Saturday, May 25, 2013

NOVUS- Citrus Chamomile

At Beulah Beach I was introduced to a new tea.  I love this Citrus Chamomile tea!  The citrus was mild and the Chamomile was the start of the tea.   I love that Novus uses the nylon bags.  It is like making a bag tea into a loose leaf tea.  You get the perfect amount in a contained bag.  I also left the bag in the cup while I drank it and the tea did not get bitter.  It is caffeine free, and I was able to get two cups out of the one bag. 
In reading the website, this tea is a Bigelow product and appears to be only a food service tea.  It does not appear that you can buy it on line.  Maybe next time you are in a restaurant or hotel, or staying at Beulah Beach Camp you will have to see if they carry this product...and then grab a few extra!





It has a very pretty light yellow color.  It is a very mild, calming tea.

http://www.novustea.com/


5/29 Additional note:
I found Novus for sale on the Bigelow website!!!  I am a happy camper!!  12 sachets for $6.95, I saw at least 13 flavors on the website!  I see that they have a gift sampler for $19.95 as well. Persian Pomegrante Herbal, and Wild Encouter Herb are next on my list to try!!!
http://www.bigelowtea.com/Catalog/Category/36/31/Novus+Tea.aspx

ARGO TEA- Carolina Honey

 
 
My friend told me about Argo tea.  I tried their sample pack for $9.95.  It was a great way to try several teas.  Today I thought I would tell you about Carolina Honey.  It was good, but when I added milk to the tea I thought it became great!  I use a 2% milk at home, so that is what I put in the tea.  I thought it really elevated the tea.
 

Flavored Black Teas - Loose Leaf Tea Sampler Set

Product Details
This 3-tea sampler set features the following teas: Mango Mambo Loose Leaf Tea - Black tea blended with fragrant mangoes; Carolina Honey Loose Leaf Tea - Black tea blended with a hint of honey and lemon; and Black Currant Loose Leaf Tea - Black tea with aromatic and sweet currants. Our Loose Leaf Tea Sampler set makes the perfect hostess gift. Or buy one for yourself and discover your new favorite loose leaf tea.


NEW MUGS!!!!!

I went to the Beulah Beach benefit auction.  I was able to get a few fun "tea" related items.

I got a Reed & Barton Vintage Silver Tea Pot, a basket with some Tea mix, scone mix and a travel mug, and then lastly my favorite were there owl mugs!!!  It was a fun, "heated" silent auction bidding war with a great lady name Sandy from the Cleveland area.

This morning before the auction began I was able to have a cup of tea and walk the beach.  Lake Erie was a little rough this morning, but still relaxing and peaceful.  I love walking the beach, drinking my tea and spending some time with God.

 
When I try this tea and scone mix I will let you know what I think!!!!



If Sandy is reading this blog, I wanted to let her know that I found some mugs on Amazon.com that are kind of like these...  http://www.amazon.com/Whimsical-Coffee-With-Lifes-Printed/dp/B006ZA0AZE/ref=pd_sim_k_2

and   http://www.amazon.com/Set-Whimsical-Ceramic-Coffee-Mugs/dp/B00BJO0WGI/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1369521529&sr=8-25&keywords=owl+coffee+mug

with the second link you can get TWO mugs for $20.00  VERY FUN!!


 
Here is my silver tea pot.  I can't wait to use it!  Every time I use it I will think of Beulah Beach and say a prayer for the ministry there.

Friday, May 24, 2013

REPUBLIC OF TEA- Acai Superfruit


The tin is 3.5 oz- which makes between 50-60 cups the price on line is $10.50...the is roughly .20 a cup!  I really enjoy this tea.  It has a strong rich favor.  I love elderberries, my mom makes me an elderberry pie almost every year for my birthday.  And I love elderberries in my tea!!

 


INGREDIENTS: Fine Green tea, elderberries, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, aronia juice, red currants, acai juice, and natual acia flavors.


                                              Here is the third cup- just as beautiful in color as the first!!!!

http://www.republicoftea.com/full-leaf-teas/c/145/

One of the most nutritious fruits in the world, the Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) berry, has the rich flavors of concord grape and ripe blueberries. Sip your way to good health with this green tea blend.
Açaí Green Tea was featured on "What's in" on NBC's Today show

Steeping Instructions
Steeping green tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water just short of boiling. Then pour water over tea and steep for 1-3 minutes (if using a tea bag) or 2-4 miuntes (if using full-leaf tea.)

Best cup of tea....

 
I am at my favorite place on Earth!!!  Beulah Beach in Vermillion, Ohio.  I have been coming to this Christian Camp and Retreat Center since I was probably 5.  When I was 8 I went forwarded at Bible & Missionary Conference to dedicate my life to serving God...in whatever way that would be.  Then from the age of 8-17 I was a camper at the camp, then from 18-
 approximately 37 I was a camp counselor.  I even lived at the camp for a year and was the guest service coordinator.  Today I up for about 20 hours for the 5th Annual Auction to raise money for the camp.  As I sit over looking Lake Erie I reflect on how AWESOME our God is.  I am enjoying a cup of tea, listening to the waves crash against the rock, and feeling totally blessed!!!
 
I hope that this weekend you can take time to sit, relax with some tea, and  reflect on how good God is!  If you don't know God, I would be happy to tell you about Him.  He is life changing!!!!

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

TEALIGHTFUL TREASURES


I have found a home tea tasting company.  Tonight I got a call from the owner/creator Charlene Phillips.  We had a nice chat.  She and I have a lot in common, she used to be in the insurance business like me.  She loves tea and started this business in her home in 2000.  Tealightful® has been featured in USA Today, Parents and Rochester Healthy Living magazine.

With this company you have tea tastings in peoples home and they can also taste scones, dessert mixes, and savory mixes (which the company sells).  I love that she makes the tea blends in her home.  The tea blends are unique to this company in most cases.  This lady is living my dream job!!!!

Listen to some of these flavors... Big Apple Green, Carrot Cake Rooibos, Cherry Almond Vanilla Black Tea, Mango Tangerine Punch, Oolong Orange Blossom, Warming Walnut Green, and soooo many more!!!

 I am very excited about the thought of doing this.  I believe that she said that there are only 3 consultants in Ohio, so the area is not saturated with consultants.
 
Have any of you heard of this company?  Any thoughts?  I will try the tea and let you know what I think.  If I like it as much as I think I will I may just have to start a new little venture!
 


TEAVANA ACAI MATETINI



One of my favorite Teavana tea is Acai Matetini

http://www.teavana.com/the-teas/mate-teas/p/acai-matetini-mate-tea

you can get 2oz for $8.00

Look at the fruit!  I again store my Teavana tea in their tins.  The loose leaf tea stays fresh for up to a year.
 
The newest craze in cocktails inspired the infusion of real fruit, herbs, and flowers with mate tea. Our mock martini is a classy notch up, first blending 'superfruits' acai, blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry. Added to that are crisp granny smith apples and sweet pineapple, brightened with the zesty citrus notes of orange, lemongrass, and hibiscus. Cheers! SUPERFRUIT ENHANCED

Crisp and sweet berries, followed by sweet pineapple and finished with minty undertones
Look again at the real fruit in this tea!  The taste is so amazingly fresh.  It is good cold too. So, if the cup sitting on my desk gets cold it does not bother me.  This is good hot or cold.  With this tea I can usually get 3 cups of tea out of one serving.  Steep this mate tea for 5-6 minutes.

Look at the color.  Man, there is nothing about this tea that I don't like!

Another Chai Lover--OREGON CHAI

a guy at work actually had the nerve to laugh at all the Chai drinking we were doing at work!!!  Then he tasted it, and he said he did enjoy it.  See, don't knock it till you tried it!   Another chai lover to add to the millions who are already out there.

http://www.oregoncafe.com/our-products/oregon-chai/concentrates/

you can also go on line and sign up for special offers....I have done it, you should too!

OREGON CHAI strikes again!!!


another co-worker has fallen hard for OREGON CHAI TEA LATTES!!!  She even bought some concentrate for herself and has it in the refrigerator here at work!  I made us a cup....ohhh it was so delicious! To me I don't need cake, cookies, or ice cream.  A heavenly treat is a warm cup of Oregon Chai
 




 I heated up the cups of chai tea....I did them for about 112 seconds
 

 
With this chai I heated the milk in the microwave.  I heated it for about 35 seconds and then I frothed it.
 
 
pouring in the thick frothed milk...ohhh so wonderful!!!!
I texted Melanie that I made her Chai tea and she said that she almost got a speeding ticket coming to work to get it.  We love our Oregon Chai!!!
5 stars out of 5!!!

TEA FORTE Winter Chai

I love Tea forte mesh bags!  If I have not said it before, let me say it again.  I love the mesh bag and the bendable leaf!
 
http://www.teaforte.com/store/gourmet-tea/

 
I poured the cup half full of water and steeped the tea, then I frothed my milk and added it to the rest of the cup.  Since I can't get 2 cups of tea out of the chai bag (I like it stronger), so I left the mesh bag in the entire time I drank the chai.
 
The cup of tea was very yummy!


Tea Stalkers....

I was confronted at work today and told I had not blogged since May 18th.  I love that I have people reading my blogs and watching for new updates!!!



Thank you Tea Stalkers everywhere!!!