Tea with Ainee — Enjoys of finding books with tea mentioning

Tea with Ainee

tea-with-ainee-image2014

Teatime with Ainee spends some of her days fundraising on-line with several charities (AIDS Walk, and Walk for Hunger through Project Bread) as a volunteer walker for them. And when I am at the library viewing of books, I am happy to stumble on tea mentions while reading the likes of Bespelling Jane Austen; where heroine Catherine Merrill who is vacationing in Bath, and as she encounters individuals wonder if they are a vampire out to do harm to some unsuspected victim.

“We tend to impose our own self-centered thoughts on the simple drinking of tea. How proficient was the manner of preparation? What kind of teabowl was the tea served in? How was the tea? In this way, drinking is defiled by the “six dust.” When we prepare tea, we must put ourselves wholly into the act. Our minds, however, tend to be drawn to the forms and thus we fall into confusion.”
― Hamamoto Soshun

I have become this person stumbling unto things to do with tea. Not set out but as I am out somewhere I find there is always tea around me. A visit to a new antique shop and I find this teapot and set, as well as the books I try to read, there is tea—Tea with Ainee

~~~~~

Verbayna Antiques & Uniques

www.verbayna.com

Verbayna antiques signage

Antiques & Unique Up-Cycled Pieces

Owners are Stephen & Heather Bukovsky

I visited this shop the previous weekend and spotted this Japanese tea set and so the above mentioned quote fits this tea set finding.

tea set display  at Verbayne Antiques and uniques

——–

Some Savory Substitutions: Naturally Good Nutrients

Prescription for Dietary Wellness by Phyllis Balch, CNC

The book title: Prescription for Dietary Wellness (Second Edition) by Phyllis A. Bach; Tells us to avoid coffee, Chinese teas (except for green tea), and to replace caffeinated tea with herbal teas, including kukicha tea, a favorite of mine.  I remember enjoying several kukicha teas that I had purchased for its roasted aroma drunk either very hot or as iced tea. It is a lovely fragrant tea, one of a smoky roast and good for you if one is to accept Ms. Bach’s claim.

Kukicha Tea (also known as twig tea), is made from the pruning of natural grown tea bushes, is an excellent substitute for ordinary black tea. It is soothing beverage known for its distinctive nutty taste. Kukicha tea aids digestion and has been sipped with meals for centuries.

———- 

more Book in Review:

Bespelling Jane Austen

Northanger Castleby Colleen Gleason

Bespelling Jane Austen

Bespelling Jane Austen

This is an anthology of a group of authors asked to select of their favorite Austen novel and re-invent of it into a vampire series or short tale/novella.

One of the short stories that I favor is title: Northanger Castle by Colleen Gleason

About:

Ms. Gleason grew up reading gothic novels—she enjoys the dark, brooding heroes who remains a mystery until the book’s ending. She likens her characters to that of Ms. Catherine Moorland, who sees stories everywhere, making up histories and gothic tales in her mind—and she (Ms. Gleason) as a writer does the same thing.

She selected Northanger Abbey as the Austen novel she wanted to work with, when asked to be part of this selected group of authors for Bespelling Jane Austen. Ms. Gleason had written a series of vampire hunters who lived during Austen’s time. So she took the history of the Gardella Vampire hunters and weave of them into a summer at Bath with a dramatic young woman. Caroline Merrill; who is a counterpart to Caroline Moorland, a young woman who likes to read gothic novels as Catherine Merrill did. And she sees of stories everywhere and in everyone. She is not always correct with assessment but she rise to the occasion never the less.

Tea mentioning:

“There had to be at least one scheming woman in Bath who was poisoning her innocent husband’s tea.”

“It is such a delight to have you sitting near me tonight,” Isobel gushed, leaning close enough that Caroline got a strong whiff of powder and tea rose.”

———-

I also took delight in one titled: A Little to Hex Her by Janet Mullany. This is based on Emma, who continues with her meddling as the witchy owner of a contemporary matchmaking business in.

Readers may recall of a previous one of Janet’s books’ title: Jane and the Damned

Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany

————-

Masterclass by Morris West

master Class by Morris West

One cold winter evening, while the night nurse was knitting at the fireside and he was seated on the settee cradling Pia in his arms, she reached up a tiny clawed hand to touch his cheek. Then as if the effort was too much, she gave a small sigh of weariness, turned her face to his breast and died. He carried her upstairs, watched the nurse settle her decently in the bed, called for the parish priest and him sat by the dying fire, lonelier than he had ever felt in his life. He had escaped her at last, as he had longed wished to do.

——

Max Mather’s plight, at the moment, was that he was in bondage to the Palombi household and perhaps now he could bargain for his freedom and passage to New York, the art capital. Well, for him it is America.

With Pia’s death and leaving him to select the painting of his choice he was free to leave and travel to New York as was his resolve.

The lost he felt upon her dying was described as such: “I feel as if locked in a vault and Pia has flown away.”

As true love can only be experienced in agony, in terrible wrenching at the heartstrings.

——

Tea mentioning:

“His liberty ended at eight o’clock on Sunday evening. Pia would be waiting for him, tired and fretful after the siege of relatives. He would share supper with her tea and English style sandwiches.”

————

I enjoy reading and discovering of things to do with teas. I hope readers enjoy all aspects of tea with Ainee as it is changing in ways that I had not expected but still seemingly of interest to some persons out there. Today, is a rainy downpour with some snow expected for the next day, and yes it is springtime in New England. A good cup of hot tea gets me through the day. No matter, let’s keep the warmth alive!

———————————

Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

http://www.sugimotousa.com/

http://theteaspot.com/

http://www.svtea.com/

http://www.dobrateame.com/

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea with Ainee –expounding on her study in Alternative Health Medicine

Tea with Ainee

tea-with-ainee-image2014

Teatime with ainee discusses this past year’s activities which included completing this Natural Health program of study done on line. And, a reading of the book: The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley, and instances or mentioning of having tea.

“A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.”
― Eric Micha’el Leventhal

What natural health and alternative medicine means to me: one is to adhere to things made (derived) of the earth and not chemicals manufactured in labs; yet they are needed as well. For me there must always be that cup of tea to fix what ails me; most of the time this works and when it does not I surrender to the drugs dispense before me.—Tea with Ainee

~~~~~

Natural Health and Alternative Medicine

Naturopathy favors a holistic approach with non-invasive treatment and … Lust had been schooled in hydrotherapy and other natural health practices, in as much they are not to be judged as finality

Natural Products

This group includes a variety of products, such as herbs (also known as botanicals), vitamins and minerals, and pro-biotics. They are widely marketed, readily available to consumers, and often sold as dietary supplements.

Regulation and licensing of alternative medicine and health care providers varies from practitioner or alternative or complementary or integrative or holistic medicine. It has a far larger meaning and mission in that it calls for restoration of focus of the mind and spiritual need.

Mind and Body Practices

Mind and body practices include a large and diverse group of procedures or techniques administered or taught by a trained practitioner or teacher. For example,

**Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.

**Massage therapy includes many different techniques in which practitioners manually manipulate the soft tissues of the body.

**Most meditation techniques, such as mindfulness meditation or transcendental meditation, involve ways in which a person learns to focus attention.

**Movement therapies include a broad range of Eastern and Western movement-based approaches; examples include Feldenkrais method, Alexander technique, Pilates, Rolfing Structural Integration, and Trager psychophysical integration.

**Relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation, are designed to produce the body’s natural relaxation response.

**Spinal manipulation is practiced by health care professionals such as chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, and some medical doctors. Practitioners perform spinal manipulation by using their hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a joint of the spine. The amount of force applied depends on the form of manipulation used.

**Tai chi and qi gong are practices from traditional Chinese medicine that combine specific movements or postures, coordinated breathing, and mental focus.

**The various styles of yoga used for health purposes typically combine physical postures or movement, breathing techniques, and meditation.

**Other examples of mind and body practices include healing touch and hypnotherapy.

——–

In all these two broad areas—natural products and mind and body practices-capture most complementary health approaches. And this is where the study that I completed end of year focused on; wellness and how to gain and keep optimum health. For my alternative health program many books were used and I wish to review and discuss a bit of the book title: Prescription for Dietary Wellness (Second Edition) by Phyllis A. Bach.

Prescription for Dietary Wellness by Phyllis Balch, CNC

The concepts presented in this book is for ridding of health disorders with the usage of powerful prescription foods that support health and cure disease are readily available to everyone. A diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, sea vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans and legumes, soybean products, and herbs pave the road to optimum health.

As individuals we are to take an active role in the maintenance of our health and to learn about nutrition. To realize that body (lifestyle), spirit (desire), and mind (belief) work together is the first step to better health and for staying healthy.

This book is a nutritional guidebook designed to show step by step method to attaining optimum health. I like how it arranged with recipes and how to and I have been able to put some of the recipes to practice for a while now.

This was easy to do because I was already familiar with some of the ideas presented and had been doing as such. I have used herbs for immunity in the past and to find sections of the book dedicated to immunity and the use of supplements seem to click with me. For example, I was already familiar with using Echinacea for boosting of the immune system and for fighting the flu or common colds.

Another one that I try to use adamantly is Aloe Vera which has been found to “turn on” the immune system and provides enzymes, vitamins and minerals the immune system needs to function properly.

It is a lifelong endeavor for maintaining a healthy diet. This I know very well as I have struggled with my weight and energy for all of my existence it seems like.   All of this is to be found in the book’s front pages really, the remainder is divided into recipes and meal menus depending on the lifestyle and diet choice: grains, phyto-nutrients, soybeans, tofu, fish (omega rich foods), soy foods, carbohydrates and lots more.

There is an Eternal Youth Law and if one can clearly adhere to this than living should very rewarding for living with healthy mind, body and spirit. Some of the Eternal Youth Laws are:

  1. Be aware that maintaining a healthy diet must be a lifelong endeavor.
  2. Chew your food well. The longer the better for better digestion.
  3. Do not eat heavy food upon rising or before retiring
  4. At only when you are hungry, then just when you re no longer hungry.
  5. Steam, broil, or bake foods, and cook vegetables very lightly—they should still be crunchy.
  6. Cleanse your system periodically by fasting with pure, fresh fruits juices.
  7. Take quality multivitamin and mineral supplement daily.
  8. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily.
  9. Exercise daily. Including walking, stretching, and enjoying fresh air and sunshine
  10. Maintain a positive state of mind and be grateful for who and where you are.

This is not a book to absorb at once or twice reading. I feel that it is something to reach for when needing guidance and information on what food to match or not match; what is good for me and all of this is definitive of a better lifestyle and state of wellness.

My diet is poor and I find myself returning to this book for consult and consolation. Where I fail is from bad habit forming and must develop better habits which will lead to good results.

I think that many would agree that a key terminology of late in the diction of heath care providers and nutritionist is the word: Wellness and it is synonymous with healthy—overall health.

I want to leave readers with this quote found in the appendix section: Dietary Prescriptions

“Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”—Thomas Szasz, M.D., psychiatrist and author

———-

Another Book in Review:

The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

The marble tombs that rise on high, whose vaulted arches lye, whose pillars swell with scupltur’d stones, arms, angels, epitaphs and bones, these (all poor remains of state adorn the rich, or praise the great; who while on earth in fame they live, are senseless of the fame they give.”—Thomas Parnell, A night-piece on death

The Dead in their Vaulted arches by alan bradley

I found this book at my town’s library display and I decided to take it home with me for a read. The book is a wonder for this reader in that it is about an eleven year old chemist and inspiring detective Flavia de luce who while with family at the train station is approached by a stranger who reveals to her cryptically a message and shortly after is crushed by the train as he was pushed onto the coming train by someone in the crowd. Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test, following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office—and making spectacular use of Harriet’s’ beloved Gipsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit—Flavia will do anything, even take the skies, to land a killer.

———

The book for me is laced with medical terminologies as well as defining poisonous traits/traces as found in Rhubarb and even water, if drunk quite a large amount in shortest of time. I am thinking H2O can be deadly; something newly to be scared about.

Tea mentioning’s that sparked my interest for the purpose of this blog. So, hap-stance on tea:

“Her majesty is demanding a cup of tea,” I told Mrs. Mullet. “If you’ll be so good as to make one, I’ll take it in to her myself,” “Of course”, said Mrs. Mullet. “You shall have it in two shakes of a dead lamb’s tail.”

“I put the teacup silently on the table and sat down in a bolt upright, attentive position with my knees together, my hands folded daintily on my lap, modeling my posture on Cynthia Richardson, the vicar’s wife.”

I liked many quips and punning used in this book; this one: Two shakes of a lamb’s tail (in particular)… “Mrs. Mullet always said “in two shakes of a dead lamb’s tail” when she was peeved but didn’t want to show it.  “A dead lamb’s tail is a way of saven em of without getting yourself into hot water. It means ‘kiss my chump’ without actually sayin so’, she had confided, but had now, obviously, forgotten she’d told me.”

————

Some Products:

Almased® Wellness Tea    http://www.almased.com/

Almased Wellness Tea

The Almased® Wellness Tea is the perfect complement to Almased®. This delicious loose leaf tea is a blend of select all-natural herbs, including whitethorn, elder blossom, marjoram, woodruff and celery. The tea is naturally caffeine free and promotes restfulness and sleep. It supports circulation, stimulates digestion and promotes detoxification by increasing kidney function. Try it for breakfast, in the evening or as an iced beverage anytime!

I have tried the Almased powdered drink and I would like to try of their wellness tea someday.

————————–

Reading is something that I have always done and I am happy that at times I can share my thoughts and readings within this blog. It truly is to be representative of my health and state of mind. A quest has led me here, now I am graying and frail unlike to when I had a humble dwelling and I could walk and walk and get back to it and report of my day and the energy found on some long road in Methuen, MA where this Teawithainee began. I lost plenty when I lost of the humble abode. I am trying to find my way again but not really. Today, the sky is gray with the occasional showers of springtime. Always, I think that with a good cup of hot tea is what is needed for a better morning, afternoon or evening and I implore all to fashion one accordingly. No matter, let’s keep the warmth alive!

———————————

Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

http://www.sugimotousa.com/

http://theteaspot.com/

http://www.svtea.com/

http://www.dobrateame.com/

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tea with Ainee with information on a Persimmon Tree Free Tea Giveaway

Tea with Ainee

tea-with-ainee-image2014

Teatime with ainee informing of this contest give away by Persimmon Tree.

“A Cup of Tea would restore my Normality.”—Douglas Adams

I receive many newsletters and at times I am please to be able to report of them. Good luck to those who will enter for this chance to win a Persimmon Tea Gift set!

Persimmon Tree

www.facebook.com/thepersimmontree

http://www.persimmontreetea.com/

The Persimmon Tree
Tea Gift Set Giveaway on Facebook

They would like to take the time to say thank you for supporting The Persimmon Tree. Their Facebook page is reaching a BIG milestone. They have a total of 2,000 likes on our Facebook Page!

In celebration, they are giving away a fabulous tea gift set to one incredibly lucky winner. And in order to participate in this giveaway, you must:
1. Like The Persimmon Tree on Facebook
2. Like and share this photo

Carpe Diem Persimmon Tree Free Tea Giveaway

That’s all you have to do. Remember, the giveaway will end on April 18th. Keep your eyes peeled, your fingers crossed, and your taste buds ready!

———————————–

Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tea with Ainee attended Worcester VegFest

Tea with Ainee

tea-with-ainee-image2014

Teatime with ainee attended Worcester VegFestival held at the DCU Center.

 “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”—Rainer Maria Rilke

 —————–

My ode to springtime in this prettiest of season. Today, is a very sunny day to take in a Vegan Fest in Worcester. In delighting of my senses I dressed accordingly in layers of cottons with floral prints; my idea of being that glorious bloom that spring seems to conjure and heady in scents as well.

Worcester VegFest  DCU Center

www.vegworcester.com

images of VegFest at the DCU Center life on the farm with Paul McCartney

images of VegFest at the DCU Center veganism is the next explosion image

Worcester VegFest cover sheet flier of event

The 5th Annual Worcester VegFest took place today at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. I was fortunate to have attended the event. There was food and lots of exhibitors and nicely arranged in the DCU building. What began as a small, niche event has become the largest food festival in the area.  Whether or not you are vegan, or vegetarian, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Worcester VegFest inside flap flier of event

Worcester VegFest is about promoting healthy, sustainable living. Being vegan is fun, healthy, easy and good for the environment and animals.

Worcester VegFest flier inside with bravebirds info on joining ————-

Attending this festival, I tried to take in what I could and took lots of pictures at first and then slowed down to really view some of the vendors and what they had to offer. I got to sit in on a lecture on Bodybuilding & Fitness. The lecturer was Robert Cheeke. He is an author as well as a bodybuilder. He is the best selling author of the book Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness. As a two-time natural bodybuilding champion, Robert is considered one of VegNews magazine’s most influential Vegan Athletes. He is an all around world athlete who contributes to Health & Fitness Magazine.

images of VegFest at the DCU Center speaker Robert Cheeke bodybuilder

I should note here that this was of interest to my husband more than I. He drove us to the DCU Center and had to pay for parking nearby. Anyhow, this was an interesting lecture from this entrepreneur and multi-sport athlete Robert Cheeke.

 

images of VegFest at the DCU Center robert cheeke with his book on bodybuilding

images of VegFest at the DCU Center robert cheeke wi bodybuilding fitness magazine

————

Some tables visited were:

Green Hair Co.

An organic Salon and Spa dedicated to your well being. Offering Organic hair color and styling products; all natural manicures & pedicures. Soy facial wax, mineral and airbrush makeup, wedding parties and special events.  Visit them at www.GreenHaircompany.com

images of VegFest at the DCU Center green hair co table I frightened th woman with my sight

————-

Enjoy Holistic Healing

Sacred and Nurturing Bodywork for Central Massachusetts Worcester Country…with Joy Clarkson, AS, Licensed Massage Therapist, Energy worker, Sound Healer; Email her at www.enjoyholistichealing@yahoo.com; website: http://enjoyholistichealing.blogspot.com

images of VegFest at the DCU Center enjoy holistic Healing vendors

images of VegFest at the DCU Center pure juz vendor's

images of VegFest at the DCU Center cooking demo

images of VegFest at the DCU Center EcoCentric Salon & Spa images of VegFest at the DCU Center community supported organic food table images of VegFest at the DCU Center arbonne representative at table images of VegFest at the DCU Center living earth images of VegFest at the DCU Center neal's yard remedies vendors images of VegFest at the DCU Center paris Cafe seen upon entering

images of VegFest at the DCU Center Late July chips table display images of VegFest at the DCU Center gnomestead press images of VegFest at the DCU Center the farm truck with chai tea n smoothies

images of VegFest at the DCU Center Troy Cloth & Paper tea for two sign logo

———————————

Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea with Ainee — Hap stance in tea wisdom!

Tea with Ainee

tea-with-ainee-image2014

Teatime with ainee discusses The Art of Tea from the lenses of a Freer| Sackler newsletter. Dobrá Tea’s 3 year Anniversary.  And, a reading of the book: The Devil’s Advocate, finding some mentioning of having or serving of tea.

Sweet spring ushers in a refreshing change of scenery, bloom by glorious bloom. It sparks the urge to stroll through the garden and bring indoors armfuls of fresh, fragrant flowers for bouquets that infuse room with the seasons’ jubilant spirit.”—Victoria Magazine

~~~~~

Freer | Sackler

The Smithsonian’s Museums of Aisan Art

http://asia.si.edu/

CHIGUSA AND THE ART OF TEA

Japanese collectors have long engaged with objects through the practice of formalized tea presentation called chanoyu. Within the compact and focused setting of the tearoom, they singled out exceptional works through use, scrutiny, and discussion. They gave added distinction to stellar tea-leaf storage jars—utensils of imposing scale and presence—by awarding them personal names and adorning them with precious textiles.

This powerful process of seeing and naming created the tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa. It transformed an imported Chinese jar from a practical container into a vessel worthy of display, ornament, and contemplation, although its practicality did not cease to be important. Remarkably, diaries kept by sixteenth-century tea participants record in great detail exactly what they admired when viewing Chigusa. The diaries allow us to see the jar through the eyes of these tea men.

Whip and spoon for preparing Matcha ceremonial tea

To celebrate Chigusa and the Art of Tea, the Sackler shop features this handsome oribe-style chawan tea bowl. This is the perfect way to make and enjoy matcha tea. Both the whip and spoon are available for purchase. Visit the shop on-line or call 202-633-0503 to purchase. $40 + shipping and handling. Member discount.

———-

Dobrá Tea  http://www.dobrateame.com/

25% discount from Dobra Tea

Dobrá Tea is a Bohemian-style tearoom serving of Portland, Maine for three years now. For their anniversary they asked that we join them and receive 25% off Food & Tea M-F through Apr 10. And select teas are 25% off!  They sell over 100 varieties of quality loose-leaf teas, herbals, desserts and light fare.

—————–

Simpson & Vail Tea offering quality teas and coffees since 1929

http://www.svtea.com/

2014 CT Specialty Food Product Awards Announced that Simpson & Vail Tea were chosen in 2 categories. as viewed in this released newsletter.  Well done!

Simpson and Vail placing sheet Specialty Food Product Awards

————————–

Vanderbilt Service Miniature Tea Set

Vanderbilt Service Miniature Tea set

This lovely reproduction miniature tea set of dark turquoise porcelain circa 1888 is found in the Biltmore House and was once enjoyed by the Vanderbilt family. The china is a revival of rococo style denoted by its swooping, curving design and sumptuous use of gilding and rich color.

This miniature tea set is part of a series of pieces carrying the same design motif. The set contains eight pieces including a teapot, two tea cups, two saucers, sugar bowl, creamer, and a serving tray. Measures: 3 1/4″ H x 9″ W x 7″ D. Not recommended for dishwasher or microwave use.  For more information visit website: http://shop.biltmore.com/browse.cfm/4,665.html

———

A Book with tea mentioning:

The Devil’s Advocate by Morris L. West

The Devil's Advocate Morris West

Synopsis:

The story of an English priest (Monsignor Blaise Meredith) who is chosen by the Vatican to act as Devil’s Advocate, to find evidence against the canonisation of a Southern Italian (Giacomo Nerone), focus of an unofficial cult.

In response to a formal petition to Rome, Monsignor Blaise Meredith, as Devil’s Advocate, went south to assemble the facts (of the death of Giacomo Nerone and the son he fathered Paolo with Nina Sanduzzi). But it was the present more than the past that had to be conquered before he could ferret out the strange truth—part of it inspiring in its revelation of goodness and kindness, part of it terrifying in its disclosure of lust and evil. Finally, tested against the rigorous standards of the Church, the truth stands free—a truth that alters every vital character.”

————

Tea mentioning

“Time to go. Time for Monsignor Blaise Meredith to pack his troubled thoughts and compose his thin features into a courteous smile for the Administrator’s tea at Westminster.”

“When they met for tea in the afternoon, Nicholas Black was quick to notice her ill-temper, and subtle enough to suggest an immediate remedy.”

“We preach love and fidelity, as if these were teacup tales—and not bodies writhing on a bed and hot words in dark places, and souls tormented by loneliness and driven to the momentary communion of  a kiss.”

——–

There has been mention of having tea or taking tea when reading of late. I mean I stumble on this without there being something that I am aiming for. I need not always have a reason for selecting the books I read other than that they seem of interest. This was a good read, at times challenging of the concept laid out before the reader. I mean to say that one should be of strong mind to undertake such a reading. I wish simply to read with no meaning or apprehensive comprehension. Is that possible?

~~~~~~~~~~~

Reading a good book, while spending of time in the library. This hermitage does spend many a days at the library and I find it a good place to take solace and to resolve of my writing when I am not able to do it at home. I continue to implore of readers of this blog to visit often and find out what I have been doing. The days were cold; yet at times they are warmed perhaps hurling us into spring or something similar. If a good hot cup of tea is what is needed for a better morning, afternoon or evening then fashion of one accordingly. No matter, let’s keep the warmth alive!

———————————

Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

http://www.sugimotousa.com/

http://theteaspot.com/

http://www.svtea.com/

http://www.dobrateame.com/

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea with Ainee Pure Juz’s drinks are filled with vitamins & minerals.

Tea with Ainee

tea-with-ainee-image2014

Teatime with ainee during a visit with Pure Juz

“Passion is what adds so much value to life. And if you think about the things that you do, there’s so much juice potential for them if you do it.”—Mario Batalli

Pure Juz is deliciously healthy and good for you!

Pure Juz logo at inside of shop

They are a locally owned juice bar committed to providing their community with the freshest fruits & vegetable juice blends possible.

They offer wellness Wednesdays where you can retrieve a one day cleanse kit of 5 Juices for $30. One can sign up in the store or message them on www.Facebook.com/purejuz

Pure Juz write up in The Pulse Mag Highland Worcester MA

I was reminded of Pure Juz from this article found in The Pulse Magazine (www.thepulsemag.com) last month and I finally got to walk down Highland Street and paid them a visit. I purchased of their Autumn Refresher which is an antioxidant-aphrodisiac-stress reliever and constipation supposedly. The drink was very good. It has a zesty zing to it. I sip and sip of it while walking back to the Central Hub in Worcester. It was raining and I did not care. It was simply me with my cup of Pure Juz. Thank you to the folks at Pure Juz for all the goodness, good stuff and filled with wonderful energy in the cup. Price seems well worth it.  I only wished that I had looked harder in my bag for the article that brought me there as it had offered 5% off purchase with this ad.

Pure Juz 5% purchase with this ad signage in The Pulse Mag

“Pure Juz offers a healthy delicious alternative by Benjamin McNeil”

Pure Juz is one of Worcester’s small, hidden gems. When you enter the shop you are greeted by a knowledgeable server juicing up some supercharged concoction. Fruits and vegetables: Kale, carrots, spinach, apples and a mountain of other ingredients. —The majority of which are locally sourced from farms throughout Worcester County.

I was able to take these pictures of their Healing Properties recipe board where it lists the drink that I tried and several others: Autumn Refresher, Orange Boost, and Pineapple Madness (just to name of a few) which is a detoxifier that treats cold-fever- helps to stimulates digestion- gallbladder-liver and lowers cholesterol. All the drinks are full of vitamins & Minerals.

front inside shop view Pure Juz inside menu board Fruits Vegs other juices menu board healing board menu more views Healing properties menu board Healing properties menu

~~~~~~~~~~~

I was most pleased with myself for finally pushing me to make that walk to their shop and thankful that I had some money to purchase one of their drinks. It was raining and I did not mind. I leap with always many retreating steps and never any hope for moving forward. I am saying thanks for making such wonderful juices for the community. Today was cold and rainy, and more rain to come as it is spring with the hope for brighter and hotter days ahead. A good hot cup of tea (Tea Forte, Guayaki Tea are some brands they have in stock) or one of their healing juices is what is needed for a better morning, afternoon and evening. Keep the warmth alive!

———————————

Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea with Ainee viewing of Stash Tea Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog

Tea with Ainee

tea-with-ainee-image2014Teatime with ainee viewing of Stash Tea Company Catalog—there is to escape of the heat with a refreshing iced tea!

“There is no un-opportune moment for drinking of tea. One is simply to make time.”—Idleness!

STASH Tea  www.stashtea.com/

Stash Tea is offering their popular B&B promotion where one receives a free night at an Inn. Participating Inns can be viewed by visiting www.stashtea.com/info/bb

Visit this URL to view the guide: http://issuu.com/stashteacompany/docs/b_b_guide.new.2013/3?e=5125747/4079578

I viewed of STASH Tea while living in Washington State. They had these large markets house in a warehouse style shopping name Winco (http://wincofoods.com/) and we would shop there at times to save money. One had to do their own bagging of their groceries or bring boxes and such.

Most items if not on shelves were stored in large crate barrels and STASH Tea had several barrels of filled with individual packaged teas. I remember finding their Moroccan Mint tea there and later finding their boxed teas on shelves.

I have kept in touch with them when I joined their mailing list and I continue to receive of their newsletter and catalogs in the mail. This current one depicts a tray of icy lemonade iced tea, or such is the image on the front cover.

spring summer 2014 catalog

Brewing basics: at Stash Tea, their passion for quality teas is unmatched. They source their premier tea gardens, sampling hundreds of teas but selecting only a handful for their customers. They search for unique, often rare—and above all, exceptional –teas to share with you. For their herbal and flavored blends, they buy whole herbs and prices from the world’s best sources and, for superior flavor, mill them right before blending.

STASH Tea offer samples with each purchase that one makes. And one of their better offers is a Year of Stash Teas Sampler…offering 520 tea bags. Includes green, herbal, black, oolong, decaf, flavored and white teas. I think this would be a wonderful way to come to know of them.

A year of Stash Teas Sampler

————

Tiny Teatime

Alice in Wonderland Child's Tea setIt offers an assortment of miniature tea set; the likes of Apple Blossom Breakfast Tea Set, Beatrix Potter Child’s Tea Set, and the Alice in Wonderland Child’s Tea Set which is made of heirloom quality and made in Germany by Reutter Porcelain. A treasure to be had, I think.

———

Fancy a cup?

blue rose toile teapot and servingThis section offers fine tea set that one could collect and I continue to build on my wish listing of things: Blue Rose Tea Set made of porcelain, and their Pink Vine Collection, Green Vintage Rose Tea Set, Cherry Blossom Collection are on this wish list of mine. Take delight and order one of each, is my suggestion.

Some other favorite sections of this catalog is the Japanese Teaware which are elegant and expertly crafted teaware that they have hand picked for us. They can be enjoyed with their Japanese green teas: Apple Green, Genmai-Cha, Gyokuro, Mint Green, and their Sencha tea, described as fresh, flowery taste, and it is the tea most favored in Japanese homes.

Sencha Green Tea Stash Tea

———–

Chanakara inspired by the 7 chakras

About the Chakras:

Each Chakra, or hub of energy, is associated with particular color, element, area of body, and inner taste. Example if you want Strength and Power go for the Vanilla Honeybush; Love and Harmony seek their Melon & Green Tea; I am aiming for their White Lotus for Meditation & Wisdom.

White Lotus Meditation and wisdom Stash tea

———–

In all there is much to be enjoyed within this catalog alone. And those who have the earnings can take delight in their pricing for some of the best teas brought to you by the folks at Stash Tea in Portland Oregon.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tea with Ainee, enjoyed a cup of Specialty Green tea from Trader Joe’s (steepster.com/teas/trader-joes/26519-green-tea-specialty-teas) while perusing of this spring/summer catalog. I implore all, to keep the warmth alive!

 ———————————

Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment