Friday, September 11, 2020

Rise & Grind, Raspberry Iced Chai, Wadsworth OH





This Coffee (and tea)/Donut/Bakery/Chocolate shop is new. It is clean and the staff is super friendly.

I stopped in to check this place out after my chiropractor appointment.  This place is right off the square down town.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear Christian music playing in the background. 



The have donuts that you can add toppings too.  Your cake donut options are vanilla, chocolate, and blueberry.


I got some toasted almond donuts and they were super yummy!!!!

I also ordered a Raspberry Iced Chai. Their chai is Oregon Chai- I am not usually not fan, but when you add raspberry to it, it really helps and is quite tasty.



I would give this places two thumbs up!!  Lots of fun options for drinks and sweets.


You can also get things to go through the drive thru.  


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Oregon Chai Turmeric Latte

 


I know I always say I don't care for Oregon Chai Concentrate, but when they came out with new flavors I really wanted to try it.  I found the concentrates at Walmart for less than $3- that was a great price.

Being turmeric I decided to make Indian food.  I love turmeric and Indian food.


Trader Joe has some great Indian food.  I love Trader Joes!!!


I mixed half Oat Milk and half Turmeric Concentrate and added ice.  The Latte was really good, but I did not get much turmeric.

The flavors were nice and blended well.  I definitely liked it better than the original Chai.  I would pick this for my Oregon Chai of choice.  




Easy to make- half milk (oat milk, almond milk, or soy milk) and have turmeric concentrate.  Make it hot or cold.  I like it best cold.




I tried the Turmeric with Coconut Milk and it was okay- I would recommend the Oat Milk.


They also make a good Thai Tea concentrate



Wednesday, September 9, 2020

450 bags of tea!!!

This is my favorite tea place!!  Ohio Tea Company in Canton Ohio.  Imagine how excited I was when my office asked if I could get 450 bags of tea for their 125th celebration.



Even if you are not from Ohio you get have tea shipped to you.  You can order on line and have the tea shipped to you for free.


I decided that Africa Summer and Apricot Peach would be perfect teas to send out.  Both good warm or iced.
This is what 450, 1 ounce bags of tea look like!


We made up 250 boxes to send out to our agents and partners.  These boxes turned out great.  They celebrate Mennonite Mutual and "Ohio Items"










Mennonite Mutual Insurance celebrated their 125th Anniversary with a Community Appreciation Event Aug 28. Everyone who came got a free Lerches Donut and a mini barbaque sandwhich. 



It was not the big celebreation we had orginally planned. But, we had a nice well-distanced appreciation day.

My parents even came.



Monday, September 7, 2020

Trader Joes, Yerba Mate

I went to Trader Joes the other day- love that store!  They have wonderfully unique items and great prices.  We had to stand in line to get in, but the line moved pretty fast so it was not a bad wait.


This was the new thing I decided to try from Trader Joes...Sparkling Yerba Mate drink.  I love sparkling water and I have had Yerba Mate tea and I like it too.  So, I thought it would be fun to try the sparkling  aspect and yerba mate tea together.


I have to say I was not a fan.  Even though it was hibiscus and citrus there was no real flavor.  I ended up not even finishing it.  

The sparkling aspect was just okay, but it was not super sparkly. 

I would have to say this is a hard pass for me.