Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Hot Tea Month - Blog Give Away

Did you know that January is the Hot Tea Month? Yes, according to the Tea Association of Canada it is confirmed.
Enjoy a cup today!

I am working on a collection of tea related photos. (Keep an eye out here for those later this year.) This prompted me get started right away. I set up a navy blue place mat on white table cloth with a bone china teacup and saucer set which repeats the blue.  I set up a clear glass plate topped with goodies.  I made Roobois with Tulis - Lemon Tree tea in my clear tea pot.  This was part of a herbal tea gift set from Tea Desire.  It smells and tastes great!!!

Here's a few excerpts from a Times article.
Real tea is derived from a particular plant (Camellia sinensis) and includes only four varieties: green, black, white, and oolong. Anything else (like herbal “tea”) is an infusion of a different plant and isn’t technically tea.
But what real tea lacks in variety, it makes up for with some serious health benefits. Researchers attribute tea’s health properties to polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) and phytochemicals. Though most studies have focused on the better-known green and black teas, white and oolong also bring benefits to the table.  You can view the full text here.

My favorite loose tea is Roobois Chai.  I've purchased some from nearly every tea company around. The Tazo Joy tea is my favorite Christmas tea.

What is your favorite tea?  Leave me a comment.

At the end of the month I will choose 2 people to receive one of my 4x6 Up Close photo calendars.


  1. Happy Tea Month, Sylvia! Your tea setting is lovely!

    My favourite tea is Earl Grey and I like to try different twists on this classic blend.

  2. I looked for your clear glass tea pot through your link with Tea Desire and couldn't find it. My standard tea is green tea with popped rice and I make a large pot every morning, pouring one cup full and the rest into a thermos. Then it's hot and ready anytime. When I was in China recently at a tea plantation, I was able to buy a wheel of compressed tea that is very good, but it's hard work to chip off enough tea to make a pot.

    1. Linda, The link was for the tea not the tea pot. I bought the tea pot at Winners several years ago. Sylvia D.

  3. You photo is so inviting!! Well done! I have many favorites, so hard to choose! LOL No need to include me in the draw Sylvia.

  4. Jyl B sent me this comment.

    I love tea parties. I just retired after 43 years of service and I asked for a tea party farewell. It was awesome, with those little sandwiches mmmm. I think my favourite tea is Christmas Cookies which comes in tea and roobois varieties. Lady Grey is also a winner.


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