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

Saturday, March 17, 2012

From the book Take Time

Americans drink coffee, or it seems. Oftentimes we get our coffee to go because we are on the run. The British, on the other hand, understand how to take time for tea. Tea is much more than a drink, it is an event- a time to relax, reflect and be refreshed. Incorporate a tea time into your busy life. Invite a friend for tea. Drink from a nice cup and enjoy a treat with it. Relax and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More news on tea from Adagio teas

Tea helps fight heart problems and diabetes, review concludes
February 2012

For a healthy heart
A recent review published in UK's Nutrition Bulletin found that regular consumption of black tea protects against cardiovascular complications and type 2 diabetes. Three cups of black tea per day, with or without milk, can reduce the risk of heart problems by cutting levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and blood sugar. Two or more cups a day may protect against type 2 diabetes. Scientists attribute these beneficial effects to flavanoids, a type of antioxidant found in tea that fights excessive pro-oxidant free radicals in the body. One typical cup of black tea contains 150-200mg of flavanoids. In addition, a 12-week study of 87 volunteers found that drinking three cups of tea a day produced a significant improvement in various cardiovascular risk factors.

Drink up!

Tea and health news from Adagio website

How medical research on tea can shape your target audience
February 2012

Evidence about health benefits of tea continues to pile up in 2012. The year is barely a couple of months old, yet it has already witnessed several studies and reviews confirming long-held assumptions about the positive effects of tea drinking. The most noteworthy one is probably a Japanese study that found that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of frailty and disability as they grow older. Over 14,000 elderly citizens were followed for 3 years, which is no small feat in itself, and shows just how rigorous research around tea has become. Green tea drinkers were shown to suffer less from functional disabilities in performing everyday tasks like bathing or dressing. Interpreting these results in the context of West’s aging population shows how much potential the beverage may have as a healthy and cost-effective alternative (or supplement) to traditional medication.

But green tea was not the only variety in the spotlight. A study from Australia and a review from the UK lent further credence to the notion that black tea is just as healthy as its green cousin. According to research, black tea was found to lower blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease. It may also cut levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol and blood sugar. Again, given that heart disease is one of the major causes of death in industrialized countries, the regular cuppa is starting to look like an increasingly promising and unobtrusive solution to keep your health in check.

From a business point of view, tea manufacturers operate under two long-held beliefs: that the 30-50 year old female is the current primary customer and that conquering the young and hip generation of teens and twentysomethings is the only way to expand the category in the years to come. Both points are certainly valid, but they somewhat fail to reflect the economic and demographic realities of today. That is because the future, at least for the next couple of decades at least, actually belongs an entire population of baby-boomers that is currently entering retirement.

With vast amounts of wealth and legitimate concerns about ageing and health, this target should not be forgotten by tea businesses. Yes, that population may be not as gastronomically sophisticated or as creatively minded as others, yet no manufacturer or retailer can afford to neglect its impact on the bottom line, especially given that tea is so relevant to its health concerns. Indeed, most of the prominent health benefits of tea, such as reducing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, Alzheimer’s and obesity, to name but a few, are obviously more relevant to a baby boomer than a college student. Add to that increased health and medical awareness, more free time to enjoy meals (and brew proper tea), as well as the spending power that the elderly possess and you’ve got an offer difficult to refuse.

Viewed in this light, these medical studies are more than just about tentative scientific findings, because they may point to a somewhat new direction for the entire tea industry. Despite limitations on health claims in marketing, they offer new ways of thinking about the relevance and potential of a population that goes unnoticed far too often.

Tea news

UK's dwindling tea consumption worries Indian exporters

Indian tea industry is bracing itself for a steep decline in UK tea consumption, as Brits shift to herbal teas and higher-quality brews. The UN food agency predicts that by 2021, tea consumption in the UK, currently the highest in the world per capita, will be slashed by 15%. Imports from India have already taken a hit, falling from 22 million to 16 million kilograms in five years. Industry insiders say that this decline can be attributed to the rise in popularity of herbal teas, like camomile, and premium quality leaves. India hopes to compensate this by tapping into the growing instant tea market. Tea was first imported into the UK in 1660 and the country now consumes 100 million kilograms of tea per year.

Smoothies , Blueberry Angel -Food Trifle and tea

Whip up a smoothie with tea, tofu, grapes and berries. Yummy!

Another recipe to try with berries.

Recipe: Blueberry Angel-Food Trifle {}

Summary: This dessert can be made low-fat by using low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt.


1 pound frozen blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 store-bought angel-food cake
2 cups fat-free or low-fat good quality Greek yogurt

Place the berries and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and the berries are soft, for about 8 minutes. Let the berry mixture cool.
Tear large chunks (about 3 x 3 inches) from the angel-food cake and line the bottom of a glass bowl.
Cover with a layer of yogurt and a layer of berries in syrup. Repeat the process, ending with spoonfuls of yogurt and berries on top!
Refrigerate or serve right away.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Number of servings (yield): 6


Various studies show that optimism can protect against heart disease, stroke, cancer. Think happy thoughts and spend time with God each day. Economies rebound faster where people are more optimistic.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Getting ready for teas in April and May

I will be preparing for teas in April and May. So excited to do. I am getting better on my guitar playing for my teas too. Thank you God for those blessings. I pray you all try something new. Look for what God is doing in your life today. He loves you. Sit with him today and hear over a cup of tea.

God's blessing for you today

My Identity in Christ

   Matthew 5:13           I am the salt of the earth.
   Matthew 5:14           I am the light of the world.
  John 1:12           I am a child of God
     John 15:15           I am part of the true vine, a channel (branch) of Christ's life.
       John 15:15           I am Christ's friend.
       John 15:16           I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit.
Romans 8:14,15         I am a joint-heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him.                                                          
I Corinthians 3:16        I am a temple of God.  His Spirit dwells in me.
I Corinthians 12:27      I am a member (part) of Christ's body
2 Corinthians 5:17       I am a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:18,19 I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation...
Ephesians 1:1             I am a saint.
Ephesians 1:3             I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places.
Ephesians 1:11           I am sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit who has been given as a pledge of my inheritance.
Ephesians 2:10           I am God's workmanship created in Christ to do His work that He  planned beforehand that I should do.
 Ephesians 4:24          I am righteous and holy.

Interview with Joe Kissack author of The Fourth Fisherman

Interview with Joe Kissack author of The Fourth Fisherman

Enjoy with your cup of tea

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Rose Hip Tea

Rose Hip tea with honey was recommended in Bancke's Herbal of 1525 for the feeble and sick person. One ounce of concentrated rose hip tea contains as much Vitamin C as dozen of oranges!
Also provides B complex vitamins, A, D and E along with potassium, iron. Eases stress, battles coughs, colds and flu and good for the skin.

Enjoy a cup of Rose Hips tea.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Easter tea ideas

Great tea for Easter.
A tea party is a wonderful way to celebrate this special time of the year: loved ones and food! If you are a Christian believer, you may even add a little devotional time or even a time of prayer.
Rose Tea Recipe: Ingredients

This recipe will make one gallon of rose tea.

8 bags of earl grey tea - can use loose tea
1 large orange or two medium ones - sliced
1 cup of white sugar
3 tablespoons of rose water
1/2 gallon of hot water - 2 quarts
2 quarts of ice

Rose Tea Recipe: Method

In a large pot place your hot water, your tea bags and the orange slices

Add the sugar and mix with a spoon. In another container, add the ice and then pour the tea. Add the rose water and mix. Serve.

The rose also offers a soothing property to the nerves and emotional /psychological state of mind. It is regarded as a mild sedative and anti-depressant. It is increasingly used in treatments for conditions of stress: nervous tension, peptic ulcers, heart disease, among others. There is indication that rose essence may also positively influence digestion, bile secretion, womb disorders and circulation. In addition, a tea made with rose petals (pour 150 ml of boiling water over 1 /2 grams of rose petals) often soothes a mild sore throat.
    To brew rose hip tea, which by the way is truly delicious, roughly chop up entire rose hips. Cover with distilled or purified water and boil for 30 minutes (longer if desired). Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth and add a bit of honey.