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Time for Tea!

Darjeeling Loose Leaf Masala Chai Tea

Drinking tea is one of my favorite things to do.  I adopted the habit while studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. We resided in a Bed and Breakfast for part of the semester and the host placed Rooibos and Chai teas out every morning and evening for us to enjoy.

When I returned to the U.S, I attempted continue drinking tea, but this proved rather difficult to do seeing as I was still a student in undergrad and quality teas are NOT cheap! Eventually I had to put my expensive tastes on hold.  Now that I am an adult, I can afford to enjoy some of the finer things in life every once and awhile– especially when I receive them as product reviews!

This 100% Pure Organic Darjeeling Tea is infused with rare Indian spices and embodies a delectable and aromatic blend that is sure to please even the most discerning taste buds. The tea is high in antioxidants and includes cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms. Cardamoms have been traditionally used to maintain dental health and help relieve stress. Cardamoms also detoxify the body by flushing out toxins. Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants with various health properties. Cloves help fight Dental problems apart from improving digestion.

Other Health Benefits (As described by the manufacturer):

  • Helps reduce stress
  • Helps promote relaxation and calmness
  • Helps support dental and skin health
  • Tastes delicious with an amazing aroma
  • Powerful antioxidants and pristine quality

I have used this with my Keurig machine in one of my reusable K-cups.  While you can probably get more than one brew out of this tea, I prefer to only use this for one cycle and then I dump the used loose leaf tea into my cup before drinking the tea.  I sweeten my tea with honey (sometimes using honey with cayenne pepper and ginger as this adds a bit of extra spice, which I very much like).

I am very happy to have reviewed the product and would recommend it to anyone looking to experience the benefits described above (I can’t comment on all on all of the benefits, but everyone comments on how clear my skin is and the smell of the tea REALLY is amazing). This item is Fix-it with Fran approved!

Isn’t Long Hair a Woman’s Pride and Joy?


If you haven’t picked up on it by now, I pray about EVERYTHING. ¬†From the major things to the minor things, there is NOT ONE THING¬†that I won’t pray about. ¬†From the time I was a kid in Children’s Church, I was completely convinced that if it mattered to me, it mattered to God.

In addition to that, I learned that there is POWER in praying God’s Word back to Him. ¬†My mom taught me that. ¬†When you take the time to learn what God’s Word says about your particular issue or concern, you get to know God’s heart.

Even more than knowing His heart and what His Word says, you end up¬†developing a RELATIONSHIP with Him and God is not Man that He should lie— in fact HE is FAITHFUL to perform what He has promised.

One of the habits that I adopted during my teens was to become extra diligent about learning those scriptures that applied to things I was praying for. ¬†At that time, I wanted my hair to grow. ¬†During my research, I came across 1 Corinthians 11:15 which reads,¬†And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering.

I made that scripture personal.  It became part of my daily routine.  I would brush my hair and apply carrot oil in the evening before going to bed and my hair eventually reached the length that I was desiring.

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