18 August 2016

Rishi Tea Golden Assam Review and Organic Tea Giveaway

Rishi Tea Review and Giveaway - and Tea Making Tips / www.delightfulrepast.com

As I mentioned in my Earl Grey Shortbread post, though I still at times drink black teas that are not organic, if I had my druthers, they would all be. Since I drink tea at least eight times a day, I think it's pretty important that most of it be organic tea.

Trouble is, I prefer loose leaf tea and very few places, none near me, carry organic loose leaf black teas. An online search led me to Rishi Tea, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rishi Tea can be found at Whole Foods as well as online. If you prefer tea bags, you'll be glad to know they added tea bags to their line in 2013.

The tea I'm drinking today is Rishi Tea's full-bodied, full-flavored Golden Assam organic black tea. I steeped 3 grams of leaves per 8 ounces of water for 5 minutes and found it the perfect strength for drinking without milk. I then made it a bit stronger (4 grams/1 level tablespoon) to stand up to the addition of a little milk, which goes so well with this robust tea with its characteristic assertive malty finish. 

Tea Making Tips


I don't always put milk in my black tea, as my English grandmother did. For instance, I don't put milk in my Darjeeling. But when drinking tea from my other favorite tea region, Assam, I do. Rather than just splashing in the milk, though, I always taste the tea first to make sure it is strong enough to stand up to the addition of milk. The only thing worse than weak tea is weak tea with milk!

The mistake many people make with tea is following the old "rule" of one teaspoon per cup plus one for the pot. All black teas are not alike. Higher grades of tea generally have larger leaves, so a teaspoon of them will weigh a lot less than a teaspoon of small leaves. Of course, not everyone weighs their tea. What to do?


Rishi Tea Review and Giveaway - and Tea Making Tips / www.delightfulrepast.com

When making a new tea, I will weigh out 3 grams of tea leaves (and see what that measures) or you can just measure 2 level teaspoons or a gently rounded 1/2 tablespoon per 8 ounces of boiling water (unless a lower temperature is recommended) and steep for 5 minutes. 

Then I taste it and decide whether I should adjust the amount of tea either up or down or adjust the steeping time up or down by a minute. After a time or two, you will have it fine-tuned for that particular tea and can make it just the way you like it every time (without getting the scales out -- I'm not that obsessive!).


Rishi Tea Review and Giveaway / www.delightfulrepast.com

Rishi Tea Giveaway

Update 08/24/16: The giveaway has closed. The winner has been announced in the comments.

Rishi Tea will send winner: a selection of 12 generous "teasers" to sample Rishi's range of teas, their porcelain Aroma Cup, a bandana and a teapot coaster.

This giveaway is open to continental US residents (Sorry, Alaskan, Hawaiian and international friends!) 18 years of age or older. Leave a comment below (one entry per person, plus see next paragraph for way to get a bonus entry). First comment should be about what kind of teas you like. Please include your email address in the body of your comment. Must enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday August 24.

Bonus entry: If you are on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you may have a bonus entry by following @RishiTea on any of those and leaving an additional comment below with your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook name. 

Winner will be chosen by random drawing and be announced here in the comments before noon Eastern time on Thursday August 25. If I don't hear back from the winner of the random drawing by noon Eastern time Sunday August 28, another drawing will be held and a new winner selected from the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline). 

Disclosure: Rishi Tea provided product for review purposes and for the giveaway. The views expressed here are entirely my own. I always tell my readers what I really think!

124 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

I love your tea pot :-)) Beautiful!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Angie. These two are just two of many. My addiction to teapots, blue and white china, and white china is genetic and therefore impossible to resist! :D

Eleanor Kohler said...

I'm a green tea lover and Rishi Tea has a large selection. My email:elktgm@gmail.com.
Thanks for finding and reviewing Rishi Tea. I placed an order for some of their samples.

Eleanor

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Eleanor, I've not yet tried any of their green teas. Still working my way through the black ones!

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Eight times a day? Mercy. If I did that, all sins would be forgiven me. Credit for time served in the bad place. Well, that’s impressive – even more so that you define weak tea as the pits, because that’s what ALL tea tastes like to me. I’m wondering how so much of the world acculturates to a degree of weakness. In any case, my recipe is to boil the water until it evaporates. Maybe breathe the steam a little…then drink a glass of pure, cool water. (I know…don’t wait for a High Tea summons from the Queen of England, Sully.)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Oh Sully Sully Sully, what am I going to do with you? Bet I could brew some tea for you that would change your mind; I'm sure you've never had a proper cup of tea!

Ruth W said...

That's a blank I haven't tried...certainly agree with your tea tips! Love the teapot. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Carina said...

Like you, I probably drink around 8 cups of tea a day! I primarily drink Assam and Assam blends, but I also enjoy an occasional cup of Oolong or green tea. I just discovered Rishi last week at World Market while picking up my weekly supply of tea biscuits! :)

Thanks for this giveaway opportunity! My email address is: carina.thursby@gmail.com

Carina said...

I also posted this giveaway via my Twitter account (cthursby1)! :)

carina.thursby@gmail.com

Audrey Humaciu said...

The only thing worse than weak tea is weak tea with milk!

SOooo true!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ruth, thank you! One of my favorite teas in one of my favorite teapots!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Carina, I didn't see it on my last trip to World Market; I'll look for it there next time! Thanks for tweeting, too!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

That's right, Audrey! It makes me feel a little queasy every time I see someone who makes weak tea adding milk to it!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dearest Jean! How are you? Tea drinking is one of our favorite past times, and as fall and winter set in for us here in Minneapolis, we will be drinking it nightly! I love milk in my Early Grey. Harney and Sons makes a lovely decaf vanilla that I enjoy in the evening! Thank you so much for coming to visit me and for heading on over to Vicki's to see the interview. You are kind! Enjoy the last of summer and get that tea pot ready! Anita

Cherie said...

I suppose in fairness it depends on what you consider weak tea. My idea of weak tea is a friends idea of strong tea. I do love a nice cup of 'Yorkshire Tea' (google it) though. Made in a teapot of course and served in proper china cups.... not mugs. Though I tend to drink mugs of tea when friends are over... it is deemed a bit pretentious to use cups and saucers these days??????
I love Cardamom chai when the local supermarket has it in stock.... This is only ever when they are doing an 'Indian Feast' promotion. I plan to stock up on it when I next see iti n store.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Anita, thank you. I love your poetry and photography, and that interview at Vicki's is so inspiring!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

No need to Google it, Cherie, I *love* Yorkshire Tea and Yorkshire Gold! I've never been a chai fan, but I did try Rishi Tea's chocolate chai and it was a real treat.

Lynda H said...

I love a variety of teas, but a good English or Irish Breakfast is my favorite! rchreviewlh @ yahoo.com

Katherines Corner said...

a lovely review and the teapot is perfect. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things link party, pinned. xo

Lynda H said...

I'm following Rishi Tea on Facebook. Lynda England Hardy

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lynda, those are two of my favorites, too! Thanks for following Rishi on Facebook and Twitter.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Katherine (and for the Pin!). And thanks for hosting.

AnnaZed said...

Tea, tea is many things really at different times. Of Black Teas I like Classic Price of Wales best, herbal teas I favor a Peppermint.
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AnnaZed said...

I follow @RishiTea on Twitter as @AnnaZed
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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

AZ, I like the Prince of Wales tea, but I don't drink herbals very often, usually just for medicinal purposes.

Anonymous said...

Leslie
I've always like Earl grey the best, but recently my doctor has changed me to green tea.
leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Leslie, Rishi has a great selection of green teas as well! Haven't tried them yet, but I'm sure they're wonderful!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh Jean, what a fabulous giveaway!!!! I love Irish Breakfast Tea in the morning, and in the summer months, I drink black iced tea in the afternoon. In the evening, I have a cup of chamomile,sleepytime, or Tulsi sleep blend tea. I guess I drink a lot of tea, too! I'd love to try this new to me brand. Thank you for your review and for the chance to win.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oops...I forgot my email: hello_kitty224@yahoo.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kitty, sounds good. My dad drank black iced tea every afternoon of his life, I think. I like it once in a while, and I've tried a few iced green teas that were very refreshing.

Anonymous said...


Hi Jean,

What lovely give away! You asked our favorite teas - at the moment mine is rooibos steeped in milk like Starbucks does. But I like most black teas, too.

By now, I now I know you have my email address. (rolls her eyes and smiles)

Have a great weekend!

Lily

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Too funny, Lily! Rishi Tea has about 5 different rooibos teas, but I haven't tried any of them yet. Great weekend to you as well!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Now that I live in Europe, I am developing a fondness for tea :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

OE, I'm always glad to see someone develop a fondness for tea!

puttermuch said...

Thank you for the nice post on Rishi teas. I'm heading to their website now :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Puttermuch, thanks you, and I'm sure you'll find something you like there!

Bernideen said...

Yes Jean - that's a classic mistake - filling the whole tea ball with tea. It will actually be dry in the middle! That's for a helpful posting!

Margie said...

Thanks for the brewing tips, Jean!

I'm not eligible to enter your giveaway, but luckily, I've seen Rishi teas at my local stores.

Tony Grant said...

Assam tea is a true Indian tea developed from a tea bush found growing in India by representatives of the East India Company in the 1830s. Jane Austen would have drunk tea from China by the way. My dad was in the RAF during the second world war. After the Battle of Britain his unit was shipped out to Burma to fight the Japanese. My dad and his unit spent three years in the forests of Burma surviving on drinking Assam tea!!Ha! Ha!
RAF? forests?? You may well ask. They carved an airfield out of the jungle so they could get closer to the Japanese. Apparently my Dad tells me hot tea cools you down. He is 95 years old and still drinks his Assam tea.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, you've probably seen *all* the classic tea mistakes in your years as a tea shop owner, training employees and all. I was glad to have a post that was a great fit for your tea link party!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Margie, thank you for commenting even though Canadians are not eligible for this giveaway. I'm glad Rishi Tea is available in your local stores, though, for it is such good tea *and* organic.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, thank you for the Assam story -- you always have something totally unique to bring to the party! Your dad is right. People think I'm crazy for drinking hot tea in this horrible hot weather, but it really does cool me down.

Tony Grant said...

One more thought Jean. Loose tea is best brewed loose in the tea pot.The water can circulate more and more tea is infused into the water from the leaves. You must heat the pot first, put the tea into the pot, pour boiling water into the pot and place the lid back on. My grandmother and my mother then placed a tea cosy over the pot. This was like a knitted wool bonnet. It acted as an insulation keeping the heat in the pot. After about two or three minutes it was brewed and ready to pour. We use what is called a tea strainer, a sort of fine sieve, that sits on top of the tea cup and the tea is poured through it collecting the tea leaves. Milk and sugar can be added as required or not as the case may be. I bet you mentioned all that above Jean. Should have read past the first mention of Assam tea. Ha! Ha!
I will send you pictures of tea strainers and tea cosies. All the best, Tony(The ball shaped sieve you use to put the tea into and then place into the tea pot is not the best way to brew tea I am afraid
. The water can't circulate as much as it should do.)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, I agree. You can see in the bottom photo I'm pouring the loose leaf tea directly into the pot. But a lot of people like to use infusers, so I included the tip about using a large one so that the tea leaves have room to unfurl. It actually makes a good brew when it's not overfilled. I have a couple of tea cosies but rarely use them and I use a rather ordinary little stainless steel fine-mesh tea strainer. I look forward to seeing your photos of tea strainers and cosies.

Trish said...

Gotta say that I love green teas and I love the tips that you posted so much that I'm going to bookmark this!
My email address is snowhare122876@gmail.com and my Twitter name is @snowhare1276
Definitely going to follow on Twitter

Trish said...

Gotta say that I love green teas and I love the tips that you posted so much that I'm going to bookmark this!
My email address is snowhare122876@gmail.com and my Twitter name is @snowhare1276
Definitely going to follow on Twitter

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Trish, thank you! Rishi Tea has 2 or 3 dozen green teas, so they're sure to have something you like.

cbator said...

Hi! I like black teas in the morning and green or white tea later. I visit a local tea shop to find high quality teas near me. Cbator@mac.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, cbator. I'm always happy to hear from another tea lover.

Anonymous said...

I like robust black teas in the morning. Usually there is organic pu_erh tuo cha in my cup.
Thanks for this opportunity!
-Chandra hm_cts@hotmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

You're so welcome, Chandra! I have yet to try a Pu-erh. Rishi Tea has several!

Kelly Wilson said...

Rishi Tea carries some of the best teas! I'm partial to their pu-erhs but haven't been disappointed by any others I've tried. Email: kellthar@hotmail.com

Kelly Wilson said...

Twitter:@kellthar

J Madiha said...

I like organic/wild caffeine free herbal teas and Organic/wild caffeine free green teas and organic/wild caffeine free black tea usually.Email is jeveramadiha@gmail.com and facebook name is Jevera Madiha.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kelly, I'm beginning to think I need to give the pu-erhs a try!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jevera, I think Rishi Tea carries a lot of caffeine-free teas/tisanes.

Earl Grey said...

Given my user name I'm sure you can tell I completely enjoy Earl Grey. But I am also a fan of Darjeeling along with Silver Needle white tea. As for green tea there are too many to list but Sencha and of course Matcha are big favorites.

Thanks for the great contest.

earlgreyaddict@gmail.com

Earl Grey said...

second comment using my twitter acct.

Earlgreyaddict1

Following @RishiTea

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Well, Earl Grey, call me the countess because Earl Grey is my fave! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank you so much for linking at #WonderfulWednesday! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #ThursdayFavoriteThings or the #RecipeShareParty and get YUMMED. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Marilyn. Hope some of the readers are tea fans!

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

Lisa said...

I love them all... But I'd have to say an Earl Grey!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks for entering, Lisa!

handmade by amalia said...

Great tips. I like everything about tea - the history, the ceremony, the beautiful china.
Amalia
xo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Amalia. I do, too!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You drink a lot of tea, Jean! I never put milk in my tea or coffee because I prefer both of them black. I don't use honey or sweetener either. I suppose if I needed to I would use a bit of honey in my tea as I prefer that to plain sugar. Your blue and whites are beautiful and the tea sounds wonderful. The ceremony of tea time is such a lovely time to sit and reflect. One doesn't want to rush it. Like many, I enjoy the history and tea ware too. Thank you for linking up and I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

baili said...

Looks so unique loved it

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Sandi, and, yes, I DO drink a lot of tea! I should probably cut back just a little bit!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Baili.

xinex said...

Thanks for the very good information, Jean, and for the giveaway too....Christine

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Christine, glad you liked it!

Pauline Wiles said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love black teas (classic English Breakfast or Earl Grey), but am trying to incorporate more green teas too. I would love to try the green tea with mint which Rishi offer.
Email: paulinewiles(at)gmail(dot)com

Pauline Wiles said...

Also now happily following Rishi on Twitter; I am @paulinewiles

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Pauline, thanks for entering! I'm so excited about finding Rishi Tea and being able to offer this giveaway; I have a lot of tea enthusiasts among my readers!

Pom Pom said...

Oh, thank you, Jean! I do love all things TEA!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Karen, I know, isn't it wonderful?! :-)

The Victorian Girl said...

I really enjoy a good cup of Earl Gray, but I also love spicy and fruity teas.
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Susan, thanks for entering. You'll love Rishi Tea's Earl Grey!

Swathi Iyer said...

I love your tea pot, need to look for rishi tea as sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks so much, Swathi. Your pins and tweets are much appreciated. You'll like this tea very much, I'm sure.

Ashley said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with tea!
Thank you so much for this post- I enjoyed it!

Ashley

Art and Sand said...

I am a complete tea novice and need to broaden my horizons,

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

April J Harris said...

I love Assam tea so this Rishi Golden Assam sounds lovely to me! Great tea making tips too! I've tweeted your post :-) Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop, Jean :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ashley, thank you. This is the place to be for anyone in love with tea! Be sure to check out the Teatime subheading on my Recipes index page.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank *you, Art and Sand! Though Delightful Repast is a comfort food blog, you'll find lots to do with tea and teatime treats here.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

April, finding a proper cup of tea in the US can be difficult, so I like to teach people how to make one at home. Maybe someday it will spread to restaurants.

Lori -thestonybrookhouse said...

Hi Jean! I'm a coffee drinker, but those teapots are adorable!! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It! We love seeing your projects each week!

Lisa Kerhin said...

You said the magic word...TEA! I love trying new teas and I am a bit of a hoarder with it. I love Earl Grey but my absolute favorite (at the moment) is Moroccan Mint. Probably because it is so yummy iced and in 100 degree weather it's perfect. I love your how-to on making tea and I learned something new too. blogghetti@gmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Lori! This would make a great gift for one of your tea-drinking friends; or do you only associate with coffee drinkers?! :D

Lisa Kerhin said...

Opps! Forgot to add that I follow Rishi on Twitter (@blogghetti)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lisa, I'm all about the tea! So it's great to learn you're into tea too! Rishi Tea's Earl Grey is really good, and I'm sure they have mint teas as well.

Anonymous said...

I am a tea freak.

I just love your teapot. =)

-AnchoredinSweets

p.s. I found you on Tasty Tuesday Link Up

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

AnchoredInSweets, thank you. I have quite a collection of teapots, I'm afraid! Always happy to meet another tea freak!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great tips!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!

Hugs,
Deb

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Debbie! Glad you stopped in!

Unknown said...

Hi Jean-- Long time, no correspond! Like you, I love Assam tea, which is plentiful in Germany, but harder to find here. The Rishi tea sounds divine. Can you enter me in the giveaway? My e-mail is shelfrisch@gmail.com.
I hope we get to meet in person someday!!
All best,
Shelley

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Shelley, great to hear from you! Glad to find another Assam fan. It would be lovely to meet; in the meantime, I'll see you on Twitter. And you can always find me here! :-)

Jeanne said...

I do love a good cup of tea. Black without sugar or cream. Thank you for a lovely post to learn more about tea.
Jeanne

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I actually love a variety of different kinds of teas, but one of my all time favorites is Earl Grey. I also love sage and sweet rose tea.

RosePetalsintheSea@zoho.com

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

I never thought to weigh my tea leaves. I have always done one for the cup and one for the pot. And I agree, there is nothing worse than weak tea :)

Summer said...

Your teapot is beautiful ♥

summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jeanne, I love doing a post about tea because I always discover more tea lovers out there! I'm having a cup of Earl Grey right this minute.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

HilLesha, I drink a variety of black teas, but Earl Grey is definitely in the "one of my all-time favorites" category.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tandy, that works for many teas, particularly the smaller leaves; but it would make weak tea indeed of these large-leafed Rishi teas. Thanks so much for commenting!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Summer. It's one of my favorites.

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Great article - there is an art to a good brew! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Gastronome! I'll be there!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the tea tips and lovely photos! Good info here. I know I'm too late for the giveaway, but thanks for hosting it!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jeanie, thank you. But, NO, you are NOT too late for the giveaway. It ends at 11:59pm Eastern time tonight.

The Charm of Home said...

That is a beautiful teapot you have in this post! I would like an entry please. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

The Charm of Home said...

I follow you on Twitter too!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

TCOH, thank you for entering! I'm getting ready to take a break and brew a pot of tea right now.

Cheryl said...

My preference is black teas. I am not one for flavored teas. My mouth is all set for tea, drooling at the first sip of warm black tea and then I hear what is offered and my choices are raspberry or some other god awful concoction. I like a strong cup of tea with a hint of sugar, not the watery sugared down version of what most folks call sweet tea. I am seriously picky about my tea! drags59 at yahoo dot com

Nicole B. said...

There definitely is an art to making the perfect cup of tea. Thank you for sharing your tips with us at the #HomeMattersParty

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Cheryl, I knooooww! Sometimes all the choices are not even tea, just herbals!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank *you*, Nicole!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

*Giveaway Winner Announced* - The winner of the Rishi Tea giveaway, by random drawing, is Bernideen. Bernideen, as soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your name, address and phone number (required by shipper), Rishi Tea will ship the package to you. Congratulations!

If I don't hear from the winner of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday, August 28, another drawing will be held and new winner selected from among the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

This was fun! Watch for more giveaways here at Delightful Repast! In the meantime, follow me on Google and Twitter. You can even use the Follow Me By Email button in the right column.

Anonymous said...

Oh! How perfect Bernideen would win! I just love that for her and those she will be sharing her tea with!
Abd yes, this was fun!
Have a great weekend, Jean,
Lily

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lily, thank you! When I saw that it was Bernideen who had won, I thought "How nice! But won't this be sending coals to Newcastle?!"

Anonymous said...

"...sending coals to Newcastle?!" What an interesting idiom. New to me as my British Father never used it. I Googled it's meaning to be sure of exactly what it meant, although I had guessed rightly under the circumstances. : )

And yet, can there ever really be too much of a good "tea thing"? So I think this time it is a very happy thing! A very nice gift to someone who gives a lot of inspiration to the Tea Blog Community!

Now that I have read about Newcastle and it's port as my geography lesson today, I am off to find fresh peaches!

Love,
Lily

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Dear Lily, that is so cool! Thank you for sharing that with me. I love words and expressions and discovering the stories behind them.

Marilyn Lesniak said...

Thank you for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday. I look forward to seeing you next week.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Marilyn. My pleasure!

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