Tea time is something we like to do at least a couple of times a week. And no, this is not Buckingham Palace! Sometimes “tea time” just means cookies and juice. But quite often, the children and I do brew a pot of tea and have something fresh-baked from the oven. The idea is just to get together for a little bit of refreshment and conversation before the hustle and bustle of dinner preparations and Daddy’s return from work each evening.
After winning a prize package from Mountain Rose Herbs, I got to try something new for tea time! Mountain Rose Herbs was founded upon the principles of sustainability and ethical stewardship, and all of the lovely teas, herbs and spices they sell are organically grown, fresh and full of flavor.
Jackie at Mountain Rose sent a bag of Fairytale organic tea leaves for our prize. All of the Mountain Rose teas are fresh-packed, so when we opened the bag a delightful symphony of fragrances greeted us, thanks to calendula, chamomile, red clover and hints of lemon and mint.
Our prize package also included a leaf-shaped tea infuser which rests on the rim of your mug. We used our two new strainers to brew a cup of tea for everyone. From my very first sip of Mountain Rose tea I noticed more freshness and flavor as compared to commercial herbal teas. Smaller batches which are freshly packed really do make a difference!
You can see from the photo above how the tea nest strainer works, as compared to the traditional ball infuser. If you love to brew fresh tea leaves, or have a tea lover in your life, this unique infuser would make a great gift and is just $9.50. You can choose either the leaf or vine design.
A big “thank you” is due to Mountain Rose Herbs and The Little Hedgehog blog for this giveaway which really added some fun to our weekly tea time.
I can’t wait to go back to Mountain Rose Herbs and try more of their tea blends. With names like Marigold Embrace, Dawn’s Delight and Evening Repose, there are surely good things in store.
Do you and your family enjoy drinking tea? What are your favorites?