Tea with Ainee
Teatime with ainee reads of a new tea company that specializes in Matcha tea: PanateaGreen.
“If all you do is good, but good doesn’t seem to come your way, you may wonder if your Karma is broken. It’s not. Everything you do will come back to you, one way or another; it all comes back; unfortunately.”—
Teatime with Ainee continues to be here, at times, even when I no longer wish to post. I took a long walk today and it felt good to be outside and breathe of the fresh air. I came inside and thought to submit this post compiled weeks ago. I frequent libraries daily and unhappy for being there; as my surroundings while at the libraries upsets me. I guess I am saying that I don’t like librarians and nor do they like me; why should I care?
The time spent while not blogging have afforded me more time to submit to employment searching and I have had interviews more than I care for. No success as yet.
I have registered to walk for two of my favorite charities (if one were to believe me)I signed up to fund raise and to walk for Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger and for AIDS Action Committee’s AIDS Walk and I hope to reach the goals and to have a good walk. I don’t see either happening with all of this snow around; as lovely it is to look at. I have not been getting good reception with my email query for donations to my walks; I am ignored or folks will support another walker or team. If I reached the goals I set for myself, I am happy, if not I am still glad that I tried.
Another thing that I am doing again is another home study and this time it’s to do with beauty and the industry at large. I am thinking that I might make a good receptionist at a well-known cosmetic firm or a beauty shop.
Years ago I used to frequent a Reiki shop that was also a hair salon and cosmeticians. They carried this Guinot brand and I recently began to frequent this shop, Complexions Skincare in Leominster that also carries the Guinot brand. Anyhow, during my course of study at home, I found the company Guinot included in my reading as being among the top brands that salons carry. This is because it is a leading brand that beauty salons prefer to use in their shop. Guinot’s emphasis is on products for skin care and salon treatments. It offers a range of products typically used for facials and after-treatments, including cleansers, toners, exfoliate, moisturizers, serums, masks, and eye care creams. So it is not wonder that Complexions Skincare is so good and I am happy to have been able to have my facial needs met there. The shop is own by a Kate and she can be reached at her website: visit Complexions website at www.complexionsbykate.com; or by email at: Complexionsbykate@verizon.net
When I found her shop and visited, I took notice that she carried the Guinot brand and I made mentioned to being familiar with this; not knowing that I would be studying and finding among my readings the very mention of Guinot. Mere chanced coincidence is what I am concluding. I do receive Complexions by Kate newsletter as this is filled with her new treatments for each month; they are bit costly for a person with no income, but something worth reading about just the same.
One last thing to make mention and I will get back to discussing of some tea facts. I did join a neighborhood fitness center (Eastman Fitness) and I had been going there daily but then I became sick with a horrible cold and had to stay away for fear of not infecting folks with my cold; also I am easily bothered and did not wish to be there any longer. I am able to visit this neighborhood fitness center monthly and so I may return and use of their facility. The last I was there I found they carried this Isopure Protein Drink for after a vigorous work out and I purchased two; one was a green tea and the other was one a zero calorie protein drink. I am sorry to say that when I did finally subject myself to drinking of the Isopure Green tea, I did not like it because it was to sweet and the taste lingered or such. It was made of artificial lemon tea with 40 grams of 100% whey protein isolate; ingredients: filtered water, ion exchange whey (milk) protein isolate, green tea powder, natural flavor, sucralose, phosphoric acid, polysorbate 80.
Isopure is distributed by Natures Best
Hauppauge, NY 11788 www.theisopurecompany.com
I don’t need to go into all of this detail to say that I did not like the drink. I did purchase a protein shake, as a reward, for the many hours of working out that day and that was very good. It was made for me as I selected of these drinks from the cooler and I paid for my purchases and left with my protein shake and sipped all the way back to where I was heading, which was the library. You can’t have food in there, so I was happy to finish of my shake in time when I reached the library and tossed the cup in their waste bin.
These are some of the activities that I have been afforded to include in my life and at most times they are satisfactory and I am blessed for these experiences. I am only sorry for not having employment and income.
I found of this Panatea Green Matcha Tea Company while reading the February issue of Self Magazine.
PanateaGreen http://panateagreen.com/ http://panateagreen.com/blog/
PANATEA is owned by Jessica Lloyd & David Mandelbaum; Founded in 2014, PANATEA is a matcha brand for today’s next generation of tea consumers. As partners in business and life, they believe that successful businesses not only fill a demand or void within the marketplace, but also fulfill the passion, belief and personal commitment of their founders. Matcha has changed their world, and now they are on a journey to change the world of matcha–creating a modern and approachable offering for an ancient ceremonial delicacy.
I am happy to have found of their Matcha products. I like all things matcha and green tea. Anyhow it is something to keep abreast of, is all.
Townsend Tea www.townshendstea.com/ http://www.townshendstea.com/wholesale.html
Townshend’s Tea Unveils a New Line of Spirits Distilled from Tea
After tackling bubble tea, chai, and kombucha, a local outfit unveils the world’s first tea-based spirits.
Townshend’s Tea might not be 21 yet, but it’s already getting boozy. After earning a devoted local following with signature blends, herbalist-crafted infusions, and customizable bubble teas, the company got into the fermentation game with Brew Dr. Kombucha, a bold, effervescent cousin to its tea for the Portland palate. Now, founder Matt Thomas annexes a new herbal frontier: hard spirits distilled from his fermented teas.
“We have a mission of doing everything we can possibly do with tea,” explains Thomas. “I realized that I was fermenting so much tea to make kombucha that it must be possible to continue the process to get more alcohol out of it.”
The new collection, distilled in Townshend’s custom still in Southeast Portland and available this month, is anchored by three amber-hued spirits—Sweet Tea, Spice Tea, and Smoke Tea—made by steeping double-distilled versions of Townshend’s signature tea blends with Northwest honey and spices. Rounding out the collection are vibrant vodkas distilled from green tea and herbal botanicals, a dry gin crafted from Silver Tip Jasmine tea and Rose Peony white tea with lavender and juniper, a Portland-style fernet made with Douglas fir tips, a bitter Alpine liqueur, and a caraway-forward aquavit.
——————–This Is What A Cup Of Tea Looks Like In 22 Different Countries
How do you take it? by Chelsea Pippin
I am only listing of a few as one can visit of this site to see and read the full list. http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseypippin/22-cups-of-tea-from-around-the-world?fb_action_ids=10202459666092018&fb_action_types=og.shares#.igXPvKY2
Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan using finely ground, high-quality green tea leaves. It’s traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies.
India has a rich and diverse tea history, with traditional masala chai tea being served through South Asia for thousands of years before the tea industry exploded during the British colonial era. Pictured above is the white leaf Darjeeling tea, which grows wild in India.
Black tea in the UK can be served on its own or with milk and/or sugar and is taken several times a day. Aim for a golden colour when pouring you milk, and for the love of god, brew the tea first.
Turkish coffee may be the country’s most famous warm drink, but cay tea is its most popular, served with every meal, and often in between. The black tea doesn’t take milk, but can be served with or without sugar and is usually brewed in a really confusing two-chamber pot.
Pearl milk tea, aka bubble tea, has become a worldwide phenomenon, but it has its roots in Taiwan. It can be served hot or cold, and typically over tapioca pearls cooked in sugar syrup. Basically once you’ve had bubble tea, you’ll never need a Frappuccino again. Use this recipe to make your own.
Sweet iced tea is the lifeblood of the American South. Usually made using strong-brewed Lipton tea and sugar, you can add lemon, or a pinch of baking soda for smoothness. Try out some variations on the classic with these recipes.
For a cup of Russian tea, several types of black leaves are brewed separately and then mixed in the cup. Like Turkey, Russia traditionally uses a multi-chamber pot, called a samovar, with a chamber for water and a chamber for brewing the tea.
Chai isn’t exclusive to India. Spicy and creamy masala chai is a favourite for Pakistani afternoon tea, and you can use basic English breakfast tea as a base.
Cha yen is Thailand’s take on iced milk tea, and it combines condensed milk and brewed Thai Tea Mix.
The Chinese love their tea, and drink a wide range of flavours and colours. Pictured is yellow leaf pu-erh tea, which is packaged in bricks or balls, crumbled into the cup, and steeped in hot water.
In Qatar, strong milky tea called karak chai is a nationwide favourite. Black tea leaves are boiled in water, mixed with milk and evaporated sugar, and boiled a second time.
Mauritania’s version of the popular north African mint green tea has a specific serving ritual. Drinkers take three cups each, increasing the sweetness of every new cup, so you start bitter and end sweet.
Malaysia has perfected the tea needed for all deserts and snacks. Teh tarik is frothed black tea, sugar, and milk served cold. The creamy treat is just right for after a meal or a mid-day treat.
Teawithainee has been very sick of late with this terrible weather and having this horrible cold; more than two weeks now and I continue to cough and cough. What has help me is a hot cup of tea and of late the tea brand of choice is Celestial Seasoning as the prices are 2 for $5 at the grocery stores. So I have been enjoying of their Green tea with lemon and honey and more specifically, I purchased their Sleepytime Decaf Green Tea with Lemon and Jasmine with excellent antioxidant which provides a good source of vitamin C per serving. I don’t always know how to cure what is ailing me since I am easily bothered and I allow myself to suspend all of my activities for fear of living. I mean I alienate myself from the world because I am afraid or I live in shame for being weak and not able to fend of the demons that continues to claw at my being. Despite it all, today I was able to take a long walk and as a result for having had a good walk; it led me here to submit of this blog. It is warmth and shelter that we all seek at times of hardship, so let us keep the warmth alive with a good cup of tea!
Happy teas to all and thank you for reading!