Sunday, April 10, 2011

"All Ears" Tasted!

"All Ears", blended to support deep listening, made its debut at the monthly meeting of the Chalice Circle Executive Committee of the Bloomington Unitarian Universalist Church this Thursday. Everyone present enjoyed the deliciously fragrant, bright blend containing chamomile, calendula and rose petals to name a few of the eleven herbs. The blend is certified organic, and some herbs are Fair-trade. All of the tasters gave it a thumbs up and look forward to enjoying more of "All Ears". Once the tea is shared at the Chalice Facilitators Appreciation event, I will introduce it out into the world. At that time, I will share information about the Vibrational and historical information that supported these herbs being selected for this blend. It will also be available in a blend free of caffeine.

Orange Earl has met with a few changes and is being tasted for approval. The blend is Orange Earl Grey Green and I hope passes the appreciation taste of those who are familiar with the traditional Earl Grey. Also, I think it would be simpler to call my tea Orange Earl Green. As for the "Orange Earl" part, family lore has it that we had a cousin, a twin by the name of Orange Earl, a male with a sister named Sadie Pearl! Perhaps some day there will be a Sadie Pear Blend. If you have suggestions, send them my way. Yes, there is orange in the mixture and I look forward to sharing this one, and other new blends with you.

Blessings of good company and delicious nutritious cups of tea!

Friday, April 1, 2011

What's Happening at Quilter's Comfort

Hello to each of you.

May this posting find you well, and of course I hope healthy and enjoying spring where ever you are located.

I am busy working to get teas out into my community, and with your assistance into shops and eateries near you! Some new opportunities for QCT are unfolding and to that end an updated Business Plan is being worked on. I will share more on that another time.

Following is info from my most recent "What's Happening" Update on the Quilter's Comfort site. Besides this information that is mostly about teas, thanks to James Lawrence, of Stair Lift Advisor I've done some updating on the Links page. Links or location information of business mentioned are at the bottom.

In late winter Quilter's Comfort released Owl and Pussy Cat's Berry Green and Players Pub's Bluesy Green Teas. Owl and Pussy Cat's Berry Green were inspired by the children's folk tale, The Owl and Pussy Cat who went to sea and while there dined on quince with a runcible spoon. For nearly 30 years, I along with family and friends have enjoyed consuming food and beverages at the Runcible Spoon Restaurant and Coffeehouse located at 412 E. 6th Street. So it was easy for me to design and name a tea with the Spoon, (as it is know by the locals) in mind.

It has been one of the regular places to stop whether with my children on a visit to the library, a chat with friends or for my writing time, and definitely the place to purchase my favorite, freshly roasted, organic and fair trade coffees. Long ago I was told that the Runcible Spoon was the first coffee roaster in the town, maybe the state. I will have to check to see if that is true. It is also the place I joined the line of men and women producing and hosting "The Runcible Spoon Poetry Series", now the "HART Rock Poetry Series" every fourth Friday in Rachael's Cafe (serving I LOVE Me tea). Jeff Danniels was the pioneering founding owner of the "Spoon" now run by Regan and Chef Matt O'Neil. Of course easy going people, wonderful food and having fish in the restrooms bathtub is a draw and pleasure for all of us. And of course Quilter's Comfort Teas!

Players Pub's Bluesy Green was blended while thinking about the excellant blues music I have enjoyed listening and dancing to at the Pub. I wanted to blend a tea that would support and nurture the complex tones I imbibed through my ears and skin curtesy of the Blues bands such as Cliff & The Guardrails, Carlyn Lindsey and the Snake Doctors, Doc Malone, Old Timey Blues of the Lost Shoe String Band, Curtis Cantwell Jackson and Janiece Jaffe, Michael Kelsey, the Blues Jam on Tuesdays, the Dynamics, Blues Street. Beasley. The Pub, located at 424 South Walnut Street serves good food and features great music. The musicians, many of them from around the Bloomington and Brown County areas are wonderful musicians.

For now, the Pub will be the only local place to serve Bluesy Green. They also have it available for take home purchase along with Quilter's Comfort I LOVE Me, Cold Thyme and Patricia's Delicious (Original Blend) teas, and it will be available for purchase in grocery stores locally and a variety of establishments elsewhere.

If you are in Bloomington, Indiana, in addition to the above establishments, you can find Quilter's Comfort teas on the menue at Roots on the Square, Rachael's Cafe and Max's Place. Want to buy some to enjoy at home? Stop in the Bloomingfoods Eastside Store and the Downtown Bloomingfoods (down the alley off Kirkwood) or the Players Pub. You can also purchase teas from my Reiki Peace and Wellness Office open by appointment only.

Quilter's Comfort was invited to design a tea for the Chalice Circles of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bloomington (Small Group Ministry) using herbs folk historians have associated with such properties as to support deep listening, enhance group interactions, be calming, nurturing, understanding and compassionate. Of course they want it to have great taste. To that end, in May, Quilter's Comfort will release All Ears. After its debut,it will be made available to the community.

Before All Ears makes its community debut, we will release Orange Earl Green in just a few short weeks, and if our taste testers say its go at that time we will also release Green Dove, blended with a mind toward peaceful intentions.

James Lawrence of Stair Lift Advisor can be reached here


ROOTS on the Square- corner of Walnut and 6th Street

PLAYERS PUB, 424 South Walnut
REIKI PEACE AND WELLNESS ARTS- by appointment only

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