The Delicious Benefits of Ceylon Tea

In the midst of a hectic day, it is important to take a few minutes to get away from it all by sneaking in a little break. Take a moment for yourself by curling up with a nice hot cup of tea from our Hickory Farms Ceylon Tea Collection and experience these amazing benefits.

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The health benefits of tea

Ceylon tea has been a favorite with tea drinkers for generations. One of the reasons that this tea is so beloved is that it is a great pick-me-up. Containing between 25 and 110 mg of caffeine in each cup, tea gives you the perfect amount of caffeine to get you up and going without feeling jittery.

Studies have shown that regularly drinking tea can help your body fight free radicals. These harmful atoms have been known to cause some kinds of cancer, which makes fighting them extremely important.

If you want to drop a couple pounds, try picking up a cup of tea. Ceylon’s unique combination of vitamins, caffeine, and antioxidants is a great recipe for boosting your metabolism and can help you burn fat faster. This same combination of health boosting properties will also improve kidney function and lower your chance of developing cardiovascular disease.

Hickory Farms Ceylon Tea Collection

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In our Ceylon Tea Collection, you will find 12 different varieties of tea. For those of you who like your teas bold and flavorful, choose the English Breakfast. If you prefer to allow the subtle flavor of the tea to shine through, you will love the Asian Green Tea. Flavored tea varieties include Pomegranate, Mint, Blueberry, Mango, and more.

While the teas are great on their own, you can add an extra burst of flavor with the addition of a little milk and honey. For the perfect pairing, serve your tea with the Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection.

With fantastic flavors and great health benefits, pairing our Ceylon Tea Collection with one of our tasty snacks from Hickory Farms is the perfect way to treat yourself to a healthy moment of rest and relaxation.

Best Holiday Dessert Ideas

All over America, homes will soon be filling up with the sumptuous smells of roasting turkey and baking pies. It’s the perfect family holiday — less hectic than Christmas, but still a convivial gathering of family and friends coming together to create lasting memories.

Hickory Farms wants to share some decadently delicious dessert ideas for our loyal customers to try this holiday. Check out some of our favorite holiday dessert ideas below.

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Pear & Cranberry Hand Pies

These individual pies are the perfect blend of tart and sweet and will make the best holiday dessert. Made with fresh cranberries and pears from our Fruitful Gift Tower and flavored with cinnamon and cloves, this recipe is quick and easy to make. After it’s done baking, top these pies off with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.

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Baked Apple Bowl Pies

Another single-serve treat, these individual apple pies are sure to be a hit at Thanksgiving dinner and could make a great Christmas party dessert idea, too. Made with toasted hazelnuts, caramel ice cream topping, milk, egg and butter, they can also be baked with store bought pastry. After you’re done baking, sprinkle each pie with a dusting of cinnamon and some sage leaves for extra flavor.

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Harvest Mousse

This dish features butternut squash with maple syrup and plain gelatin. You can place everything in a food processor or simply substitute these ingredients for canned pumpkin. Egg whites and heavy cream are then folded into the mix. This decedent holiday dessert is then topped with candied squash made with water, sugar, vanilla beans and some pepper for an extra punch.

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Spiced Almond Tuiles

This dish is the perfect holiday dessert companion to serve with your Harvest Mousse. Use a food processor to grind up your almonds, mixing in sugar, butter, egg whites and spice. Then, bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

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No matter where you’ll be enjoying Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner this year, you can bring along a delightful hostess gift, such as Hickory Farms Gourmet Gift Basket, Boxes, and Food Gifts with flavors like Raspberry Sorbet Heart, Espresso Coffee Cream, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Almond Butter Toffee and so much more.

Shop online or call us at 800.753.8558 to place your order for holiday delivery today.

Featured Basket – Hickory Tropical Delight

When searching for the perfect gift for a special occasion, you can go the traditional route with a bouquet of flowers, or you can give a gift your friends and family will be able to enjoy for weeks to come. Whether it be for a wedding, baby shower, birthday, anniversary, or holiday, your loved ones are bound to gravitate towards a beautiful and delicious gift basket. With one of our Hickory Farms gift baskets; everyone can enjoy a great assortment of sweet treats, yummy snacks, delicious cheeses and a few fun surprises. Our Hickory Tropical Delight basket is the perfect basket for all occasions. 

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Sweet treats meet savory eats

No matter whether your friends or family prefer sweet or savory snacks, they’re sure to find plenty to love in this diverse basket. Cheese fans are in for a treat, as the basket includes both our Farmhouse Cheddar and Smoked Cheddar. You can serve these cheeses with our Olive Oil & Rosemary Crackers for a quick hors d’oeuvre.

Fresh fruits bring out new nuances of flavor when paired with a delicious cheese. You can complete a fabulous cheese plate with slices of our D’Anjou Pears, Red D’Anjou Pears, Navel Oranges, Kiwi Fruit and Fuji Apples. For an extra burst of protein, grab a handful of our Roasted & Salted Pistachios or Mixed Nuts.

If you’re looking for something a little decadent, this basket definitely delivers. Your family will love indulging in our Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Pastel Chocolate Dutch Mints. Any lucky bride or birthday girl will love our extra festive and brightly colored flower-shaped sugar cookie.

A little something extra special

With this generous basket, you’ll also receive a bottle of Mirassou Chardonnay. Boasting refined flavors and a smooth finish, this easy drinking Chardonnay is the perfect finish to a delightful basket.

To truly customize your basket, add in a couple of your own additions, such as a couple baby outfits, an engraved frame, or just a nice card. With so many different treats, the Hickory Tropical Delight is a great gift for celebrations of all types.