Lately I've been gathering our teas after a warm weather hiatus. From the tray atop the refrigerator, from the pantry shelves, from the cabinet above the coffee pot. Time again for a warm cuppa.
The Friendly Village cups and saucers also had a spring/summer break, but they are ready for service once again.
We love the flavors (and the tins!) from The Republic of Tea. We also like the descriptions under the names. Who wouldn't want to sip a cup of "tea of conviviality"? :)
Uh oh. My Pumpkin Spice tin is empty! Time to order...
I have filled the pumpkin bowl with an assortment of tea bags.
It doesn't hurt to have a little something sweet alongside. A scone would be good, or a shortbread cookie, or a piece of warm, streusel-topped coffee cake. But a nibble of chocolate will do!
I am rather a latecomer to the world of tea drinking. My son once told me, "Mom, you like the idea of tea," which hit the nail soundly on the head. It just seemed so pleasant and cozy to sip on a cup of tea, but I didn't really like the taste. I was (am!) such a coffee girl.
Over time, I learned to love it. I found flavors that I liked, and I discovered turbinado sugar and the "right" amount to sweeten my tea. My daughter Kati is a tea lover, and she brought me along into her tea world. (And I am still enamored with the idea of tea.)
I like a cup of tea with an afternoon read aloud, or after a walk, or on a chilly morning. When do you like yours?
Do you gather your tea supplies in the fall? Or do you drink hot tea year round? Or not at all?
Since Ben was sleeping over last night, I asked him to help me choose a happy package winner from the bowl. He asked if Crow could help him. :)
Congratulations to Happy@Home!!
Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your postal address and I'll get your happy package on its way asap!
This is day 25 in the series gather. Click ~here~ to see more.