Thursday, September 13, 2012

Northern Delights Ukiurtatuq (Arctic Blend) Tea

Northern Delights Fine Inuit Herbal Tea Ukiurtatuq Arctic Blend Tea Found at Natural Selections -
Northern Delights Fine Inuit Herbal Tea
Ukiurtatuq Arctic Blend Tea
Found at Natural Selections

Arctic Blend (Ukiurtatuq)
Marshmallow Root
Peppermint Leaves
Elder and Chamomile Flowers
Coltsfoot Leaves
There was a wonderful spicy aroma to this tea when I opened the package. You could really smell the cloves and cinnamon. It did not taste as spicy as I would have liked, but it still was flavorful and delicious. The tea was fairly mild, but pleasant. I will purchase more.

On the Natural Selections site it states that the Ukiurtatuq Plant was traditionally used to treat stomach upset and digestive problems.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Northern Delights Mamaittuqutik (Labrador) Tea

Northern Delights Fine Inuit Herbal Tea - Mamaittuqutik Labrador Tea -
Northern Delights Fine Inuit Herbal Tea
Mamaittuqutik Labrador Tea
Found at Natural Selections
Bearberry Leaves (uva-ursi)
Peppermint Leaves
Labrador Tea (Mamaittuqutik)
Eucalyptus Leaves
Fennel Seeds
Coltsfoot Leaves
This delightful tea reminds me of chamomile with a hint of mint. It has a lovely mild flavour. Normally I am not fond of peppermint tea but this tea was not overwhelming or offensive to me. I really enjoyed it. It was perfect for a before bed calm-me-down.

On the Natural Selections site it states that this tea is the most widely used tea in the Inuit history.  I have no doubt that it is. This tea was originally used to treat respiratory troubles, aches and pains, and bleeding.

Wow, this is the perfect tea for me!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tega Qi Goji Berry White Tea

Goji Berry White Tea -
Tega Qi Goji Berry White Tea
from Natural Selections
White Tea* 64%
Goji Berry
Blueberry Leaf *
Red Grape Seed
Raspberry Flavour
    *Organically grown ingredients
      Contains 96% certified organic ingredients
As you can see, this tea is rich in antioxidants. I found it to have a mild, earthy, flavour. It actually tasted like green tea to me. It was a pleasant flavour.

However, I cannot emphasize enough the purgative properties of goji berries. Goji berries are often used for its laxative effects. I wish I had done some research before drinking two strongly steeped cups! Live and learn. Yes, it does work.  

A few years back there was some hype about miraculous health benefits of goji berries. Most have been proven false, or at least, ineffective. Yet, there are some benefits to having some of this tea around (see above paragraph).  They are also rich in antioxidants.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Won Natural Selections Prize Pack!

Natural Selections Logo -

I was pleasantly surprised when I received a call from Chantelle of Natural Selections to let me know I had won a prize pack of their products. Jennifer brought it over on Tuesday. Wow.

It is no secret that I love this company and the products they represent/sell. Everything I have purchased from  Natural Selections has met or exceeded my expectations. Please check out their site.

This is what was in my prize pack:

  • Bar Soap from Ella's Botanicals - locally manufactured (Toronto)
  • Wysicloths - just add water for a full size cleaning cloth, can be re-used over and over again
  • Bathtub Strainees - special strainer for your bathtub, made from corn starch, once you've used it, place in your backyard composter! (Each lasts for months)
  • Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops (2) - contains no refined sugar, Gluten free, dairy free, certified organic
  • Assorted Northern Delights tea - from Labrador, assorted flavours
  • Lip balm - Canadian made!
Jennifer and Chantelle do "home parties" for those in the London and surrounding area.  This is not an MLM company. The company was started and worked by Jennifer and Chantelle, right here, in London, Ontario Canada.

Please LIKE Natural Selections Facebook Page

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Anthony's Birthday Revisited

Anthony turned 56 on August 3 this year. Here are some photos from his birthday.
Boston Cream Cake

Reading the card from Our Son

Looking at gift from Ana

I love it!

Laughing at funny card from Ana (it is musical)

I Heart Creepy

I LOVE IT! I wanted a Hawaiian Shirt!


Two Good Looking Men!

Writing music on the table.

What are you going to eat?

Don't Take a photo of my Double Chin
You're taking a photo of my double chin, aren't you?

Table Drawing
Table Drawing
Table Drawing

I feel so silly!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Garden or Day-Lilies

Fine Arts America image of Ana Tirolese's Garden, Watercolour and Ink postcard, Ana Tirolese ©2012
Original image is a 4" x 6" watecolour and ink postcard 
There are day-lilies (and other flowers and plants) planted in the landscape just outside our building to beautify our surroundings. I love the bright yellow colour of these flowers. They make me happy to look at them. 

This is an original, one of a kind, postcard painted with watercolour and ink. It is painted on pre-cut watercolour paper with postcard markings on the back. The original is for sale. Click on the FAA link, above, for more details.

Some items with the day-lily image on them:

Day-lilies Garden Mug
Make unique custom printed mugs at Zazzle.