Thursday, January 21, 2021

National Hot Tea Month is January

 

I just had to share this sweet spoon I bought, which is designed so it fits in a loose tea container and scoops it out neatly. Plus the heart shape appealed to me. I am trying a new tea from Plum Deluxe Tea, called Creme Brulee Grey Black Tea. It is quite delicious. With my order of the heart tea spoon and tea from Plum Deluxe Tea Company they sent me a sample of Coconut a la Creme Black Tea which I look forward to trying. The new spoon makes my tea drinking more of a special ritual. Do you have any coffee or tea ritual additions?

Billy Blue Eyes commented he avoids flavored teas and I usually do. In an earlier post I featured some of my favorite black teas, all loose leaf teas and also a delicious green tea from Vahdam "Himalayan Pearls Green Tea". The package says 100 per cent Indian teas and Vahdam also has tasty black teas. I like their Assam Exotic Summer Black Tea FTGFOP1.

35 comments:

Sandra said...

The only ritual I have with my coffee is I take my thyroid pill and wait 30 minutes and then guzzle my first cup of coffee when I wake up and you don't want to talk to me until I've had that cup of coffee. All those flavors sound absolutely delicious

Inger said...

No, I don't have any rituals, but looking at that spoon, I feel inspired. It's very handsome and so practical.

Betsy said...

The spoon is so pretty. I have been drinking a chai latte most days since it got so cold, but there are so many calories in it I need to switch to some of my loose leaf teas. Mandy sent me some wonderful chocolate tea from a little shop in Annapolis when she lived there. Our future daughter-in-law frequently sends me different teas from London. That always seems extra special to me.
Blessings,
Betsy

Visits With Mary said...

Love your spoon, I'll venture to say it will make your tea taste even better. :)

Laurie said...

That is perfectly beautiful!

Rian said...

I love hot tea. Usually I drink Irish Breakfast tea with cream (Carnation evaporated milk) which is the way my parents drank their tea after the war. Herbal tea I drink with honey... and there was a tea we used to buy at Teavana that was a white chocolate mint that we liked, but our Teavana closed shop.

DawnTreader said...

Cute spoon. I just use an ordinary teaspoon... Love tea, though (never drink coffee, only tea) I buy most of my teas from a favourite little tea/coffee shop in town.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love teas and though I tried loose leaf many times, I just prefer the ease of bagged tea. I like Harney's sachets. I also found a Lipton Green tea with passion fruit which I love.

Linda said...

Coffee.....I use gourmet flavored coffees and a lot of creamer. A different cup every morning.
Tea? Mostly iced tea here in Texas. A pitcher every day! I make it in the morning and take the last glass to put beside my bed when I go to sleep. I sip on it - just one sip - every time I get up in the night.
MY favorite hot tea is Earl Grey with lots of cream.....
LOVE love Love your 'TEA spoon!'

Ann Thompson said...

What a cute spoon. I wouldn't say I have any coffee or tea rituals

Marcia said...

I too am a tea drinker. I order loose tea from Larkin Tea Company based in WV. I met them at a craft show years ago and have ordered from them ever since. One of my favorites is Larkin's Special Blend, also Otisco Breakfast Blend. I also buy bagged tea and recently rediscovered Yorkshire Gold at the Coop here. I hadn't seen it in years.

Granny Marigold said...

Your new tea looks very interesting. My children keep trying to get me into drinking other kinds than my Double Bergamot Earl Grey. I just prefer that and in the evenings I'll make a pot of herbal tea.

dori said...

This spoon is very nice! I never have seen such spoon! I like to drink tea in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening, in combination with some quiet thoughts - in the morning and evening reading the bible.

Mari said...

I don't drink coffee or tea, but I sure do like that spoon!

Wanda said...

They sound devine. I love the heart spoon. We use to get all our loose tea from a Tea House in Columbia. Not as much of a tea drinker as I used to be when I would get all the nice and unique flavors.

Marie Smith said...

I have tea parties with my grandchildren, using my mother’s China cups. We all enjoy the parties.

Kay said...

It's a little chilly today. Hmmm... I could use some warm tea.

Margaret D said...

Love the spoon, it's just awesome. I drink tea probably only 2 cups most days.

Tom said...

I drink instant coffee. So the only ritual I have is for people to make fun of my pedestrian tastes. Tea-wise, it's Twinings.

The Feminine Energy said...

Awww.... what a sweet spoon. I'd love to hear how that coconut tea tastes, when you try it. I love coconut anything! :-) ~Andrea xoxo

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Hot tea in winter is like having a wood stove and somebody to haul in the wood.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

I wish I could get back into tea but early morning coffee is so easy and that's all the caffeine and half caffeine at that that I allow myself. Many of the herbals just don't do it for me. :(

Jeanie said...

I love tea but don't drink enough of it. Seeing this is going to send me to the kettle and have a cup!

Amy said...

National Hot Tea Month? I think I could handle that quite nicely.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Earl Grey Hot ... just like Captain Picard likes it! Oh ... with a couple of rich tea biscuits - developed in the 17th century in Yorkshire, England.

God bless.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I love your heart shaped spoon! That is really sweet. I guess I mostly just enjoy having my morning cup of tea, which is normally plain old Lipton with a spoon full of sugar. When I am having a tea party, I try different kinds of teas, but my everyday go to tea is still Lipton. I've got boxes full of all kinds of teas, but without someone to share them with, they aren't as tasty! LOL. But sometimes I do just have a tea party just for me myself and I and we have a good time. LOL. Have a blessed day.

Rosie said...

Such a pretty spoon it must be a delight to use, especially with those special flavoured teas:)

Evi Erlinda said...

I love your new spoon, Terra, it is so lovely and cute.
I drink coffee and tea every day. I am reading your post with my hot tea beside my computer :)

Take care, Terra.

Christine said...

Cute tea spoon!

Britta said...

Dear Terra, yes, I have a "tea ceremony" - every morning I step with the mug of tea in my hand on my balcony, even now in winter, shiver, and greet symbolically the city. Sounds strange, but as there are trees in front of the balcony, I am (hopefully) nor observed - and in winter, barren trees, I think I might entertain thus the few already arisen in a very early morning, maybe (!) hiding behind their windows.
The birds are used to it and do not complain :-)

I just found your comment to Dorothy Sayers, thank you - and will add that I found something interesting out.

Pradeep Nair said...

I never knew of such a month. I don't have any particular rituals, but I don't like tea that is too strong. The spoon is very nicely shaped.

Susie of Arabia said...

I'm a sucker for heart shaped too. Cutest spoon I've ever seen.

Dee said...

Dear Terra, I, too, am a tea drinker. I've been so since 1973 when I realized that Was so addicted to coffee that I was drinking--on the average--50 mugs a day. Yes, that number is correct! 50. I finished one and started another just as so many people did with cigarettes. I've been drinking tea since I weaned myself from coffee. (It took 2 years.) But I monitor the caffeine and have usually only 2 cups of caffeinated tea a day. The rest is decaf.

As to rituals, I really don't have any, except that the first cup of tea is drunk while I do my "morning pages," which I've been doing faithfully each morning for about 25 years. The tea, the words, and the sense that all is well with my world all go together. Peace.

Retired Knitter said...

So cute. No. No special rituals.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

No,no,no if you drink tea it has to be real tea not flavoured tea, get some real Yorkshire tea and not decaff that is as bad as Liptons Tea