Oh, woeful Monday. You are hard. I needed something sweet and delicious and powerful to coax me out of my blissful weekend cocoon (what, you don’t sometimes stay in your pajamas hibernating and reading and knitting the entire weekend?). During my train ride all I could think about was making a cup of Hot Cinnamon Spice as soon as I got to the office…and then another…and then another! I now have 3 cups of Spicy Fireball Goodness in me, and can deal with The World!

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gmathis

I covet your weekend in arrears! Except maybe the knitting. Substitute scrapbook paper and scissors for yarn. Have you ever knitted a tea cozy or related accessories?

gmathis

(Follow up .. have you ever discovered that a tea cozy actually does what it’s supposed to do?)

TeaEqualsBliss

Yup! Paper Crafter, myself! Visit my Craft Blog, here…
http://blissfulplace.blogspot.com
:)

JacquelineM

gmathis – I am a staunch supporter of the tea cozy! It really does work at keeping tea super piping hot! I have a handmade one I bought on etsy, and I also have one that Doulton knitted! I have not made one myself yet. I do make these little cloths that I put my tea accessories on at work so that they do not wet or stain my desk. Which is because I made a tea stain on my desk before I had one!!!

I also have made my own potholders and love to make my own dishcloths. In fact, I was making some dishcloths this weekend! I am cooking Thanksgiving this year, and usually someone helps me with the dishes, and I hated to think of them using one of my old shabby everyday dishcloths :) I swear they work better, and it’s so nice to be able to wash and dry them, instead of throwing away a sponge and having to buy a new one again and again.

gmathis

Tea=B, gorgeous! I’m not mechanically inclined enough to do anything very 3-D, but I love the soap boxes. Note & greeting cards are my thing/therapy.

My teapot warmer of choice is a two-tier heavy steel trivet that takes a tea candle (oops…something else to add to the shopping list). I think it survived, minus one rubber foot, but spouse can probably help me find something that’ll work @ the hardware store.

ashmanra

Hubby gifted me with a tetsubin and warmer. Used together, tea stays how for a long time. I have seen a Victorian looking warmer on eBay and in a catalog that sounds like what you are describing, gmathis. WANT! It would hold two of my Beehouse pots and I could have a candle under each.

Sandy made a cozy last year for my red Christmas teapot. It says Jingle Bells on it, but I was napping when the kids opened the package and dangled it over my head, and in my sleepy stupor I was wondering why Sandy sent me a tea cosy that said “Jungle Love” on it! We still call it that – it the the Jungle Love cosy forever! Cosies really do work! Harney has some for sale, but there are lots on etsy, too!

JacquelineM

JUNGLE LOVE! ashmanra, that story completely made my day!!!

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gmathis

I covet your weekend in arrears! Except maybe the knitting. Substitute scrapbook paper and scissors for yarn. Have you ever knitted a tea cozy or related accessories?

gmathis

(Follow up .. have you ever discovered that a tea cozy actually does what it’s supposed to do?)

TeaEqualsBliss

Yup! Paper Crafter, myself! Visit my Craft Blog, here…
http://blissfulplace.blogspot.com
:)

JacquelineM

gmathis – I am a staunch supporter of the tea cozy! It really does work at keeping tea super piping hot! I have a handmade one I bought on etsy, and I also have one that Doulton knitted! I have not made one myself yet. I do make these little cloths that I put my tea accessories on at work so that they do not wet or stain my desk. Which is because I made a tea stain on my desk before I had one!!!

I also have made my own potholders and love to make my own dishcloths. In fact, I was making some dishcloths this weekend! I am cooking Thanksgiving this year, and usually someone helps me with the dishes, and I hated to think of them using one of my old shabby everyday dishcloths :) I swear they work better, and it’s so nice to be able to wash and dry them, instead of throwing away a sponge and having to buy a new one again and again.

gmathis

Tea=B, gorgeous! I’m not mechanically inclined enough to do anything very 3-D, but I love the soap boxes. Note & greeting cards are my thing/therapy.

My teapot warmer of choice is a two-tier heavy steel trivet that takes a tea candle (oops…something else to add to the shopping list). I think it survived, minus one rubber foot, but spouse can probably help me find something that’ll work @ the hardware store.

ashmanra

Hubby gifted me with a tetsubin and warmer. Used together, tea stays how for a long time. I have seen a Victorian looking warmer on eBay and in a catalog that sounds like what you are describing, gmathis. WANT! It would hold two of my Beehouse pots and I could have a candle under each.

Sandy made a cozy last year for my red Christmas teapot. It says Jingle Bells on it, but I was napping when the kids opened the package and dangled it over my head, and in my sleepy stupor I was wondering why Sandy sent me a tea cosy that said “Jungle Love” on it! We still call it that – it the the Jungle Love cosy forever! Cosies really do work! Harney has some for sale, but there are lots on etsy, too!

JacquelineM

JUNGLE LOVE! ashmanra, that story completely made my day!!!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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