Friday, January 18, 2008

Surprize! !

There are some advantages to living in an old house as you might be lucky enough to win a prize! Remember when Katie (Kitten's Homeschool) was hosting Fun Monday and she promised a little Christmas treat for whoever had the oldest house and whose pile of bricks stones has actually been around since Queen Victoria was on the throne!!

Yes it was mine! so when the postman called today with a parcel for me I had a sneaking suspicion it might be from Katie. I couldn't wait to open the package~ and what do I find....this sweet little jar of spiced tea with instructions.
The jar is so pretty (you can't see all the embossed fruit in my photos) and it has a screw top metal lid with a picture of a basket of fruit. When I opened the jar the blend of spices was very aromatic and I couldn't wait to try it. I quickly took a few pictures and then offered my mother a cup and made one for myself. I don't drink ordinary tea but I quite like fruit tea and I certainly liked this spiced tea, although is was a little on the sweet side.
My mother was immediately smitten, she wondered if we could buy it here, so I will be checking down the tea aisle when I next shop. In the mean time I've promised my mother she can help herself as long as she saves a few cups for me!
Katie as you can see your spiced tea has been very well received so thank you very much for the treat.
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27 Comments:

At 18/1/08 08:59, Blogger Beccy said...

The jar is really retro, is the tea homemade?

 
At 18/1/08 10:40, Blogger Steffi said...

I love surprise parcels too!
Have a nice day!

 
At 18/1/08 10:56, Blogger Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Oh how lovely!!

 
At 18/1/08 11:48, Blogger laurie said...

yum! a friend gave me some of that for christmas. she made it herself. not sure you can buy it.

but i bet kitten would give you the recipe.

 
At 18/1/08 11:53, Anonymous Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Aw, that's very sweet!
Like you, I don't drink ordinary tea very often. I love fruit tea though! Peach is my current favourite (it's unsweetened and very refreshing).

 
At 18/1/08 12:47, OpenID grannymar said...

It sounds nice Chris. I dislike ordinary tea but drink green tea almost daily.

I do like Turkish Apple tea for a change.

 
At 18/1/08 13:03, Blogger Alix said...

What a lovely surprise and a cool jar.

 
At 18/1/08 13:57, Blogger Asha said...

We have "Masala Chai" in India which I love, I have posted the recipe too. The one we get here at the store has too much ginger powder.
You mum looks happy there with spiced Tea!:)
Have a great weekend Chris.

 
At 18/1/08 14:00, Blogger Asha said...

Oh, forgot to tell you. We had 1" snow yesterday, all schools were closed! We are expecting atleast 2" of snow again tomorrow! It doesn't snow here every Winter, so it's nice to see to some!:)

 
At 18/1/08 14:12, Blogger Kaytabug said...

What a lovely post. I really enjoyed the photos. I really like how most Europeans use a plate with their tea cup. I don't know how to explain why I like it but I do.

 
At 18/1/08 14:49, Blogger Sandy said...

What a lovely gift and how nice you are to share with your mum. Or is she now sharing with you?

 
At 18/1/08 15:12, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

Sounds great, I love all tea. I like the mug your mum is drinking from!


Lisa

 
At 18/1/08 15:24, Anonymous nikki said...

Oh my gosh! The plate your mum is holding is the same pattern set my grandma had! I love those plates!

 
At 18/1/08 16:02, Blogger Sam said...

mum you would make a fabulous diplomat.

 
At 18/1/08 16:37, Blogger Jettie said...

Wonderful!! I make Russian Tea it is the sweetened Nestea with tang it is delicious!!!!
Is that what it is?
And Yes I think You MOST definetaly need an award for 500 posts!!!!!!

 
At 18/1/08 17:07, Blogger ChrisB said...

TLG I have a small dispenser that holds just a few tea bags and when I was at work I used to always carry this in my handbag with some fruit tea in it~ it was very useful!

grannymar my mother swears by green tea!

asha hope you take some pictures of the snow~ I'm sure you could weave them into one of your food posts!

kaytabug my mother uses a plate because her hands are shaky and her mugs don't fit onto a saucer so easily!

nikki the pattern is Franciscan Desert Rose. A couple of other bloggers have said they have this type of china~ I've had mine getting on for 18-20 yrs now.

jettie I'm not exactly sure about the tea I must ask Kitten about the ingredients!

 
At 18/1/08 17:31, Blogger Rachel said...

I am not a big tea person, but sometimes, I think about trying some.

 
At 18/1/08 18:46, Anonymous Vicki said...

It's cold here today so hot tea would be welcomed!

Great prize!

 
At 18/1/08 19:50, Blogger Beccy said...

Lisa, I gave that mug to granny, she only likes to drink from bone china so has her own collection of bone china mugs and cups.

 
At 18/1/08 21:45, Blogger ChrisB said...

rachel this sort of tea is very different from the ordinary tea~ you might find you like it!

Lisa beccy has told you about mum's mugs. This one says Betty the butterfly and suits her. She was named Betty by a nurse when she was born(It sort of stuck although not her name) and she does tend to flit from one thing to another.

 
At 19/1/08 05:07, Blogger Kila said...

LOL, how sweet!

 
At 19/1/08 06:03, Blogger lisa's chaos said...

What a fun surprise! I love that you mom likes it too. :)

 
At 19/1/08 07:46, Blogger katy said...

what a lovely present. I need to try these different teas,

 
At 19/1/08 09:28, Blogger my4kids said...

I love those spiced teas and I bet someone was right about it being the nestea with tang in it. I love that stuff.
Your mum looks so pleased with her tea!

 
At 19/1/08 19:11, Anonymous Robin said...

Oooo! How nice! I got some bloggity snail mail this week, but none of it was edible, lol. Nice "win".

I guess I need to photograph it and post about it, but I forgot to until now!

 
At 19/1/08 19:43, Blogger frannie said...

what a nice treat!!

 
At 21/1/08 03:31, Blogger kitten said...

I'm so glad yall liked it. I'll get the recipe from my mom's house this week and post it on my blog. I'll let ya know when I do. We always pitch in together and make it this time of year, so I don't have the recipe here. I promise to post it this week! I don't drink tea either, but do like this. Yes, to me it is a little sweet, but because we make it there, well you know. I bet you could change some of it to make it not as sweet. I'll let you judge that when I do my post.
So glad you enjoyed!

 

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