I have been so busy in the last few weeks! That and being sick for one of them. I got a lot of great reviews and How To’s coming up so keep a look out. For know here is a photo gallery of some of the teas that I will be reviewing and the new tea ware that I got from Verdant Tea.
Just found a cool herbal recipe for sun tea. Check it out here——–>How to make: Sweet Sun Tea.
Have you ever wished you could taste fresh picked tea? Well now you can! Verdant tea is currently working during there trip to china to bring you fresh from the field hand picked tea. The two teas that they have up for pre-order right now is the famous Mrs. Li’s Shi Feng Dragonwell Green Tea and Hand Picked Early Spring Tieguanyin.
There is also a great article with David (founder of Verdant Tea) interviewing Mrs. Li’s Shifeng about her Dragonwell tea. You can it read it here.
P.S. if you are already part of the monthly tea subscription with Verdant Tea you will be receiving the Dragonwell green tea for the month of May.
Oolong Owl has some great ideas on how to sweeten your tea with out sugar. Check it out here——> Tea Additions – Adding more flavor to your tea without sweeteners.
Frank from 52 Teas is considering making a monthly pay as you go tea subscription, compared to the lump-sum subscription options currently available. For just $24.99 every 3 weeks, ($29.99 for Canada and International) you get three 1-2oz packets of custom blended loose leaf artisan tea.
However, for this subscription to become a reality he needs enough people willing to join to start this service.
Here is his proposal via Steepster forums:
“So, in the past we’ve had a few requests for a way to subscribe on a recurring payment basis (ie signing up and paying every month as opposed to paying for a 3- 6- or 12-month subscription up front).
I think I have a way to accomplish this, but it will cost me a little extra and I wanted to see if I could get a headcount of folks still interested in this. The offer would be something like this:
You would get three weeks of tea delivered every three weeks for $24.99. Canadian/Overseas subscribers would get the same for $29.99.
The only way I could do it logistically would be to have folks sign up, and THEN hold 3-weeks worth of tea. Depending on when in the week you signed up (and how popular our tea was that week, your first shipment would go out in 2-3 weeks, but from then on, it would just be on auto-pilot. You would get three weeks worth of tea every three weeks. And your payment method (We would be using Paypal for this, so (I’m pretty sure) it could be your credit card, bank account or Paypal account) would be charged every three weeks. Thoughts?” You can read feed back on the subject here.
So if this sounds like an interesting proposal and are serious about joining the subscription drop him a line and tell him your thoughts here at http://www.52teas.com/contact-us/
*NOTE: Zoomdweebies and 52 Teas is the same guy
Taking Tea in Turkey has posted a cool article about Turkish tea culture. You should check it out here ——–> Let’s talk tea.
So I went on Adagio and saw that they were promoting a new edible fruit mix dusted with matcha. So of course I dove right in for my sample. There is a small catch though. It is $3.75 for basic shipping and you have to have something else that cost money in your cart.
The good thing is though is that they have tons of different teas with most having a sample size option that are about $2. Also when I finished checking out they let me pick from this massive list to add another free sample.
In short, for what comes out to a mere $5.75 I get to try a new fruit mix with matcha, and 2 samples of tea; both of which are said to make 10 cups each.
So if you got a little bit of money to spare and want to try some new teas stop by Adagio Teas before this promo is up.
Do you like to Crochet? Do you have a Davids Tea Steeper that you wish had a cute cozy? If so check out Awkward Souls page about the pattern that she made for one. Don’t forget to check out her other cute crochet projects as well!
Ok I am totally stealing this from Awkward Soul. She found these awesome teapot earrings on Etsy. I would love to get the blue, red, and grey ones, but alas I have no budget. Next week I will try to get them. Read more of her story on it here.
P.S. If you wish to buy them, they are for sale at The Dappy Bint on Etsy. There is also a coupon code, OOLONGOWL and get 20% of the earrings or some other items on your full order.