Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A gift from across the pond

One of the perks of getting my mail all at once is I had a wonderful surprise last week from Julia Dunnit. While out shopping with her daughter, they found this tea. Julia's not sure if it is meant to make me feel better, or just that she knew I'd appreciate the box. Whichever, it makes me feel good to know she thought of me.


As you can see, I'm pairing this Twinings Rose Garden tea with one of my carrot muffins I made over the weekend. The muffins were made using a combination of brown and white sugars, lots of cinnamon and spices (extra, in fact), carrots, and one apple. I've already had five of them, and the one I'm having this morning will go nicely with my cup of tea.


I'm not sure how much longer these tulips will be healthy, but I thought I should include them in the photo, even though they clash a bit with the pink of the lady's dress on the box and bag. Incidentally, the tea tastes exactly like rose hips. It is wonderful, and there is no need for sugar, honey, or milk. Thanks again to Julia for this tea.

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21 thoughtful remarks:

Steph said...

HAPPY T Tuesday, my dear friend!!! the tulips are lovely and hope your day will be bright and cheery!!!

Doone said...

ooh rose hip tea if one of the few fruit teas I actually don't have to pretend to enjoy...

and cottot muffin

double yum,

yesterday Adamand I made peanut cookies at 10 pm, he because he is stressed out with AS level work ( argghhhh) and me because i had just finished work and needed to make something instantly gratifying,

happy tea Tuesday Dear E - glad you are almost 'back to normal'

Dxxx

Doone said...

pffft is not if, and carrot not cottot

Dianne said...

yes, the tea box is nice with the pink dress & all, wonder if it will end up as altered art? the muffin sounds wonderful! have a cozy day...

~*~Patty S said...

I can almost smell your lovely tea from here and that muffin looks scrumptious topped off by the beautiful vase of tulips!
Julia was extra thoughtful picking tea with a pretty box...gotta Love that too!
Happy T to you dear E!
oxo

Amy said...

Hi.
I love julia.
She is uber thoughtful.

I don't think the flowers clash - I think they are SupER PRettY.
but I'm basically color-impaired so best not to listen to me.

Xx,
Amy

Clare H said...

ohh rose tea sounds divine i shall have to keep an eye out for that one!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh nice having tea with you and those tulips are bodacious... happy tea day, and yes I am having tea this am!! xx

Wendy said...

What a lovely tea! Roses seem to be the theme this Tuesday and those carrot muffins, yummmm! I'm too lazy to bake some, so perhaps I'll just have to stop by my local bakery and buy some for myself. And I always love receiving beautiful gifts in the mail myself.

Purrs to you and Bluebeard,
Wendy

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Halle said...

Pretty tulips... Thanks for having tea with me today!

Nancy said...

Oh, that box and package looks as good as the tea sounds :) happy t day to you

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, I liked the box and I thought I could smell roses...I don't wanna drink it though. Funny huh! Lovely view of your wonderfully laid up tea break with the vase of tulips too - they have lasted really well.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Beautiful- I know you'll make something wonderful with that box! And of course, the tulips are gorgeous too- I still haven't been able to stay on my PC long enough to open the pic you sent, but rest assured I'll keep trying :) and then it'll probly end up in a painting....you know me and tulips, I just can't resist!
Happy Tuesday-xo
Stephanie

Terri Kahrs said...

Such a lovely tea today, Elizabeth! And frankly, I love the way that colorful box looks next to the tulips. You know how much I love color!!! LOL!!! Happy Tuesday! Hugs, Terri xoxox

PS That muffin looks super yummy!!! My mouth was watering when I read your description, and I'll just bet they smelled fantastic when they were in the oven!

Kimmie said...

You're right about the rose tea :) .... And I had a muffin this morning too ... Carrot and raisin and pineapple ... Close enough :)

To make my tulips last, I add ice cubes to the vase every morning. That was a tip I received from a saleslady at the local tulip fields years ago. Works great! They miss the snow I guess :)

see you there! said...

Isn't it fun to have a new tea to try? Love the tulips, so spring like.

Darla

Gayle said...

Hi Elizabeth. Happy Tea Tuesday to you, you look and sound like you are having a good one. Those carrot and apple muffins sound delicious as does the tea, such a pretty box, I don't think I have seen that one over here. I have'nt done a tea post for a while , but hope to be organised for one next Tuesday. Thanks for popping in and visiting me and leaving your sweet comments, I love hearing from you.

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw, what a sweetie Julia is, and she has found such a pretty box of tea, so I am sure that will find its way onto some piece of art!! Your muffins look yummy, so glad to see you back on form again, I was getting very worried about you!!

Kat W said...

I've never tried Rose tea, I shall have to give it a go. I like your tea set - I'd like a pretty tea set like this. And right now my tummy is rumbling and want to reach into the photo and eat the yummy muffin :-)

Kat X

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Mmmm...carrot muffins. Yum! What a nice treat to have with tea. :)Theresa

Spyder said...

Yes Happy T day, (well it is Thursday!) I've never tried rose tea either, but will if I spy some some! (and think of you and Mrs D while I sip it!)
(Lyn)