Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Impulse Tea

I have to admit, I wasn't sure how cool it would be sitting on my front porch this morning, since yesterday was another scorcher (99 F) as my friend Sally and I worked our way around the Kansas State Fair. But thankfully, it is still cool this morning.


Sometimes you get sucked into making an impulse buy. Now I have tons of tea, most of which is loose leaf I purchased from a local tea and spice company called The Spice Merchant. But something made me buy this tea the other day at the market.


What was it that caused this impulse buy? Was it the name of the brand? Could it have been the ingredients: white tea and pomegranate? Was it the color, or possibly that it was a juice and tea drink? Regardless whatever led to this impulse, I'm going to sit on my front porch, allow these end-of-summer, early morning breezes to wash over me, and enjoy this entire bottle of ArTeaSia tea. And while I'm doing that, please join Kimmie and all my Tea Tuesday friends as you enjoy your favorite drink today. What was the last impulse buy you made?

18 thoughtful remarks:

Yvonne said...

That looks good! I love the name too and I know that would have made me buy it. I believe a name is very important in marketing. I have even found that out with my fiber art, watercolor and even handcrafted soap that I make. If I have the right name it sells much better. Isn't that funny! Happy tea day.

Jill said...

Ha! My last impulse buy was jewelry supplies online late at time...as was the impulse buy before that...now I better start making jewelry! Happy Tuesday!

Jill said...

late at "night" I meant to say!

~*~Patty S said...

Your turn of phrase "allow these end-of-summer, early morning breezes to wash over me" is so beautiful and you described just what I did this morning too altho we have cooled down considerably and hope you will soon too...I've been saying that to you for a VERY long time now!

sipping tea watching the birds and listening to the chirp of the crickets is very relaxing indeed!

I think the AR Tea may have pulled you in...it is the first thing I saw too :)

thanks for having us over for tea...very very lovely E!
oxo

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Elizabeth - I'd have bought that too - and I don't drink tea; but I'm a sucker for clever words and this is lovely! I must say that thought of sitting on your porch in an early morning of late summer is just one of the nicest things. I may never leave.

Dianne said...

It looks yummy... Happy Tea!

Halle said...

Looks interesting. I'd likely have bought it as well. When I first came to the photo I thought it was a beer. LOL I thought...WHAT! she doesn't drink. Thanks for the laugh..at myself...

girlunwinding said...

Well, regardless it's a fantastic name!! I have to agree, the cool mornings are a definite delight. Have a great day and happy T on T to you!
~Dawn

voodoo vixen said...

You do realise that you are going to have to peel that label off and use it in your work, don't you? Lovely name and it sounds nice too... pomegranet and tea... yummmmm!
Glad to hear that you are cooling down... we are too!! Probably a little more than you are... today is a dreary clouded over sort of day and its about 13 degrees.... I think summer is probably on its way out!!

Judy said...

We had a break from the heat for a few days, but it's returned with a vengence. Take comfort in knowing you don't sweat alone. :) Your tea sounds refreshing. I'd have to call myself a compulsive tea buyer...a hoarder even. My last impulse buy was made today...a package of tiny hair claw-clips to keep the hair out of my eyes. Happy tea day. :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Sounds like a perfect day on the porch! Your newest follower, Laura

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That looks yummy! Hope you enjoyed it!

kimmie said...

I would have but that tea too :)
My latest impulse buy was probably the stick blender I bought on e-bay (for soap making). An impulse buy because the very next day I found one at a garage sale for one fifth the price. And then on impulse I bought that one too. Now I have two of them. Sheesh.

Happy Tuesday Elizabeth (and Bleubeard)!

Ohhh Snap said...

Looks delicious! The last impulse purchase I made was subs for dinner (but they were from the grocery store) lol.

Gayle said...

Hello Elizabeth, your tea sounds very interesting and your porch looks very inviting, I would love to sit with you a while. No tea post from me again ! Life is just a little crazy at the moment but I know it will settle down after next week. Have a very happy Tuesday Tea Day. xx

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Think I might have bought that tea, too, not only for the great graphics but "white tea and pomegranet", are you kidding, it sounds delightful!

Healing Woman said...

I would have bought that tea too with a name like that. Your porch looks inviting. I used to have a wicker chair like the one shown. You won't have to worry about the heat for too much longer Elizabeth. Fall will be here all too soon now.

see you there! said...

How could you NOT buy a tea with ART as the first part of its name?

Darla