Saturday, June 1, 2019

Gathering Grounds, Mango Mandarin Sunrise Bubble Tea- Huron Ohio




The 11th Annual Beulah Beach is about to happen again.  I have only missed one auction.  I love Beulah Beach, it is my happy place.  I have been going to Beulah Beach my entire 47 years.  I was a camper from age 8-18, then I was a camp counselor from 18-30 something :).  I also worked for a year there as the Guest Service Coordinator. 

Beulah Beach is where I made a commitment to serve the Lord full time- be it overseas or state side, I knew that God was calling me to share His love with others.  But, then He calls all of us who love Him and have a personal relationship with Him to share His love.  I just felt that my job would involve ministry of some sort.  And while my full time job is not a ministry persay, I do my work as a service unto the Lord.  And I do work providing insurance for churches and ministry related businesses.   
I am blessed to be able to do several mission trips a year. I have found that even if I do not have a job that mission related these mission trips really rewarding.  I love making a difference for Him.

I have only missed one of the 11 benefit auctions.  They are such fun and I love seeing my friends!  Normally the trip to Beulah takes me about an hour and forty five minutes and is around 73 miles.  This year I decided to make it a "Tea Trip" and it took me four and half hours, and over 102 miles!!!





Okay, here is stop #5 on my tea stops to Beulah Beach.  Day Drinking....aka...Tea Drinking has be almost to the beach.  I decided to go past the beach and head into Huron.

Huron is such a cute harbor town.  I was getting very hungry and hoping that there was "real food" here, but alas thy just had pastries. 


It is a very quaint shop.  I liked it a lot!

But, imagine my surprise when I learned they had bubble tea!!!!!


I ordered the Mango Mandarin Bubble Tea.  The bubble's were those great popping bubbles like you find in frozen yogurt shops.  I love those popping bubbles!  When you bite into them and juice squirts out.  It is so much fun!!!



I had an apple turnover and with bubble tea and I really enjoyed the turnover.  IT was flaky and delicious. 



I was going to make this my last stop, but I was still hungry and I knew that there were more teas to be drunk.  So, off I go in search of more tea.




7 teas to Beulah!!!


Lake Erie sunset never disappoints!  In the distance you can see Cedar Point.



The Woodstock Cafe, Black Berry Iced Tea & Iced Coconut Latte- Vermillon Ohio




The 11th Annual Beulah Beach is about to happen again.  I have only missed one auction.  I love Beulah Beach, it is my happy place.  I have been going to Beulah Beach my entire 47 years.  I was a camper from age 8-18, then I was a camp counselor from 18-30 something :).  I also worked for a year there as the Guest Service Coordinator. 

Beulah Beach is where I made a commitment to serve the Lord full time- be it overseas or state side, I knew that God was calling me to share His love with others.  But, then He calls all of us who love Him and have a personal relationship with Him to share His love.  I just felt that my job would involve ministry of some sort.  And while my full time job is not a ministry persay, I do my work as a service unto the Lord.  And I do work providing insurance for churches and ministry related businesses.   
I am blessed to be able to do several mission trips a year. I have found that even if I do not have a job that mission related these mission trips really rewarding.  I love making a difference for Him.

I have only missed one of the 11 benefit auctions.  They are such fun and I love seeing my friends!  Normally the trip to Beulah takes me about an hour and forty five minutes and is around 73 miles.  This year I decided to make it a "Tea Trip" and it took me four and half hours, and over 102 miles!!!





Final stop on the tea tour... My friend, Christine, who lives in Vermillon told me about this place.  Too bad this place wasn't in Vermillon when I lived here.  The music did not do much for me, but the food was good and the second tea I had here was my favorite of the day!



I love these windows!!!



I ordered the rueben and it was really good.  The almond-sunflower coleslaw was good- but I would have liked it chilled, it was a little warm.  I had their blackberry iced tea, it was good. I did not find the blackberry overly strong, but it was good.


While I was eating I noticed these specials on the table. I saw the Iced Coconut Chai and knew I had to try it!



The waitress said that there was there own blend.  
It was incredible!  I have to say that this might have been one of my favorite drinks!  I want to learn to make it.  


She put whip cream on top it, it was so great!!!




7 teas to Beulah!!!


Lake Erie sunset never disappoints!  In the distance you can see Cedar Point.


Friday, May 31, 2019

The Local Coffee and Tea, Spicy Iced Chai Oolong Latte, Oberlin Ohio



The 11th Annual Beulah Beach is about to happen again.  I have only missed one auction.  I love Beulah Beach, it is my happy place.  I have been going to Beulah Beach my entire 47 years.  I was a camper from age 8-18, then I was a camp counselor from 18-30 something :).  I also worked for a year there as the Guest Service Coordinator. 

Beulah Beach is where I made a commitment to serve the Lord full time- be it overseas or state side, I knew that God was calling me to share His love with others.  But, then He calls all of us who love Him and have a personal relationship with Him to share His love.  I just felt that my job would involve ministry of some sort.  And while my full time job is not a ministry persay, I do my work as a service unto the Lord.  And I do work providing insurance for churches and ministry related businesses.   
I am blessed to be able to do several mission trips a year. I have found that even if I do not have a job that mission related these mission trips really rewarding.  I love making a difference for Him.

I have only missed one of the 11 benefit auctions.  They are such fun and I love seeing my friends!  Normally the trip to Beulah takes me about an hour and forty five minutes and is around 73 miles.  This year I decided to make it a "Tea Trip" and it took me four and half hours, and over 102 miles!!!





I decided to stop in Oberlin, the college town.  There were several cafe shops to check out, but I decided on The Local Coffee and Tea Shop.  This is stop #4.

 This is such a cute college town!!  I think next time I come to Beulah I will take the extra 5 miles and stop in to Oberlin again and try another one of the shops like- The Slow Train Cafe,  The Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse,  Cowhhaus Creamery, or the Blue Rooster Bakehouse.

This is a great little cafe.  I love that is underground. :)







I love that locals have their own cups.  I have always thought that would be fun to do in my own tea shop.



I decided to try the Iced Chai Spicy Oolong tea, and I was my favorite up to this point on this trip.  It was not overly spicy, but just right.  I really loved that it was served cold.





I am starting to feel a bit of a caffeine buzz.  I am wondering if this was a good idea on an empty stomach.


I took a short walk around the town.  It is a really cute town.


7 teas to Beulah!!!


Lake Erie sunset never disappoints!  In the distance you can see Cedar Point.



Thursday, May 30, 2019

Cool Beans, Numi London Fog, Medina Ohio



The 11th Annual Beulah Beach is about to happen again.  I have only missed one auction.  I love Beulah Beach, it is my happy place.  I have been going to Beulah Beach my entire 47 years.  I was a camper from age 8-18, then I was a camp counselor from 18-30 something :).  I also worked for a year there as the Guest Service Coordinator. 

Beulah Beach is where I made a commitment to serve the Lord full time- be it overseas or state side, I knew that God was calling me to share His love with others.  But, then He calls all of us who love Him and have a personal relationship with Him to share His love.  I just felt that my job would involve ministry of some sort.  And while my full time job is not a ministry persay, I do my work as a service unto the Lord.  And I do work providing insurance for churches and ministry related businesses.   
I am blessed to be able to do several mission trips a year. I have found that even if I do not have a job that mission related these mission trips really rewarding.  I love making a difference for Him.

I have only missed one of the 11 benefit auctions.  They are such fun and I love seeing my friends!  Normally the trip to Beulah takes me about an hour and forty five minutes and is around 73 miles.  This year I decided to make it a "Tea Trip" and it took me four and half hours, and over 102 miles!!!


Stop #2, Cool Beans in Medina.  This mainly a coffee shop, but there are some fun teas here too.


This is a nice little shop.  The guy behind the counter was super helpful and funny too.




I told the guy behind the counter that next time I came into the place I was going to take those 4' letters and rewrite them to say "Tea".  He said maybe we could make that happen.  


I asked what kind of teas they could make... I then settled on a London Fog. He made it with Lavender syrup and Vanilla syrup.  It was very good.  It was made with Numi Early Grey.  


...off to find more tea.......





7 teas to Beulah!!!


Lake Erie sunset never disappoints!  In the distance you can see Cedar Point.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Bread -N-Brew, Raspberry Iced Tea, Wellington Ohio


The 11th Annual Beulah Beach is about to happen again.  I have only missed one auction.  I love Beulah Beach, it is my happy place.  I have been going to Beulah Beach my entire 47 years.  I was a camper from age 8-18, then I was a camp counselor from 18-30 something :).  I also worked for a year there as the Guest Service Coordinator. 

Beulah Beach is where I made a commitment to serve the Lord full time- be it overseas or state side, I knew that God was calling me to share His love with others.  But, then He calls all of us who love Him and have a personal relationship with Him to share His love.  I just felt that my job would involve ministry of some sort.  And while my full time job is not a ministry persay, I do my work as a service unto the Lord.  And I do work providing insurance for churches and ministry related businesses.   
I am blessed to be able to do several mission trips a year. I have found that even if I do not have a job that mission related these mission trips really rewarding.  I love making a difference for Him.

I have only missed one of the 11 benefit auctions.  They are such fun and I love seeing my friends!  Normally the trip to Beulah takes me about an hour and forty five minutes and is around 73 miles.  This year I decided to make it a "Tea Trip" and it took me four and half hours, and over 102 miles!!!

Stop #3, was in Wellington.  When I went to stop for Bread-N-Brew, I pulled in to the parking place and realized that there was an insurance agency that Mennonite Mutual, my company worked with.  I popped in and said hi and then headed to the Bread-N-Brew.





I have seen this place for years as I drove up to Beulah Beach, I have wanted to stop for a long time.  I was a bit disappointed that there was no real tea here, only coffee.  The food looked good though. But, this was a trip about tea, not food.


I did order a raspberry iced tea.  It was good, but like any other iced tea you'd get at a restaurant. 





7 teas to Beulah!!!


Lake Erie sunset never disappoints!  In the distance you can see Cedar Point.