This box arrived in the mail, from Finland. Now I ask you, is it not a cool box?
Even better, here's what was inside:
Yep, it was my package from Anne, my Knitters Tea Swap 3 partner! And she really outdid herself, I have to say. There was yarn, tea (3 kinds), chocolate (two kinds), a tea ball, a tea bag holder, two post cards, and stitch markers.
The yarn is a silk/wool blend, and this is the best of the pictures I took of one of the skeins. In person, it's not this rose-colored, it's more of a dark lilac shade, and feels incredibly soft. She sent me three skeins, so I have enough for several possibilities ...
This is my new little stash of teas. The first on the left is Tee Rakkaalle, which Anne says is "Tea for Lovers," and is an India-Ceylon tea flavored with passion fruit, cream, and pineapple and rose pieces. In the middle, Kesatee (there should be two dots over the "a" but I don't know how to put them there), which means "Summer Tea," and is an Assam-Ceylon tea flavored with strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry. Anne says it includes some dried blueberries, blackberry leaves, white clover, rose and blue pottle petals. (Sounds pretty fancy to me!)The final tea, on the right, is Syysunelma, or "Autumn Dreams," which is black tea flavored with apple, honey, blueberry, and blackcurrant. (Typing this, rather than trying the tea, is a real effort, I have to tell you!)
Now, I don't know about you, but I think this is a wonderful package! Anne managed to give me a real taste of Finland, while also making her package very personal - the perfect combination!
Thank you so much, Anne! I've really enjoyed getting to know you, and hope that you'll enjoy your package as much I am enjoying mine.
And now, I am signing off, so I can fix a cup of tea, and do some knitting ...
*(Sorry about the blurred photos, but you at least get the idea, I hope ...)