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Tea Forte Kati Tea Cup

I spoke about the African Honeybush Sangria Tea that I brewed yesterday, but didn’t tell you about the cup itself.  It is a Tea Forte Kati Cup.  It lets you brew 12 ounces of loose tea, has this great strainer, and a lid for steeping.  I have several of them.  The one below is Birdsong, and I have the Poppy Fields Kati Cup at work.  Carmen has the Cherry Blossom at LSU (although it is mine, I have let her borrow it for now).

img_4781img_4784You can add the perfect amount of loose tea.  Pour the hot water over, and let steep.img_4785The strainer fits in the cup perfectly, letting you see the water so you don’t over fill.  It is easy to remove, and clean (all 3 pieces are dishwasher safe).img_4787

Easy to use, clean, and love the patterns (my personal opinion).  I am thinking about purchasing one of their tea kettle’s for 24 ounce brewing.  But that is another day.


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African Honeybush Sangria Tea

At the last 5k in downtown Fort Walton Beach, we attended the local Farmer’s Market held at the Landing.  I am in love with one of my purchases.  K&G Blended Tea’s are wonderful, and my newest purchase has become a daily brew.

It has honeybush tea, peaches, strawberries, cherries, mango fruits blended together for this natural sweet tea.  It steeps up quickly, and doesn’t have caffeine so it’s okay if I want to drink it in the evening.  I normally have it hot with a bit of raw honey, but it can be served either hot or cold.  I am in love.


You can see the dried fruit.  So yummy.

I especially enjoy it during math homework. Ugh.  Doesn’t make the task of homework any easier, just feels like it does.


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Tea Collections

I have an obsession with tea cups. Well, tea cups, tea cups and saucers, tea pots, and loose tea.  Really anything to do with tea.  Saucers, infusers, tea warmers, coffee cups, espresso cups, anything to do with tea.

My mother had a Sammeltassen.  This is a German term for a collection of tea cups with saucers and a dessert plate.  She had two complete tea sets with the tea or coffee pots, sugar and creamer, and a set of tea cups.  These were served during a Kaffeeklatsch (an informal social gathering for coffee and conversation) that was often a show of your talents for baking of German sweets.  I inherited these, and have added many more to the collection.  Although, I don’t have Kaffeeklatsch’s, I do like to showcase my collection, and use the sets on special occasions.

I tend to seek out tea shops when we travel, and purchase a tea cup (if I found a one that speaks to me) as a souvenir.  On our most recent trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas (to visit a sweet friend that lost her husband), we visited the Savoy Tea Co on the square.  The shop is the perfect tea store.  Lots of teas to smell, samples to taste, order one or two drinks, and sit in, sip and chat.

I ended up purchasing several sample teas, and this great teacup and pot set.  I love the pattern. Sweet. Feminine. Floral.

The tea (this one was Sippin’ on Gin & Jupe) is yummy, and tastes even better in my new floral tea cup.  If you get a chance stop by their shop.  (Strictly my opinion, not a sponsor.)