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New in the shop today…

We went on a vacation for the Memorial Day Weekend and just happened to find many great products for the shop… so here is a small listing…

Although the box says coffee, it is really a glass tea pot, we have 3 new and different models, some will even work on the stove top.

This good looking glass tea pot works well with any tea but displays the Blooming Teas especially well.

Look, 3 new Tea Canisters, perfect to store your loose leaf teas.

I found several really neat TeaPots- and you know I have never found a teapot that I didn’t like!

Also, a new shipment of Tea, all of our favorites are restocked, and here is a new one…Pomegranate Hibiscus Green Tea…smells devine.

Here is a recipe I found in an old book I was reading last week,

Scripture Cake… it’s like a puzzle, you have to look up each verse to find the ingredients.  So grab a bible and look the clues up…the cake is delicious!  ( goes great with a cup of tea from Funky Kaarma)


1 cup 1 Samuel 25:18

1 cup Isaiah 34:4

1 cup Numbers 17:23

1 cup Exodus 15:27

1 1/2 cup Leviticus 2:5

pinch of Leviticus 2:13

1 tsp Exodus 30:23

dash Song of Solomon 4:10

1 tsp Amos 4:5

3 Isaiah 10:14

1cup Jeremiah 6:20

1/2 cup Numbers 11:8

1 tbsp Judges 14:18


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In medium sized bowl comgbine Samuel 25:18, Isaiah 34:4, Numbers 17:23 and Exodus 15:27. Set aside.

In large bowl beat Isaiah 10:14 until light.

Gradually add Jeremiah 6:20 and continue to beat for 5 minutes.

Add Numbers 11:8 and Judges 14:18 and continue to beat for 5 more minutes.

Add Leviticus 2:5, Leviticus 2:13, Exodus 30:23, Song of Solomon 4:10 and Amos 4:5 a little at a time. Stir unti well blended.

Fold in mixture of Samuel, Isaiah, Numbers and Exodus.

Grease and dust with Leviticus 2:5 a large loaf pan and pour mixture into it.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until done.




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Happy Mabon! Well happy almost Mabon.  The summer is all but gone and the equinox is upon us.  While this might go down as the year of the great orange candle shortage, we still have plenty of supplies for your Mabon altar.

Red candles work well as apples ripen on the trees and are a fruit of autumn.  Purple candles match the blooms and berries of Woody nightshade, (commonly mistaken for belladonna) which is growing and thriving in the wild at this time of year.

Brown candles are traditional for fall as they represent the Earth getting ready to hibernate for the winter; also, pecans are almost ready for harvest.

For Mabon Anastasia wants to share this recipe with you. She feels that Apple Bread is overdone so she ‘s sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Bread.

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
2/3 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans.

2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, apple sauce, vanilla, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Mix in raisins. Pour into the prepared pans.

3. Bake for about 50 minutes. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

This freezes well too. So if you don’t want to share after you’ve made it, save the spare loaf or loaves.

Cranberries can be substituted for raisins.  And speaking of cranberries, a cup of the delicious Cranberry Tea from the Funky Karma Tea Room goes well with this bread. We have Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg and Cloves in the Herb & Spice Room.

All of these are related to the Autumn Harvest. We also have Mabon Oil nd Mabon Incense.  Stop in and see up for your ritual supplies, and have a Happy Mabon.

Decaff Teas

So, if you like to drink Tea but are bothered by the caffeine, here is the solution…Decaffeinated teas in several flavors, that now tastes like tea should and retains all the healthy benefits we find so desirable. The decaff process has come a long way from the unspectacular efforts it used to produce. The company that I get these teas from uses the new and revolutionary ‘Canadian Chemical Free CO2 Process” that removes the caffeine without any chemicals, leaving the natural proteins that give tea,  Camellia Sinensis, its flavor.

* Decaff Black Currant…This is a luxury decaffeinated tea with an intensely black currant flavor that reminds one of a warm summer day among the currant bushes. $4.20 oz.

Black Currant Decaff Loose-leaf Tea...smells delicious!

* Decaff English Breakfast…A luxury decaffeinated full-bodied black  tea with some fruity notes, producing a consistently high quality cup, that goes wonderfully with cream.  This is one tea that you can easily drink all day! $4.20 0z

Decaff English Breakfast . Drinking decaff teas allows those who are caffeine sensitive to reap the health benifits of tea..

tive to reap the health benefits of tea without getting the jitters.

Decaff Irish Breakfast…This special tea, grown in the landlocked country Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia) and uniquely decaffeinated at the tea estate while the tea is in the green leaf stage ,resulting in one of the best decaff teas in the world, retains its bright color and full-bodied  character.  you will be amazed at this bracing tea!  $4.20 oz.

Decaff Peach Apricot…A base of the finest high grown Ceylon Tea, this has a sweet character with smooth and intense peach/apricot flavor.  Contains freeze-dried peach and apricot, blackberry leaves, sunflower and Calendula petals and natural flavors. Acceptable to drink ‘straight up’ but equally good with milk and sugar. $4.20 oz.

Decaff Strawberry…Strawberry Tea is one of the most popular of the flavored teas and this luxury Ceylon tea, containing freeze-dried strawberries,  so yummy you will want to drink it every day.  Equally good hot or iced, ‘straight up’ or with milk and sugar. $4.20 oz.

Strawberry Decaff Tea from the Dimbula region of Sri Lanka

Decaff Earl Grey…A full flavored cup tending bright with excellent Earl Grey notes from natural oil of bergamot, and an unbelievable aroma leading to an unbelievable taste. A decaff tea to feel good about! $4.20 oz.

Fractal Show this weekend

The Mesilla Valley Fractal Artists (who are the greatest bunch of lady artists ever!!) will be in the shop this weekend, Sat and Sun. 10am-4pm with their art and laptops to show everyone how they create their awesome art. Come on by…see them, see the art and enjoy some munchies.

Also for your Valentine…Love oil, Love Tea…Love incense…Love amulets…and more.

Pluma is in the shop today, he is over his ear infection and happy to be back at work. Several of his special customers have been in today to play fetch with him and someone brought him a new feather…he thinks he has a whole bird…of course he doesn’t know what a real bird is, thats OK with me.

200 Teas and counting.

It will take me some time but eventually we will have information about each one of the 200 teas presently in the shop, including the new ones that I keep finding, ( I have never met a tea that I didn’t like, although there are some I like better than others). Each tea has its own  Magic, its own appointed task to accomplish, very much like herbs, spices and incense. Some are relaxing,  some healing, soothing nerves or upset stomaches, and some are energizing like the one we are featuring today.

Are you looking for a quick pick-me-up in the morning?  Or feeling like you need a mid-afternoon boost for those long days at the office?  EnergyTea to the rescue!

This delicious, sweet with a spicy-minty bite, tea rolls over the palate like a tidal wave, filling the mouth with a pleasant herbal astringent. Wow wake up!Gynostemma lends the sweet profile: a leafy plant known by herbalists as a miracle grass, herb of immortality and the fairy herb. Ginger is known to speed blood circulation and stimulate the body. Peppermint has the ability to perk up even the sleepiest of us while delivering high levels of vitamin A and C. Peppermint’s elevated levels of menthol are responsable for its sweet/hot flavor that can heat up and cool the mouth at the same time. The addition of natural Lemon, Lemon Grass and Green Mate complete this rousing tea, an herbal blend that really creates a cup of vim and vigor and puts a gleam in the eye and a bounce in the step.

Visit the Funky Karma Incense & Tea Shop and try a cup of this invigorating tea: take home an ounce or two for those times you are tired but need to keep on ticking – it’s equally as effective hot or iced.

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