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Friday, October 1, 2010

Review: Earth Wonder Herbals Tea and Giveaway

(This giveaway is now closed, be sure to swing by Earth Wonder Herbals Etsy shop to purchase your herbal teas!)

Could there not be a better week to review herbal tea and offer you a chance to try it for yourself?  The rains are leaving and we're now left with a lovely cool, crisp fall weekend.  I recently came across Earth Wonder Herbals of Barrington, NH and had to try some of their teas.  First let's hear Holly's story, founder of Earth Wonder Herbals.  (Be sure to read through to the end for a great giveaway!)
I have always been interested in natural health and alternatives to main stream medicine as well as nutrition. I started studying herbs on my own last year and decided to start an herbal mentorship program at Lichenwood Herbals here in Barrington. I started my classes in March 2010 and my last class is 11/1. I really enjoy helping people make healthy choices. Herbs and natural living is my passion and I am excited to spread my knowledge to others and empower them in their own healing. I will also be co-teaching a class at Sun Moon Stars Herbals in Rollinsford with the store owner, Dawn. The date is TBD but will be in November with the topic being children's herbal remedies. I will keep you posted.
I ordered a few items from her Etsy store and she delivered them to me personally.  She's a very sweet and knowledgeable lady, someone I'd definitely do business with again.

Ok, ok onto the teas I sampled!  The first set of teas that caught my eye was the Children's Herbal Tea Bag Sampler which includes 4 single tea bags each of Tummy Ache tea, Relaxing tea and Children's Sore Throat tea.  I brewed them up per her instructions and the kids happily drank them.  You could mix the teas with juice or honey to sweeten them a bit, but both my kids drank them straight with no complaints (other than wanting a few ice cubes)!  My son even came down with a fever/sore throat on Thursday night and enjoyed taking sips of the Children's Sore Throat tea.  I'd like to try steeping some of the Relaxing tea and putting it in the fridge for the kids to sip on through the day.  A little chamomile through the day couldn't hurt!  The kids definitely give these blends an A+!

For myself, and for the upcoming winter cold and flu season, I picked up the Cold Away Herbal Tea Blend.  A must have for wintertime in New England.  I really liked the blend of echinacea, elderberries, peppermint, rosehips and orange peel.  Plus you get a vitamin C boost from the rosehips and orange peel.  Everything you need to give a stronger kick to that lingering cold.  Try it out, I think you'll like it too!

There are many different tea blends, balms and salves available at Earth Wonder Herbals.  Something for everything.  Now, I want to give you a chance to win 1 oz. of the Afternoon Unwind tea blend!  I'm going to keep this giveaway simple and have you just leave a nice comment at the end of this post.  If you live within approx. 20 min. driving distance of Barrington, NH your tea blend will be hand-delivered by Holly herself otherwise we will ship it to you (US only)!   This giveaway will run through Friday Oct. 8th at midnight.  I will announce the winner on Saturday, October 9th!  So order some teas, enter the giveaway and in the words of Holly, "be well"!

The information here is intended only for educational purposes. This information does not replace that of a medical professional. If you are pregnant, nursing, have auto immune diseases, or other serious health challenges, please contact your doctor before using these tea blends. Not intended to cure, treat, prevent, or diagnosis any disease.


Anonymous,  October 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

Isn't it nice when you find something that just warmn you from head to toe? Right now i would love some of that sore throat and Cold Away blends...
Very nice blog, thanks :)

Beth October 2, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

I have Sunday night meetings at my house all winter and like to have a drawer full of tea for my guests. I would love to be able to buy this local. thanks for the post. Beth

Debra,  October 2, 2010 at 8:34 PM  

The teas look lovely — where is Holly sourcing her herbs or is she growing everything herself? It was unclear from her Etsy store...

Anonymous,  October 4, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

Thanks for the chance! I would love to try her tea! I drink a lot of teas but have not really tried the loose teas. Thanks for the post Virginia!!

tina @ tina.spicer@navy.mil

Virginia October 4, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

@Debra - Holly sources from Mountain Rose Herbals.

The Gandys!!!! October 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM  

We love teas here... How are they with nursing moms? Do you have a special tea to help with nursing? Right now I am drinking the Mother's Milk tea, and do enjoy it, but would love to try a local tea! :) Can't wait to check out your website for kids teas! Our 3.5 year old son loves tea! Especially when he is not feeling good!

Virginia October 4, 2010 at 4:13 PM  

I would contact Holly directly through her Etsy store re: safety with nursing. I know she can custom blend teas for you as well: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49143524/custom-made-for-you-herbal-tea-blend

Definitely recommend the kids teas!

marygee October 7, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

Wow! It's great to konw there's a source for local teas. We made a simple tea last christmas for a stocking stuffer, but I would love to branch out. The cold away blend sounds wonderful!


Anonymous,  October 8, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

Hi. I really enjoyed talking with you today and have enjoyed what I've read so far here. I look forward to chatting with you some more.

Arwen, from down the street with the crazy dog.

Virginia October 8, 2010 at 10:50 PM  

It means so much that you stopped by my blog and commented! It was a pleasure speaking with you as well today. And my kids love your crazy dog! :)

matt4melis October 8, 2010 at 11:53 PM  

I'd love to try this tea. Sounds fabulous! I'm all for natural healing.

matt4melis at hotmail dot com

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