MrsPremise’s Tea Wish List for the New Year

Some of my holiday wishes have definitely come true, with lots of delicious holiday tea blends in my cupboard.  I was even lucky enough to get a tea advent calendar this year (mine is from Plum Deluxe).  With plenty of festive tea brewing in my mug, my tea dreams now turn towards tea accessories.

Glass Teapot

I feel like I’m taking more pictures of tea than ever (and tagging them with #365daysoftea).  My tea leaves would get to show off their color and shape in a clear glass teapot like this one from Bluebird Tea or this one from Teaposy.  There’s always something cozy about my favorite ceramic teapot, but having a clear glass teapot would make my tea shelf more elegant, and make for more eye-catching tea pictures in the new year.

 

Daruma Good Luck Canister

I was looking into fun tea storage options when I came upon the Daruma Good Luck tea canister— with a face!  Apparently these canisters have a tradition where their eyes are blank at the beginning.  When you first get the canister, add one eye and set a goal for yourself.  When you achieve the goal, you can add the other eye.  It’s never too late to learn more about tea-related traditions.  As we enter the time for resolutions, setting a goal seems like the appropriate thing to do. Maybe I will get some extra motivation from setting the goal with a Daruma’s eyes.

 

Fortune Telling Teacup

Fortune telling and tea leaves have a long history, but I wasn’t aware of just how many teacups are made just for that divining purpose.  There are some great fortune telling teacups on Etsy.  I’m enchanted by the aesthetic of these teacups.  Some cups are laid out with playing card designs, others have zodiac symbols, some have mysterious pictographs I don’t recognize, and some of the fancier ones have full illustrations. I would probably need some tea-reading lessons along with the teacups before I can really look into my future and plan ahead for the new year.

Whether or not I’ll be telling fortunes in the new year, I will definitely continue brewing tea!

MrsPremise

MrsPremise

Growing up, I drank herbal teas like fresh ginger tea during New England's harsh winters and iced blueberry tea during its humid summers.Over time, I was tempted into trying a wider variety of loose leaf teas by the fandom-themed blends available online. I have since gone on to design my own blends, and I greatly enjoy drafting up flavor ideas and drawing tea labels.

When I'm not thinking about tea I can be found reading novels and comic books, playing video games, or watching movies; my favorite genres being history, humor, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Generally, I prefer bold teas: spicy chais, rich black teas, even smoky lapsang souchong on occasion. But I have also dabbled in herbal rooibos, flavored oolongs, and traditional matcha.I'm glad to be expanding my palette by tasting and reviewing new teas and blends.

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Fandom blends: http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/list.html?userId=292149
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