Teacup Candles

Teacup CandleI love crafts with a tea theme to them. Today I want to share these Teacup Candles from Design Sponge. What a great use of old teacups found in thrift stores.

You will need some microwavable soy wax, wicks, hot glue gun, a thermometer, a microwavable container, and if you want to add color and scent them some dye and candle scent.

I'm wondering if you could add some tea leaves to the hot wax to add color and scent. I'm definitely going to try it.

I found this great teacup candle project from my friend Heather of Dollar Store Crafts. She finds the best things! Thanks Heather.

Exclusive American Tea Room Coupon Code

American Tea Room Coupon CodeBeen wanting to try some loose tea from American Tea Room or need to refill your tea cabinet? Check out this exclusive American Tea Room coupon code good for 10% all loose tea.

Crisp cold mornings, frost, and yes some hail and snow have already made it my way in Michigan. Which means that is it perfect hot tea weather!

I love that they offer tea in a number of sizes including sample sizes all the way up to 14 oz. Plus they come in resealable storage bags, ensuring that your loose tea stays fresh.

When checking out enter code TEACABINET10 into the Coupon/Promotional Code box to receive the discount. It is good through 11/25/2010. Happy Shopping! Don't forget to stock up for Holiday gifts and parties.

Pumpkin Teapot

Now that Fall is here and my thoughts turn to Halloween and Thanksgiving, I have pumpkins on my mind. Specifically a Pumpkin Teapot, perfect for serving tea now.

I love this one from American Tea Room:

Pumpkin Teapot

It is a cast iron teapot, or tetsubin. It holds 14 ounces and has a pumpkin stem finial on the teapot lid. Cast iron makes a wonderful teapot as it retains heat and is long lasting. They are quite common in Japan, where they originated.

Every order over $60 at American Tea Room receives free shipping. They also offer a free gift with every order.

This weekend is a great time to buy as they are also offering 20% off all orders over $75 when you use the code "Columbus20" at checkout. The offer starts today and runs through Monday October 11. That would be an awesome savings on the pumpkin teapot. Breville and Bodum items are exempt from the offer.

Also if you are in Canada, then enjoy free shipping this Thanksgiving weekend on all orders over $60. This is a $15 value. Please used coupon code "Canada" at checkout. Offer expires on Monday October 11 and also excludes Bodum and Breville items.

Dollhouse Tea Set

Occasionally I like to step into dollhouse shops in order to check out the teeny tiny wares. I dream of one day decorating a dollhouse with my daughter. One of the items that they sell are dollhouse tea sets of course.

They can be fancy or utilitarian. No matter what your preference or style, there is one that will appeal to you.

There a quite a few of them available on ebay. Check them out:

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Green Tea Latte Recipe

Green Tea Latte RecipeI am a huge fan of Starbucks's Green Tea Lattes. I could drink one everyday. Unfortunately starting around $3 a pop, they are not the most economical thing to drink.

So I've come up with my own green tea latte recipe and it works for either hot or cold drinks. You will need:

  • the milk of your choice
  • simple syrup (2 parts water, 1 part sugar brought to a boil and then cooled completely)
  • matcha powder with sugar
  • ice for a cold drink

I usually make up the simple syrup ahead of time and store it in the fridge. In your favorite tea cup add your preferred amount of simple syrup. I don't usually measure this out, it is more of an eyeball it to your own taste sort of thing. If making an iced green tea latte, then just pour in cold milk. If not, heat it up first.

Then I add the matcha powder on top. Starbucks uses a sweetened matcha powder, but they don't sell it in the stores. I suggest the matcha from Mighty Leaf Tea found below as a substitute.

You can stir everything together with a spoon, but I find having a little milk frother works very nicely to blend it all together. Add ice, if cold, and enjoy.

I know there is a lack of concrete measurements in my green tea latte recipe, but I really think it is one of those things you need to do some trial and error on to find what works best for you.