Thursday, July 30, 2009
Show and Tell Friday
Well it is hard to believe that it is already Friday, where did the week go? Thanks again to Kelli for hosting the Show and Tell Friday.
Our Family would like to share with you this week Tea Time and Primula the Flowering Tea.
In the Watts Home we love tea. I grew up in Canada with very cold winters. Tea and cookies are always a pleasant reminder of coming in out of the cold, warming up and sharing that special time with my family in the afternoons. As a child it seemed like time stood still, while you sat back and sipped some tea.
Anna baked us some yummy gluten free chocolate chip cookies!
We also found a new little table this week on clearance for a ridiculous price it probably cost less than our tea and cookies lol! We do not have a coffee table so it was so nice to find a cute small table that we can pull out when needed to set our tea cups on! And it is just the right size for the Watts Family!
This week we also tried out a whole new Tea Experience. It is called the Primula Flowering Tea. It is basically a tea pod that is hand sewn and when hot water is poured over it, the pod opens up and blooms into a beautiful flower. If you would like to read more about it you can check it out on the Primula Website.
This week we tried out the wildflower tea and enjoyed a dab of clover honey in it as well. The Wildflower tea has Green Tea , Jasmine Flower , and Globe Amaranth Flower in it. And it was absolutely fabulous. I did not expect it to taste so fresh. It tasted as if someone had thrown a bunch of wildflowers into my teapot, and the smell was amazing as well.
We put the flower pod into the teapot and the children were all crowded around waiting to see what happened!
We just happened to have some classical music playing and the pod danced and spun around in the teapot as it gently opened and bloomed into a flower! Who knew tea could be so exciting!
Now if you would like to know the health benefits of such a lovely tea
Jasmine Flower : Jasminum Sambac Brightens eyes, nourishes and moistens skin, improves skin tone, improves sleep, soothing to the stomach.
Green Tea : Contains antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, reduces oxidative damage that slows cancer cells, quickens metabolism, prevents heart disease.
Globe amaranth Flower : Globe amaranth Nourishes skin, helps regulate menstruation, soothes asthma and reduces phlegm. believed to help reduce blood pressure., contains vitamin C,E.
We hope you enjoyed sharing our tea time this week with us and we hope you have a very blessed weekend filled with good health, faith, hope, love, peace, grace and maybe even a spot of tea.
"For God rewards the greatness of love that prompts a man, rather than the greatness of his achievement." Thomas a Kempis
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away
1 Corinthians 13:4-8