Saturday, June 23, 2012

My new shipment of Teas have arrived.................

There is nothing like opening a large
box of freshly shipped pound packages of tea.
The aroma.....................mmmmm. 

I placed an unusually large order with my
favorite wholesaler and it has arrived.

My visitors often say my home smells 
like tea and assorted candles.  
And that is a good thing.

A new one - Blarney Blend
(see side Page - HopeChest Loose Leaf Teas)

                                                                                                                                       It will most certainly be the one we drink with our Annual 
St. Patrick's Tea, tiny shamrocks and all.

See below (next post) for a listing
of my yummy teas and more info
on the "PAGES"on the
right of this blog page.

New Teas! New Teas! New Teas!

                              HopeChest  Premium Loose Leaf Teas

                                                     June 2012

Lady Londonderry
Always a favorite, a perfect blend of black with
strawberry & lemon hints, great for afternoon tea
Buckingham Palace
Garden Party
Delicate Earl Grey and jasmine, delightful for afternoon tea settings
English Breakfast
A perfect breakfast tea with good body
and full tea flavor notes
Irish Breakfast
A stout robust blend of Kenya and Assam teas
for early morning to start your day
Blarney Blend
A strong brisk flavory morning tea with a
surprise -  tiny shamrocks for a lucky day
Windsor Castle
Lively flavor from Ceylon, maltiness from
Assam,  and toasty notes from Darjeeling
Hooghly  Holler
Full-bodied pungent tea combining Earl Grey and Vanilla green with a flavory Assam
Cream Earl Grey
A flavory Earl Grey mellowed with a
delicious creamy taste
Le Marche Spice
 Hints of cinnamon, apples,
and oranges
Menage a Tea
A full-bodied tea with brightness and a
dried berry fresh market character
Wild Blackberry
Piquant and berry-ish makes it great hot and even better iced.  Sweeten with honey for a real treat.
Black Currant
Deep black currant aroma and flavor,
great as an iced tea
Ginger Peach
Spicy ginger is mellowed with the sweet character of peaches, great iced
Sencha Kyoto Cherry Rose
A stunning blend of high quality green tea with sweet cherry and morning rose flavor
Long Island Strawberry
Sweet strawberry and papaya pieces round out
this exceptionally smooth green tea
Scottish Caramel Pu-Erh
The earthiness of  pu-reh fuses with caramel
for a sweetly decadent finish, dessert in a cup
Sleepy Hollow
Pumpkin Chai
Warming and comforting in the chai tradition, guaranteed to ease the chills
Green Tea Chai
Green tea blended with fresh Asian spices,
to be made with milk and sugar

Type:    B – black
                                    G – green
                                    O – oolong                   See "Quantities and Pricing" Page
                                    W – white
                                    N - natural

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Jubilee

It is exciting and enjoyable right now 
to be a tea and England enthusiast.  
My tea friends and I are finding lots of time 
for tea and celebrations.

This was taken Saturday at the English Tea Room 
in a small town about an hour away.
I even made my own fascinater to wear (at 2:00 AM).
Some of us are also getting together to 
watch any and all Jubilee coverage, 
much like we did the Royal Wedding a few years ago. 


God Bless England. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tea or Mask ?

Since this blog is about "All Things Tea",
 here is an interesting twist.  

The last tea order I placed to my wholesaler included Matcha, 
a premium green tea powder from Japan 
used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. 

I must admit I don't particularly care for the taste, 
which I may have to work on to acquire.

So to be able to use this Matcha tea I ordered, 
I looked into recipes for breads, lattes, etc and other uses. 

Here is one I really, really liked, be prepared . . . . .

A mask made with Matcha powder, white tea, and lemon juice.  Just make a paste with these ingredients, 
apply and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse well.  

It left my skin refreshed, moisturized,
 and quite dewy, which is always my goal.

I am selling Matcha powder
 if you would like to make your own mask. 
It is $5.00 per 1 ounce bag, which either 
makes quite a few masks or
around 24 cups of tea.  

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tea Cup Thursday

 One of my newest favorite teacups (if there is such a thing) is the gift I received from my daughter ( in-law)
for Christmas.
 It has everything I like in a teacup - bone china thin, 
this color combination flowers,
a pretty shape, 
especially the handle.

She appreciates the old ones, too, and knows
 how hard they are becoming to find.
Love you, Christy.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Teacup Thursday

This unusual teacup has to be included in my Teacup Thursday.
                             I've always loved colors with black. 

And of course, my kitty Sarah has to part of the picture.




Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hello All,
I'm making a short attempt to get back to blogging.  I was having so much trouble with E blogger, posting pictures, which make the blog more interesting, arranging and "getting it right".  I did update, so we will see how that goes.  But for now just a Hello.

And thanks so much for your visit.