Archive | December 2009

Darjeeling Tea

 
Darjeeling Tea
 
When did you last try a different tea from the run of the mill, everyday tea, we drink gallons of? Have you found your favorite tea or maybe never given it a thought. Why not, we have our favorite drinks like Coke, Gin, or Beer or water even.
It was back in the 1970’s that I began my journey of tea drinking apart from the usual. I noticed that loads of people made the tea too strong. that my sensitivities drew me to a nicer cuppa.
Though to be honest the first real favorite came about by my visits to the Chinese resturant in our local town and making friend with some of the Chinese people. Jasmin, ahhhh Jasmin. It tickles my taste buds and as my passion for it grew, I found other teas in the specialist tea shops. Today my curiosity would have been served by the internet, I suppose. Though there is nothing like walking into a tea shop. The smell , the atmosphere. The feeling of long lunches and afternoon teas, even down to summer pinics. I could not get that from the internet.
My daughter loves to dive into my cuboards to see my collection of teas, not that that was always the case. We all need to try things.
I ventured through all different teas , as at times I still do and nothing fills me with glee more than my adveture to China Town in London or the tea shop at Truro in Cornwall , just to buy another Darjeeling or Earl Grey . Earl Grey , how posh is that. My Granny liked Earl Grey but I never knew that and I would so have loved to have shared my desire of it with her. She was a wonderful soul.
Fruity teas, can be uplifting and even healthy as an alternative to the caffine in teas. I generall leave them alone, as I like fresh Mellisa or Peppermint teas, and sometimes a squeeze of fresh lemon to make the lemon tea with my Darjeeling.
Darjeeling , as a tea also varies. It is the champane of teas, smooth on the tounge and full of body. The first pick of the tea leaves of the season. I spent years chasing my favorite darjeeling and then it was just fabulous, as I poured the hot water into the tea pot and the smell of it hit my nose.
Some teas are quite strong like Lapsong, again introduced to me by my Chinese freinds.
A smoky taste , that can be suitable when you really need a waking up call. Though generall not to my taste.
Health teas, with herbs, spices and even flowers, often have benifits and some mixtures are even great to taste.
Roobush tea was introduced to us by our friends who now live in Spain and it is so refreshing, particularly in the summer when it is hot.
Green teas, organic , with jasmine or on it’s own is just so light and easy to enjoy. the flavor lends itself to the tastebuds and then burst of lovely tea flavours follow in the mouth, smooth and crisp at the same time.
I really enjoy green tea or white as an alternative to Jasmin or Darjeeling in the morning.
I guess I just love tea. I love the smell, the taste, the refreshment of it, and here in Cornwall I can gow my own. Ahhhhhhhh……… Tea.
 
 
Written by Gayle Force December 2010. Copywrite to Gayle Force
 
 
 

MIND , BODY AND SPIRIT EVENT , APRIL 2010

 
MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT EVENT, APRIL 2010,
 
CUDDRA W. I HALL, ST.AUSTELL
 
10AM  –  4PM
 
We are really excited as we go forward with a new Mind , Body and Sprit  Annual event, beginning in April 10th 2010.
Years of experience has now come to frutation, by knowing many of the therapist  and stall holders,and their continued work. Most of the stall holders have so much to offer you from aromatherapy to antiques. Each and everyone at the event can continue to offer you the service, on the day and after the event.
I am proud to announnce that the South West Connection Magazine will be on display free of charge to all who would like a copy on the day, plus this is your chance to meet my friend , the editor , Allan. You can also discuss your adverts with him or features you may have written, so be a part of this magazine and enjoy your copy, with my column on the inside.
There will be a chance to experience the therapies on the day and then know the contact you have made will be available for you to enjoy whenever you are in the area.
People are from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.
Massage, Shiatsu, Bach flower remedies, Indian Head massage.
Then hemp oil from English fields, one of the finest oils that help the body, the nearest oil to our own skin oils the body makes. I often use on salads and for aromatherapy base oil.
A health juice straight from America, Magnotherapy,
Drumming for health and relaxation.
Crystals, Books, Antiques
Greeting Cards,
Medtation Cds especially produced to enhance your well being and spiritual pathway.
Demonstration of Tai Chi
Inspired Spiritual Art 
 
Not forgetting our kitchen with the ever popular bacon buttie , tea/coffe and then light lunches followed by afternoon cakes, and tea cakes.
Time for a chat.
Time to spoil yourself.
Relax and have a whole days experience of you time.
 
Gayle Force will be giving readings all day,
for you to enjoy some uplifting messages from her spirit guides and yours, as she tunes for you.
Gayle’s reputation for accurate readings has followed her for many years now. She will do her best to put you at ease as she delivers your messages.
Clairvoyant/Medium readings sometimes more concentrated on you and where you are going, who you will be with, what your health and finaces will be like. Other times it will be a more mediumship reading , connecting to your loved ones. It really depends on what your spirit guides feel you need, which incedently does not always marry up with what you want.
Gayle can offer healing at her sanctuary and readings , in St.Austell all year around.
Her other events include working with radio and T.V.
 
This is a beginning of a new annual event, why not become part of it.
 
 
Phone 01726 70786 for more information or stall/space.
 
 

Christmas is just around the corner

 
 
CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER 
 
Yes it is that time of year again when we all go around like headless chickens doing this and that , all for a few days off, called Christmas. I have been organising the church Christmas carol service this year with gusto and enjoying evry minute of it. Of course there would not be any suprises if I told you about everything I intended for the evening. It will however be a merry one. With the shared supper afterwards, so thats bring along a little food and drink, that we all so enjoy. Where is this all happening? The Church of the Holy Spirit St.Austell, Kings Avenue at 7 .30pm on December 16th 2009.
We are a jolly lot and it is a must to get there good time to get a seat or space even, as we also have limited room. 
Another thing I like to do as Christmas draws near is enjoy the christingle with the children on Chrismas Eve.
Today we have had Christmas lunch out , as a start of celbrations with the family, at our local five star hotel. Booked weeks ago we got a bit excited as it was special family time, with a chance to catch up in the relaxed atmosphere of Carlyon Bay Hotel.
The circle of continuity , made from different trees in my garden, including some red berried holly , was made in last week – end and already being enjoyed by the congregation all week. I do hope it last right up to the carol service. It should do but we never know. I did dress it with some ribbons and a dragon in gold for decoration. We learnt at the Chinese resturant that next year is year of the Tiger, which is a year of great strength, not a dragon , but that is a few years away from 2010.
I hope you all have your favorite things over the Christmas period. That you all share good health and have loved ones around you. Each year I light a candle for our relatives in spirit to join us , and another sending love and light to all those in need. You may like to join at 10am on Christmas morning and do the same in your home. A loving link to all those here and across the globe.
We are luky to have most of our family with us, sharing lunch , I am cooking on the day. There is Mother going to Bath with another branch of the family this year.
My sister and her family lives in Australia and they could well be on the beach and going for a barbie and swim.
Some friends in Spain, Tenerife, France, Portugal, America and aother places around the globe.
All linking in over this time.
Recently there have been news from friends of a baby in the new year, and three babies have been born over the last few weeks that have been connected with healing, and readings, that I have given.
My husband has a December brithday , and my son – in law is just in the new year as is my Daughter.
So we have loads of celebrations at this time of year.
Take care every one. Be nice to one another. Remember I did predict snow on Christmas day at BBC Radio Cornwall several months ago at the studio. It is getting colder by the day.