The Attic Shoppe sent us a preview of the Tea Bat Purses for our IGG campaign. These come stocked with the deck, Tea Bat cards, tea samples, and so much more. We might add more. But for now, that sneak peak 🙂
Some things get more beautiful with age. You can look at an antique object and just imagine the history its seen. You can feel a little of the energy that its collected over time from all the hands and lives that have touched it and this energy almost forms a type of soul. These antique tea strainers have seen a lot of teas and a lot of time.
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We reached Snoopy dance. We hit happy dance. We thrilled our audience with our jazz hands. And now we’re all over here doing the YMCA! That means we hit our fourth tier goal! Yay! Imagine me doing a lot of hand letter signing action here! Thank you all so much! We’re even nearing out goal of 500 likes (which comes with it a random draw and prize as well).
We’ve still got a month to go on our campaign and at this rate we’ll need to add more tier goals. And just to explain -with each tier goal we reach our campaign backers (all of them!) get extra Tea Bat-centric things added to their perk. It’s win win for everyone smile emoticon
If you’d like to know more or perhaps get your own Tea Bat Lenormand deck or Tea Bats tea sampler, visit this link for info: Tea Bats Lenormand Deck
We’ve been working on perfecting our special sugar cubes for our Absinthe Tea. Because we believe what makes tea special is the ritual and uniqueness of it all. The herbs for the tisane, unlike when they are distilled, produce more of a beautiful golden color. But like the liquor, the tea is best when sweetened. So in an effort to be festive we are producing a wonderful green, anise flavored sugar cube! Just like a proper Absinthe preparation, where cold water is dripped over a sugar cube into the liquor, such is the case with our tea. However it is a hot infusion, not cold, that is poured. And when it is, magical things happen! We cannot wait to share!
We’ve officially opened up our Etsy shop! We have a few items in there to get the ball rolling. Our sampler tea tins arrive Monday! We’re hoping to have our first tea samplers available soon after. In the meantime, we’d love for you to visit the shop and maybe give us a like, tweet, even a tumble. 🙂
This is a note upon a few requests for information about our teas: Right now we’re in the packaging phase of offering our teas. We’ve done Sunday tea salons locally to test our flavors and offered them at Farmer’s Markets and local events. Our goal is to expand and offer them online and beyond. We’re researching the best way to offer them (in tea bag form and as loose teas in tins) and how to offer samples so everyone can get an idea of our teas’ tastes. Right now we want to introduce everyone to who we are and what we have to offer. As April approaches we’ll make our teas available through our Etsy shop. We also have a very special Mother’s Day tea to launch our shop. So for those curious about what we do, please! Join our mailing list! Send an email to orangemoontrade at gmail.com with “mailing list” in the subject line. Not only will you get monthly updates about our teas, news and other Orange Moon Tea Society things, we’ll have coupon codes for our followers! 😉
Tonight we’ve made some orange sugar, have continued testing a very special Mother’s Day Tea and this…THIS. This is our Butterfly Circus Tea. With notes of rose, lemon and jasmine, it tastes like a beautiful summer day. It’s especially nice sweetened with orange sugar.
We are so completely thrilled that The Wormwood Queen has allowed us to recreate her family’s long held recipe for Absinthe Tea, “Mere Henriot’s Elixir”. I couldn’t wait and had to make a cup after I finished the blend. Here I left the herbs in whole, in hopes that perhaps she will read my leaves once I have finished! Just like the liquor, this tea is best sweetened. I took the liberty to add one very special green sugar cube for festive purposes. We cannot wait to share it with you!
Miss Emma’s Gardens over at the Boarding House are known throughout Orange Moon Downs. That is where she plants her medicines, magic and memories. We have carefully harvested some of her special herbs including sage and parsley, and crafted this most wonderful savory tea. The fennel seeds give it just a touch spunk and elegance. A bit like Miss Emma herself.
“The People’s Tea”. That’s what the “Dictator” calls it. He’s one of the more ornery residents over at Miss Emma’s Boarding House. And for as grouchy as he is, perhaps there is a sweet spot in there somewhere for he prefers this blend of rich, smokey, black Indian teas steeped then poured over a bit of sweetened condensed milk, (which had been previously poured into the bottom of his tea cup). Five stirs, clockwise only, then sipped while it is steaming.