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Benefits of Tea Drinking Seep Into Annual Missions Tea

I like cookies with tea. Both the cookies and the tea are Earl Grey based. I love the cookies layered with orange frosting. What is your favourite item to pair with tea?

I like cookies with tea. Both the cookies and the tea are Earl Grey based. I love the cookies layered with orange frosting. What is your favourite item to pair with tea?

There is no disputing that teas provide wonderful, even miraculous, health benefits. What are  some of the health benefits, you ask?

The white, green and herbal teas are said to help with the following . . .  Aging . . .  Nervous tension and stress . . .  Skin irritations like acne, eczema, and wrinkles, and . . .  Weight loss.

You certainly can drink tea all on your own and reap the above benefits. But, how much more fun to drink with a table full of friends (or soon to become friends).

On Saturday, March 14th, 11am-1pm, Cordova Neighborhood Church will have 12 tables full of ladies and tea for our annual missions tea. We will start with the worship portion of the tea. This includes music, prayer, and time with our speaker, Marcia Braum.

Then we will move into Rudat Hall and have tea and appetizers (provided by each guest for their own table).

At the end of our TEA we won’t be . . . 

  • looking younger
  • have nicer skin
  • skinnier

But I bet we can say we feel . . .

  • more connected to one another
  • excited about what God is doing in Missions
  • this was a satisfying and fun way to spend the afternoon

YOUR TURN . . . Sign up TODAY by leaving a comment below or call the church office: 635-5992. . . . Which one is your favourite health benefit?

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Monkey’s Morning Tea and CNC’s Annual Tea Are Rituals to NOT Miss

Come to this Tea and get pampered by your table hostess. You'll also learn about how Missions impacts our world.

Come to this Tea and get pampered by your table hostess. You’ll also learn about how Missions impacts our world.

Does your morning include a unique ritual? For some, like the monkey in the video below, tea is a necessary part of the morning.

And for some ladies, CNC’s Annual Missionary Tea is a necessary part of the Spring. Like this monkey, we will be offered a delicious brew, many choice foods, and even affection. However, there will be no grooming or jumping on rickshaws.

Take action today.

  • Sign up today as a guest  for the tea on Saturday, March 14th. Reply to this post or call me at the church office (635-5992).
  • Think about what tea-food item you’ll bring for your table of ladies. Your table hostess will co-ordinate this.
  • Watch this video for grins.

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21 Days of Tea Conclusion and Index to Teas, Recipes & Crafts

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Tea and cookies – a perfect afternoon snack and break.

21 Days of Tea is over.

  • I haven’t drunk all the tea in my tea drawer.
  • I haven’t mastered the art of having tea every afternoon.
  • I still don’t care for Earl Grey tea.

But I have learned a few things.

  • Drinking hot tea in the morning is a pleasant ritual.
  • Drinking a glass of iced Tangerine Orange Sweet Zinger at night is an acceptable substitute for dessert.
  • It is okay to not finish the contents of the box or tin, if I don’t like it.
  • Loose tea seems to brew up a tastier cup of tea. I need to try more of these once I finish up what’s in my drawer.

So what’s next?

  • I really enjoyed sewing and filling these tea bags. When I get more loose tea, I will do the same.

    I really enjoyed sewing and filling these tea bags. When I get more loose tea, I will do the same.

    I will continue drinking the contents of my tea drawer.

  • If I don’t like the tea, I will get rid of it.
  • I will try some loose leaf teas.
  • I will finish up my tea crafts like the sharpie art on my teacup, quilled teacup, and so on. I will link them here when they are done.

Below are the results of my tea drinking experience.

Best Hot Teas

  1. English Breakfast (always makes me feel “ahhhhh” relaxed) and Honey Vanilla Chai (most delighted my senses) – tied! I knew that English Breakfast would win. This chai was a surprise.
  2. Sweet & Spicy
  3. Russian Morning #24
  4. Peppermint
  5. Green Moroccan Mint

Best Iced Tea

Tangerine Orange Sweet Zinger Ice

I think this is the cutest container of tea. It is a little over 3.5 inches tall,but holds 10 ounces of drink.

I think this is the cutest container of tea. It is a little over 3.5 inches tall but holds 10 ounces of drink.

Tea Desserts . . . The frosted Earl Grey cookies are my favourite. 

Tea Crafts . . . I can’t pick a favourite. Whichever one I am using is my favourite.

I think this craft was the most "eye' appealing. It was certainly the most fun.

I think this craft was the most “eye’ appealing. It was certainly the most fun.

Here are the 21 teas I tried during January, Hot Tea Month.

    1. Peppermint
    2. Sweet & Spicy (cinnamon dominant herbal blend)
    3. Zen (lemon grass, spearmint, green tea)
    4. Rainforest Red (red rooibos, hibiscus, chicory root, blackberry leaves, orange peel, ginger root, acai)
    5. English Breakfast
    6. Earl Grey (blend of black teas, oil of bergamot)
    7. Tulsi Sweet Rose (blend of tulsi and sweet rose)
    8. Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea (green tea, chamomile, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, citric acid, pomegranate flavor, raspberry flavor, Japanese matcha)
    9. Green Moroccan Mint (green tea, spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass) – all organic and fair trade certified
    10. Orange Spice Black Tea (blended black tea, orange peel, cinnamon, orange oil, clove flavour)
      Doing this 21 Days of Teas did enrich many mornings. Now I am going to publish this post, so I am relax with a cup of English breakfast.

      Doing this 21 Days of Teas did enrich many mornings. Now I am going to publish this post, so I am relax with a cup of English breakfast.

       

    11. Russian Morning #24 – loose leaf (Russian blend of black China, Ceylon, and India Teas)
    12. Green Tea with Blueberries (Green Tea with Nature Identical Blueberry Flavour )
    13. Constant Comment (black tea with orange rind, sweet spices)
    14. Japanese White Tea Powder
    15. Winter Solstice (blend of black teas, spices, vanilla, citrus)
    16. Wild Raspberry Hibiscus Herbal Tea  (hibiscus, orange peel, lemongrass, rose hips, raspberry flavour, licorice powder, citric acid)
    17. Tangerine Orange Zinger Sweet Iced Tea (hibiscus, rosehips, orange peel, hawthorn, tangerine, rebiana, blackberry leaves)
    18. Coconut Chai (Ceylon & Assum Tea, cinnamon, ginger, Island coconut)
    19. Honey Vanilla Chai (white tea, black tea, roasted chicory, cinnamon,  ginger, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, honey)
    20. Compared 3 Earl Grey Teas. See Day 6 for ingredients.
    21.  Sleepytime Extra (chamomile, tilia estrella flowers, valerian, spearmint, West Indian lemongrass, hawthorn, orange blossoms)

Your Turn . . . What do you think of my 21 Days of Tea? 

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7 Top Q&A about the Annual Missionary Tea Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm

Our CNC women’s annual tea is coming up and I’ve been getting some questions. Below are the 7 most common ones. If you have one that isn’t listed below, be sure to leave a comment or call me at the office.

The Tea is meant to be a time of relaxation, getting to know one another, and learning about missions. " missions is a matter of unspeakable significance," (Matt Smethurst).

The Tea is meant to be a time of relaxation, getting to know one another, and learning about missions. We believe that “missions is a matter of unspeakable significance,” (Matt Smethurst). And it’s a cool thing to be involved with.

  1. Do I have to wear a dress? No! Only if you want to. Some ladies come wearing hats, gloves, boas, and dresses. Others wear jeans. Wear what’s comfortable.
  2. What is the agenda for this afternoon? We will have time at our tables drinking tea, eating delicious food, and chatting with the folks around us. Then we will adjourn to the Sanctuary where we will have some music, prayer, and hear from our speaker.
  3. What does it cost? This is a free event for ladies. However, the guests are asked to bring food for the 6-7 ladies that they will be sitting with. Your table hostess will call and organize this.
  4. What is the date and time? The tea is on Saturday, February 23rd at Cordova Neighborhood Church. The tea will start precisely at 1pm and end precisely at 3pm.
  5. Why do I have to RSVP? We only have so many tables and chairs. By RSVPing, we are sure to be able to
    Ladies who attend thois event will be among the first to know about a new women's program that will start the end of March.

    Ladies who attend this event will be among the first to learn about a new 6 month women’s program that will start the end of March. This is exciting stuff!!!

    have a spot for you and your friend (if you’ve invited one).

  6. When is the last day to RSVP? Sunday, February 17th is the last day. We want to make sure all the hostesses have the list of ladies for their table by Monday, February 18th. That way they have time to contact their guests.
  7. What if I get sick and can’t attend? Please call your hostess (or me) right away. We might have ladies on a waiting list that we can then call and invite. This is a popular event and we want everyone who desires to attend, to be able to attend.

If you have questions or need to rescind your RSVP, contact me at 635-5992 x14 or susan@cnchurch.org.

Your Turn . . . RSVP TODAY if you haven’t done so yet. Let me know, if you’d like to be a guest or a hostess.

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Teapots Deserve to Be Used – Join CNC’s Annual Tea

Are you yearning to have a tea party, but haven't put that date on the calendar yet?

Are you yearning to have a tea party, but haven’t put that date on the calendar yet? Yearn no more!

Do you have a cute or unusual tea set? When was the last time you used it?

Here’s an idea. . . . 

  • CNC’s annual Tea is Saturday, February 23rd, 1-3 pm in Rudat Hall.
  • We are looking for a couple more hostesses.
  • Each hostess has 6-7 ladies at her table.
  • Each guest provides appetizers for their table.

Reply here or call the office (635-5992). I will give you the scoop.

Your Turn . . . Sign up today as a hostess. . . .  Do you have a tea service? What does it look like?

Not ready to be a hostess? Then sign up as a guest. Each guest will bring appetizers for their table. The hostess will talk with her guests prior to the tea to talk about the food to bring.

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CNC Will Serve Only Drinkable Tea on Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm in Rudat Hall

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Which tea is your favourite? Mine is English Breakfast which is not pictured here. I already drank it all.

There is some dispute as to how many types of teas there are. It seems the number is between 4-7. There is no dispute, however, that at least one tea is not good for the body to drink.

Which one of the following teas does NOT promote health for the body?

  • White
  • Green
  • Compost
  • Herbal

If you guessed compost tea, you would be correct. Compost tea is a tea for the garden.

It is decomposed, nutrient-rich organic matter that is then recycled as fertilizer … soil conditioner, natural pesticide, erosion control, and landfill cover.

SIGN UP TODAY to be part of CNC’s Annual tea. Sign up a friend too.We want to make sure you (two) get a seat.

No Compost Tea Served.

Each table will seat 6-7 ladies. The guests will provide the appetizers for their own table. Your hostess will be in touch with you before the tea.

Your Turn . . . Reply below or call the church office at 635-5992.

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