Our goal is to provide the finest custom blended herbal teas, hand-made pastries and bakery items and gourmet coffee in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere.

Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and help cells regenerate and repair.  Many studies suggest antioxidants also assist our bodies in preventing cancer.
Tea can lower stress hormone levels. Black tea can reduce the effects of stressful events by lowering the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
Tea fights cavities and reduces plaque. Compounds in tea are capable of killing or suppressing growth and acid production of cavity causing bacteria in our mouths.
Tea keeps you hydrated. Every cup of tea you drink, especially low or no caffeine varieties, counts as a cup of water with the added bonus of providing antioxidants as well.
Tea may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Tea can help prevent formation of dangerous blood clots which are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks.
Tea can help lower blood pressure. Drinking green tea daily can reduce your risk of hypertension by up to 50%.
Tea aids your body in digestion. Tea has been used for thousands of years as an after-meal digestive aid.  It can also help relieve stomach cramps.
Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea might help to lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Tea can help beat bacteria. An Egyptian study testing the effects of green tea on antibiotics found the tea to enhance the bacteria killing effects of the drugs.
Tea aids your immune defenses. A study comparing the immune activity levels of coffee drinkers vs. tea drinkers found the tea drinkers to have levels up to five times higher.
  1. Tea contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help slow down the aging process, and help cells regenerate and repair.  Many studies suggest antioxidants also assist our bodies in preventing cancer.
  2. Tea can lower stress hormone levels. Black tea can reduce the effects of stressful events by lowering the amount of the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
  3. Tea fights cavities and reduces plaque. Compounds in tea are capable of killing or suppressing growth and acid production of cavity causing bacteria in our mouths.
  4. Tea keeps you hydrated. Every cup of tea you drink, especially low or no caffeine varieties, counts as a cup of water with the added bonus of providing antioxidants as well.
  5. Tea may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Tea can help prevent formation of dangerous blood clots which are often the cause of strokes and heart attacks.
  6. Tea can help lower blood pressure. Drinking green tea daily can reduce your risk of hypertension by up to 50%.
  7. Tea aids your body in digestion. Tea has been used for thousands of years as an after-meal digestive aid.  It can also help relieve stomach cramps.
  8. Tea may help prevent diabetes. There is some evidence to suggest that green tea might help to lower the risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
  9. Tea can help beat bacteria. An Egyptian study testing the effects of green tea on antibiotics found the tea to enhance the bacteria killing effects of the drugs.
  10. Tea aids your immune defenses. A study comparing the immune activity levels of coffee drinkers vs. tea drinkers found the tea drinkers to have levels up to five times higher.

Sorry for Lack of Updates

Things here are on a crazy hold because we’re in financial schtuck because of taxes and houses and things. 

Though we have had a bunch of nifty coins donated by my (Cat’s) Dad from various countries. I have not done a full count yet, but I think we’d have a nice area to cover from that. 

So, all our focus is going to this: 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/258996?a=1101419

Thanks

Re-Imagined Tea

Now that I have access to truly decaffeinated tea I can say that I’ve reworked Peaceful Dreams. 

Taste tests really couldn’t determine if it was better with peppermint or spearmint, so since we can make to order we will offer the blend with either or both. Thunderstorm’s electrical interference pending it should be in the shopping cart by the end of the day. 

Sencha Green Decaf tea leaves, lavender flowers, peppermint and/or spearmint. 

No caffeine whatsoever. Plenty of relaxing yummy flavors to make this the perfect tea to have in the evening before bed. 

More Urgent

I’m sorry there’s no real update about the cafe this week; but I’ve been a bit freaked out about a more dire money situation that we’re in so Becca and I haven’t really done much planning cafe-wise. 

I’m $275.76 short of the morgage this month and I’m trying to raise the funds. 

I have a fundraiser up here: http://catrionasea.chipin.com/to-save-the-house/ 

We actually need to raise a bit over $5000 by the end of the year because if we don’t pay the taxes and insurance on the house Wells Fargo won’t let us assume the mortgage and they will foreclose on the beautiful house that we’re supposed to inherit from my late father-in-law’s estate; but for the time being I’m focusing on the short term goal of $300 to get us to my husband’s next pay day. 

For those who are more esoterically inclined I have a tarot-related fundraiser going on my other tumblr: http://silverpathcat.tumblr.com/ if we get $100 donations I’ll start doing drawings for free readings among the participants, prizes will increase as donation amounts increased.

Thank you so much. 

Bread for Bread

Today we made bread :) 

Bakery cafe’s need lots of bread after all. This is two batches of dough and we made three loaves, two dozen clover leaf rolls and some bread knots with the left over dough. 

So, this is our Honey Wheat Bread. We’ll be trying out other recipes over the next few weeks because we want to have lots of yummy healthy breads to offer over the course of a week. 

ssfseiyakou:

magicmondaycafe:

Today Becca and I are sitting down and collating recipes for the food we’ll have on our menu.

We’ve been going through muffin recipes for the past hour and now I’m really hungry :)

Now we’re going through other sweet treats we might offer such as pies and brownies.

Yesterday was soup day.

We’re also going to go through different lemonades and healthy soft drinks we can offer as alternatives to chemically heavy sodas.

Any sort of finger foods would be good. Little cakes or cookies, maybe some baklava or mini cannolis.  Fresh fruit with slices of cheese for a healthy option would be great, too. (Babybel mini cheese?) Or, if you want savory, look into tapas.

Ah, the baklava! I can’t believe we forgot to list that because Becca makes an awesome baklava. 

We are planning to do some savory things particularly Cornish Pasties which are a bit like empanadas. 

We will definitely have fruit “on tap” as we’re planning to make our own jams and have fruit pies on different days, so that’s an excellent option. 

Recipes

Today Becca and I are sitting down and collating recipes for the food we’ll have on our menu. 

We’ve been going through muffin recipes for the past hour and now I’m really hungry :) 

Now we’re going through other sweet treats we might offer such as pies and brownies. 

Yesterday was soup day. 

We’re also going to go through different lemonades and healthy soft drinks we can offer as alternatives to chemically heavy sodas. 

Are there any particular recipes that are your absolute favorites that you think we should offer? 

Pennies Update

This week, we got a nifty wolf card from Bigger on the Inside purveyors of fine hand-made books :) Check them out; and thank you so much!

991 US pennies *
6 Canadian pennies 
and a 2 euro coin

* denotes updated totals.

If you would like to send us pennies for our floor, please mail them to: 
Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784 

Pennies Update

walk-your-talk:

magicmondaycafe:

While we were away our good friends Patti & Steph from Starlit Creations and Last Chance Myu sent us 300 pennies! Thanks so much ladies!

We also received three pennies from Munchkin which he found on the floor and were probably mine to begin with ;)

Our current total stands at 

980 US pennies *
6 Canadian pennies 
and a 2 euro coin

* denotes updated totals.

If YOU would like to send us pennies please send them to: 
Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784

If you are super awesome and would like to donate to the cafe building fund so we can have counters, chairs, tables and those important things like stoves, tea pots and coffee makers you can send your donations to the same address or over paypal to magicmondaycafe @ gmail.com or you can buy some of our yummy teas from our store at magicmondaycafe.com!

Thank you so much! 

Stay tuned! Next week there’ll be an update in donation incentives. I’ll give you a hint. You can drink out of them! 

^ these people are awesome.

Thank you ^_^

Pennies Update

While we were away our good friends Patti & Steph from Starlit Creations and Last Chance Myu sent us 300 pennies! Thanks so much ladies!

We also received three pennies from Munchkin which he found on the floor and were probably mine to begin with ;)

Our current total stands at 

980 US pennies *
6 Canadian pennies 
and a 2 euro coin

* denotes updated totals.

If YOU would like to send us pennies please send them to: 
Magic Monday Cafe
P.O. Box 2410
Umatilla, FL 32784

If you are super awesome and would like to donate to the cafe building fund so we can have counters, chairs, tables and those important things like stoves, tea pots and coffee makers you can send your donations to the same address or over paypal to magicmondaycafe @ gmail.com or you can buy some of our yummy teas from our store at magicmondaycafe.com!

Thank you so much! 

Stay tuned! Next week there’ll be an update in donation incentives. I’ll give you a hint. You can drink out of them!