Monday, November 17, 2014

Gingerbread, Snowmen, and Butterflies

Hi! Today, Little Miss Anya the cat and I have been enjoying our afternoon tea. The days are getting chillier, so we are acquiring our warmth from the large front window.

I love and collect vintage teapots. They are all very unique even if their design is slightly cracked. Even though modern teapots and tea kettles are more functional and useful, I prefer the style of these vintage ones.

As we pawed through Albertus Seba's Book of Natural Curiosities, Little Miss Anya found a flutter of butterflies on a page that I never knew existed.

She pointed to Sample No. 9, a yellow and black butterfly, and tried to claim it for herself. To her disappointment, she could not peel the butterfly off the page. I personally preferred Butterfly No. 5.

Later on, we made some gingerbread tea for ourselves, because it was very windy.

We took our modern teapot and warmed up some water for our tea. I suggested that we make the tea  appear like a snowman, to celebrate the cooler days. She agreed. The following is what we used to make our gingerbread snowman tea.

Gingerbread Snowman Tea

1 tablespoon of the Teavana Gingerbread loose-leaf tea
2 teaspoons of raw sugar
1/2 cup of milk (frothed)
Optional: one scoop of vanilla ice cream to make the tea cold

I am sharing my own recipe (in case you were wondering). Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day!

SE Johnson 

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  1. I love the photos of the kitty. The snowman drink looks so cute. Thanks for sharing your recipe.xoxo

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    2. Thank you and your welcome!

      xoxo, Sara


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