Saturday 29 December 2018

Health from Transylvania Jam and Tea review

I can't even and I do not know where to start. I already need to travel to Romania and having these treats delivered to my door ,
Before I back peddle and start from the beginning  this is not a sponsored post in any way. I have chosen to review these products on my own honestly. Though full disclosure I did win these products from a giveaway they had.

As I mentioned I was one of the winners from their getting out there , introduce themselves giveaway. 10 winners receiving a tea and a jam.  My package came wrapped like a Christmas present are you kidding me. That is beyond and made me even more giddy.

The delivery was yesterday , but somehow I missed the front door buzzer and had to walk to pick it up this morning , but that gave me time to figure out what to do with my jam and tea, the best way to showcase it. Sure I hadn't even tried it or set eyes on it yet, but somehow I just knew it was going to amazing.
So before we take a look at what was in side who is Health from Transylvania?
A small artisan family run business, that takes tradition from 100 years ago from their Transylvanian roots, and produces hand made , hand foraged Jams and teas.  Ingredients harvested , made traditionally , handmade lovingly from Transylvania, Romania.  Personally how I see them from hat I have read for myself. I can say even before the review starts you can 100% taste the love in the products. You know it is homemade, you can taste it, see it , smell  it. Lovingly hand crafted.

Now down to my gifties inside 
My Tea :

I received the Tea from the Carpathian Mountains. Contains blackberry leaves, raspberry leaves, bilberry leaves, elderflowers, and linden blossom.

What I absolutely love and adore about this tea is that you can tell it is fresh picked. You are getting the actually full leaf , full flower.  That is real tea to me, steeping the actual product just loose in your cup. 
Find the teas HERE
Taste Test below.

My jam:
Adorable packaging right. The square of cloth just adds like 10 levels. I can just see this in a Nana cool room after jam making season.

Fruits of the Forest jam was my flavor received. It contains bilberries, lingon berries, raspberries, and blackberries. You are given 80 g of actual forest fruit er 100 g of product which is mind blowing to me, but one glance under the lid and you know it as such. The package also displays the name of who lovingly hand crafted your jam.
Find the jams HERE

Taste test below.

So as I mentioned I had a plan for my taste test . I mean what else do you make jam , esp when you have tea around? ; for me you make empire cookies , and you steep the tea the way it is supposed to made. Now let's bring my Witch roots in cause why not and gifts from Romania , it can 't be any either way without cauldron shaped cookies and a reading of  your tea leaves. Tea leaf reading is not something I have done but am very keen to learn as their is history with a family member being gifted in Tasseography.
The jam is delicious. Berry after berry in this perfect preserve. Not the hard not jam, jam you get at the grocery store that is over produced. Perfect ratio of juice to berry. You can taste each harvested fruit on your tongue. The freshness and sweet taste bursts from each berry as you taste them. I would have eaten the whole jar in one sitting to be fair.

As you can see the tea is real produce. The blossoms were so pretty dancing in my cup. I allowed the tea to steep the 3 minutes and by that time all of the tea ingredients had sunk to the bottom of  my tea cup as it should.
As with the jam, the tea allowed your taste buds a taste of each element.  Each sip held different notes and flavor profiles. You will ruin it if you add any type of sweetener or creamer at all. You would miss the earthy sweet tones of the flowers, kissing each leaf to extract a taste sensation.

 The jam perfectly soaked the shortbread cookie and no need to dip. I may fancy afternoon tea from now on, though I will have to come up with more ways to use the jam and maybe bake with some of the steeped tea as well.
So on close out for a little bit of fun, here are my tea leaves, so I am giving it a shot. I see a kite left in the cup, you can;t really see but there is a string like piece of linden blossom connecting to the top bits so to me it is a kite, I also see a warrior and an arrow. inverted sort of or a greater than symbol. So using intuition of my own I can pretty much get the gist of what has shown up for me, but while I am off doing some research , what do you see in the tea leaves for me?

What are you waiting for , you need to stalk their social media and ordering a must at least from my point of view. I am gifting myself each product , it may take all year for that to happen but it is happening. I can't go back , these jams and teas have ruined every other jam and tea for me ,they are just that good. 
New company as well , please help get the word out.



Monday 24 December 2018

Sending Magick to you

If you have had a year or many for that matter, that may just seem to knock you down no matter which way you turn...
If you are sad and lonely...
If you are cold , with no where to get warm...
If you are scared and afraid....
If you need to know you are worth it...
If you need strength...
If you are hurting...

Then this Magick is for you.  A wish that everything turns out okay , that you find even the smallest flicker to realize things are going be okay.  Maybe not today , maybe not right at this moment but sometime. And sometime is sometimes all that is needed , the hope that sometime. 

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Free Monthly Spell Casting Circle- TONIGHT

I am offering a free monthly Spell casting Circle to anyone Worldwide who would like some Magick brought into their lives. I will link to the facebook post for you to get involved if you wish.
I include everyone in the overall abundance and happiness  spell but up to you to choose the other areas.
This is completely free and I share the love and Magick but I do accept donations as I am a single mom and this is my livelihood.
Listen it doesn't hurt to put belief in Magick there isn't enough these days ;and on the off chance someone's life is blessed and improved in some way then there is nothing better than that.
Of course I make no claims , entertainment only.

Donations accepted : PayPal or contact for Etransfer in Canada

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Sunday 4 November 2018

Weebox: Scottish Discovers delivered to your Door Subscription Box Review


I have always felt my heart belonged in Scotland. Though I have never been , there has always been a pull. When I came across Weebox by chance actually when browsing social media I knew I had to reach out. #GiftedProduct
 "Welcome to your Weebox, a wee piece of glorious Scotland, delivered to your door! From traditional products to the quirky and creavtive, Weebox is carefully curated every month to make you feel PROUD, SURPRISE, and GIVE YOU A WEE GRIN." (exact marketing snippit from the card you receive with your Weebox, could not have said it any better myself)
And it did me all three as promised , pride, surprise , but my wee grin might have been a big bigger than just wee.

 Ahhhh whatever is inside I can't wait to see look at all those goodies hiding , what can they be.
WeeBox is a Scotland to your doors subscription box , you can try or gift a 3, 6 or 12 month Subscription.

 You get these cute little postcards as well , just dolling out some extra info and one tells you all about your wee goodies.

I received the St. Andrew's day curated box. November 30 , Scotland's National Day.  I can "celebrate  Scotland's national Day like a real Scot!"
INFO ON ST ANDREWS DAY  ( I have no validation on the info contained in the link, but I found what I thought to be the most informative and shared)

 Okay so really the fudge might not be full in a package for the sake of a good picture, but I have no self control around fudge and seriously whiskey fudge , how would any one have control to wait to get a picture, I could not and I have no shame . It was that good!!!

So what surprises were lurking inside :

MALT WHISKEY FUDGE, 12 year old Deanston Malt Whiskey Fudge to be exact.

Fudge: Whaffed scent of Whiskey tickles your nasal passage delightfully. The fudge itself so creamy and cuts perfectly clean. The taste so rich , but so so smooth. The slightest Whiskey burn soothes your throat

 Deanston 12 yr old Malt Whiskey Fudge , a surprise of this I did not expect. And so glad it was all for mommy cause I would not have shared anyway.

 Such a darling mug. I love my tea and so there is nothing better than pouring a cuppa. It is a Highland china saltire mug.

 Traditional Scottish Recipe Book.  The Scots know how to celebrate , they feast .  A tiny recipe book filled with hearty , delectable Scottish Faire.
 Easy to read and so easy to make . Recipe is laid out perfectly .
 There are beautiful photos scattered throughout the whole recipe book. Whisks you right there to Scotland in a way.

 Couthie Cards. This is a traditional game where you try to be the first one to collect all your clan family members.

 The cards are so cute. Each clans member perfectly cartooned to make this a game for all ages.

 So these Bonnie Saltire napkins are kind of way to pretty to even use, but since I live my life and view everyday as a special occasion. These napkins will be adorning my table at tea time with my tea cup filled and Whiskey Fudge tea time treat.

You can toast Season 4 of the Outlander series with the 24K gold plated bookmark. Bears the Fraser Clan Crest to boot.

There are also so great incentives , if you get involved on the social realm you can win an additional month free, and there is also a great referral program where you will both benefit. Links down below.

Not sure what you are waiting for , you should have an order in by now. I mean who wouldn't want these goodies ( surprises each month) delivered to their door.
So lets go stalking shall we:::

WEBSITE ( where all the magick of ordering happens, plus Info session)

No matter where in the World you reside , a wee minding of Scotland can be by your side. They ship Worldwide and you can choose your plan.

Disclosure: A free box was sponsored in exchange for my open and honest review. No monetary exchange , product only.