Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Tea Things[1]

Thanks to Kim @ Shabby,Pink and Pretty for hosting Tea Things. Please drop by her blog and see others who are showing tea things or get out your beautiful teapot and come join us.


I found this beautiful tea set at TJ Maxx and then found the larger pitcher at Stein Mart a few days ago.

Of course, I threw away the paper tag that came on the pieces, but I will find out the name of maker.

pagetea time mosaic


Here are some teas I found and ordered online from this company…Teavana. I was not familiar with Rooibus Tea, but it is very good. This is what I found about it.

It is pronounced “ROY BOS”

Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high level of antioxidants ,its lack of caffeine, and its low tannin levels compared to fully oxidized black tea or unoxidized green tea leaves.

Rooibos is purported to assist with nervous tension, allergies and digestive problems.

Traditional medicinal uses of rooibos in South Africa include alleviating infantile colic, allergies, asthma and dermatological problems

The flavour of rooibos tea is often described as being sweet (without sugar added) and slightly nutty. Rooibos can be prepared in the same manner as black tea, and this is the most common method. Unlike black tea, however, rooibos does not become bitter when steeped for a long time. Rooibos tea is a reddish brown colour, explaining why rooibos is sometimes referred to as "red tea".

I hope you enjoyed your tea today.



ginny said...

oh yes, I love rooibos tea! Your tea set is really pretty. I just had a tea party last Wed. What a great way to share with friends over a pot of tea and some scones. Do you have tea with friends often?
I also like to visit TJMaxx, Marshalls, or Home Goods for really pretty and inexpensive tea pots.

Deb said...

sounds good....will have to look into it...

trash talk said...

One lump please!

Shelia said...

Morning, Barbara! What a lovely Fallen tea set you've found! It's gorgeous! I'm familiar with Teavana and love their teas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

I love Home Goods and T.J. Maxx, and have purchased many teapots and teacups from them over the years. I didn't see this set, or I probably would have bought it, too! Beautiful for a fall tea! I haven't heard of the tea, but it sounds wonderful!


Lee said...

Beautiful tea set.
I love TJ Maxx!

ellen b said...

What a great tea set. Seems perfect for a Fall table! We have Teavana stores close to us here in So.Cal. and in the State of Washington. I've enjoyed my visits there. Happy TTT to you...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Barbara, I will have to try that tea! Love your teaset... perfect for fall.


Sheila :-)

Bunny said...

I love your tea set it is wonderful. It is so much fun to find treasures. Enjoy your tea.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a sweet tea set. How wonderful that you found a matching piece. We have a Teavana store in the mall. They give out the most delicious samples to taste. Enjoy your tea.


Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very pretty tea set and that's nice to have a pitcher to go with the set too!

Diana said...

Just hopped over for a first visit.

Loved this post.

Stop in sometime. Bring a fav dessert recipe!

yodasmith said...

I have heard so many wonderful things about rooibos tea, so I'm considering trying it. If I do I'll try the rooibos tea from Wisdom Natural Brands, the parent company of Wisdom of the Ancients. I really trust that brand!

Vicki said...

Hello, Barbara,
Your autumn tea set is lovely! Thank you for telling us about this new tea. It sounds delicious and very healthy. Happy Tea Things Tuesday to you! Blessings. Vicki

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Barbara,

I'm so happy to have you join us for tea today. Your tea set is gorgeous with that raised leaf pattern. The details on it are amazing. Can you even imagine how long it must have taken someone to make those?

I am very familiar with the Teavana brand of teas. I have never ordered online though as there is a Teavana store very close to where I live and they have tons of loose teas to choose from. So many that it's almost overwhelming. I usually stick to my two favorites which are Earl Gray Creme and their Mango tea. Both are yummy!

Mimi said...

I love iced tea, so I will have to look for those tea bags!!!!! I also love to mix lemonade in my tea!!!!!
Loved that one!!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a great set!!!!

m ^..^

Bellamere Cottage said...

Oh Yum! I love rooibos tea. I actually had it for the first time quite recently. I was at a sweet little gal's house and it was the only tea she had. It was on hand because she used it for her baby's colic! It is delish!