My sweet blogger friend Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose was kind enough to set up another tea cup exchange. This is the 3rd one that I have joined and I always have so much fun with them. She is having us link up on her blog on Thursday, so pop over and take a look! I'm sharing my gift as my Tea Time Thursday post this week.
My package came from very far away...Denmark! I love getting packages but it's even more exciting to get an international package. My tea cup exchange partner was Nina at Thoughts and Images Along the Way. She has a beautiful and thoughtful blog that I enjoy reading. Nina has a very sweet spirit that you will pick up on right away. Her pictures are lovely too.
I opened the box to find a wonderful handwritten letter! How many of us take the time to write a personal note when we do an exchange? She took the time to tell me where she purchased the cup and all about the tea she sent. A very fun box. How did she know I love brown? My friend LaVonne calls our house brownsville!
The cup and the little pitcher are from Zimbabwe and were made by the potter Ros Bryne. She bought it at a Free Trade Shop called the African Touch. I love the fun pattern on the items and how fun to have a picture of the maker! Her letter included pictures from the shop and a long explanation telling all about the store.
Nina sent the most wonderful packet of tea from a neat tea shop that is so charming. It smells heavenly
before and after brewing. This is the young lady who packaged my tea up. Isn't she just so cute?
The tea and flyer from the tea shoppe. The tea is one of Nina's favorites with papaya, orange, strawberry, mango and pineapple. YUMMY!
Oh how I would love to visit this tea shop! It just has that Old World Charm that fascinates me.
The glaze makes the pottery items so smooth! Isn't the little milk pitcher cute?
The tea is a very pretty blend. It needs to steep for 7 minutes! I think it's an herbal tea but couldn't find a name.
Of course you probably knew that Jimmy and I would be having this tea for our tea time break this afternoon. The tea smells and tastes so good!
Nina, thank you so very much for sending such a special tea package for the exchange. I know it cost more to mail to the US too, so thank you! I know I will have to have some more tomorrow afternoon!
You blessed my day and I will be following you on your blog.
Thank you again Stephanie for having another exchange. I had the pleasure of being paired up with Stephanie's mom Debbie. What a sweetheart she is too! The tea and cups are always great,but the new friends via the exchanges are the real gem. What a fun way to make a new blogger friend!