October Newsletter- 2019

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  We welcome October with a smile, a sweater
… and a thank you!

Yet another amazing summer season in northern Michigan has come to a close.  We want to take  a moment to thank each of you for your continued support and appreciation of our tea and this farm.
Our Light of Day farm family sincerely enjoys receiving visitors from near and far. Each of you have touched our hearts.  We truly appreciate your tea-evangelism by spreading the Light of Day message and sharing our products with others.

           Tea Wellness Classes


LAST TWO OF THE SEASON! Oct. 12 & 26
Our Tea Wellness Class is full of amazing information and is taught by Angela Macke, R.N and Horticulturalist – Founder of Light of Day Organics.  This class is a “game changer” for those in need of the “fast track” to wellness. While enjoying the educational teachings and playfully slurping to taste and assess many different teas from our farm in a comfortable setting, you will learn and practice “grounding”, “forgiveness” and “asking” exercises to facilitate healing.  Each Tea Wellness workshop  lasts between 90 minutes to 2 hours in duration.  You can sign up by clicking one of the links below or by stopping in our store.

October 12th at 2 pm SIGN UP HERE
October 26th at 2 pm SIGN UP HERE

Tea Sale!!

We are excited to announce a new category on our website!    Be sure to check our Sale/Clearance/Overstock for the latest additions.

October’s Tea Flight Menu

If you are looking for something unique or fun to do with friends or family on Saturdays, consider stopping out for a Flight of Tea!   Every Saturday from 11 am-4 pm we are double staffed so that we can offer this to you. The Tea Flight changes each month and includes a tea offering from each category, matcha smoothie sample and the sharing of  tea education for $10 a person.  This Flight  selection, as follows, will be featured each Saturday through the month of October.

White Tea: Be Still

100% Certified Organic Ingredients:

White Tea, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Raspberry leaf

Blender’s Notes: Such a lovely experience to produce, this is a staple at our home, inspired during night-time prayers a few years ago. We find this lightly colored warm liquid very calming to mind, body and spirit. Grown, harvested by hand, blended and packaged with love right here at our Biodynamic farm. This is a cherished tea to us and we hope that you will find it to be restorative as well. Naturally lightly-caffeinated.

Remember when ordering loose teas, that there are approximately 200 servings per pound (or that 1 oz. of loose leaf tea or tisane makes 15-25 servings).

Educational Information for:  Be Still

  • White Tea –  White tea is packed with polyphenols, which have antioxidant benefits.  They help reduce chronic inflammation by protecting the body against damages from free radicals.
  • Chamomile –  Chamomile has properties that may aid sleep, relaxation, and  digestion.
  • Peppermint – Peppermint may relieve digestive symptoms, such as gas, bloating and indigestion.
  • Spearmint – The most important health benefits of Spearmint include its possible ability to improve digestion, prevent and treat acne, boost respiratory health, optimize hormonal levels, relieve stress, increase circulation, maximize heart health, and protect and strengthen the immune system.  
  • Raspberry Leaf – Raspberry Leaf provides B vitamins, vitamin C and a number of minerals, including potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron.


Green Tea:  I Dream of Maui100% Certified Organic Ingredients:  Green Tea, Pineapple, Mango, Papaya, Cornflower

Blender’s Notes: A very fine tea, blended with the essence of Maui itself… Sencha base. Naturally lightly caffeinated. Aloha~

Remember when ordering loose teas, that there are approximately 200 servings per pound (or that 1 oz. of loose leaf tea or tisane makes 15-25 servings).

Educational Information for:  I Dream of Maui

  • Green Tea – Green Tea possesses a high content of antioxidants and polyphenols, known for neutralizing the potentially harmful effects of free radicals.
  • Pineapple – Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, and minerals like manganese.
  • Mango – Mango is low in calories yet high in nutrients — particularly vitamin C, which aids immunity, iron absorption and growth and repair.
  • Papaya – The possible health benefits of consuming papaya may include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in people with diabetes, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.
  • Cornflower – The plant’s medicinal value lies primarily in its anti-inflammatory properties. Taken internally as an herbal tea, it is thought to aid in soothing stomach ulcers, while rinsing with the tea is used to speed the healing of sores or bleeding gums in the mouth

Limited Edition Tea: Twig Tea
100% Organic Ingredients: Roasted Tea Twigs

Grown here!! Roasted Premium certified organic Kukicha (toasted twig, stem and mature leaves). Very special manufacture…full of history.

Blender’s Notes: Toasty aroma. Roasty-toasty- rich and deeply delicious, satisfying taste. Soothing, satisfying tea of wok- roasted then aged tea twigs and mature leaves. Aged 2 to 3 years after roasting. Kukicha-style teas like our Twig Tea was actively promoted by George Ohsawa in the 60’s as the “everyday tea”, to be consumed with every meal. Popular as a children’s beverage when prepared 50% twig tea and 50% apple juice.

Naturally lightly caffeinated- soothing and refreshing, yet not stimulating.

Remember when ordering loose teas, that there are approximately 200 servings per pound (or that 1 oz. of loose leaf tea or tisane makes 15-25 servings).

Educational Information for:  Twig Tea

  • Roasted Tea Twigs – Because twig tea is comprised of the stems and young twigs, it is rich in both vitamins and minerals that feed the growth parts of the plant. The minerals found in kukicha include copper, selenium, manganese, calcium, zinc and fluoride. Kukicha contains vitamins A and C and the B-complex vitamins, which are all potent antioxidants. Twig tea contains more calcium than cow’s milk, according to Julie Ong, author of “The Everything Guide to Macrobiotics.”


Black Tea:  Orange Assam100% Certified Organic and Biodynamic Ingredients:

Black tea, Orange, and Cranberry

Blender’s Notes: Hearty, strong Assam leaves are combined with sweet Light of Day-grown Cranberries, dried Florida Orange peel and mini Orange slices for a FANTASTIC uplifting blend. This one will perk you up when you need it. Delicious.

Remember when ordering loose teas, that there are approximately 200 servings per pound (or that 1 oz. of loose leaf tea or tisane makes 15-25 servings).

Educational Information for:  Orange Assam

  • Black Tea – Black tea is full of healthy substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage.
  • Orange – The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (as in an orange) or applied topically, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin.
  • Cranberry – They are often referred to as a “super food.” Half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories. The nutrients in cranberries have been linked to a lower risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, and decreased blood pressure.


Tisane:  Heartwarming Cinnamon100% Certified Organic Ingredients: Rooibos, Apple, Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Cardamom

Blenders Notes: The most delicious Cinnamon “tea” you have ever experienced! Naturally caffeine-free.

Remember when ordering loose teas, that there are approximately 200 servings per pound (or that 1 oz. of loose leaf tea or tisane makes 15-25 servings).

Educational Information for:  Heartwarming Cinnamon

  • Rooibos – Rooibos tea contains vital minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and alpha hydroxyl acid. As with most true teas and herbal teas, it also contains high levels of vitamin C along with powerful antioxidants such as aspalathin that offer extensive health benefits.
  • Apple – Apples are loaded with vitamin C, especially in the skins, which are also full of fiber
  • Orange – The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (as in an orange) or applied topically, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of your skin.
  • Clove – Cloves contain fiber, vitamins and minerals, so using whole or ground cloves to add flavor to your food can provide some important nutrients, flavor and aroma.
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants.
  • Cardamom – Cardamom may help lower blood pressure, most likely due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties.


Matcha:

100% Certified Organic Ingredients:

Green Tea

This 40 gram tin contains 40 (1 gram) servings. 1 gram is roughly a level 1/2 teaspoon.

Limited edition of the World’s finest certified 100% certified organic premium ceremonial grade Matcha Green tea. Strong and crisp- loaded with freshness and unique Green Tea anti-oxidants that researchers have been fascinated with and excited about. For Tea Ceremony- everyday! Highest amount of O.R.A.C units per gram (antioxidants) of any plant known to man. There are 20 servings per oz. (1/2 tsp. per person per day) with suggested serving size of 1/2 tsp. or 1 gram per person per serving. This is a real treasure- so nurture yourself today with this “drink of the Samurai!” Be sure to “subscribe” to our newsletter so that we can send you HEALTH file and recipes which includes good information about this special and historic drink.

Matcha, is a product that we could grow here at Light of Day Organics (because Tea is one of the botanicals that we grow) but we do not currently own the equipment necessary to mechanically de-vein or to grind the Tencha leaf into a fine powder within the low oxygen laboratory setting it requires to prevent it from oxidizing during manufacture. Therefore, we rely on other trusted certified organic farmers around the globe to grow the base ingredient of this remarkable product for us. Because of concerns in the news lately re. radiation and heavy metal contamination, each batch of Matcha and the soils they are grown in are tested thoroughly to ensure that we are all enjoying the highest quality, safest matcha available to us today! We hope that you enjoy this product as much as we do!

We do offer our Matcha in CAPSULES too!  Two capsules once a day is equivalent to the 1/2 tsp. (1 gram) suggested serving.
The capsules are great for those of use that may not always have the time to prepare the Matcha in a smoothie form.

What’s happening at the farm?

While fall is in the air and life is slowing down in preparation for what’s coming next, there is still so much beauty and magic happening here that we want to share with you.


Our amazing Camilla Sinensis (tea plants) are producing beautiful flowers and are “going to seed”.  This is the time of year that we cut back our tea plants and use the by-product to make our Twig Tea, which is featured in this months flight for your enjoyment!

From left: Zagreb Coreopsis, White Hibiscus, Stinging Nettle, Red Hibiscus      Celestial Blue Hibiscus, Sunflower with beautiful bees!

Tea & Health

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Matcha

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Catalogue

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