Is there anything more delightful to greet me in the morning than my quiet time corner with my favorite devotional reading and that first sip of tea?
Very possibly! When it is followed in the afternoon by the gift of a new teacup from a dear friend!
Recently, I was beyond delighted to enjoy both, one day, when my friend, Nikkole, dropped by with just a little something she picked up at our favorite Across the Pond Tea Shop – just for me – just because . . .
As an outgrowth of my own search for natural wellness, and the answers I’ve found and grown in over the past five years, Nikkole and I work together providing support for people in their efforts for lifestyle changes in diet and holistic approaches to health and wellness. We conduct monthly informational meetings about natural wellness principles and the use of therapeutic essential oils to reach our wellness goals – like at this month’s meeting when we made a fantastic salad dressing with only four LIQUID ingredients!
It was delish – and super-good for you! I’m thinking it would be perfect to serve with the fat-burning green tea we made, too – especially if I took the tea in my new teacup!!
I’ve photographed it in front of my little thatched roof English cottage – reminding me of the tea shop where it came from. Our friend, Karan, owns the shop and services her customers with all things tea and England! She knew I had my eyes on this one and pointed it out to Nikkole when she stopped in – and Nik just thought I needed a prize that day.
It’s a Paragon piece and one of four in different pastel shades. I loved the champagne pink one and often remarked on it when I was in the shop. Pink is Nikkole’s favorite color – so she thought it the best choice out of the others in green, yellow, and gold hues.
It feels divine to hold and the shape is lovely! The florals on the saucer match the florals in the bottom of the cup set off so elegantly with gold flourishes. The light color of a properly brewed cup of green tea – my tea of choice – is perfect to show off all the features of this cup where I can see clearly the floral pattern inside with each sip!
NOW – about that salad and green tea recipe!
Yep! That’s all it is – quick as a wink and you have the tastiest, healthiest salad to enjoy with your green tea in that pretty-in-pink Paragon teacup!
But wait! There’s more! Add a drop of Ocotea essential oil to your green tea (only available through Young Living Essential Oils), and you add digestive support that also balances your pituitary and endocrine systems for enhanced function – plus – weight management because it is a natural appetite suppressant! Just a drop – or less – will do ya! Adds great flavor to your green tea – served hot or cold.
Of course – you do need a sweet! I just changed out my Maple Cranberry Squares recipe HERE with the substitute of pure organic molasses and organic raisins for the maple and cranberries. Pictured below, you’ll notice I tossed in some orange-red berries, too! They are dried wolfberries (again, only from Young Living) and are off the charts on the ORAC scale as an anti-oxidant and energy builder.
I loved the taste of these – reminded me of grandma’s old fashioned molasses cookies – only these are much healthier!
Nikkole is a great business partner and a generous friend. I just love my new teacup and have it centrally displayed on my tea cabinet, of course! She is a gifted massage therapist and studying to complete her certification as a holistic nutrition and health counselor. This gal knows her stuff and is always putting me onto the best advice in natural wellness. We have a great time sharing what we are learning on the subject with so many people interested in making quality wellness changes in their lives – and drinking copious quantities of tea when we do!
As a matter of fact – we have another exciting teatime event coming up in September on the 12th:
Our last medicinal tea and oils program in June was well attended and we had a terrific time with Karan putting it together at Across the Pond Tea Shop! Stop by and visit Karan’s NEW BLOG just launched HERE to meet her up close and personal!
Looking forward to our September evening health conscious teatime – and perhaps taking home one of the Paragon mates to my pink champagne cup – for a Paragon green tea for two . . . or three!
Sharing Of Teacups and Healthy Treats this week with:
Bernideen’s Teatime Blog
Kathryn’s Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House