Today is Day 16 of Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge!

More than halfway to the end! I’m so surprised I’m still keeping up with this, I’ve only missed one day, which was December 24th, “Best Rush”, I couldn’t think of any without sounding like a complete Jezebel. NEWAYZ…

Tea! I have two teas I love/adore/drink regularly, both are teas to help me with things. I love the healing powers of tea/herbs! Read on!


Numero Uno is by far my ultimate saving life force. I’ve actually blogged about this before. I cannot express how much I love this tea.

I know this is a gross and disgusting topic, but I have a HORRIBLE GI system. I’ve been to doctors and hospitals- nothing has ever helped. I’ve gone weeks, not kidding, without anything happening. I’ve increased my water/fiber/vegetables/exercise, tried fiber/prunes/everything under the sun. Nothing has worked till I found Smooth Move Tea, made by Traditional Medicinals Teas. (Carried by grocery stores)

It contains senna leaf which promotes bowel movement by direct action on the intestine. It also includes additional digestive support with fennel, orange peel, cinnamon, coriander and ginger to ease discomfort and reduce cramping.

It’s sweet and slightly bitter, with citrus-orange and spicy notes… The taste took awhile to get used to, but now I enjoy it. I also make sure to drink PLENTY of water with it, that really um, helps the system move…

Awesome amazing Allie loving tea #2 is, Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings.

I have a hard time sleeping entirely though the night, this is my rescue! It comes in a grass-green box with a adorable little bear set by a gently roaring fireplace. I personally have renamed it, “Sleepytime Bear Tea”.

About twenty minutes after drinking the tea, which you should try to finish before it gets cool, you will sense a pronounced drowsiness. It is a gradual sleepiness that comes over you. You kind of slip into the sleep — calmly and serenely. Unlike sleeping pills where you feel, “knocked out”. (Not that I mind that feeling either)

The ingredients are listed as follows: Chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn berries and rosebuds. The lemon grass and the orange blossoms lend it a lovely scent, yet the spearmint is the prevailing scent.

When looking for images, I found this lolable comic of sleeptime bear:


I had to crop it a bit, I love Asher Sarlin! LOL @ trapper keeper, orange juice and secret agent! Those are actual saved in my old photobucket account.

Oh, and please check out this amazing article about making Ferrofluid!

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