Monday, November 06, 2006

Got this idea from an aussie

named lazy cow who is posting an encyclopedia of the Letters of her Life, from A - Z, as it were. Today was coffee, cricket and chalk. Chalk? It's okay, haven't had any mishaps. Cricket? I have no idea about cricket except it has bats and hotties in white trotting around a field, and 'sticky wickets' fits in there somewhere. But Coffee? I Love me some coffee (and tea).

The lovely blackbird already had us post coffee pots a while back in one of her Show and Tells.

But Tea has been an Unexplored Thing, at least in my Blogging Memory. (Which is less than a year old - Forgive me)

So, here's my Tea Stash.


This is Drawer #1, All teas, all the time.


This is a tea mix called "Mental ClariTea". It's made by a rather kooky local herbalist. I have no idea how aged this tea is. Or whether her company is still in business.


Since it's fall, I got out our cheap-o espresso machine, which has served us faithfully for at least 10 years. I'd love the one joke scored, but he got the Only Deal in the World on that one. Due to a MISPELLING! ARGH! Lucky man.


This is Tea Drawer #2. Full of teas from a local company, started in the 70's by a hippie, who is now a very Rich Hippie. And a pretty nice guy. At one point he sold the company to a big food company, but I think he bought it back.

And there's plain old Lipton. Oh, and please notice the ancient tin of Constant Comment! And that dreadful Sand Art kit? It's the reward the boys earned for cleaning up the entire playroom tonight - tomorrow we'll attempt this project. And OH JOY I JUST CAN'T WAIT! And then we'll get to display it! I think the boys will make one for each of their teachers, heh heh heh...

10 comments:

Paula said...

Ooh, all my favorites. Early grey and Constant Comment are my stand bys. Dale bought some wonderful white tea for me while he was on a trip for work; so delicate and lovely.

Grandmas are good recipients too;).

nutmeg said...

I loved looking in your tea drawers. I am very much a fellow tea addict. It must be my English heritage. I'm a bit of a Twinings lover and have recently gone a little too ape over Chai. I will add a photo to an upcoming post :-)

Have you recently deleted the RSS feeds option from your blog?

Also, love the new comment on your blog heading!

Suse said...

[spit] Earl Grey.[/spit]

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

I love your new banner comment too!!

And tea: I love the idea of tea, and I'm trying to drink it more often, especially at night rather than an extra extra glass of wine... but coffee has my soul.

My float said...

Lovely tea drawers! I used to love the Celestial Seasonings teas but alas, time has worn me down and now I stick to plain old black tea.

I also used to love vanilla, jasmine and something that's called hill tea that's from some Greek mountains somewhere!

So you know Mr Seasonings, huh? Small world!

blackbird said...

Do you have a Teavana?
Get thee there...

it's the Starbucks of the tea world.

sueeeus said...

Those tea drawers are altogether too orderly! How on earth do you manage it? I love CC. Mmmmmm. English Breakfast is my standby fave though. p.s. regarding crashes of recent history, you were RIGHT!!!!

oh. And I do like that pepper mill.

Sarah Louise said...

I only have one tea drawer...and it also houses peanut butter and cocoa...but then, I'm not home very much to drink tea anymore...

and my vw is opunm, which makes me think of that kid's rhyme: open em, close em, give a little clap...I stayed at work way too long today...and now I'm drinking iced tea!

Sarah Louise said...

Yikes, that sand art is LOUD.

BabelBabe said...

and i thought i was th eonly crazy with more than a dozen types of tea on hand at alltimes, to fit every mood.

i called australia last week too - cost me a freaking fortune. have since downloaded skype. how was your bill?