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