Beyond the wonderful madness of custom fandom blends on Adagio Teas’ website, they do have a few blends and custom sets of their own. I tried one of their more whimsical sets, the Tree House series. The vibrant, attractive designs of dinosaurs and monsters on the tins was enough to sway me into giving these teas a try. The Tree House series are all herbal decaf teas, and meant to be kid-friendly in style, contents, and taste. Fair warning: these teas brew up strong, fast, so feel free to keep the steep times shorter than you expect. It’s easy to stop the steep time as these teas are all already in silk, pyramid teabags.
This tea smells like Adagio’s Valentine’s blend, though this is a decaf version. The smell and taste are full of rich cocoa and dark berries. Even though cherries are a strong element of this blend, it does not taste like medicine. This tea is dark and full-bodied, almost makes you think it’s a black tea or a mate, but it’s all herbal. If you’re not into chocolate dessert teas, this might not be your favorite. But if you’re looking for a decaf version of the Valentine’s blend, this will be a winner.
In the tin, this tea smells the most distinct from the three teas in Adagio’s Tree House series. This green rooibos blend focuses on orange and berry. It’s sweet with raspberry and blueberry flavors, but it never gets too syrupy, thanks to the bright citrus notes. Smooth, playful, and easy to drink. This blend has the perfect balance between sweet and sour fruits, and the right balance of a nutty rooibos base with more saturated berry flavors.
The strongest flavors in Rocket Fuel are apple and hibiscus. The hibiscus is subtle, but present, so don’t worry about it overwhelming the blend, but be cautious if you hate the flavor. The hibiscus adds pink to the brewed color, and gives a little pucker to this decaf berry blend. Luckily, there’s enough apple to keep the tea sweet and fresh without getting too tart. Apple is so often paired with cinnamon and spice, it was nice to just taste the crisp fruit and its natural sweetness.
This set is a great gift for a young tea-drinker, or a lover of fruity-decaf teas. Or just a nice gift to yourself– the colorful, illustrated tins will brighten anyone’s tea shelf!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal and Rooibos/Green Rooibos
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
Every cup of tea represents an imaginative journey. Our Tree House gift set helps build creative minds one cup at a time. Become an astronaut, scare away monsters hiding in your closet, and roam dinosaur inhabited lands without leaving your home.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Designer: Tainted Sweets
Where to Buy: MyGrafico
Alice in Wonderland Patchwork!
Nine seperate 8×8 cute and colorful Alice in Wonderland squares!
Great for quilts, wall art, glass blocks and so much more!
When I received this Alice Patchwork set created by Tainted Sweets, I was thrilled! I love Alice in Wonderland, and this was such an adorable interpretation.
After giving it some thought, I knew just what I wanted to do! I decided to make a greeting card set with them. The graphics are large (8×8), so, I had to adjust the size on them. I used the image of the Mad Hatter, The Dormouse, and the Teapot/Teacups for a set of three.
I printed the adjusted squares onto cardstock which I then cut out. I ran my Krylon Gold Leafing pen around the edges of the square, and then I layered the square onto some coordinating scrapbook paper that I had on hand. I used some foam mounting tape for the printed images to give the card a little dimension, and added a few rhinestones to each card for some sparkle.
These were a lot of fun to make, and I really like how they turned out. I will be sending these out to some on-line Tea Friends, but, I think a full set (using all 9 images!) would make a great gift for someone special!
MyGrafico is a great website – loaded with tons of images. Check them out for your next artsy project!
Romantic old fashion vintage china clip art set available in JPEG, PNG, and EPS Format.
Where To Buy:
Direct Link to this product in their shop is located HERE
Romantic old fashion vintage china clip art set, ideal for crative paper craft for invitation cards or any other card designs. Retro pots ant teacups with original retro stylish decoration.
Format: EPS (editable with Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw)
300dpi JPEG and 300dpi transparent PNG
Product Review from TeaEqualsBliss:
Anne and I are not only into tea and writing we are both into arts and crafts. A couple of weeks ago we were chatting about a few new features to SororiTEA Sisters and we decided to include Tea Related Art and Crafting Supplies and Outlets within our Product Reviews!
We felt there was a lack of joining the two interests – Tea and Arts/Crafts – online and on other Tea Review Sites so we decided since we try and include anything and everything TEA here at SororiTEA Sisters we would incorporate them here from time to time.
I have been a fan of the designers over at MyGraficO for quite some time! I have been and are on a few design teams and can’t get enough of their Digital Stamps, Clip Art, Digital Papers, etc. Lately I have noticed that MyGraficO has one of the better selections of Tea Related Digital Arts & Craft Components online. This made me VERY HAPPY!
As you can see from the images above I decided to make a card from this set! I make at least 3 Handmade Cards a week and I’m always looking for Tea Clipart and Digital Stamps to incorporate in my projects! I have been getting into some hybrid and altered paper projects as well and I’m sure I will blog about that down the road. There are some really neat things you can do with these sets! I have made Tea Swap Envelopes, Packages, Storage Containers, Album Title Pages, Altered Boxes and Tins, the list goes on and on!
Anyways, I hope you like my first card. And I hope you take a moment to visit MyGraficO! There are TONS of things on that site! The Designers are great and the shop owner is even a TEA FAN herself!
If you would like to read more about Digital Stamps – what they are – and how to use them – take a look at this article!
Stay tuned to SororiTEA Sisters for more Tea Related Arts and Crafts along with more Tea Product Reviews!