Category Archives: Tea Accessories

Silicone Reusable Tea Bags

Hey guys, check these out! I just got them and I LOVE them. A whole set of candy colored reusable silicone tea bags. These are perfect to use with loose-leaf tea when you only want to make a cuppa, instead of a whole pot of tea!

Pro tip: these would be prefect for Mother’s Day along with some fine loose-leaf tea! You’re welcome 🙂

They are super easy to use, just pop of the bottom piece and spoon in your tea. Then pop the bottom back on and use like a regular tea bag. When you’re done, just dump out your tea leaves into the compost and wash out the tea bag. These are dishwasher safe, so toss it in there to make things even easier!

You can find them on Amazon. With the six-pack, I keep a few at home and a few at work. I’ve always got one ready to go. And just look at all the cutie colors!

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* Update * Kickstarter: #Teplobottle – The Smart Bottle for Tea Lovers

Hey #tea friends!  Remember when I posted about Teplo the tea bottle Kickstarter campaign last month? If you missed it, check it out here.

Well, good news to report! Teplo got funded!  The campaign was able to raise over $73,000. Impressive, right?!?  More good news, if you didn’t make it in time to contribute to the kickstarter, but still want a Teplo tea bottle you can now pre-order from the kickstarter page.  Looks like the first tea bottles with be shipping in August, so a bit of a wait from here. Will report back when my Teplo arrives. Finger crossed for August.

Kickstarter: #Teplobottle – The Smart Bottle for Tea Lovers

Image from Teplo Kickstarter page

Hey there tea friends!

Just a quick note to make sure you are all aware of the awesome kickstarter going on right now. Shockingly, I didn’t know about it until my friend Michelle sent me the link. Thanks for keeping me in the loop, Michelle!

As of today there are only 17 days left for this project to get fully funded, so make sure you head over to check it out. Click here.

Teplo is a smart glass bottle that is paired with an app to not only help you steep your tea perfectly, but also keep it warm for you! How cool is that?! The design is super simple and sleek, but the technology that makes it work is anything but that. I’m sure this isn’t for everyone, but it’s pretty cool nonetheless. I’m sure I’ve done a terrible job at actually explaining this, so check out the link and watch the video 🙂

How to Host a Tea Party!

tea cups

The tea party is just the greatest thing, right?  Bringing family and friends together over tasty treats and delicious tea is a wonderful thing.  Recently I decided it was time for me to host a tea party!  Let me just tell you all about it and what I did to make it work.

It is important to think about where you will be hosting your tea party.  Initially I planned to host at my house, but then after thinking about my nasty cats (really only one of them is nasty, but together, they are quite the pair), I decided it would be better to host in a crazy-cat free environment.  Because it is January in Maine, we needed to be inside, but an outside spot on a nice warm day would be so lovely.  Maybe next time.

I used Facebook instead of sending out invitations (so cute, if you have time!) to invite family and friends and to let them know I would be proving the tea.  The guests were also asked to bring food to share with the group.  We ended up with the prefect selection of savory and sweet treats from tea sandwiches, veggie pizza bites, a cheese plate, cupcakes, cookies and breads.

tea food

Over the years I have collected quite the eclectic tea cup stash, so everyone got their own unique tea cups to drink from.  I made a pot of Joseph Wesley 07: Lapsang Souchon and a pot of jasmine green tea.  And for anyone wanting decaf I brought along an assortment of bagged herbal teas. On hand, I also had Mr. Tea and a few different loose herbal teas for people to try. The guests were interested in trying teas that they had not had before, so sharing my large (I mean LARGE) selection of teas with them was a lot of fun!

With help from my tea party guests, throwing my tea party was great fun and pretty easy to do.  Delegating items for others to bring made it much easier for me and let people know what they could do to contribute. We all had a lovely time and I am already thinking about my next one. 🙂

10/24/12 #WordlessWednesday