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HOW TO PREPARE GREEN TEA?

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of green tea leaves
  • 300 ml water at temperature 70-80°C (boiled)

HOW TO PREPARE GREEN TEA WITH GOODGLASS

With GoodGlass you can make any of your favorite tea quickly and easily! Quality green tea has larger leaves, so you can place it directly into the bottle while using the top part of the strainer. Try yourself!

How to do it?

  1. Place 2 teaspoons of green tea leaves directly into the bottle.
  2. Pour over with hot water at 70-80°C (leave boiled water for 2-3 minutes).
  3. Snap a top part of the strainer into the bottle to keep the tea leaves in the bottle while drinking.
  4. Let it infuse and enjoy your favorite tea directly from GoodGlass or, after the required infusion time has passed, discard.

You can also create a variety of herbal or fruit teas and infusions in a similar way. There are no limits to imagination!

How is green tea made?

Legend says that tea was discovered by the Chinese Emperor Šen-nung, who accidentally dropped a few tea leaves into the pot while heating the water. After drinking the resulting infusion, the emperor was surprised by its excellent taste and energizing ability. Since then, tea has been grown in China and India for nearly 5,000 years, where it has always been used as traditional medicine.

Green tea is produced, as well as black tea, from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis tea plant, which originates from the territory on the border of China and India. However, now it’s cultivated in other places in Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Japan or Indonesia. From black tea, it differs in the way it is processed. Green tea doesn’t go through an oxidation process like black tea. Tea leaves undergo heat treatment, dry in the sun or steam, which stops the oxidation process and preserves the typical flavor and aroma. Individual types of green tea go through a slightly different way of processing.

What are the benefits of drinking green tea?

Green tea is for its beneficial effects on the human body often called the “green treasure”. What makes it so special? It contains a great number of antioxidants (especially vitamin C and catechin) and polyphenols, so its regular drinking serves to prevent cancer and other civilization diseases. It also contains many other essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and tannins. For centuries, green tea has been used as the so-called “elixir of youth” because it slows down the aging process by increasing the body’s regenerative capacity. It helps quality sleep, has an antibacterial effect and supports the body’s natural immune defenses. However, it not only affects our physical body, but also serves against depression and anxiety, enhances good spirits and bring overall vitality.

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CHOOSE YOUR PERSONAL BOTTLE

Would you like to have a personal bottle, which you can carry anywhere with you? In which you can prepare your favorite drink at any time of the day and save our planet from unnecessary disposable packaging? Each of us is unique and has different needs and wishes. In the following text, you can read the advantages of each bottle and find out which one is the right one for you!

Which one is the right one?

Before you decide to buy your personal drinking bottle, it is a good idea to think about which characteristics you would like it to have. After all, you will carry it everywhere with you and want it to suit your needs as much as possible!

The first question that is good to ask yourself is about the material. Do you prefer clear glass, which is the purest way for both us and our planet? Or do you prefer stainless steel that is lighter and keeps the temperature longer? If you have chosen glass, GoodGlass has three different sizes to meet the different needs and requirements of each of us:

Would you like to have a versatile bottle for everyday use in which you can create any of your favorite, hot or cold, drinks?

GoodGlass Thermo 450ml is the clear choice for you! Thanks to the double-wall of borosilicate glass, it has universal use. It can be used for both cold and hot drinks and infusions. It does not burn your hands and keeps the drink at a pleasantly drinkable temperature for at least two hours. In addition, you can warm your hands with it during winter on your way to work or school. Being transparent it allows you to be creative and simple create beautiful and delicious infusions!

Are you constantly on the move and do you care about easy portability and compactness? Do you often take your “coffee to go” in cafés?

Choose smaller 350ml GoodGlass Thermo. It has all the advantages as her bigger sister, but at the same time, it is compact and portable. Plus it’s a perfect Coffee size and you can refill it anywhere! We and our friends from the coffee world use it often for our “coffee to go” from filtered coffee to cappuccino.

Is the volume important for you and do you care about healthy hydration

Our new GoodGlass Simple is great for those who want to stay hydrated throughout the day. Its advantage is lightness and larger volume, which many of you will appreciate! Because of its single wall, it is intended primarily for water and various cold herb and fruit infusions and juices.

Are you an active person who really cares about the weight of the equipment? Do you want your drink to last hot or cold for a long time?

GoodWood thermo-bottle is ultra-light to suit all adventurers and travelers. It keeps your drink at your desired temperature all day long, whether you are going on a trip to the countryside, to the city, or want to keep your hot drink always at hand! Moreover, you do not have to worry that it would break in difficult terrain!

Summary

And what they all have in common?

These beautiful design bottles are made of pure natural materials such as borosilicate glass, natural bamboo and stainless steel. They have a wide neck that allows you to create beautiful and delicious infusions and ensures trouble-free cleaning. A removable stainless steel strainer keeps the ingredients inside while drinking and provides the ideal sip at the same time. You can rest assured that no drop will leak over the bamboo lid during transfer.

We hope that with this article you will be able to choose the right personal bottle for you, which will serve you well and bring you joy at every step.

 

With love,

Terka, Johan & team GoodGlass

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ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR!

The beginning of the new year is here, which is a good opportunity to look back at the past year 2019, to recap what has happened, what has been done and what we have learned and at the same time to have a look at what awaits us in the coming year 2020.

What happened in 2019?

A lot has happened for us in the past year. In early 2019, we founded the Blog to share not only news and interesting information about GoodGlass with you, but also various recipes and tips for a healthy lifestyle. What do you think of it? We would love to hear from you about which topics you would like to read more about. 🙂

In the second half of the year, we took a big step and started to participate in various festivals and markets. We loved the direct contact with our users. We received some great feedback and new energy and we are incredibly grateful for it!

New products in 2019

We have extended the offer of ecological, reusable products. First, we introduced The GoodStraw reusable straws, which are made of natural bamboo and are thus fully degradable. Right after that, we released our new GoodFilter active coal, which serves as a natural water filter. It has made us very happy to see the big interest from you all! We sold out very quickly but we promise that more will be available in the new year so you can keep enjoying the taste of pure water.

Finally, we introduced the long-awaited new GoodGlass member – GoodGlass Simple. Many of you have been asking for a larger water bottle with less weight to help you maintain a healthy drinking regime throughout the day. We really hope that GoodGlass Simple meets your expectations!

And what awaits us in 2020?

It’s been just over two years since GoodGlass was founded. Every year brings us new and new challenges and lessons. We learn from our mistakes and work every day to continually improve to be fulfilling our goals. And what are our goals for 2020?

We would like to continue visiting various festivals and events and get the opportunity to meet you in person. For example, we are planning the Planet Fest and the Evolution Festival in Prague in March or the Congress of Intelligent Movement in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm in April. Do you know of any other events where you would like to meet us? Write to us! 🙂

We are also planning to release a few new products that will help us replace even more single-use plastic products and we would like to get involved in several different projects in harmony with our philosophy. We are already working on some of them and we are looking forward to how you will like it!

In addition to new products and projects, we have another great news for you that will guide our journey in a “good way” in 2020. Coming soon! 🙂

„What a new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

Vern McLellan

With love,

Terka, Johan & team GoodGlass

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NATURAL WATER FILTER

Drinking clean water is essential for a healthy life. In central Europe, we are lucky to have a regular supply of drinkable water directly from the tap. However, its purity is not always to take for granted! The conventional tap water often contains elements that don’t belong there and thus not only deteriorate its taste but above all can have a negative long term effect on our health. Luckily, there exist ecological ways to further purify our tap water and even improve its taste.

So which solution did we find?

We have been searching for an easy and effective solution, how we can purify our own tap water in an ecological way. We tried several options and the best experience we had with Kishu Binchotan active coal, which is not only 100% natural but also easy to carry and use. It’s soaking up impurities from the water like a sponge and we can have a good feeling about drinking clean water everywhere we go. And it’s so easy!

We have decided that we would like to share this experience with you and so the idea of GoodFilter – an active coal stick that you can have with you everywhere, was born. We are excited to share it with you!

What is GoodFilter?

GoodFilter is special active coal, also known as Kishu Binchotan, which is handmade in the Wakayama region in Japan, where it has been used for its purifying properties and health benefits for centuries. It’s possibly one of the most ecological water filters for drinking water in the world. By adding GoodFilter to your bottle you create a naturally purifying process. GoodFilter binds unwanted chemicals and impurities, balances the pH of the water and softens it while supplying it with minerals and improving its taste.

GoodFilter is a natural product, which is produced in a sustainable way. Its lifetime is about 3 – 5 months. After its use, you can break it up and dig it down in your garden where it will go back to the circle of life being a natural fertilizer for your plants.

We believe that a key to a healthy life is to stay hydrated with fresh clean water! We are happy to offer you a natural eco-friendly “filter to go” that will provide the best possible care to the water you tap to your GoodGlass anywhere you go!

“The wise man is like water. Water benefits all things and does not compete with them. In the world, there is nothing more soft or weak than water, yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.”

Lao-c’

PS: Soon we are preparing some other news. Stay with us!

With love,

Terka, Johan & team GoodGlass

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COCONUT MATCHA DRINK

Ingredients:

  • 2 g Japanese tea Matcha Asagiri
  • 250 ml of water, ice
  • coconut milk according to taste (we recommend Aroy-D or Real Thai)
  • coconut sugar (optional)

COCONUT MATCHA DRINK

Are you feeling the effects of rainy autumn weather and would you like to transfer to an exotic paradise for a moment? Feel the smell and taste of coconut and fine Matcha tea? We have prepared a recipe for this refreshing and at the same time nutritious drink for you. It’s a real treat!

How to do it?

  1. Put the required amount of matcha tea into GoodGlass, pour over some water at 80°C and shake well to create a form of a consistent mass.
  2. Sweeten with coconut sugar according to your taste. Yummy!
  3. Add the rest of the water at room temperature and ice cubes.
  4. At the end pour well-stirred coconut milk and serve immediately. Enjoy!

What is Matcha?
Matcha tea is grown in Japan by a special process that ensures its unique sweet taste and wide health benefits. Tea leaves are shadowed for up to a month before harvest, creating much more chlorophyll, which is responsible for the bright green color. In addition, the plant becomes more delicate and contains more nutrients and amino acids.

After maturing the finest leaves are hand-picked, steamed, dried and finally crushed to a fine powder called Matcha. The whole process from planting the seed to harvesting can take up to 7 years!

And why is Matcha so unique?
Matcha tea has a wide range of uses. It can be used not only for delicious cold or hot drinks but also as a supplement to desserts, chocolate or ice cream, giving them a fresh green color and light tea flavor.

Regular drinking of Matcha tea has a positive effect not only on our physical health, it also reduces stress, increases alertness and concentration and calms the mind. Matcha also has high antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, acts in hematopoiesis and lowers blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Simply a universal helper! So, would you like to try?

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THAI ICED TEA

Ingredients:

  • quality black tea
  • a mixture of spices (2 cloves, 1 star anise, 1 cardamom, vanilla)
  • hot water
  • coconut milk
  • few ice cubes
  • date syrup or cane sugar (optional)

THAI ICED TEA

You don’t have to go to Thailand to enjoy homemade Thai iced tea! Just a few ingredients and you can feel exotic even at home. Thai people use condensed milk. But we replaced it with coconut milk, which is not only vegan but as well is not as heavy and sweet. You can use cane sugar or date syrup for sweetening!⁠

And how to do it?⁠

  1. Put high-quality black loose tea in the large part of the filter and close it with the smaller part of the filter.⁠
  2. Put the spice mixture straight in GoodGlass.⁠
  3. Place the filter into the GoodGlass, pour over boiling water and let stand approximately for 8-10 minutes. ⁠
  4. Then remove the filter and allow the infusion to cool in the refrigerator.⁠
  5. Just before serving, add a few ice cubes and pour coconut milk according to taste. Fantasy!
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REFRESHING MELON FRESH

Ingredients:

  • 300 g ripe watermelon
  • 2 – 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 spoon lemon juice
  • honey / cane sugar (optional)
  • few ice cubes
  • Martini dry (optional)

REFRESHING MELON FRESH

Summer is on the peak of its warmest days and you are searching for the refreshment? Melon fresh is simple to prepare and yet so perfect! In addition, GoodGlass keeps it cool for a long time, so don’t worry that it will get warm soon. Here we go!⁠

  1. Cut the chilled watermelon into smaller pieces and remove the seeds.
  2. Place it into a blender together with a few mint leaves and a spoon of lemon juice and blend.
  3. For sweetening, try adding honey or cane sugar.
  4. Dilute with water according to your taste.
  5. Pour into GoodGlass, add a few ice cubes and that’s it! Enjoy!

TIP: To create a great summer drink add a few drops of Martini dry!

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BOOST YOURSELF WITH GREEN BARLEY!

Spring is in full swing and we have prepared for you a tip for a real boost that we have fallen in love with! Just as everything begins to wake up, we begin to feel the flood of new fresh energy. This season of new beginnings is perfect for thorough cleansing, not only of the household, relationships and of our own mind, but above all of our body that has been resting during the long winter. I mean who has never felt the need for a spring detoxification and reboot? Boost yourself, summer is coming!

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Do you know green foods?

Our mind and body tend to clean itself, and we unconsciously seek out food and supplements that help us to do so. Now during spring, it’s mainly the various green foods like young nettle, spinach, parsley, bear garlic (from which you can make excellent pesto) and other herbs, grasses and wild plants. Green foods contain the chlorophyll pigment, which is basically concentrated sunlight, a wide range of minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and other substances that help us clean our body while nourishing and providing it with energy. 

However, today’s world is hectic and sometimes we can’t enjoy these delicacies in sufficient quantities. In this case, we can use the help of various so-called superfoods, such as green algae (chlorella and spirulina), or young green grass (barley and wheat) in concentrated amounts. We at GoodGlass have recently focused on young green barley – not only because it tastes so fresh and feels more natural for us, but it is also “stuffed” with nutrients!

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What are the benefits of green barley?

Green barley is actually the dried juice of young barley green shoots which is full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and other nutrients. Simply everything a small plant needs to grow into a large and powerful plant! It’s strengthening our body, providing it with energy and contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. Due to the large amount of antioxidants and chlorophyll, barley has strong detoxifying effects. It cleanse, regenerate and reduces the acidity of our body and protects it from the emergence of many civilization diseases and premature aging. Such a small big helper!

How to prepare and use green barley?

Preparation of this healthy elixir is very simple – just mix one teaspoon of green powder with water. The amount depends on the taste. We recommend to fill GoodGlass with water up to two-thirds in order to provide sufficient space for shaking and insert a filter to ensure good mixing. Then just shake for 10 seconds and the drink is ready! And when to use this miracle? Preferably in the morning on an empty stomach, so that all nutrients can be absorbed as efficiently as possible. We can also drink it during the day, whenever we feel tired.

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What to think about when choosing young barley?

The young barley has an excellent quality – it binds heavy metals to itself and carry them away from the body. It is therefore important that it grows in clean soil so we don’t take in any undesirable substances. Fortunately, today there are many companies that carefully monitor the quality of their products and test each lot. We tested green barley from our local Raw & Bio store Vitalvibe and the international company Green Ways – both get their barley from clean soils in Utah, where there are ideal conditions. We dare to say that both products are of sufficient quality and have a great taste. Try this elixir of health too!

Let’s give our body green. Cheers!

Let us know what you think or share your experiences in the comment section below. 🙂

With love

Tereza, Johan and team GoodGlass

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HOW IT STARTED

“I never feel as alive as when I’m in nature and at sea, but it feels like wherever I go today I see plastic waste all around, from the most hidden beaches to the deep forests. It breaks my heart to see what we people are causing. So I decided to create a personal initiative and make it my mission in life to work for a sustainable planet. As a part of that came GoodGlass.” Johan, founder of GoodGlass

In Asia, they believe that green tea should always be enjoyed out of glass. Why? Because then you are able to see its beauty and fully enjoy its taste, and that’s half the pleasure of drinking it. What more, drinking out of glass is the purest way both for us and for our planet. This idea really resonated with us, and so the initial plan was born.

Which one is the right one?

The main idea behind GoodGlass is to do what we can to lower the world’s addiction to plastic bottles and other single-use products. We believe that if we offer high quality, reusable alternatives people will love, it will make it easier to live a life with less waste & lead to people passing this idea forward in a natural way.

To achieve this we needed a bottle that would fit every purpose and always be the answer to “Which bottle should I choose?” A bottle with simple, beautiful design, made of pure materials and great practical use. Something playful that would spark creativity! We also wanted it to be suitable for all drinks we love including tea, coffee, lemonades, fruit infusions and herbs.

& so GoodGlass was born!

We began a long thorough search for the right manufacturer that could meet our criterias. Finally, we found a place in the Zhejiang province in China, where they could achieve a high quality, care and fair production, which we can be proud of & where the materials for production come from local sources.

After long journey of experimenting with various designs on our friends, family and colleagues we finally found the best possible experience and GoodGlass was born! Since then, we have continually improved design and quality to ensure that GoodGlass meets all our requirements and it keeps getting better. The final product is so much more than we have ever hoped for and we are so happy to be able to share it with you!

And how did it continue?

Since GoodGlass first saw the light of the world in 2017, many things has happened including introducing GoodWood. It has been an exciting journey so far, it has not always been easy. There have been hard times & mistakes, but it has taught us a lot. The positive feedback from you is what keeps us going and makes it worth it! Everyday we get a little bit better and better at fulfilling our goals and offer you the best experience possible!

 

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree”

Martin Luther

 

We have some big news coming soon, but that’s for another post

With love,

Terka, Johan & team GoodGlass