"Tea is hot and getting hotter. From iced to spiced, from austere black tea to sweetened and milky chai, from a flowery pick-me-up to a healing herbal, no other beverage has such a place in the heart of every civilization. No wonder it is the most popular beverage in the world, next to water."
- Sara Perry, The New Tea Book

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Trip to Smile Herb Shop Photo Album

A Trip to Smile Herb Shop for Supplies

Photos taken at:
Smile Herb Shop
4908 Berwyn Rd
College Park, MD 20740

Jaime Frodyma
Green Entrepreneur & Tea Connoisseur
Yera Dé Herbal Teas



Blog #6

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Please Know it is My Hope that My Passion for & Studies of Various Herbal Medicine Practices From Around the World Will Help You As Much As It Has Helped Me!

For I’m not only a Healer, I’m also a Patient!

Indeed, although I am just nearly 27 years old and accustomed to the comforts and reliability of an upper middle class American lifestyle, I have nevertheless endured numerous pains, drains and prejudices over the years; and recovered from many of the ailments that currently plague the youth and soul of our society. I am remarkably well adjusted, all things considered, and finally ready to give back to the world that has given me life and continues to present me with an abundance of beautiful people, places and experiences. It is my humble quest to help improve the quality of life for all.

I was born to an adopted and abused young Japanese woman in Florida in the early 1980’s and later adopted at the age of 5 by a family in Massachusetts. Fortunately, I was raised where the people were decent, the food was plenty and the education was solid. However, given the state of my roots, I was not able to build a solid foundation, physically or emotionally, for many years to come. In the past, I struggled greatly with anger and attachment issues, mood swings, food allergies, eating disorders, substance abuse, PTSD and a shocking 6-month period of total loss of my vision. All of these issues I now believe were caused by early childhood trauma, improper diet and a hyper-sensitive immune system. I have since searched far and wide for healing remedies and have read volumes on traditional, contemporary and holistic medicinal practices, making my own personal herbal tea blends for the past five years. In addition, I have engaged in many types of dietetic, herbal, psychological, psychiatric, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage treatments and am certified in Reiki I.

I am an advocate of Holistic Health, the Green Movement and Mind, Body & Spirit Integration. I have formally studied Psychology, Religious Studies, Language and Memory, Anatomy, Neuroscience and Humanities and will be pursuing certification as a Naturopath and Herbalist.

I recently chose Herbal Teas as my business niche and am currently in the process of launching a Green Business with my boyfriend, Jason Krouk.

We chose Yera Dé, LLC, as our company name.
It means Eternally Cycling Life Potential.

This is what we believe in. This is what we hope to share with you.

Jaime Frodyma

Yera Dé Herbal Teas

Healing The World One Teabag at a Time.


Blog #4


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy World Environment Day!

Hey All,

Whether a hippie, bohemian, stoner
or a vegan, farmer, flower child;
a monk, teacher, politician
or a subway rider, recycler, trash pickier upper
or an animal loving, tree hugging, nature saving, environmental activist
or just someone born on Planet Earth-
Whoever you are,
Wherever you're from,
Whatever you look like,
We Only Have One World.
We Only Need One Love.

So, Get Out There & Spread Some Love,
Shed Some Light, Drink Some Herbal Tea and Hug a Tree
in Honor of our Beautiful Glorious Garden of Earth!

Thanks so much for all your individual efforts & support
in making this world a cleaner, healthier, happier place!

I look forward to seeing where this Green Wave takes us!!

This is the Age of Sustainability
and if we can all get on board
and work to save our precious resources
and support our fellow earth dwelling species,
I see good times ahead for animal, plant, mineral and man alike!!!

"Happiness must be grown in one's own garden."

Make Your Garden, Your Heaven, Here on Earth!
It Matters How Your Live Your Life.
Make Everyday a Yera Dé.

Much Peace & Love To Us All,

Jaime Frodyma

Green Entrepreneur & Tea Connoisseur

Yera Herbal Teas

Blog #3

My Favorite Tea Quotations! Blog #2 June 7, 2009

My Favorite Tea Quotations:
"I don't drink coffee; I take tea, my dear."
"I hope next time when we meet, we won't be fighting each other.
Instead we will be drinking tea together."
- Jackie Chan, Rumble in the Bronx

"On herbs.

There is nothing to resist.

With nothing to resist them.

Harmony and balance do not hide.

Entering harmony and balance,

I wash my teacup."

-The Minister of Leaves, Republic of Tea

"As long as it is hot, wet and goes down the right way, it's fine with me."
- Sarah Ferguson, The Dutchess of York, On Tea

"If Man Has No Tea in Him, He is Incapable of Understanding Truth and Beauty..."
-Japanese Tea Proverb

"With each potent cup, I cannot help but see that tea indeed makes me well."

"it's always tea-time."
-from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland

"Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones - the kettle boils, bubbles and sings musically."
- Rabindranath Tagore

"My My My, it's a beautiful world I like drinking Irish tea Oh with a little bit of lapsang souchong I like making my own tea."
-from the Song 'Beautiful World' by Colin Hay

"There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Tea is wealth itself, because there is nothing that cannot be lost, no problem that will not disappear, no burden that will not float away, between the first sip and the last."
- The Minister of Leaves, Republic of Tea

"Tea- the cups that cheer but not inebriate."
- William Cowper

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
- Henry James

" ...for tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, or are become so from wine-drinking, and are not susceptible of influence from so refined a stimulant, will always be the favored beverage of the intellectual..."
-Thomas De Quincy

"Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance; a land of beef and ale, of heavy eating and abundant drunkenness; of gray skies and harsh winds; of strong nerved, stout-purposed, slow-thinking men and women. Above all, a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides - firesides that were waiting - waiting, for the bubbling kettle and the fragrant breath of tea."
-Agnes Reppiler

"With each sip I taste, the fire that gives its heat. The water that gives its wetness. The leaf that gives its spell. The pot that gives its emptiness.”
- The Minister of Leaves, Republic of Tea

"It was as if we were at the heart of a maze. We were overwhelmed by the enormity of the tasks ahead. Mary had given us a bottle of milk and a spoonful of loose tea, and so, unable to decide what to do, we did what all Irish men and women do: we had tea. Suddenly the sun appeared and not for the first or last time we felt it uplifting us and changing everything. It seemed like a holiday." -Niall Williams and Christine Breen, O Come Ye Back to Ireland

"When all is complete deep in the teapot, when tea, mint, and sugar have completely diffused throughout the water, coloring and saturating it...then a glass will be filled and poured back into the mixture, blending it further. Then comes waiting. Motionless waiting. Finally, from high up, like some green cataract whose sight and sound mesmerize, the tea will once again cascade into a glass. Now it can be drunk, dreamily, forehead bowed, fingers held wide away from the scalding glass." -Simone Jacquemard, Le Mariage Berbere

"He boils milk with fresh ginger, a quarter of a vanilla bean, and tea that is so dark and fine-leaved that it looks like black dust. He strains it and puts cane sugar in both our cups. There's something euphorically invigorating and yet filling about it. It tastes the way I imagine the Far East must taste." -Peter Hoeg, Smilla's Sense of Snow

"My dear, if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs."
-Charles Dickens

"I am in no way interested in immortality,but only in the taste of tea"
-Lu tung

But as much as I ♥ Tea,
I Always Remember:

"Even water drunk amongst true friends is sweet enough."
saying from Zimbabwe
As always, Please Don't Hesitate to Contact Me
with Any Questions or Comments You May Have
About Teas, Herbs, Holism, Healing or Life in General!

I can be reached via e-mail at: teasmeplease@gmail.com

Much Peace & Love to Us All,


Jaime Frodyma
Green Entrepreneur & Tea Connoisseur

Healing the World One Teabag at a Time.

Yera Dé, LLC
Yera Dé Herbal Teas
For Those Whose Priority is Real Health.

Make Everyday a Yera Dé.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

All About Tea & Me Blog #1 June 7, 2009



For Those Whose Priority is Real Health.

I am your host, Jaime,

but you can call me the Witch Doctor :)

I am here to spread some love, shed some light, hug some trees, brew some tea and celebrate life! If you would like to join me for the adventure of my lifetime and ride this Green Wave of Growth with me, I have no doubts that we will think many great thoughts, share many great ideas, learn many great skills, gain many new friends and of course, drink many, many, many cups of tea!

"Thank God for Tea!

What would the world do without tea? How did it exist?

I am glad I was not born before tea!

-Rev. Sydney Smith

So Come One, Come all and Sip with Me

I am here to Share with you my Understanding of
the great power that is Love,
the great provider that is Nature,
the great healer that is Kindness
and the great comfort that is Tea!

The More the Merrier!

I think you will be most glad you came!


"if you are cold, tea will warm you;

if you are too heated; it will cool you;

if you are depressed, it will cheer you;

if you are exhausted, it will calm you."

-William Gladstone

A Little About Myself:

I am an up and coming Green Entrepreneur

and self-claimed Tea Connoisseur :)

I am currently in the process of launching an eco-sustainable company dedicated to providing healthy, innovative alternatives to a variety of life’s necessary products and services.

My first venture is Yera Dé Herbal Teas where my boyfriend Jason and I will be able to focus and utilize our passion for natural healing, energy efficiency, herbal medicine and body, mind, spirit integration, as well as promote the re-greening of our planet and make some green for ourselves in the meantime!!

It is my goal to continually learn, live and share with the world my sense of peace, health & wellness. I believe my innate wisdom, friendly personality and tremendous life experience have earned me the ability to speak and be heard.

I consider myself an avid student of psychology, religious studies, language and memory, philosophy, anatomy, neuroscience, ancient history, astrology, reiki, botany and herbal medicine.

I am an advocate of both the Green Movement and Holistic Health. I hope that my heightened attention to detail and unceasing enthusiasm will help me keep this blog interesting, informative and exciting to all who tune in!

Given my background and passion for literature, poetry & various herbal medicine practices from around the world, I promise my words will be kind, necessary and true.

As I am just starting my own business, I am currently very busy!!! I am hoping to make this blog interactive, consistent and ever evolving, with updates at least twice a week. I am still new with the whole blog scene so any input or suggestions will be taken into consideration with great appreciation!

Please Don't Hesitate to Contact Me with Any Questions or Comments You May Have About Teas, Herbs, Holism, Healing or Life in General!

I can be reached via e-mail at: teasmeplease@gmail.com

Much Peace & Love to Us All,


Jaime Frodyma

Green Entrepreneur & Tea Connoisseur

Healing the World One Teabag at a Time.

Yera Dé, LLC
Yera Dé Herbal Teas

For Those Whose Priority is Real Health.



Make Everyday a Yera Dé.