Tuesday, October 4, 2011

'Hug a Tree' earthy tea day

Happy Tea on Tuesday everyone.

My sister Lanette gave me a package of
very earthy tea...
Sage Gardens Berry Delicious Tea...
--hand blended and infused with intention--
The dried herbs are in fairly large pieces,
and the berries are dried and whole,
and it takes about 15 minutes to infuse.
It is not in separate tea bags.
Ingredients are:
blueberries, hibiscus, green tea,
lemongrass, rosehips, orange peel, spearmint and
yerba mate (which comes from a rainforest tree)
It also comes in an eco friendly package.
You can find zengranny products
from the Texas Hill Country at
You may be asking ...
What in the world is THAT in the photo?

More earthy things, that's what.
My tea is shown here with some earthy things
from my friend Karen.
The large long 'earthy' pod looking thing
came from a palm tree in the area.
The other two 'earthy things' came off of a tree stump,
and are a hard tree fungus
called 'artist conk'.
 I enjoy the uniqueness, wonder, and beauty that
Mother Earth gives us.

AND...speaking of 'earthy'...

This is my friend Karen!
Isn't she cute hugging that tree!!!
Karen was visiting family in Seattle
when she felt compelled to have a conversation
with this wonderful tree
 ( yes, she is known to do this type of thing, and more of us should )
and then give it a big hug
(which has been shown to be good for your health).
She told me she has a
"love for the reaching to heaven giants,
sanctuary for lots of God's little creatures,
providers of oxygen to all living creatures."
I hope this inspires you all...
to go hug a tree!

I know what Karen will wonder after seeing this,
 how come she is on the same post as fungus????  LOL
I love ya my friend!!!
 Savor the Day!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well I must be hungry this morning because I thought that fungus was a big breakfast roll. I was really interested in that tea. It sounds like something I might really appreciate, since it takes so long to infuse. I often feel tea is too weak and should have a longer steeping time. Have a great tea today!

Halle said...

I love it! Hugging a tree..I think my neighbors would think I'd lost my mind. Or else been hitting the bottle a little too hard. LOL

Have a great day!

Nancy said...

I love the sound of your tea! Yummy! The tree fungus is great for carving, my kids loved to do that.....many years ago :)
Tree hugging is good therapy for us and the tree :)

kimmie said...

Any tea named zengranny sounds good to me :)

I touch and hug trees a lot .... And we have a lot of trees up here ... They are good listeners :)

Enjoy your earth day - filled with good things - friends and fungi and other good oxygen makers :)

La Dolce Vita said...

well if I put my glasses on, I guess that I could see what they are... lol... I thought they were danish.. happy tea day!