Friday, June 8, 2018

Panera Chai Tea


I don't often indulge in purchasing Chai Latte's- they are often pricey and not always that great.  But, last year I discovered that I did actually enjoy Panera's Chai.  Still pricey, but the tea has great flavor.  I find that some chai teas from shops really just taste like they are from concentrates.  I know this chai has a concentrate blend, but it doesn't taste of it.
The chai has a nice clove taste, but not overly strong.

 
Holy Sodium Batman!!  Holy Calories Batgirl!!!  I will stick with almond milk and no sugar in my homemade blend!

Chai Tea Latte

  • 240Calories
  • 4.5gTotal Fat
  • 95mgSodium
  • 42gTotal Carb
  • 0gFiber
  • 7gProtein
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Detailed Ingredients

Reduced Fat Milk (Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3 Added), Chai Concentrate (Filtered Water, Sugar, Black Tea, Wildflower Honey, Vanilla, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Clove, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid).

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Goodwill luncheon plates



I found these 10 beautiful luncheon tea plates for .25 each at Goodwill. Each plate has a different flower painted on it.  They are from France.  I just love them!!!!
















Monday, June 4, 2018

Beulah Beach and Kombucha



https://www.beulahbeach.org/

Spending the day at my favorite place- Beulah Beach.  It is the church camp I grew up going to.   For the last 10 years I have been going to Beulah Beach over the Memorial Day weekend for the benefit auction.  Each year they raise money for the camp.  This year they raised over $170,000. Nothing better than pointing people to Jesus!!!!

I took some kombucha for my friend to try.  We had fun drinking tea and laughing Friday night.  I love being able to share Kombucha with people.  She already made Kombucha, but she did a straight black tea- I was teaching her about fruit flavored tea.




One of the best things about the auction is being with friends!!!  I have known these gals for over 25 years.  We were used to be camp counselors together.  I love them!!



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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Raging Sage Gold Rush Tea and a Tea cozy


So, on Sunday my friend (who had just gotten back form a mission trip) said to me,  "I am working on something for you and it should be done soon".  I asked what, and she said it was a surprise.  Boy, was I curious!!!  I thought maybe she learned a new recipe and wanted to try it out on me.

Monday she messaged me and asked if I wanted to stop in for a spot of tea.  I said for sure!!!  It had been a super stressful day, so a spot of tea sounded perfect.  Now, I was thinking that she had learned to make a new tea.

When I walked in her house I saw this adorable set up.  I was so excited, it was just what I needed- tea and treats!  I told her I loved the tea cozy.  She asked if I knew what it was, I said sure, it was a Volkswagen.



She said it was and it was for me!!  I was blown away.  She said she spent the 18 hours of traveling knitting this purple Volkswagen camper for me!!!  My love language is gifts, I was so touched by the thoughtfulness.  What an incredible gift!!!!

She saw on one of my other posts the purple Volkswagen camper then about a week later she received an knitting email and this was the pattern.  she said she knew she had to make it.  How amazingly sweet and thoughtful was this??!!!



I love the front lights and the tail lights.  so fun!!!





Heidi made Raging Sage- Gold Rush Tea.  It is her favorite tea from Tuscon AZ.  We enjoyed cookies, cheese, crackers, chocolate covered pumpkin seeds, and tea.

http://www.ragingsage.com/

GOLD RUSH- Passionfruit, mango, black teacornflower, blue mallow blossoms, marigold petalssafflower, and natural tropical fruit flavoring.



She asked if I new what the license plate said....I said KCOT1.  She asked if I knew what it meant, I said no.  She said it was for Kerrie's Cup of Tea 1.  How clever is that??



My first ever tea cozy!!!  I had never bought one cause I could never find the perfect cozy.  This is the perfect cozy.  Fits me to a "tea".







she also knitted the phi skirt- it took her a year.  its incredible!!!!