January is National Hot Tea Month

Did you know that January is National Hot Tea Month? This article is from 2009 but the link is still posted on the front page of TEAUSA.com.  It has a few things that are nice to know, especially if you like tea :)

Today for Tatting Tea Tuesday I'm drinking a cup of Strawberry Misaki from Teavana, a gift from Tabatha.  It's a blooming tea, which means it comes in a ball that when steeped in hot water blooms into a flower. Pretty cool!  I was going to take a picture of my bloom (I've heard of this before and always wanted to know what the bloom looked like) but I forgot and drank the tea before I got the camera out.  Mmmm, strawberry tea.  It's a very light flavored tea, but I like it.

Have you read Trayna's blog post from Sunday?  She was so nice as to tat one of my snowflakes :) She had seen it in one of my posts and asked me for the pattern.  She did a lovely job on it, too.  It's part of her 100 snowflake challenge - to make 100 snowflakes in a year(!).  Knowing she was making snowflakes I sent her the pattern of another snowflake, which she was so sweet as to test tat for me (good thing that she did!). It is the snowflake I had decided would be my Christmas snowflake one year, which I posted about in December 2010.

This one.
 
If you like it and would like to give it a try, I'm adding the pattern to the sidebar.  I'm touching up the pattern for the one that Trayna made and hope to add that pattern soon as well.

Don't forget, Jane's TIAS starts today!

"May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart may desire."
Irish blessing 

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