Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Good Morning, Tea Ladies!

Good morning, Tea Ladies!

Well, I received the beautiful tea cup and saucer
from Terri from Artful Affirmations.


Not only did she send the tea set, she also sent some AWESOME teas!

And also sent the sweetest card!
Terri, you made me feel so special.

Check out the beautiful handle. I love the shinny gold.
And doesn't it look like the shape of a spoon?

I love the directions on the Organic Chamomile with Lavender;
Brew Well to be Well.

This tea eases tension, stress and a nervous stomach because
of the digestive and nervous system sedating properties.

This tea has MANY health benefits:
  • Treating digestive discomfort, including indigestion, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome. Taking peppermint can improve bile production, which helps to break down fats in the system.
  • Soothing the feeling of nausea and controlling the urge to vomit.
  • Prevent a build up of gas in the digestive tract.
  • Helps sufferers of bad breath.
  • It is thought to be beneficial for helping to break down gallstones, but should only be attempted under a doctors care, because it depends on the type of stone.
  • Very useful remedy when suffering from a cold or cough, for the mild expectorant properties can encourage the body to expel mucus from the respiratory system.
  • The main benefit of peppermint tea is to strengthen the immune system. It has good amounts of nutrients, which can help the body to fight off illness and infection.
  • It's a remedy for STRESS thanks to its refreshing aroma. It can help relieve headaches and aid with restful sleep which are both symptoms of stress.
  • Since it's calming to the stomach, it is beneficial if suffering from travel or motion sickness.
Here's some warnings about this Peppermint Tea: 
Pregnant women should consult their doctor before drinking it 
as it may cause the muscles of the uterus to relax too much. 
Excessive amounts of the tea can cause diarrhea and heart palpitations. 
Those with acid reflux problems should avoid the herb.

Egyptians have a long history of cultivating and using
licorice root to treat various health conditions.

Licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizic acid which
is 50 times sweeter than sugar. So this acid can have both 
positive and negative effects on human health. It is noted
that scientist can extract this compound from licorice root to
create deglycyrrhizinated licorice, or DGL. So if you doctor
suggests that you comsume this type of tea, ask if you should
drink it with or without glycyrrhizic acid.

Licorice tea has been known to treat various digestive problems,
including peptic and gastric ulcers. The University of Maryland
Medical Center's clinical study treated 100 ulcer patients with
licorice root extract fro 6 weeks. The ulcers either improved or
healed in 90 percent of the patients. Their study also shows
that licorice supplements appear to alleviate the symptoms of
gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, acid reflux and
indigestion. But as always, consult your physician before
treating any digestive problems with this tea.

OK Ladies, here are some CAUTIONS for Egyptian licorice tea:
This tea could interact with various prescription drugs. If you are
taking corticosteroids, ACE inhibitors or oral contraceptives, 
consult your physician. If you are pregnant or suffer from diabetes,
cardiovascular disease, water retention or liver disease, avoid this tea.

OK, hope I didn't get too carried away with too much health information.
But can anyone get TOO MUCH health information?  I would hope not.

My beautiful tea set is Royal Albert. I am so amazed at getting
such a wonderful treasure.

Don't you just love the sweet, little humming bird?

Terri, I am so excited about the gift and so very thankful
you had a give away and that I WON!

Terri at Artful Affirmation has some very lovely tea sets 
 and some very tempting treats to show you today. 
So let's join her for TEA TIME TUESDAY!

I've missed Martha at Martha's Favorites. So let's 
join her also. Martha has some very beautiful
things to share today.

Here's to your health!


  1. Your tea cup is beautiful. Love the humming bird on it. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. I remembered my grandma's glass case filled with porcelain China ware she adores. Apparently, she sold them to my Aunt in the past when she put up a garage sale in her house. My grandma just got tired of them and uses one that is simple and sturdy.

    Tea cups are exquisite! The time spent to make one is remarkable too and the designs are so gorgeous! :)

  3. Your cup and saucer is just gorgeous sweetie. I used to drink peppermint tea for my Crohn's Disease, not had some for ages, need to get some more I think :) Hope you are having a happy week

    Bee happy x

  4. Such a lovely cup, Brenda! Congratulations for winning. I know you will have perfectly delightful teatimes with your set, and think of Terri while you sip. I do love the flowers and the hummingbird. Did you know that hummingbirds are messengers bringing love and always in search of beauty. They are also the stoppers of time symbolized by their ability to hover. And as their wings move they create the symbol of infinity.

    Blessings for many enjoyable days with your tea set.
    Marianne xox

  5. Hi Brenda: I am so happy you won Terri's give away. That cup is so beautiful. Terri is the kindest lady you could ever know. We meet on line and have become best of friends. That is what is so wonderful about Blogland, you meet the most wonderful ladies. Like you, I never would have got to know your sweet spirit, if not for these tea cups. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to know you. You always make my day. Blessings my friend, Mrtha

  6. Gorgeous post Brenda! Your images look fab, and I am especially loving the handle shot! You are right, it does look like a spoon!
    I am so glad you are happy with your new tea cup. I hope you enjoy the tea too. I am glad you have so much good information to share. It is all good to know : )

  7. Ooops, forgot to mention, Yes, I did make the tea cozy. I am making a pattern and video of it. I am really enjoying it.
    Thank you so much for your very kind comment : )

  8. Hi Sweet Brenda, Your teacup is AWESOME...I'm sure that any tea you brew will taste delicious in that cup... GORGEOUS!!!!

    Amazing how many wonderful teas there are that are GOOD for us.. I love to try all kinds of new teas.. These look awesome. Thanks!!!


  9. Hi Brenda,
    Congratulations on winning Terri's sweet Hummingbird teacup! I love it myself. I am always pleased to find out that tea is so beneficial to our health. I drink a lot of it so I enjoyed your post. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Thank you for your sweet comment too. Have a lovely week.


  10. I'm not a lady, but I do enjoy a good cup of tea. I'll have to try a couple of these teas.

  11. I bet it is nice to take sips out of such a beautiful cup! The camomile/lavender tea sounds delicious. Who knew tea could come with warnings ;-)
    Have a great day!

  12. Oh Brenda,
    I love this tea cup, as the hummingbird is a beloved bird for me. It's so pretty with the gold handle. I love tea, but I didn't realize all the health benefits in it. Thank you for the info. What a nice bloggy friend you have.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  13. Such beautiful cups!I love to sip tea when sitting outside on a cold morning!