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Tea Lovers Unite, Easter is Here, Hope is Alive and Well

Good Morning from Prince Edward Island

Thank you for allowing me into your world today, put the kettle on, time for tea. 

Here it is Easter Weekend already. Oh my.

Staff have been busy shining up the floors, painting the walls and scrubbing everything this week in preparation of the new season which starts May 1 with the first cruise ship visiting the Island this year.

In 2018 100,000 cruise ship passengers visited Prince Edward Island. We are expecting 150,000 in 2019. 

In case you didn't know already, tea is a passion of mine and has been for some time. We have been selling and blending some of our own top quality full leaf tea since 1988. 
I decided it is time to write a few words about our teas.
Best varie-teas for you...
Did you know that tea is the second most popular drink consumed in the world, second only to water?
If you’re thinking of trying tea, the options can be quite overwhelming. Black teas. Green teas. Oolong. Herbal. Where to start? What type of tea should you try?
There is a tea for everyone. You have to find it.
If you aren’t used to tea at all, you might find it to be a bit bitter. So, I recommend you start with a sweeter tea and try experimenting with milk or lemon or honey. Many people choose to start with a black tea.
New tea drinkers might want to start with an Earl Grey. It’s the most popular blend, and it is quite versatile. 
Hardcore Earl Grey fans will shudder at the thought of adding milk to their tea. I have more of a do what tastes good philosophy.

Earl Grey or another favourite is Creamy Earl Grey

If Earl Grey doesn’t appeal to you, we have many other kinds of flavoured black teas, but a few varieties that I recommend:

Apricot with Flowers or Black Vanilla Chai or Caramel Toffee 

Perhaps we can interest you in Creamy Chocolate or Raspberry Lemon or our absolute number one bestseller; Cavendish Sunset.

Once you find a good base tea, try to experiment with other types.

Green teas have a lighter, but earthy taste (some people find them more bitter than black teas). 

Try something completely different like a peppermint tea which I enjoy after an evening meal and has huge digestive benefits.  

Earlier this week, I was reading an interesting article while having a cup of tea.
Brad Fremmerlid, a non-verbal autistic man, has a business assembling things for clients. Brad's story brings hope to many dealing with autism.
I loved what his Dad had to say in the video at the end of the written story. As you read and watch this, keep track of your thoughts and then ask would you have had what his Dad had. The compassion. The love. The hope.

Hope is a word of optimism and expectation that looks forward with anticipation to the future, yet multitudes of people have lost their hope. Charles Stanley

The true meaning of Easter offers hope which comes alive from having a relationship with the Risen One. 

Happiness is good, but joy is better.

I wish you all the best this weekend and Happy Easter! 

With love from Prince Edward Island!



P.S. In honour of Easter...

Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master.
Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer.
Had no army, yet kings feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.
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Darlene Esola - April 25, 2019

Thank you, Bruce, for always sharing such uplifting and heartfelt thoughts. Your beautiful pictures and words continue to bring a piece of PEI to us here in the States. Wishing you and your family God’s blessings, especially now at Easter.

Susan Bagatto - April 22, 2019

Thank you 🙏I always enjoy the Blogs; they are so heartwarming. Good luck with the new season !! I wish I lived closer. Every email takes me back to our visit and those beautiful gardens and butterfly conservatory. Happy Spring

Caroline Stogrin - April 20, 2019

Thank you for another beautiful blog! Reading it (and looking at your pictures) always gives me a sense of peace and a thankful heart! Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Lisa Hendry - April 20, 2019

Thank you for sharing the wonderful article about Brad and Mark Fremmerlid. It gives hope for all families who have autistic, mentally or physically challenged children. I plan to share it with friends who are facing the same issues. I hope you and Shirley have a beautiful and peaceful Easter.


Julie Joly - April 20, 2019
Beautiful picture! Thank you. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter weekend. Good luck for the new season.🐣🐇
Jean Weiss - April 20, 2019

What a beautiful picture. Dawn on Prince Edward Island is truely peaceful and magical. Have a joyous and blessed Easter.

Mary Deighan - April 20, 2019

The picture is so beautiful, and “In honor of Easter”. Thank you.

Rose-Marie - April 20, 2019

Thank you! Hope is Alive! All praise and glory to the Risen Son!

Susan Mayo - April 20, 2019

Amen! He is risen!

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