Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Seasonal Musings

Hello again, I am sipping a cup of Meizong China Black and musing about this season in retail.
This is one of my favorite times of the year. The shop is filled to capacity with pots, mugs, books, cozies and much more tea than most of the rest of the year. I love the decoration in the windows and the tree in the tea department. Then, there are the customers, some with lists, some with questions, all of them looking for the perfect gift. How fun!

I like to recommend the hand carved Japanese mugs to brighten up a winter morning table. Then there are the "Fiesta" style tea sets for children 5 and up! Great for girls and boys who enjoy tea parties. For the office tea lover there are infuser mugs in multiple colors to add cheer without taking up desk space. For stocking stuffers I recommend "ten packs" of tea bags Earl Grey, Green Tea, Chamomile, there are lots to pick from. This year We also have a China tea Immortal's Oolong. A 10gm "bud" of tea which will make a 4 cup pot and can be re-steeped several times.

For the really "steeped" tea lover we have bird house teapots and other whimsical dragonfly pots had made by local artist Marissa Motto. Drip-less, stainless steel teapots are terrific.
As you can see, I am overflowing with tea-ish ideas for this holiday season. I invite you all to come in to see our "teapot fountain", another amazing event.

I'm going to finish my cuppa and get some work done here before the fun begins.
Talk to you later,



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