Thursday, October 22, 2009

A new teacup for sampling new teas


Almost every time I go to my mom's for a visit, she sends me home with some kind of thrift store or garage sale treat she has picked up. (She does this for my sister and my nieces and nephew, too.) One of Saturday's treats was this teacup - literally a "tea" cup!

And happily for me, this week I received just the thing to try out in the new teacup, some samples mailed to me by a sweet tea friend. This cup is filled with Maeda-en Sencha green tea. I really enjoyed the rich, full flavor of this truly delicious tea, which had no bitterness or astringency. (Interestingly, another tea friend shared some of Harney's Sencha with me earlier this year, and it has become my favorite tea to drink at the office.)

But the yummy Maeda-en wasn't the only tea the USPS delivered. There are also samples of tea from Davidson's (Sun, Moon and Stars) as well as some Twinings teas (Winter Spice, Strawberry and Mango, Lemon Twist). All are new to me, and I will so enjoy savoring them in the days ahead!

12 comments:

parTea lady said...

A new teacup and lots of interesting new teas to try - that really is a treat.

ooglebloops said...

Love the tea cup- Sencha is one of my favorites too, and anything lemon!!!

Linda J. said...

Now, that's a "tea" cup! Enjoy your tea-tasting!

Celestial Charms said...

Such a cute teacup. Reminds me a little of the Emma Bridgewater collection, except with red lettering instead of her black. Lovely gift to receive.
Maureen

Southern Touch Catering said...

What a terrific cup! And Mom!!

Steph said...

You are surrounded with generous friends and family!

Mary said...

That is an adorable teacup! And the tea sounds great too...I haven't heard of that brand...there are so many great teas out there, I hope I live long enough to try them all!

God bless,
Mary

Jason Witt said...

A "literal" tea cup. Charming. I like logoed tea cups when they're fun. This one is. --Teaternity

Anonymous said...

Hello there, the teas sound delicious - and the cup is cute! Thanks for sharing - I look forward to trying some of these teas. Joanie

Ginger said...

Cute tea cup. I hope you enjoy the teas. Let me know how you like them.

Marilyn said...

Very cute cup.

Carol said...

I saw the same cup maybe three or four years at Target during the Christmas season. It was festively packaged with teas and some cookies back then. I immediately snatched one up because it was so cute! I drank tea out of it for a year, and I now have it out in the garden holding a small succulent plant, along with several other teacup planters.