Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Tea Time!

Last week, I ordered some tea from Twinings where they have my all time favoite tea: Twinings Darjeeling. The Darjeeling is a light tea. It tastes like it's sweetened, even without sugar or honey (but I add sugar anyway!) My mother-in-law, who's a Lipton fan, accused me of sweetening her tea, when she tried this. (But then I think anything tastes better than regular Lipton.)

I first tried Twinings Darjeeling here in S.E. Idaho, but the stores have only carried it intermittently. Lately, they have stopped stocking it again, so I decided to buy it online. I needed to purchase a minimum order of $15.00, so I ordered a bit more - - -but I got some amazing teas. In addition to the Darjeeling (loose - for the "tin") and Darjeeling bagged (large box),

I ordered:

  • Vanilla Black Tea (love the Bigelow brand - so thought I'd try this)
  • Tastes of Summer Black Tea (This is sooooo good. Can't wait to try it iced.)
  • Four Red Fruits Black Tea (just tried it tonight another Winner - that will taste good iced.) and
  • Chocolate Indulgence (Not a tea - this is for hot cocoa & it comes in a tin!)

I was sooo excited when all the products came in. It's been awhile since I ordered anything just for me!!! (Well, and the family, as I generously share all of this.)

I am hoping to have a tea party and meet some of my neighbors. I say hoping, because I am not good at following through on "intentions." Until I set the date, and send out the invites. . .it's not likely to happen. So stay tuned. . .who knows. . .maybe I will actually pull it off this year!


Tea Party Girl said...

You do it! A tea party is a lovely way to host the neighbors. And your already on track with serving decent tea (you're right anything tastes better than Lipton). Keep it simple and pretty and people will love it.

myrtle beached whale said...

I had forgotten how backwards Idaho is that you have to mail order tea. Even in South Carolina it is sold in stores. Do they still mail order brides there? Did it come by Poney Express or Wells Fargo?

myrtle beached whale said...

OMG! That would have been so much funnier if I had spelled Pony right. But then, I was edumacated in Idaho and subject to a highly toxic environment. I was also, evidentally, deprived of tea. I can't remember mom ordering any. I did mailorder some crap out of the back of a comic book though. For $1.00, I got like 1,000 microscopic civil war soldiers. Seemed like a good deal at the time.

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

TPG - I have had a lot of tea parties in the past, but usually burn myself out trying to get ready. Keeping it simple is great advice.

MBW - Fin in mouth? The stores here are full of teas. . .as you well know. Just ordered my favorite!

Yea, you lived closer to the toxins than I. . .and 1,000 soldiers probably was a good deal back then. Did you blow them up like the kids in my neighborhood did?

myrtle beached whale said...

Blew them up, shot them with rubber bands, melted them, put those poor plastic soldiers through a rigorous training program in the contaminated soil of my yard. Future anthropologists will excavate 109 Main Street in Smelterville and wonder what the hell kind of artifact is a 1/4 inch tall plastic soldier.

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

They will probably know it was the makings of future military fighters during the cold war era. . .or that there were no women living in the area - just green men.

Valorie said...

Glad to hear you love the Bigelow brand! Thanks for the mention.

Valorie for Bigelow Tea