Monthly Archives: January 2018

Oh my crafting with cats with a side of tea too

This Sunday I will be helping Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary Inc.  Mind you I am only doing a minor part in this event.  The main sponsors are Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary and Yummy Pup Pet Treats.  I am just selling some tea. They are a lovely organization that helps cats who have been injured or traumatized in some way and finding them loving homes.  This is a really good organization to donate and maybe adopt a cat.

Soon some of the events will be happening.  Cannot wait.  I should have written this a couple days ago I was totally in the writing mood.


Japanese delivery today

What a great yesterday.  Got to talk with a lovely young entrepreneur about opening her business, went for a walk with a girlfriend in the drizzle, got a shipment of tea and gifts from Japan, and was the projectionist for the Green Bay Film Festival about town series at Titletown Brewery.

These are some pictures of the teawares I received and will be uploaded hopefully later today on my website to buy.  I just love the featured teacup. I have been thinking of ordering these teacups for a while and finally gave in and ordered them.  They are just as lovely in person.  Hmmm, should I even sell them?  Maybe I might keep them for myself?  Or maybe next order I buy some just for my personal use.

Millennial Tea Drinkers Give Iced Tea a Cold Shoulder

Millennial Tea Drinkers Give Iced Tea a Cold Shoulder

If you click on the title of this post you go to an article about how millennials are opting out of sugary iced teas. I know when I had my teahouse I use to fresh brew my organic loose leaf tea and used no sugar in it.  If someone wanted sugar they could easily add it themselves.  I just brewed hot tea and after it cooled for a bit I would pour over ice.  This must be why I had many people millennial age purchase from me.  I am hoping some millennials after drinking iced tea will discover the tastiness of hot tea, especially in cooler months.  Maybe they may even like it during the hotter months like most tea growing countries.  Most tea growing countries have hot weather year-round and they drink tea year-round. Like how most countries that eat hot or spicy food are in hotter climates.  Time will tell, but if they are looking for the health benefits of tea they would drink it hot.  I am not personally an iced tea drinker but know most people in the United States drink iced tea.

Winter Wonderland on Monday

I am glad I did not have to drive Monday.  Not sure how the roads were, but it did look pretty out the window.  It was a little perpetual snowfall throughout the day like a snow globe.  Monday was the perfect day to cozy up with a cup of tea and a blanket.

Have a few more events happening.  I am doing a tea tasting series at Amery Ale Works.  The first one is called Japanese Tea Tasting and will be 

I will also be teaching two Tea 101 classes, Tea Health class, and Different Tea Cultures class at 9th Street Wellness Center in Green Bay.  It is not until February so check back with the 9th Street Wellness Center events page for my classes.

tea flower

Friday the 12th is National Hot Tea Day

January is Hot Tea Month and tomorrow is National Hot Tea Day so celebrate with a cup of hot tea.  Not sure why I am having a writer’s block, but I have been lately.  Hopefully, it will be cured soon. Been sneezing a lot lately.

Wuyi Oolong from the Wuyi mountains in China.  It is said that oolong tea was first produced near the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province. Most people think of Taiwan when they think of oolongs, but China is where it started and is still produced.

Eclectic Market

Had a blast at the Eclectic Market Saturday. Here is a video was taken by the owner of Art Glass and Supply where the market was held.  It sounds like they are holding another one next month and been asked to be a vendor. Hopefully, this type of thing continues, we shall see.

Live from The Eclectic Market! 🙌🏼 Here 12-5!

Posted by Glass Art and Supply, LLC on Saturday, January 6, 2018

Eclectic Market Saturday

New Year and with new goals to accomplish.  Well already have started one of my goals for the year.  I will be at the Eclectic Market on Saturday, January 6th.  This will be in Green Bay, WI.   Have some other things lined up and hopefully they are successful too.

Stay warm this month with a cup of tea.  January is Hot Tea Month.

Happy 2018!

Happy New Year!  Hope 2018 is a good year for you.

Saturday, December 30, 2017, I went to my great aunts funeral.  She died December 22, 2017, and was 99 years old. It was not a surprise when she died.  She was ready to die.  She mistakenly believed she was 100 years old. Nobody wanted to correct her, so they had a 100-year birthday party a year early.  She earned that respect.  Lorraine was a very generous and was very independent lady.  She had a bad car accident when she was 94 years old and that is what slowed her down.  Before the accident, she was still shoveling her own snow, gardening, and driving.