Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tea on Tuesday

A friend who visited Thursday evening gifted me with a bag of loose leaf tea called Arabian Night.

It is a blend of green tea from China; black teas from India, Ceylon and China; natural flavor; sunflower, jasmine and rose blossoms.

I don't normally do loose teas but then remembered my Secret Santa gave me this cup with built in diffuser so I used it for the very first time this morning.

The tea is very light and has a subtle flavor of blossoms. Toast with labaneh, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of zaatar is a traditional breakfast item on this side of the world.

To complete the Arabian theme, I finished this crocheted pillow last night embellished with cross-stitch. A quick and easy project.


Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~Catherine Douzel

Wishing you all a terrific Tuesday. Peace & blessings, Tammy

28 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

The tea sounds delicious with the rose blossom in and glad that you could make use of the tea diffuser.
I love the sweet pillow you crocheted and the colours go so well together.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

The English Romantic said...

Such a pretty pillow, your fingers must fly to work so quickly.
Tea and toast,your version looks delicious.

sonya said...

Hi Tammy,
The tea sounds wonderful. And I don't know what labenah and zaatar is. Is it a type of cheese and spice? It looks good, whatever it is.:)I love your arabian pillow.
Have a great Tuesday.
Blessings,
Sonya

Anonymous said...

It sure looks like you are enjoying Spring Break. Good for you! Your tea looks wonderful. I was drinking green tea with mango yesterday. Not bad, but the green tea with pineapple and grapefruit is still my favorite!
Your pillow is adorable. Can't wait to see what you craft today!!!

Have a great day, dear!!

Renee

summersundays-jw said...

I'm off to look up labaneh. I've never been a big hot tea drinker (Earl Grey is about as crazy as I get). Maybe I'll try some. Have a good week. Jan

Mrs Twins said...

I absolutely love your cushion Tammy! and I love the music playing too on your blog. i will leave this on for a while, its nice.
Thanks for the comments on SIBOL I'm pleased you've had fun over on SIBOL!
Hugs suex

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

glor said...

Love the quote! Makes tea time all the more special. Your little pillow is wonderful! Can't wait to see your lentil recipe, I love lentils and will be making this one as soon as I get my hands on it!! Have a wonderful day filled with joy and blessings.

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Ooh, that sounds nice and refreshing Tammy, I must admit I haven't gone any further than teabags. I should try different ones though, there are many different fresh tea's available(you have got me thinking now).
I do like your pillow.
best wishes Julie.C

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Tammy, first I want to tell you that everytime I visit your blog, your header and that quote just make me smile! LOVE them.

Second, the tea and toast look delectable.

Third, LOVE your pillow!! Your crosstitch is the perfect touch!

blessings ~ tanna

Serena said...

I had to google 'lebaneh' as it looks like something I would enjoy...a type of yoghurt cheese..YUM! The Arabian Night tea sounds very exotic...interesting blend!

I love your little crochet pillow...a job well done!

Love,
Serena

Marilyn said...

LOVE that little pillow....glad to see you are using your off time....wisely!!!

Susan said...

The tea looks so good. And what a darling pillow. Thanks always Tammy for the nice comments on my blog. Happy Tuesday! Susan

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

wow Tammy you have been busy. Everywhere I go to visit in blogland there is rain and computer problems and similar things going on. Love the sound of that soup.
QMM

La Dolce Vita said...

darling post and your tea sounds very good! love your little tea diffuser!! happy tea day!! xx

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Wow, I would have thought the tea was dark and strong. Was surprised to read it was light and flowery! The rest of the breakfast looks YUMMY. I love yogurt cheese and love zatar and olive oil so that would be a great breakfast for me. Hope your day today is splendid. Here, in New England, it's dark, dreary, and rainy...have to make our own sunshine today! Susan

Pam said...

What a wonderful way to start the day. I love a good tea to start the morning.

Your little pillow is so cute. I'm attempting to get back to some crocheting. My sister gave me an old book with many interesting patterns. Now just to find the time.

Claus said...

Easy for you perhaps!, but not so much for these inexperienced hands!! :o)) Very lovely project, and very yummy slice of bread! you taste the most unusual food combinations; I'm so jealous!!
have a lovely day!

Linda said...

I've never had tea from loose leaves but I'll bet it was delicious. Your pillow is lovely. :) Hope you're having a wonderful week.

June said...

I love that pillow Tammy! So pretty! You always make me hungry when you show your tasty breakfasts. The tea sounds yummy too, but it's that toast that is making me wish I was in your kitchen this morning!!!!
have a beautiful day in your corner of the world.
sending hugs

Bettyann said...

I can smell the lovely tea from here..What a sweet pillow...enjoy your day..

nanny said...

I love labaneh....haven't had it in a very long time. Kinda hard to find in Arkansas/ha
Thanks for telling me your story...that is so exciting.

Rizzi said...

WHAT A DARLING PILLOW, AND LOVELY STITCHING. YOUR TEA SOUNDS SO DELICIOUS. I WOULD LOVE A BITE OF YOUR TOAST, I'VE BEEN TRYING TO PICK UP DIFFERENT KINDS OF BREADS IN THE STORE, BREAD....I LOVE...
HAVE A NICE DAY. RAINED ALL DAY, AND THE SUN JUST CAME OUT. :) RIZZI

Judy said...

Your tea sounds delicious. I'd love to try your toast. The quote you chose fit your post perfectly...it's so true.

Sheila R said...

Your pillow is darling. Your tea sounds yummy and relaxing.

Hope your weeks is great...

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Love you pillows. I love to make pillows too.
I enjoy a good cup of tea, but don't use loose tea for the same reason. Have never seen a cup like that, but it is a great idea. Your tea sounds refreshing. I would love to try your toast. Is it spread with a type of cheese. And the spice you mentioned sounds exotic. Thanks for sharing customs from where you live.

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Wow! What a name! I was hoping though that the tea came from any Arab country. :D

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val said...

I'm a hot cocoa drinker...but that tea sure does sound soothing. Imagine your breakfast instead of poptarts....yours is much better for you! I love the quiet colors and theme of your pillow....lovely.

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