Birthday gift reveal!


I FINALLY gave my friend Lindsay her birthday gift, over two months after her birthday. It took a while to get everything together, and to get Justin to sit down and work on it with me. We created her own line of teas, which we named Lindstea.

I gathered lots of ingredients, including dried fruits, dried herbs, crystallized ginger, rosehips, hibiscus flowers, cacao nibs…I just gathered anything I thought could be steeped into a tea. Then I started mixing and matching to create flavors. These are the ones I came up with:

Fruit Salad: cherry, hibiscus, rosehips, apple, banana, and strawberry
Wake-Up Call: ginger, lemongrass, cardamom, and peppermint
Peachy Keen: peach, apricot, pineapple, cherry, lemon peel, apple, and hibiscus
Citrus-Ginger: ginger, hibiscus, rosehips, and orange peel
Witch’s Brew: apple, hibiscus, ginger, orange peel, lemongrass, peppermint, and rosemary
Savasana: cardamom, black pepper, cloves, chamomile, ginger, and cinnamon
Candy Apple: apple, cinnamon, hibiscus, and rosehips
Peppermint Patty: peppermint and cacao nibs
Berry Spice: cranberry, raspberry leaf, star anise, peppermint, and rosehips

I have no idea whether they will all end up tasting the same or whether the ginger and cardamom flavors will really come out. I tried one flavor (I can’t remember which one), and it was deliciously fruity, and actually kind of sweet. I packaged them in teabags and attached a label that Justin made for me:

And now it’s up to Lindsay to try some and let us all know how they turned out! (No pressure, Linds.)


14 responses to “Birthday gift reveal!”

  1. Thanks, everyone! They were fun to make. Sicilian, I think I got the bags at the regular grocery store, on the top shelf above where the boxed tea is. If not, I must have bought them at Whole Foods or somewhere where they sell bulk tea. They come 100 to a box, so you’ll have a lot left over!

  2. What a nice gift… you are very creative! I would love to try the citrus-ginger tea. Ginger is one of my favorite flavors…

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