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.
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!
As I’ve grown to be a more discerning tea drinker over the years, so has my collection storage improved. But I’ll be honest– while in a perfect world, all of my teas would be stored in dark glass jars, all of coordinating colors and sizes and quirkily labeled, fitting perfectly on a quaint display tray near my favorite honeypot– this is far from my reality.
I have quite a few tea tins I’ve picked up with purchases over the years, a handful of mason jars– but a large percentage of my loose leaf still lives in the bag it came to me in. So when I opened my most recent sample box and saw this beautiful dark, dark navy (almost black!) screw top glass tea storage jar, I squee’d with delight. My Pinterest-esque tea-storage-dreams were coming true!
This jar was just perfectly sized to toss a small bag (maybe an ounce or so)’s worth of tea into. The screw top ensures that it’s sealed right away from air, moisture, light– all the things we know to be detrimental to loose leaf tea over time. And it’s beautiful, to boot! This is one I’ll gladly place out on our countertop in an Instagram-photo-worthy display. Great design and reasonably priced– well done, Infinty Jars!
Here’s the scoop!
Where to Buy: Infinity Jars
- Ultraviolet Light Filtering Technology
- Preserve & Rejuvenate Freshness
- Light-proof With Airtight Seal
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The one issue it seems that most loose leaf tea drinkers have is how to store your tea properly so the leaves stay fresh. An organized tea loose leaf tea collection is always a goal for me. I always hate it when a tea finds its way to the back of my tea stash and I forget about it. So my goal has been to keep my tea stash under a hundred teas and to figure out a more organized way to keep all my teas fresh.
That is where I found Infinity Jars. Infinity Jars provides an assortment of different glass containers that are airtight and provide ultraviolet protection. I don’t have the best set up for my tea collection, mainly because of the lay out of my house. My tea stash always ends up in my kitchen which has two giant windows. So the ultraviolet part of this product caught my eye as much as the airtight containers.
When the containers arrived, I washed them and allowed them to dry for a few days. Poured my tea in, labeled them with the convenient labels that come with the jars, and put the jars on the counter by one of those windows I mentioned earlier.
Infinity Jars provides a vast assortment of different containers, several seem to be more than suitable for tea leaves, especially the flavored genmaicha that I was looking to store. For this particular tea, I grabbed one of the glass screw bottle.
I have to say, this jar kept my tea fresh for several weeks without any issues of sun or air damage. Besides being made from an incredibly durable jar, this jar allowed me to take my loose leaf tea with my on the go and enjoy my tea easier at work. The jars fit securely into compartment in my laptop bag without any fuss.
In the past I’ve used Mason jars but they haven’t always kept my teas the freshest nor were they the easiest to tote around. These jars were compact, perfect to slip into a tote bag or like I said my computer bag, and kept my teas fresh. My only complaint is that the jars are not stackable but what I’m actually thinking about doing is getting a spice rack, buying several of these containers and then have a rotating tea stash that will easily fit onto my counter.
It may not be the ultimate tea storage idea, but this idea beats what I was using and I’m looking forward to a more organized tea stash. An organized tea stash equals a happy tea drinker!
Here’s the scoop!
Where to Buy: Infinity Jars
100,000+ customers can confirm the power of ultraviolet glass! Ordinary jars are outmatched when pitted against Infinity Jars which block out visible light and are truly airtight and watertight. Infinity Jars can preserve dried goods for 6+ months (and for years in some cases!).
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Here at Sororitea Sisters we are trying to do more and more product reviews. That is reviews of tea-themed or tea-related products and/or items that tea fans might be interested that aren’t just tea to sip on. Today I’m sharing with you…a Product Review: Red Hair Girl Walking a Dog on Orange Damask Tea Tin.
This is a fun and youthful tea tin with a French twist that is perfect for storing your loose leaf tea and/or just displaying in your kitchen, craft room, workplace, or to take with you on the go!
This tin can hold about 2 oz (60g) of a typical green tea, a little bit more of black tea and less for white tea. The Tea Tin Measurements are Height: 4” (102 mm). Diameter: 2.5” (62 mm).
As you can see the design is a light yellow-orange color Damask pattern with a Anime character walking her dog on the face of the tin. Whether the character is walking, jogging, running, skipping, or shuffling thru the Autumn Leaves that is up to you and your imagination.
I LOVED this tin and the design on it because I enjoy throw back trendy Anime characters similar to Sailor Moon. I also chose this as one of my favorite designs because of the reddish hair the girl has here. It reminds me of a shade of red I dyed my hair years ago! That – and you can’t go wrong with cute little puppies, eh!?
I will cherish this tea tins for years to come but will also show it off on my desk at work, too!
Here’s the scoop!
Where to Buy: Tea & Tins
Tea tin with a French twist! Perfect for storing your loose leaf tea.
This tin can hold about 2 oz (60g) of a typical green tea, a little bit more of black tea and less for white tea.
Height: 4” (102 mm). Diameter: 2.5” (62 mm)