Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hibiscus Tea

Today I'll be drinking Hibiscus tea (sent to me from Annette, aka Voodoo Vixen). To celebrate this lovely tea I've never had before, I had to dig out my mug from Hawaii that has Hibiscus painted on it. As soon as the tea is steeped, I'm going to pull the bag out and dye a bit of lace. Hopefully I'll get triple duty out of this one bag (tea drinking, dyeing lace, and dried bag gets stamped on).

Be sure to check out what all my tea pals are doing today at Kimmie's. I know she's doing something with color, so I hope you visit her place for all the links. And feel free to join us, if you like.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Clare H said...

never heard of hibiscus tea, i bet it smells divine!

see you there! said...

Amazing that you have a tea mug to match the tea you are drinking. I'll bet the dye will be a pretty color too.

Darla

Dianne said...

hope your day is cozy and fruitful. maybe even some sunshine? it's so rainy & gloomy here...tea always makes the day better, though...

Doone said...

ooh ooh ohh I can join in today - off to get my special cup and bags...

Dxxx

La Dolce Vita said...

happy hibiscus tea to you hope all is well with you and Bleubeard...xo

Halle said...

Glad to have tea with you today...We've finally got some sun!! Going to stain the deck after babysitting...busy day for me.

Yvonne said...

I dry my own hibiscus from my backyard for my hibiscus tea. I lost 2 hibiscus plants this last winter, due to freezing, but hope to plant some more as they are so beautiful and the tea is wonderful.

Amy said...

Is the tea red?
I've not had hibiscus tea, but now i am sorely tempted to try some.
Xx,
Amy

Jill said...

That is serious reuse and making the most of everything and I love it!

Nancy said...

I hope you post the lace, I would love to see the lovely colour you should get with the hibiscus tea :) have a great day.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Kudos on the triple duty! The tea sounds wonderful too. Off to rummage in my cupboards for something more exotic to drink... You've inspired me. :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Now that's making good use of a tea bag! How wonderful that you have a cup to match your tea. I know that the Arabs believe that hibiscus is good for digestive problems. Have fun creating with your lace and dried tea bag. Best wishes, Tammy

Terri Kahrs said...

Hibiscus tea in a pretty Hibiscus cup! P-e-r-f-e-c-t!!! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, only 3 things?! hehe You can't get much more recycled than that! I bet the lace will be a lovely colour.
Stunning puzzle below :-)
Anne xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Whoa - bet that turned out a wonderful colour. I adore hibiscus...lemon ones particularly. Is there a tea you EVER put a splosh of milk in?

Kimmie said...

I love hibiscus tea .... And it works beautifully as a dye! Hmmmm I wonder what you're going to make? Perhaps you would like to show us next week ;)

Cheers! Kimmie

Gayle said...

Hi Elizabeth. Happy Tea Tuesday to you. Hibiscus tea sounds very exotic and sweet, love that you are drinking it out of a hibiscus mug too. No tea post for me today ( am still drinking it of course, just busy creating and not very organised, thats my usual style ) Cheers. xx

Spyder said...

yes, I've heard of hibiscus tea, but never tried it. Oh, I have a new cup. With a Creame egg on it (From Easter) but it's not on my desk this week (camera shy!) Your shelves look a bit empty, now come on, fill them up! I love those rocking horese, how many have you now??? I could do with another wall in my new crafty space...do rooms come with five walls? ! Ah, I hate the dentist,he knows I have panic attacked and the screaming heebies so he's cool with that, and usually fits me in as soon as possible so he can talk a lot! and, he has a telly on the ceiling.. have a great woyww! oh...dentist..work...agh!
(Lyn)

RosC said...

Back again, Elizabeth.
Two things...glad to hear that Bleubeard is faring well, and the Birds are the item I've wanted for ages. I'm over all the ghoulish stuff & the skull had put me off buying the birds for ages. The flourish I can take or leave as I have others. In the end, the birds stood the test of time. Thanks for dropping by.
Ros.

voodoo vixen said...

LOL... only you could get a drink, a dye job and material for a journal page from one teabag!! ;) Hope you actually enjoyed the taste, the colour is so lovely but it tastes nice too! ;)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Sounds good - did you enjoy it? I like that you coordinated the mug for the tasting. :) Theresa