Saturday, March 31, 2018

Starbucks at Toccoa GA


In 1989/1990 I went on some college visits.  My first choice was Taylor University in IN. And it was the one college I did not get into. I then had to decide where God was leading.  I visited Moody Bible Institute in IL, Toccoa Falls in GA, and St Paul Bible College in MN.  I ended up at St Paul and I loved it!!  
Above is a photo of me at my college visit to Toccoa Falls an the other is a photo of me over 15 years later as I went with my cousin on her college visit.  My younger sister ended up attending here along with many friends. It is a great Christian & Missionary Alliance College. There is a beautiful falls right on the campus.  This trip back to Toccoa was my first trip there since my initial college visit, 




I had a great time with my cousin, her mom (my first cousin), and my aunt.  It was a really fun car trip.
I was SOOO excited to see that Toccoa Falls had a Starbucks right on campus!!!  I would have loved to have that when I was in college. I was even more excited to see that the carried my Passion tea.




Friday, March 30, 2018

Le Bambou, Bissap in Conakry Guinea

I spent a week in Guinea West Africa helping to teach English.  It was a fantastic week.  I love the people there.  They are warm, loving, and so friendly.
The Sunday we left Guinea we went out to eat.  After church around 20 of us met for one last get together. Below is my cousin Ashley and my friend Eliie.

I looked down the table and saw that the kids at the table were drinking Bissap.  I splurged and even though I has ordered a Coke, I asked for some Bissap as well.  This is Bissap was  completely different than any I had tried previously.  They had added vanilla sugar to it.  I was so great!  I love the taste, yes a bit sugary, but so refreshing!!!!


I enjoyed a Bambou burger and fries.  I split the burger and fries with my friend Ellie and she shared her pizza.


Heading to the Guinea airport.....


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Numi Hibiscus Red Iced Tea


https://numitea.com/bottled-teas/

As you may be learning about this tea drinking- she loves lavender and hibiscus and coconut.  So, you can imagine my excitement when I saw Numi had a bottled tea.  I like Numi's flowering/blooming tea, but I had no idea that they had a bottled tea.  And the tea was hibiscus!!!!
So, I was so disappointed the moment I took a sip.  The instant the tea touched my taste buds I new that there was rooibos in it.  The one tea that this tea drinker does not care for is rooibos.  

I turned the bottle around and yes, it was hibiscus.  I was disappointed, but if you like rooibos, you would probably like this tea.

From the website:

Hibiscus Red

Alchemy: This fruity sensation of smooth Rooibos (Red Tea) balanced with the sweet tartness of hibiscus, topped off with organic cane sugar.

Flavor Notes: Organic rooibos herbal tea with a hibiscus tang

Occasion: For a refreshing break in your day, relax and enjoy the perfect balance of sweetness & tea

Caffeine Free



Monday, March 26, 2018

home sick- what tea do you drink?? Try Elderflower tea

I missed 3 days of work with flu like symptoms.  I had no appetite, but I was thirsty.  I enjoyed lots of tea.  I heard lately about elderflower being a great thing for those not feeling well. I looked and drank all the teas with elderflowers!


My boss got sick as well and I gave him some of the Aloha Tea.  He loved it, he said it might be his new favorite.  He actually went on Amazon and bought an entire box of it.

https://www.amazon.com/Aloha-Tea-Protect-1-58-oz/dp/B017UMU9Y2/ref=sr_1_5_a_it/146-7076932-1285134?ie=UTF8&qid=1522020131&sr=8-5&keywords=aloha+tea

 
 Taylor tea is another great tea. It is a sweet not tart tea.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_3?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=taylors+of+harrogate+tea&sprefix=tay%2Cgrocery%2C186&crid=2AQ8XB0O3ZXL4

 



While I was sick, my cat, Shakespeare never left my side.  She is a great nurse 




Sunday, March 25, 2018

chai class at the Ohio Tea Co

http://www.ohioteaco.com/

Super excited to attend the chai tea class in Canton!  And to think it was free!!!!  Thrilled to attend. The class was full. I love that the Ohio Tea Company does things like this.  What a great  class to offer to the community.
The class was very informative. Jeffrey shared many stories of places and people he had had tea with in his travels.


He did take his Chai really seriously and I did learn from his class. 









I enjoyed the chai for the most part, but I thought that there was too much ginger in the tea.  I like ginger in some teas, but this was way too much.