May, 2024

“When you have found someone with whom you enjoy taking tea, then you have found a friend for life."
– Earlene Grey
Tea Shop Hours
Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 - 5:00
Sundays 12:00 - 5:00

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Let It Bloom!

The farm is bursting with new life and color and the Tea Shop is welcoming more and more people each weekend.  This weekend we host our first Tea 101 and Wellness Workshop and Farm Tour of the season.  We look forward to seeing old and new friends alike!

In this month's newsletter, we celebrate International Tea Day, coming May 21, 2024 with some current staff picks. Hopefully you'll find something new that sounds too good not to try! We also celebrate collaboration in this issue with a great story about our partner, Bailey's Farms.  You might have tried their amazing kombucha, made with Light of Day teas and tisanes. 

As I pulled out of the farm the other day I noticed that Angela had put up a sign for visitors to see as they exit.  It reads "Thank you! You are at the heart of this tea farm. Where there's tea there's LOVE." For those of you who won't get to visit the farm soon, we believe it and we want you to know it! Thank you for your support of this unique and special small business.  - All the best, Debbie

International Tea Day is May 21, 2024!
In celebration, we're sharing our current staff picks as inspiration for you to consider trying a new tea or tisane!

Light of Day Organics
Staff Picks!

"My favorite right now is Top O' The Mountain (green tea). It's my morning go-to! It's light and smooth flavor is a great way to start my day!"  - Kristi

Learn more about Top O' The Mountain

"I would lean towards Lemony-Ginger Sunshine (tisane). It makes my gut happy when it is feeling sad."   - Michael

Learn more about Lemony-Ginger Sunshine

"My current favorite is Sweet Dreams (tisane). After my morning Matcha, it is my all day sipper tea that keeps me feeling nice and steady. I also love citrus notes, and the lemongrass, orange peel, and lemon balm are perfect!"  - Kristen

Learn more about Sweet Dreams
Learn more about Matcha         

"I'd have to say Minty-Green Gunpowder Pearls (green tea). I love the mixture between the spearmint and peppermint.  It makes me feel cozy no matter the season."   - Sara

Learn more about Minty-Green Gunpowder Pearls 

"My favorites and part of daily routine are Matcha capsules and sipping Floral Silver Needles (white tea) or Golden Tip (black tea) all day long"  - Angela

Learn more about Floral Silver Needles
Learn More about Golden Tip Tea
Learn more about Matcha capsules

"With the warmer weather I turn to my favorite cold tea, Tulsi Citrus Soother (green tea). I love the combination of flavors, spicy and citrusy. It is so refreshing!"  - Debbie

Learn more about Tulsi Citrus Soother

We would love to hear about your favorites! Email us at

Light of Day Partner Spotlight
 Bailey's Farms Kombucha 


“The start of everything was love and the desire to connect people to what brings them alive!” - JC Bailey

In 2017, JC Bailey, accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law, participated in one of Angela’s Tea Workshops at Light of Day. The narrative leaps to October 2020, where JC experienced a profound vision during a meditation—an image of Angela’s yurt at Light of Day. Curious, she shared this vision with Angela, unaware of its significance. This seemingly casual exchange led to an invitation for tea and conversation.
Simultaneously, amidst JC's efforts to connect with Angela, a family member grappled with career setbacks exacerbated by the pandemic. To support and encourage her nephew, JC regularly conversed with him. Through their ongoing conversations they unveiled a shared desire to make kombucha. Fueled by familial love and a shared pursuit of joy, within a few months, they were creating kombucha using Light of Day Organics teas and tisanes. 
Both Steve and JC Bailey embarked on the kombucha venture from different professional backgrounds—law enforcement and therapy specializing in traumatic brain injuries, respectively. After much discernment, they landed on their desire to work together to create a family business. 
For JC and Steve, success isn’t measured in sales figures. Success is about the joy of doing something good and making a positive impact on their community and the environment. Partnering with organizations like Arrowhead Incubator that works to “empower Native American industry, employment, and small businesses for the social and economic advancement of present and future tribal generations and communities. ( 2024)” they’ve embraced a mission of giving back and uplifting others. 
Their kombucha has become more than just a beverage; it’s a symbol of hope and renewal. Customers have shared countless stories of how Bailey’s Farms Kombucha has brightened their lives, from supporting sobriety journeys to fostering overall good health. Bailey’s kombucha has quickly gained in popularity, with 14 flavors on retail shelves and taps in over 100 locations, including colleges, grocery stores, and restaurants. 
Despite their broad reach, JC and Steve remain firmly rooted in their origins. They remain connected to their customers firsthand at local farmers markets. Notably, Bailey’s stands as the second Native American-owned kombucha company in the United States. Steve Bailey hails from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Additionally, Bailey’s is the only kombucha company using only Certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic tea and tisanes due to their collaboration with Light of Day Organics! 
For those yet to experience Bailey’s Kombucha, we invite you to enjoy this fusion of quality ingredients and love. Bailey’s Kombucha truly stands apart from the rest.

Learn more about Bailey's Farms Kombucha

Tea 101 & Wellness Workshops and Farm Tours
led by our founder, Angela Macke
- 2024 Season -

Register for a Tea Workshop or Farm Tour!

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Special pre-season class for our local customers!

Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2024
Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024
Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2024
Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm
Saturday, September 7, 2024
Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm
Saturday, September 14, 2024
Tea 101 & Wellness Workshop 10:30 am              Farm Tour 1:00pm

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