Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Annie Hart

I wanted to thank all of you who made our summer storytelling series such a success! I also wanted to let all of the Annie Hart fans (who knew that a Breakthrough Coach could moonlight as a Love Goddess??) know that Annie has a new series coming in 2009....more information to follow. Cheers!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Live Music on Sunday, November 2nd

Live Folk Music by Michael Mabry on Sunday, November 2nd at 11am in the garden room.

Folksinger Michael Mabry performs an eclectic mix of traditional and
original story songs, drawing on American, British and Celtic roots. An
accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Michael has been
entertaining audiences in and around Philadelphia for 15 years.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween Event - October 31st

Halloween is next week and we have an entertaining event planned for our customers. Join us on October 31st at 7:30pm for a story by Annie Hart (she has promised an extra special story!!). Enjoy traditional tea party fare while Annie spins a tale of intrigue and mystery! Space is limited in our garden room so give a call (215-381-2226) to reserve your spot. Cost is $25 per person. PS- We will be sampling the new "Love Goddess" blend inspired by Annie.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Traditional Quilt Watercolor Art Exhibit

The Hill Tea Bar is proud to exhibit original watercolor quilt art by Ginny Lang in our garden room. If you enjoyed the Gee's Bend quilt exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum, or are just a quilt lover, Ginny's art is a must-see! Ginny has exhibited her work at the Woodmere Art Museum and currently has pieces displayed at the Pejepscot Historical Museum in Maine. Ginny paints quilt patterns based on authentic, traditional quilt patterns that date back as far as the 1600's. Stop by and take a look or give us a call for more information.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tea and Reduced Risk of Diabetes

As a supplement to the 4th International Scientic Symposium on Tea and Health a study (J. Nutr. 138:1584S-1588S, August 2008) was included about the effects of tea on diabetes. Diabetes impacts 194 million people worldwide with the majority of that number being type 2 diabetes. Early epidemiologic studies have shown that there is some relation between tea consumption and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Findings suggest that tea and its components may encourage glucose metabolism and diabetes through several avenues such as enhancing insulin sensitivity. This study showed that black, green and oolong tea enhanced insulin activity. Since data is limited further investigation must be completed- but I think the initial findings are significant. I have a Grandmother with diabetes and this is another reason to get her to drink tea!