Anyone that knows me, knows I might not drink coffee, but tea is a completely different story! It is my one true vice.
There's nothing like coming home from a busy, hectic day and unwinding with a cup of tea. Tea is a refreshment, it's fuel (it keeps me going) and it's a social institution. Whenever guests arrive at my house, nearly the first question I ask, is "would you like something to drink?" Even if I know they don't drink tea, it is an excuse to put the kettle on and have a tea myself.
My first choice is Earl Grey and I start every morning with a cup. I have to say though, that one of my friends recently gave me some tea she had got out West when she was there and I was very taken with it. It was a Stone Fruit Blend from a Tea company called Murchies. I'll be paying them a visit!
But what does tea have to do with cards?? Well, in the new Catalogue there is a stamp set made just for me (well, that's what it felt like anyway when I first saw it!). It's called 'Morning Cup', and has images of tea cups and tea pots and some coffee related images (but I just pretend they are not in the set, because it's all about the tea). So, I just had to have the stamp set which means I had to come up with something with it!
I have had an idea for some time now to make a gift box for other such tea lovers as myself. It's taken me a while but I have finally finished it. I am SO thrilled with how it has turned out. I might even go as far to say, it's as good as a cup of tea that's been brewed to perfection.
These are the four cards that are included in the Tea Box. All have water coloured images and I have left them fairly generic so people can use them. I just had to include this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt on one of the cards... "A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water". It's so true!
Also included in the box are tea bags (yes, Earl Grey) and some gift tags with tea related images on them.
So what do you think? As good as a cup of tea or just as good as a cup of coffee?!