Thank you First African Presbyterian Church!

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We at Heirloom wanted to give a huge thank you to First African Presbyterian Church and organizer Euell Nielsen for inviting us to participate in their Black Art Showcase this past weekend. It was such a pleasure meeting the ladies of the church and sharing knowledge on herbs, health, aging, and community. When we work together, beautiful things happen!

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We Love our Customers!

A lovely customer emailed us this pic of Heirloom tea in her kitchen!
A lovely customer emailed us this pic of Heirloom tea in her kitchen!
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Another customer tea time at home with Heirloom!
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This post warmed our hearts so much!
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We would love to see more pics of our customers enjoying Heirloom high vibrational crystals!
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So thankful to be included in @mybuyblackyear’s year of supporting the African-American community!

Read more awesome testimonies after the jump!

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Thank you Uhuru for an Awesome 2015 Market Season!!

Omali Yeshitela speaking on global imperialism at the last Uhuru Market of the season.
Omali Yeshitela speaking on global imperialism at the last Uhuru Market of the season.
Heirloom enjoyed another properous Uhuru Market season. Excited for next year!
Heirloom enjoyed another prosperous Uhuru Market season. Excited for next year!

We just wanted to give a huge thank you shout out to Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles for another amazing year. Uhuru Flea Market is our favorite vending space because of the beautiful vibes created by the other vendors, customers, and of course the organizers. We are so grateful to Ali, Tiffany, Opa, Joe, Harris, Ruby, Janus, Moody, Cate, and all of those integral to making the Uhuru Flea Market a grand success. We are excited for next year and are looking forward to participating in upcoming events. Uhuru!

Lots of natural, organic tea options for our customers!
Lots of natural, organic tea options for our customers!

To see more pictures from our last Uhuru Market, click below or on the above heading!

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Tea Love: Homestead Apothecary

I stocked up on some herbs for tea blends. Yippee!
I stocked up on some herbs for tea blends. Yippee!
Magnificent crystals dotted the store creating a beautifully magical ambiance.
Magnificent crystals dotted the store creating a beautifully magical ambiance.

After a trip to San Francisco last year, I read an article in “Fresh Cup” about an herb shop called Homestead Apothecary. I was a little bummed that I had missed an opportunity to check it out for myself. So of course, I made it a priority to get over to Oakland on my trip to Cali last week. I was not disappointed!

(Click on the header or the link below to see more amazing pictures of Homestead Apothecary.)

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FREE Workshop: “Holistic Health & Intro to Reiki”

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Join ajualuv at the Uhuru Solidarity Center in Philadelphia, PA on February 16, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

I will be speaking on holistic health and explaining how Reiki can help balance your mind-body-spirit connection.

I look forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact the African People’s Education & Defense Fund: 215.546.1485

Copyright 2013-2014 Ajua Hawkins

Medicinal Tea: Infusion vs. Decoction

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I drink tea every day.  It soothes and calms like no other beverage and I appreciate the ever-increasing variety.  Part of my love for tea flows from the preparation ritual.  Watching the flowers and leaves unroll, swell, and bloom lifts my spirit and makes me smile like a child watching the transformation take place for the first time.  Besides fixing the daily morning wake-up cuppa and sipping on Sleepy Time or fresh chamomile tea before bedtime, I never thought much about the science of making tea until we discussed it at an Herbiary Apothecary Garden class.

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