Happy Tea on Tuesday to all!
Well, it's actually still Monday,
but heck, it's raining outside,
so here I am.
Today I'm having some herbal tea
from Zen Granny.
You can find Zen Granny on Etsy.
I wanted to share with you some tea items
that have come into my possession recently.
My sister, Lanette, gave me
a saucer style green bamboo cast iron tea pot.
She found it at an estate sale.
It is missing the infuser,
but otherwise in great condition.
Cast ironware heats evenly, retains heat well,
and is praised worldwide for its beauty, strength, and superb quality.
This teapot is used for brewing only,
is enamel inside to prevent rusting,
and should not be used directly on the stovetop to heat water.
Historically during the mid 19th century
as infused tea drinking became more popular in Japan,
tetsubin or cast iron teapot evolved from being a kitchen item
to being a status symbol used to serve tea.
Many nobles cherish their teapots as treasures
and are kept in the family for generations.
Now...do you see the tea cups?
Do you see what they are made out of?
I found these wire mesh tea cups while thrifting.
Right now they are still a bit rusty,
but I plan on painting them.
These will be a practical yet fun way to decorate.
They can be used to hold candles, teabags,
packets of sweetener, floral arrangements, or small plants.
If you would like to join us for Tea on Tuesday,
visit Kimmie at
or just go by and read what the other
tea bloggers are blogging about this week.
While it's raining outside, I'm going to
paint, drink some tea,
read, catch up on my favorite blogs,
Savor the Day!
I hope you do too.