Will this tea war ever cease? Can’t we drop our weapons for the season of giving? Can’t we have some good will towards men and tea and a little peace on earth? Tis’ the season for fighting and folly.
If this sounds like your family Christmas, you aren’t alone. In this world we will have trouble, so find some time to kick back, read a good book and treat yourself to a warm cup of tea. As for me…
It’s time for another T tastes Tea challenge!
My Canadian brew (Twinning’s Peppermint and Creamy Vanilla) is still going strong. Nevertheless, will it stand up to a mate named Immune+.
Immunity, wow…. that’s some super power. Let’s have a look at this contender’s stats.
This Super Herbal Peppermint and Ginger Tea takes his vitamins. With Zinc and Vitamin D to support his immune function, he’s sure to be at peak performance during the festivities. This warrior has armored up: Lemongrass, Rosehips, Peppermint, Camomile (That’s not how you spell Chamomile.) ………
Camo? I see. A bit of a military buff. His tactic is to hide among the herbs and sneak attack. Quite the tricky character.
What else? What else? Natural flavors. That’s a bit of a mystery. Lemon peel, Orange peel, Strawberry leaves, Ginger root, Zinc Gluconate and Vitamin D3.
Immune+ totes an arsenal of weaponry. But is he locked and loaded or just a bunch of herbaceous hoopla?
After an initial cup, which may have been steeped for an inadequate amount of time, I allowed another cup to slide down my gullet. (That’s an odd mental picture.) The cup was retrieved and I could breathe once again.
Sadly, there was no contest. My Peppermint and vanilla blew this tea out of the Christmas punch.
Do note that Immune+ comes with a warning: do not exceed 2 servings (teabags) a day. Also do not consume this product with other supplemented foods. If you take a daily supplement, you may be getting too much vitamins or minerals by consuming this product.
Now… let’s take a moment to enjoy the view.
While we’re all going crackers over Christmas crackers and bumping heads, elbows and fists with family, let’s remember what Christmas means.
Originally, early Christians didn’t accept the act of celebrating the birth of Christ Jesus. This isn’t entirely true. While later Christians may have debated this act, Jesus, the newborn King, was brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and Myrryh. Nevertheless, celebrating the birth of Christ is still seen by some as off the table.
However, Catholics did perform mass in honor of Christ, eating bread and drinking wine in remembrance of Him. This is called communion. Jesus Himself told us to perform this task. I suppose you could call Christmas a very special edition of this act as we come together for our Christmas fiests and exchange gifts.
Though we don’t know the exact day of Jesus’ birth, we do take time to honor Him and celebrate that God came to earth born in flesh and blood, born in a manger, to save us from our sins. We may not have immunity from all of life’s problems. However, unto us a child was born who has overcome the world: Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
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