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Summer of Health Week Four Recap

August 27th, 2012 by admin
Summer of Health Week Four Recap

Mighty Leaf fans of all kinds kept the #SummerOfHealth going strong in week four. And even though we’re nearing the home stretch, this week’s social champions have some great images to share.

The most eye-catching entry this week is a lovely photo by Erica Mitchell (@mosingbel on Twitter) posted on Twitter. Her pitcher and glass of iced tea are lit with slanting afternoon sunlight. Each glows with the inviting color of honey. If this picture isn’t a celebration of iced tea, I don’t know what is! Congrats Erica!

Our other winner, David Molina (@davidcmolina) also posted a lovely picture to Twitter. “Green tea + ice = iced green tea,” he wrote. But in case you aren’t the mathematical type, there’s a great tabletop picture to illustrate his point. Iced tea has rarely looked so refined.

We greatly appreciate Erica and David’s contributions and look forward to hearing from more of you this week. Social winners get tea gifts from Mighty Leaf all for posting health-related pics and tips to our Facebook wall or tweeting with the #SummerOfHealth hash tag. Have a wonderful, healthy week! Cheers!

Be sure to enter the #SummerOfHealth Giveaway! The winner will receive $100 in iced tea!

Summer of Health Week Three Recap

August 20th, 2012 by admin
Summer of Health Week Three Recap

Week three was another strong showing for tea lovers in the #SummerOfHealth contest! Without further ado, here are our social winners:

The most heart-warming post of the week came from Stephany Mason on Facebook. She shared a picture of her kids playing with a sprinkler in the yard–a great way to stay both cool and active. It takes me back to the days when a simple sprinkler could be the source of so much excitement and fun. Thanks Stephany! I’ll be sending you a little iced tea prize to show my appreciation.

Janet Kenney offered up a great confession on Facebook about how she came to love tea after disliking it in her younger days. She admits, “This has been a huge change for me, but after hearing about all the health & diet benefits, I had to try it!” I’m so happy you’ve ditched the sugary sodas for the antioxidant goodness of tea. Soon you’ll have even more tea to indulge your new love.

Many thanks for Stephany and Janet and everyone who sent us pictures and posts! If you’d like a chance to win free iced tea, post photos or messages on our wall to tell us what you are doing to stay healthy this summer. On Twitter, be sure to include the #SummerOfHealth tag so we can find it.

Have a healthy week! And don’t forget to enter our #SummerOfHealth Giveaway here.

Summer of Health Week Two Recap

August 10th, 2012 by admin
Summer of Health Week Two Recap

Week two of the Summer of Health has breezed on by. And like the first we’ve seen some great examples of healthy living from some of our most creative fans. Without further ado, here are this week’s winners:

The most scrumptious-looking post of the week was also one of the best. Alyssa Curran shared a lovely picture of veggies harvested from her garden. It’s full of beautiful colors and even more beautiful vegetables. I’m green with envy for her green thumb! She definitely earned the green tea we’ll be sending her way.

Although Jennifer Cook didn’t grow anything, she did create an inspiring little image that all tea lovers will enjoy. Her advice? “Top off the tea, it lubricates the grey matter!” Thanks, Jennifer, for your clever design. Expect a gift of appreciation soon.

Lastly, Dustin Blythe confided that he’d been making iced tea all summer to stay cool. His “two faves are Sunburst Green and Ginger Peach.” But to keep himself in the best health possible, he’s also regularly heading to the gym. Well done Dustin! Some iced tea is on its way to rehydrate you after those workouts.

Share your healthy habits and tips on our Facebook wall or on Twitter with the #SummerOfHealth hash tag, and you could receive an iced tea gift from Mighty Leaf next week! Also, take a moment to enter week three of the #SummerOfHealth! You could win $100 in iced tea! Keep taking good care of yourselves, your families, and friends this weekend!

Summer of Health Week One Recap

August 3rd, 2012 by admin
Summer of Health Week One Recap

Wow what an amazing first week (and three days) for the #SummerOfHealth! We’ve read so many great comments and tweets. It’s really inspiring to see how many members of the Mighty Leaf community are taking their health seriously this summer. Not to mention the astonishing creativity and enthusiasm!

Here at week’s end we’d like to highlight our favorite posts and tweets of the first 10 days of the #SummerOfHealth:

The most impressive post of the week came from Crystal (@TheTeachersWife on Twitter). She sent out a tweet with a link to an awesome blog post on her adventures with a juicer. It turns out getting your family to try out a juice diet is challenging and rewarding all at once. Read her post and you’ll be thirsty to try it yourself!

Meghan Finley (@immortalb4 on Twitter) was quick on the draw. Only a short while after the opening of the contest, she jumped on the #SummerOfHealth bandwagon with a bit of eastern wisdom for us all: “If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty. ~Japanese Proverb #SummerofHealth”. And what can be better for you than a healthy appreciation for truth and beauty?

Lynn McNeill-Morejon told us about her wonderful journey to lose weight this summer. She credits calorie free iced tea and the support of Oli with helping her shed an astonishing 20 pounds! Well done. We at Mighty Leaf applaud your fine work.

Lastly, Katie McCarthy sent us a wonderful picture of a veggie-packed dinner. And what’s at the edge of the shot? Is that iced tea perhaps? Looks like a fantastic meal, I’m getting hungry just looking at it.

Our hearty thanks go out to Crystal, Meghan, Lynn, and Katie. We’ll be extending some gifts to show our appreciation for their contributions. If you’d like to share with us for your own chance at winning free tea from Mighty Leaf, be sure to tweet with the #SummerOfHealth hashtag or leave us a message on our wall.

Don’t forget to enter week two of the #SummerOfHealth Giveaway! You could win $100 in iced tea! Until next week, treat yourself well and enjoy the summer!

Tea is Culinary: James Beard House, May 2010

Mighty LeafMay 20th, 2010 by Mighty Leaf

Chef Joseph Humphrey of Michelin-starred Murray Circle at Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, CA was the honorary chef at the James Beard House in New York City on May 15th, 2010. Mighty Leaf Tea specifically had a “Joe’s” Iced tea commission for him. It was a  2nd Flush Darjeeling picked and processed recently from the OKAYTI Estates in Darjeeling India. Manufactured for the purpose of iced tea for Chef Joseph Humphrey, this tea yields a darker more muscatel finish with floral and fruity notes. (more…)

Steeped in History: The Art of Tea Exhibit

Bliss DakeAugust 25th, 2009 by Bliss Dake
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Steeped in History: The Art of Tea, an exhibition running from August 16-November 29, 2009 at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, sheds light on the history of tea as it traveled through Asia, Europe and America.  Tea’s impact on the cultures of these three continents is reflected in visual arts that include ceramics, textiles, painting and drawings.  The Fowler exhibit presents a collection of art that includes rare Chinese ceramics and paintings, 18th- and 19th-centuery Japanese ceramics and prints, English and Colonial American paintings, vintage photos and documents and more. (more…)

Meeting Over Tea Online

Annelies ZijderveldAugust 18th, 2009 by Annelies Zijderveld
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The internet has changed our world in such profound ways that we can’t remember or envision a world without it. Through the outgrowth of peoples’ desires to connect and build community, we have whittled down this globe of ours into microcosms of interest. As a professed foodie, the opportunities to connect are endless.

On Chowhound or other foodie-related websites like Tasty Kitchen, I learn about new recipe combinations, restaurants and menu items in my area that otherwise (more…)