Thursday, August 7, 2008
A different kind of tea bag
So here's the deal: When they renovated our breakroom at work a few years ago, the new feature I most loved was the hot water spigot. The temperature wasn't quite boiling, but almost, and I have used it frequently for making tea. Well, the hot water spigot is currently awaiting repair, and I just can't bring myself to microwave my tea water. Call me persnickety, but if I can't have good, freshly boiled water, I'd rather do without.
So, I have decided to take advantage of a gift my friend Liz gave me a few years ago, this "Suburbanite" bag and thermos set. How old do you suppose this sweet thing is? I have no idea, but I just love it (as she knew I would; she even envisioned it being used for tea). The rose design looks just like vintage needlepoint, and it suits me to a ... tea.
After making the tea (Blue Mango) at home this morning and filling up the thermos, I got to work and promptly discovered this tea is still quite HOT! And that's just what I was hoping for. I am also grateful Liz already gave me this set a while back, because she is opening her "junktiques" shop Cydney's Alley in a few days (it's named for daughters Cydney and Alley), and I have a feeling this would make some mighty fine merchandise!