Time for Tea?


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If you recall, some time back when I hosted my 1st Tea and Yarn Swap, I mentioned stumbling across a Tea Review blog that also hosts tea swaps every month.  Well, I decided to give that swap a try.  I completed the online questionnaire and waited for the coordinator to email me.  In the meantime, I joined the Tea Review blog's Tea Swap Facebook page so I could get a feel for what the swap would be like.

When I looked at the packages other participants were receiving from the month prior, I realized, this is the real deal.  Not just sending one box or two of tea, but creatively packaging a collection of teas.  There were three rules (which still remain).  Your swap package must contain tea, a tea accessory, and a snack treat.

I don't have a picture of what I sent (shocked right?), but I will tell you that I sent my person a box of mixed berry tea, a can of jasmine tea, and a variety of individual tea packets.  The tea accessory was a box of paper tea pouches to steep loose tea in.  The snack treats were pumpkin seeds, almonds, and trail mix.

I just received my swap this week.  This is what I received.

 

And check out that miniature tea pot.  Isn't she cute?


In other tea news, I love bargain shopping and I love Ollie's, where the motto is "Good stuff, cheap."  This week, I purchased a new tea kettle.  I had mine for about 8 years and it was tarnishing, the whistle top part broke, and well, it just needed to be replaced.  So I was able to get a Rachel Ray tea kettle for more than half of what it usually sells for.  I love the shape and the bold color.  A perfect match for my Latin-inspired kitchen.  :-)

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If you're interested in participating in a tea swap hosted by the Tea Review Blog, you can find the information here.  They host a swap every month.

To Tea!


5 comments:

  1. Great teapots! I love teapots and I don't even drink tea. The mini one is really charming with its cheerful dragonfly.

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  2. Love the little tea pot with the pretty dragonflies. How cute! Have fun trying all the teas out.

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  3. Too cute. I am going to have to check this out.

    Thanks for stopping by today!

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  4. (seriously, your blog does eat my comments!)

    So cute! I make my tea by putting a glass of water in the microwave so looking at your tea accesories makes me happy. I see pomegranate tea bags? Wonder why don't we have it here in the land of pomegranates (aka my hometown). I'm sure it tastes wonderful!

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  5. This is such a fun swap! The little dragonfly teapot is so adorable. I love the Rachel Ray kettle. The color is fabulous!

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