The Antioxidizing Powers of Green Tea – What Does it Actually Do?

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So often we’re told about antioxidants like those found in green tea, and we all seem to know just one thing – that they’re good for you.

But what do antioxidants actually do? And why is green tea such a great source of them?

I’m no doctor, but with a little research, you can find out a whole heap of information on the antioxidizing powers of green tea. Here are a few benefits you could expect from drinking green tea.

What are antioxidants in green tea?

Green tea is packed full of antioxidants called polyphenols. The polyphenols within green tea are more called catechins, and it’s the EGCG form that offers the majority of the health benefits you feel from this hot drink. Continue reading “The Antioxidizing Powers of Green Tea – What Does it Actually Do?”

52 Weeks to Toxin Free – Many Uses of Tea

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For the last several years I have been on a journey to really clean up our family’s environment. Starting with our diet and then by eliminating as many harsh chemicals as possible in the various products we use. Who knew even something as simple as dyeing eggs could have harmful chemicals. So I began to look at some of the ordinary items in my home that I use as a healthy alternative that could also have other positive benefits that I never considered. With eliminating junk like sodas we switched to tea and I never knew of the many uses of tea and tea bags in and around our home. Continue reading “52 Weeks to Toxin Free – Many Uses of Tea”

Honest Tea Giveaway


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Tea has been a staple in homes for hundreds of years. Not only does it taste good but it contains health benefits as well. Honest Tea Company strives to be the leader in the tea industry by setting a good and honest example.

Their Mission? “To create and promote great-tasting, healthier, organic beverages. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and integrity we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.” Continue reading “Honest Tea Giveaway”

Say I Love You with Warm Tea – Tea Gallerie Giveaway


Nothing is more comforting that curling up to a nice cup of hot tea, unless it’s with your special someone. I received two samplings from Tea Gallerie and my husband and I enjoyed them together. I always look forward to Tea Galleries loose tea to share with family and friends. A good hot cup of tea can take the chill out of you and help you relax.


I tend to gravitate to the green teas and Tea Gallerie has a wonderful selection:

  • Chunmee
    Cherry Rose
    China Jasmine
    Gen Mai Cha
    Green Mango Tea
    Green Plum And Pear
    Green Pomegranate
    Green Tangerine
    Jasmine Blueberry
    Jasmine Pearls
    Lemon Mango
    Moroccan Mint
    Green Pina Colada
    Tropical Green
    Tropical Passion Fruit
    Vanilla Jasmine
    Jasmine Peach
    Cherry Almond
    Ginseng Green
    And Many More

These loose teas are not only delicious to brew but pretty to look at. I keep mine in glass mason jars with labels. I gives the kitchen a homey look and fills us with natural antioxidants, and other good things.


Say I love you with a cup of tea. Tea Gallerie is going to give one person China Jasmine and the Green Pomegranate teas to try.

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Mighty Leaf Organic Tea Package Giveaway

GiftGuide2014My friend Joie at The Networking Witches is hosting her annual Holiday Gift Guide. Check out this fabulous giveaway!38030.a.detailMighty Leaf Tea was born for the sole purpose of infusing life into an ancient indulgence by creating tea products that reach new heights of quality and innovation. The genesis of Mighty Leaf Tea came in 1996 as a result of a shared passion and dream envisioned by husband-and-wife team Gary Shinner and Jill Portman when they founded their teahouse on Fillmore St. in San Francisco. Their passion is for creating the most incredible handcrafted tea blends found anywhere, globally sourcing the finest ingredients available. Paralleling the highest standards of quality at Mighty Leaf Tea is ongoing creative innovation.

Their specially created handcrafted Tea Pouches are designed to unleash the essence of the quality that is Mighty Leaf Tea. Supporting our quality and innovation is our promise to deliver the highest level of customer service excellence in serving you the finest tea products available.


Mighty Leaf Tea carries Tea Pouches, Loose Tea, Iced Tea, Teaware, and even gifts. Generally I prefer tea pouches but I don’t mind loose tea either. What’s important is the flavor we brew and what it does for us.

Mighty Leaf Tea is going to give one winner the products below!

Mighty Leaf Tea Organic Collection Gift Sampler

Experience whole leaf organic tea with Organic Hojicha green tea, Organic Earl Grey, and the herbal Organic Mint Melange. Enjoy the citrusy bergamot of Organic Earl Grey, a black tea, and the mixture of pan-fired and slow roasted greentea of Organic Hojicha. 15 pouches of each. Wrapped with a ribbon. $30

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