January 05, 2010

O, Christmas tea booty

Notes on Tea received several tea items for Christmas 2009. Thank you family!

The Trudeau silicone tea infuser with lid was given by an aunt- and uncle-in-law who always give artsy gifts. I have not used the infuser feature as yet but have used the lid when steeping two other gifts: Bag Ladies Tea O, Christmas Tea! and Harney & Sons Herbal Peppermint.

I received the tisane from a sister-in-law. She chose well. The Harney & Sons Peppermint is packaged in individual silk sachets, a sophisticated presentation. The tea itself is the best mint tea I've drank. Minty; not the fake-mint flavor of other bagged mint tisanes.

The O, Christmas Tea was gifted along with the tea infuser. It is English Breakfast tea. Warm; perfect for a cold day. I spent Christmas in the Boston area so was excited to learn that Bag Ladies Tea is located in Allston, Massachusetts. I like that part of my Christmas booty supported a local business.

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