I’ve been a big fan of the Yogi Tea company for many years and I was very happy to accept a package with four different teas from the company for review.


I enjoyed each blend very much. Each one has its own fresh and distinctive herbal character.

The Kava Stress Relief Tea is heavy on the cinnamon and is quite naturally sweet. It’s wonderful over ice on a hot day.

I thought the Bedtime Tea was very tasty, and I do believe it helped me to unwind, as well. It has a great licorice flavor.

The DeTox Tea has a lot going on- it is at once a little bitter, but it is also a little spicy. I think it’s really nice first thing in the morning.

If I had to name a favorite, though, it would be the Green Tea Kombucha. It has a complex flavor that includes mint and lemongrass. I love it warm, or iced, and I even played around with using it in a recipe. I stir-fried tempeh and bok choi with ginger in a little organic coconut oil, tamari, rice vinegar, and mirin…then I tossed in some shelled edamame, cooked buckwheat soba noodles, and chopped basil and cilantro. I put these in a serving bowl and poured the green tea over the top…


…then garnished it with some Asian chili-garlic sauce. It was really delicious!


If you like the sound of these teas, you are in luck…the Yogi Tea company wants to give an identical sample pack to one of my readers! So here’s how you enter the giveaway:

1. Leave a comment telling me how you feel about tea. What’s your favorite- black? Green? Herbal? And have you ever cooked with tea? If so, how?

2. For an extra entry, follow me on twitter and then leave me a comment telling me you did so. If you already follow me on twitter, let me know that, too.

3. For a third entry, you can “like” Healthy Green Kitchen on Facebook. Again, if you are already a “liker”, just leave a comment letting me know.

So that’s it. Up to three entries for each person and I’ll choose a winner at random. The giveaway closes Sunday June 18 at midnight and I’ll pick a winner Monday morning. US readers only, please. Good luck!


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    Alicia @culinarybliss — June 18, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

    I love tea, and have used Earl Grey in shortbread!

    and, I follow you on twitter @culinarybliss

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    Paulina — June 18, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    Hi! I’m a big tea drinker. My favorites are rooibos and a few ayurvedic herbal blends. Ginger from Yogi tea is one of those favorites. And I’m a facebook fan! :)

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    Jeanne — June 18, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    Love tea, especially any kind of liquorice tea because of it’s great over ice! :)

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    Jeanne — June 18, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    Twitter follower!

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    Jeanne — June 18, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    Facebook follower too! :)

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    Jessica — June 18, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

    I follow your blog somewhat quietly, but enjoy so many of the recipes you post; this one in particular caught my eye, since I just discovered Yogi granola.

    I mostly drink fruitier teas, like white peach or raspberry. I’ve never thought to cook with it, but now I’m thinking that I should try it!

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    Nive — June 18, 2010 @ 8:59 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…i drink green tea for the last 3 years whereas my husband’s favorite is white tea…i have used earl grey in cakes and they tasted really good!!!

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    TS of eatingclub vancouver — June 18, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    I always have tea with meals at Chinese restaurants. It’s supposed to help you digest the “oils” in food… making me able to eat *more*! ;) Usually, it’s either Jasmine Green Tea or Pu-erh.

    I also love the smell of Earl Grey. And I am a sucker for any foods with macha!

    Of course, I also love cold milk tea made with jasmine green tea.

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    TS of eatingclub vancouver — June 18, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    I have “Liked” Healthy Green Kitchen on Facebook! =)

    Oh, in case you won’t be sending to a Canadian address (Vancouver, BC), I do have a US address for mailing.

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    Monet — June 18, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

    We adore Yogi tea…Egyptian Licorice and Bedtime are my favorites! And your noodle dish looks scrumptious, especially on those unique plates. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ellen — June 18, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

    i love tea! i drink mainly Rooibos, since it is caffeine free and naturally slightly sweet. it’s great hot or iced!

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    Ellen — June 18, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

    i’m following you on twitter @ellen1214

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    Danielle — June 19, 2010 @ 2:22 am

    Jasmine tea is my favorite and I will drink and/or eat anything and everything made with matcha tea powder. Ginger tea is my favorite when I’m sick.

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    Tara — June 19, 2010 @ 4:45 am

    Green Tea rocks my world, and a drizzle of agave nectar rocks my great tea. Haven’t cooked with it yet, though I’ve added it to breakfast smoothies to create some zing.

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    Heidi — June 19, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    I loooove tea. My favorite right now is earl grey tea but I usually drink herbal teas.

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    Cherie — June 19, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    I love the Chia Spice teabags!! Since I’m on the anti-candida diet plan, I can add almond milk and cinnamon liquid stevia to sweeten it,,,yummm. My family & I also drink the Yogi Tea echinacea immune support in the winter. I’d love to try the new sample pack! Thanks!

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    stealthnerd — June 19, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    I love tea! I never ever drink coffee so tea is also the only way I get any caffeine haha! But my favorite tea is actually the Yogi Stomach Ease. It is the perfect thing to drink after a really big dinner when I’m feeling beyond stuffed and it really does soothe my stomach. Plus, it’s really tasty!

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    Chocolate Shavings — June 19, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    That dish looks delicious!

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    Amanda Bennett — June 19, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    I’ve got to say, Rooibos Chai is my favorite – combining Indian spices with South African bush tea was an ingenious idea! I’ve used tea in lots of desserts but now I’ll have to try it with “real” food too!

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    Sam — June 19, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    I love tea. I drink it every day. My favorite is probably black, especially with vanilla, but I love almost every kind. I haven’t cooked with it, but I’ve added your recipe to my “my try” list.

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    Ashlie — June 19, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    I’m a tea devotee, no coffee for me! I like lots of different kinds, I started out drinking earl grey and jasmine pearls, but I stick mostly to teas that are naturally low in caffine these days. That includes many different yogi teas (ones containing ginger especially). Right now my favorite tea is steeped fresh mint. I also like red tea and white tea – both are naturally low in caffine. I have never incorporate tea into a meal, I’m interested to try it out!

    I “like” you very much – both on facebook and off it ;)

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    Stephanie — June 19, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    I love green tea! My favorite is a mint/lemongrass green tea. I also really enjoy fennel tea to soothe my tummy. Been seeing Yogi at the HFS lately, wanted to know which ones were good. Thanks for the review!

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    Stephanie — June 19, 2010 @ 11:18 am

    Also, I just “liked” you on FB :)

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    Jessica — June 19, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    Interesting idea, adding tea to a recipe. I’ve heard of coffee, but tea? This looks delicious…I will have to try these teas. I am very fond of tea and scones or muffins. Yum!

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    Sam (My Sugar Obsession) — June 19, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE green tea. right now my favorite is blueberries and cream green tea from my local tea bar. ahhh it’s amazing. i’ve never cooked with it, but i do have a chai tea cupcake recipe i’ve been dying to make. i just haven’t had the time.

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    Kat — June 19, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    Love yogi tea! especially their mayan coca spice!

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    tigerfish — June 19, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

    I buy my Yogi tea from Trader Joes. Ok…back to cooking with tea…I have tried braising chicken in black tea :) and I so like your idea of green tea with soba!

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    Renee Richardson — June 20, 2010 @ 4:02 am

    I absolutely love tea. As a child we would drink black tea and put fresh springs of mint from our garden into it. To this day that is my favorite way to drink it. I have never cooked with tea but it looks so delicious. Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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    Renee Richardson — June 20, 2010 @ 4:03 am

    I am following @drwinnie on Twitter. Username: @missreneer

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    Renee Richardson — June 20, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    I like Healthy Green Kitchen on Facebook. Username: Renee Richardson

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    FireMom — June 20, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

    Tea and I are old friends. I love iced tea in the summer (unsweetened, please) and hot tea in the fall/winter.

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    Vicki — June 20, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    I love green tea, but never thought to cook with it. Amazing looking dish!

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    Tanya — June 21, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    Yogi Teas are my absolute favourite brand of tea!! I stopped buying any other brands since they just sit in my pantry and don’t get used! Although I haven’t tried all the varieties yet, my favourites would have to be the Egyptian Licorice and the Lemon Ginger. I also tried the Woman’s Nursing Support when I was breast-feeding my son and it worked SO well – almost TOO well!

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    Kristen — June 21, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

    Green teas are my favorite, but I’ve only cooked with matcha. Your green tea soba looks delicious!!

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    Anna — June 21, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    i love tea – from the way it makes me feel to the event of getting together with a friend “for tea” (we don’t drink coffee). lately i’ve been drinking oolong in the morning, and mate (with steamed almond milk – a mate latte!) for an afternoon snack, however i’ve never cooked with it. your stir-fry looks tasty!

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    Anna — June 21, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    i’m also now a follower on twitter. thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kayleigh — June 22, 2010 @ 11:23 am

    I love almost all teas, depending on my mood. I recently had a black tea sample that tasted like fruit punch. I haven’t cooked with tea before, but I definitely bake with Earl Grey tea. I made Earl Grey scones this past weekend, and I’ve made Earl Grey cookies in the past. I just love that taste, and it translates so well to baked goods.

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    Marysa N. — March 24, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

    My favorite tea is green tea! I have also become a fan of red tea. I have never cooked with tea though.
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com