Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 64, Home again, home again.

Welcome to episode 64! While on my trip I finished my sweater, and started a few new projects. It’s a short one this week!

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Drink Me: Stash Tea, Holiday Sampler

Another item I ordered from Stash Tea a couple of weeks ago was the holiday sampler which features three teas: Christmas Eve, Christmas Morning and White Christmas.

The holiday sampler (30ct) is available for $5.95.

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Christmas Eve: Christmas Eve tea contains cinnamon, orange peel, spearmint, vanilla extract, orange oil, cinnamon and clove flavor. You can also purchase it individually in a variety of sizes.  When I first opened the package I smelled both the sweet and the spicy – I could easily pick out the spearmint and the cinnamon.  The taste was a little bit of everything, but the cinnamon featured the most prominently. This was a beautiful spicy holiday tea and I really enjoyed it!

Christmas Morning: Christmas Morning is a blend of black and jasmine green teas. I really like jasmine green so I was interested to see what this one would be like. I have to say that I didn’t really taste or smell the jasmine green. Mostly this was just a good black tea, which is excellent as a breakfast blend.  Of the three in the holiday sampler, this was probably the least interesting to me, only because I have a wealth of good black breakfast brews.

White Christmas: White Christmas is white tea with peppermint and ginger. I didn’t taste much of the ginger, but it was a good peppermint tea. Definitely holiday themed!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 63, Just one thing.

Welcome to episode 62! This week I only have one project going, but talk about the new things I’m going to cast on shortly!

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Drink Me: Stash Tea, Maple Apple Cider

About a week ago someone I follow on Instagram posted a photo of Maple Apple Cider tea from Stash Tea. Since I’ve been enjoying lots of seasonal and holiday flavors, I immediately went over to Stash and purchased some!

From the website, the ingredients include hibiscus, rooibos, cinnamon, apple, caramel and maple flavors.

It is available in variety of sizes: 30 ct teabags for $5.45, 90 ct for $14.95, 150 ct for $22.95 and 240 ct for $34.95.

Now normally I do have a preference for loose leaf tea, but I do drink quite a bit of tea from tea bags and you really can’t beat them for convenience, so I’m never opposed to purchasing that way.

When I opened the first tea bag all I got was a delicious whiff of maple.  Once brewed I got more of the hibiscus and the apple flavors. I admit that until I looked at the ingredient list, I didn’t realize there was rooibos in this blend. That’s a plus for me (I don’t really care for it), but could be a detractor if that’s what you’re looking for. Overall this gets the thumbs up and I plan to enjoy the rest of the box (and share with friends!)

Teaccessories: Holiday Knit & Tea

Last week for knit night we went to Barnes & Noble and I was pleased to see gifts for knitters and tea lovers.

When I first walked in past a display of holiday fair isle tote bags. You have your choice of a red reindeer, white with gold bow, blue snowflake or green tree.  I found them on the Barnes & Noble site for $24.95, but the tags in store said $12.99 so head to your local brick and mortar store and save yourself some Christmas pennies.

Then I went upstairs to the cafe (where we meet to knit) and saw a delightful collection of holiday mugs. I particularly liked these inspired by The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (available for $12.95 a piece).

Happy shopping!

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 62, NaKniSweOHNO

Welcome to episode 62! This week I share with you the highs and lows of my knit week. Oops!

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Teaccessories: Iittala knitted ceramics

I am always excited when I find ceramics that bear knitted designs because they combine my two loves: knitting and tea. Iittala’s Sarjaton collection is no exception.

Iittala, Sarjaton

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 61, Sweaters and tea adventures.

Welcome to episode 61! This week I share with you my work on my sweaters (Roxy’s and mine) and also some spins.

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Drink Me: Republic of Tea, Cranberry Spice Hibiscus

A few weeks ago I got the holiday season catalog from The Republic of Tea. I immediately ordered a Harvest Stackable tin ($13.50) and, not realizing I was already getting some, a can of the Cranberry Spice Hibiscus ($11.00).

I already know I love the Hot Apple Cider tea – I thought I had reviewed this one already, but I can’t find it so I will in the next post!  I have also tried the Pumpkin Spice and liked it quite a bit. But the Cranberry Spice was new.

From the website this one contains hibiscus, cinnamon, ginger, carob bits, apple bits, sweet blackberry leaves, cardamom seeds, chicory root, pepper, cloves, cranberry bits, and star anise.

When I opened the container, I could smell the spices in the cranberry tea. Once brewed the tea was a warm red color. It wasn’t sour like I expected it might be from the cranberry and I mostly tasted the hibiscus and spices.  It was a really nice warm winter tea, and I think I’ll be drinking it quite a bit. I also wonder if I could use it for a mulled wine?

Craftea: Tea Bag Artist Ruby Silvious

This weekend a friend sent me a link to Ruby Silvious, an artist who is doing a project called 363 Days of Tea.  Each day Ms. Silvious does an illustration on a used teabag.

Tea bag art, Ruby Silvious

You can follow the project at Ms. Silvious’ Instagram account.