Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 45, Love Wins

Welcome back to Episode 45! This week I have a few finished projects to show you, and I talk about my July cast-ons and Tour de Fleece!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.  There are only a few days left in the Spring into Summer craft-along! Entries must be posted in the thread by June 30th. I’ll lock the thread on July 1 and announce prizes on the next podcast.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

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Drink Me: Tea Emporium, Sweet Lemon Green Tea

A while back a reader suggested that I give The Tea Emporium a try.  As I was running low on teas to review, I placed an order a few weeks ago. It arrived quickly from Canada and the first one I decided to try was the Sweet Lemon Green Tea.

From the site, the blend contains Japanese green tea with lemon peel and lemongrass.

It is available in a variety of sizes: 50g for $7.25, 100g for $14.50, and 250g for $32.63.

When I opened the package the tea smelled sort of like sweet grass. I could see the big lemon chunks.  While brewing I got more of the lemon aroma.  When brewed it was very light and sweet. I enjoyed it as a hot tea, but I think it would make a really great summer iced tea. I think I’ll have to try that at home!

Knittea: Anna Wright

A few days ago Ysolda published a post about Anna Wright showing her wonderful Knitting Circle design and I was smitten. I immediately ordered the teacup.

The Knitty Circle, Anna Wright, £12.50

 

Be sure to check out Ysolda’s post for a coupon code!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 44, I do like a big shawl.

Welcome back to Episode 44! This week I have a finished shawl and an almost finished baby sweater. There’s a spin in progress, and some things ready to be cast on!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.  We’re doing a craft-a-long in May and June: Spring into Summer!

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

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Drink Me: Capital Teas, White Cosmo Organic

The final tea I ordered from Capital Teas was the White Cosmo Organic.

From the website, the blend contains: organic white tea, organic rosehips, organic blueberries, organic raspberries, organic schizandra berries, organic strawberries, organic and hibiscus flowers, natural lychee and plum flavors, and organic white tea with jasmine.

It comes in a variety of sizes: 2oz for $16.00, 4oz for $32.00, 8oz for $60.80, 1lb for $115.20 and 2lbs for $217.60.

Based on the description of the ingredients I expected to really like this tea, but my first impression when I opened the bag to take the photographs was that it was overly flowery.  When I opened it a second time to make a cup, I got more of the hibiscus and fruity smell. Once brewed the tea was mild, with a bit of a tangy hibiscus/berry taste. Overall, it was ok but it wasn’t everything I wanted it to be.

Teaccessories: Moroccan teaware

A few weeks ago I saw this beautiful image on Pinterest:

Tea2 Casbah Collection, from $28, t2tea.com

I particularly want one of these:

Moroccan Tealeidoscope Aqua Tea For One, t2tea, $59.00

 

 

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 43, Short & Sweet

Welcome back to Episode 43! This week is a short one: I have an FO to show you and a couple WIPs.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.  We’re doing a craft-a-long in May and June: Spring into Summer!

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

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Drink Me: Capital Teas, Chesapeake Sunrise

When I purchase teas from a tea shop, online or otherwise, I like trying the “local” blend. In this case it was Capital Teas Chesapeake Sunrise blend.

From the website, the blend contains: green Tea, black Tea, orange peel, jackfruit, and almond.

It is available a variety of sizes: 2oz for $7.00, 4oz for $14.00, 8oz for $26.60, 1lb for $50.40, and 2lbs for $95.20.

 

When I first opened the package I could smell the almond and something fruity and rich. As it brewed I could smell more of the delicate green tea.  The result was a light tea with hints of floral notes and almond.  This would be a nice dessert tea, or a sweet morning start.

Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle (the fourth)

This past weekend was the fourth meeting of Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle at the National World War I Museum.

The subject of this Saturday’s discussion was socks.

Man's Sock

The lecture this time was primarily about how boots and more importantly socks kept the Army’s main mode of transport, locomotion, viable.  Of particular note to our guest lecturer was the how the Army supplied and kept soldiers in serviceable socks. This meant sourcing socks, keeping them dry, and occasionally cleaning and mending them.  Who knew socks would be so important?

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 42, Oops!

Welcome back to Episode 42 and I’m sorry I missed recording last week. This week I have a few FO’s to show you and some new projects.

Please come and join the Ravelry group.  We’re doing a craft-a-long in May and June: Spring into Summer!

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

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