Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tea Gift Reports

Did you get any good tea or teaware gifts this year?

I received a large tin of Hot Cinnamon Sunset sachets from Harney & Sons, and a “tag-along” tin of African Autumn rooibos tisane (also H&S). A friend made a chai mix that she sent me, and while it’s good, it’s more sugar and creamer than actual tea (which is okay, since the “tea” is probably powdered tea, and not too tasty anyways).

That’s all the tea I got – I’ll be posting reviews on the Harney & Son’s teas later. No teaware, sadly. I did, however, get a gift certificate to JC Penny's. I have a hard time with gift certs, since I don't like to actually go shop, so I spent it online, in the housewares section (to get free shipping). One of the items I bought was a Back to Basics Iced Tea Maker, with variable steeping times for loose or bagged tea. It's backordered (possibly due to a product recall I failed to read about until *after* I ordered it), but when it gets here, I'll put it through it's paces, and post a review.

Anyone else care to report tea/teaware gifts this year?


  1. I did well, two yixing pots, an affordable glass infuser mug from Adagio that I bought for myself, a slew of interesing teas from my Secret Santa, and a variety of samples that Choice Tea sent me.

  2. Wow, sounds like a good haul - esp. the yixing pots. I'll have to check out your blog for pictures! :-)

  3. I totally hate chai tea, but the hot cinnamon sunset, I think, is AWESOME. It's so zesty. It has less of a round chai taste and more of a sweet, sharp cinnamon taste. It rules. I hope you like it!


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