4. Iced Tea Latte with PILATEA’s Concentration

Black Tea Concentration Iced black tea latte Pu-erh Tea

  • Luxury brewed at home
  • Did you know Calcium is an electrolyte?
  • Accept your starting place
  • Iced tea recipe made with Concentration Pu-erh and Black Tea

Author: Andrea Cooper, Owner and Founder of PILATEA®


Luxury brewed at home


The captivating vanilla flavor in Concentration Pu-erh and Black Tea makes for a divine iced tea latte. Comforting and rejuvenating on busy day. Last Saturday, I made one before heading into the studio to teach. Smooth, calcium rich gulps between cues kept me alert.


Did you know Calcium is an Electrolyte?  

Most of the calcium stored in the body makes up our bones, but we also need calcium for muscle function. When calcium is dissolved in the body’s fluids it becomes an ion with a positive electrical charge and can be stored in muscle cells. Once signaled by a nerve, it jumps into action helping your muscles contract.

Here is an oversimplified but effective visual.

Picture two teams of people ready to play tug of war. Muscle contraction is sort of like the team members pulling themselves along a rope closer to each other until everyone is all bunched up, then walking their hands backwards along the rope until the teams are spaced apart again. Now picture the rope covered in little bubbles, making the team members unable to grip the rope.  Calcium removes the bubbles from the rope so each member can grab and pull themselves along the rope.



Accept your starting place.

More on step 2. Concentration: Focus on where you are. Be brave enough to accept your starting place.

Now that you are focusing on your body and current behaviors, it’s time to track them for a week or so. Write down everything you do. As you do this, practice self acceptance. 

Accepting your starting place comes down to our inner dialogue. We are our closest and longest relationship. We are always in the company of our own mind, body, and spirit. How we feel about ourselves and how we speak to ourselves makes all the difference whether we get to where we want to go or stay stuck in habits that aren’t working anymore.

The beauty of noticing a destructive inner dialogue is that it guides you directly to the emotional wounds you need to treat. 

Being your best inner coach instead of your worst inner critic gives you the buoyancy you need to track your habits long enough to your personal patterns. 

Practice a softer inner dialogue regarding your starting place. While I'm tracking my habits I often say, “I am where I am and that’s ok.” Do you have a favorite to keep you boyant? 


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Have a wonderful day. You are fabulous.
Recipe Below


Iced Tea Latte with PILATEA's Concentration Pu-erh and Black Tea

 Concentration Iced Tea Latte



  1. Boil 3 cups filtered water and pour into a large jar
  2. Brew tea in boiled water for 5 minutes
  3. In a tall glass add ½ cup milk and sweetener of choice
  4. Lightly froth sweetened milk with a hand whisker
  5. Add ½ cup tea concentrate
  6. Add ice, stir and enjoy

Recipe Notes

  • For a milkier latte use 2 parts milk to 1 part tea concentrate
  • For a less milky, higher caffeine kick try 1 part milk and 2 parts tea concentrate
  • The calories were calculated using oat milk and Splenda
  • Tea concentrate will last in the fridge up to 4 days
  • Serves two to three


“It’s the mind itself which shapes the body.”

 -Joseph Pilates-


* The information included in this website is not to be construed as or substituted for medical or nutritional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 


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