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November 13, 2009

Some new articles on Tea and Health

Filed under: Tea and Health — wbwingert @ 9:37 am

The world of tea and health is dynamic and new information is always emerging.   Here are a couple of recent articles

– Tea and Breast Cancer – The Examiner

12 signs you’ll live longer –

The news is consistently good and the even better tea tastes great.  it is a win-win!

November 12, 2009

Souvia Tea update for November

Filed under: herbals and fruit blends,Newsletter,Tea Enjoyment — wbwingert @ 11:42 am


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New Website




It’s that time of Year

Featured Items




Just in time for cooler

temps – smooth and

aromatic – Caffeine








We have lots of

great, personal

gifts for the tea




 Tea Tools Basket

This kit has all

the tools needed to

dive into the world

of tea


 Be our Fan!


Cold Chaser 

 Savory and soothing

this German Blend of

herbs can naturally

boost one’s immunity

and shorten a cold

What’s New?

New Souvia WebsiteJust as we are updating our physical presence, we have updated our virtual one this month!  We launched our new website this week with:

Take a look and tell us what you think! 


Check out the events section below for the tea sale, free back rubs and music.


Trick or Tea has come and gone.  However, for a Limited time we can get it by the pound.  It will take about 6 business days from time of order – Can only be ordered in one of the stores.


Cranberry-Peach (black), Nutcracker Suite, Gingerbread House(rooibos), and Harvest Moon(green) are in the stores.  Look for Ambrosia White in December.


Tea Word of the Month:  High Tea [hy tee]  –noun :    a meal usually with breads, meats and cheeses served after 6pm often confused with Afternoon Tea but more of a meal than a social diversion


Herbal Corner – Sage – “all is well”


Sage (Salvia Officinalis) was the first herb my grandmother introduced me to. I still remember the honey sweetened, aromatic tea she gave me to soothe my sore throat when I was sick.


The generic name for sage, salvia, is Latin and means “to heal” and in ancient Rome and Greece Sage was believed to heal everything, from snakebites to colds. It was also attributed to have memory enhancing properties. Every country’s herbal healers, from China to Europe, recommended Sage and, because of its many medicinal properties, it became known as the herb that could extend life to the point of immortality.


It is true that sage has very powerful antibacterial and antioxidant properties, and was therefore used by the Greek and Romans as a meat preservative. Even today, it is no accident that we are so fond of adding a little sage to that Turkey stuffing!


Medicinally, sage is a wonderful digestive remedy. It stimulates the flow of digestive enzymes and bile and helps settle the stomach and relieves indigestion.


Sage is also known to be a tonic to the nervous system, enhancing the body’s strength and vitality.

Its antiseptic properties have been relied on in wound healing and the mild estrogenic effect may help relieve menopausal problems, especially hot flashes.


The French call this herb “toute bonne”, which means “all is well”. Indeed, Sage has many healing properties and should not be missing from your herbal remedy kit.

It’s that time of year!

Music is December at Souvia 

No, we’re not putting up Christmas decor just yet but we are thinking about it.  Some upcoming events

  • We will have our “after Thanksgiving sale” on Friday and Saturday, November 27th and 28th – In Phoenix, we will have free chair massages for everyone spending $20 or more
  • We’ll open Sundays, 12pm-5pm on December 6th, 13th and 20th
  • On Fridays – December 4th, 11th, and 18th , music returns to Souvia from 4pm-6pm with some soothing Recorder to de-stress for the Holiday
  • Keep up with all that is going on – Become a Fan of Souvia  or Follow us on Twittter

In January, “Souvia Saturdays Community Forum” begins.   These will be held in the Phoenix location from 10am-12pm on certain Saturdays.  We have three speakers already lined up,  See the topics on the calendar or Blog. Ideas?  Send them to


That’s it for now…

It was great to see so many of you at the Local First Festival – If you missed it, pencil in the first Saturday in November for next year.  For those with an eye for detail or design, please send us feedback on the new website – I will draw two names to receive 50 grams of any of our Holiday teas!


We hope to see you in the stores but if not, remember we ship everyday, locally and nationwide!



Meet the Author

Meet Author and Speaker Greg Petersen at the Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe on Monday, November 16th at 7pm.  Greg  will be talking about a new and unique series of mini books designed for the busy, fast-paced life we live.  The series, called The Urban Farm’s Simple Sustainability Series – The first two are out My Extraordinary Yard and Fowl Play


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November 11, 2009

Souvia Saturdays – Community Forum

Filed under: Tea in Arizona — wbwingert @ 9:34 am

We are inviting speakers to come to Souvia Phoenix on selected Saturdays to  give a brief presentation on topic of community interest and be available for questions and answers.
We welcome your suggestions for topics or speakers.
To get started in January, we decided to offer the following topics:
January 23rd
– Dr. Andrea Wiener, ND
  ” Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease”
     – how does it affect overall health
     – Living without – how to manage a diet without gluten
January 30th
– Delta Payet
  – owner of “Delta in Skin”
  “  How sundamaged is your Skin”
    – uv photo will reveal sundamage to your skin
    – find out how to treat and reverse sun damage
Feburary 13th
Greg Peterson
– owner of “Your Guide to Green”
“You can create your own Urban Farm”
  – tips on on how to transform residential landscape
   into edible delight

November 9, 2009

Cooking with Tea

Filed under: herbals and fruit blends,Tea and Health,Tea Enjoyment — wbwingert @ 9:15 pm

Thanks to  Bella Donna of BHealthyBHappy LLC, (and a guest Souvia Instructor) for the nice note and great recipe that follows
“Dear Souvia,
I have been using your teas as a base in my healthy smoothie drinks for years now.  There are
so many different flavors and I appreciate the quality of products that you offer. I have recently
discovered your Angel’s Kiss tea and must say that the smell alone is ‘heavenly’.  The flavor
is absolutely delicious and am going to start using it in one of my smoothies that I offer to
clients who come for detox treatments.
I thought I would share my recipe in case you could pass it on to your customers and I think
they would appreciate it as my clients do. It offers many health benefits and is especially good
now with flu season upon us.  Enjoy, share, play with the ingredients. 
Mix in a bowl:
4 T. yogurt with 2 T. organic flax seed oil
Mix in a blender:
1 t. honey
1 t. bee pollen
1 T. cinnamon
1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
2 T. freshly ground flax seed
5 soaked and rinsed almonds
5 soaked and rinsed walnuts
1 apple with seeds and skin, remove top and bottom of core
1/4 cup organic grapes
1/4 cup fresh cut pineapple including core
2 T. Brewer’s yeast
½ cup any flavor kombucha
1 cup green tea
5 spinach leaves
Add yogurt and flax seed oil mixture
Re-blend and serve immediately.