“I feel judged…”

Hi! How lovely of you to drop by... The above statement is voiced by most of us at some time in our lives...which sparks rather passionate reactions from all quarters, so I thought we would explore this controversial but not so modern issue in our time of reflection today... I have my cuppa ready, do... Continue Reading →

Concern, worry, anxiety…

Hi ya! You're just in time to join me in a lovely cuppa. But before we get started I thought you would like to know a little about today's reflection...today we are looking at what concern, worry & anxiety do for us & to us... Now shall we get our cuppa's ready...I was given a... Continue Reading →

Restore…

Welcome! Today we will be reflecting upon restoration...& its deeper meaning for the rejuvenation of our body, mind & spirit... I have my cuppa at the ready...Do you have yours? Today we are seated in a sunny spot in my garden, the birds are happily tweeting & chirping, flitting in & out of the bushes... Continue Reading →

FOMO v JOMO

Welcome! I thought we might tackle an emotion that isn't often discussed today but none the less is very much alive & well in our modern world. Today we are reflecting upon the Green eyed monster of envy. To begin, let us have a lovely cuppa together, I thought I would try a new blend... Continue Reading →

ANZAC Day

Today in Australia & New Zealand we remember & honor our brave men & women who came against the tyranny of evil in every war since the 1914 World War & whom gave their lives for the freedom we now enjoy... ANZAC = Australian & New Zealand Army Corps (all dept. of defence)   From... Continue Reading →

Inner Narratives…

There are many fascinating narratives in the world about so many different topics...But there is one narrative that is continually being narrated... Welcome dear friend, I have a tray of delights ready for our tea time in the garden as we enjoy our beautiful autumn weather here in Australia. Our tea is an Indian Spice... Continue Reading →

Tea under the stars…

Welcome! Tonight we are going to have some fun, you see I love looking at the night sky! I love seeing this amazing universe that God has created with all its suns, planets, solar systems, moons, asteroids, meteors & galaxies... I thought we would have a hot cuppa under the stars together while making some... Continue Reading →

A Marathon?

Welcome to my abode! We are going to have a wonderful time so grab yourself a hot beverage, make yourself comfy & join me... I have a new tea blend to try today, it's a fruit tea with Passionfruit, Mango & Orange. My treat is a gf fruit bun, toasted, with real creamery butter melting... Continue Reading →

Traveling Grace road…

Grace is such a powerful word, in fact, I believe one of the most powerful words in the universe... Welcome to my Study where I like to be creative & also take time to be reflective, will you join me in a cuppa dear friend while we enjoy our time of reflection together... Today, I... Continue Reading →

I know the plans I have for you…

Welcome to our time of tea & reflection...Today we are traveling down memory lane...to the sunny tropics... For this journey I have prepared a mango flavored iced tea with a plate of delicious Lamingtons...which are bite size cubes of sponge cake dipped in a chocolate glaze & then rolled in coconut, in keeping with our... Continue Reading →

Retreat! Retreat!

Today we are having a mini retreat by retreating into a big comfy chair & putting our feet up...enjoying a large cup of our favorite beverage & munchies, mine is a mug of Earl Grey & a bowl of salted caramel popcorn! I need to just sit & have some time out...Don't you? Time out from... Continue Reading →

Grace in the unexpected…

Welcome, I'm honored that you have dropped by to share in our time of tea & reflection together! I thought today in the time of celebrating love, it would be an ideal time to reflect upon Grace... I have made some gf Apple & cinnamon pancakes with fresh mango slices, maple syrup & coconut yogurt... Continue Reading →

Pause & Reflect…

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by! I have a lovely cuppa prepared for us with delicious treats. While we sit & reflect on pausing in what this actually means for our wellbeing. Today's tea is a Ginger & Lemongrass herbal blend with an assortment of nuts & dried fruits to nibble upon... Continue Reading →

Blogging celebrations!

It's anniversary time! You're welcome to join me in a delightful pot of tea & a scrumptious treat... Today we have a delicious gf Hazelnut Torte with layers of strawberry cream & a pot of French Earl Grey tea...as it's our anniversary week! Yes, Tea with Jennifer  is one year old! This website was launched 12... Continue Reading →

One on one time…

Welcome dear friend, today I thought we would share a very special one on one time that I experienced recently... It was my granddaughter Miss S' 15th birthday last week & I had organized with her Mama to take her on a special birthday surprise, just Miss S & I. After arriving at her home &... Continue Reading →

Peace on earth…really?

This is an interesting point to ponder, don't you think... Welcome dear friend I have a lovely cuppa & delicious treat prepared for our special time of reflection together... Today we have a pot of a Christmas tea blended with cloves, cinnamon & spices accompanied with a gf festive apricot shortbread... The tea is delightfully... Continue Reading →

What does Mercy mean?

This question was asked on a program I was watching last night... Welcome dear friend, I hope you have your favorite beverage & tasty treat ready while you join me in a time of reflection... I have an apple & black tea blend & a warm gf sweet date scone with lashings of butter to... Continue Reading →

Heroism…

Hi, welcome dear friend, today we are looking at what constitutes a hero, you may be surprised at what that actually entails...I know I found it very interesting, refreshing & encouraging... I have a hot cup of Raspberry, strawberry & loganberry tea with a salted caramel nut slice for our treat. I thought we would... Continue Reading →

Flourishing when all seems lost…

Today we are going on a walk...a walk that revealed such amazing wisdom...we will have our regular cuppa & treat when we return...We amble down the boardwalk at the waterfront. This boardwalk winds through a coastal marshy reserve with native ferns, grasses, many beautiful species of Gums & a Koala habitat. The gums are in... Continue Reading →

Waiting in the meantime…

Welcome dear friend, so lovely to have you drop by...I have some Pikelets (mini pancakes) with strawberry jam & a dollop of cream for our treat. Have you noticed that waiting is one of the hardest things to do & can be one of the most frustrating to go through! So why is waiting so... Continue Reading →

Uniquely designed…One of a kind

Welcome dear friend, do you have your favorite beverage & delightful tasty treat ready? You do... I have a fruity tea blend of seasonal berries & my tasty treat is a small plate of delicious nuts, dried fruit & cheese. We are sitting under the blossoming lilac flowers of our Jacaranda tree today...the scent of... Continue Reading →

Challenging days…really!

Welcome dear friend! I have a delightful cuppa ready with a delicious treat for our time of reflection together...today we are traveling to scale the steep mountains in the Alps of Life's Challenges ... I know that every person that joins me here has days that are more challenging then others. Life has a habit... Continue Reading →

Leprosy community in Thailand…

Today we are going to travel back in time to share an encouraging & inspirational adventure that I feel very privileged to have experienced & I know you will find very inspiring... I have brewed an interesting tea blend for the occasion; Apple, green & black tea combination with a freshly baked Gf Date loaf... Continue Reading →

Having a whale of a time!

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by...You are most welcome to join me in a time of reflection, while we enjoy an old fashioned cuppa together.... I have an Apple & cinnamon tea blend for us to try today & gf Lemon glaze muffins, freshly baked for us, it is a beautiful... Continue Reading →

What makes you smile?

It's Springtime here in Australia, blossoms are blooming, Azaleas are in flower in a range of glorious colors & the scent of Jasmine, honey blossom & Gardenias are in the air... So today I have prepared a tea blend called Orange blossoms & ginger...our tasty treat is a Gf strawberry muffin made with homegrown strawberries,... Continue Reading →

Tea party of Life…

Welcome to my abode, I have prepared a special tea just for the two of us today...I love having a special time around tea, it is so calming & refreshing... Shall we begin our time together, for those of you who prefer coffee I do have some interesting coffee blends on hand...vanilla,  salted caramel or... Continue Reading →

My neighborhood…

G'day from wintery Australia! Today we are going to stop & smell the roses...meaning we are going to take time out from the busyness of life with all its  tensions, expectations & anxiety of performance...to enjoy a time of stillness, quietness & refreshing of the soul within the beauty that surrounds us... Let us begin our walk...but... Continue Reading →

Little Miss L

Hi, today we are passing through a door to a world of wonder, delight & amazement, come on in, I have been waiting for you to join us... I have prepared a mini Gf Apple cake with a dollop of Lf cream on the side, accompanied with an Australian afternoon tea which is a strong... Continue Reading →

A new lens needed!

Welcome! It's so lovely that you dropped by, I look so forward to your visit each week...I have the kettle boiling & a selection of teas, coffee & hot chocolate to choose from today... Our treat is a Gf Raspberry & Coconut slice & I have chosen an Australian afternoon tea blend for my cuppa.... Continue Reading →

Only one earth life…

Hello & welcome, I have been waiting with excitement to share our time together today... I have made Gf carrot cup cakes with cream cheese frosting & brewed a new Morning black tea blend, grown & refined here in Australia. The cup cakes are so moist & delicious, with the frosting so creamy & tasty!... Continue Reading →

Dreams….

Hi, it is so lovely to have you drop by today, welcome, I have a cozy place for us to sit, relax & chat with a cuppa as its our winter here in Australia & it's particularly freezing at the moment... I have prepared some gluten free mini cinnamon rolls with glacé dipping sauce for... Continue Reading →

Storms & life…

Welcome, we are having a different tea & reflection time together today, it has been raining here for three weeks now with some mighty powerful storms passing through, with only three days of sunshine in between. I have a Gf Apple Strudel cake with homemade lemon butter ready.... with a cup of How we deal with... Continue Reading →

Digging for treasure…

It's cold here today, the breeze is particularly chilly, so we are having our time together in the warmth of my lounge room... I have a different blend for us today...Cranberry & Pomegranate tea, delicious served either hot or iced...our treat is a Gf fig & almond biscotti... Now we are seated in the warmth... Continue Reading →

Penang, Pearl of the Orient

We are going on a trip down memory lane today...I'm so excited that you are joining me in this time of reflection together over a cuppa... I thought we would have a tea that was introduced to me when I lived in Penang...a fragrant Oolong tea & our treat is a local specialty...a crisp sweet... Continue Reading →

Mothering…

Mother's day is this Sunday here in Australia, so come & join me in a tea party, I do have coffee & other refreshments...if tea isn't your forte... Today is open to all whom have taken on the role of mothering a child at anytime in their lives... I would like to share a poem... Continue Reading →

Mending brokenness

Today I am brewing an interesting blend called Russian Caravan tea...welcome dear friend, how lovely to have you drop by...it is just about ready...come let us begin our time together... I have some delicious gf Macadamia shortbread to accompany this tea blend. I was introduced to this tea many years ago...it isn't readily available in... Continue Reading →

French tea time…

Bonjour! It is lovely to have you drop by, let us begin our time of tea & reflection together... This particular blend was given to me as a Mother's day gift. It is Earl Grey blended with lavender & rose petals. As I place the tea into the glass infuser which fits snuggly into it's... Continue Reading →

Tea on a Mountain

All was hushed, there almost seemed to be a sacred expectancy in those who were present... Welcome  to our time of tea & reflection together... As we waited, with the cold creeping into our bones & the deafening quietness of our surroundings, all feeling weary from the two hour hike in the predawn darkness but... Continue Reading →

Heart matters!

We are having tea with a difference today, I have been able to travel to the ferry terminal, not far from my little village, to cross the Harbour to a quaint Italian Cafè to meet with an old friend. These outings are particularly precious these days... My friend is waiting...we order a Chai tea Latte... Continue Reading →

Blueberry tea & travel…

Welcome dear friend, it is so lovely to have you drop by for our time of reflection... Blueberries, flavouring black Ceylon tea is my choice today, taken with a Macadamia & honey bar as my treat of deliciousness. Blueberries are great boosters to our immune system & make this particular tea blend very satisfying &... Continue Reading →

Ginger tea & time…

How lovely to have you drop by, shall we begin our time of reflection together.... The aroma of ginger triggers pleasant memories of a time with my father in childhood. When I was 5 years old he taught me how to tell the time with a toy clock that had movable hands. Each night after... Continue Reading →

Emotional processes…

Welcome, today is a special day for reflection, I am so glad you dropped by for our time of sharing together... I have been given a beautiful gift, by my daughter, personally carried all the way from the Palace of Versailles in France. It is a tea dedicated & blended in Marie Antoinette's honor, Queen... Continue Reading →

Iced Wine tea & expectations…

As I opened the package labeled "Iced Wine tea" the most beautiful aroma filled the air. I was curious & excited, I hadn't known there was such a tea available, the instructions indicated it could be enjoyed hot or iced, once brewed. The aroma & name of this tea had my expectations rather high for... Continue Reading →

Tea by the sea…

Welcome, we are sitting overlooking azure waters of the bay today, the sun is shinning, the birds are chirping & the waves are gently lapping the shore, let us begin our time of reflection... I have brewed my all time favorite tea blend, Earl Grey. A black tea with bergamot added, a leafy herb that... Continue Reading →

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