24 February 2012

Tea and knitting, the perfect combination.

Today it snowed!  Usually by this time of year I'm tired of snow and am ready for spring, but we haven't really had snow in this part of Massachusetts since the freak ice storm in October.  So, for now I'm thoroughly enjoying being able to glance out the window during class to see snowflakes drifting by.

Knitting is certainly one of the most wonderful activities to enjoy while watching the snow come down.  I love knitting bulky sweaters in particular, because their warm weight on my lap is so comforting.

While I'm knitting (often after a hectic and demanding day) I often enjoy a nice, warm cup of tea.  I am not a coffee person, not at all, all I need is tea.  There is something about tea and knitting, they just go together so naturally for me.

I'm also a huge fan of loose leaf teas because I find the texture and color of different kinds of tea interesting.
                       

                       

So here is my ultimate stress busting tip: the next time you feel stressed and in need of inspiration, try a nice mug of tea (doesn't matter what kind) and pick up your latest knitting/spinning/crochet project.  I'm positive that you will quickly feel more invigorated and at peace.


Beginner Tea Recommendations:
Constant Comment (Bigelow)
Blackberry Sage Black (Republic of Tea)
Organic Chai (Tazo)
Herbal Chamomile Lemon (Numi)
Earl Gray Bravo (Adagio)

14 comments:

  1. Amen! I love the title of this post. :)

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  2. Yes! I always grab a cup of tea when knitting. Or reading. Or just generally thinking on things. I'm a fan of David's Tea (peach-flavoured Long Life Oolong, or orange-ish Countess of Seville), but any tea is better than no tea.

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    1. Both of those tea's sound amazing! I'm going to have to give them a try for sure!

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  3. Mmm, tea. Love the photos on this post, they're making me want to (a) go crochet and (b) become un-lazy enough to start buying and brewing gorgeous loose leaf teas. I'm a big fan of green tea at the moment, especially Good Earth's decaf Lemongrass Green Tea, which has rose petals in it and you can smell them as you brew and it's all so romantic and lovely.

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  4. Glad you got some snow down your way. In my part of NH I saw approx. 4 flakes and it's just been raining since. I would love a cup of tea right now, actually. Maybe I'll go brew up something herbal with a nice spoonful of local raw honey. Mmmmm....

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  5. This is very zen! Although for me it's with a mug of coffee ;-)

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  6. I couldn't agree with you more. For Christmas, my niece gave me a wonderful selection of loose teas that she hand picked. Each one is a delicious combination, some white tea, some green, mixed with peach, Ginger, or raspberry. I love knitting with a steaming mug of tea or coffee.

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    1. That sounds divine! You are quite lucky to have such a generous niece!

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  7. Tea and knitting sounds peaceful and relaxing, especially with the snow falling outside. I am new to tea and have never made it with loose leaves. The only tea I like so far is green tea with chamomile and lemon that I buy at a local tea room.

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  8. Short yet sweet. If only I liked tea...

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  9. I am a huge tea fan! And you're right, tea and knitting are the ultimate combination. Sometimes tea and a good book. In either scenario, I always have a cat on my lap (which isn't always by choice!) It finally snowed here to (Central NY) and all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a cup of tea and my knitting!

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  10. I love tea. I usually brew a nice blend then make it iced, because I like in AZ. :) I love your tea recommendations, especially because I am a boring basic black tea person.
    I love your tea cup, where did you get it?

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  11. Completely agree with you about tea as a stress buster. When things got stressful at work with a tight deadline, I used to go grab a cup of (admittedly fairly ordinary) tea. Being away from my desk and thinking about the tea making process used to help clear my mind so I could finish off what I was working on.

    After reading your post, I might just have to pop the kettle on!

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