTea (or rather the mother company Happy Bags) is certified organic under EU legislation. The certificate has been issed by Certisys (BE-BIO-01).
We're producing the infusions according to the highest hygienic and safety standards.
Our company is registered at the federal agency for the safety of the food chain (FASFC) and holds the FASFC permission (n° AER/VBR/020978) to make and sell MiniMarieTea.
Healthy and ecological
As opposed to most tea bags which are synthetic, MiniMarieTea tea bags are made out of GMO-free corn. They're 100% natural and compostable - no bleach, no plastic, no staples, no glue.
The bags are extra large, with more herbs than any other brand. One bag will easily serve two people, or a large tumbler or bottle of up to 0,4l. The reason why we use larger amounts of herbs is simple: we don't use any artifical flavors.
As corn is less strong than synthetic fabric, we advise to be extra careful when pulling the the tag away from the tea bag. Simply hold the tag, and pull gently.
We're committed to minimizing plastic waste. By the end of 2018, we'll replace all conventional plastic in our packaging with biodegradable Natureflex™ plastic.
Does Marie Blue really turn blue?
The simple answer: yes, it does.
But since we cannot control nature most of the time, every tea bag will yield a different result. This can be due to slightly different herb to herb ratios when filling the tea bags, but can also differ from harvest to harvest.
The temperature of the water is also an important factor. Marie Blue tends to stay blue much longer in cold water than it does in hot water.
The 1-minute timelapse video on the right shows how the color evolves in a timeframe of 5 minutes. You will notice the hot water turns blue much sooner but gradually turns yellow, whereas the cold water colors more slowly, but stays blue much longer.