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How to prepare MiniMarieTea?

MiniMarieTea is the easiest infusion in the world.

Let each blend steep for at least 5 minutes or even longer if you like strong flavors. After steeping, remove the tea bag and start enjoying.

MiniMarieTea can be cold infused, meaning you don't need hot water when preparing your tea. All our herbs undergo heat treatment, making it safe to infuse in cold water. Always use properly chilled water (temperature needs to be below 7° C) and steep for at least 10 minutes or up to 8 hours when refrigerated.

You can serve MiniMarieTea any way you or your child prefers: warm or cold. But keep in mind: never serve piping hot drinks to children.

MiniMarieTea can be stored up to 8 hours at room temperature, or up to 12 hours in your fridge. After 12 hours, pour away any leftovers and brew a fresh pot.

 

Who can drink MiniMarieTea?

Cold infused Hot infused

Newborns - 2 years

NO

NO

Toddlers and infants (+2 years)

YES

YES - after cooling down

Adults

YES

YES

Pregnant women

NO

YES

Vegans and vegetarians

YES

YES

Diabetes patients

YES

YES

People with gluten intolerance

YES

YES

How to hot infuse MiniMarieTea?

Fill a large mug (300 ml) or a small teapot (up to 500 ml) with hot (+90°C), decalcified water. Insert a MiniMarieTea tea bag and submerge properly in the water. Steep for at least 5 minutes. When serving to kids, let the tea cool down and test before serving.

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. TT.

How to cold infuse MiniMarieTea?

MiniMarieTea is actually developed for cold brewing. This means you don't need hot water to prepare your favorite infusion.

Just add the bag to a large glass or kid's tumbler filled with cold water. Decalcified tap water is fine, but always make sure to first chill the water to a temperature below 7°C. Do not use tepid water. Good to go after 10 minutes, or even the next morning after a night in the fridge!

MiniMarieTea makes an excellent iced tea. Fill a large glass or tumblers with ice cubes, top up with cold brewed MiniMarieTea, and pimp with a slice of orange, lemon, fresh mint leaves, a cinnamon stick or fresh cranberries.

TIP: try cold brewing MiniMarieTea in sparkling water! Marie's sister Jill loves this!

Does Marie Blue really turn blue?

Yes, it does, almost always, especially in cold water.

But since we work with 100% natural ingredients, 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.

This 1-minute timelapsed video shows how the color evolves in a timeframe of 5 minutes. You will notice that hot water turns blue much sooner but gradually turns yellow, whereas cold water colors more slowly, but keeps its blue color much longer.

Is MiniMarieTea bottle-ready?

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 a bottle (preferably re-useable) filled with properly chilled water, 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! Consume within 8 hours, after which you should dispose of any leftovers and rinse your bottle with fresh water.

What are the tea bags made of?

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. Help nature by making sure you throw used tea bags in your organic waste bin.

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 0,5 litre. 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 off the tea bag. Simply hold the tag, and pull gently.

We're committed to minimizing plastic waste. By Early 2019, we'll replace all conventional plastic in our packaging with biodegradable material.

About the herbs

Whole leaf herbs, and nothing else

No theine. No Caffeine. No added sugars. No added flavors. Just pure dried fruits, flowers and herbs. Therefore, MiniMarieTea infusions can never turn bitter. 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.

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.

100% organic and safe for kids

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. All herbs are steam heat treated and are subject to microbiological analysis before being sent over to our packaging facilities. This means just one thing: MiniMarieTea is safe for kids.

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.

Recipes

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