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NEW BATCH OF TEA NOW AVAILABLE

A new batch of Shepherd’s Organic Bible Verse Tea is now available with the 6 different blends we  have been manufacturing as well as the very popular Sampler box that has all 6 blends (20 tea bags in every box). The six blends are Cranberry Orange Rooibos, Vanilla Almond, Chai Green, Spicy Red Chai, Peppermint, and Peach White. And as always, there is a Bible verse on a tag attached with a string to each bag of tea.

sampleteabags-lgWe are also carrying every blend in bulk now too for the regular Shepherd’s Bible Verse Tea drinker. We offer two different bulk choices:

  1. 100 tea bags of the same flavor for $18.95
  2. 60 tea bags (10 bags of each flavor) for $14.95

31 Ways to Use Shepherd’s Bible Verse Tea

From the folks at Quality U.S. Products
(Also see their recent tea review.)

31 Ways To Use Shepherd’s Bible Verse Tea

1.Make it for breakfast, snack or dessert with hot home-baked bread or muffins.

2.Give it as a hostess gift.

3.Add it to a gift basket (make it tea-themed!)

4.Host a tea party.

5.Gift it to a friend in the hospital.

6.Send it in a care package to a college student.

7.Drink it in lieu of coffee during your morning devotional.

8.Send some with a get well card or gift.

9.Make iced tea on a hot day.

10.Sooth allergies and throats with peppermint.

11.Give it as a pastor’s wife/family appreciation gift.

12.Create a “tea room” (or nook) for your devotional or prayer time.

13.Use leftover tea as mulch for potted plants, flower beds or vegetable gardens.

14.Donate boxes to a church food pantry, soup kitchen, homeless or women’s shelter, or orphanage kitchen.

15.Tell your mom how much you love her and thank her for her prayers.

16.Send a box to a teachers lounge at a Christian school.

17.Bless a nurses station at a hospital (make sure they have a staff kitchenette to store and prepare it).

18.Make up a homeschool lesson surrounding topics like “tea history, growing, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, business, and serving the Lord, with scriptural application.”

19.Serve hot tea in disposable cups to those who have to work out in the cold (husbands, neighbors shoveling the driveway or plowing snow).

20.Slip an individual bag into a greeting card with a warm message: “I found these excellent teas! Sorry I can’t be there. . . pull up a chair and enjoy these as if I am!”

21.Give it to extended family at Christmas time.

22.Ward off colds in winter.

23.Make “Red Chai” flavored ice-cream.

24.Investigate new recipes involving tea, or try mixing different fruit juices, spices, milks or honey.

25.If your church serves coffee before or after services, serve it in baskets or on platters with a hot water dispenser.

26.Serve it to your Sunday School or small group.

27.Set aside time to share the tea with your grandmother or other relatives, especially if they are home bound.

28.Donate it to veteran’s family support service locations or staff, such as Fischer Houses, or to Arlington Ladies.

29.Bring it on vacation to keep eyes on God as you and your family enjoy time away.

30.Make Shepherd’s “sweet tea” Popsicles.

31.Make it a conversation starter, and let the Lord lead you!

A Tea Review: Celebrate Spring with TWO HOT NEW TEA FLAVORS From Shepherd’s Garden!

By Quality U.S. Products

This winter broke many records. From all time coldest daily highs to record numbers of days below zero in cities like Chicago. New vocabulary words like “polar vortex” managed to intrude into the vocabulary.

But spring is starting to show its colors here, finally, and what better way to celebrate than with two piping hot new flavors from Shepherd’s Garden- Vanilla Almond Rooibos and Spicy Red Chai.

About Shepherd’s Garden Tea

Last year I posted about this fabulous and unique American company’s organic tea.

Varieties range from White Peach and Peppermint, to Green Chai and Cranberry Orange Roobios. Shepherd’s garden purposefully does not use oxidized black tea in their mixtures, going instead for white, green and roobios teas accented by organic herbs, spices, and natural flavorings. Its USA made and packaged, and the peppermint flavor (which is awesome) is 100% domestic grown PURE peppermint- and it is divine.

As you can see, though, the biggest perk to Shepherd’s Garden are the Bible verses dotting every tea bag tab with inspiration from God’s Word. While few things beat the cold like hot, gorgeous tea, nothing soothes the soul more than the tender loving words of God. Its like nothing else in the pantry. 😉 Click here to continue reading.

Two New Blends of Bible Verse Tea & A Sampler Box Are Finally Here!

The Shepherd’s Garden is extremely pleased to announce the arrival of our two new organic Bible verse tea blends – Vanilla Almond Rooibos and Spicy Red Chai. And are they delicious! At least, that’s what we are being told. Plus we have the long awaited for Sampler Box, which holds 3-4 tea bags of each of our 6 blends (a total of 20 tea bags: Cranberry Orange Rooibos, Chai Green, Peppermint, Peach White, Vanilla Almond Rooibos, and Spicy Red Chai).

Both new blends are naturally caffeine free.

The ingredients for the Vanilla Almond are: Organic Red Rooibos, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cloves, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Vanilla Crème Flavor, Organic Almond Flavor.

The ingredients for the Spicy Red Chai are: Organic Red Rooibos, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Cloves, Organic Fennel, Organic Cardamom, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Allspice, Organic Ginger, Organic Vanilla Créme Flavor.

We have a new COMBO PACK that includes 4 boxes of tea: Spicy Red Chai, Green Chai, Cranberry Orange Rooibos, and Vanilla Almond.

All backorders have now been shipped.

Two New Blends of Shepherd’s Bible Verse Tea Coming in March 2013

Happy to announce that The Shepherd’s Garden is finally going to production on two new blends of Shepherd’s organic Bible Verse Tea: Red Chai (with a rooibos base and caffeine free) and a Vanilla Almond tea. We hope to have that on the shelves by the end of March. Then in May, we plan to release our sampler box, which will have all six blends in one box. Sign up on our website, www.theshepherdsgarden.com for updates.

Review: Cranberry Orange Shepherd’s Tea -In uncertain times, Shepherd’s Garden Tea is “affordable, healthful, and meaningful product”

From Tea Reviews
“In a time when life and the future are uncertain for many, often troubling and stressful, Shepherd’s Tea is an affordable, healthful, and meaningful product for today’s consumer.” -Shepherd’s Garden Tea

It isn’t often that a for-profit company gives me a warm-cozy feeling inside. But Shepherd’s Garden Tea has managed to do it. Their website, the motif on their boxes, their prices, and their flavors all emit an old-fashioned, “at your Grandma’s House” sort of vibe. Bible verses on the tea tags, like fortunes inside a cookie, are a fun addition to tea time. My friend and I both gushed, “What does your say?” as we sat down over a cup of their Organic Cranberry Orange Rooibos. . . .

Boy am I glad I tried this tea! It smells very much like my homemade cranberry sauce: citrus-y with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. . . . I wasn’t expecting much of the taste, of course, but it utterly pleased and surprised me. Continue reading.

Tea Review: Peach White Bible Verse Tea is “Pretty tasty stuff!”

From It’s All in the Leaf

For a bagged tea purveyed by a modestly small little-known operation in   Montana, this is pretty tasty stuff! . . . This tea is neither froofy nor flowery, but fruity, and in a very pleasant way. . . . A finished cup yields an   attractive, clear gold liquid. The peach flavor tastes natural and not chemical.   The strawberry leaf is detectible and a nice complement. . . And the good folks at Shepherd’s Tea have added a lovely packaging tweak to pass   that time peacefully–a carefully chosen Scripture verse (King James for   Elizabethan flavor) to refresh your weary spirit while you wait.  Click here to read entire review.

The Shepherd’s Garden Wholesome Tea: A Review

By Ellen Pope

If you’ve ever studied or experienced the benefits of drinking tea, you’re familiar with how healthy it is! From the mineral and high “anti-oxidant” content, to the soothing warmth, easy gentle flavor, pleasantly sweet aroma … I believe God made tea, like many different foods, to help keep us healthy and even ward off illness.

I’ll never forget the first time I discovered that quality. I had been preparing for exams, was very stressed, and I didn’t need a cold, but I could feel one coming on. My throat hurt, my nose had gone haywire and I felt … miserable. That’s when I got the sudden urge to make hot tea.

As I sat, away from the books, with the small cup, I drank it down and prayed for relief. Suddenly I felt a lot better. The cold receded, and by the time I had finished, I felt 100% better. It was the most extraordinary sensation, as I’ve never something pass that quickly. I got up knowing that I wasn’t going to get that cold, and I thanked God.

Since then, I’ve kept the memory as a special reminder of the power of prayers (and there’s been many reminders!), the importance of staying in God’s rest and peace, as well as His provision of real natural “food” which He specifically designed to nourish the body’s many systems. I use tea for that, and so many reasons.

When I discovered that Lighthouse Trails was going to create tea by the name “The Shepherd’s Garden,” which came with scripture on every bag, I knew that it was going to be special, and I wanted to try it. Named for the One who created the tea, Shepherd’s Garden offers us a truly unique line of 100% natural organic teas, with a solid intent to take the gospel out.

For a long time now, Lighthouse Trails has been producing food for the body of Christ, through their books and extensive research to expose the un-Biblical roots of new age “Christianity” and meditation. Now, with the introduction of Shepherd’s Garden products, readers have one more great way to share the Gospel and “feed” the body of Christ, as each verse directs its reader to the real point of “meditation:” Jesus Christ.

As of this date, 2011, I have tried each of the Shepherd’s Garden varieties: Peppermint, PeachWhite , Cranberry Orange Rooibios, and Chai Green – all Organic. All of them are absolutely fantastic. My husband and I agree that they are the best we’ve ever had, and the Scriptures only make it that much more incredible.

I plan to get several boxes to give away this Christmas, and keep some for myself. One of the most exciting uses I’ve found is for giving in cards. By placing each carefully chosen verse in a card, letter, gift, and thank-you, or sending by a box for occasion, you not only spread the message of Jesus, but support those that are laboring for Him too. Each box of Lighthouse Trails tea is a direct contribution to the work of LHT, and a way to “get out the word” on their work. It is, I think, a truly awesome pairing of the Light of God’s love, and a simple item we use all the time: the tip of the humble tea bag.

Thanks to Lighthouse Trails for the work that they do, for offering a truly great product, and honoring God with every endeavor. The Shepherd’s Garden tea is certainly doing that in our home, and so many others.

Beautiful Scripture Mugs to Go with Your Shepherd’s Tea

Shepherd’s Garden has found some beautiful mugs with Scripture verses on them, and we have added them to our collection. These mugs are designed by Lang and are made of a sturdy ceramic. Each mug comes in a beautifully decorated sturdy gift box. Check out our growing selection of mugs and latte mugs. We’ll be adding more as we find them.

Shepherd’s Organic Bible Verse Tea is Here!

We are happy to let you know that the Shepherd’s Tea has finally finished production and has arrived at our Lighthouse Trails facilities.

First of all, we want to let those who have already ordered the tea and have been waiting know that ALL backorders have shipped from Montana on Thursday, December 2nd. We thank you for your patience during this time when several unexpected start-up production delays prolonged this process.

For those of you who are unaware of this new division of Lighthouse Trails,this summer we announced the beginning of The Shepherd’s Garden.The product line is blends of organic Scripture tea. Each bag of tea (in a box of 20) has a tag with a KJV Bible verse on it. You can read more about this here.
If you own or manage a bookstore, church store, or other ministry or business outlet and would like to carry the tea, please go to our Shepherd’s Garden website where you can register for a wholesale account.

Thank you again for your patience; we hope that the Shepherd’s Tea will be a blessing to our readers and will help point many people to the wonderful and enduring Word of God.

Sincerely,

 
The Staff and Editors at Lighthouse Trails Publishing
& the Shepherd’s Garden
Eureka, Montana