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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tea on Tuesday

Our Farmers' Market opened for the season this past weekend. One of the regular booths is a local woman who grows herbs and makes teas from them. This weekend I noticed she had a basket of tea strainers including the 3 olders ones pictured above. I have no idea how old they are but I loved them on sight and at only $2 each who could resist. I've been making tea for friends one cup at a time with the one good "sock" strainer that I have.

The larger strainer on the right could actually be used in a tea pot since it would hold 4 or more servings of loose tea.

The two smaller strainers have a hinge (think of the rounded end of a safety pin) and when you squeeze the top axis it opens the spoon. It has "Hong Kong" and "Stainless Steel Hong Kong" stamped on various parts.

And since I had new strainers I thought I should *finally* try the tea my friend brought me from Florida: Blood Orange Smoothie Tea. Delish! Why I am drinking hot tea when it's supposed to be 90F out is beyond me. I need to make iced tea some day and also the directions suggest cream for a latte or smoothie effect.


Me and My Stitches said...

Great finds - and you can drink hot tea any time, 90 degrees or not!

Denise :) said...

Haha! I agree *definitely* with the above sentiment! I drink hot tea year 'round, and I live in the deep south! I have a couple of the spoon strainers ... I like then best on larger, coarser loose teas (namely my herbal teas). Finer teas tend to get lost through the holes. The bigger strainer is fascinating looking! :)

Janet O. said...

What interesting looking "implements". I just have a mesh tea ball for the herb teas I drink occasionally, but never in 90 degree weather--are you kidding me?

Michelle said...

They say a hot drink cools you down........I don't believe it though.
I just use a tea bag.
The tea strainers look very interesting too.

wella said...

yummy love orange tea