Nov 27 2006

On the Tenth Day…

Marianne

shennung.jpg…a book on the history of tea would be perfect for one who wants to explore more deeply this exotic plant which has been enjoyed since ancient times. Learn about the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung who legend credits for discovering the soothing and medicinal properties of this botanical when a leaf accidentally floated into his pot of hot water from the ancient tea tree above him. Such a wide variety of books are available, in every price range.

Or perhaps a selection of fine, vintage linens or service pieces to grace the table. Any of these would make a perfect gift for the Eleventh Day.

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But ah, the Twelfth Day gift! This should be very special. Nothing is more special than that perfect heirloom teapot accompanied by a selection of fine teas. In such a wide range of materials…porcelain, silver, or pottery…and colors, the perfect teapot can be fancy or serviceable. Sure to become a family heirloom for everyday use is the one quart, sturdy pot in white or black with its’ own infuser basket and an insulated metal hood in stainless steel or copper finish. This is a pot which will fit into any decor and will last a lifetime!familyteapots.jpg

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Nov 27 2006

On the Sixth Day…

Marianne

tinyteapotpearl.jpg… the perfect gift might be a stretchy beaded bracelet with a teapot dangle. Available in a variety of beads, from crystal to pearl, this is a wonderful look which your tea pot loving recipient will treasure for many years.

On the seventh day consider a tea for one set, including a teapot, cup, and saucer, already packaged in a festive red felt box along with a small tin of tea. All you need to add is your sentiment to delight the giftee. All of these for under $20.00 each!

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vintageteacup.jpgOn the eighth day, anyone would be delighted to receive a vintage teacup and saucer, a treasure from times past with years of enjoyment still ahead. Can’t you imagine the delicate hands, the endless types of tea, and the conversation to which it has been exposed?

Or on the ninth day, perhaps a set including tea pot, sugar bowl, and milk pitcher is what your tea drinker would enjoy. So many vintage items of teaware are available, something to fit every style and budget.

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Nov 27 2006

On the Third Day…

Marianne

teashopmystery.jpg…you might consider a teashop mystery book. Each title bears the name of a tea type, and paired with a tin of tea by the same name, makes a very unique and enjoyable gift for under $10.00

On the fourth day of Christmas, you could add a silver bookmark with a teapot and pearl dangle, the perfect compliment to the tea and book gift!

On the fifth day, how about a 4 ounce tin of an old favorite tea, or a new finely crafted tea to try. The selection is endless, from single estate teas to wonderfully flavored blends, most for under $10.00.

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Nov 25 2006

Twelve Days of Christmas…Gift Ideas!

Marianne

holidaytea21.jpgOn the first day of Christmas, you might consider one of our unique tagalong tins of tea. Five silken sachets of premium tea in a decorative tin suitable for traveling or office. Available in a large variety of flavors at under $5.00.

On the second day of Christmas you might consider a beautiful handtied art tea. These beautiful globes open into a lovely flower when covered with boiling water, making for a soothing and serene experience both visually and in taste. A very special gift for under $5.00!

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Nov 19 2006

Holiday Open House:Saturday December 9th

Marianne

christmastea.jpgWe’re very excited about our open house and hope you will stop in during our extended business hours between 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM. We will have special purchases available for your holiday gifting as well as samplings of teas, and a special gift for you as we celebrate Nellie’s 3rd anniversary!

From 2:00 to 7:00 PM artists from Gallery 265 will join us for you to meet, and will demonstrate their talents by sketching portraits. Refreshments will be served all afternoon.

In addition, Patricia of Cellar Door Floral Designs will be demonstrating beautiful holiday flower arrangements for your pleasure.

Be sure to join us for this holiday fun!

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Nov 10 2006

THERE’S AN AUTUMN CHILL IN THE AIR!

Marianne

harneyteas_1cranaut.gif…and we have just the tea to warm you. If you like a black tea with a hint of cranberry and orange, Cranberry Autumn from Harney and Son’s is the perfect cup for you. It’s beautiful fragrance, color, and “sweet without sugar” taste will go nicely with the fall flavors of pumpkin or apple, or stands on its own as a perfect cup to soothe.
If a decaffeinated blend is your preference, African Autumn is a blend of herbal Rooibos with cranberry and orange that will hit the spot!

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