It's time for our final visit to The Spice Merchant.
We're now heading to the tea section as promised.
Although I actually took this photo to show the tiered plates that would be useful for serving traditional sandwiches and scones for high tea, this seems to be the ONLY photo I got of some of the jars of loose leaf tea they sell.
I'll let you
The teas are hidden behind this row of shelving. You might be able to see some of the jars in the background.
I was fascinated by these cups and was going to buy one,
then read the label on the bottom which warned they were for decoration ONLY, and not to be used for drinking. Sort of put a damper on my desire to own one.
I got a bit carried away with the flowery teapots that were lined up along one long wall.
But it was really time to purchase the ONE tea I came to buy.
OK, I got a bit carried away, didn't I? It gets away from you when you go to a place like this and see something new you want to try.
Although I came to buy the Hibiscus tea, I found these cute little tea spoons
I couldn't resist getting. Talk about decoration, only! They may look good in a sugar bowl, though.
Bleubeard would have been upset if I hadn't bought some blueberry.
I had three different people waiting on me. I got so many teas, they had every scale going at the same time.
I actually came for this tea so I could use it for dyeing. I can't wait to get started dyeing old cotton bed sheets with this tea. I may even have a cup or three of it, too.
Since the spices are not shown on The Spice Merchant's web site (which I failed to link before), I thought I would share them here. Both spices and spice blends are shown.
Now you can see what a difficult time I had deciding on the teas I wanted.
Don't fall off your chairs, but here was the final total:
12 each one ounce containers of various teas, most of which were $1.25 each ($11.25), but three were $2.50 each ($7.50).
1/4 lb Hibiscus tea was $5.00
2 decorative spoons at $2.29 each
This came to $26.04 before tax, which is a whopping 7.5% for a grand total of $27.99.
Looks like I got out of the store cheaper than Sally after all.
Now that I've taken up so much of your time this week, it's your turn to share your T inspired link. You may show a glass of water, mug of coffee, cup of tea, glass of buttermilk, bottle of wine, you get the picture. But don't feel you have to limit it to a physical drink. You could share the drink while you are out and about, in a postcard, movie, book you are reading, garden plant, or a sketch, scrapbook page, painting, or collage made in your journal or altered book. Your spread could be traditional, hybrid, or completely digital. Of course, you can also visit a tea shop, too! The choice is yours.