Sunday Links – Time For Tea

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Although coffee will always have my heart, I’ve been taking some time each day to make myself a nice hot cup of tea. I love that it takes a few minutes to boil the water, and some time for the tea to steep. It’s perfect for a small break in the day to sit still and relax.

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First let’s talk about David’s Tea. Mostly found all over Canada (and it looks like NY too) I ordered my teas online and they arrived pretty quickly. I went with a few of their “cupcake teas” Ice Cream Cake & Birthday Cake. They both feature sprinkles and ice cream bits (looks like freeze dried ice-cream!) They smell pretty amazing.

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Then Tom picked me up some local teas from Frederick MD’s Voila! tea shop. Flavors like Graham Cracker Twist, Shortbread, Gingerbread Cookie, and Chocolate Orange.

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I’ve been using one of the Ikea Bird Trays to store all my tea goods in one place. This way if I need to move it all for counter space, or move it to the table to make my tea, its an easy process. I keep honey (the jar is from Pier One) Maple Sugar (that jar is thrifted) tea infuser, the teas, and a few measuring spoons.

When steeping my tea I use a timer on my phone, but if I have my laptop near by I like to use Steep.it instead. I’d love to hear about your favorite teas & tea shops!