Tea Book

Hey there! It is almost spring, and I want to show you the one of my February projects. It’s not quite ‘Quiet’ Book, but it is definitely quilt. 🙂

I made it for my wonderful friend Oksana as a birthday gift. In fact, the main gift was this tea cup…

… and the Book is just kind of addition with some tea stories.

Green tea is all about Chinese dragon in a cup:Black tea shows some Indian elephants:Linden tea reminds of grandmother and harvesting linden blossoms:

Your cup of tea can tell many wonderful stories. You only need to listen, and look, and smell, and taste…

Coffee Fairy and Her Girlfriend

On the occasion of the International Coffee Day I want to show you one wonderful cross-stitch. Please, welcome Coffee Fairy!6

She’s cute, funny and, of course, she makes a great coffee.And here is the cross-stitch pattern, so you could make your own Coffee Fairy.2345

But wait! This Coffee Fairy also has a wonderful girlfriend. Her name is Tea Fairy. And she knows everything about tea. I think you will like her too!67You can use this pattern to make it.1234

And may your coffee and your tea be magical… 🙂

Mood for tea

Making these drinks you can take any simple tea that you like. I suggest you use one of three herbs for different parts of the day. I like to store these herbs in cute jars so they become a kind of kitchen decoration.

Cardamom is very invigorating and spicy. It will approach for morning tea (or coffee). Brew your tea as usual and throw two or three grains of cardamom in a cup. Leave for two minutes. And then enjoy your tonic drink.

Siberian rose is very flavorful and tender. Its taste brings you sweet romantic mood. Put two or three buds in a cup with dry tea. Pour hot water. Wait 3-4 minutes and than enjoy.

Lavender is the best choice for bedtime tea. It relaxes your body and your mind. Brew a half teaspoon of dry lavender flowers with tea (best to choose green or chamomile tea) and drink just in bed. Sleep well!

Favorite winter tea

This tea is called “The Lover”, because it warm, sweet and even piquant (Do not laugh – it’s true)!

You need to have:

  • Water – 1 cup
  • Ginger – piece of root
  • Lemon – 1-2 slices
  • Honey – 1 tbs.

You need to do:

  1. Boil water in a kettle.
  2. Grate ginger and put it in a cup.
  3. Pour ginger with hot water.
  4. Leave for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add a slice of lemon and honey to taste.
  6. You can also add lemon balm, mint or cinnamon.

Enjoy your “Lover” tea!