Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Cheer Tea !

  

Holiday Cheer Tea

~Bringing Good Cheer to all~

*Limited- Seasonal Tea *

 With a twinkle in his eye and a sparkle in his heart the Merry Little Elf rings in the magic of the season with a cup of Holiday Cheer!

Holiday Cheer Tea© comes bearing the gift's of Peppermint - cool as the glistening snow,  with the ancient roots of Sarsaparilla, Cinnamon, Clove and Ginger to warm the Hearth of your Heart, the chocolaty rich notes of Cacao, sweet and fruity notes of Tibetan Goji Berries, a bit of zest of Orange Peel, the treasured spices of Nutmeg and Cardamom, tied all together with the sweetness of Vanilla Bean and Honey!

                *Click here to order*

 

Art by Donna D'Orio

 

 

Introducing our NEW Holiday Cheer Bath Salt!


Holiday Cheer Bath Salt

Introducing our NEW Holiday Cheer Bath Blend!

Celebrate your holiday season with this warm and cozy, intoxicating bath blend that will envelope you in the rich and fragrant notes of Coco, Vanilla, Rose, Orange,
Cardamom and Nutmeg perfectly blended with Organic Buttermilk & Honey for a silky lustrous bath. Soak yourself in this dreamy bath filled with aromatic essential oils reminiscent of the holiday season.

http://loveandtea.com/products/holiday-cheer-bath-salt

Since ancient times, the ritual of bath has served to purify, relax and rejuvenate, and restore one's balance. Step into the bliss of the Holiday Cheer Bath Salt~



Healing Benefits of the Holiday Cheer Bath Blend~

* Himalayan Pink Salt is hand harvested from a protected source deep within the remote Himalayas. Having formed over the last 250 million years, it is the purest salt in the world
The gorgeous pink color originates from the high mineral content of essential minerals, our bodies require for well being.  These key minerals are said to restore the natural alkaline balance. Salt is essential to life, humans carry a replica of the ancient ocean in our blood.

* Epsom Salt- High in Magnesium, it has an important role in the healthy functioning of the body, including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and preventing artery hardening. Sulfates are important for the absorption of nutrients, to flush toxins and ease migraine headaches.
When Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin, it draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles.  Epsom salts also help to dispel negative energy and leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized.


*Buttermilk is a natural moisturize that also softens the skin.
Cleopatra Queen of Egypt, was known and remembered for her radiant beauty, she claimed that her herb and milk baths were responsible for her radiance.

 * Honey-A natural moisturizer, packed with antioxidants. Honey leaves skin silky and lustrous.

* Aromatic characteristics of the essential oils:  
 Releasing and opening emotional blocks to bring about balance, creating a feeling of protection & courage, promoting a restful sleep and peaceful dreams, relives mental fatigue, improves digestion, influencing physical energy,  increasing compassion and love.
 These essential oils are said to invoke peace, bring happiness to the mind & body and increase joy to the heart.  

Step into the bliss of the Holiday Cheer Bath Salt!

                                  *Click here to order *

                   

Get your Holiday Cheer Tea here,

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Giving Gratitude

Giving Gratitude~ A weekly post on Gratitude.



Pausing to reflect upon what I am Grateful for this week:




*  Peace & serenity a snowfall brings

*  My pumpkin spice candle

* A drawing made by my 4 year old

* Homemade hot orange mochas

* A handwritten card from a dear friend, thank you Alicia!

* Recharging myself with this  ....a feeling of pure bliss- warm and coziness to ease my utter exhaustion

* A  DREAM come true......receiving my color energy practitioner training manual

* And my own mother



Giving Gratitude~ A weekly post on Gratitude

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall Tea Sale Extended!










Due to many requests, we are happy to extended our fall tea sale!  Stock up now, for the holiday gift giving season~

*Please note: Coupon codes will be disabled during this fall sale-Sale is limited to TEA only. (Sale excludes- tea cups, infusers, bath products and infused honey)

                                        Sale extended thru Nov. 18th



*Click here to view our entire tea collection*



Coming Soon; our Holiday Cheer Tea &  New Holiday Cheer Bath Blend !

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Last day- for our fall Sale!






 Last day to get in on our Fall Tea Sale!
Sale ends Tonight @ Midnight EST

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Tea SALE!!!!



"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
-   Stanley Horowitz




We are pleased to announce our fall tea sale!

Stock up on all your favorite teas! Sale is limited- so stock up and save now!

All teas are specially priced at $7.49 each / Reg. $8.90 each
                              30 Servings of tea per container!

Order your Handcrafted, Premium, Full-Leaf, Organic Teas now and SAVE!

                                 Click here to explore our entire collection

                                     Sale effective Oct. 26 - Nov. 1st  
                                            1 week only!!!!!!



*Coupon codes will be disabled during this fall sale-
*Sale is limited to TEA only. (Sale excludes- tea cups, infusers, bath products and infused honey)





~ Celebrate the art ~

Love & Tea is a celebration of the ancient craft and art of tea making . . . it is a celebration of the arts.

Click below to view the artists pages- where inspirations of art come to life for our tea labels:
 
www.jlashuaart.com

 
www.donnadorioart.com 







 
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Ancient Ways~ Ancient Tea + Giveaway!

The weather here in Vermont has shifted, ever so slightly, turning from the last days of summer that slip into fall- daylight becoming shorter, cool mornings rise and chilly nights have crept in. Tea is brimming full!


Come celebrate a remarkable tea, Ancient Forest.....




Within the mountains in Yunnan, China lies a very ancient tea forest-

One of the most extraordinary ancient tea plantations in the world-with tea trees spreading out to cover over 11,000 acres of mountains.  The ancient tea forest of this high mountain range is located at approximately 5,000 feet above sea level and is enshrouded in mist.

According to history, tea cultivation in this area began over 1,300 years ago. Experts have verified that most of these ancient tea trees are between 800 to 1,200 years old. It is the largest ancient tea plantation ever found in China that is still producing tea today. The tea trees in the soil rich forests have never been fertilized, sprayed with chemicals, or watered. They have been extolled as a "Natural Tea History Museum." The teas that are produced from here are true quality organic products. With its scientific and cultural heritage, it is certainly the most precious tea aspect of culture in the world.

Unique Tea Harvesting and Processing~

Picking leaves from the thousand-year-old tea trees, is an arduous process. The girls who pick the leaves must climb huge, tall trees to harvest the new buds. It is dangerous and usually the buds are not plentiful. Tea produced in this region is made using traditional methods with little variation.


Unique Characteristics and properties of this tea~

Unlike the tea harvested from tea shrubs these days, teas grown in this region are categorized in the tree family. They grow in a balanced eco-system without the use of synthetic fertilizers and chemicals. Tea made from the buds of these thousand-year-old tea trees has a special flavor that beguiles. It carries a slight sweetness that is rarely found in other teas. One sip of this miraculous organic tea will leave your mouth filled with an unforgettable aroma and the feeling that life is as everlasting as that of the thousand-year-old tea tree…

According to recent health studies, tea from these ancient tea trees contains higher levels of polyphenol (catechin/flavanoid, flavones, anthocyanin and phenolic acids) than regular bush teas. It also contains Germanium, which are not normally found in cultivated tea plants.

Tea polyphenol have shown remarkable effects on anti-oxidation, bacterial inhibition, anti-radiation, prevention of carcinogen formation, reduction of blood-lipid, removal of free radicals, and deodoring.

Germanium has long been known for its use in clinical trials and has been reported to have therapeutic health effects in prevention of many diseases, including cancer and arthritis.


Celebrate this tea and a enter to win !!

 ~Ancient Forest is a black tea, contains caffeine ~

To enter- visit the Love & Tea Facebook Fan Page, leave a comment and telling us what most appeals to you about this Ancient Forest tea. Comments will close on Aug. 30th...   The winner will be randomly selected.

Cheers!

www.loveandtea.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cherish

 As I sit here and write this post, holding my youngest on my lap,  I am cherishing moments I spend with my family. This week I have been taking more time then usual to enjoy the simple, magical gifts of life: savoring cup of tea,  honoring visits from a ruby throat- ted  hummingbird, savoring a hug from my little ones and watching the graceful dance of the dragonfly's.

I've also been holding my children a little closer and making moments last a little longer, cherishing our time together.

All week I have not been able to stop thinking & praying for a little child for whom I never met, but feel a heart connection to, from simply being a mother.
My thoughts and prayers go out to my friend,  Lucy and her family @ Happy Womb, who almost lost her little one, this past week. Here is her blog; http://www.dreamingaloud.net/2012/08/almost.html

I'm pleased to announce my guest blog feature, "Nourishing The New Mama" @ the Happy Womb, please stop by and say hello http://thehappywomb.com/nourishing-the-new-mama-healing-foods-herbs/


Tonight I will make some quiet space to sit, sip tea and light a candle to cherish and set my intentions for tomorrows New Moon.






Monday, July 30, 2012

Win a White Tea; Last day to enter!!!!!

Last Day to enter, Tea Giveaway!!!!!

Want to win?? One lucky fan, will win a White Peony Tea. To enter go to our Facebook fan page;http://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Tea/153226064491
leave a comment below on our FB post telling us what particular health benefit of white tea strikes you the most. We will draw a winner (randomly) on Tuesday, July 30th.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

White Tea~ Learn the Health Benefits of White Tea!

 Organic White Peony Tea
 What is White Tea?

 White tea  is delicate, light refreshing tea is harvested from the Fijian province of China.

White tea  is the delicate buds and leafs that are allowed to be sun-ripened, a unique characteristic of white tea.  This tea may also be known as "white cloud tea", originally grown by Buddhist monks. 
Fine, silvery hairs develop on the tea leaf thus called "white tea".

Besides it's remarkable taste, white tea has some amazing health benefits.

Rich in antioxidants

There is no tea with a stronger concentration of antioxidants than white tea. Antioxidants are  naturally occurring chemical compounds that absorb and destroy other compounds known as free radicals. Free radicals break down the cells of the body, and are among the underlying source of many serious diseases and ailments, including heart disease and cancer. Even physical aging has been linked to the activities of free radicals. Antioxidants absorb, weaken and neutralize free radicals continuously. Maintaining a steady supply of strong antioxidants into the body is a important step in the direction of maintaining good health, along with ability to slow down physical aging.

White Tea and a Balanced Immune System

White tea is said to contain antibacterial and antiviral properties.  One of the single most important health benefits of white tea is, its natural anti-inflammatory properties which can help strengthen the immune system and ease inflammation and allergic responses. In addition, white tea helped fight the enzymes and oxidants which lead to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

Stronger Bones

According to research, avid tea drinkers enjoyed a 5% stronger bone density than non tea drinkers. It is believed the high polyphenol content in teas such as white tea are responsible for this particular health benefit.

Healthy Teeth and Gums

White tea contains small amounts of naturally occuring fluoride and other nutrients which keeps the teeth strong and healthy. It also kills the bacteria which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath.


 Anti-aging, Arthritis and Heart Disease

Researchers from the School of Life and Sciences at Kingston University in South West London tested the health properties of 21 plant and herb extracts and found that white tea outperformed all of them. Their research concluded that the antioxidants in white tea had anti-aging potential and were beneficial in preventing some cancers, inflammation and heart disease.

Healthy Skin

Research showed that white tea is beneficial in protecting the structural proteins of the skin, mainly elastin and collagen. Elastin not only supports the natural elasticity of the skin but is also beneficial for the health of arteries, lungs and ligaments.  Tests showed that white tea helps to prevent the activities of enzymes that break down elastin and collagen.

Flavor Characteristics

A mellow, sweet, non-astringent flavor, with mild floral/nutty notes.



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Friday, July 13, 2012

Sencha Cherry Lemonade

Sencha Cherry Lemonade:

 A quintessential green tea, Sencha is one of the most popular teas in Japan.  Sencha accounts for about 80 % of the tea consumed in Japan. It is usually served hot in the winter and chilled in warmer weather.

Sencha literally means "steamed tea", which differs from Chinese green teas, which are typically pan-fired. After the steaming process, Japanese Sencha green tea leaves are hand rolled, shaped, and dried.  The steaming process creates a distinctive difference in the flavor between Chinese and Japanese green tea, with Japanese green tea having a more full-bodied, wholesome flavor. This process of steaming produces a tea more that is vibrant green in color and tealeaves that have higher content of minerals and vitamins.


Health benefits of drinking Sencha;

Sencha green tea is rich in antioxidants, known as polyphenols. These antioxidants are said to have many health related benefits from strengthening the immune system, increasing heart health, skin care and anti-aging benefits along with potential cancer prevention. Sencha tea is also said to help regulate blood sugar levels. Sencha leaves contain fluoride which is used to help maintain oral health and adding to tooth enamel strength.


Please keep in mind, water quality and temperature will greatly affect the flavor of sencha in your cup!.

Flavor characteristics: Sencha green tea has a refreshing mildly sweet, vegetal flavor with subtle herbal notes.

 

Health benefits of cherries;

Cherries are one of the few food sources that contain melatonin, an antioxidant that helps regulate heart rhythms and the body’s sleep cycles.  Cherries are rich key vitamins and minerals; high in beta carotene (vitamin A) , vitamins C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber.

Cherries contain anthocyanins, which are said to be powerful anti-inflammatory’s, which can reduce inflammation and symptoms of arthritis and gout. These anti-inflammatory properties in cherries are said to reduce pain and joint soreness perfect for runners and athletes before and after workouts.

 

Cool down and sip this flavorful tea inspired drink! Sencha tea is a classic Japanese green tea, try a cup today!

Sencha Cherry Lemonade:


* 2 lb fresh or thawed frozen cherries (1qt) or you can use 1 Cup Organic Cherry Juice

* 1 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

* 2-3 Tablespoons of your choice of Sweetener: I used organic raw honey.

* 1-2 Cups of Love & Tea's Brewed Sencha Tea
 
* 1-2 Cups Chilled Sparkling Water

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Step 1: Brew Love & Tea's Sencha tea  (enough to make 1-2 Cups) Strain and let cool.

Step 2: For fresh or thawed frozen cherries; blend cherries in a blender at low speed until you reach a brightly colored juice. Pour through a strainer, pressing & discarding the solids.

Step 3:
In a large pitcher add Brewed Love & Tea's Sencha tea,  lemon juice, chilled sparkling water, desired sweeter to your cherry juice. Mix well.

Step 4: Serve in tall glasses, fill with ice and garnish as desired.

 
Cheers!

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Friday, June 29, 2012






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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Please vote for us!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Renewal

From the end, spring new beginnings.
-Pliny the Elder

 
 Spring, a time of renewal & growth. Welcome in the new energies for the coming year. We shed the old, and make room the new.


As we embark upon this season, we welcome and celebrate our, Spring Renewal Tea




This tea was formulated to assist in cleansing and renewing.


Below is a bit information on some of the herbs in our Spring Renewal Tea, including plant energetics, spiritual properties and color therapy of the plants.


* Dandelion :  One of the best natural sources of potassium! Dandelion is a valuable tonic for the liver, it's bitter action also aids in digestion. Dandelion increases the mineral assimilation (absorption) from foods. Stimulates blood cleansing and flow. Dandelion is traditionally one of the best herbs for toning the liver. Dandelion aids in exhaustion and fatigue. Dandelion is high in Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron.


The flower of the dandelion is colored yellow which is related to the sun. Yellow is associated with the solar plexus chakra, which is concerned with intellect and judgment. Yellow stimulates mental ability and concentration, and aids detachment.


Yellow activates the motor nerves. It generates energy for the muscles. Yellow affects the digestive system, gastrointestinal tract, adrenal activity and the left hemisphere brain activity.
Yellow is excellent for the nerves and the brain; It is a motor stimulant and a nerve builder.Yellow rays strengthen the nerves and aid the brain.Yellow has a stimulating, cleansing, and eliminating action on the liver, intestines, and the skin.Yellow purifies the blood stream. It activates the lymphatic system.Yellow is a spleen depressant, cathartic, cholegogue, antheimintic.


* Burdock Root : Aids in digestion and kidney function. Moves the body into a balance of greater health. Traditionally used a nourishing herb for the liver and blood. Burdock is high in minerals and vitamins.

The color of Burdock root when dried is brown.
Brown is an earthy color. It grounds, stabilizes and neutralizes. It is an effective color in healing.Brown is especially effective in stabilizing overexcited states. It calms and grounds emotions and extreme mental conditions. Brown can help awaken common sense and discrimination. It brings us back down to earth.Brown is effective for any kind of spaciness.


*Oat Straw : Contains high levels of Silica Acid, Vitamin B, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous. Oat Straw calms the nervous system, builds healthy teeth and strong bones. Oat Straw is nourishing to the thyroid strengthens the adrenals. A nourishing herbs for the ovaries and uterus. Oat Straw is an exception herb for the skin.
The color of dried Oat Straw is golden, a color energy for the navel chakra healing, nurturing, soothing.

* Red Clover : A beneficial herb to restore and maintain wellness. Red Clover is nourishing to whole system but has a affinity to the blood.  Red Clover improves functions of the liver, gall bladder and circulatory system. The spiritual properties allow emotions to be more conscious, a deeper sense of a purpose toward emotions. The throat chakra energy is released. Clovers focus is also on the root chakra.
The color of the flower is reddish- pink. Pink is a color energy for your root & Heart Chakra; self acceptance, unconditional love, gentleness.


* Nettle :  Contains one of the most natural sources of chlorophyll. Nettles is nourishing to the kidneys. Nettles is an overall tonic for the entire system. Nettles restores and builds energy levels. Nettles is high in Vitamins A, C, D and K. Nettles is also high in Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron and Sulfur. 

Nettles is a deep green color. The color green is energy for the Heart Chakra  comfort, balance, love.   Green is cooling, soothing, and calming. Green acts upon the sympathetic nervous system. It relieves tension in the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure. It acts upon the nervous system as a sedative and is helpful in sleeplessness, exhaustion, and irritability.


* Peppermint :  Improves digestion and  is a tonic for the stomach. Peppermint removes mucous build up. Peppermint has an affinity for the plasma, blood, marrow and nervous system. It's mildly soothing action relaxes the body, creates a clear mind.
There is an ability and strong tendency for cleansing of the etheric physical being with Peppermint, so that the vibrations of each chakra and subtle bodies draw energy from the soul and higher self.

The color of peppermint is green; green strongly affects the heart chakra, and it is balancing to the autonomic nervous system. It can be applied beneficially in cardiac conditions, high blood pressure, ulcers, exhaustion, and headaches.
Green harmonizes, life-giving, calms the mind, nerves, fever, and acidity; balances the metabolism, stabilizes the weight, tones liver and spleen; and benefits the pituitary gland.
Green awakens greater friendliness, hope, faith, and peace.
Green is restful and revitalizing to overtaxed mental conditions. It is emotionally soothing.Green loosens and equalizes the etheric body.
Green is the color of energy, youth, growth, inexperience, fertility, hope, and new life.Green is an emotional stabilizer and pituitary stimulant.

Start your Spring Renewal Now: Click here to order


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Celebrate LOVE!



In the world of existence there is no more powerful magnet than the  magnet of love.  - Abdu'l-Baha






Celebration Love Tea!

A heartwarming blend of organic herbs & spices to create a truly unique tea!  This tea is made in the recognition and celebration of the great gift of Love.

A vibrant blend with a touch of spices and natural sweetness~ Aromatically stimulating and visually appealing.

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*Add a heart T-infuser, click here*


*Click here to view our infused Love Honey*





Like the art you see on our labels?
Cards now available!!  *Click here to view*