Light bodied with a natural subtle sweetness, green rooibos plays well with a variety of flavors. This summer fruit inspired blend of green rooibos with peaches, strawberries, and citrus is juicy, nectar-like and supremely refreshing. This "palate pretty" medley of flavors is muy delicioso; hot or iced and naturally caffeine-free.
According to google, Bonita means beautiful and lively, so please enjoy this pretty green dragon for today's tea dragon!
Happy Saturday everyone!
And a happy Saturday to you, Vickie. Your pansy teacup is a beauty.
HI, Vickie: have a happy Saturday and I hope you enjoyed your tea day. :)
Just made brownies with selefina coco powder and nibs and peanut butter, so good and rich. Only able to take 2 baby bites so it will take me a couple days to eat one square.
Steffi, sounds so good. I've got the cocoa and nibs in my pantry. Will have to make some soon. Need to find the best recipe for a heart diet (hubby).
Mary black bean brownies are really good, you'd never know it was beans💜
Some soft milk bread ready for sandwiches this weekend 😎 good night!!
Sara, it looks delicious🤤
Lovely loaf. Not only tasty but also beautiful. Texture is perfect.
Hi, Mary. you have a great day and have a special cuppa before nighttime.
Have a great week-end! Going to be a hot one here.
Good night everyone
Good night 🌚
Lauren, I think we have the same teapot. Ours is a KitchenKite, and we have four glass teacups to go with it. We use it when we have afternoon tea together.
Good night, all. Looking forward to sipping the day’s tea in the.morning. Maybe I’ll do a quick cold-brew.
Pig races at the fair?
Jan, pig races made me think of my dad. His favorite animal was baby pigs.
Sabby says goodevening!!! 86 days till Halloween 🎃
Goodnight cutie pie! (and Age too 😆)
love the cat teacup emoji!
Hahahaha love this Sharon💜
Sabby reminds me of the meme of Salem filing his nails.
Yes I reference that to her when she's being sassy💜😂
Hi Sabby! She has such a pretty face. Happy Caturday 😻
Thank you Shelly hope your day is full of lots of tea and A/C💜😘
Sweet dreams and have a wonderful Saturday!
Shared pic of the Mystery Tea haul I got this week.
Oooh that looks amazing! Particularly the qimen caixia!
Both of those Masters Teas are new to me, can't wait to try them out!
Sharon, your haul looks great!
What a great selection. Happy sipping.
Fun to see some Halloween/fall teas! Yay for that!
I love those Halloween Tea tins - I've been reusing them to hold sewing needles and bobbins in
Thanks for sharing the photo! I love seeing ppls tea hauls! :) So curious about the Master's Teas you got. Have you tried them yet?? :)
This was lovely iced.
I see we have a couple new teamojis, however when I apply them I'm getting a little generic box instead of the Image. Does anyone else see them as they should be? Good night, tea fronds. 🫖🪴🪴🪴I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, we will be spending our next couple days curled up with fans and portable swamp cooler blowing directly on us until the AC repair person arrives on Monday. It's 10:32 p.m. and a lovely 92° inside my house. I never want weekends to go by quickly, but I'm ready to kiss this one goodbye. Stay cool everyone 🧊🧊
I get an empty emoji box, too. I don’t have AC or fans and my house in summer is always hotter inside than outside, so I feel some of your pain. On the positive side, though, your painting and photo are lovely.
Thank you, Paula😊 right now at 3:15 a.m., in the gentle vortex of one swamp cooler and two fans, it actually feels pretty good. Unfortunately the high today is supposed to be in the upper 90s. Oh well, just part of life's adventure...
Michelle, Time for lots of cool showers and iced tea.Maybe head up to Tahoe and take a dip in the lake. The mountain has to be a little cooler.
I get the broken link box too for a few seconds, but then it comes up as the proper teamoji. So cool to see new cats for Caturday!
Happy Caturday, Nancy 😻
I see the same box when I apply the cat emoji , but I do see everyone's cat emoji when they post it.
It takes about 10-15 seconds to convert over to the teamoji. Watching it feels longer. The program is probably trying to process which custom teamoji you’re requesting
Look. The backspace should not be right behind the enter key. This is an obvious design flaw 😂
Try out your new teamojis!
I was getting the box and then it would appear after a few seconds yesterday when I first tried it.....now I get the box, then the box disappears, and a few seconds later the new emoji appears. At first I thought this morning that it wasn't showing up at all, but I finally posted a couple and watched the screen. lol. They show up....but takes a bit. Post.....box.....box gone............................................................................boop. :)
I see a number of the cute kitty cat looking over his shoulder-emojis, but I don't see that one available for me. Perhaps it requires longer attendance? I have the shooting star and the cat teacup.
Michelle, you’ll have to friend Cassidy for Lucy.
I tried the new teamojis. At first just a generic box appeared but in a few seconds it changed to the teamoji. The star on your post is mine. Can you see it okay? I am on a Surface 3. My heart goes out to you. I don't know how you are going to survive the heat. Try to stay cool as best you can. Is there anywhere else you can go during the day where there is air conditioning?
I guess I missed the catmojis. New job, folks.
The new teamojis are customs. Anyone with a streak of 30 days now has the ability to upload their own teamoji. Anyone who is FRIENDS with that person ALSO has access to that teamoji. I made the cat tea cup, Twyla Moonbeam has the stars, and Cassidy has the real cat. Those are the only ones I’ve seen so far!
Photo: Happy Caturday. A small tchotchke from the Rijksmuseum.
Is that a netsuke replica? It's really cute. I love that museum.
I don’t remember the sign saying it was a replica. It’s a small figurine that caught my eye and I took a photo. I also love that museum. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to spend the entire day there from opening to closing. I went to every room, saw everything , and read almost everything. I enjoyed everything immensely but can’t remember most of what I read and some of what I saw. It was a beautiful day of information overload.
Have a great weekend everyone! ;o;
You too Owo.
Good Morning & happy weekend!
Good morning Heather. Fox looks like he is seriously thinking about something. Love all of his expressions.
Sue, he is a cutie. I'm still smiling about yesterday's grilled cheese sandwich pout session. 😂
He does have an expressive face, it never stops amazing me how much he seems to convey. He’s such a joy!
Heather, is Fox trying to hide behind your cup today? We see you little pup.
He’s a sneaky one - well he thinks he is. He does what our neighbors have named “sneak attacks”. He drops to the ground when he sees them and stays there until they get close then he leaps up to say hello. But it’s clear he thinks he’s invisible till he leaps.
Happy Caturday!!! Love the new Caturday emoji!!! Very cool!
Good morning, Sue. Pogi looks happy up there under a very cool arbor! Happy Caturday. 🐈⬛️🐈😺
Happy Caturday, Sue! 😻 I forgot to tell you yesterday how sweet Pogi looked in the photo. I adore your art, but it’s been so fun to see Pogi and Shotzy. I wish we could post multiple photos 😘🤩
Happy Caturday Sue! I see Pogi and I subscribe to the same philosophy that if you're in the highest seat in the room, you are the default ruler 😝
Pogi is ruling the roost! Sue, Pogi is so regal.
Darn! Blew my chat streak yesterday and lost my laugh crying emoji that I'd just gotten back a few days ago. Oh well. I'm loving the new cat emoji though!
Good morning! Have a super Saturday!
Good mornin' y'all! May your weekends be wonderful!
Morning all. Absolutely breathtaking sunset last night. The picture dosen't do it justice.
Hello, everyone. Just a quick pop in to say hello and to wish you all a wonderful Saturday. Very busy day for me today. God bless and enjoy the start to your weekend.
Have a great weekend, Marlicia!
Thank you, Twyla. You do the same. Heading off to bed now. God bless...
Enjoy your Saturday, Marlicia! Since I’m on vacation, I get to lie in a bit so I won’t be up at 4. I’ll catch you later! 😎😇
Good for you, Shelly. I'll be sporadic tomorrow since it's the tail end of hubby's birthday celebration. After that things should slow down for a bit. Heading off to bed now. Enjoy your vacation. God bless...
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend Marlicia
Good morning tea fronds!! 🫖🪴
Good morning! ☀️
Good morning all! Today’s tea is one of my favorites! I’m posting a photo of our grand pup Nutmeg. We have had her for 5 days now and my son and daughter-in-law will pick her up Tuesday. Such a cutie. Any dog teamojis in the planning?
Looking at anyone with a 30 day chat streak! 😝
So, I love my updated stars, from the initial ones yesterday. These turned out much more awesome! ..But I have been thinking..What is an emoji vibe that we are in need of.. as..stars are cool, but we kinda have a celebratory teamoji. So, just thinking on that.
Nutmeg is adorable!!
Nutmeg is adorable. I wouldn't want her to leave!
It’s going to be hard to see her go for sure.
Awwww! What a sweetheart 😇🥰
Good morning everyone!!!
Good morning and happy Saturday!
I love the smooth, satisfying taste of summer in this one iced.
Good morning! Happy Caturday!! :D Unfortunately, I can't have today's tea, but I did post Lucy stretched out across my mom's bed, taking up the whole bed. Hahaha!
Cassidy, love the photo of Lucy and the GIPHY you chose...so much so that I had to show them to my hubby.
Thank you so much! I'm glad you both enjoyed! <3
Lucy is so pretty 🤩
Thank you so much! <3 I tell her every day. :) She looks at me like I'm weird. Hahaha! XD
It's actually a law of physics that the smallest creature in the bed takes up the most space 😉
Speaking from experience?
I love the heart-shaped black patch on her side!
I guess our love is growing on her. Hahaha! XD
Elizabeth, of course lol! Brian says my ability to simultaneously steal all the covers and force him to the edge of the bed is appalling. I think he means admirable.
Hahaha! Yeah, that's why I have my bed all to myself. :P
But of course! Just a silly slip or vocabulary. Verbal autocorrect! What happens if dusty gets thrown into the mix?
Okay, first of all, Dusty has already won because he got his own room and it’s bigger than my studio lol! But if he got into bed with us he would assume that we are part of the bed and therefore are fair game to sleep on. That tiny rodent is king of the house and he knows it 😂
Lucy has the right idea for a lazy Caturday!
I agree! 😃 She always has her scheduled 10 AM Lay On Mom appointment. Hahaha! Conveniently right as I start work so I cannot help. 😝
Mornin'🪴's & 🍵👫👭's! Loved this Bonita cup--actually, I brewed and iced it yesterday & enjoyed it immensely with all that heat and humidity. What is everyone's fav Green Rooibos?! ((I lean towards the citron--but this one is a close tie for a #1 place, for moi.))
I'm a Key West fan. It's very intensely tropical and I love flavor!
Strawberry banana split!
Green Rooibos Paradiso, but I've only had a few of them. I ordered samples of a bunch of the others to try out
Help Cat people! I opened my front door this morning and I heard a cat meowing across the street as it came running towards my house. I opened the side door and in she came. She followed me around for awhile and now she's chillin on my side deck. A cat has never done this to me before. They usually run when I'm trying to pet them. I don't know what this means and what I'm supposed to do for her. Any ideas?
That is how I got 3 of my cats in my life. Hahaha! XD 1st, I'd take them to the vet to make sure they're okay. They can also look for a microchip or if they know of any missing cats in the area. If they don't appear to belong to anyone... Buy some cat supplies and they're yours! :D
Ok, I might have a new cat in my life, lol. That's a good idea - I'll see if she's microchipped. I've never seen her around before but maybe they can find her owner.
What a Caturday greeting!! Chances are she is a neighbor's cat that is just kinda looking to hang and party with ya 'til she heads home. But, if you feel called to--if she continually lingers..you could take her into be checked to see if she is chipped.
Ok, thanks. I don't recognize her as my neighbor's but maybe she travelled a bit. Yes, I'll wait and see what she does next.
I think you are right Twyla. She just wanted to hang out for awhile and now she's gone. I never had a cat so friendly to me before and come into my house like that. Thanks for the advice. I'll be ready if she comes back.
There's a neighbor cat that likes to come in and chill with me. It doesn't bother me, but Jeep and Za'ji think he takes entirely too many liberties.
Make sure she has access to a bowl of water. I’m guessing she doesn’t have a collar. Can you feel her ear to see if she’s chipped?
Yup, no collar. I gave her a bowl of water but she didn't drink it just tipped it over instead, ha ha. I'll give her another one. I haven't felt her ear yet.
@Samantha, some cats get offended by the style of bowl. It took me a few tries to find a "non-peasant" bowl for Lucy. It's hard because I really don't know what a peasant bowl looks like because I have a few bowl styles in my cabinet but apparently all of mine are just not good enough. So Lucy has very special bowls we got from a shop in Chinatown. Hahaha! XD
Ooof! I think I used a peasant bowl Cassidy. I guess I'll have to get out the fine china and glassware.
Kitties prefer shallow bowls where they can eat or drink without their whiskers hitting the edges of the bowl. Whisker fatigue prevents some cats from using some bowls, or giving up on their food before they finish.
Sounds like the kitty wants to adopt you.
I thought so too but... She may have left already. I guess it was just a friendly Caturday hello. Thank you everyone for the advice. I’ll be prepared if she comes back.
You have been chosen!
As I understand it, it means she has adopted you and you're now her human. An honor from any cat.
I do feel honored!
She has indeed claimed you. She trusts you and wants you. :)
Wow, that's pretty amazing since we only just met. It seems like she has left but maybe she'll be back. I hope she finds her way back home.
Hubby had Keemun Concerto with breakfast, and I sipped on Blackberry Sage Oolong. I'm sipping on my second brew of it now. Yummy. One of my all-time favorites.
I love that Blackberry Sage, enjoyed it iced, quite a bit, this summer! So flavorful! Had ~Matcha Genmaicha~ for some caffeine, this morn. 🍵💚
Twyla, Matcha Genmaicha is so good. I have it for my noon tea quite often.
Blackberry sage is a good one! Excellent hot and iced, one of my faves too💝
That's what I've got cold brewing today as well Mary. I love how I can get three flavorful steeps from it.
I recently tried Blackberry Sage Oolong too and love it. The Peach Oolong is wonderful too.
Happy Saturday from sunny Aruba! My husband saw Cunard's Queen Elizabeth coming into port this morning (I was still sleeping). He said it was beautiful!
Ruth, my son and his wife are there as well as guests at a destination wedding. They sent us a video of pelicans diving into the water. Are you seeing this as well? The sand on the beach looks soft and lovely!
We have seen many different birds diving into the water. There is a sea turtle that has been hanging out around our hotel. We have seen him/her in the water when we go out for a swim. The sand is beautiful and soft. We love Aruba!
Only 8 accolades away from a new card! 8️⃣🎱♾️
Hey hey, Sister Gurhl! Go get those crazy Accolades and hope you get an awesome tea card. :)
Thank you, Woodie! I sure did get a card today! Yay!!!
In my best Joe Pesci voice: “Okay, okay, ok… “I just realized, maybe because my brain is firing on all cylinders because I’m drinking a cup of Lardera Monomamba washed coffee…pumpkin 🎃 SPICE season is around the corner. Now, I am NOT trying to wish away the summer season but I do look forward to cooler weather. Anyways, looking thru the Selefina recipes I spy a “pumpkin spice Russian” and I literally squealed! 🐷🐽🐖 YAAAASSS! TEAhee I am so gonna make a sprinkle jar of Selefina pumpkin spice. Gotta get ready, sweater weather will eventually get here! Until then I am gonna go to the pool today🩱😎☀️and browse the spices to get the freshest ingredients, I will be prepared and maybe start 🎃spice season a little early. PS: I find Kenya washed makes me giggle & Monomamba washed ignites the creative fuses in my brain- anyone else experience this?
Julia, tomorrow is my coffee day and I have a sample of Monomamba Washed that I haven't tried yet. I really hopes it works for me the way it did for you. I could use some new ideas and energy.
Mary, I have my fingers crossed for you!! I will be anxiously awaiting to hear your experience with Monomamba too! I was wondering if I have the body sensation because I drink tea more often than coffee and it sounds like you maybe similar! ☕️☕️ Cheers to your tomorrow coffee morning!! May it bring you a full day of positive creative energy!!
Love fall so much. The best smells, the tastiest food, the best camping weather. Pumpkin spice pairs so well with a ton of different fall delights. I can't wait to make baked apples with ice cream and pumpkin spice again.
I'm with you! I'm so ready for sweater/pumpkin spice weather. Although I don't actually like pumpkin spice, but I enjoy the smell. Same with coffee.
I'm looking forward to pumpkin spice everything season as well! I saw Halloween decorations at King Soopers yesterday!!!! It's getting closer!!
I am so ready for this heat to take a hike. Bring on the fall and pumpkin spice everything! 🎃
Today is Wiggle Your Toes Day! Since our feet do so much for us, endlessly carrying us all our lives, take a moment to massage them, or give them some TLC today, if you don't normally. I find rubbing foot balm on them is a pleasant experience. Happy Weekend!
I spent an inordinate amount of time as a child trying to wiggle my toes the way Ariel does when she first gets legs in The Little Mermaid. Sadly, the animation does not reflect physical reality. Or the spell gave her weirdly independently flexible toes.
Good grief. The connection here at the car dealership is terrible and is making the page wonky. So teamoji post!
Both sons and partners coming to spend the day and night today - Big Fish Fry in our backyard (hubby is even Walleye fishing right now on Lake Erie) around 4:00 pm. Wish I could send some yummy sweet fish to you all through the chat....
Yum! I hope you and your family enjoy the day!
Twyla. I’m totally using the stars you added as a “the more you know” type response
I totally felt they have that vibe. You're right, they are versatile, actually: Celebration, Astro events, The More you Know..etc..
You made another emoji? I'm just seeing the blood moon original one?
Julie, you have to clear your cache when someone changes to see the update. Clearing on my computer was an instant correction. Took a bit on my phone
My friend and her husband are being featured on On Patrol Live tonight as they're still searching for his attempted murderer. This show was #1 most watched for its premiere weekend and has continued to top the charts. I really hope this helps them!
I hope they find him. I'm glad her husband has recovered. Is he doing well or is he still having some difficulty?
He is doing well in intensive therapy; however, he has been unable to leave the hospital, except for short periods of time, in the last 3 months due to infections in his head. He is still missing parts of his skull so his head shape is a little weird. Since this is clearly a long-term problem, they sent their kids down to Florida to go to school with family. But the attempted murderer was last spotted in North Carolina. Not sure where he's travelling and why, but it's very unnerving that he's headed in the same direction as the kids.
Omg! This is horrific and scary. I hope they find him!
Thank you so much! And tune in to On Patrol Live if you want to see their segment. Not totally sure what time they'll air him, but it runs from 9 to midnight. 😊
That's so sad Cassidy. My heart goes out to him and his family. Hopefully this show will help bring justice to them soon.
Thank you so much! I hope so too. ❤️ I hate seeing them suffer so much.
Happy Caturday! 😻 My son is home for 2 weeks! Yay! Enjoy your day!
Enjoy every moment. I haven't seen my son since Christmas...and only for three days. Miss him.
Tanya G, I had to look up both Hokkaido and ube, LOL. I thought it was blueberry, but no, something more exotic. Looks yummy and I believe you should start a bakery! Love you.
Anyone craving a black Cream tea card? I have a few already and am open to trading for something else.
Yes please! :D I'll trade my Lemongrass Ginger!
Okay. I have one but could trade further.
@Angel, thank you so much! I've been dying to get rid of that card. Hahaha! XD
LOL - You're welcome. I do like it if I can't get something better. :)
Anyone looking for a Lemongrass Ginger card? I'd like Virgo b/c it's my SIL's sign and I've not tasted that blend.
Open to a number of things though. Also have too much of some teas.
Does anyone have an Assam melody card they'd trade away for an English breakfast or earl grey bravo?
I'll trade mine for the English Breakfast if you still need it....
Just sent the request! Thanks :)
Anybody looking for a Mocha Nut Maté card?? I have one for trade.....
Getting my carpets cleaned today. Wish I had waited til September. It's so hot today. Now I have extra humidity in the house. I have also vomited twice today. At first I thought it was just bad ingredients in my smoothie but now I am starting to wonder if I really am sick. Gonna take a nap. My photo will be lame but I don't have the energy to do anything better.
I hope you’re feeling better soon!
Could it be the heat? This heat lately has been exacerbating my migraines and makes me feel nauseous. I hope you feel better soon!
Christine, I hope your nausea passes quickly and you are soon feeling better.
Feel better soon!
I hope you are feeling better (((hugs)))
Laundry day! Toting clothes down 3 flights of stairs is great exercise LOL Baked banana bread last night. Had to read up on how to adjust the recipe.....extra egg, less baking powder, less sugar, up the oven temp. Came out great! Still putting my kitchen back together.....almost done though! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!!
Ugh, yeah, I have to do the same to do my laundry. It's my exercise for the week. Hahaha!
Just clomped my way down there again to put first load in dryer....second in washer. 3 more to go. Up, down, up, down, up, down ha ha ha
Good morning! It was a beautiful morning for yoga in the park. Everyone was drinking water and I was drinking Jeff's Cherry Chip. 🍒
I can join you in drinking Cherry Chip since I just got a bag of it in my Mystery Tea box
That is amazing that you got such a large bag of it.
Your pic gave me the idea to drink it this morning !
Awesome! Glad it inspired you
I love this tea; I got a pouch months ago. Great hot or chilled!
Good Morning my tea friends hope you have a great day, my picture today is a picture that I painted. Age and I took a class together she Painted one and I painted one, I enjoy this hope we will do this again.☕️🫖❤️
It's beautiful Linda!
Thank you !
I love your painting!
Linda, that is a beautiful painting. Well done!
So beautiful! You did a fantastic job!
Linda, it’s gorgeous! You’re so talented 😎
Very nice! I like the motion and moodiness of it!
Good Morning Age ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Good Morning Sue!☕️🫖❤️🐈⬛💐
Good Morning Shelly! ☕️🫖❤️🐈⬛💐
Hi Linda and Violet! I want to be at the beach in your pairing. So pretty
Good morning everyone. I made today's tea last night, as you can see in today's photograph it was a pretty rich golden color. I ended up drinking about half of it before I fell asleep, and was very surprised this morning when I woke up and discovered it had oxidized overnight to a dark ruby red. I had to go back and look at the ingredients to see if hibiscus was in there, but I didn't see it. I'm not sure what elements had that chemical reaction, but it was definitely a surprise!
Maybe the strawberry bits? :O
Age, my photo today is for you. I was certain your influence meant my second guess on that puzzle was correct. So close! 🙂
Cold brewing mine today for iced consumption later.
I have a bunch of gift cards so this last Disney visit I did a bit of shopping!! LOL beside the color changing cup I bought this purse. I have had my eye on it for a few months now. And decided what the heck I’m going to do it!! I already had the Alice mug. Just needed something to put my tea in! 😂
The purse and mug make a great pair. Really cute!
I have a Formosa Oolong and a Turmeric Bliss available if anyone needs them. Make me an offer!
Howdy all! Finally getting some caffeine after running out the door early for errands. Having ginger tea currently as my digestive tract hates me. Today's tea was quite enjoyable as I cold steeped it. I also cold steeped a pitcher of Cupid's Cup because it was looking at me? Lol. I will update on that later. Hope everyone has a nice day! I need to get some things done!!
Ooooo. That’s what I’ll put in my pitcher next!
So, I prefer this cold steeped way better then I did hot. 😃. Steeped about 18 hours so far. Happy Valentine's, lol!
Hope you feel better soon!
I have 2 Leo cards to trade if anyone is interested. I love it, but already have a big tin full at home. I would love anything with Jasmine, chocolate truffle, chai-like, Aries, blood orange, or wild strawberry. UPDATE - both gone! Thanks 🦁💕
I sent an offer.
Hello, Dear Tea Pals! I hope everyone is having an awesome Saturday and enjoying their special teas that you all enjoy. I would love to TRADE my SAMPLE of Lapsang Black Tea and Foxtrot Herbal SAMPLE. I'm Looking for Non-Flavored Black Teas and Non-Flavored Oolongs Teas. The reason why I want to trade my big Samples is that I have so much of that tea at home. Trade all Day and Night. Thank you! Big Hugs!
I set up today’s tea to cold brew in a 1/2 pint jar, and when I put it in the fridge, I saw that the strawberry lemonade iced tea I set up the night before last in a gallon jar. The tea bag was still in it and I was worried it would be far too something - tart, bitter, etc. However, I took a sip and it’s great! Any blend that take take a licking like that and still shine through gets 2 thumbs up from me! Now I’m looking forward to seeing how the Green Rooibos Bonita will taste later today.
I find cold brewing to be very forgiving - I've accidentally left mine in the fridge 3, 4, 5 days and they tasted great, sometimes even deeper flavors.
I enjoyed today's tea.
Hello :). Job one done (speech therapy at rehab hospital) on to job two (taco salesman support for the hubby)! Luckily his stand is right next to the local library and they are having a book sale ;). What is the latest book you bought? (Physical copy or kindle)?
“This Way Out” by Tufayel Ahmed. It was amazing and poignant and I loved every minute of it!
Poignant! Good vocabulary, you MUST be a reader!
"The First World War" by John Keegan. I've been on a history kick lately, and decided to move out of my classical Mediterranean and medieval to renaissance Europe comfort zones. So far it's been very informative.
They had a large historical and biographical section!
Oooh wish I was there, love book sales and those walking tacos!!
It was like 1 bazillion degrees in the tin can taco stand!
"Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami physical copy.
I tend to like my 'intelligent' reads to be hard copy, it seems I focus better? My 'fun' reads are generally on the kindle for convenience. I think it is also I tend to lose my more intelligent reads in the kindle library
I bought all the Cyberpunk comics on Kindle. 🤩
I didn't buy this one, but borrowed it from the library. Wild Souls by Emma Marris. It was really, really good. A blend of memoir, science, speculation, environmentalism, conservation and history.
Sounds interesting! I use the free public library of Philadelphia to check out books often!
A Kindle book called "Sew It Yourself with DIY Daisy". I get 90% of my books on Kindle now
I would say 90% is a good estimate for me too!
Haven't really purchased any books yet as I don't have bookshelves yet, but I did preorder one yesterday. Marple: 12 New Mysteries. Twelve authors writing stories about Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple. It's not "real" Agatha of course, but I was intrigued because I like some of the authors -- Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware, Kate Mosse. Book comes out in September so I preordered to get it on release day. :)
Like a book version of a fandom!
A Forgery of Roses by Jessica S. Olson. She's a newer author. I read her debut novel and it was phenomenal.
Oof. I rarely actually nap anymore. But I just passed out on the couch for an hour. Gotta get the energy up, I’m babysitting the nephews tonight!
I was kinda meh the first time I tried this tea, but I'm really enjoying it today!
Oh, I love to see all the photos, they cover all the wonderful topics, tea, food, pretty things, furry things, and the artists! Today, in particular Linda your Seascape is absolutely gorgeous. The waves and the sky are perfect. And Red I don't know if you painted yours, ( I still need to read through today's chat) but it is lovely I love the contrast.
Thank you! I painted it last night with my aunt.
Red, I am so impressed by you and the other talented artists on this site. Thank you for gracing us with photos of your beautiful creations.
Tea seem to go hand in hand with art, books, music, theater...either making something OR appreciating it, I think tea must help us tap into creativity
I tasted the peach flavor with the rooibos flavor. I enjoyed drinking it.
Peach heavy month. Me likes.
TRADE? I have pu-eh dante, some zodiac cards and even samples for trade. Feel free to make an offer. I'll even take 3 cards for some of the samples as I have bags already. 😊
I am always up for trades, if it doesnt have a lock on it its fair game.
Sent an offer, no worries if not to your taste.
Sent you an offer, send a counter offer if you don't like that option
I’ve got a question for my wise and clever tea friends. What do you do with your empty sample tins? I love the artwork on them, and they are much more compact to store, but then what. I do knit so I could use a couple for stitch markers, etc, but I’ve got 6 empties so far with more to come. It’s much easier to throw out a bag although the package is not as much fun or pretty. Please share your ideas!
Do you wear any jewelry? I wash mine out and then use them to hold necklaces, earrings, etc. 😊
I put some small "scatters" that look like diamonds I spread over my tablecloth for New Years in one. I put brown sugar in another one I keep on my table for my sweet potato. Thumbtacks or paperclips also fit so anything small works
Tea related, I use them to store my own kitchen-made blends, to take small stashes to the office and to travel. Coin storage in a car also works.
I have a couple in my desk with random office supplies in them -- paper clips, page tabs, etc. I have a couple more in my kitchen drawer with random nails, screws, etc. In my craft bin, I have several with needles, stitch markers, yarn needles, etc in them. My son plays miniature games and I've given him a few to hold model bits so he doesn't lose them. And I think he has one with exacto knife blades in it. They are really great to repurpose as the lids are secure but still easy to open. :) I also reuse them when I want to take a tea bag or two with me in my purse, or packets of stevia.
Candy or small items in a purse works (pre wrapped mints for example). Some people have made magnets for the fridge, as well
Question: Do you have to be "friends" with someone to see their cards now for trading? I may just be confused. 😃
I have been having trouble seeing non-friends' cards. I'm sure I'm not alone. But I also like adding friends so it's not a huge deal for me. Hahaha! 😃
Lol me too! I just didn't want to overwhelm people. 😃
Go ahead and overwhelm us, Ali. We are all in the same position!
I can't see people's cards anymore unless I'm friends with them. I think Ilya was told about this. I haven't heard if he's going to do something about it.
I think Ilya just wanted everyone to be friends... Hahaha! 🤣😝😂
That has been the way it works for me and why I have such a very cool and long list of friends because otherwise, I could not take a look at their cards and let them take a look at mine for trade purposes.
You didn't used to but that changed with the site upgrade. Let Bridgette and Ilya know early this week as it is a feature many of us miss. Friend away! Although I noticed that I also don't seem to have the manage friends button anymore which was an easy way to see who friended me that I hadn't friended back yet.
Same! I miss that button too.
bought a jar of lemon honey that you mix with hot water to make tea and its super tasty! definitely gonna be having this next time i have a sore throat
That sounds lovely, I bet it’d be great along with throat therapy tea.
So I saw a travel mug and decided to buy it at the festival. Went to money to buy it and when I returned someone else was looking at it. I walked and chatted a bit, then went back to see it on the shelf, picked it up and bought it, only to then see the other person go to buy it, saying I snatched it up, to her friend (who was holding a different cup). In my defense they were no where near the mugs and I thought it was available. I offered to trade it for another one, so they could buy it, but she said it was good. Kinda feel guilty for buying it now.... But I will get over it. Is there some rule about holding onto what you want to buy? She was talking with the maker about making another, so all should be good in the long run :).
I think everything you did was fair play! If something is one of a kind and you want it, you should be carrying it around or dropping it off with the cashier while you shop. Enjoy your mug guilt free!
Here, Here. One should def hold onto an OOAK item at a fest, if certain of purchase. I think that lady got cold feet and felt forlorn then when she saw you joyfully purchasing! ~~...Ya Snooze: Welp, all knows what then. Hey, N*joy your awesome new travel mug!
Thanks y’all As an avid yard sale shopper, I know that I hold items I am interested in my hand or stand right in front of them until I decide
What?! Oh my gosh, nooo, first come first serve! You bought it first so it's yours. The person's narrative should've been their bad because they didn't pick it up in time. 🤣 My goodness, people...
If it is on the shelf it is fair game. You did nothing wrong - but did allow the vendor to make a sale.
I always try to buy some vendor products at this event, as it is small and attendance is variable (it is a celebrate the town kinda thing, for the town we live in). Last year I bought incense from several stands :)
If the other person didn't lick it, it is fair game. Now, if you pushed her out of the way or ripped it from her hands, that would be a different conversation. Who knows, maybe you picking it up tipped her over into really wanting it and the vendor now has 2 sales.
Haha! Lick it! That would have been good. Maybe seeing I bought it did trigger her to want to buy...hmmmm her friend was carrying the mug she wanted to purchase And the other side of the stand was clothing. I had time to scan, select, pay for and be walking away before they wandered back over
Afternoon tea people
Hi, Debbie: I hope you had a good day, on this hot Saturday. Have a great evening tea friend.
Merchandise sitting on the shelf is for sale to anyone. No need to feel guilty!
Just had a sip of my cold-brewed Green Rooibos Bonita and it’s pretty yummy! It’s so refreshing and light but with enough flavors to make it interesting. I will have to add it to my list of iced teas to rotate. 😋
So we decided to remove one of those dry wall box covers that go over kitchen cabinets. Inorder for the kitchen redo to start the one rando one had to be removed. Everything was put on hold because there is some leak in the roof. So after removing the drywall panel the leak was found and it is spreading and we have had no rain in over a week so very confused. Roof has also been checked 2x since buying the house. Last check was last year and told we had at a min 15 years left. So very confused.
If there is water stuck in the gutters, and there is a small crack leading from the gutters to a crack in your shingles , the water can seep, pool and then go downstream, so to speak , and leak at a low point in the ceiling. You don’t have to ask me how I know.
I think we may have found the leak, since this is a high spot and it is in a straight line of where we had issues in the past in the low spot. Not pouring in, its like if u spilled a kids cup of water.
Oh shoot, Steffi, that’s too bad to be having to deal with all of this. I hope they can resolve the problem soon.
Took a tumble last night, hurt myself and broke my teacup. As bad as it hurts, and will hurt for a while, I wish it was on film. That must have looked like the most spectacular stumble in history. The blend I drank right before this happened was marvelous, it was Sally Donovan by Isabella Cocilovo-Kozzi. I think I found a new favorite blend. She has so many blends that are simply outstanding.
oh no! Hopefully you are ok!
So sorry to hear that, Michele. I’m sure you are very sore. Hope you heal quickly. Maybe you are happy it’s not on film! I know I’m glad there are no videos of my falls. I doubt if they would look too graceful!
Oh I guarantee, it was not graceful. I have always had two left feet. 🤪
Oh no! I hope you're okay! I see Isabella in the Facebook group sometimes and she's really good with blends and very nice to talk to. 😊
Hope you feel better quickly! Get checked if you need to (I always put that off, broke my foot once, but avoided the dr for 4 days, then I only called it in, and they phoned in xrays
I’ve broken bones in my right foot more times than I can count, but not this time thankfully. Feel like I have whiplash, there’s a gash on my right forearm and my right knee is swollen. All will heal with time. I just don’t seem to bounce when I hit the ground anymore. 🤕
Hope u are ok?
Just stiff and sore. Guess I will just have to take it easy this week, the heat helps slow me down so I should be able to stay out of trouble.
Hope you recover quickly! I will also echo my sister about getting checked if the pain is sharp, it lingers or you just have a feeling that things aren't right. I fell this winter and went to urgent care thinking I was being silly about a bruise/sprain and it was a fractured elbow! As you can tell, my Sis and I inherited our grace from our Mom. 😋
Oh no! Sorry to hear you fell and broke your cup. I hope you are ok!
I love your positive attitude lol. It’s good to be able to laugh at ourselves. But I hope you’re okay physically!
It really was a mix of laughing at what I just did and gasping at the pain in my knee.
Hello All! Super tired today. I know I have this tea somewhere in my collection, but can't find it... so that means it probably fell in-between somewhere and I'll find it in a year lol
Gemma: “It’s Caturday again, isn’t it?”
Hmm, I’m not sure if I’ve had this tea before or not; most likely it was in a blend I’ve had. It sure sounds like I’d like it though 🙂
Good evening, tea friends. The tea of the day was a delicious iced and great blending with other herbals. I hope everyone had a good day enjoying it. Will be headed for night night time around 9:00 pm tonight. I will post photos at about 5:30 am. Cheers to everyone!
Today's tea seems nice. It's not really my thing, but still OK.
Hi, Rebekah. back at you. :)
Catch up day - I got labels put on all my sample tins from Fandom purchases. I love the tins but need steeping instructions and caffeine levels for them!
That’s very clever, such a good idea. Did you hand write them?
Yes - much easier than trying to line up on the computer - at least for me.
Best news of the day - they got my car fixed. Not where I wanted to spend the money but at least it could be fixed!
I had to fix the car shop too today...and got told that my car was the first instance that he had ever seen of that issue. I felt so special.
Glad it was fixable.
Goodnight, all. It was a busy day and I'm ready to call it a night. Tomorrow promises to be more of the same, but hopefully will slow down a bit after that. God bless, enjoy the rest of your evening and sleep well.
Good night, Marlicia: Have a good night's sleep, my tea friend.. God bless.
Green is so much better than red rooibos... almost hard to believe they're from the same plant!
I agree - I like green rooibos better too. :) I absolutely LOVE Adagio's green rooibos blueberry.
One of our favorites, too--especially iced.
I agree. Initially I thought I hated all Rooibos, but once again I learned to appreciate tea nuisances from CommuniTea
Love Green Rooibie!
Hey hey night, my dear friend. Good to see you on chat.
Oh I just laughed myself into a headache somehow. My partner was printing some documents for his mtg cards, so I printed a coloring page of a chicken in between his pages
Hahaha! You're lucky your printer will do that. Mine won't. 😝🤣
just doing a quick check-in! hope you all are well :)
Hey ,Dog,: I hope everythimg is going well with you today.
I need to up my photo game. maybe now that things are calming down at work
All photos are welcome here, no judgment. 🤗
Can really taste the peaches in this one.
Happy Saturday everyone!
It's so good
Everything is officially back in my kitchen and bathroom! :) Only took me a day and a half! lol Now I'm just going to relax and sip tea.
I still can’t believe they did that, glad you got it all back together so quickly. Sorry you had to spend your weekend messing with that. How did the dmv go?
Like this this
Hate red rooibos, like green rooibos.
This tea was surprisingly good
Enjoy your Sunday😊
Hi Ct, have a wonderful Sunday! Need more sleep tonight so sweet dreams and good night!
Went to the farmers market today for fresh rhubarb (can't find it anywhere) and they were shut for the month! 😱 So I was able to find it at a specialty store ❤️ made strawberry rhubarb ginger jam tonight and a yummy fresh rhubarb strawberry ginger yogurt dessert!