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Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and I had ordered something for a gift for our ladies at church. But…the package wound it’s way from Seattle to California and back to Vancouver…before it started winding it’s way cross-country. It wasn’t going to arrive in time. Friday afternoon, I put Plan B into action and I went shopping!

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Have you ever wondered what 100 tea sachets look like?

I will never have this much tea in my house at one time, and yes! I had to exercise a lot of self-control. Since I was already at the store, I also treated myself to a cup of the Tea of the Day, which happened to be a new flavour, Gaba Guava.

This is a fruity, tropical tea, with a low caffeine rating. It contains green and gaba green tea, as well as guava, pineapple, apple, papaya, coconut rasps, orange peel, orange blossoms, red currants, and safflower blossoms. Honestly, it reminded me of hot Five Alive but with a strong grapefruit flavour. While gaba green tea is purported to have multiple health benefits, I am willing to try it again in the summer as an iced tea.

Gaba stands for gamma-aminobutyric acid, a neurotransmitter naturally occurring in our brains. It assists information travel more efficiently and accurately to our brain. It’s been credited with lower stress levels, improved sleep and reduced depression and anxiety. Some teas, like oolong, naturally have high levels of gaba, while others are processed in a high-nitrogen, oxygen-free environment during oxidation. 

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Guava fruit also has health benefits because it’s rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. It can aid heart and digestive health, help balance blood sugar, and boost immunity. Guava  may also be good for your skin  – and that’s something every mother could use!

Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle. – Erno Lazlo

Happy Monday!