Thank you for joining my blog. I would love to share some tea with you.

We share tea and talk tea at assisted living homes, private homes and community centers. We play Teago Bingo with prizes for winners. We are also doing mystery tea events.

If you would like more info on our tea tasting events, mystery teas or want to receive a free sample of tea please email or call 763-370-2980. Love to hear from you!

Spend time being refreshed by God's Word with a cup of tea. Relax in a comfy chair that gets some afternoon sun. Reflect on the goodness of life.

Real joy comes not from ease or riches or
from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Wilfred T. Grenfell

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. Ps 100:4

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Blessings to you and your family. Have
a TEA- rrrific day.

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Traveling TEA With Jesus

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Tea Around the World talk

It was a great Christmas tea at the Gillispie Center last weekend.  It even started snowing.  God is good.  It was fun to talk with women about tea as my passion these days is educating others on tea.  I wish I could have given them a sample of a tea that is prepared in Kenya but just not enough time.  I was blessed to have been part of this Christmas tea and pray the women enjoyed the talk as much as I did preparing it.   Now on to preparing for a tea at assisted living in December and one at my home. 
Check out my website when you have time.
Enjoy your cup of tea!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Milk Tea

Things You'll Need

  • 1 to 3 tsp black tea, or 1 to 2 tea bags of black tea 1/2 cup water 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice Evaporated or condensed milk Sugar or simple syrup (optional) Crushed or regular ice (optional)
    • 1
      Boil the water and steep the tea for three to five minutes. Use as much tea as you would use for a whole cup of tea, even though you are using only half as much water. If you're not sure how strong to make the tea, err on the stronger side. The cream and sugar will overwhelm weak tea.
    • 2
      Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of ice. This will melt and bring the tea down to room temperature or colder.
    • 3
      Use condensed milk if you want a sweeter drink, and evaporated milk if you want a less sweet drink. Add the condensed or evaporated milk to taste. Traditionally, creamier is better--the milk in iced milk tea isn't a flavoring like it is in English tea, it's an essential ingredient.
    • 4
      Add as much crushed or regular ice as you like. Because ice waters down the flavor of milk tea, traditional milk tea is cooled in a refrigerator or served at room temperature, but if you want the chill of iced tea without waiting for your drink to cool, you'll need to add more ice and drink it rather quickly.
    • 5
      Adjust the sweetness with sugar or simple syrup to taste.
    • 6
      Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator. Iced milk tea will keep for several days in the refrigerator.
    • 7
      Experiment. There's no one way to make iced milk tea, so play with the strength of the tea and the proportions of tea to milk and ice. Try using different types of tea, or add flavorings such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, rosewater, or hazelnut syrup.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tea Around the World

I am getting closer to my talk on Saturday and it has been fun researching all the countries and their history of tea.  I enjoyed reading about Russia and the samovar which is used for tea preparation and the traditional Russian tea glass holders.  Tea is very popular in Russian prisons.   
Here is a recipe for Russian Fruit Tea- Combine 1/2 cup apple cider, 3-5 cloves and 5-6 tablespoons of Orange Pekoe Tea.  Add a small amount of boiling water and steep for 7-10 minutes.  Strain the tea. 
To serve, pour a small amount of the strained concentrate into a cup and fill the rest of the cup with boiling water.  Sweeten to taste with honey or fruit jam.  Enjoy!
Watch for more info on other countries and their history to follow in next few days.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Green Tea

Green tea kicks up metabolism by at least a few percentage points.  Having caffeine before a workout can help you exercise harder and longer.  Try having tea in the morning a hour or so before you take a walk or work out. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tea Tidbits

Adding milk to your tea destroys all the antioxidents in tea.  Enzymes in milk are the culprits.
Adding sugar to your tea will only add calories.  Try flavored tea instead.  Add fruits, nuts, spices to your tea.

Green tea and red laser attack on Alzheimer's plaques

After reading article check out our teas at

Green tea and red laser attack Alzheimer's plaques
IT MAY sound like a strange brew, but green tea and red light could provide a novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Together, the two can destroy the rogue "plaques" that crowd the brains of people with the disease. The light makes it easier for the green-tea extract to get to work on the plaques.
Andrei Sommer at the University of Ulm in Germany, and colleagues, have previously used red light with a wavelength of 670 nanometres to transport cancer drugs into cells. The laser light pushes water out of the cells and when the laser is switched off, the cells "suck in" water and any other molecules, including drugs, from their surroundings.
Now, Sommer's team have found that the same technique can be used to destroy the beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's. These plaques consist of abnormally folded peptides, and are thought to disrupt communication between nerve cells, leading to loss of memory and other symptoms.
The team bathed brain cells containing beta-amyloid in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) - a green-tea extract known to have beta-amyloid inhibiting properties - at the same time as stimulating the cells with red light. Beta-amyloid in the cells reduced by around 60 per cent. Shining the laser light alone onto cells reduced beta-amyloid by around 20 per cent (Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, DOI: 10.1089/pho.2011.3073).
It can be difficult getting drugs into the brain, but animal experiments show that the green-tea extract can penetrate the so-called blood-brain barrier when given orally together with red light. The light, which can penetrate tissue and bone, stimulates cell mitochondria to kick-start a process that increases the barrier's permeability, says Sommer.
There is no reason why other drugs that attack beta-amyloid could not be delivered to the brain in the same way, he adds.
"This important research could form the basis of a potential treatment for Alzheimer's, with or without complementary drug treatment," says Mario Trelles, medical director of the Vilafortuny Medical Institute in Cambrils, Spain.
"The technique described could help to regulate and even stop the appearance of this disease," he adds.
This article has been edited since it was first posted

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cherry Puffs

Great recipe to go with black tea or Kenya tea from the book The World in your Teacup.
Enjoy with your cup of tea and with your friends!

9 oz. pitted frozen cherries, thawed and drained

3 tbls. Black cherry jam or preserves

¼ tsp. almond extract

2 10 ounce packages butter puff pastry shells

2 tbls. Almonds, ground

Powdered sugar for tops of puffs (optional)

Oven 400 degrees. Bake shells according to package directions and allow to cool.  While baking combine cherries and cherry conserve together in a saucepan until warm and mixed well.  Take off heat and add almond extract. Spoon a few ground almonds into each cooled shell and then spoon cherry mixture on top of the almonds.  Sift powdered sugar on top if you like.  Serve warm or at room temp.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tea events and conversation

I am preparing for my tea talk for 200 women Saturday before Thanksgiving and 2 teas in Texas.  God has showed me last few days that I am right where I am suppose to be right now.  Please pray for me as I prepare for my talk asI know God has put this before me so that I will trust and obey in Him.  A friend from Texas told me about a website Love your Neighbor and I ordered some things from there as it has to do with tea.  As I was thinking about my talk and theme God put before me the subject Tea Around the World.  Well, there is a pamplet from Love your Neighbor that is going to help me with the subject.  I knew this was from God.  He also showed me a great book that talks about tea around the world. Well, God keeps showing me that if I have the faith and trust in Him he will be there to guide me along.  He will bring others to me as He has done in the last two weeks. As I was thinking about December and teas and praying I received an email from a chaplain from an assisted living in Bloomington to share a tea with their residents there. It was exciting to receive that email and praying that I will be able to share tea with the residents there in December.
The teas that I am sharing the next two months are Pumpkin Spice Black Tea, Christmas Black Tea, Sweet Potato Pie black tea, Nutcracker Rooibos, Chocolate Mint Rooibos and Pecan Pastry Green Tea. 
Each one is yummy!  If you want to try a sample please let me know and will get some to you.
God blessings to you and your family and enjoy your tea!