I sort of love tea. A lot. I have so much tea in my apartment right now even though I'm pretty much the only one that drinks it. I got my love of tea from my mama. We grew up having tea parties anytime there was an excuse to have one...birthdays, St. Patrick's day, Christmas. I loved getting dressed up and going to tea houses around Portland growing up...eating fresh gingersnaps and drinking hot peach apricot tea. Then after we moved to the South, I got to work in a cozy little tea shop with my mum for a while and absolutely loved it. I might have to open up my own shop one day...
I recently got a few tea books as Christmas/birthday gifts and, now that I'm graduated, I actually have time to read them! One of the books suggests keeping a tea journal to document different aspects of the tea that you drink. What kind of tea it is, where it's from, likes and dislikes...it helps to learn the differences and similarities between teas. I rather like this idea so I decorated a mini memo book my husband let me steal from his desk to make into a tea journal. Tea stained paper doily and string, light blue paint, and some modge-podge go a long way!
(Lesson learned from this project: painters tape and duct tape are not the same thing. Not even similar, turns out. I used duct tape to cover the binding of the notebook while I painted and it almost ripped off the binding when I removed the tape. Oh gosh.)