Teami Blends Tea

Teami Blends Tea

I was contacted by Teami Blends Tea a few weeks ago and they asked me if I wanted to try their products.  The month of January when I was doing dry January, normally my go to drink at night would be coffee.  But guess what?  I can’t do that anymore.  I just toss and turn – that never used to happen.  Tony used to make fun of me that I could have a giant cup of coffee and then be asleep in five minutes.

So I switched to tea.  Teami Blends sent me two blends to try:  

Profit:  helps boost metabolism, aids in digestion, suppresses cravings** and Alive: which helps with exhaustion and inflammation.

**I have to tell you that the nights that I sipped on the profit blend I never once thought to raid the pantry, like I do almost every.single.night before talking myself out of it.  I just never thought about it.

teami blends tea

The Profit blend is loose tea, but it was sent with this cute tea infuser.  Just load up the little strainer – omg, this tea not only tastes great but it smells amazing – it even looks like it has bits of dried fruit in it.

teami blends tea

I have Hannah to thank for these pictures – the pictures I took got lost somehow in the transfer from my phone to my computer.   Thanks Hannah for your amazeball photography skillz.

teami blends tea

It’s the perfect ending to a long day.  Teami has given me a coupon code if you go here, just enter Biz15 for 15% off any and all orders, not just your first one.  #thankyouteami! #teamipartner

teami blends tea

Um, did I mention I had a long day yesterday?  It started out with an electrical fire on the last train car.  We had to stop at a station, remove that, and it was packed like sardines – luckily because I am close to the end of the line, I had a seat, but it was an hour and forty minute train ride in, and some people had to stand the whole time.  I got to work just in time to go straight to an hour mandatory meeting, so I didn’t eat breakfast until after 10:30.  It was worth the wait though – waffle sammie – 1 point for 1/2 a waffle, 2 points for the egg, 1 point for the cheese, 1 for the sugar free syrup and half a giant honeycrisp apple on the side.  (if you are doing #freestyle, this breakfast would only be 3 points).

waffle sandwich

I actually didn’t mind eating a late breakfast because that meant I could eat a late lunch, and hit the gym before eating dinner last night, that was the plan.  This meatball sub was amazeballs – I made these beef and pork meatballs for my friend MaryBeth and her family for the Meal Train, and made a few extra for me.  Each ball is only 1 smart point, so the balls are 3, the bun was 1 and the sauce and cheese were each one.  Along with the other half of the honeycrisp apple – I think that apple weighed 1.5 pounds!  I’ll be posted the meatball recipe soon.

Since I was late to work, I had to make up the 30 minutes, so I took a short lunch so I could leave on time.  It never fails that when I actually leave on time, the trains are running late.  And my running late, I mean there were no trains in the station to take us anywhere – they blamed the delay on trains being late back to the station, but it was a sea of humanity, they kept switching tracks – it was nuts.  My 5:20 train finally left at 6:20, but took about 5 minutes at each stop because of all the people on the trains, and I didn’t get to Cary until 7:30.

I had planned on making steak Diane for dinner – one of the Certified Angus Beef recipes, but when I took the package of filet out of the fridge, I realized it had gone bad.  I bought it Friday at The Fresh Market, but didn’t make it on Friday, Saturday night was Jacob’s grandmas party, and then his grandpa took us out to a thank you dinner Sunday.

At this point, I was starting to get mad.  It was almost 8:15, I was hungry, pissed that I wasn’t going to be eating beef, but I took a step back, took a deep breath and went with Plan B.

And this delicious dinner was created!  Pan seared chicken breasts topped with “creamed” spinach with feta with a steak Diane sauce.  

Pan seared chicken with "creamed" spinach and steak Diane Sauce

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: :10

Ingredients

  • 5 ounce thin chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 ounce feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup bone broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fat free half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter

Instructions

1

Mix the dried rosemary, salt and pepper and season the chicken breast. In a cast iron skillet, spray Pam or oil spray, and cook the chicken about 4 minutes per side. Remove from pan.

2

Add teaspoon of butter, and add the minced garlic and cook for a minute. Add in the bone broth, mustard, Worchestershire sauce, and 1/2 the feta and the spinach. Cook over medium high heat, until the spinach starts to wilt.

3

Remove from heat, and stir in the fat free half and half and season to taste.

4

Plate the chicken, top with the spinach, and the remaining 1/2 ounce of feta cheese, and drizzle the sauce over the chicken.

Notes

If you are following Weight Watchers #freestyle, this dinner would be 5 points (3 points for the cheese, and 2 for the sauce). If you are doing #backto30, this would be 8 points, because I am counting the points in the chicken.

I didn’t sit down until nearly 9:30 to catch some of the Olympics – I think someone was waiting to snuggle with me!

Happy Tuesday friends – make it a great day!

5 Comments

  • Reply
    Louise
    February 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    That tea sounds great, will have to try it sometime. I haven’t had a cup of coffee in a couple of months, decided to have one the other day….uge….it was so bitter. Back to my tea, guess my tea-taste buds have changed.

    • Reply
      Biz319
      February 15, 2018 at 7:25 am

      I usually have a couple cups in the morning then switch to tea after noon – it’s so delicious! And I’ve never been able to drink coffee black. 😀

  • Reply
    Paula
    February 13, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    A tea that can curb night snacking? Sounds like a winner to me. I have never made tea using loose tea, but if it is as good as you say I might need to try it!

    • Reply
      Biz319
      February 15, 2018 at 7:26 am

      It’s so good! I don’t know what it is about that tea, but I don’t want to raid my pantry when I drink it.

  • Reply
    Kym
    February 14, 2018 at 9:05 am

    We really enjoy tea in our home but after checking out the site I just can’t bring myself to spend the $$$. I just tried a comfort wellness from Starbucks yesterday and really enjoyed it. I just love the photo of the tea infuser you can see all the little bubbles. What kind of bun/roll do you use that is only one point? I have been scanning away and can’t find any that are worth the points 🙂

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