Barista!

Trying to stay warm in this SNOW! and SNOW is a bit rare in my area. We get snow but it is here one day and gone the next day. Well not this time! It has been SNOWING almost none stop for two days! WOW! So I must steep! Being inspired by God’s beauty and creative work at play… I decided to play and create too! So steeped my beautiful lady like teas! ‘Lady Like’ you may say?!?! Well, it starts as a bud and as the water boils she blossoms into a beautiful full grown flower or ‘Lady’! These teas come in all different flavors with different color flowers.

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Avid Coffee Drinker becomes Tea Lover! Why? Part 2 of 7 series

I apologize that this is so late but something else has been on my mind other than tea. I’m still steeping like crazy, of course. Anyway, today we are going to continue to fall in love with tea for it’s medicinal powers. The choice selection is Oolong Tea.

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This beautiful and delicious tea offers many health benefits.

Prevent heart disease. Oolong tea can support heart health and prevent heart disease. Oolong tea is a rich source of the antioxidant known as quercetin. It is very useful in protecting against heart attacks and strokes.

Reduce Cholesterol. Oolong tea helps reduce cholesterol in the bloodstream. Quercetin is a plant-based antioxidant. It is very good for blood vessels as it allows the blood to flow more easily through the arteries.

Help with digestive disorders. Oolong tea can be used as treatment of digestive problems. It is beneficial for the stomach and the digestive tract.

Burn fat. One of the great oolong tea benefits is the effect on weight loss. It increases metabolism and controls the production of sugar in the body. Oolong tea is an ideal beverage for those who wish to lose weight.

Boost immune system. Oolong tea has great benefits for people with a weak immune system. Oolong tea antioxidants stimulate the immune system. Regular oolong tea drinkers have less infections and more energy.

Prevent diabetes. Oolong tea can help in the treatment of diabetes. its components regulate insulin levels in the body.

Prevent osteoporosis. Oolong tea promotes healthier and stronger bones, protecting people from such diseases as osteoporosis.

Prevent tooth decay. Oolong tea also has a positive effect on gums and teeth. The fluoride component of oolong tea reduces the main bacteria involved in decay.

MIYU De-Stress Kit

It arrived today! Yippee! I first fell in love with this product when Birchbox sent me a sample pkg that contained two of the De-Stress teas and two Hydration teas and the small purse size sprays for my face! Yes De-Stress spray & Hydration spray!

I had to order both full size kits.

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You can get these from Birchbox, Ahalife, or directly from MIYU. You will save a few bucks getting it from MIYU.

Love & Life find a Way

When I purchased my flowers a single closed green bud fell off into the bottom of the vase. I left it there. Being a bit lazy and I thought it looked a lil cool and quirky. Also if that’s where you want to be… Who am I to deny you… Anyway, six mornings later… I go downstairs to steep my strawberry green tea and what catches my eye.

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This bud has decided to defy odds. Decided not to die but to live and blossom into this beautiful flower and greet me ‘Good morning Beautiful Lady’ and I said oh no Darling you are truly beautiful and quite the charmer. Welcome to my kitchen. Nice to meet you dear lady.

Avid Coffee Drinker becomes Tea Lover! Why Part 1 of 7 Series

All of my family and friends want to know what made me go from being crazy about coffee! Loving Starbucks and Caribou coffee to no longer drinking coffee… Now only drinking tea and being mad in love with Teavana and Tealux! Well I will tell you too. Over the next 7 days I will make you fall in love with tea… Not for its addictive taste but it extreme power. Each day I will cover a type of tea. Today is Green tea.

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Green Tea Health Benefits

Cancer prevention. Scientific research has shown that green tea drinkers have a significantly lower risk of cancer. Green tea may be especially helpful in preventing lung, prostate, breast and skin cancers and is helpful against lung cancer in former and present cigarette smokers.

Heart Disease prevention. Green tea can lower cholesterol and the risk of stroke and heart disease. Green tea antioxidants slow down the oxidation of cholesterol in the arteries. Green tea is helpful in the prevention of blood clots. In addition, drinking tea is useful to treat hypertension as green tea extracts lower blood pressure.

Tooth decay prevention. Green tea also has a positive effect on gums and and teeth. Green tea contains fluoride components that reduce the bacteria involved in tooth decay.

Weight Loss. Green tea drinkers are able to successful drop body fat because green tea can increase the metabolism in the body. It is an ideal beverage for those who wish to lose weight.

Inflammation prevention. Arthritis and cardiovascular diseases can result in inflammation in the body. Test results have demonstrated the green tea effect in preventing inflammation. Green tea lowers the amount of inflammation and over exertion in the muscles. Drinking green tea daily helps reduce swelling in the ankles, wrists, feet and legs.

Immune system support. People with a weak immune system have found great benefits from drinking green tea. The antioxidants of green tea can build up the immune system. Green tea is classified as as ‘super food’ due to its healthy components. Green tea ingredients effectively kill bacteria which cause food poisoning. It also deactivates the toxins produced by bacteria. At the same time, it soothes the stomach and the digestive system. Also, green tea inhibits the flu virus. Regular green tea drinkers have fewer infections, but more energy in their everyday life.

That’s the rundown on Green Tea… From that alone… It was enough to get me to start sipping a couple of cups a day! But guess what?… I have six more tea to discuss. Tomorrow I will give you the benefits of Oolong tea! This is gonna be a good series!

What a Beauty!

I couldn’t wait to steep my newest blooming tea from Teavana! It is a Peach Momotari Artisan Tea. The smell of this bud is so explosive… You just wanna sip it right away. So into my glass Teavana pot it goes. Normally I use my cast iron set but for blooming teas you want to see that baby do it’s magic. As it unfolds and twirls then finally blossoms into a beautiful flower on your stove… Well you are just smiling. Or at least I am. It’s the small things in life that make my world Big!

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OBSESSED

I am obsessed. I have a tea addiction. I am a true tea lover and should have shares in Teavana stock. Today I ventured to Teavana… As if, I needed another tea or tea cup. But I went any. This is what I headed out the door with.

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Peach Momotari Artisan Blooming Tea
Tupelo Honey
White Gold Honey Spoons
Pumpkin Spice Brûlée Oolong Tea

And the Oolong Tea was 50% off! They had a wide variety on sale which made my selections hard.
If I buy another Tea anytime soon I should seek help. I’m seriously running out of storage place. Wow something else to buy.

1st Birchbox Arrived!

Yippee! It is awesome! I loved opening this box. Inside I found wonderful goodies.

MIYU Four Piece introductory collection of skincare and teas
Bare love Body luxury body fuel
It’s a 10 miracle leave in hair product
Elite Therapeutic Elite Lip Balm
Anchors Aweigh Life Saver Tea Infuser

And guess what I was just thinking if buying a tea Infuser tomorrow. No need now. Amazing.

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Tonight’s Steep

Lavender Dreams

This is a flavored White tea that is guaranteed to soothed and calm you. If not rock you right to dream land. The lavender flowers are delightful and the tea taste is yummy.

Find this treasure at Teavana

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