13 June 2007

Tea for Two

Or more ...

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!)

She also included this tea bag holder, with scenes of her hometown, as well as some stitch markers that she made for me, that are little angels! *

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 ...)

10 comments:

Carol said...

I was really sad when your post was Finnished.

lmj said...

*bwah!*

mamaquilts said...

Ooooooo! What wonderful tea options - I may have to raid your cabinet for a cup or three! They each sound just lovely.

Kim said...

Splendid! The teabag holder is a special treasure.

coffespaz said...

What a sweet and thoughtful package!! You'll have to tell us how each of the yummies taste, and let us see what you decide to make with the yarn and the stitch markers!

the wicked witch of the east said...

i can't believed you've conned all these nice people into giving you stuff...if they only knew that you're really paris hilton and you're *posing* as some "kindly, mild mannered, librarian" type...i hope you rot in jail paris.

Carol said...

Nice haul! I'm cracking up over Carol's comment...Man, would I love to spend a knitting weekend with you two ;) Really nice goodies, do tell when you try them!

teabird said...

I hope we'll get a chance to see what you make of that beautiful rose yarn - and you'll tell us about all those delicious teas!

barbp said...

Wow what wonderful teas and tastes of Finland. It's truly a spectacular package you received. Enjoy.

Karen said...

Too cool that the _box_ is Marimekko. The autumn tea in particular sounds wonderful!