Holly & the Ivy (loose-leaf tea)

Item #4607
Shipping Wt. 0.50 lbs.
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From the Carmel of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Carmelite Monks of Wyoming bring the same passion and care to the preparation of their delicious and refreshing teas as they do to their bestselling coffees. Proceeds help to fund the construction of a new Carmelite monastery in the American West.

Especially for the Christmas season, this tea is a festively spiced blend of black tea with orange peel, cinnamon, almond, apple and rose petals. With a smooth flavor that is brisk but never bitter, it will warm you with holiday spirit. Bag contains 2 ounces of tea, enough for more than 25 cups.

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Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Clark, Wyoming

The Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Clark, Wyoming was founded by Father Daniel Mary of Jesus Crucified, M. Carm., in 2003. Previously novice master at the Carmelite Hermitage of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lake Elmo, Minnesota, Father Daniel Mary felt called to found a new monastery in his native Wyoming, in a landscape as harsh and as beautiful as the life known by St. Teresa and fellow Discalced Carmelite founder St. John of the Cross. The location is isolated, surrounded by farmland, rolling prairies and the shadow of Yellowstone's Beartooth Mountains. The community strives to live the authentic, contemplative charism of Carmel as practiced in St. Teresa's strict 16th century regimen, including a revival of the eremitical tradition. They fast, wear sandals on bare feet, sleep on straw and perform up to six hours of manual work a day. Latin is used in the liturgy. The cloistered monks leave the monastery only when there is an explicit permission from the Bishop, for medical needs or other serious reasons.

The monks have been roasting and blending their flavorful coffees since 2007. Sales of coffees, teas, and of their chant CDs support the construction of their new monastery.