• New York

    2020 – Year of the Purple Tea with Kabaki

    KABAKI has harnessed a way for maximum health benefits with your morning /afternoon beverage! Their rare PURPLE tea plants are grown on small farms amidst the highest peaks of the Kenyan mountains producing a power packed level of antioxidants – more than green or black tea! PLUS these vibrant purple leaves provide  violet-colored anthocyanin and polyphenol antioxidants, two of the most researched natural compounds in the prevention of cancers, brain diseases, and heart disease!


    Discover the Health Power of PURPLE 
    From high in the lush hills of the Kenyan Mountains comes KABAKI Kenyan Purple Tea–a vibrant new tea varietal whose purple exterior hides a wealth of benefits to help you meet your health and wellness goals in the new decade.

    These naturally purple leaves contain more antioxidants than green or black tea to balance your system, fend off illness, energize your body, and help protect against all kinds of issues from heart and brain diseases to diabetes and osteoporosis.

    KABAKI harvests the leaves at the peak of their potency, extracts all the good stuff, and transforms it into a thirst-quenching ready-to-drink iced tea that’s both naturally energizing and soothing.

    Sip-worthy Facts about KABAKI:

    • Packed with anthocyanin and polyphenol—two of the most researched natural compounds in the prevention of cancers, brain diseases, and heart disease
    • Boosts the immune system
    • Serve hot or cold!
    • Supports cell health and brain function
    • Provides natural energy
    • Low in caffeine
    • No chemical preservatives
    • Non-GMO Certified
    • Fair trade
    • Crafted from ingredients grown using organic and sustainable practices
    • Supports healthcare facilities in Naivasha, Kenya
    • Certified Minority Owned
    • Available in 5 flavors: Unsweetened, Lightly Sweetened, Peach, Raspberry, and Lemon
    • Suggested retail: $19.75/6 pack or $2.99/bottle


    In addition to helping you find your balance in 2020, KABAKI is also a great way to give back to those in need. With each purchase, KABAKI is helping bring healthcare to underserved Kenyan communities.


    Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea Pure and Simple 16 fl oz Variety 6-Pack


    KABAKI is brewed and bottled in the USA and can be purchased on Amazon and kabakitea.com as well as retailers nationwide.

    I just tried the lightly sweetened version and I love it! Chilled and refreshing – the light caffeine has carried me throughout the day with ease. The freshness of purple tea is different than green tea and is light and unique! Look forward to serving these to my friends in the Las Vegas heat when we have pool parties!

    To learn more, visit www.kabakitea.com.

  • Las Vegas

    Iced Tea Mocktail Tips from Yvette Marquez + Vive Mejor

    Vive Mejor has partnered with blogger and cookbook author Yvette Marquez of Muy Bueno Cookbook just in time to share tips for the perfect Lipton® unsweetened iced tea “mocktails” to serve at your Memorial Day cookout! Lipton unsweetened iced tea is a great-tasting and naturally refreshing alternative to water, and Yvette’s tips below will inspire you to put your own twist on it.

    1. Lipton Green Tea paletas (popsicles) taste like sweet tea on a stick and are very refreshing, especially on a sweltering hot day. They’re the easiest pops you’ll ever make. Adding chunks of fresh fruit like mango or pineapple inside popsicle molds makes them that much better.
    2. Serve Lipton Black Tea with fresh herbs like mint or basil and slices of lemons and oranges to create a unique and refreshing drink your family will enjoy.
    3. In a large carafe combine Lipton Iced Tea with freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice, and a splash of club soda with floating slices of lemons and oranges for a fun mocktail perfect for summer.
    4. Brew Lipton Berry Hibiscus Tea and use it to make ice cubes. Plop your pretty ice cubes in sparling water for a pretty pink hue with a hint of berry flavor.
    5. BONUS: Instead of throwing away your used Lipton Tea bags, open them up and sprinkle the damp leaves around the base of plants to fertilize the soil. You can also add previously brewed tea bags to your compost pile.

  • New York

    The Summer Snack Winners Nutiva and Numi Organic Tea

    Nothing says summer like a refreshing glass of iced tea. Kick the traditional beverage up a notch with recipes from superfoods brand, Nutiva, and Numi Organic Tea. They’ve combined both Nutiva’s Organic Black and White chia seeds with Numi’s Organic Tea blends for a treat that’s both nutritious and satisfying.

    Chia seeds are a rich source of protein, antioxidants, essential omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. These super seeds are also an excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium and potassium. Adding chia seeds to your favorite beverage actually helps you feel satiated and is a great way to get your nutrients throughout the day.

    Enjoy Nutiva’s new O’Coconut snacks with your iced tea. These snacks are crafted from lightly sweetened organic, fair trade coconut and have only 60 calories each. Enjoy pure coconut with O’Coconut Classic or try O’Coconut Hemp & Chia for additional nutty flavor and the nutritional benefits of Omega-3s. These are amazing and the perfect snack. I got a pack of them and the quickly disappeared from the pantry!


    Iced Tea + Lemonade with Chia Seeds

    Chia adds a superfood boost, while lemonade adds a light sweetness to the crisp, refreshing flavor of black tea.
    1/2 tsp. Nutiva Organic Black Chia Seeds
    2 Tbsp. water, room temperature
    1 Numi Organic Tea – Breakfast Blend black tea bag
    ½ cup water, boiling
    ½ cup lemonade
    Ice cubes
    Lemon slices

    1. Add chia seeds to 2 tbsp. of room temperature water. Stir to combine, and set aside for 5 minutes, until chia softens.
    2. Meanwhile, bring ½ cup of water to boil.
    3. Steep tea bag in hot water for 5 minutes.
    4. Discard tea bag and pour tea into a tall glass. Add lemonade and chia seeds and stir to combine.
    5. Top with ice, garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.